Wicked!

Have you heard of wicked problems? Systems thinking says, they are like pulling at a loose end hanging from a ball of entangled wire . Either it unravels or it squeezes into a tighter ball … so are temptations.You can completely abstain from it or if yielding to it: see yourself evolving into a new […]

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Abra-cadabra!

“People are watching… behave yourself!” admonitions that were used as laying stones in our growing years. Grooming followed. Elders always said- “This is how we reveal ourselves”. These tiny flashes of feelings, the reactions we can’t hide, the under the breath muttering, scowling and movements laden with temperament! The eyes,the face and the words loaded […]

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Where was I looking…

when Time hoodwinked me? Some of my friends are turning grey at the temples . Even the guy who has my heart started getting silver highlights…😃 When my friends were getting portly, I wondered what was stopping them from keeping in shape! One should try and get into jeans to keep a tab on the […]

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Down that lane…

I am not going to give any more thought to Russia, Ukraine or NATO… utter nonsense! Humans indulge in such sport when they have surplus to eat and enough to waste, I guess. We in India can’t afford war as a luxurious extra curricular activity…We have lost much too many in our seven decades of […]

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Excuse me..?!

Many a times, after an elaborate explanation, if the listener says “I don’t get you!”, you are undone! Gosh, what was I speaking then?? The realisation that I could have been clearer or smarter got me thinking, and made me come up with some solutions for myself… It is all about building the power to […]

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War and Peace

Just thought of sharing the relevance of these words by the author in this acclaimed book, ironic resonance of the theme…and his place of birth…

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Her voice of love

If music be the food of love, play on William Shakespeare True that, especially in this second week of February. That no one in India can express their state of mind better than with a song when in the fits of love😉also is understood very well by the world (so hopelessly steeped in music are […]

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The ultimate lesson…

You get nothing for nothing. ‘ have been checking all my worldly belongings, my knowledge, my learnings, my loves, hates and even the so called inner peace today ☮️ What all left behind or abandoned to have these today? One by one, letting go – habits, people, emotions, belongings, posessions and above all the knowledge […]

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Remembering…

1. the courtyard This year somehow started with looking back. Blame it on the passing years, the heart and mind say “recall, lest you forget!” Within a moment, my mind conjures up the beautiful facade, the rectangular courtyard with innumerable rooms opening into it, a Tulsi (holy basil) with its prominent parapet for offerings and […]

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