TGIF: Thank you, India. Thank You, Ammachi. Thank you, Ann Voskamp.

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On sobbing extravaganzas, being in a thin place and the practice of gratitude. October has been a big fat bully. My sweet grandmother (Ammachi) passed away. My dad’s lupus started acting up. My friends got laid off. On the flip side, I celebrated… My dearest friend’s 40th birthday. My beloved’s move to Vancouver. Not to mention, […]

TGIF: What a Toddler Taught Me About “Going Pro”

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On the Little Mermaid, deadline angels and fuzzy pink socks.  Remember that scene in The Little Mermaid, when Ursula the buxom half-octopus Sea Witch, offers Princess Ariel human feet for the “small price” of her voice? [insert the blood-curdling screams of a kabillion little and not-so-little girls from Bombay to Boston] “Noooooo! Don’t do it, […]

TGIF: A Manifesto for Wimps, Dreamers, What-if Junkies and Procrastinators.

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On staying small, man-boobs and looking fear in the eye. I learned a new word today: frisson. Frisson means “a sudden strong feeling of excitement or fear.” Read that again. A sudden strong feeling of excitement or fear. Interesting that one word could capture such bipolar emotions. Excitement or Fear? Have you ever been at the threshold of […]

TGIF: A (Not So) Beautiful Mind

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On Arianna Huffington, Focus Tattoos, Gratitude, Elizabeth Gilbert and Sigur Rós. “Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.” — Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (Don Quixote) In the last couple of months, my brain has dried up too. I’ve gone completely out of my mind from […]

TGIF: Finding Nemo in New Delhi

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On Anne Lamott, the art of pigeon flying and finding my “wow.” The bass line of an Erykah Badu song pulsed gently in the background as I sat down to breakfast. One egg sunny side up, a crunchy hashbrown–crowned with a glorious grilled tomato–and, of course, my signature blob of ketchup. I considered foregoing the ketchup at […]