Avoidance is a virtue : In the pursuit of Happiness

Every time I dodge a friend, don’t take a call, cancel a date or make up some lame excuse to avoid a social meeting- my prissy conscience baits me to step up and come up with a plausible reason. It’s not just my conscience that does that, many disconsolate friends have tried to extract a…

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Not all memories are good : A fragile family snapshot

All of us want to believe that with time, every painful memory fades away or can be reminisced about with ease one day. Yet all of us know that in some cases, the memory is so firmly cemented in a foundation of pain that a different perspective can alter nothing. It’s like viewing a snapshot…

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On Forgetting

There were two incidents that lead me to write about forgetting. A few years ago, I read an essay by Robert Lynd called ‘On Forgetting’. The essay was simple and brilliant. Lynd listed out the many things that humans are capable of forgetting, the gender differences in forgetfulness and the things that are memorable and…

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