9 years and counting

So I logged on to wordpress yesterday and was scrolling through my alerts. The most recent alert congratulated me for having blogged with wordpress for 9 years. The fact that I’ve kept at this blog for nearly a decade blew my mind. To put things in perspective in the same period of time I have…

Work week and rostering

For a lot of us worker bees here in the Middle East, the work week begins tomorrow. Even if your job is not a drudgery, the very fact that you need to get back into a routine puts you off. However, for as long as humans have had a settled, non-nomadic lifestyle there have probably…

Another weekend, Sun & Mercury

Another working week is done. At times it feels like the weeks are passing us by at the speed of light. It is almost the end of January. Wasn’t it just Christmas eve or something? It’s nice and cool here in Dubai but summer will soon be here and then like all those sun walkers…

New beginnings, new resolutions- 5 tips

With the beginning of every new year, I’m sure most of us make an entire shopping list of resolutions- wake up early, work out more, eat healthier, read more, laugh more, stress less and so on and so forth. And yet within a few weeks, if not days, most of us have reverted to our…

Year in review: 10 images from 2017

Wow! 2017 is almost done. In a few more hours, we will begin a new year. A new cycle of winter, spring, summer and fall or summer, fall, winter and spring if you live in the southern hemisphere- at least in fashion if not in real weather patterns. 2017 was my first full calendar year…

Book reflections

A couple of days ago I very triumphantly posted to my Twitter account stating that I had completed my annual target of reading 52 books. Almost as soon as I posted it, I started getting doubts. Had I really read 52 books or had I made some kind of mistake which left me a few…

Work in progress

Once again, I have been away from my blog for quite some time. There have been quite a number of reasons- the easiest was probably that I was extremely busy at work from about the beginning of October until well into November. However, I have also been thinking about the future of this blog. Not…

Climb every mountain

I guess I’m old enough to have belonged to a generation that grew up listening to songs from movies like ‘The Sound of Music’. Songs in these musicals must have shaped the lives and dreams of millions of people in the same way that music continues to mould and shape lives and aspirations these days-…

More Sweetly Play The Dance

A fortnight ago I visited the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art on the outskirts of Copenhagen. It was a very last minute decision made when I was already on the train to another destination but life’s like that. Over the 12 years or so that I’ve actively been visiting museums and art collections, the way…

Weekend Doodle inspired by the season

I like working on these kinds of doodles- apart from being a great way to absorb your time, it also tells you something important. Looked at from a distance, this design looks fairly pretty, but look at it closely and you will spot all kinds of flaws. I think it’s a bit like life. We…

What are you doing for the environment?

Almost all of us bloggers here on wordpress love those beautiful landscape images. Images of unbroken canopies of forest green or verdant slopes of alpine mountains in spring, of unsullied crystal blue waters of a stream or even the sparkling sands of a desert. We love them all and can’t get enough of them either…