Stuck in the wrong lane

As I was driving to a meeting yesterday, I found myself stuck behind slow moving vehicles while the lane to the left seemed to be moving smoothly. It gave me an opportunity to really take a look at myself. How was I feeling? Frustrated. Foolish. Impatient. Frustrated and impatient because I felt restricted. But I... Continue Reading →


Giving a space to BE…

When you say "I heard you".....did you just hear or did you listen? When you say "I got your point".....did you just get it or did you understand? Often times, we think that if a person has come to us and is complaining, they want a solution. And then, instead of listening, we just start... Continue Reading →


Today a video of kids wanting to make a ‘killa’ (fort) was doing the rounds and it brought back memories of childhood. For those who wonder what I am talking about, making a killa, a miniature mud fort, was (and I hope still is in many homes) an intrinsic part of the Deepavali festivities in... Continue Reading →

Everyone teaches us…

Some thoughts running in my mind today.... When we say 'Teacher', most of us have the classic image of the women and men who teach children in schools. But as we grow older, we realise that all through life, we meet people who teach us the more important life lessons. The people who love us,... Continue Reading →

Fences and Boundaries

Boundaries… Fences… Walls...  Things that hold us back. Have you ever experienced a feeling of being fenced in? Restricted? As having limitations? A feeling that somewhere beyond those fences and boundaries is a You that you want to find? Recently at a workshop, a teacher asked, What stops you from doing what you want to... Continue Reading →

Kapus Kondyachi Goshta and other memories

Silly Sunday chat with my buddy…. Me asking questions….chombdepana, as it often gets called. And suddenly he switches to “Kapus kondyachi goshta saangu ka?” All Marathi speaking kids know exactly where that leads - endless rounds of “_ _ _ _ kay mhantes, kapus kondyachi goshta saangu ka?” You can laugh or groan, but you... Continue Reading →

Need or Want?

A conversation about needing and wanting people got me thinking.... A lot of us go through life needing someone at some stage. Why do we need people? Is it because there’s something that we lack in ourselves and they fill that gap? Once in a way may not be such a bad thing, but someone... Continue Reading →

Rediscovering yourself

Isn't it strange how life always leads you to where you're meant to be? Things that fascinated you as a child, in your early youth sometimes get left behind, forgotten as you grow older and get into the everyday race for college admissions, career, kids..... Years may pass by and then somewhere later on in... Continue Reading →

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