Finally, I’m learning to win the race against time

Diary entries of a young lady’s experiments with work-life balance Day 1: I was tossing madly in the air. What happened? One minute I was on a see-saw, and the next minute, I left the see-saw handles far behind. I was desperately flapping my arms and legs, hoping that a nocturnal bird would happen to…

A yogi in a Michelin-starred restaurant

An ancient Indian way of eating is becoming a buzzword There we were, sitting in a fabulous Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant. One of my favorite. A reunion with friends, this evening promised to be memorable. Except when one of my friends, removed his footwear and sat cross-legged on a chair. He was nonchalant, talking all along,…

#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…

Somewhere I have never travelled gladly beyond

I’ve voyaged far and wide. Engaged with one-eyed pirates, been a swashbuckling hero to a damsel in distress, ventured down the streets of an era long over, and entered the mind of a criminal.

I’ve loved books. They have been my entry into fantastical worlds. Worlds that have scared me, people who felt strange, read words that I’ve never been aware of.

Become best friends with your subconscious side

Our subconscious mind is living with us every day. Every moment. How do we change the dialogue and program our subconscious towards happiness and success? How do we take care of our subconscious mind? How do we utilize the power of the subconscious mind?

The wall

I was on a car ride a few months ago. Actually, I was driving. We were a group of ladies going to visit a Vithal Mandir in the gaushala behind our building. We can see the temple from our balcony, its just separated by a wall. Late evening, the heat was still sticking to the…

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…

A little girl in a red slip

The mundane yet beautiful frangipani tree outside my window does look pretty. Usually filled with leaves, bunches of white flowers peering in between the green, the slender brown bark reaching for the sun…and a sturdy branch holding onto a swing. It’s a simple rickety, make-shift swing that can just about hold a little child’s weight…

​An open letter to the one in my dreams

Dear …, You thought I would show up earlier and complain away. But not me. You see, I follow what you’ve taught me all along. I dream away of you. It’s like just dreaming about you infuses new energy and light into me. When I just think about you, I feel I walk confidently in a dream. I can…

The one thing you really need for success

  Everybody wants their life to mean something – to be proud of achievements which speak a story of talent meets hard work meets good fortune/timing. Yet so many people succeed while others watch from the sidelines, wishing they were in the spotlight. What separates the brilliant from the average? If you asked this question…

When Navratri is celebrated

When Navratri is celebrated, Seasons are in the midst of change And Nature is renewing itself. There is magic in the air – truly, As the seasons are switching turns, And the phenomenon of Ritu Sandhi unfolds. When Navratri is celebrated, Vivid rituals are alive in the air. The southern end of India bursts into…

Hot pop corn & new ideas

I have to make an honest confession – it’s been years. Absolute years since I have eaten a 20-rupee pop corn in a theatre, powered by fans. And I must say I truly enjoyed it. There we were, a motley group of 17 people, tucked in the last two rows of the balcony diamond section….