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.

Enjoy the read! Tell me what you think!

The Thinking Captain!

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?

For All Daughters!

You are like a budLooking at the Sun.Your head in the right directionYour heart singing along. Look at the world around youThere is a lot to see.Find the beauty inside you,that's where it will always be. You are still growingI watch in wonderment.How my little childHas become my ornament! Be your own personLet no one … Continue reading For All Daughters!

Are You Intelligent? Emotionally Intelligent! Part I

"What a question?" "Ridiculous!" "What do you mean?" "Of course!" These would have been my own answers until a few years ago when I would have replied mindlessly just to defend myself without even understanding the question in it's entirety. So, take a deep breath and answer. Do you think you are intelligent? Do you … Continue reading Are You Intelligent? Emotionally Intelligent! Part I

Kickass Year Ending!!

It is the appropriately chaotic finale to the most amazingly chaotic year. Like most of the year, I didn't plan for the year to end this way either. It has been an action packed week. Crazy doesn't cut it. For everything to come together all at once was both overwhelming and exciting at the same … Continue reading Kickass Year Ending!!

Show Yourself!

I want to show myselfAnd yet here I hide.I don't rely on myselfWho else is there to find.I want to show myselfBut I am scared inside.How will anybody else seeThings I miss in plain sight.I want to show myselfNot the shell outside.It is a good decoySometimes, I like it more than I.I want to show … Continue reading Show Yourself!

Mission Impossible! Story of A First Time Blogger.

Take a leap of faith! This is a random thought materializing out of nowhere, literally. Almost like this blog. When I first started writing, I had no idea what I wanted to say. So, that is exactly what I said. (Push to Start!) It was a leap of faith, indeed. After my first post, Word … Continue reading Mission Impossible! Story of A First Time Blogger.

Do We Really Know How to Listen!

When I ask you to listen to me and you start giving me advice, you have not done what I asked. When I ask you to listen to me and you begin to tell "why I should not feel that way", you are trampling on my feelings. When I ask you to listen to me … Continue reading Do We Really Know How to Listen!