Sunny Days

Washington Post recently had an article, "WFH makes you lonely? Phone a friend." I picked up a couple of nuggets from that article. It mentions options. The first is being in the office with other people, 9 to 6 every day, the second option is being miserable and alone in a small apartment. The moment... Continue Reading →

Bright light moments

I am a big fan of Prakash Aiyer's books and videos. I had read " The secret of leadership", "Habit of winning". I enjoyed seeing him on stage a couple of years back. What stood out to me was his iconic analogy of comparing a leader to a teabag. Prakash in Hindi means bright light... Continue Reading →

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 →


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 →

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