Salto Mortale

A few weeks back, I was wondering why space expeditions and movies have a big influence on me. It made me go down memory lane. Apart from my parents and my close relatives working in a space agency, I felt that there were other factors too. One of my childhood superheroes was Captain Kirk from... Continue Reading →

A mindful friend

What do we like about people? This was the title of an email newsletter I received a couple of days back from Ali Abdal. I went through the contents. It covered this aspect of the overall ‘gut feeling’ of a “good vibe”, or the feeling of “we get along really well” kind of feelings when... Continue Reading →

Re’Hem’membrance

He told me to listen to the song "With or without you" by U2. Initially, I didn't pay much attention to the lyrics, I was enjoying the beats. Today when I listen to that song it brings old memories of Hem. It was on this day Sept 5th that our family lost my brother-in-law Hem... Continue Reading →

Less or More, More or less

I was fascinated by what Ben Greenfield told recently said in a podcast with Tom. He said, " Every day I am trying to be less of a boy and more of a man". He was mentioning the childhood wonder, childhood curiosity and the weird ways in which children view the world. These are the... Continue Reading →

‘No-stall-age-Yeah’ Roll

My younger daughter was counting the number of days for her birthday. While we were having a conversation she said "My birthday is 12 days after yours". I said, " First let me enjoy my birthday". She didn't expect that answer from me! I usually don't make any grand plans for my birthday. This time... Continue Reading →

Don’t break the chain

I had published my last blog on July 3rd. In that blog, I mentioned how I have lost my mojo for writing blogs consistently. The pretext was that I want to improve my writing to the next level and pick subjects and topics I have never encountered. So what were those subjects? I was not... Continue Reading →

RICH Stories( 181)

Microstory 179 - Retro tales 3 - Family man I was speaking to one of my relatives after a long gap. A big-hearted, homespun advice agent and a grand family man. He is in his nineties. My mother had asked me to speak to him as he was inquiring about us. After speaking to him... Continue Reading →

Lost and Found

On April 24th I wrote my 200th blog. I was on an all-time high and then I crashed. Today morning, I was looking for some material on music as I was staring at my unfinished blog drafts. The unvarnished truth is that I've been missing my Saturday morning routine of writing undistractedly. The last two... Continue Reading →

RICH Stories (178)

Microstory 176 – Retro tales 3 Last week I was organizing my paper cuttings from the Times of India and Economic Times. I couldn't help laughing when I thought about that scene from 1997. I was shifting from Kolkatta to Mumbai for my new job. In between the jobs I had time and so I... Continue Reading →

Inside (37Yrs)Out

"The pandemic in its second coming has left deep and enduring psychological scars on virtually everyone else," wrote Santosh Desai in his weekly column in the Times of India. A couple of weeks back I received a call from one of my partner colleagues. I was in touch with him on a regular basis. One... Continue Reading →

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