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Self (Imposed) Identity

What does identity mean to you and how is it defined? Is it defined by your gender, age, sexual preference, educational and professional qualifications/roles, your personal beliefs or causes you might … Continue reading

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The Observer becomes the Observed!

The universe as we know it is a joint product of the observer and the observed ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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Kia Ora from Mesmerizing Middle-Earth

They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to middle Earth  ~ George R R Martin.  True that! South Island is made up of truly mesmerizing sights, … Continue reading

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A flash of brown behind all that green….as they wait patiently for their turn, like many others before them and many more after them. After all, change is inevitable and … Continue reading

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Awestruck @ Peter’s Pool, Franz Josef Glacier, NZ

A short and gentle walk from the parking lot (not more than 25 minutes round trip), clicking away pics and WOW, you walk into a quiet and peaceful clearing and … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes with Asclepias Physocarpa

Nothing to do with one’s psychology, Asclepias physocarpa is the botanical name for what is commonly known as the “Swan Plant”in NZ. This ‘behind-the-scenes‘ plant acts as a host to … Continue reading

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Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

You must learn to hush the demons that whisper, “No one wants to read this. This has already been said. Your voice doesn’t matter.”In the rare moments when the voices … Continue reading

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Driftwood Stories

Across the lonely beach we flit, One little sandpiper and I; And fast I gather, bit by bit, The scattered driftwood, bleached and dry. The wild waves reach their hands … Continue reading

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For as long as we both shall live

Disclaimer: I am just being a lazy bum and reusing the same post :) but hey the thought counts right  10, 11, 12, 13 …………WOW!!! On one side, i am amazed … Continue reading

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10 years (or even more) off….one’s lifetime

1.50 pm: Madam, can you send me a recent picture of your child to circulate? One question that every parent dreads hearing and one that is certain to shave 10 years, … Continue reading

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Indian (Wo)men at (Wo)rk……#LeanIn to #MakeItHappen

Hmmmm……this certainly takes the cake on the “most difficult topic” I have written about. There are so many players involved and despite all my efforts, I will end up using … Continue reading

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No one asks for it

Now…….. As she was walking with her other classmates towards the bus stop to get the connection to her hostel, she saw the rowdy gang, all drunk with colored powder … Continue reading

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Happiness is…….

Happiness is…… Waking up early only to find out that it is not a school day and you have all that time for yourself :) Enjoying and savoring your morning … Continue reading

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From மெர்சலாயிட்டேன் to not Mersalaayitten

Originally published on Feb 21, 2015 Watched Anegan yesterday  and I must say for a non-Dhanush fan, I liked the slick screenplay, songs, the constant back and forth between various time … Continue reading

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Never ever in these last couple of years that I been stuck at the beginning of my blogpost, unsure of how and where to begin……okay let me start with the … Continue reading

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If we were abandoned…

Originally posted on Beyond Meds:
A Facebook status update from the Beyond Meds page: If we were abandoned…if abandonment is an issue for us…the way to start healing is to…

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You can’t heal what you don’t feel

Originally posted on Beyond Meds:
By Nicole S. Urdang M.S., NCC, DHM, Holistic Psychotherapist. Printed with the permission of the author who retains copyright. (first posted on Beyond Meds last…

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Feel like a kid again (it doesn’t take much….effort, that is)

Snippets from a conversation between a bus driver and a lady: Lady: Sir, my daughter is traveling from Chennai to Bangalore alone. Please drive carefully and make sure she gets … Continue reading

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Documenting (UN)Safe!! Access in Bangalore

A few days back, I happened to watch Bangalore Days, a Malayalam movie that was released sometime last year. I really loved the movie, the characterizations and how one could relate … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings

To a well remembered past, a joyful present and to new beginnings in 2015. Happy Holidays and wishes for a a magnificent New Year 2015!

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Meditating for fish

Dr. Alfred Jones: I wonder if I was genetically programmed to dull ‘pedestrian‘ life. Harriet Chetwode-Talbot: You are very lucky to have a dull pedestrian life Another word for commonplace, dull, … Continue reading

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Presenting Supernova!

Vidyuth and his friends in the apartment community got together to form a band. This is their maiden performance……. Ganeev on the Vocals, Vidyuth on the Guitar, Prahalad on the keyboard … Continue reading

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Happy Diwali

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Zindagi Gulzar Hai

If you are wondering if this post is going to be a review of the famous Pakistani serial, “Zindagi Gulzar Hai,” it’s not. That said ,it was a good drama … Continue reading

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To the first man in my life

Yup….my dad! Having a dad like you – a man who lived by example, a supportive and doting husband, a loving father and grandfather and most of all a gr8 … Continue reading

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Growing Pains!

