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Excellence

I’ll start with the definition google gives for the word; “the quality of being outstanding or extremely good.” I just like the sound of that phrase, ‘extremely good’. This following piece is an extension and elaboration of my notes from a keynote I attended today, given by professor Terry Orlick. He’s a Canadian expert on … Continue reading

How does it feel to fall for someone…?

“It was not only her looks, though they were awfully alluring, the smoothness of her pale skin and the way her hair fell over her forehead and the grave sweetness of her brown eyes, it was more that that; you had a sensation of well being when you were with her, as though you could … Continue reading

How good is this

  

Dad’s scribbles 

I was on a sabbatical, with exams and stuff but now I’m back. No better way to restart the blog than this little quote I found written in a very old notebook of mine, by dad. I don’t remember him writing it and I was about to throw the notebook away when luckily I decide … Continue reading

Quote

“My poet’s vanity dies in shame before thy sight.” -Rabindranath Tagore

Quote

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. – Cyril Connolly

Ages

It seems a long time ago when I last seriously sat down and wrote something substantial. There were other things on my hands that needed tending to. It’s bitter cold these days and generally sitting in a warm quilt on a wintry day, holding a cup of tea would bring out the best in my … Continue reading

Slaughterhouse 5

Revisiting Freedom

And I don’t like your friends. Let me tell you a secret, my dear. Often at your parties I’ve had an almost irresistible impulse to take off all my clothes just to see what would happen. -Maugham

From Into The Wild

“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than … Continue reading