The Joy Of Proxy Sites


Everyday

Have you ever used a proxy site? I remember having vaguely used those many years ago. For reasons I can no longer remember. Perhaps, it was to access a blocked URL. These days, we have proxy lives. We present a facade on social media – that’s our proxy ego. One that is carefully curated to […]

February 2, 2023

Running The Finish Line


Everyday

Sometimes, running isn’t about the run at all.  I spent the first Sunday of January running 42km in the bone-crunching humidity of Chennai. I sailed through the beginning, thought I was a rockstar in the middle, and crumbled in desperation at the end, wondering how I would ever reach the finish line.  You see…a perfect […]

January 18, 2023

The Joy Of Play


Everyday, Musings

Whenever I work from home, I work from a room that looks out to a basketball court, coconut trees, a meandering pathway, and slumbering green grass. This is not as idyllic as it sounds. The basketball court is often raucous, the dribbling making me feel like someone is thumping my head relentlessly, again and again. […]

January 15, 2023

The Stalk


Everyday

You can stalk my site. 108 pageviews In one session. Dec 14th. Time: 2pm onward. You spend more time on the pages where I mentioned everything I had gone through, trying to find ways to damn me. You won’t succeed. You read on and on. A relentless read of all pages. Pages 2. Pages 3. […]

December 21, 2022

Sending You Hope


Everyday

“I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being” — Hafez (via Deeyah Khan) And Bangalore decided to show me today. I ran to the tunes of this unexpectedly foggy morning today. Coconut trees wrapped in dew. Skies shrouded in a pale light. It […]

October 5, 2022

The Anatomy Of A Call


Everyday

Sep 7, 2021, Bangalore It’s 10:30 am. I park my car at the designated spot. I am waiting for N. The road is empty. A few straggly plots of land lying unkempt. A house, white and creamy, on my right. A bleary-eyed sky. I am on the phone with my friend. I am shaking. “It’s […]

September 18, 2022

Being With My Favorite Co-Worker


Everyday

This is not my regular post. I have had a strangely suffocating week. It wasn’t just the weather. This week marked a year of living with long Covid. A week that came on the back of strange encounters with writers, friends, and family. It was a week that came with the usual client shenanigans: Ghosting […]

April 22, 2022

A Year On


Everyday, Musings

Today, a year ago, I woke up and went for a run. Fifteen minutes into the run, I was gasping. I came back and tried a simple mobility workout. I could barely stand up.  I went back and collapsed in bed. Two hours later, the test results were back. I was diagnosed with the Delta-variant […]

April 21, 2022

Why I Started A Podcast


Everyday

Mic ready. Pop filter ready. “Start recording” blinks the screen. I gulp and press “Record.” Of all the things I thought I would do in my life, hosting a podcast, even if a ‘mini’ one like the MyndStories Minis, was never on my mind. Although I was a teacher for about 3-4 years in my […]

April 6, 2022