BOOK REVIEW: QUIET BY SUSAN CAIN

“From a culture of character to a culture of personalities.” That’s the one line from this book that keeps whirling in my head. Self-help books, motivational blogs, coaches and guru actively encourage you to aspire to that ‘personality’ ideal, and

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Why set goals to follow, when you can chase your curiousity and wander into amazing places

With this week I complete two years in my current job. What a steep learning curve it’s been. I have not faced something so tough and challenging since I interned (in the hope of bagging a job) at The Indian

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[MAID ON CALL-PART II] When things fall apart

She called at midnight, weeping, saying in Tamil: “They sent me out, they asked me to leave. I am near the gate.” And so ended the day after 20-exhausting hours, with a much closer look at how stifling it can

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How do you pause? How do you seek your freedom?

There is a freedom in not having to communicate. To not be asked about your thoughts and opinions, and to not ask. To not continuously desire to be understood and liked. To not talk, and not be forced to hear.

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Who are you, she asked…

It wasn’t a meme or a tag, but that’s such an interesting question I decided to do a post instead of leaving a comment on Shamozal’s blog. A misunderstood child. A troubled teen. A happy cousin. A pesky sister. A

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Bhutan: An escape on the wing of a milestone excuse

I can still hear the sounds of the mani dhanka.

Every time someone asks me how my escape to Bhutan went, I am at a loss to give a true and smart answer. So I settle for ‘indescribable’… and now, typical of me, I am going to describe it to

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2013. If it were a

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