A letter to my COVID-19 fears

A few days ago, I chanced upon a wonderful piece of advice by the much-loved author, Elizabeth Gilbert. Although she recommends it before embarking on a creative project, the advice would be apt for our current times as well: Write a letter to your fear.  Here’s what Elizabeth wrote to her fears before embarking on…

Letter to my younger self: Don’t eat your will power. Pump it up.

To the one-who-resembles-a-puppy-staring-at-a-treat, Time can play many tricks, and here I am. You might not recognize me, but I am your reflection. Just an older one. Look at my greys, and wrinkles, and all. I still look beautiful, just 25 years older. I see you going about your work, your day with the energy that…

How I survived the Everest climb

Should we turn back or inch our way towards camp 4, the proverbial death valley and attempt the Everest summit? It had been a long journey for me. A 26-year-old civil engineer from Jomlo Mongku in Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh to scaling Mount Everest, the highest peak of the world.

Today, forget stress management: just craft your happily ever after

You’re stuck in traffic and getting late for a meeting. Crossed a deadline twice over with trying to multitask. Messed up a meal and have guests over. The list is endless. It’s almost like this thing called stress is wanting to surprise us when we least expect it. It’s known as the silent killer. But,…

#KidsSpeak: How to overcome laziness

It’s always important to turn to ‘experts’ when you want advice on important aspects of life. Laziness is one such aspect of life which requires an expert advice. We all have experienced the phenomenon of laziness, sometimes closely battled with it and for most of us, it is a very dear subject. The United States…

Chew on this: Little nuggets that changed my relationship with food

Diary of someone who has a sometimes-love-sometimes-hate relationship with food. Firstly, all is good with my world. No problem. Yes, I am passionately in love. Yet my love is equally ambivalent. If you don’t know the meaning of the ‘a’ word, I would suggest you look it up. It’s important. Every time I see my…

I write because…

There is hope in this world And we must express it. Because the sun shines and We, too, must reflect its glory. Every generation needs to have storytellers, The world needs to keep moving, you see. And time is cyclical, Events that happened in the past, Will take on a fee form and will happen…

‘And I made a rural pen…’

I have loved William Blake’s poem many times over – over the years, especially the last few lines: “And I made a rural pen,  And I stain’d the water clear, And I wrote my happy songs Every child may joy to hear.”  

Ode to Marine Drive

Recently, my friend shared a beautiful piece on the ocean by Wilferd A. Peterson, an American author. It brought back so many memories of Marine Drive and the gorgeous Arabian sea.

I Hope You Dance

Some words can really light you up and keep resonating long after the music is gone. My sister, Darshana, shared the lyrics of a fabulous song – I Hope You Dance.

I Promise

Always inspiring! : “If you are willing to walk into my arms,
If you are willing to live in my heart,
You will find the one you have waited forever….
You will meet yourself in my arms…”

A Maori Prayer

One of my favourites: “You were you will be! Know this while you are:
Your spirit has traveled both long and afar.”