On Sunday, while returning from a very wet trek, I was sharing my flight schedule with my kids for the coming week and planning theirs. Learning on the job is parenting! Flights have been so few and far between that they have got used to me being around a lot. I like to prepare everything … Continue reading Clarity!
Life has funny ways of showing you ways to be grateful for things you miss in plain sight. Simple things we take for granted or get caught up in our own knots of thought. Something like that happened yesterday and I wanted to share that with you. This new house we now live in was … Continue reading Nesting!
Calmness Under Chaos!
Photo by Ave Calvar Martinez on Pexels.com Yesterday, there was an extraordinary amount of traffic on the road in Mumbai. Classic evening office rush only worsened by classic Mumbai rains. I had left two hours before the flight in the doomed direction of the flowing traffic. I was scheduled to travel as a passenger to … Continue reading Calmness Under Chaos!
The Root Clause!
How the World sees me! I live in Bombay, now Mumbai. But I am not a Bombayite because I wasn't born here. I was born in Assam, the tea garden state. But I am not Assamese because I don't have roots there. I have roots in Rajasthan, the golden state. But I have no marwari … Continue reading The Root Clause!
Staff Travel Misgivings!
I was travelling on staff tickets with my extended family to Amritsar from Delhi after attending a wedding. These tickets are unconfirmed and subject to load. We usually have to hustle for these. Last minute anxiety causing struggles. Weather was bad that day. Flights were rerouting the Toronto, Newark and London passengers who were unable … Continue reading Staff Travel Misgivings!
How to Get Over Disappointment?
Disappointment is a killer. For all of us who have felt it know that it is a real tough emotion to deal with. Comes with tons of other heavy ones like anger, dejection, frustration, remorse, withdrawal, hopelessness, and more. Heartbreaking stuff and yet it is all around us. Sometimes several times a day, in small … Continue reading How to Get Over Disappointment?
The Ballroom Balcony!
My heart goes out to herI feel she is trapped.It appears that way to me,It's the view from were I stand. Is this her original colourOr is it what she requires?She has been myriad colours beforeThis one looks acquired. When she looks into the mirrorWho does she see?Between her past and her futureWho does she … Continue reading The Ballroom Balcony!
Hello! I am your Captain speaking!
This is one of the most popular articles on my blog. I guess it is true that I am more inclined towards the human side of flying. That is what makes us human inside. The machine teaches us discipline, we add emotions to it.
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Recently, I was asked to speak on a worldwide forum featuring women in various roles. During my introductory meeting with them, Gratitude and Re-Focus turned out to be the focal points. Hence, it was decided as our topic for the interview. We felt it was worth sharing this perspective, especially in these COVID times. The interaction received an overwhelming response.
In the post interview de-brief with the team, I was asked about my previous experience as a presenter/public speaker. What is the best advice I have received and how do I connect with an audience? I have conducted a few workshops and presentations but the one thing that came to mind was my announcements in the aircraft. I told them that my tools of humor, honesty and timing were all cultivated by that experience. I had not realized until now, how much impact those Passenger Addresses had on me. It…
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Why Do We Want things to Look or Sound Better Than They Are?
Do you ever find yourself saying you ran more or exercised longer than you did? Weigh less than you do or taller than you are? Filter or air-brush pictures? Say you feel better than you do? Got more marks or earn higher than actual? And those innumerable selfies we take?!?! Well, you can find solace … Continue reading Why Do We Want things to Look or Sound Better Than They Are?
How to Remain Grounded amidst Chaos?
Find you feet and land on them!
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