We’ve been having strange weather in Bombay the last two weeks. It’s blazing hot, dry heat during the day – 36 degrees and above (yesterday it was nearly 40 degrees and it feels like 43 degrees today) – but night temps have been as much as 20 degrees lower. Read more
It’s appraisals season and I’ve been thinking about careers. Not mine specifically. Just careers in general. Because I’ve been sitting with the people who report to me (who are mostly very young), asking them what they want from their professional lives, and it made me wonder. What would I have said if anyone had ever asked me that question? Read more
A few weeks ago, I read a review of a book by a psychiatrist in which he said that the life you live in your head is just as much a part of your personality as the life you really live. Read more
A couple of weeks ago, I found myself explaining to a friend how I buy books.
An explanation was required since I was talking about titles and authors he had never heard of, that I hadn’t heard of either before I bought the books. So how did I hear about these books in the first place, and what made me buy them, he asked. Read more
I feel a bit Shakespearean today.
I don’t want to sit at the office and look at ridiculous stories about ridiculous celebrities. Read more
Yesterday, a friend of mine posted a status message on Facebook about her desk. It had been usurped by her husband, but she finally had it back and found it most inspiring. Read more
Don’t faint or anything, but this week, I watched a movie.
No, seriously, I did. Read more
Every day, I wake up at 5.30 am (it’s supposed to be 6 am, that’s the time my alarm is set for, but I always wake up at 5.30 am and can’t go back to sleep), so I can spend the morning reading the book I fell asleep over the night before, drink my tea, read the papers, do the puzzles, eat breakfast, bathe and be ready to leave for the office by 9 am without having to rush. Read more
I read four books last week that I absolutely adored.
The first was The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken by Tarquin Hall, the latest in the series featuring Vish Puri, India’s most private detective. Read more
After the deep tragedy of my post titled ‘A Plea’ two weeks ago, you may be pleased to learn that I have been reading. Read more