Green Book @ TIFF

After living in Toronto for 19 years, I finally attended the Toronto International Film Festival for 2018. I am not a sophisticated movie watcher but just love a good story, read or watched. This year, I saw and voted for the movie that won the People’s Choice Award: Green Book. It is a beautiful rendition of an unlikely friendship that gave two people a chance to grow with and help each other. The movie is a series of conversations and incidents that are touching and compelling – sometimes serious and sometimes funny. All well put together.  Continue reading Green Book @ TIFF


What are you waiting for?

My friend sent me this song as a gesture of tough love. The message is nice and impactful, driven home by a nice video.


Book – A Beautiful, Terrible Thing

I was glued to my phone for two days just reading this book. It had been a while since I had read anything and coming back to something so engrossing reminds me why I love to read so much. In A Beautiful, Terrible Thing, Jen Waite shares her personal experience of finding and investing years into a perfect relationship and its demise at the hands of a husband who turns out to be a very unfaithful sociopath. The book follows two timelines alternating between the good and bad phases, distinguished by the day she reads one incriminating email. And that too when she was recovering from labour and learning to care for their three-week old daughter! Continue reading Book – A Beautiful, Terrible Thing

Akshay Kumar on the Power of Discipline

Worth a watch. Some nice reminders for things we forget to make time for in our life.

Show Up Ready

One day, I talked about the Dale Carnegie concept of show-up words. So, I think I have picked a good one and here’s why. For any given day, moment or experience, I want to show up READY. That doesn’t mean I will have the answer to everything. It just means I am going to bring the best of myself to it and do whatever I can for the best outcome. There are several themes that I fitted into this notion. Continue reading Show Up Ready

Living Your Principles

I had the pleasure of being driven to work this morning by a very insightful and motivating Uber driver. In a short 20-minute ride, we talked about what plagues the world and humanity, how one can be a better person, and the values and principles he considered important (which I respected greatly). There was one comment that really resonated with me. The world isn’t easy by any means and, our beliefs and principles are frequently tested or called to action. He brought up a model for living as righteously as possible that I found compelling. And I leave you with that thought.
Hold firmly to the beliefs and principles you know to be right and understand them. When you see wrong done by them:

  1. Try to do something about it. Put your effort and resources, if you can, into creating positive change.
  2. If you can’t do something about it, talk about it. Speak up and share the ideas. Try to get through to others or inspire more people so that they can do something about it. Perhaps someone with more power needs to tackle the issue or adding more voices will make an impact.
  3. No matter what, at the least, keep the idea in your heart. Protect yourself from the harms, getting complacent, or participating in something that you would not be proud of representing. If you know it is right, don’t give up on it.

Quick Thought

Think happy. Be happy. It’s possible to do that right?