Life & Times
28th January, 2024
Postponing fulfillment: waiting for joy that is already here.
The idea that happiness is to be found upon an event in the future is an illusion which keeps us from experiencing it here and now.
24th September, 2023
Lost in transmission - from one mind to another.
Subtle ways in which ideas and emotions get altered as they journey from one person's imagination through speech to another's interpretation, often due to inherent limitations of language.
31st August, 2023
Blending two faces of understanding - intellectual and experiential
Exploring the gap between understanding and practice, often bridged by transformative events.
07th October, 2023
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows - John Koenig
Giving life and light to obscure sentiments
Filling gaps in language with new words for fleeting emotions we all experience.
24th July, 2022
Can't Hurt Me - David Goggins
The power in pain.
A call to take ownership of the hardships of the life that's uniquely yours, and master pain to emerge stronger.
23rd July, 2022
The Course of Love - Alain de Botton
Love is a skill not an emotion.
A thousand and one vital lessons on romance, relationships and emotional intelligence wrapped into brilliant, relatable a love story.
7th March, 2022
Not starting because you never started
Not starting hinders experiencing the benefits of novel activity, yet not experiencing benefits hinders starting.
3rd December, 2021
Labeling - Dissociating for clarity
Reasons to separate your thoughts from your
19th December, 2020
Motorcycling - A unique sensory experience
A glimpse into the ensemble of sensations that make motorcylcing distinctively engaging.
2nd September, 2018
Ambition vs ingratitude
Our constant want for more often wavers on the boundary between ambition and ingratitude.
24th June, 2018
Towards morality or increased sensitivity?
Is society becoming more moral or just more sensitive towards social issues?
17th April, 2018
The things I wonder about religion
Are culture, ethics and education not more important factors in how we relate to and treat each other than religion?
10th March, 2017
A matter of perspective
Your perspective determines your approach to every activity and every new activity in turn shapes your perspective.
4th January, 2016
Be Happy! How about that for a resolution?
My most prominent takeaway from 2015 (RIP), is that Happiness is not the consequence of a good life. It’s the cause...
20th September, 2015
Giving back. Duty or debt?
Between anger, passion, news, sorrow, fury and all other randomness it’s quite easy to get lost and forget your duty to the world...
25th August, 2015
The one element that makes learning complete.
Isn’t a better approach to teaching, putting ourselves and others in the required situations rather than telling and reminding and insisting?
11th November, 2014
7 lessons learned. 6 months. #5 is my favourite.
More often than not, rather than putting stuff on a silver platter and handing, life places its gifts in the same platter - and waits for us to claim them.
14th February, 2014
If we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change.
Between what happens to us and our response, is our freedom to choose how to respond.
28th January, 2013
My Mind And Its Matters
This is an uncorrelated list of thoughts that have crossed my mind in the past few hours, which I feel the need to address, irrespective of what science proves or religion preaches.
3rd May, 2012
How Important Is That Your Idea?
What do you think the value of an idea is?
3rd March, 2012
You become what you think of most. So think positive.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
17th January, 2012
The first of Me!
There’s not much more fun than doing what you love and getting paid for. Right?
Personal blog with my opinons.