musings

Carmel

Today, 10/10, is World Mental Health Day and I got the opportunity to give a talk to a group of 150-odd students at Carmel College of Engineering, Alappuzha. Those who know me personally know that I am pretty introverted with a good amount of social anxiety. I have passed up a handful of public speaking… Continue reading Carmel

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musings

Homo sapiens

What's your opinion about this? What do you think? About the judgement? Yeah. Do you support it? Do you think it's 'landmark'? I think the world is going to end soon. Hehe.. The world is changing, you know. We should try to acquire progressive attitudes. 'These' are also 'normal' people now. They too have the… Continue reading Homo sapiens

mind

The Fated One

While noting down the family history -a standard procedure during any case history-taking - I came to know that Lakshmipathi's younger brother had committed suicide around nine years ago. That was roughly two years before the former's schizophrenic symptoms started. There's something wrong with the family after all, I thought. When I asked the cousin what the… Continue reading The Fated One

music

Gulon Mein Rang Bhare

I am reading Navtej Sarna's Second Thoughts nowadays. In the book, Sarna is describing all the literary heavyweights from around the world who have influenced him in a major way. Around the middle of the book, there's a chapter titled 'Tormented by a Restless Breeze' which he starts with the following sentence: "I do not believe that I… Continue reading Gulon Mein Rang Bhare

movies

Dangal

Dangal: a review tribute I suspect Aamir Khan had always sensed the possibility of a sporting biopic ever since he interviewed Geeta and Babita Phogat for 'Satyamev Jayatey' more than two years ago. I am sure he never had qualms about his movie not being about 'him' - that is, his character. The self-assured man… Continue reading Dangal