On a scorching Sunday morning, an eight-year-old me is thrilled again to wear my new swimming gear. It is also the day when I panic in the pool. Twice.
When I published the first issue of this newsletter, I had no clue I would do that 20 times over the last many months. That journey ends today.
All self-help books follow a pattern - they pique our interest in the initial chapters. Then comes a phase when all books read the same. Why is that? And is there a parallel, a lesson to be learnt in real life from this?
Over the last weekend, my wife and I had decided to clean all the closets and drawers, extending it to cover every nook and corner of our house. The idea was to go through each section of our home, find all the junk lying around unused, and get rid of it if it does not justify the space it occupies.
I have recently moved back to my permanent address — the place I have been calling home for the past ten years. It was precisely a year ago that I had shifted to my original hometown. My wife and I wanted to be closer to our parents in these uncertain times. Good that we did.
Hello Friend, My daughter recently learnt how to ride a bicycle. I spent two weeks making her follow the basics, inspiring her to give up on the fear of falling. I had marked the first week to convince her that falling is how she will learn not to stay down.
Hello Friend, At the surface, this channel of communication feels so abstract. I don’t know whether you read this to the end; maybe you skim through for something of interest. Whatever you do, I feel as if I am writing a letter to an old friend. I bear no
Hello Friend, I hope you are in a healthy state of mind and body; the endless whirlpool of tragic tales from the pandemic-ridden world hasn’t pulled you down. I lately focus a lot on my health, both physical and mental. My mind and body have endured a lot of
Hello Friend, The last month was pretty exhausting for me. We had planned a family function at our home; the closest few were to gather after a long, long time. I would not have objected if we had delayed a get together of any form in these trying times of
Hello Friend, After a prolonged slump in my productivity, I’ve been writing a lot more recently. I’m not sure what has brought in this change. Some alteration in the environment I write in had stimulated such a turn around in the past. A new keyboard. A new platform.