When I Quit the Stage & Never Got Back

Ever forgotten your lines on stage in front of a large audience? Have you been embarrassed not being able to recollect even after racking your brain unsuccessfully? When you wished it were a bad dream hoping you will wake up thanking your stars that it did not happen. But you lived the nightmare. And youContinue reading “When I Quit the Stage & Never Got Back”

The Early Morning Call That Shook Me

Ever received an early morning call that shook you? I recollect two. One was when my mother called to say Dad had stopped breathing. I received the other from the father of a dear friend two decades ago. He began with an apology because he called at half past six. I assured him it wasContinue reading “The Early Morning Call That Shook Me”

When Mom Heard That Her Son is Accident-Prone

Ever dealt with astrologers? Do you believe they can foresee your future? I never thought much about it till I had a personal experience. Many years ago, my mother consulted astrologers to check if all was well with her family.  A couple of them mentioned that her son (that’s me) is accident-prone and is likelyContinue reading “When Mom Heard That Her Son is Accident-Prone”

Make Time When You’ve It

How would you react if an astrologer predicted you have less time left to live?  30 years ago, on September 2, 1992, my cousin Funny drowned while immersing Lord Ganesha’s idol in a lake. He was 16 years young. Two of his closest friends drowned too in a bid to save each other. None ofContinue reading “Make Time When You’ve It”

Why You Need your Dil Chahta Hai (DCH) Story

Have you lost your most prized possession during a journey?  21 years ago, my friend Sidharth Patnaik and I left my sister Babita’s house after a delightful dinner cooked by her to catch a cab to Victoria Terminus (now renamed Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus). We were on course to board the Konkan Express train from MumbaiContinue reading “Why You Need your Dil Chahta Hai (DCH) Story”

How Your Memory Can Be Memorable For Others?

How good is your memory? If I could make one wish that would turn true, I would wish for good health. If I was granted an extra wish as a bonus, I’d seek a good memory.  I have an average memory. But I’ve memorable experiences with those who forget nothing. Make that almost nothing. JustContinue reading “How Your Memory Can Be Memorable For Others?”

Why You Shouldn’t Live In the Past?

Do you find yourself stuck in the past? You feel your best years and achievements have passed you by. You rewind and replay some of those golden moments frequently. And you keep talking about the past much more than the present.  Nothing wrong with reliving some of the best moments in one’s life, once inContinue reading “Why You Shouldn’t Live In the Past?”

Love, Loss & Life After: How Chaitali Picked Up the Pieces

A week ago, I received a message on LinkedIn from a reader. She was inspired by my post on how Mrs. Praveen Sharma had defied all odds when adversity struck her. She mentioned how she relived every incident when she read the piece. She had experienced loss deeply. She knew how much it hurt.  IContinue reading “Love, Loss & Life After: How Chaitali Picked Up the Pieces”

Dismal to Delight in 3 Months, How Things Turn Around?

Do you feel your time’s up in your current workplace? Does it appear you’ve hit a dead-end and there’s nothing you can do to salvage the crisis? And the best recourse is to look out for an opportunity elsewhere.   I felt the same many years ago. My story may help if you are there now. OrContinue reading “Dismal to Delight in 3 Months, How Things Turn Around?”

One KK to Another, the Magic Lives Forever

The finest die young. God seeks their company as much as we do. One such soul left us on 31st May, 2022. He was born as Krishnakumar Kunnath and immortalised as KK. A rare talent who scintillated the audience with his songs. And chose to stay away from the limelight off stage. He did whatContinue reading “One KK to Another, the Magic Lives Forever”

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