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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Midlife Melodies

Midlife is a phase in everyone's life. To start with, I was curious to find the start and end of midlife. An online search result defines midlife as the 'wrong side of 40'. This was really shocking to me!...
Everyone has bad habits. None of us are comfortable hearing about them from others. From our childhood, we are conditioned to believe that we have to break all our bad habits. The other day I was talking to a...
How many of you have had a childhood hobby of collecting things? Each stage in our life we love to collect different things. During my childhood, I used to collect broken pieces of colourful glass bangles, mayilpeeli (peacock feather),...
Last weekend I was casually going through my bucket list. I felt bad as I could not carry through any of that this year. I decided to do at least one item in the list before the year goes the...
The year 2017 was the first new year in my life which I started without my Papa, my beloved father. He was my guru, mentor, friend, advisor, in short, everything. The year started after 4 months and 2 days...

The Inevitable!

When I was very young, I have heard of the deaths of my grandparent's relatives. We were staying next to my mother's ancestral home. In my memory such bad and sad news used to reach as a land phone...
Dear younger self, You just celebrated your 20th birthday in October! You must be wondering who I am. Don't be surprised; I am just you, but an older and, hopefully, wiser version. However, I think you are more fun -...
Have you ever felt that you want to do something, but you can't because you are stuck up elsewhere doing something else. I have had such feelings many times! Recently I heard my soul talking to herself that...
L ast December, I got a message from my close friend from college, Viji, asking me to join a music group. This group was formed for preparing a music medley as part of our college alumni annual meet. Viji and...
I slipped into 'minimalism' by chance. Many people think minimalism is about sacrificing luxuries or buying cheap stuff. But it is not true! It simply means that minimalists buy and keep only that they really need, regardless of how...