#reality

What Does Time Really Mean?

Most of us remember playing hide and seek as a kid, where everybody would hide except the one person who was supposed to find others. Imagine if you were the seeker and had to find others – except they could be anywhere in space. Woah! Right? Let’s add another dimension to it and say they …

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Meanderings In The World Of Tomorrow

I just finished reading the book, Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin. And in case you are wondering, the title is not a CTRL C error but the book’s actual title. Without giving away too much, the book is about a bunch of kids and their lives described via video games. They are …

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WYSIWYG – What You See Is What You Get

WYSIWYG – is the acronym for What You See Is What You Get. In the old days of web design, the web page’s appearance is precisely the way you see it in your editing tool. Of course, technology has evolved into apps and so on, but the acronym has remained. So, Why am I writing …

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Another Ten Days

It is time for my annual Vipassana retreat blog.  Like all things this year, Vipassana retreat centres have been closed in most places. At the beginning of the year, I thought I might be able to do it in a centre – but as the year progressed that possibility dwindled. I have always done a …

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Make Your Dreams Come True

How many of us daydream every day to escape from our daily grind? Imagining about writing a novel, buying your dream house, creating a reading nook in your home, your job as a CEO, your successful business, having kids, going to exotic places for vacation…. the list is endless. There are two aspects I want …

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Weird Place

I just finished watching a movie called ‘Is Love Enough? SIR’ by Rohan Gera. It is a love story set in Mumbai revolving around a prosperous guy who falls in love with his maid. There is a scene where his friend says, ‘You cannot date your maid.’ The guy responds with, ‘Keep that aside.’ And …

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We Think With Our Eyes

For reasons unfathomable at this point, I had watched Karate Kid sometime ago, and the line that stood out for me from that movie was – ‘We think with our eyes.’ We see something that feeds into our mind, and we create our lives through that. It is very much like a computer – you …

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True Connection

While doing the annual house cleaning, I decided to watch some Netflix to give me company. I was not looking for something particular, so I did a quick browse, and the name ‘Watership Down’ sounded familiar, and it was an animation with rabbits – I pressed play and settled down to clean with a fun …

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Camera Lens

I practice Vipassana Meditation – Vipassana in Pali means “To see things as they are”. And in the book Non Violent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg he also talks about “Observing without judgment”. At one level it makes perfect sense – how can we live in this world if we are not able to see things …

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Reality(s)

Yesterday Wild Tiger Tees (a social enterprise of which I am one of the co-founders) went to festival for good in Columbus Ohio. It is a cool festival about ‘Doing more good’ – all the booths in this festival have a social tinge to it like how Wild Tiger Tees empower youth experiencing homelessness, there …

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