Every now and then G & I end up reminiscing about the craaazzzy choices that we both have made, our own and collective choices. And usually its me who goes in … Continue reading

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Happy B’day to my Sister (in-law)

Thinking of you brings a smile to my face…..is it b’cos of your zest for life….or your attitude…..or is it simply b’cos you are being YOU…..Whatever it is…we love you … Continue reading

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Out of Action

      A good friend told me today that these injuries are nature’s way of forcing us to take some much needed break and give others the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Masks, some blue, some red, some small, some all-important, some downright funny, some really scary……some similar to the ones we all wear….once ON, we go on our merry way, like … Continue reading

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Itsy Bitsy Spider

Humanity is like an enormous spider web, so that if you touch it anywhere, you set the whole thing trembling…..Just as John Donne believed that any man’s death, when we … Continue reading

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Mix Tape!

“The times you lived through, the people you shared those times with — nothing brings it all to life like an old mix tape. It does a better job of … Continue reading

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Fleeting Snippets !

Some random flashes here and there…….memories that I didn’t know existed in my subconscious mind, that I didn’t even think was possible for me to remember as I was just just … Continue reading

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Soothing Sunsets!

What is it about sunsets? A fiery glow of orange, pink……and some yellow hues. They enthrall you and no matter how many times you have basked in the glory of … Continue reading

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Deep in Thought!

Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won’t come in. ~Alan Alda

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Walk with me……

3 years since I got ink’d….a year where my health was plummeting faster than stocks do, a year where pain took over my life even though I have been living … Continue reading

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Nature’s Hi5!

To be able to witness the coming together of Nature’s glorious elements – Water, Sun or fire, Air, Earth, and Sky or space……. Here’s wishing for more such moments that consume me! The first … Continue reading

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OST of my Life!

Ever wonder like how your life (or certain actions that you do) will be if you had an Original Soundtrack, a background score of sorts? Have you ever imagined a … Continue reading

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Do People matter? From being first-class citizens to third-class

Need a Paradigm shift from “Moving Quickly” to “Moving Safely” Note: This piece has also been published in The Alternative I am a proud public transit commuter or at least … Continue reading

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Sunset Reflections!

“Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.” ~  Richard Paul Evans

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Smash your fears!

Heather is an 8-year survivor of mesothelioma – a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. When she was diagnosed, she had just given birth to her little girl and was … Continue reading

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Kernels of Truth

“(Following your instinct)’s like twisting a huge piece of metal into a different shape: you think you just don’t have the strength, but then you find you do, especially if … Continue reading

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Purple Rain

Purple flowers on a sunny day, a perfect symphony of warm and cool, a symbol of hope and romantic nostalgia or is it romance and nostalgia…..I can’t remember now. But … Continue reading

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By the Rivers of Babylon!

“We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations.” ~ David Brower

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Vidyuth’s Jammin!

I think the best riffs and the best songs come when you’re jamming and having a good time. ~ Scott Ian I agree cos Vidyuth seems to be having a lot of … Continue reading

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நெத்தி அடி!

During the 2nd leg of our Wayanad/Kannur trip in December, we had visited the Sri Muthappan temple in a place called Parassinikadavu. The plan was to go to a snake park after … Continue reading

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Time for Change!

“Change kodi madam,” a phrase I hear regularly these days, for Rs.1, Rs.2 or Rs.5 or in some cases even Rs.10. The last time I heard a tamil equivalent was in Chennai in 2000 … Continue reading

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Emotional Parenting!

Remember those days when you were elated at every single word (even if was Noooooo :) ) coming out of your lil one and you couldn’t wait for them to … Continue reading

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I am off to see the Wizard–wanna join me?

Who else, but The Wonderful Wizard of OZ? A wonderful classic that was re-enacted by the talented kids @ Elan. December 16, 2012 kickstarted the official Winter celebrations @ Elan … Continue reading

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Nostalgic Tune-up!

Ever listened to a song, only to be transported to your past, to wonderful memories that make you feel nostalgic? Guru and I were watching TV – a music show … Continue reading

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Life’s Purpose

I am sure we have all heard a lot about death and what awaits us once we walk through the gates of heaven, of course, this is assuming all of … Continue reading

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Happy Diwali 2015 ….இனிய தீபாவளி நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்!!!

For me, festivals are more about having your own traditions that have nothing to do with social norms but everything to do with how my family comes together. Its about lots … Continue reading

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