Centering

It’s one of those times. When I’m hassled and frazzled and exhausted and sleep deprived. Low on energy. Low on patience. A bundle of raw nerves. I try to remind myself – to step back and focus. To take a deep breath. It’s not the end of the world. Come on, things aren’t really that…

When fear takes charge

Had a really disturbing situation last week. The disturbing part of it was that each party involved acted out of fear. All of us, too easily, assumed the worst of the other. We didn’t communicate directly. Each party interpreted that silence, or lack of direct communication, as “proof” that he/she is out to get me.…

The keeper of festivals

Its festival time again. And I shy away from the questions, “Diwali ki taiyari ho gayi?” (aka are you done with Diwali preperations?). I cant help it, but it always induces mixed feelings of sad and angry. Sad that I really havent done anything ‘special’ for Diwali. Or the other festivals. The house is clean.…

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Ladakh: Enroute to Pangong

[June 24th 2013] 6 hrs by road from Leh, through some awesome terrain, spectacular views, lunar landscapes, a snow covered pass, shocking green wetlands in between barren brown mountains, gurgling streams, desert roads. Yep, we covered all those terrains, in just under 6 hours. I’m not into bikes. Or I wasnt. Until this drive. All…

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The Hope Factory

Starry, this one’s for you :) So it’s Monday morning. The mad rush of the weekend over. The craziness of Monday morning. And the weeks preceeding.  Feeling in a funk. And turns out I’m not alone ;) Who wudda thought it’s kinda nice to know you’re not the only one, that you’re not alone, in…

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Ladakh: Rafting on the Zanskar

[Trip date: 28th June 2013] And I finally got to see mighty Zanskar! In spate. Waters which we were told were pure blue just a few days ago, now a majestic muddy brown thanks to the rains and landslides. First the photos. Never thought so many shades of brown were possible. And that brown and…

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Doing the things that matter – to you

I crossed the 35 yr mark a few weeks ago. It came and went. And triggered the annual reflection. This year around I planned a bit in advance. I wanted to celebrate. Celebrate the person I was, how far I’d come, all that I’d done. So I went and bought myself a new car. And…