Some words remain etched on your mind no matter when you read them. That’s the power of words. I particularly believe in these words of Paulo Coelho – “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.” That’s perhaps what had lead me to believe that if you truly want something (and if you work for it), it will definitely happen. … Continue reading When your world lends a hand
I walked into the room and noticed he was in a completely different world. He devoted his attention to what was in front of him. He seemed to be completely immersed in what he was seeing, that he did not even realized I’d stepped inside the room. I wanted to say a hi and check how he was doing, but my mind told me not … Continue reading The Silent Spectator
An article that I had written here has been published in The Hindu Open Page 🙂 The article is on how some people take ages to make a simple decision. You can find the article here. Call me old school, but there is something amazing about seeing your name in print, especially when it gets mentioned in a reputed daily like The Hindu. No matter how … Continue reading Article Published : Decision Awaited – Will they or Won’t they?
“Twenty years from now you would be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do, than by the ones that you did do” Mark Twain’s words have had a great impact on me. I happened to read this a few years back and the words remain intact in my mind. The other day I told my Mom I wanted to learn to play the … Continue reading What is your dream career?
(A version of this article has been published in the Hindu Open Page. You can find the article here) I take pride in the fact that I can take decisions fairly quickly. Yes, I give it some thought and arrive at a conclusion just like most of you, only a lot quicker. A close friend of mine, on the other hand takes all the time … Continue reading Will they or Won’t they?
You know how you’re doing something and suddenly you get an idea and then you realize life is not going to be the same forever. I’m sure many of us would’ve come across such life-changing ideas. That’s precisely how writing happened to me. A few years back, all it took to start writing was my Dad’s new laptop and an agenda-free home-alone Sunday. Almost close to a decade … Continue reading For the Love of Writing!
Oh yes! You read it right. It seems just yesterday when I wrote about running my first marathon and here I am already writing about the second one. On December 7th, Chennai woke up to a beautiful Sunday to witness the second biggest marathon in India. An event organised at such a huge scale and how could I miss it. I successfully completed my second … Continue reading Running a Marathon, Again!
Being able to talk (a lot) has more advantages than you might know. I am a talkative person. I take it as a compliment when people say so. I love conducting sessions. These sessions do not require as much preparation as technical sessions, since they are mostly interactive. Being a talkative person, I find it easy engaging in conversations or making the participants feel comfortable and … Continue reading When You Can Talk for Hours…
Being the Foodie that I am, I love cupcakes and cakes (who doesn’t?). I used to search for the best cupcakes in and around the city to taste them. I was pretty surprised by how they were expensive than the normal cream cakes, but when it comes to food one shouldn’t ask too many questions. This continued for a while and I found out that … Continue reading My Experiments with Cakes!
I’m not exactly sure when I had this urge to run a marathon. Most likely that it must have been around a year back when there was a lot of talk about the Wipro Chennai Marathon and how I got to know of a 10km run intended for beginners who were interested. I was really never into sports. I used to play volley … Continue reading Running a Marathon!