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How do you make the most of the little deaths each of us goes through?

A couple of weeks ago, we were on our way back from Montreal and got stranded in Philadelphia. Three hundred flights were cancelled, and there were no hotel rooms. After being on a tiny flight with three seats per row, circling the airport for hours takes a toll on your tolerance limits when deciding the …

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Why Focus So Much On Big Stuff When Life Is Series Of Small Stuff?

There are times in life when it just hums along smoothly, with no significant humps. You wake up, go through your day and go back to bed. And then there are times when it feels like a storm is shaking your life ship. We have all experienced those, right? I have had a couple of …

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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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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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How To Get Rid Of Thoughts?

As some of you know, I have a daily meditation practice – and I follow the Vipassana technique for meditation. When I tell people about meditation, one of the most commonly asked questions is, so can you stop thinking? Do thoughts go away when you meditate?  The answer to that question is NO. And the goal of …

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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 is a Vacation? Really

I recently went to India for a four-week-long vacation. Some people might argue it is too long to take time off and not the norm. People’s reaction to my holiday was more of a surprise – Oh! Wow, is that even possible. When we lived in London, it wasn’t that big of a deal because …

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Simple Things In Life Are The Most Profound.

I watched a Netflix Movie – Minnal Murali, recently. It has got excellent reviews and is a regional Indian film like non-Bollywood. This film is from Kerela – a state known for churning out good quality lifelike movies. However, this movie is a SuperHero film, one of the firsts for Indian movies. The movie has a …

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