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

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

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

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