I had mentioned earlier that my daughter, who is 11, started writing this year. She even has her own blog Doreado.in She has been participating in many writing competitions organised by various sites. Recently, two of her submissions got published in a website - one essay and one poetry. I personally liked her poetry which … Continue reading Lockdown Poetry
The moment I published my last post, What is Failure?, I got a notification from WordPress. It was impossible for someone to like my post that fast. When I read it, I don’t know if WordPress was congratulating me or mocking me. I got this For many people who blog, this number is lesser than … Continue reading Celebrate the little moments
Failure is the stepping stone to success. You will be familiar with this proverb. It sounds very motivating the first time. As you hear it over and over again you probably feel meh. Familiarity breeds contempt. We need variety in failures as well. I was watching a show dedicated to a talented television comedian, Vadivel … Continue reading What is Failure?
At the end of 2018, I bought my second Fitbit. The first one was a Fitbit Flex that I received as a gift and I had used it quite well until the strap gave away after about 6 months. Replacement strap from Fitbit was not available and I went for a cheaper alternative, rather the … Continue reading Are you brand conscious?
Anilaadum Mundril - loosely translated as A Foyer Where Squirrels Play - is a wonderful trip down the memory lane. Especially, if you grew up in the state of Tamil Nadu. This is a wonderful book on relationships written by the late Tamil lyricist, Na. Muthukumar. I have always liked Na. Muthukumar for his poetic … Continue reading A Foyer Where Squirrels Play
I have an announcement to make. This lock down has been very cruel to the kids. Unable to meet or play with friends in person, my daughter quickly got bored with the lock down routine. In order to keep her engaged, we tried throwing different activities. So after all the trials and errors, we figured … Continue reading DoReado
I completed reading my second book of the year only today. Today is India’s Independence day and it was a coincidence that I finished reading this book by Darius Foroux today. No, this is not about any of the nations’ independence in anyway. It is all about personal freedom. What it means to be free? … Continue reading What it takes to be free?
Sometimes you perform an action and then totally forget about it. Then, few years down the line you find something that reminds you of that action. It either makes you smile, laugh out loud, cringe or be embarrassed. This action could be anything. Something that you said to somebody who reminds you at the most … Continue reading Just a throwback rant
The whole world is adjusting to the new normal. I hope you are keeping well. After three months of work from home, I have already adjusted to this lifestyle. It would be an effort now to go back to the workplace when things will open up. I wanted to drop by and say a hello. … Continue reading 15 things I didn’t do during lockdown
My society WhatsApp group has been very active recently. There was an unusual sense of unity during the first month of the lock down. I am not complaining. I think that when there are more than four people in a group, you tend to get into some form of argument or discussion on any topic. … Continue reading Small World