I was cleaning up our living spaces upstairs, and as is my wont, I went around complaining (aka muttering- how no one picks up after themselves in this house) and picking up stuff from places they shouldn't be in. For all my complaints, I am no better myself - I have books lying all over... Continue Reading →
Lists are good. Lists are purveyors of sanity. Lists may not get tasks done, but they bring order to the chaos that is life. Lists, at certain places of work, can literally save lives. Checklists, do-to-lists, index lists, bucket lists, shopping lists- call them what you will, they certainly make life that teeny bit easier.... Continue Reading →
Onwards and growing.
Being bleak and pessimistic in nature, it is hard to discern things like virtue or progress. To me, at the core, everyone is grey and every situation is desolate. We are all rotten, and therefore so is the world around. Accepting these truths, makes bearing life a tad easier. But life should be lived! It... Continue Reading →
Le cart, this week.
People often ask for book suggestions. I find this intriguing though. For I believe, it is never a 'natural reader' who asks for recommendations. Such people, I am sure have a perennially long list of books that they desperately wish to get to. The list never ends and therefore they voluntarily never really ask someone... Continue Reading →
How worthy are you?
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt How does one not feel inferior? How is self- worth determined? And what is the consequence of being worthy? Most struggles in life revolve around the balance between desires and assets. How much we want versus how much we have. What we wish for... Continue Reading →
Deep work, excuses and a disordered- mind.
I have already broken my streak. I had promised myself I will get back to it. At least for the few days that the working- world doesn't dictate my time. But our time isn't ever really our time, is it? I am talking about my 30- day- squat challenge that I voiced on here, and... Continue Reading →
“It is our knowledge — the things we are sure of — that makes the world go wrong and keeps us from seeing and learning.” -Lincoln Steffens in his 1925 essay. Tsundoku is acquiring reading material and letting them pile up, without actually reading them. Apparently there is actually a dedicated term for my affliction.... Continue Reading →
The Matrix and I
I recently re- watched the The Matrix series, probably for the 21st time. I was in in standard eight (eighth grade) when the first movie came out. Apart from being an instant cult- classic, I personally believe it is also one of the best sci- fi movies ever made- in many ways. It remember exactly... Continue Reading →
The desk on a non- manic day
The manic surgeon-mum desk I know nobody cares, but I'm still going to put it out there. It will someday serve as a reference to myself- I can come back to the post if I need to look up something 😉 After we moved to Trivandrum, we spent a few months in complete chaos. My... Continue Reading →
Squat Everyday- Day 5
We are officially in 'triple lockdown'. Since cleft surgeries are considered elective and because I have taken the call to also shut my private practice for the duration of the restrictions (assuming no one is going to brave a cyclone, a pandemic AND the Kerala Police to come in for a Botox session), I am... Continue Reading →