Imagine you are getting rid of your old jeans or shirt that you have not used for a while. You are checking the pockets just to be sure that there is nothing. You then magically find a thousand bucks stashed in one of the pockets. Even though you might have millions in your bank account, … Continue reading Meeting notes and a life lesson
“Thank you for the introduction” - the speaker began his speech with these five words with a smile and everyone in the room bursted out laughing. All the organiser did was to begin the meeting by saying “Alright. I hand it over to the speaker now”. Like a ruminant animal, I started chewing the cud … Continue reading Why do we need an introduction?
He was from an orthodox brahmin family from South India. [A politically incorrect statement at many levels to start a post with]. He was not too orthodox or religious himself but he did believe in half of the stuff that was preached by his family and elders. According to the house rules, there were many … Continue reading Veg, Non-veg etcetra
I have an interest in minimalism. I say I have an interest instead of I am a minimalist is pretty obvious. I want to follow minimalism and intentionality in everything I own and do but let's be honest, this is pretty difficult. Marie Kondo asks you to hold the object in your hand and ask … Continue reading Blast from the past
There was a time when the wedding date used to be fixed based on the date dictated by an almanac, when the stars of the bride and the groom were aligned well. Then a few decades earlier, the trend changed. One had two or three different options for the wedding date. The final deciding factor … Continue reading Google Family Link and How to reactivate your child’s Gmail Account
2019 is over quickly before you could blink and 2020 is already here. 2019, like any year in the past or like any year will be in the future, had its ups and downs. There are many great people, things, and experiences that I came across this year that I am truly grateful for. When … Continue reading Happy New year!
Hello! An Awkward Intro Hope you had a Merry Christmas. Christmas is over and it only means that the new year is peeking around the corner. This is that time of the year when most people - YouTubers, bloggers, life coaches, motivational speakers, mentors - reflect on their accomplishments this year and think about the … Continue reading Reading Challenge – 2019
When things don't go well as planned, when you are unsure of where your life is headed towards, when you need some inspiration, Seek nowhere else but nature. Sometimes, all you need is a beautiful Ray of Hope. [Before you start thinking that something is wrong with my life, stop. Nothing is wrong. I … Continue reading Ray of hope
"Don't eat that biscuit. It has transfats", he told me. I didn't have a clue then, or now, about transfats. But from his expression, I got that it was a bad thing to let in your system. I took out a box of Kaju Katlis (Cashew cake) I had brought from India and almost shoved … Continue reading No Sugar
After a lot of self-debate, I gave in to the pressure and signed up for a half-marathon which will happen in two months. 3 years ago, when I was fitter and lighter, I completed a 21K and wrote (read: cribbed) about my experience in the post below. Now, I am 3 years older and 5 kgs heavier and I haven’t run in a long time. I do not know if I will be able to complete the run this time but I am pretty confident I will have one hell of a story to tell after the event. Fingers and toes crossed.
I had signed up for half marathon mainly due to peer pressure. My previous long running experience was when I ran a 10k race couple of years back, out of interest. I thought of signing up for 10k this time as well but I got carried away by peers pushing me for 21k. We managed to convince our employer to pay for the event and tick off the CSR objective. My practice run started 8 weeks before the event and ended 6 weeks before the event. To say that I was not prepared to run is a gross understatement. I was up against the odds in an event that I don’t fancy much. I managed to complete the run, somehow. This post is just an account of what raced through my head before, during and after the run. Feel free to click on the little ‘x’ mark on the window if you are…
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