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 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

The Magic Of Hope


Musings

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


Everyday

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

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

Remembering Socks


Musings

It was a mild morning in Bangalore, overcast and heavy with the perfume of rain when I stepped out for my run. The city was yet to wake. I turned around the corner, and that’s when I saw him. A black shape curled up against a car’s tire.  It was Socks, a street dog I […]

June 25, 2021

The Yellow Umbrella Of Hope


Musings

Today morning, I was working out on the roof of my parents’ house. From the corner of my eye, I noticed that my old friends, the mynas, were back.  The neighbor has blocked the chimney to prevent them from nesting, yet there they were, squawking around. I stopped my workout to observe them for a […]

February 26, 2021

The Kindness Of Memories


Musings

I was rummaging through my wardrobe shelves, looking for a charger for my phone, when I found a bunch of old photo albums. I randomly opened one of them, and I smiled as the first photo stared back at me. There I was. Back in 2002, teaching English in an international school in Bangalore with […]

February 18, 2021