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On sunsets

One of the things that has always captured my attention is a particularly striking sunset. Over decades and continents and countries and cities, I have reached out to capture the magic of the colours that I can see in the sky, no matter how crude my own attempts seem to be. It didn’t matter if […]

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Shifting gears out of ‘neutral’

How much does being comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty benefit me now, as my roots finally start growing deeper into the earth? ~ Niti Bhan, 21.03.21 When I embraced Schaetti’s concept of liminal space as the constant lived in norm for my life, more than 15 years ago, it felt like the right thing to […]

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Limnos, and reflections on a life lived “dancing in between”

From the Greek limnos, meaning “threshold,” liminality describes an in-between time when what was, is no longer, and what will be, is not yet. It is a time rich with ambiguity, uncertainty, and the possibility of creative fomentation.  And what particular advantages does living in liminality offer? ~ quoted in Perspective, May 2005 Ever since […]

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“Where was my today?” Exploring the words of time’s horizon

Have I spent the last 15 years like the White Rabbit in Alice’s Wonderland, forever late to the Mad Hatter’s tea party? “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkein This is what it felt like when I reached the end of my previous […]

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Calculating the human cost of enabling continuous innovation

The title of this post might promise more than the ramble I know I am about to start might end up offering. But be that as it may, I will write anyway. Picking up the threads from the end of the last post, on the end of a relatively long episode of continuously looking ahead, […]

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Changing the focal length of my mind’s eye…

Yesterday, I had a long lovely chat with a friend in Berlin, who shall remain nameless for the nonce since I do not know whether he would like being called out online like this. The days of the blogosphere being an intimate space for conversations are long past and we must now be far more […]

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Experiencing the magic of Kalevala

Last Saturday, the 13th of March – a dark night of the new moon – I received a copy of Kalevala from a friend of mine who can best be described as an Icelandic poet. This was not a gift; only a loan. A tattered copy published in the 80s – purchased secondhand – this […]

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The Colonized Self

In the mid to late 1960s, my maternal grandfather sought to expand his industrial operations outside India, and began exploring the idea of establishing a manufacturing footprint in the newly Independent nations of South East Asia. By 1970, once the troubles of May 1969 had settled down, a joint venture was founded in what was […]

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Ten years after a second chance at life – 7/7 London

When just the difference of a few minutes, or a minuscule shift in time or space, may place you literally in the path * of danger, you realise the value inherent in the every single moment you do have on this earth. We have just this one life to live. What is truly important? What […]

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