Is a Living Will the Answer?

The ‘living will’ is an idea whose time has come. Perhaps out of love for our family, we ought to frame one so that those in whose care we may find ourselves do not find themselves tossed by emotional storms, caught between duty, compassion, constraints and love. Continue reading Is a Living Will the Answer?

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Flying Just Doesn’t Feel the Same

After many months of no travel, I just completed a short trip to Bengaluru. I travelled by air on the return journey. Much has been done by the government and airlines to bring back flyers. But my advice would be to undertake air travel only if unavoidable. Pre-boarding Take Bengaluru airport: From the point of entry, till lining up at the departure gates, it has … Continue reading Flying Just Doesn’t Feel the Same

A Loss to Bear and Grow From

(This is fiction. Ah well, fiction is just a cover, you might say, a reality in disguise, sometimes dressed up to make your heart soar and sometimes too stripped and stark as to scare and leave you with that sinking feeling) Stricken with grief, it feels like the world has deserted me, no matter how much I am surrounded by people. All sweet promises and … Continue reading A Loss to Bear and Grow From

The Patient is Not THE Problem, But One Who HAS a Problem: On Caregiving

Caregiving is hard to get right. While a patient’s plight is there for all to see and be with, the caregiver often stays in the shadows, and is not acknowledged, appreciated or supported. Lest we forget, the patient’s recovery and well being depends greatly on the caregiver. Continue reading The Patient is Not THE Problem, But One Who HAS a Problem: On Caregiving

What if the New CEO is a Jerk?

A new CEO presses on with two seemingly irreconcilable behaviours – being a badass and being likeable. In effect, the person is seldom likeable and often leaves people anxious, and in some instances, fearful. Why does this happen? This person comes on board with a brief to improve parameters viewed as critical – growth, profitability, professionalisation, diversification, and any number of similar themes. The initial … Continue reading What if the New CEO is a Jerk?