Musings

Who Do You Want To Be? Master Or Slave

I just finished watching a Netflix Dark Comedy – ‘Darlings’. It is an excellent movie – I recommend it. Without giving away too much, the story has a revenge element. One person aggravates the other person so much so that person wants to take revenge. When I watched the movie, I was rooting for the …

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Does Everything Have To Make Sense All The Time?

A lot of things have changed in my lifetime. From no computers to smartphones. From dial-up to Wi-fi everywhere. From arranged marriages to live-in relationships. And some things have come full circle. From reusable glass jars my mom collected to reusable glass jars sold in shops. From home-cooked, organic food to organic food delivered to …

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The Perfect Storm or Beautiful Movie?

I recently watched – The Lost World – Jurassic Park movie. The first movie that released in 1993. And I remember watching it in theatre and being horrified when the scientist leans on an arm to realize it is just an arm of a dead man. Have you ever wondered how things always come together …

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Is The Grass Really Greener?

I am afraid that my neighbours will find out – that my dog prefers their grass and leaves over mine. Watching my dog devour my neighbour’s plants made me wonder if he thinks the foilage tastes better on that side. To be honest, dogs are far superior to humans when looking after their well-being, so …

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Is That A Good Thing?

I told a couple of colleagues at work that my parents are staying with me. And there is a hesitant pause as they ask with a questioning look – ‘Is that a good thing?’ And one of my colleagues even gave me a look of sympathy – when I offered that they cook food – …

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Is There A Point In Doing Anything?

I was talking with my colleague at work about the point of doing what she does? The conversation was about spending time with family and work. Her point was we do work so that we can do non-work items, but we spend so much time doing work that we don’t get time for everything else. …

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Time To Stop The Drama – Let’s Move On

My parents just arrived from India. The flights from India are super long-spanning more than a day with multiple stops. My parent’s flight schedule was from Chennai -> Abu Dhabi -> Chicago -> Columbus. I diligently tracked it on the FlightAware app, which gives a real-time visual of where the plane is. When they landed …

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Getting Old vs Aging Gracefully – What Does It Mean?

I was listening to a 90’s famous Bollywood song – Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe, whose lyrics roughly translate as – ‘When we are new, why should our style be old?’ And this movie – ‘Dil Chahta Hai‘ or ‘What The Heart Desires’ was a trendsetting movie. I remember watching the movie in my friend’s room, a …

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Indian Weddings – More Than Just Food And Dress

It seems to be the wedding season. We just returned from attending my cousin’s wedding in India and went straight into an Indian wedding in New York. Now off to another Indian wedding this coming weekend. We may have a couple before the end of the year. It’s one of those seasons when everybody is …

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Living in a land where nothing goes as planned

Adam and I had come back to Chennai early as we had an early flight to catch. And this was the first time in a long time that I was at Chennai home without my mom – and that, in other words, means practically rudderless. For starters, we decided to do laundry and started the …

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