Meeting Oscar Wilde


Musings, Reading, Travel

My best date ever. 🌹 I have been in love with Oscar Wilde since I read ‘A Picture of Dorian Gray.’ I love the writer’s wit, humor, and brevity that still brims with soul. The novel was considered vulgar for its homosexual overtones and was banned. Wilde anticipated this already with a classic quote from […]

April 18, 2023

The Bittersweet Run


Everyday, Musings, Running

I wasn’t in the mood for a run today. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ I wanted to curl up with a book, a cup of coffee and not get out of bed at all. Yet, I did run. Because there were birds 🐦 calling out to me. A warm summery morning inviting me. 🌳Trees beckoning. Grass winking. So, I […]

April 16, 2023

Sashaying With Sushi


Everyday, Featured, Mental Health, Musings

Many years ago, in 2016, I went on a solo trip to Japan.  The country was everything I had imagined it to be – a bustle of contradictions and sweeping contrasts.  It was also, expectedly, expensive. And being a vegetarian in Japan was even more expensive. There were two ways I could get vegetarian food […]

April 15, 2023

New Beginnings


Everyday, Musings, Travel

Today marks a confluence of New Years.  I love celebrating New Year’s. There was a time in my life when I made it a point to celebrate the New Year in a different country every year. I have seen the New Year ushered in Wadi Rum, Jordan, with a singing bedouin who proposed marriage to […]

April 13, 2023

To Be Slow, My Friend


Musings, Travel

The last few days have been trying for me as I watched the light of my life – my mother – hospitalized yet again. It scares me to see her like this, and my heart is restless.  As always, I turn to what gives me the most succor: words and, through them, memories. And this […]

April 12, 2023

The Relativity Of Time


Musings

“Time is relative.” – A wise philosopher in Chennai told me this a couple of years ago. The quote then was a nonsense, mocking response to a serious question. But here I sit, in 2023, buffeted by stormy winds, blowing skies, and a loose sun, and I thought, let’s revisit that quote, shall we? This […]

April 8, 2023

Tripping On The Past


Mental Health, Musings, Travel

What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? These last few days have been a cloud, a dank, damp, and heavy cloud. On such days, my workouts help. A fast run or a furious boxing workout. Reading can be a hit-and-miss – when your mind is saturated, it’s more challenging to focus on words and […]

April 7, 2023

Gentle Mornings. Serious Answers


Musings

A morning unlike any other. A morning just like any other. Slanting light. And old stubborn sky. Oh, so stubborn. Birds restless and leaves rustling. A cat lounges outside my door, startling from slumber as I step outside. I pause, wondering whether to offer love or its pale ghost called affection. The cat sniffs at […]

April 3, 2023

The Joy Of Running


Everyday

Can you find the fun in today? Mine was in my run. I didn’t think it would be fun. I woke up late after a restless night. I was worried if I could run with no toenails. I had already lost one toenail and another was dangling on to dear life by the last skin. […]

April 2, 2023