Drawing boundaries: Between work and life

I’m glad to post today that my work obsession is over. I mean I love working. I feel I’m ambitious and excited to get working every day. However, I have stopped carrying work over to evenings, weekends and holidays. I feel no real urge to do so (unless there is a rare catastrophe). The reason…

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What is my culture?

Recently while eating spicy Thai (and not even a coconut base) chicken and a bowlful of sticky, shinning rice, in a half Deutsch-half Vietnamese (?) restaurant named Panda ( there’s enough Chinese as well), I had one of those culture moments. What is my culture? Growing up, my idea of home has increasingly got clearer…

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Did you try sitting by the open door of a train?

My heart’s sold to trains. As I oft described before. U-Bahns that I now take make me feel like I own my urban world. U-Bahns that incidentally inspire Favicons of this blog. Metro train lists that I compare to see how many cities I’ve travelled to, smug-ly. Trains in bustling Delhi like metros, with closed doors. Doors that…

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|| A Thai Week ||

The sleeping Buddha I admit reading an article in one of these newspapers and feeling the weirdness of someone else owning Rama. Being so used to having His stories in the Indian context only, I’m not quite used to sharing Him with others. Of course, also given that I haven’t travelled the South East as…

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Travel hunt…

With the YIF project, the team is following a few travellers who came to India in the Mughal times (near about Shakespeare’s & Aurangzeb’s) and got massively attracted to India. Some kept coming back, while some made India a home. Now the intriguing part of the research is a couple of real questions: what about India attracted…

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This day, 2 years ago…

The other day Vishal and I were discussing my unusually boring phone habits (I find phone calls unnerving most times, if I am calling someone, it’s a huge deal, just to part with my space). And then, as usual, Vishal shot back a very detail oriented question, on what do you do with the space? Then,…

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Seoul-full love…

Several sleepless but purposeful travel nights later, it’s okay to be cheesy on blog titles, especially if you’ve had cheesy quesadillas singlehandedly in between helpings of squid kimchi pancakes and an odd crocin. Of course it’s also exciting to be on the blog again! After back to back years of working on the seoul and then…

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