The Psychology of Money

Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness. Doing well with money isn’t necessarily about what you know. It’s about how you behave. And behavior is hard to teach, even to really smart people. How to manage money, invest it, and make business decisions are typically considered to involve a lot of mathematical calculations, where data…

Nothing Lasts Forever

Nothing lasts forever….alas. This is meant to be. There’s no way this could go wrong. Everything is perfect. But it’s not. It’s all in my head. I don’t know that yet. So, I trust…blindly. There’s a crack in that wall now, a big one. I’m ready to overlook it, work my way past this. Because…

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

A couple of years ago I came across one of my favourite poems- ‘Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night’, by Dylan Thomas. The poem goes- Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise…

Change Your Mind- Said the Sky

‘Change Your Mind’ is a song by Trevor Christensen, a Colorado native, professionally known as Said the Sky- an established DJ and musician known to produce electronic dance music. The song features Australia based singer-songwriter and record producer, Tim Bettinson who is popular in his stage name, Vancouver Sleep Clinic. The song was released in…

Rush Hour And Memories: Singapore :)

Uncalled travel, lives up to everybody’s expectations, because they don’t give you time for any arrangements and setup (Thankfully, I rescued my wallet from buying never-ending duty-free chocolates for relatives, who never stop asking for them). Anyway, this was again in Singapore (the way they sing in unison, Singaaa-puraaa). Last I witnessed Christmas there, in…

Dealing with Rejection and the Accompanying Dejection

As I check my email for the umpteenth time for mails from recruiters, I feel my heart beating faster. I see there are seven recruiters who have “shown interest in my profile”. Sadly, none of the seven have called me yet. The speed at which my heart was beating a while ago, has lessened considerably,…

The Blue Umbrella

The umbrella was like a flower, a great blue flower that had sprung up on the dry brown hillside. In exchange for her lucky leopard’s claw pendant, Binya acquires a beautiful blue umbrella that makes her the envy of everyone in the village, especially Ram Bharosa, the shopkeeper. It is the prettiest umbrella in the…

You Only Live Once?

Imagine you disappear. Twenty years later, three people are looking for you. One is dying to meet you again. The other wishes you had never met them. The third wishes to have met you at least once. You are one person. Aren’t you? But you are not the same for each one of them. Find…

Love…or Is it?

“Let us all remember- We are dust, and unto dust, we shall return!” With that the priest concluded the funeral service and the body was laid to rest, never to be heard from again. The cause of death- major blows to the head, leading to a broken cranium and intense bleeding. Gina had met the…

Absent

You are awfully quiet, remarkably absent. It is very confusing, unusually silent… The End Just some outpour of thoughts in intricately woven words. Expressions from lovers of imagination and their love for writing. Writings that shake and wake you, make you think, stir your soul, leave an imprint. Just some mellifluous bits- their wordbytes. Wanna be a wordmate?…

Do Not Normalize

During this period, I’m certain everyone has passed by something that’s more traumatising than the pandemic we’re all experiencing. You might wonder what could be more drastic than this pandemic, and I am sorry to provide our “humanity” as the answer. From the increasing rates of domestic violence, to the infuriating number of cases in…

Doctor’s Day

It’s the first day of July, celebrated every year as National Doctor’s Day in India. And today- more than ever before, we realize and respect these noble warriors. Amid this lockdown, as most of us are gathering our day in the safety of our homes, at this moment, doctors from all across the world are…

Imperfect Love

Love is not always perfect, it may not be a fairytale, nor a storybook to collect. Love is about overcoming barriers, facing the challenges, which often seem the pain carriers. It’s worth fighting to be together, holding on and vouching for, forever. It’s a short word- easy to spell, difficult to define, and impossible to…

The Ticket

It was when I was pregnant, working for the love of working, so much that I worked till the last trimester. I would commute by bus since the middle of my second trimester, as driving was a strain, rather I enjoyed sitting in peace listening to the Garbh Sanskar Mantra on Red FM sometimes. Purple…