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Jaya, our cook, is very good at her job and she is very honest. She called up on a Sunday morning last month to announce that she would not be coming to work the next day as she had an upset stomach. I was certain the ache was a cooked […]

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Recently I read there have been many studies on willpower. They show that we all have a limited amount of this resource and every time we draw from it, the resource gets depleted. The conclusion is, beyond a limit, our will power reaches a breaking point.

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“There is a legend about a bird which sings just once in its life, more sweetly than any other creature on the face of the earth. From the moment it leaves the nest it searches for a thorn tree, and does not rest until it has found one. Then, singing among the savage branches, it impales itself upon the longest, sharpest spine. And, dying, it rises above its own agony to outcarol the lark and the nightingale. One superlative song, existence the price. But the whole world stills to listen, and God in His heaven smiles. For the best is only bought at the cost of great pain… Or so says the legend.”

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It is a beautiful sight to see people praying – eyes closed in concentration, lips moving whispering prayers, or in utter silence, deeply engrossed, their face radiating a rare peace…..

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The run today was beautiful not just for the distance covered. What was wonderful was that along the way I was staring at dark clouds inside and dissolving them. So, though the legs were weary and tiring towards the end, I was feeling light inside.

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March 12, 2014 I wake up early enough to go for my morning jog. Once I decide on the distance – today it is 14 km – everything falls in place and the rhythm is set and maintained. I look forward to the morning jogs for the challenge I get […]

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When I write a blog post, I chisel and re-chisel words until I see reflected in them some soul. At times, I write with a person or persons in mind – wondering how my writing would be received by them. And, after I publish blog posts, there is an internal […]

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I had several pants, lying in my almirah for about 2 years for want of mending – for the smallest of reasons. Some did not have buttons, and in a few cases, the stitches had given way. . . My efforts about a year back to get them mended ended up as […]

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I am back to my blog after quite a while. I thought I was getting knotted in my own voice and was feeling like a frog in a well. I felt a need for some space and distance. Besides, despite my fuller, busier office schedule these days, I need better […]

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I never, ever, thought that what I wrote for my personal consumption would pass muster when it came to sharing it with my world. I was pleasantly surprised. Today I spoke to Sathyanarayanan, a true friend of mine and who is known among his circles for calling a spade a […]

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