Vulnerability Is Also This

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This is what vulnerability can look like. I don’t have much of a social media presence. I keep my Instagram fiercely private. FB is deactivated, and I use Goodreads only to mark my book reading. LinkedIn is the only social media network I use regularly. And posting a photo of myself online takes all my […]

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Celebrating March 6, 2016

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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 […]

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What’s Coffee But A Dream?

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I fulfilled a lifelong dream this weekend. I had a cup of steaming Nescafe coffee. As far as dreams go, that may seem ridiculous. But bear with me. There’s a story. A story of hiding our wishes behind the facades of life. A story of ignoring a little voice that tells you it’s ok. What […]

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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

The Magic Of Hope


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Can you see the magic in this picture? I went for an easy run today, a gentle recovery run after a strenuous HIIT session yesterday. I ran listening to Thich Nhat Thanh’s podcast ‘The Way Out Is In.’ As I turned the corner to this road, I paused. My mind was not on the run. […]

November 9, 2021

The Slow Joy Of Being Alive To Music


Musings

I listened to music for the first time today. It was a still morning in Bangalore when I woke up – a quiet lull where even the birds seemed a bit tired by this week. I sat at my desk with my coffee, staring at my laptop, a sip here, a mail there, a tab […]

October 27, 2021

The Joy Of Connecting


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I took my Mom to a local exhibition yesterday—one of those local “arts and crafts” fairs that dot our cities. It was one of the few times she has been outside since her recovery from Covid. My heart was pounding when I parked the car. There were unmasked people everywhere, and the memory of beeping […]

October 21, 2021

What’s Coffee But A Dream?


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I fulfilled a lifelong dream this weekend. I had a cup of steaming Nescafe coffee. As far as dreams go, that may seem ridiculous. But bear with me. There’s a story. A story of hiding our wishes behind the facades of life. A story of ignoring a little voice that tells you it’s ok. What […]

October 5, 2021

A Play Of Light And Dark


Musings

I stepped out yesterday on my own for the first time after Covid. It was unusually humid in Bangalore – the air sticky with the damp of possible rain, but the sun shining through it. As I drove into the Metro parking station, my mind went back to Feb – the last time I had […]

September 21, 2021

One Question. Many Answers.


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What would I tell my younger self? My friend, AM, and I pondered this question over a weekend.  This musing came about because of the soul-soothing newsletter from Viv&Ami from The Wishing Chair, a women-led, self-funded, home decor brand. Their no-sales weekly newsletter, ‘Delights of Distraction,’ is one of the reasons I open my email. […]

September 18, 2021