Tag Archives: Identity

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I read a quote seven- eight years ago. By association, I remember when I read it. I used it at one of my most intense training sessions held- in the peak of summer- at a summer camp organized by a school. The five hour session was held in a room which had no fans. They handsomely gave us (Johnny and… Read more »

Sunday Brunch #9

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Festivals are not dates on the calendar; they happen when your family comes home. When they are far from you, you may remain in touch with them through the many communication channels technology brings us. Nothing, however, can replace the depth of live presence. Their presence fills spaces in you that you never acknowledge even to yourself. Every ordinary, mundane… Read more »

How Do You Define Yourself

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The first time I saw Janaki Nagraj’s profile photo on Facebook, I saw a woman with gentle, doe- eyes. A beautiful shy smile, eyes looking at a vision of her own and a countenance that bespoke a calm, restful disposition. Chiding myself for my fanciful assumptions, I decided to wait for a bit before I drew any conclusions. Now, almost… Read more »

Sunday Brunch (#5)

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The past week has largely been an offline week for me; very little writing and almost no reading. I did read a couple of very significant posts which I am happy to share with you. Dish #1: I discovered Andrea Maurer through a weird series of disconnected events. Once the sequence had played itself out, I realized afresh that there… Read more »

Sunday Brunch (#4)

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Welcome to another edition of Sunday Brunch! If I were to look for a common thread to the things I read last week, it would be pain. Pain is not a word- or an emotion- we are comfortable with. There is an indefinable ugliness inherent in it; it degrades your human experience and robs you of dignity. By tagging you… Read more »

Sunday Brunch (#3)

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The theme this week seems to be: Be Yourself. There seems a kind of pattern in the reading I come across every week. There seems to be a common thread running through all my reading fare. I am surprised at the discovery. At the same time I am surprised at my surprise. What else did I expect? This is how… Read more »