Teachers

..the teachers who have been getting me interested in whatever I learn have been the ones that are primarily interested in me

Sweating the small stuff

Yet, the small stuff offers hope. It is one small thing that you can do to stay the course. Small steps must be complemented with a structure to continue the effort.

Attention

Many who came in search of music have settled for non stop noise. Worse, we contribute to it too.

Clarity

War stories from the real world. “That one bullet was louder than the torrent of machine gun fire. And to ensure the bullet did its job, she shot twice more.”

At The End Of It All

He unmuted himself and the room fell silent as it was not his wont to unmute. A perky restrained smile made a quiet appearance in the corner of his lips. . “I lost my job last week”, he began.

What does a good teacher do?

At every academic institution that I have had the privilege to be a part of now, teachers have excelled in re imagining their role.

Living Tall

To look into the mirror and to look beyond unkempt hair and peruse the kerfuffle of memories, hopes, aspirations and emotions kept locked away is a good idea

Chipmunks and me

As I resurface this time, the terms I have set for myself are stiffer. There is an abundant realisation that what gets into my stream of attention should not be only stuff of use, but stuff that keeps me sane.

Why am I interested in the future?

William Gibson said it well. The future is already here – it is just not very evenly distributed. So, how do we make sense of our aspirations of the future?

This thing called hobbies

Collecting stamps may earn a cavalier dismissal today as a hobby. Looking back, that innocence and imagination laden conversations sowed the seeds of passion for travel, exploration and conversation.

My Word Of The Year – 2020

This year, I took time to reflect on my choices of words over the past several years. Peering through the smokescreen of whimsy and spontaneity..

Do You Know Who I Am?

An early morning in a quiet cafe was the setting for an exchange. Privilege is something.

Wake-Up Call

Every airline I have flown, every handkerchief I have bought, every ice cream I have eaten seem to have followed me

Success Musings

We are five weeks into the new financial year.  The year is still young and plans are afoot to make this year count. Here are some field notes from numerous interactions with people on the ground. It appears simple, but it is where I find people trip.  I call this one Success Musings for I

What Would It Take?

The champion on stage glides through choreographed music and synchronous applause. Some programmed tears that pop up for the camera do not take away the effort, dedication, talent and sacrifice of the winner. Being cognizant of what would it take to become a champion makes him more of a champion. At other times, proximity numbs