Reviving an article written for a Women’s Magazine

“Can you write an article on the male perspective on women? It should be spicy, enjoyable, funny…not serious stuff.”

That was the brief that I got for this article from the editor. My first thought was, is it possible to offer a…


Playing our roles in the drama of life

135 / 6 Usha Sadan

I am just back from 135 / 6 Usha Sadan. It is the place where I grew up. Where most of my past memories reside. There is no one there now. …


And what it is not.

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Over the years I have come to be known as a Yoga teacher, even though I do not teach asanas and pranayama. …


How seeking comes in the way of finding

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Imagine you were looking for something.

Something of great value. You looked in different places. You spoke to different people. You read many books. Hoping you will find what you are looking for in some place, person or thing.

But what if…


A conversation about love, loss and beyond.

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He was tall, well-built and had a habit of saying “Tension nahi leney ka, araam sey karo!”

I was at the taxi stand near Pune Railway station. I needed to reach Mumbai as early as possible. Luckily for me I found a taxi…


Accepting my sexual self

Published in Life Positive Magazine September 2021

When I thought of writing this article, it wasn’t about sex. It was about self-judgment. But when I delved deeper into my motivation for writing it, I realized it was self-judgment of my past sexual behaviour. It also occurred to me that most people shy away…


Finding faith that does not shake

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Recently someone reached out to me for counselling. He had lost a family member during the Covid wave. It was an untimely death as the person was in her thirties. The entire family had been praying for her recovery. After a prolonged stay at…


My changing relationship with the changing body

“I hated myself for not being a few inches taller. It’s difficult for me to accept how guys and their mothers rejected me on the basis of my height during all those matrimonial meets.”

“I lived a fairy tale life until for the…


How I learnt to express myself fully

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There are two worlds.

The outer world of actions and events. And the inner world of thoughts and feelings. Most of us are focused on how to make our life better by doing something in the outer world. Rarely do we pay attention…


My learnings as a Teacher of Mindful Living for 1 year

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On 3rd August, 2020 I began the Mindful Living classes. I had no idea what I would be teaching. There was just an intense desire to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. The only thing I…

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