A Year On


Everyday, Musings

Today, a year ago, I woke up and went for a run. Fifteen minutes into the run, I was gasping. I came back and tried a simple mobility workout. I could barely stand up.  I went back and collapsed in bed. Two hours later, the test results were back. I was diagnosed with the Delta-variant […]

April 21, 2022

This is Trauma: The Body Keeps The Score


Everyday

Trigger warning: abuse Writing this post made me feel like throwing up. Say hi to Trauma. In 2017, a friend’s boyfriend, whom I had never spoken to, found out my phone number and contact details. On the day she was with me in Bangalore, he called me incessantly from 6 am. Relentless. 91 calls. Emails. […]

February 19, 2022

Sending You Light


Everyday

The days are warmer here in Bangalore. A gentle reminder of the change to come. The change that is already here.  I looked at the date – it’s supposed to be a holiday here – and couldn’t believe that it is almost the end of the first month of this year. My last post was […]

January 26, 2022

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

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

Healing Through Pain


Musings

For my Sunday long runs, I usually take a very scenic route on the outskirts of Bangalore. It’s a Bangalore far away from the noise, chaos, and dust. Here, hills loom in the distance. A lake laps away lazily. Yawning puppies nip at my feet. Startled cows stop their grazing to gaze. Birds get busy […]

September 8, 2021

Meeting Resilience


Musings

“I don’t know where I find resilience, honestly. Some days I find it; some days, I don’t. It looks different each day.” – Kirthi Jayakumar Late last year, I had to ghostwrite on gender gaps in technology for a celebrity client. I had been writing for this client for a while, yet I was never […]

August 11, 2021