The Marathon of Life: Lessons to be Learnt*

As pressure from the responsibilities around you begins to take its toll, you come to see that life essentially takes the form of a relentless marathon. An engineered atmosphere of competition that drains you. You run and run. And just when you think you’ve reached the chequered line, you’re told you have another round to […]

Epiphany*

My seven-year-old daughter and I were travelling in a taxi in Bombay. The heat felt like it was melting us to the bone and the traffic was pretty much stationary. The windows were rolled down all the way and my daughter was sitting on my lap fanning herself with a fan she had made from […]

Destiny and Drive go hand in hand*

And off he goes – in a flash! A man with a cold, senseless face suited head to toe with a firm grasp on his suitcase, making him appear empowered as he storms past the city streets. And here she is – a young woman asking strangers to take pictures of her as she poses […]

The Writing Piece*

Wandering around in cobblestone streets. Listening to people speaking a language you understand, but with an unusual accent. Smells and sounds that are strange. Music, a warm breeze, the sun high in the sky. Square houses along wide streets, with street art covering the wall all the way up to the top of the roof. […]

The impact of anti-social networking on life in the fast lane

I was re-watching a movie the other day, which I had really loved a generation ago and I couldn’t be bothered after about 20 minutes. It was just too slow. The pace of culture must have changed or something.  My wife had already given up on her allegedly once favourite film, but left it to […]