He is right…

“What does not kill me makes me stronger” -Friedrich Nietzsche (German: Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich stärker) is part of aphorism number 8 from the “Maxims and Arrows” section of Friedrich Nietzsche’s Twilight of the Idols (1888). This maxim sums up my zeal for moving on…in a big way! Afterall, what makes us? What […]

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The Queen and us

We grew up learning that the Pussy Cat went to London to visit the queen. Our subservient Indian psyche always forgave her- the harmless royalty which lived in a palace, visited the commonwealth nations on ceremonies and was so enmeshed so much in her own internal issues to mind the world! Just seven decades ago, […]

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Come September

September is almost here, a lovely month, cusp of summer and winter, Libra and Scorpio and the birth month of my most favourite person on this Earth. For me, it is a mild and happy time of the year. Festivals are round the corner, and a major chunk of the year has thankfully gone past. […]

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75

Our nation celebrates 75 years of achieving sovereinity this Monday the 15th of August. Emotional build up to the D-Day is getting big.I am unable to truly express the feelings of the two octagenerians in my family – the true midnight’s children! Ironically, Salman Rushdie of the iconic saga Midnight’s Children fame has been recently […]

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Decoding life…

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why. Mark Twain Meaning of life… purpose of living, what does it all mean kinda issues come drifting in, time and again. I believe it happens to every individual, someday or the other, sooner or […]

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We are all doctors…

This goes out to all of us who are in the bad habit of doling advice ( mostly medical, that too: unsolicited) at the drop of a sneeze/ cough or grunt! A recent bout of illness brought in so much of advice and ‘home cures’ that I got well in straight 72 hours, or else… […]

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The phoney phone

Sorry, I lost your number as my phone conked out… – everyone Last ten odd years, this excuse gets oft repeated by acquaintances and friends alike. A certain slip in human behaviour is straight away blamed on the man made apparatus 😂 Keeping in touch is slowly being reduced to occasional season’s greetings, random forwarded […]

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Last night…

It was difficult to sleep. The mind was abuzz with the happenings of the day. Some cruel, some disdainful and a few hopeless moments crept under the eyelids and refused to go. Applying all maxims and wonderful pacifiying quotes on self, I conjured up a brave front. When you hurt within, what is the solution? […]

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Back to School!

Two long years of school from home. How I wish… if only this pandemic thingy had visited us when we were kids. It would have been a pure closure… No www, no laptop, no school from home! Usually it took all the meditative and mediative powers between God and me to declare a holiday on […]

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The braves…

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow’. Mary Ann Radmacher What do you make of those countless nameless faces we come across daily on the streets of India- pushing carts in the scorching sun, carrying sacks on their backs and […]

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