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On closures

I had an interesting conversation with a client of mine the other day on the importance of having a proper “closure” so she can move on in her life. As you can tell, the conversation was deep and exploratory, yet immensely satisfying for the both of us. It also got me thinking about the “closures” […]

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Coaching Leadership Personal growth Random Thoughts

Live your story

We were waiting outside the Vatican for the tour guide to take us inside the magnificent city. It was hot and humid. (That’s one complaint you don’t often hear from an Indian overseas, we’re do damn used to temperatures 40 and above.) I was getting impatient and was seriously questioning my decision visit the city […]

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Fascinating Random Thoughts

The myth of Icarus and Daedalus

Found this stupendous video by the good folks at TED-Ed that documents the genius of Deadalus and explains how his ego and hubris cued the great fall of Icarus. I think it’s a great lesson for all humanity — of the present and future. The price to deviate from the path of moderation is great. […]

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Are we there yet?

It’s my 3 year-old’s favorite question. And the answer’s almost away, “no, not yet.” Interestingly, my response doesn’t change if a grown-up asks me the same question. Because despite our best efforts, the best intentions and the best possible scenarios, we’re almost always on the way towards the destination. Not exactly what we want to […]

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Business Leadership Personal growth Random Thoughts

Go out of your comfort zone to appreciate what you have

It’s day 2 of a grueling kettlebell instructions certification workshop. My hands are sore. My left biceps most certainly has been detached from its place (I hope not, the physio will probably confirm it next week). My butt is on fire with all those hip-hinged movements (swing, cleans, and snatches). Think of this as a […]

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Be what you want to be…

… just don’t blame others/circumstances/your parents/fate/office politics/the economy if things aren’t working out for you. And that’s not assuming things are always going to be bad. Absolutely not. What I’m suggesting, however, is that you need to own your shit because nobody else is going to do it for you. What peeves me the most […]

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Coaching Personal growth Random Thoughts

Do what you can’t!

Alright, let’s face it — if you are creative or think outside-the-box or just want to push the envelope, you will almost always experience resistance. Now that could mean lack of support, perspective, encouragement or a blend of it. I find that incredibly stupid, given that it took you ages just to muster courage to […]

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We are verbs, not nouns

Stephen Fry once said in an interview: “Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it – that is your punishment, but if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not […]

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Fooled by randomness

I lost my trusty AirPods a couple of days back. And I’ve been cussing under my breath every minute since. For being so stupid. So careless. So inconsiderate. How the hell could I lose them? How could I possibly survive without them? I don’t exaggerate when I say that. I literally had those plugs in […]

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Who was I fooling?

A couple of days back I mentioned how irritated I was with a stupid cyst in my back that should’ve been dealt with in April/May early this year. But I was lazy enough to put this off to someday. Well, someday came knocking on my door and brought an infection with it too! The doc […]