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

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

Why I Started A Podcast


Everyday

Mic ready. Pop filter ready. “Start recording” blinks the screen. I gulp and press “Record.” Of all the things I thought I would do in my life, hosting a podcast, even if a ‘mini’ one like the MyndStories Minis, was never on my mind. Although I was a teacher for about 3-4 years in my […]

April 6, 2022

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


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

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.


Musings

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

An Open Letter To A Closed Alphabet


Musings

I had shut this website for a week in September.  But. I didn’t close this blog for a week because I was scared. I know the tender marrow of fear very well, but I am choosing to make friends with it.  I am choosing to trust that when people promise me their protection, I should […]

September 16, 2021