If I must describe this book in one word, I would call it “exhaustive”. Phew! I can’t recall how many times I might have whined about giving it up, wanting to stop halfway and reassuring myself that I can leave a book unfinished. It is alright. Those first hundred pages felt like an arduous journey, … Continue reading The beautiful expansive prose of this wonderful literature
There are two kinds of leaders: one, who sees you yet passes by without acknowledging your presence and the other, who spots you from a distance, looks at you and makes sure to give you an honest, affable smile, come rain and shine. Disseminating big words is easy but practicing them takes a lifetime. True … Continue reading On Leadership
Welcome to this extraordinary epoch of new-normal. The three-syllable word has come to resonate with a profound change that is happening in the world today—redefining our outlook and putting our life into perspective—on our existence; our relationships; our ambitions and accomplishments. At such times, the word, unprecedented, has found a special place in our everyday … Continue reading A Novel Change: Where Do We Go from Here?
In a scene from Seven Years in Tibet, Heinrich Harrer (played by Brad Pitt) and the Dalai Lama (played by Bhutanese actor Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk) get into an intimate conversation. The latter asks Heinrich what does he like most about climbing. Henrich pensively answers that it is the simplicity that attracts him to the mountains; … Continue reading An Individual’s Search for Solace: Becoming a Mountain was a special narrative
Why some people leave a powerful impact long after they die? I sat on my chair for a long time, thinking hard, trying to articulate my thoughts. I looked for words, desperately wanting to write, as I soaked up the news on the passing away of a versatile artiste, the multifaceted man, and the one … Continue reading An Ode to Brilliance, Art and Legacy
The present circumstances has caught us all by surprise. On the brighter side, this is quite a good time to go back to things that we had always wanted to do, but never had the time for. Few things that this surreal phase has taught me is to never keep anything for tomorrow. Like spending … Continue reading 5 Travel Movies to Watch This Season
I will never get tired of Ruskin Bond’s writings. His unhurried words seem to reflect his gentle demeanor. How easily does he talk about the simple pleasures of life—taking a walk in the wilderness, gazing at the setting sun, observing the flowers and the birds and welcoming them to his abode with equal fervor. The … Continue reading Ruskin Bond’s Landour Days Talks About Journaling and Simple Pleasures of Life
Sometime back, I came across this piece in The New Yorker magazine. It was an interview with the Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri, on writing The Boundary and few other works in Italian. I read the narrative, which she had translated into English. I am glad she did. Perhaps, I would have never known her … Continue reading Unaccustomed Earth: A Book That will Rekindle a Part of Your Life
On the days we crave for some comfort food but want it to be easy on our pockets, SodaBottleOpenerWala is something we unanimously agree upon. This Parsi café not only brings delectable food choices to the plate, the warm and inviting atmosphere of this place also draws you to it time and again. Red and … Continue reading A Parsi Café for the Soul
Spring is always a wonderful time to watch out for. The world around you comes to life, turning so vivid and colorful. Lanes are filled with pretty flowers and so are the public parks, streets, and boulevards. If you own a garden, you wouldn’t blink before you buy some for yourself. Phlox, Petunia, Pansy, Lily, Dianthus, … Continue reading Hello Spring and My Good Old Friends!