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Childlessness — The Social Outcasts

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Childlessness — The Social Outcasts Why do people who choose not to have kids become social outcasts? Day 21 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019. The scene is set in the office of a bank manager of a public sector bank. I am his client and we are sitting in his cabin discussing some official matters. There is a break in the conversation as we wait...

Chembu, Mammootty and Aquatic Tourism

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Chembu, Mammootty and Aquatic Tourism If you are in Kochi, Kerala and want to check out a picnic spot with some authentic Kerala food, read on. Day 20 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019. I have always been fascinated by the Vembanad Lake. I have traveled by car along its side, taken a couple of boat rides into the lake — but walking into the lake...

The Grey Landscape of Cyber Trolls

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The Grey Landscape of Cyber Trolls In the last couple of years, creation of memes and trolls ( mostly of movie stars and politicians) have become an art form in India. There are some incredibly talented people in Kerala who have done very humorous political satires in this medium. As with any medium, this also has people who creates trolls which are mean and hurtful — usually aimed at public...

In Search of a Mirror

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In Search of a Mirror Nopes, not the kind Snow White’s Stepmom had but the one Goddess Parvati is romoured to have — the famous “Aranmula Kannadi/Mirror”. Day 18 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019. Aranmula “Vaalkannadi” or Hand held mirror It all started in the search of a mirror which is made traditionally only by a handful of families in a small...

New Year, Mural Arts and Ornithophobia — Stories from a Solo Trip

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New Year, Mural Arts and Ornithophobia — Stories from a Solo Trip This New Year’s eve, I found myself alone at home. An impromptu solo trip seemed to be the best solution for my unexpected and unplanned solitary state. Day 17 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019 That’s me grinning happily before the “bird attack” — read on to find out the...

Lessons from an alcoholic

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Lessons from an alcoholic It is not always the lives of successful people who teaches us great lessons. If you look closely at the people who fail, you will get to learn some very valuable lessons. Day 16 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019. Photo by Adam Wilson on Unsplash This is a real life story. Before I start the tale, allow me to establish...

How to build EXCEPTIONAL relations at work

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How to build EXCEPTIONAL relations at work I am not good at networking — ok, that’s not entirely true but I have never really enjoyed networking. Building relationships? Now that’s a different cup of tea altogether. Day 15 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019. Photo by Robert Collins on Unsplash A colleague recently complimented me on my “skill” to...

As I say Good-bye

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As I say Good-bye As I leave the city today, I thought back on all that I am going to miss in this place I call home. [Day 14 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019.] A lot of love, friendship and trust This is the last morning in an apartment where I have lived the longest stretch. 8 years and 7 months. The nostalgia is overwhelming. When I look back...

A Love Affair — with Gold

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A Love Affair — with Gold I have always loved how pretty gold ornaments look. I do not wear them much but I enjoy admiring the craftsmanship of some of the traditional designs. It gives a certain joy to posses a beautiful work of art, art that you can wear and is an investment. Today’s blog is a reflection on some of the dark aspects of this “joy”. Day 13 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I...

Star Wars — A late addiction

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Star Wars — A late addiction Star Wars motion pictures and I were born at the same time. But due to accessibility, I got introduced to Star Wars only in my 30s. I wish I had grown up with this amazing series! Day 12 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019. The first Star Wars series I watched were the “modern” editions. I did not fall in love with it...

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