Happily Ignorant

‘That one,’ he said. ‘The house of the former politician,’ the auto-driver told me. ‘Hmm…,’ I said uninterestingly. ‘Don’t you know!’ without stopping, ‘He is the one who caught for that case…’ he told me. ‘Oh, I didn’t know…’ I continued with my non-enthusiasm. Now annoyed, he replied, ‘Don’t you ever watch news at all, […]

Heaven. A Night With the Most Beautiful Girl in the World

‘Heaven. It was.’ I told my friend. He knew it. My work keeps me busy – at office and at home. My family doesn’t take that nicely. The uneventful travel plans add to their misery. So most of the time, my daughter doesn’t get to sleep with us. She usually sleeps in the ‘thottil’ with […]

Bad Things: How You Benefit From It?

In the great Indian epic, Ramayana, a story about the great King Dasaratha, the father of the Lord Rama. One day, the young king Dasaratha was on his hunting trip. He heard a sound in the bush near the river. Assuming it was an animal that came to drink water he launched his arrow. Suddenly he heard […]

11 Lessons from Publishing 100 posts by 2016

I’m not good. That good at all. I hated it. I hated every minute of it. Writing. Writing a post. Publish 100 posts by the end of 2016. No one asked me. No one challenged me to do it. It was a personal, an artificial commitment. A promise I felt worth keeping. Here are 11 lessons I […]

Four Alternatives to a ‘To-do list’

No list. This could be a blunt alternative but be mindful that most of the people in this world get by using no list at all. You decide in the moment what needs to be done and get down to doing it. I did list: Also known as I done list or Anti to-do list (a […]