Leaning in

Written almost half a year back…. The problem I have with Lean in – they are more for mothers and less for women! Jane says that it shouldn’t be assumed a woman without a child has nothing of significance in her life beyond work. Everyone needs time away from their desks to do the things…

Sleep, Memory, Personality…

a blog partially written long back on 29-th July The last few months, something has been bothering me. I feel I have lost some ability to multi-task and to be flexible with the number of topics I could handle at the same time. My mind was becoming slower to assimilate several topics and to work…

Shanghai Radisson Century Park Pudong view

Shanghai Radisson Century Park Pudong view, a set on Flickr. From my childhood I had an image of China. Created from Pearl S Buck’s novels I had been reading since I was 11 years old, this image consisted of rural villages, people migrating from villages to Beijing or other cities. I enjoyed reading about the…

Parents and children (who left the nest)

The other day, I was having lunch with a friend “P”. P moved the Germany a bit before I did and later joined our company. We are both from the same home state. His parents and family continue to live there. He visits them at least once a year but lately it has been around…

Who are we?

Ship of Theseus: As the planks of Theseus’ needed repair, it was replaced part by part upto a point where not a single part from the original ship remained in it, anymore. Is it, then, still the same ship? Quantum Physics: What is real? So let us take stock. We think of particles as tiny…

Relationships – misfit or not?

Today I came online on facebook to find this on a friend’s wall. “You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the fuck on.” – Tupac I…

Luggage in airlines

I am packing for my next trip – again to the US. This trip, as in the last year, will be a combination of business and private. My parents are moving to a new place and I will help them to move. I was thinking about flying down just for it, but luckily their move…

Some snippets this Sunday

Written on November 18: This morning, I decided I would like to do things I have been planning for long and not got around to doing. So it all started with some reading. I have been reading FTs “How to spend it” for many years now. It played, I am sure, a significant part in…

Epic Women

There is a call to explore a very interesting theme of EPIC Women on Narthaki.com by Anita Ratnam: Kartik Fine Arts presents EPIC WOMEN Conference/Performance Conclave December 20 – 23, 2012 Chennai Call for papers: Deadline Sept 1, 2012 email: epicwomen12@gmail.com May 30, 2012 Epics recount histories of nations via long narrative poems conveying the…

Exhibitions

Last year, I went to a photo exhibition. There is something quite absorbing about an exhibition. You gaze long enough at a photo taken by another person, you add your own meaning to the scene, you build stories about how the photographer reached the place, about the life of the people in the picture, about…

10 things

My friend Sindhu, has blogged about 10 things she would like to avoid doing in 2012. She got me thinking about what I would like to avoid but found it quite difficult to separate writing what I would like to avoid and what I would like to do. Nevertheless here goes a try: 1). Surprisingly…