In light of the pandemic that has hit us, health isn't the only thing that is at stake. What it has done is given us enough time to reflect on other important aspects of our lives, personal relationships in particular. It has also allowed us to reflect back at the last moments we lived right before the world stood still. The moments I am truely glad I experienced right before the lock-down was implemented in India is what you're about to read. A preface to "Love in the Time of Corona"
Is there a kind of good we like for its own sake and also for the sake of what comes from it- knowing, for example, and seeing and being healthy? We welcome such things, I suppose, on both counts || Yes || And do you also see a third kind of good, such as physical training, medical treatment when sick, medicine itself, and the other ways of making money?
My second time around living in Bombay started off very differently. I came prepared with all its ugly sides that I'd seen before. But this city gave me so much knowledge before, taught me so much, I wanted to give it another shot. A less crowded churchgate station A friend of mine happened to to… Continue reading An Introduction to Bombay
I recently happened to take a flight from Delhi to Bombay. Shared a very interesting conversation with a lovely 43 year old gentlemen, who didn't' shy away from talking about anything. It felt so liberating to sit next to someone who actually was ready to have a healthy debate/discussion rather than listen to crying babies.
|| Act I || I'd like to start this piece by making something very very crystal clear. No, this is not a list of all the men I've dated or liked etc. I'm not 'Taylor Swift', nor do I want to be. This is more on the lines of 'Avril Lavigne' really. She truly brings… Continue reading All my Boys
If the behaviour of babies and small children is any guide, we emerge into the world with our tendencies to imbalance already well entrenched. In our playpens and high chairs, we are rarely far from displaying either hysterical happiness or savage disappointment, love or rage, mania or exhaustion-and, despite the growth of a more temperate exterior in adulthood, we seldom succeed in laying claim to lasting equilibrium, traversing our lives like stubbornly listing ships on choppy seas.