‘Dyslexic’ kids are seen as stragglers. Yes, they struggle. But they are often smart and persevering. No one acknowledges that.

A ‘multipotentialite’ is a person with multiple creative pursuits and interests. Yet, they are called ‘directionless’. …

8th September

This week, I talk about a book called ‘Assholes, A Theory’ by Aaron James.

The Book

Two things struck me when I picked this title — one, an almost instinctive reaction that ‘No. Assholes are not a theory. They’re real.’ Two, I think this is the first time I’m reading a book by an author who is a certified ‘philosopher’.

So, I guessed the…

They say, not all are like that.
Yes, I say. But so what?
They can turn like that.

Why then should I let anyone close?
Why then should I not close?

Ah well! Some may drift near.
But then I won’t let them in.
No more. Never now on.


31st August, 2021

This week, I write about the book, TRAILBLAZER by Marc Benioff.

Benioff who? Founder and co-CEO, SALESFORCE as his credentials read on the cover.

The Book

A little background

The book comes to my mind whenever there is conversation about ‘trust’ or specifically, when there is talk of values.

To set context — it stems from an old workplace banter…

At the outset, let me clarify that the article title is not a ‘click-bait’. More importantly, the article is not a ‘rant’ even though the title may seem to indicate it. Rather it’s just the opposite.

I wish to narrate of my experience at DY Works — a top-notch Indian…

Date: 30th December, 2020

2020 woke me up to new trials among the tribulations. These are ‘trials’ in context of experimentation to beat the blues of 2020s. Some were random. Some were choices. But in ways, they all became therapeutic.

Here goes — my therapeutic 5:

1) Peeling poms

The pom pearls


2020: The true page-turner

If I were to use the title of book — ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ — that’s exactly what we seemed to be doing in 2020 — searching for meaning.

I infer this from Amazon India’s declaration of the number one bestseller in the country this year. It is ‘Ikigai’. Ikigai…

Date: 21st December, 2020

True millionaires: Kids, in UK, who played ‘Mary’ as children are high wage earners and most at peace as adults (SURVEY)

Last month I came across an intriguing news piece. The title screamed ‘Your role at your school’s Christmas pageant is linked to how much you earn, study claims.’

It seemed to be a ‘one-of-a-kind’ research (read that as, looks like researchers had a lot of free…

Date: 20th December, 2020

I will near the end of my thirty-fifth year of life by the close of the next quarter.

At this juncture, one lesson stands out as the most significant to me. I have realized that there is a difference between I, ‘caring for people’ and ‘people…

Date: 19th December, 2020

I wish someone had invented the term ‘social distancing’ sooner.

I realise that the precautionary mandate to ‘maintain social distance’ goes beyond its significance in the pandemic. When applied to life in general, it is actually a talisman that safeguards and keeps you at peace.



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