Just face it. You’re different.

I’ve heard it to so many times. And yet it just doesn’t register. That’s not how I think of myself. As different. I’ve never thought it a problem, well, other than I didn’t quite fit in. I didn’t quite fit into people’s pre-defined notions or perceptions. And I kept knocking into them. You see, I…

When you’re afraid of freedom

Freedom – can be liberating, and paralysing. It’s your choice. Do you choose to embrace it? Do you choose to fly? Do you accept the freedom – the freedom to choose, to live, to be? The freedom to be. Do you choose to take the responsibility – for your own actions, for your choices? Or…

And what are you waiting for?

So what are you waiting for ? Before you’ll ease up enough to smile. or laugh. or breathe. or take that walk. or slow down to smell the roses. Tomorrow is always elusive. It becomes today soon enough. Sometime’s its okay to do just enough. To not be perfect. To not handle everything just right. Or not handle it at…

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.…

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…