#life

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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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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What Are You Ready To Share With Life?

It’s been a while since I blogged. Life got busy – after an eating binge in Toronto, we jetted off to Tuscon, Arizona for a delightful retreat with Alumni from a course I had taken at London Business School – Creativity and Personal Mastery. The retreat was like food for the soul. How can it …

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What Matters Most?

blank-pages

When you read a book, do you wonder about the blank spaces around the words? Do you wonder about the blank pages on which the letters appear? When you enter a room, do you think about the space in the room? When you use the furniture, do you think about the space in which it …

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Sweet And Sour

When I lived in London, I was introduced to a multitude of dishes and most of them I was open to trying and loved for the most part. The one sort of meal that I could not digest was the one that had both sweet and spicy flavors. I could not understand why you would …

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View from the Terrace

Humankind has made tremendous progress in the last century than ever before. In our lifetimes, we have seen the journey of the internet from its birth to becoming the digital oxygen. Connecting across borders is easier than ever – we have come a long way from letters/steamer ships to instant messaging and Skype. With Google …

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A Whole New World

I am sure all of us have heard the Aladdin’s song – A Whole New World. And I am sure they could see a whole new world and a fantastic view from the carpet. A few of us also believe in the parallel universe theory, where we might be doing different things – altogether a …

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Do We Realize?

Life as we know is very fleeting, but we live as we are immortals. Do we ever wake up in the morning feeling so grateful because we are alive, our dear ones are alive? No, we take it for granted that we will wake up in the morning every time we go to bed. I …

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I Wonder

As we were driving down the roads in India, my husband commented that he sometimes wonders what all these people on the road are doing or not doing?  There are a lot of people in India who sit and wait or wonder or do something so complex that it is beyond a simple mind like …

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Acceptance

At our village market a cow got free and was trying to eat the vegetables off the stalls – the owners and the customers shooed the cow away, and then life went back to normal. During the cyclone in Tamilnadu, a few of the trees just fell. During winter the trees shed their leaves, and …

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