Life Is Unpredictable – then why don’t we plan for it?

I talked about Andor – Star Wars Spin-off on Disney with my peers. And being a budding author, I was mesmerized by the storytelling. I told them that Disney knows how to tell a story. Response back was – yeah, when it works, it works. And my instant reply was – that’s creativity for you. …

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One Has To Be flawless To Point Out Flaws In Others

Let me tell you a story of a young boy bullied as a child in South Africa in the apartheid era. The boy was born into a wealthy family and went to a traditional private boy’s school. He does not quite fit in with his sensitive nature and dreams – he likes reading sci-fi books. …

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Each One Of Us Has Unique Strengths – Let’s Use Them

I recently saw a Tamil movie – PS-1 (Ponniyan Selvan – Part 1). It is historical fiction based on events that took place centuries ago in the south of India. In short, it is about a kingdom and how it retained or lost its empire. One of the princes’ is fighting other states and is …

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Empowerment – What Does It Really Mean?

Peeling The Layers Of The Onion. Let me state upfront that this blog is like peeling the layers of the onion, and depending on where you are in your journey of knowing yourself – you may see a different layer. I have a little series of meetings at work titled – The empowered club, where …

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Why Morbid Musings Can Be Wonderful?

I had my team do a eulogy as an activity to get to know each other better and also get to know oneself better. And my entry referred to my fascination with morbid things in general. One of my colleagues asked me – what is the reason you are so fascinated by Death? I thought …

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Growing Old – Exciting Beginning or Faltering End?

Recently, I have been on a spate of watching shows or books about the 60+ in our world. The show I watched was – Green Glove Gang, a polish show on Netflix. It’s about three 60+ ladies who are sort of Robin hood and also excellent heist thieves. Well, for one, they are super tech-savvy …

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What Do Book Lovers and COVID Have In Common?

COVID-19, a phrase that the entire human population was unaware existed, has become a part of daily life. In our household, we managed to avoid COVID until last week – when my husband tested positive. And at that time, I braced myself for the inevitable of testing positive myself, which came true in the last …

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This One Is For The Rebels Out There

So, I just saw an adorable movie about a kindred spirit – Catherine Called Birdie on Amazon Prime (surprisingly). Kindred Spirit means – a person whose interests or attitudes are similar to one’s own. She is a fourteen-year-old from Lincoln Shire in London – a long time ago. How on earth can she be my …

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Is Enjoying The Feeling Sadness Different From Being Sad?

‘I want to play various roles – I don’t want to be typecasted in one mould.’ You will hear this statement frequently from actors in interviews etc. Very rarely will you find an actor who wants to play only one kind of role. The audience may love them in that role, but secretly they all …

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How Important Is It To Find Your Tribe?

Boston was my port of entry into the US. After spending the first twenty-four years of my life in India – the US was the first foreign country I landed in. I spent about seven-nine months in Boston before moving to Phoenix. And I remember the feeling of never settling in – I never found …

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