It never really is about time. The important thing is intention. You can spend a lifetime chasing. And not be able to move a heartstring. Then someone else steps in, and like magic they change. So when someone cannot make time for you Don’t take it personally It’s not like you lack anything Probably what you have is not what they’re looking for I have seen people cross oceans Heard … Continue reading “Intent”

Day 23# We Don’t Need No Education

Personally, I love learning new things and even text book education has sometimes intrigued me. Not being one of the 90+ mark achieving students in school, and having received judgemental scorns from family members about my average grades, I’ve had a thing or two to say about the school education I received. All rote and no learn was never my thing. Anyway – on a lighter note, there are a … Continue reading “Day 23# We Don’t Need No Education”

Day 8# Word To The Wise…

Today is about a bit of counsel for those who follow this blog. Being preachy is not really my style, but sometimes I do get in the mood and surprise myself.  I’m going to write about something I feel deeply about, and have mentioned to a lot of people who I felt would get help and/or relief from it.  Commonly known as the ‘think before you speak/act‘, and taking it … Continue reading “Day 8# Word To The Wise…”

12 | 12: Twelve Learnings

Big year for learning, this one. Instances, people, books, experiences – teach. Over nine years of living out of home taught me much. Coming back home has its own share of things for me to learn. These are things I probably knew, but needed reminding: Invest in yourself. Take time to sit alone and get used to your own company. You will be amazed by the way it will feel. … Continue reading “12 | 12: Twelve Learnings”

Conquest Of Paradise

A few days ago I was curiously reminded of a video that was most regularly played before guest lectures and important occassions during my post graduation. It was one of those rare five minutes in the college auditorium, where the parade-like music thumped and there was pin-drop silence. I have often noticed that the passion and inspiration that sport brings, are hardly matched by any other. Be it the Indian blockbuster Chak … Continue reading “Conquest Of Paradise”

Be Taken Seriously

Richa reminded me of an article I had sent her one fine Thursday morning. Since I have now crossed over, it was essential to post this 🙂 — The first step towards being taken seriously by friends and strangers is to take yourself seriously. Sport your greys. If you don’t have any, dye your hair salt-and-pepper. Unless you are under 25. If you are under 25, nobody should take you … Continue reading “Be Taken Seriously”

An Education

In the midst of all the corporate meetings, incessant jargon-fleeced rambling, the vicious circle of unending reports and plans, I miss the part when I actually enjoyed what I did because almost everyday I learnt something new. Talking about learning I often reminisce, thinking about some of the brilliant lectures and talks we were exposed to – while in college. There were those when I just put my head down on … Continue reading “An Education”


I feel I’m finally ready to narrate the experience which will be the highlight of my annual out-of-country vacation. The immediate action might have been majorly inspired by the commercial blockbuster, but I’ve always been deeply passionate about the ocean and watched countless documentaries and been in awe of those who were able to muster their courage and take the step. Scuba diving. Despite the innumerable constraints that Muscat poses, … Continue reading “Buoyancy”


A jolt is all you need. A significant push, an apple falling on the head, a sudden revelation, a kick in the nuts to shake you out of the comfortable universe you live in. These shoves come in various forms, intensities and sometimes, when you expect it the least. Some of them will shake you to the core and leave you in a daze, others might bore a hole through … Continue reading “Jolt!”