Category Archives: Conscious Writing

Dust in the Verandah

The dust in the verandah has been cleared. She came upstairs and saw the mess, And then instructed the maid to broom, sweep and swab.   The dust in the verandah has been cleared. The dust of fermented emotions has … Continue reading

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If there is ever courage and fear, there are many faces I know not!

At 2 AM in the morning, sleep eludes. It is not a discomforting state. It is simply a state. Words are itching to come out of my fingers. As for my head, I am not thinking straight – I am … Continue reading

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Companionship, Romance, Courage, Vulnerability – the many courses of life

I do not know what kind of a track I am going on run on, and what kinds of words will choose to flow through here. There is lots that has been brewing in my mind, like that elusive perfectly … Continue reading

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Of the earthy feelings and my grandmamma

These days, along with writing my research and the runs that manage to get packed in between, one of the courses that I have been running pretty regularly is that of cooking and baking. I must say that I have … Continue reading

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A title, for what?

Truth and justice are a matter of perspective … Continue reading

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Sweat

This morning, someone from the group asked me about my Ph.D. thesis and what the topic of my thesis was. I mentioned that I was working on property markets and how particular kinds of property markets have emerged since 1980s. … Continue reading

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On Spirit

When I run distances, I can run with the attitude that I have to finish the distance/conquer it. Or, I can run with the attitude that what matters is not whether I have run the full distance or half of it or none of it – what matters is whether I have run and when I have run, how have I run? So also with anxieties about runs, do I fight them back by running harder (by swinging my hands and arms more vigorously that usual) or have I run in the full knowledge that I am anxious, I am running and the anxiety will go, just like everything in life comes and goes … Continue reading

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The Space Between Running and Writing

These days tend to be crazy because I have resumed writing a lot of my academic research work in the form of monographs and reports and journal articles. This kind of writing, as someone pointed out after the run this morning, requires a great deal of focus and concentration because research questions change/sharpen/become irrelevant as we record our insights and cross-check our work against existing research from the field … Continue reading

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Training vis-à-vis Consciousness – A Revisit Retrospectively

In the face of anxiety then, stay steady, go slow, keep the pace … Continue reading

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Training vis-a-vis consciousness

In this week, I have thought about my running and what training does for me considering that I treat running as a space for introspection and a space to unwind. The training and workouts I have attended have played a crucial role in helping me to learn more about my body and my mind. Through training, I have learnt how and when to intervene and more importantly, not to intervene, when my body and mind throw up various kinds of sensations and reactions in response to vagaries of the terrains and the mind … Continue reading

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