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A Review of My Annual Performance Review

After all the non-stop cribbing about my performance reviews and facing severe anxiety due to them for the last two years, I am relieved to announce that I did not get any bad reviews this year. So far, anyway. My anxiety is always on the lookout for some bad news, so it is with some…

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Being a Loner in an Extroverted World

I have always been a private person, much to the chagrin of my friends. In distress, as far as possible, I prefer to process my situation without involving a second person. Venting and ranting bring relief to many, but I regain my composure by pondering over my issues – the ifs, buts, and whys. Of…

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That Time of the Year Again…

My annual performance review is around the corner. And I wonder what surprise they have in store for me this time around. If you have been following my blog, you would know that my last two performance reviews did not go well. It was a bit of a surprise to hear the managers say what…

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The Unseen, The Unheard

An anthem that exudes unity, Of being one, Brothers and sisters of the same soil. But the words are empty, As meaningless as a liar’s embrace. As hurtful as a kin’s animosity. As rancid as a forgotten fruit. The unseen, the unheard, Took over humanity, Over love, compassion, empathy, Burning them to dust. Any wonder…

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Fading Friendships

Being an introvert, I often find it challenging to make friends easily. By the time I become comfortable with someone, I’m branded an arrogant snob. There is no win-win here. This was true as a youngster and even more so as an adult. The only difference is that new friendships are more challenging for grown-up…

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Dealing with Annoying Questions When You’re Single

It’s not easy being a single woman in India. Everyone is out to advise you on how you should live your life. One hot topic is marriage. The marriage “advisors” (could range from your parents to your friendly neighborhood milk delivery guy) might fight every day with their partners but will not skip a beat…

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An Ode to Being Unmarried and Childless

I am in my late 30s, unmarried, and might never have a child. My biological clock is past its prime, which means that if I ever get married, it might be too late to conceive naturally. Right now, I am in a complicated relationship that I am okay with since my ultimate goal is, anyway,…

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An Ode to Comestic Surgery and Embracing Distorted Realities

It’s no secret that celebrities undergo cosmetic surgeries, which are far from discreet, despite what they would like to think. The changes are always noticeable; you know when they get a procedure done. Most of them look stunning as they already are, so it is often difficult to understand why they opt for such procedures.…

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An Ode to Finding a Passion Outside Work

Recently, I talked about the distress I experienced due to excess work. I felt exhausted, working day in and out, and was in severe need of some me-time. I had been “at it” for two years since the start of the pandemic, and I was close to burning out. Thankfully, I got some time out…

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Some Questions to Ask Next Time You See a Controversial Outburst in India

India is increasingly getting polarized. We have a pro-government clan and an anti-government clan. Both are equally stubborn in their own thoughts and action, believing with all their heart that the other is up to no good. It has become impossible to be objective without offending someone. I hesitate before sharing a piece of good news…

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An Ode to Surya Namaskar & How It Helped Me Manage My Heavy Periods

Since it is International Yoga Day, I thought I should narrate my own experience with Yoga. I have an on-and-off relationship with it. The irregularity has nothing to do with the practice but my own laziness. I prefer walking. But each time I do Yoga, I am impressed by its benefits. I started Yoga as…

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An Ode to My Safe Space

Is there a safe space?A place to just be—Devoid of political correctnessWhere you can dance to your own peculiar tuneAnd still, be accepted?Where you can agree on all sides of a coinAnd still, be validated?Where you can bare your soulAnd won’t be negated?A place to be.It could be a person, a journal, or on top…

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An Ode to Retiring Rich

I have seen senior citizens in India struggling 5-10 years post-retirement because they didn’t have enough savings. Their financial freedom is ultimately compromised as they become dependent on their children. One example is my own father. My dad was the only earning member of the entire family. My mother derived her happiness by not involving…

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An Ode to Introversion and Quietude

In a world where extroverts are admired and introverts are judged, a book like Quiet by Susan Cain can prove transformative. It might be because Susan Cain herself is an introvert. No one can truly understand an introvert better than another introvert. Extroverts who have taken the time to introspect and reflect on an introverted…

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13 Thought-Provoking Quotes From Colleen Hoover’s It Ends With Us

I’ve read a couple of Colleen’s books before. I knew I was in for another treat when I picked “It Ends With Us” after reading a couple of positive reviews by fellow bloggers. In this book, the author’s personal perspective makes the story stand out among others. In her own words, “This was not entertainment…

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An Ode to Feeling Moody, Meh, and All That

I have realized something over the years—whenever I am stressed at work, I also tend to overthink a lot about my life in general and become unwelcomely crabby, subjecting myself to mind-numbing questions “Where am I heading? What am I doing? Why are people like this? Why is the world so bad?”

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An Ode to Sound Investing Advice from the Intelligent Investor – Part 2

I feel a great part of your investing journey lies in being indifferent. Indifferent to how the market reacts, indifferent to external influences such as your family and friends. I am slowly learning not to check the market too often, not to get swayed by euphoria or unwarranted skepticism. Of course, this works for me because I am not in direct equity. Those who are invested in stocks might have to be more vigilant?

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