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Your self-talk (the thoughts you have about your feelings) can make or break you. When you make a mistake, they either magnify the negativity or help you turn that mi tep into something productive. Ne...
Every morning, as soon as I swing my feet towards the ground, it kicks in. From the first step I sense the presence. Throughout the day, the lover stays with me. Rarely leaving the spaces of my mind a...
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I didn't have cash to pay the home delivery guy. I was looking through every drawer in the house, when my little boy said: "Don't worry mama, I have money." My face lit up and I asked, "Where?" He sai...
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About a year ago, 30 October, 2015, to be exact, I lost my brother, Dwijen D Rangnekar. Those moments of the last day or two were a reminder of how uncertain life can be and what it is not to see or h...
As every new generation enters the workforce, it's amazing how quickly they're mislabeled with "attributes" that are common to young people. These labels tend to stick, and they become increasingly in...
It started with a growing feeling of uncertainty about what I was doing. I was working at a startup as the head of content marketing, but my heart was no longer in the job. I had joined the company in...
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Time is not the most important measure of our days.
There is so much inspirational stuff floating around the net that I've been feeling rather left out, my writing limited to random musings on air travel and this blog gathering digital dust in some cor...
Paulo Coelho once famously said that we can learn three things from our children: to be happy for no reason, to always be curious, to fight tirelessly for something. He may be spot on but there is so much else we can learn from our kids.
I have inherited a lot of my father's traits, both physically and emotionally. I have inherited his sense of guilt, fear and worthlessness; he has left me his legacy of depression. For the longest time, I couldn't imagine what my father must have gone through when he took the final step. But in a terrifying way these days, I somehow can. Earlier I judged him for taking his own life. Now I both sympathize and empathize. And that is scary. Yet, I fight…
This post is not about the Rakshabandhan of adolescent game-playing. This post is also not about the myths and legends behind the festival, and nor is it about interpretations of brotherhood such as Tagore promoting the exchange of rakhis between Muslims and Hindus. Nope! This post is about twisting the rules even more fundamentally.
Thank the people who didn't believe in you. Yes, that includes the fifth grade teacher who told your parents you wouldn't amount to much, and the ex-boyfriend who said he was the only person who could love you.
Our philosophers have often led desolate, isolated lives, sidelined by society and shuttered away from the world. Many of our philosophers haven't been able to live up to the ideals they preached about.
Dravya Dholakia, an MBA student studying in the US, did odd jobs to face harsh realities of life.