Shocking Potential

During the pandemic phase, I shared the story of a 84-year man who climbed 14 kilometers uphill on a steep slope, in a state of delirium. He was considered to be physically weak after recovery from Covid. The potential of the human body is amazing. Maybe his mind would have stopped him in a more … Continue reading Shocking Potential


Putting the alphabets together in several different combinations, do not lend the right words to become building blocks of stories. She realizes that repetition of some alphabets is necessary to make sense. One needs to allow them to collaborate, to become meaningful enough to express your thoughts. Did we invent language, or only the alphabet? … Continue reading Musings

The Peak

I am —-- (a symbol or metaphor) so that —------- (whatever I can do or help others do) to —--- (its impact on the world) I wrote this sentence at least 10  times  after being in different states of meditation. Somebody introduced me to genome mapping, which claims to tell me what should be the … Continue reading The Peak


The concept of soul-mate has loosened up over a period of time. At one stage, it meant recognising the other at first glance, getting along effortlessly and being together for a lifetime. I guess it got too cumbersome for modern lifestyles, though everybody wants someone to vibe with easily at a mental and emotional level. … Continue reading Soul-mates

Stalkers Hats off to Sara Maclachlan for putting herself in the shoes of her stalker! A stalker, however besotted or devoted s/he may be is a transgressor of personal space. They carry a deep hollowness inside, which they seek to fill through the real or imagined presence of another person. They live in their heads, … Continue reading Stalkers

Gurus and followers

Jim Rohn said it long back, “You are the average of five people close to you, ” and it includes the authors, speakers, gurus you are influenced by. I keep writing and revising the list, wondering if I’m on the right path, or do I need to change it to meet my goals.  It’s a … Continue reading Gurus and followers

Wor(l)d- building

Photo by Aksonsat Uanthoeng on It takes time to build a world. The first design is not difficult. I know what to place where and when. But the sub-plots can get complicated. My characters are not all born here. They or their parents come from different places, and carry a different world within them. … Continue reading Wor(l)d- building

Weight of Sacrifice

Sacrifice is glorified. Sacrifice puts you in orbs above average. Sacrifice gives you a halo, and binds you to expectations. Sacrifice cries out for a worthwhile cause. There are many who will ask you to put the interest of others before your own, to attain a nobility you did not ask for. They exhort you … Continue reading Weight of Sacrifice

What stops you?

Photo by Mary Taylor on I forgive those who don’t know what they are doing, and its implications. But what about those who do? What stops you from speaking up when you see injustice and your heart bleeds for the victim? Maybe your heart is not in the act, but you do spare a … Continue reading What stops you?