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Taking the bull by the horns

Taking the bull by the horns

January 19th was an ethereal night at the Marina Beach. The lights had been turned off, as the government wasn’t inclined to support the movement. No sooner did darkness engulf one of the longest beaches in the world, a million tiny lights started glowing. The milling crowd had brought the stars down, with candles and mobile torches. They didn’t want to take the bull by the horns, they wanted to embrace its hump. They wanted to save jallikattu. Jallikattu is…

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Chaos to Creativity

Chaos to Creativity

Excerpt from Jan 7th, White House weekly address, President Obama’s note – “When ordinary people get involved, get engaged and come together in collective effort, things change for the better. That’s the belief at the heart of the precious American experiment in self-government. This is what gives work and purpose to each new generation.” It was a coincidence that I had witnessed a community service event today, living up to the above statement, at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank….

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To call it quits….

To call it quits….

To comment that we are living in the era of technology revolution isn’t an exaggeration. While we are long past the days of trading the touch of currency to digits on an electronic screen, we are now in an age where the auto industry is hell bent on getting the driver off the road, billionaires are exploring commutes to another planet, and many more such hard-to-believe-laugh-at-first experiments. While soaring share prices could be the crux of a profit organization, all…

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Making history… one broken bottle at a time

Making history… one broken bottle at a time

August 7, 2016 The last few weekends, I’ve been living off a virtual dart throw at the results of Google’s search phrase ‘Things to do in Los Angeles’.  Watts Towers happened to be the pick of the day and my hurried research listed their current exhibition ‘50 Years and I Still Can’t Breathe’ and I was hooked.  Driving directions on, braving traffic, I reached there in an hour’s time. Ridiculous indeed, but I was just glad at how wrong my…

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Where it all started…

Where it all started…

March 31st, 2016 Am wide awake, overwhelmed by myriad thoughts. A late evening workout followed by work meetings, has made my body and mind evade sleep. 2 books strewn on the bed for a random read to doze me off weren’t appealing. Groping in the dark in the living room, I ended up drawing ‘The Personal MBA’ and carried it to bed. Spent a good hour on the ‘Working with Yourself’ section of the book, though my initial intentions were to…

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First things first!

First things first!

Between April 15th and today, I’ve drafted this post in my mind an untold times, but never really got to actually pen it down as I am doing so now. I had signed up for Start-a-Blog challenge a while back, it was meant to be a 7 day challenge with daily writing prompts. I knew this was coming, but still dreaded it nevertheless, the first prompt: Then here’s your first writing prompt: Tell us your story! Write a few sentences…

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Finally a Meetup!!

Finally a Meetup!!

April 16, 2016 A bright Saturday morning! And I was excited for my first meetup event, one which I had willed to register 4 days earlier, during my late hours of self-introspection. It had literally taken me 2 years between registering in meetup and joining an actual one. The ‘LA running creatives’ group name had a nice ring to it. This was a relatively a new meetup and I was hoping that many new members would put me at ease,…

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