​Incognito Mode

He slowly peeped into his father’s study when everyone was asleep in the afternoon. Closing the doors and pulling the curtains, he opened the laptop. Switching to the ‘incognito mode’, he waited impatiently for the WiFi to finish connecting. The next moment he jumped onto the keyboard and googled: How to Become A Full-time Painter

Are you healed? 

Can you talk about your weaknesses in public? Can you be aware of your insecurities and still choose to be vulnerable? Can you make fun of those times when you fucked up big time? If so, then know that you are healed. Or, you are close.

Not to let the colours go

We don’t strive to reach for the bright yellow , because we are afraid to fall in the black. We refrain from expressing the red of our love in a grand style, because we are afraid of the blues that might follow. This Holi, let’s pledge to colour our lives with every possible colour of…

Seeing an ambulance

“Oh shit, someone’s life is in danger.” “Oh nice, someone’s life is being saved.” A little change in attitude about how we perceive things around us, can make a huge difference in the quality of our living. “Oh Wow, the food doesn’t taste good yet again. Now I can eat less, digest better, and work…

Overcoming Expectations

Realise that life is bigger than the little story in your head about how things must happen. It is not to run away from expectations, because the more you try to run, the more they chase you. It is just to realze its triviality. 

Mind your mind

Our problem is not that we lack knowledge, the problem is that we know a lot . And that is why life bypasses us, while we are busy mulling over our own fanciful ideas of how life should be. Once we learn how to drink directly from the elixir of life, we won’t need any…

Terms And Conditions, And Love

People admire you when you fit in their frames. They stand up with you when it is convenient for them to do so. They be friends with you when you have something valuable to give in return. Love, it seems, comes with a lot of terms and conditions…That we rarely happen to fulfill. The only cure…

Gems in our life

We meet so many people in our lives and connect with them on many different levels. But most connections are like water on sand. But then, we meet certain people who change the very nature of our being. It’s like the radioactive effect. Suddenly you are not the sand, you are something else. Something much…

Plucking flowers

Today in the park, I saw a little girl plucking a rose and then smelling it. And I had a thought in my mind that we should teach our kids how to appreciate the flower without plucking it. And then I realized that more than the kids, we must teach ourselves – the adults –…

​I want to jump from this building

 No I am not suicidal. I am just super excited about life right now.  It is my first solo travel outside the state. Launda bada ho gaya. And I am loving it.  Travelling makes the simple concepts of life clear. That each moment you have to embrace the new and let go the old. And…