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What Do You Do After Eat, Pray and Love?

Eat, Pray, Love and Eat More!!! That’s precisely what we did on our weekend trip to Toronto, apart from hanging out with family. Food and family, what else do you need? Well, that’s not entirely true because a trip to Toronto leaves me feeling rejuvenated. It’s like I get a breath of fresh air or …

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Does arranging things mean you never use them?

By nature – for the most part, I am a tidy person. And that means I like to keep things where they are. I arrange things so that they do not look disorderly. I don’t remember where it started. But, before studying for exams – everything had to be perfect, like my table, books on …

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How Far Will You Go For Inner Peace?

I saw the trailer for ‘Deepest Breath’ a few weeks ago and added it to my list on Netflix. However, it took me a few tries before I could get myself to watch it as it has a lot of peril involved, and I wasn’t sure if I could take the tension of watching the …

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Selling books or Vegetables – you are fending flies at a table

Growing up, I would follow my mom or my grandmom to the local vegetable markets in India. And in India, they are street markets where the vendors would sit on the ground or have a small table (with wheels) where they would sell vegetables or fruits. If they had watermelon or some other juice fruit …

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Can Deep Connections Arise From Silence? Vipassana Diaries

Imagine a situation where you are secluded in a remote location with twenty other women. The location is self-sustaining, as in you have your room, your bathroom – food is provided. All the basic amenities are provided. And for nineteen days, you do not speak to each other, keep your eyes downcast and spend time …

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Who Is To Blame For Missing Out On Things?

Bollywood Music was the only kind of music that existed in the world – for me. Or it had until recently. I grew up listening to Indian movie songs – either on the radio, cassette tapes, CDs, and now streaming. For reasons, I cannot explain, Hollywood or English songs never made it into my life. …

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Are We Any Better Than Our Ancestors?

I had added ‘Chimp Empire’ – a docuseries about chimps in Ngogo, Africa, to my Netflix list as something that called out to me. And I ended up watching it yesterday. It is a four-part series, each about forty-five minutes long. It is fascinating to watch – given my default inclination towards human predicament. When …

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Are We Really Going Anywhere?

One of my favourite quotes is – I was born intelligent; Education ruined me. And similar to that, there is another quote which states that – we are our highest self when we are born, and then it’s all downhill from there. I am paraphrasing, but you get the gist. Let’s hold the above thought …

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Where Do You Live? And How To Get There?

Consider this address Anant Apartment,  Opposite Asha Mangal Karyalaya, Near Traffic Park,  68, Khare Town,  Dharampeth,  Nagpur, Maharashtra 440010, India Consider this address No 11, Carlton House, 87 – 125 Cleveland St,  London W1T 6PJ,  United Kingdom And finally, consider this address: 6726 S Lakeshore Dr, Tempe, AZ, 85283 If you are wondering where I …

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Doing Something Without Knowing Why

As some of you know, I had a love marriage and not an arranged marriage as per the traditional Indian family customs. It was not a well thought or planned decision. As in, I did not grow up thinking – oh! I want a love marriage. If somebody had told me that I would end …

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