When A Picture Isn’t About The Picture


Musings

When a picture tells nothing… This is a picture of me with the founder of Reebok, Joe Foster. If I were wise and in my early 20s, masquerading as a freelance writer with a dreamy number of followers on LinkedIn, I might make this the main story. But since I am neither wise nor a […]

January 27, 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

Float On


Musings

“And we’ll all float on, okay.” In 2004, Modest Mouse, an American rock band, released a song titled ‘Float On.’ The lead singer, Isaac Brock, said it was written because he was “fed up with how bad shit had been going, and how dark everything was, with bad news coming from everywhere.” I hadn’t heard […]

December 31, 2022

To Happy Yourself


Mental Health, Musings

It was a blue sky in Bangalore. The sort of blue that seems to be washed in some painter’s pristine dye. Painted without a blemish. I stared at this sky for some time from my desk before giving in to the temptation. I walked out with a book, out where the blue enveloped me. I […]

December 23, 2022

Rewiring Our Memories


Musings

That’s me at the Thiruvanmiyur beach in Chennai last week. Let me tell you a story about that bench.  Our memories are transitory. They shift and change. And as we grow into them, their character changes. Scientists know that our memories are fallible.  They also know that the brain is hardwired to remember the bad […]

May 14, 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

Celebrating March 6, 2016


Featured, Musings

Google Photos tells me that 6 years ago, I was in Banavasi, a temple town in Karnataka. It was the first trip we had organized through the travel startup I was running then, Trippin Traveller. It was an all-women trip for International Women’s Day. I was incredibly nervous – I am pretty shy – and […]

March 6, 2022

A Kind Run


Musings

I woke up this morning with the blues in my mind. Not the music, but the blues of stale melancholy and loss. The weather in Bangalore was glorious, though, and I stepped out for a run. The crashing decrescendos of the classical music I was listening to only reflected my mood. I took the same […]

December 15, 2021

Messy Days Are Happy


Musings

I have had one of the most miserable 9 days. But I woke up today to see a Bangalore drenched by rain, yet shimmering with light, and my heart strangely echoed a joy I couldn’t understand. I sat with a cup of coffee and looked out to the green that I see from my window […]

November 23, 2021