#(Hashtag) your way to Discovery

Jon Favreau as Carl Casper in Chef was fabulous! This is that food truck story. Carl and his kid drive across the country, getting to know each other, learning from each other and making good food. It’s a nice movie. But what sparked off CarI’s food truck journey was how he went viral on Twitter….

Keep your Face Soft

Have you noticed how you scrunch up your nose when there’s something slimy in sight? Sometimes they happen to be people too and not just some yucky smell or some distasteful joke. I have noticed how these expressions on our face have a mind of their own! I have caught myself rolling my eyes when…

Everything is holding you up

Breathe. Observe how everything else is holding you up. I was practicing yoga today morning and my instructor said – feel the four corners of your feet. Feel how it is on the yoga mat; ensure that all of it is touching the mat. Feel how your back is supported by the mat. Now place…

Jump right into self- love

No. Seriously! Don’t be shy. Jump into it and splash yourself around. But there’s the whole world out there telling you that you aren’t good enough. You just aren’t enough. The friends that are making more money than you, the colleagues who seem to have it all- the money, the family, the kids and the…

STONE TELLING – Hit and Trial

“ How do we tell if a window is open? Just throw a stone at it. Does it make a noise? It doesn’t? Well, it was open. Now let’s try another.. CRASH! It wasn’t! ” *Source: Where the Sidewalk ends by Shel Silverstein Not only can you tell if the window is open or not,…

Up your Game- Instantly

At the heart of doing well in life and in your career, there is but one condition “that you be in the driver’s seat”. It’s fun to cruise along for a while but if you have been feeling the rut, these instant to- dos will add much needed depth to your thought process and put…

Being Extraordinary

If a woodpecker were to peck 10,000 trees one at a time or peck one tree 10,000 times, which do you think would have lasting impact? Being extraordinary could be about persevering when others get bored. In the movie Tumhari Sulu, Vidya Balan’s character lives the various shades of her role; that of a   wife,…

The Fat Child Complex

Fat shaming, skinny shaming, fit shaming and just about any form of shaming is the norm these days. Fat/skinny/fit are hugely subjective and very very influenced by what people have been through as children. Pihu was this little cute girl who weighed 32kgs when she was 5 years old. Just for context, a 5 year…

Rain in the Mountains

So here is a fun incident: This was just a few days after my parents got married. The first time that my Mom was to put together a meal for her new family. This was almost eleven people and she had never cooked for such a large number before. Dal Tadka is a famous Indian…