Does grief make you a better writer?

I know that the title is insensitive. Ordinarily it would be insensitive for me to tell you that the parts of you that are hurting the most could be turned into something beautiful. But if you think about it, it could also be the best way to pay homage to your loss.  In the space…

This story comes back to haunt me all the time.

I was in a get together of close office friends a few years ago. We were a close bunch, had each other’s back at work, and in life. Some of us were more experienced than the rest. We were there with our families. We got talking about some office colleague. To start with, the conversation…

What’s your definition of a perfect world?

In a perfect world, things would happen to my liking, to my tastes and to my sensibilities. And I call it perfect because I understand that they are not likely to happen that way. So here’s what I will settle for. Books to read. Concepts and abstractions to wonder about. Notebooks to jot down my…

Can the COVID 19 crisis make us Kinder?

We are in midst of the corona virus lockdown. We can make it lighter and say self – quarantine but in essence it’s a lockdown. It began showing up in China in January 2020 and now in May 2020, the entire world has been afflicted by it. One of Bill Gates’ Ted talks has been…