How can you cultivate optimism and bring joy to your life?

Human beings are hardwired for negativity and danger. That’s how we survived the stone ages and sabre toothed tigers and what nots. At the very beginning of time, our brain was hard wired to detect threats, drops in temperatures, possible famines and scarcity and impending death. So from centuries, we notice first and we notice…

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…

Self Worth doesn’t need external validation. Here’s why.

A lot of people don’t look at you the way you look at them. These could be the ones closest to you too. It could be a parent, a sibling, a significant other, a best friend. They don’t see you in the light that you see yourself. And that’s okay. It makes you feel anguished,…

Why am I compelled to write?

As a professional it is easy to get drawn into the race. You want to be more, to earn more, to be promoted more often and so unknowingly you start playing to the race. You follow the rules of the race. You try to beat others at the game. Soon you lose sight of what…

Not my first love..

You were not my first kiss, But all the others faded with my first with you.   You were not my first date, But how you opened the door for me, Made all others feel less first like.   You were not the first person to hold my hand in a movie hall, But you…

You are just right.

You put your head against mine, Suddenly I am grateful for how tall you are, Your forehead sits just right on mine.   Your fingers find me gently, They caress parts of me, I didn’t know existed.   You snuggle into my neck, And I am grateful for the way you fit into me.  …