Category Archives: Idle Thoughts

Dharma – the subtle art of giving too many fucks

In the list of well-meaning but tone deaf, insensitive half-witticisms like, ‘Cheer up’ to someone suffering from depression; ‘try to control your panic’ to someone in the middle of a panic attack; ‘you are beautiful and would be more so … Continue reading

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Small Celebrations

It is not an easy relationship. In a lot of ways, I have already lost my father. I think it was over two decades ago when he decided to retire early from his job. That in itself would not have … Continue reading

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A Birthday Message

I disliked her on sight. No. That’s not true. When I sent her an email (warm, friendly, inclusive) in response to her introductory one, she had replied ‘Thanks’ not even a ‘Thank you’. I was disappointed because her email made … Continue reading

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How to eat a Mangosteen

Do you recognise compatibility while grocery shopping? You can always tell a lot about relationships while watching two people shop for groceries together. There’s a rhythm, nearly sexual, when he picks the bread, and you add the cheese. He puts … Continue reading

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Pygmalion

It is so hard. This is what I want to tell you. But you know that. That is what scared you. Your fear immobilised me. But now, it’s different. And you know that. So instead, I want to show you … Continue reading

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