Category Archives: Thoughts

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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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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Ambling along ….

This post is like me ambling along roads and courses, not knowing whether I am running towards a destination or whether the act of running is destination in itself. Continue reading

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Chapattis – drying ’em in thin air

When running, I come across various sights. Couple of days ago, as I was completing my run, I happened to see a man sitting under a lean tree, at the corner of a lane. He was a vagabond, his clothes rugged, his hair regularly irregular, his belongings sparse. He had removed the wad of chapattis from the plastic bag and was dusting them against the thin air that was in the air that morning. The chapattis must have been a day old, stored in the refrigerator of the city’s cool temperatures at night, stored away from dogs who may have sniffed ’em, leaving our vagabond deficient of his food supplies for a day or two. The chapattis, stored in the vast refrigerator of the night in a city, taken out in the morning, dusted in the thin air … Come to think of it, it seemed that the man was performing what may have been mundane to his life and person, his mundane which is un-normal, un-natural, ir-regular for us who dwell in the comforts of our settled homes and refrigerators. Continue reading

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