The Joys of being a Digital Nomad

  A huge mass of dark clouds approaches. A few determined raindrops patter me & my phone occasionally. The smell of rain, wet mud & assorted forest foliage light up my olfactory nerve. A thin sliver of crimson underlines the clouds in the horizon, like a divine teacher has marked the evening with a perfect score in … Continue reading The Joys of being a Digital Nomad

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On the nature of Solitude

    After a month of being around other people, partying & socialising, coming back to solitude is both a relief & anxiety-provoking. After my mind adjusted to the presence of people all around, that was where I felt most comfortable, with snatches of being alone while working or meditating. I'm finding the readjustment process … Continue reading On the nature of Solitude

The Deja Vu experience & the Nature of Consciousness

I've been having these deja vu moments since I got here. Fragments of reality looped into the infinite space-time continuum, which I tap into from time to time. Wispy clouds of memories, events & interactions doomed to repeat for all eternity. Is that what we call ghosts or spirits? Like the ghost in the machine, … Continue reading The Deja Vu experience & the Nature of Consciousness

Creativity, Nature & The Importance of being Idle

Sitting among trees or other natural settings seems to set up certain pattern of neural firing, what is termed as an alpha-wave dominant states by some, a state of active relaxation where creativity & introspective thoughts are enhanced. I also consider this as the default idling state of the human brain, & necessary to spend … Continue reading Creativity, Nature & The Importance of being Idle

Morning Musings in a Sleepy Indian Himalayan Village

Mornings here are a fascinating, even surreal experience. I still haven't gotten used to it being daylight at 4. 30 am. A lifetime of being attuned to my home town's circadian cycle is not easily overcome. As yet, because of the limitations of settling a population on rocky slopes, the population remains low enough that … Continue reading Morning Musings in a Sleepy Indian Himalayan Village

More Musings in a Sleepy Indian Himalayan Village

The sounds of power tools pierces the stillness of the village. The birds try valiantly to compete to be heard over the monstrous wailing, but accepting defeat, make their perch a little farther, so that they too may have the validation of being heard. This need to be heard in humans has always fascinated me. … Continue reading More Musings in a Sleepy Indian Himalayan Village

The Ultimate Cheatsheet to Dressing Well for Indian Men

One thing that has been a gamechanger for me is to never buy individual items, but to always buy complete outfits, and buy colours that go together with each other so you can mix & match. Another very important thing you need to do is choose colours according to one's skin tone. Dark colours look … Continue reading The Ultimate Cheatsheet to Dressing Well for Indian Men