T for Tomorrow

Tomorrow, she will talk to him and explain that it was all a big misunderstanding. Right now, she was too exhausted to think any more, simply tired and ready to go to sleep. It was a mistake anyway to try and pack in a meeting with him at the end of such a long day…

S for Sometimes

Over time we get conditioned to ignore the banalities of daily life; and sometimes we look for a deeper meaning behind the picayune. Someone cuts us off in traffic, and we feel that they are out to “get us”. Someone doesn’t return our call or email and we are convinced they are snubbing us. Heck,…

R for Random : Life ?

Flying, in a sense, is the ultimate freedom. Sitting in an airplane seat and looking out of the window, soaring above imposing mountains, vast plains and toy-sized buildings, gliding among and over clouds, all elicit a measure of liberty that very few experiences can parallel. To defy powerful natural forces of wind and gravity and…

I for iThink

While iThink may sound like a nifty innovation coming out of the famed, recently bereaved, Cupertino company, it isn’t. However I cannot deny that events in the recent days have caused the thinking man to don the thinking cap again, perhaps on matters more somber than picayune. iThink about how life is temperate and tempestuous,…

E for Everyday Matters

Is life worth living ? It depends upon the liver. This William James quote was one of the earliest examples of puns that I learnt in Grammar class. (I said earliest, not classiest). The liver, the person living the life, as opposed to the organ in the human body responsible for protein synthesis and detoxification,…

D for Doggie Tales

I have never owned a pet. Not even an imaginary one, though in my younger days I admit I thoroughly enjoyed the exploits of Tintin’s fearless partner Snowy, or admired the fiercely protective demeanor of Buster in End Blyton’s Five Find Outers series. Over the last few months however, I have had the pleasure of…

Lost in the Weeds

YOU know the drill: you wake up, and seconds later, the invisible screen in your mind flickers to life and (like a Windows 3.1 boot menu), starts scrolling the litany of things we need to get done today – the dreaded-or-loved-but-never-ignored-for-long “to-do list”. It seems that every day we are waking  up to dozens of…

I’ll take the 1%, Albert.

Look around, and you will see hundreds of objects that are a result of curiosity, intelligence, perseverance, ingenuity, dint of effort -and often plain luck- come together in something that makes our life easier, better, convenient (and occasionally uplifting). Inspiration is found in many places, and not all inspiration results in an “end product” that…

Beware the Ides of March

Had Julius Caesar heeded the warning of the soothsayer, would he have lived to see another day ?? The Ides of March (or today, March the 15th) is a term that for over two thousand years has become synonymous with the power of foretelling the future. It is the day Julius Caesar was assassinated (in…

Sunny Side Up

Optimism should not be related to the weather. Why then does a sunny disposition refer to someone having a cheerful outlook, whereas the somewhat unpleasant task of sacrificing current wants to ensure future security is referred to as saving for a rainy day? That being said, I guess there is nothing like a bright sunny…

Follow the Yellow Brick Road…

Did you look at this picture and wonder what was going on in the sculptor’s mind ? Well, I did – and not just when I first glanced at it or was taking the photograph, but several dekkos later, well, I have to admit – i just didn’t “get” it ! Days later, I was…

Carpe Diem

She was 48, and yes, her death was unexpected. It may seem, perhaps, a bit morbid to start writing a blog with a reflection on death. The trail of thought that leads to these penned lines however began innocuously enough – I was simply reconnecting with an old friend I had not met for many…