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Avocado Toast, Sober-Curious – What’s Next?

We had one of our regular town hall meetings at work. And our wellness consultant mentioned a session on Sober-Curious. My mind tucked that word away for more research – Lo and Behold next day, an article on Sober Curious shows up on bbc.com. The best definition of Sober curious was – ‘You Do You, …

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Why Being Told To Do Something Often Results In The Opposite?

In Indian cultures, temples and gods play a significant part – almost sacred. My parents are visiting us. And to play it safe and not incur the wrath of angry gods, we decided to make at least one visit to a temple so that we were covered. We went to the New Vrindavan, Golden Palace, …

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Mastery Or Experience – What Matters The Most?

Throughout my life – I have conquered things—from small ones like climbing a monkey ladder to big ones like marrying a foreigner or acing a test to win a competition. I have written books, choreographed dances etc. The list of accomplishments is never-ending. Even at work in my roles as a software engineer and project/program …

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Falling In Love Again And Again

The last two weeks at work have been interesting. Every day there is something new – an important customer threatening to leave, a death in a colleague’s family or a spam mail sent to a customer. I also recently watched the Season 2 of Indian Matchmaking. This time for every episode, they interviewed couples who …

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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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