Here’s my analysis of the years that have gone by:   From 1 to 10: Age of Innocence and curiosity From 11 to 20: Age of Rebellion and self-discovery From 21 to 30: Age of Learning, taking risks and knowing your strengths From 30 to 40: Age of Wisdom, converting your weaknesses into strengths. Achieving […]

Quality is overrated

The problem with great songs is that it makes everyone think that they too can sing. — Anonymous (“Graffiti,” The Times of India, Back in the late 90s) We’ve all heard it before… that “quality matters more than quantity.” The motto must’ve started a revolution somewhere someplace or perhaps it came off of a revolution […]

Not everyone’s cup of tea

I’m in the middle of decluttering my online storage accounts (Google Drive and iCloud) and bumped into this poem that I’d transcribed from an image file that I received on WhatsApp. It’s quite profound and resonates with my values as a spiritual being having a human experience. I hope you’ll like it too! And if […]

Making a mountain out of a molehill

Confession: I’m not a Bollywood fan. And I don’t want to get into the details right now. I am, however, grossly amused by the mob’s reaction to the movie Padmaavat. Riots, blockades, vandalism over a movie that’s nothing more than an entertaining movie for the vast majority of Indians. There’s absolutely no logic behind Karni Sena’s actions. […]

First things first

Keeping track of finances isn’t the most exciting project in my life. But tracking where my hard earned money goes has been an astounding experience. And now that I’ve been bitten by the bug, there’s no stopping. It’s just beautiful to see your life falling into place when you prioritize and discover the hole that […]

Why “stage time” is overrated

One of the most popular rallying cries in the world of public speaking and stand-up comedy is “stage time, stage time, stage time, stage time…”  When I first started to focus on public speaking, that’s exactly what I did. Sought opportunities every day (almost) to get on the stage, bomb, learn and get better. Toastmasters made getting […]

What gets measured…

Eating healthy while traveling can be a real pain. Particularly, if you’re on a diet. Or if you’re kind of like me — mindful of what’s going inside your mouth. I’ve been tracking my food for the past one year (without missing a single day!) and am convinced that we grossly underestimate what we eat. […]