Skip to main content

Looking within…

I chanced upon this yesterday:

“Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life. Well, not small, but circumscribed. And sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave?” Kathleen, the protagonist of the film ‘You've Got Mail’ says.

My mind has been in a state of overdrive since then. I have been seriously examining nearly everything in my life. And I have been cross-examining myself. I’m trying to see each event in its complete frame of reference, instead of disconnected events picked out of context. Yet, some questions I’m asking and some answers I’m giving are quite difficult.

It is a very tough exercise I am carrying out…and quite involuntarily, if I may add. Presently, while it is still on, I have no clue what might come of this exercise. I only hope some good does…some wisdom !


KB said…
Hard and deep introspection is the first step to self discovery and can lead to self development and enrichment! Keep it up.

When during the process one feel lost or uncertain or insecure, the message is you are aking too much on and aregetting overloaded. Stop for a while, unwind and then restart the self scrutiny!
You will make progress.
Seema Smile said…
Wisdom is overrated. The wise are no better than fools except less pompous about it.

I don't know about circumscribed, if I were male and belonging to certain religious orders I would have been circumcised. Thank God I am neither.
Swapnali said…
Interesting endeavor indeed! :)
Not many of us have the courage to move from their existing comfort zones.

I find myself coying away from certain situations, even when I know I can make a difference.

I have been trying to remind myself lately: courage is not the absence of fear, it is doing what it takes despite it.

Popular posts from this blog

How NOT to compère a function

Recently I attended an awards ceremony. It was a grand function with a huge audience in attendance. Many awards were given and some speeches too. The compère was, unintentionally, terribly funny !

In this function, when the compère announced the first award winner, he announced, “Please welcome on stage Mr. X (pause) married to (pause) wife Mrs. X (pause) from 1977 and successfully (pause) completed 32 years of (pause) married life…” I had tears in my eyes from laughing too hard :D

Later, the same compère, while telling the audiences about a certain award winner, said, “…he is married (pause) to wife Mrs. Z (pause) and enjoys playing with his (pause) children K and M. His favourite (pause) holiday destination is (pause) the beaches (pronounced as ‘bitches’) of (pause) Goa” I nearly died choking with laughter for this one !

In the 45 minutes that he was on stage he was responsible for much hilarity due to his totally inappropriate commentary. I, of course, laughed my guts out and what cou…

Belgaum Snapshots

On popular demand (= request from (possibly) the only reader of this blog), we interrupt the broadcast of the UK diaries to post about the short work-vacation trip to Belgaum. For those interested and waiting with bated breath (!) for the last instalment of the UK diaries, it shall be broadcast after this post…I promise !

I am currently on a short trip to Belgaum to conduct a theatre workshop for kids aged 8 to 15 years. I had never been to Belgaum before. So this has been a very interesting experience.
Here are some (word, not photograph) snapshots from the trip.
The first thing that struck me as I reached here was the very different way in which everybody spoke Marathi. The accent is distinctly Kannada and the words and sounds are very well rounded. In Pune-Mumbai we speak in quite a sharp manner…crisply cut sounds et al. Also, there is a fun way of combining the last two words (usually the verbs, in Marathi) of a sentence.
I learnt that almost 80% of the population of Belgaum i…