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

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

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

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

Vulnerability Is Also This


Featured

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 […]

May 18, 2022