“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes…you’re doing something.”
― Neil Gaiman
We are a little less than a fortnight into the new year and 2022 promises to look exciting. The year 2021 came and went and nobody felt bad about it coming to an end. I mean it’s a complete year, a twelve-month duration from our lives and yet everyone I spoke to was glad it was over. Kind of sad but then I guess each one of us had our own reason for that. But I can’t get myself to blame it for the way things went. I believe it’s all in the head; it’s how we want to look at it.
The Maratha bandh called for by certain aggrieved sections of the society on 09 Aug was supposed to be a peaceful one. That was the assurance given by the groups leading the agitation. Then the expected happened.
Bali is an experience by itself. If you enjoy a laid-back vacation, filled with luscious greenery, gastronomical treats, beautiful architectural beauty, heavenly massages and let’s not forget the warm hospitality, then Ubud is the place to go.
The Forest of Enchantments turns out to be a suitable title for the narration as it is in the forest that the story unfolds, it is here that the people undergo transformations at a deeper level.
If you think getting the interview call is the most important thing, then think again. It is just the beginning of a long drawn out process which begins with preparing yourself overall. Yes, you would go over your resume a couple of times, prepare answers for all the expected and unexpected questions, read up on the internet about the company, practice your expressions before the mirror and follow as many bits of advice and suggestions contributed by the well-meaning friends and family. But have you given a thought about YOUR presentation? No! Well, I’m not surprised. You would most likely pull out the best available clothes on the day and rush out. Let’s see what needs to be done.
September is waiting at the threshold to give way to October to come in and start off. I mean the whole September just zipped by and I had no idea what happened to the days. Dates, ok. But days – it was so difficult to be sure what day it was, or is. The reason was because we were in the middle of a major project – shifting from our rented apartment to our own house. It was a big deal.