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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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Hot Indian Summers – Then and Now

As a kid, summer holidays were the highlight of my school year – a super long break where I could play as much as possible. I remember being outside at noon with the sun beating on my head, completely disregarding my mom’s warnings about it being too hot. If I had a friend who also …

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Will A Dog Ever Meow And Cat Ever Bark?

I send many emails at work. I have to convey information, and some things have to be done by a specific date. I do not do this because I like to write (no pun intended). The primary purpose of sending emails is so that people read them. It is a means of communication. The statistics …

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Why do we love stale stuff so much?

The lesson about mould (fungal growth) is one that we have all had first-hand experience with – right. I remember as a kid we had gone on a trip, and when we returned, we found the entire bread loaf covered in grey/blue/black things. Cheese is another such example. I am sure we have all had …

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(How To) Stop The War Within to Stop The War Outside

I am sure most of us are following the Russia-Ukraine situation. And that probably brings up a range of emotions from fear to outrage, disbelief to despair. For me, I cannot get over the fact that we have humans (like you and me) in this day and age who believe that marching tanks into the …

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Inner Peace In A World Full Of Chaos

We are all busy. People have so much going on in their lives that they have no time to stop and stare. You meet people on Monday, and the most common comment is that the weekend went by so quick. It can be personal stuff like kids, groceries, household chores, work stuff, or global like …

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I am a snob who argues with reality.

I need a taste of my own medicine. The old saying that the advice we give others is often the advice we need ourselves is true. All this great wisdom that I spout in my blog is evident proof of that. So, today I decided to make that the purpose of this blog. The advice …

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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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Lost In Russian Dolls?

Have you ever seen a new-born baby? For the first six months or so they have no idea of who they are, they are not aware of their legs and arms. One of my nieces used to pull her hair as a baby and start crying – unable to tear her hand and stop the …

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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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