Midlife Musings – “Just Set Your Priorities”, he said.

I was sitting at the lunch table with a bunch of my colleagues today and we were generally discussing about the lack of work life balance these days in corporate jobs. One of them said, “Work-life balance is a myth that leaders and HR promote to give employees that carrot-dangling-at-the-end-of-the-stick incentive to keep working –Continue reading “Midlife Musings – “Just Set Your Priorities”, he said.”

Midlife Musings – The Importance of being Average

I was chatting with a close friend I made through the blogging world in the month of December last year (@Sahi, you know its you ;)), and I told her that this year I wanted to write more about existential questions that have been haunting me since the time I turned 40. Maybe its aContinue reading “Midlife Musings – The Importance of being Average”

Day 1 & 2 – 10 Mins for 10 Days

Ready, set and go! My timer has been set and oops, there goes the bell! I mean the doorbell. This is my life. Every time I sit down to get my meditative mode on to try and write something, an idea of a story, a continuation of my existing stories, a short story maybe, lifeContinue reading “Day 1 & 2 – 10 Mins for 10 Days”

Seven Fictional Heroines who rocked their short hairdos

It’s a fact widely accepted now that much of what a female body and everything about how her appearance should look like is dictated by everyone else other than the woman herself. And if, for some reason, women choose to dress and look as per their own wishes, they are either stereotyped or dismissed orContinue reading “Seven Fictional Heroines who rocked their short hairdos”

Dead Weight – The obsession with female bodies and their weight

I went for a Hindu funeral ritual last weekend. A distant family member had died, and we have this ritual on the thirteenth day where friends and family are invited for a meal, after a puja is done, to say goodbye to the spirit of the one who has passed. I don’t know if itsContinue reading “Dead Weight – The obsession with female bodies and their weight”

Life Diaries and Reading Wrap Up – Feb 2022

Thank goodness the month of romance is over. I’m not against love or romance really. In fact I believe I’m a hardcore romantic and have a high place for all sorts of love in my life. But really, all those red heart balloons and sugar sweetness were starting to get to me..LOL February was aContinue reading “Life Diaries and Reading Wrap Up – Feb 2022”

The ‘No-Goals’ 2022

Half of January from 2022 is over already and I am just writing this post. I had decided that I didn’t want to have any goals or plans for 2022, before the year started. But the Universe seems to have approved of my no-goals plan for 2022, considering my whole family has been indoors andContinue reading “The ‘No-Goals’ 2022”

2021 Life and Reading Goals Summary

Flashback to the start of 2021, and the whole world was surprised India had overcome COVID! Alas, we were just late for the second wave. I also wrote a year of Failed Goals as my wrap up post for 2020’s goals and guess what? This year’s wrap up post will be quite similar in theContinue reading “2021 Life and Reading Goals Summary”

Coffee, Books, Shows and Things That Bond Us

The other day, when I walked to the kitchen to have a glass of water, I overheard my mother talking with the excitement of a teenager with her sister about the latest shenanigans from the show they were watching together. I smiled to myself and thought of last Sunday, when I spent an hour onContinue reading “Coffee, Books, Shows and Things That Bond Us”

Life Diaries and Reading Wrap Up – Sep 2021

To start with, I’d like to take a moment to to note that its nearly half of October already and for some reason I decided to write my September wrap up now. Better late than never, they say, right? I was going through my notes for September and I realised I did a lot ofContinue reading “Life Diaries and Reading Wrap Up – Sep 2021”