Wishlist 2016

Do you know what the best part of writing a wishlist…is? It comes true…YES! My journey with wishlists began three years ago in the month of December 2012. I had an ankle fracture and was on bed rest, when I read the book, ‘The Secret Wishlist’ by Preeti Shenoy. Inspired by the protagonist of the…

Book Review- #IAm16ICanRape

There are some books that you choose to read and then there are some that land in your bookshelves, wanting to be read. I read about #IAm16ICanRape a month ago on Facebook and wondered who would want to read a book on rape. Just when I forgot about the book, the author Kirtida Gautam, shared…

Happy Birthday

It all began in April 2009, when I met him for the first time. The name of the interviewer brought an image in front of me, a typical TamBrahm, a nerdy guy who emptied half a bottle of coconut oil on his hair. Most TamBrahm bosses, spoke about numbers and results and rarely smiled. I was a…

How meditation helped me overcome Depression

Yesterday I spoke on, how writing helped me to get over the feelings of depression. Thank you readers for your comments, likes and shares, I am grateful to each one of you. After writing down my thoughts and questioning them, I turned towards meditation. I enrolled for the Art of Living’s course- Sudarshan Kriya. It helped…

How writing helped me overcome Depression

Last week I uploaded this picture on FaceBook.   This picture was clicked 13 years ago when I was going through a rough phase of emotional outbursts. Few months after this picture was clicked I tried committing suicide, not once but twice, however I survived, but, I was still unable to focus on small tasks…

The Wooden Ruler

I remember just before my exams Appa made a rule. Every evening after returning from work, Appa chose a subject and asked me questions on the chapters I had studied. If I didn’t give answers, he hit me with a ‘wooden ruler’. I was scared of that ruler. Every time I saw that ruler, I…

A typical day in my life

A very common question that most people ask me is, “Gayu how do you manage to do so many things?” I always reply, “I do all the things easily, by focusing on one task at a time” I learnt this skill from my daughter. When she sat to draw, she completely immersed herself in that…