Malicious People Are Great – Why? Because they force you to be better

I am sure all of us have been in a position where we have been offended by something someone said or did—and even hours, days, or years later, we still get riled up. In some cases, we can remove such people from our lives, and in some cases, we cannot. As I mentioned in previous …

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Sometimes It’s Better To Let Things Be…Instead Of Doing

I am watching a Netflix Series called ‘Panchayat’. It is based in rural India, a bit like my ancestral village. Imagine mud huts, the Baaing of goats, rooster crowing, water from hand pumps, and people resting under the Banana tree in front of the temple. Anyways, in this series, one of the characters loses his …

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Concrete Jungle – Why I Love It So Much?

“I am going to Chicago for a city fix…” I told my colleague just before the Memorial Day long weekend kicked in. It took a while for reality to sink in that I do not think of Columbus as a city. My definition of a city is tall buildings with only bits of sky visible, …

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Surprise! Change Does Not Care What You Think About It.

I binge-watched a Netflix series last night: Bodkin, a murder mystery set in an Irish town/village. A group of podcasters goes there to solve three disappearances from decades ago. I just wanted to let go, so I chose this as it called out to me, and it was also in the top ten on Netflix. …

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Is There An Inner Child In All Of Us, Really?

My brother and his family are visiting India right now, and I am a little nostalgic because I am not with them. It is the peak of summer in India, which means time for mangoes and ‘nongu’, or ice apples. When my family was eating them in the village this time, one of our family …

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How To Gain Wisdom Through Suffering?

I have been reading this series of cosy mysteries set in the Cotswolds, UK, with Agatha Raisin, a fifty-year-old prickly woman, as the main character. I recommended this series to my father-in-law, and forty pages in it, he told me, ‘ She is not a nice person.’ I responded that she would grow on you, …

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Different Ways To Let Go When You Are Clinging?

I saw this movie on Netflix called – ‘Laapata Ladies’ roughly translated into ‘Missing Ladies’. It’s about rural India in the North where women, after marriage, wear a veil over their heads, cannot utter their husband’s name, and follow their husband. Since new brides wear the same kind of veil and all they can see …

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Most important question – Is the universe friendly?

I took a break for two weeks. In the weeks leading up to the break, I kept asking the universe how can I take care of myself more. And the universe provided – my husband was travelling for a week, and while I was talking to one of my best friends from London – she …

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Is It True? All Growth Starts Just Outside Of Comfort Zone

Imagine an elastic thread being pulled at both ends – when the first round of pulling happens, it’s okay; after all, that is the purpose, right? The second round of pulling is still good, but with more rounds, there has to be a point where the thread snaps in two.  Sometimes, my tolerance limit for …

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How To Have Inner Peace When Others Are Being Annoying?

When you serve at a Vipassana course, you listen to a talk on how to serve. Every time I have listened to it, different things stand out to me—based on what I am ready to hear. The statement that stands out feels as if it is the first time I have heard it despite having …

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