Category Archives: Literature & Philosophy

The Grand Tour III-2: Sacred City… Benares (Varanasi)

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Benares is old. Older than the other cities on this Grand Tour. Older than most cities… It rises, like a mirage, on the west bank of the mighty Ganges River. It is a port city, but of souls first and … Continue reading

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Resolution for 2017: Acts of Rebellion, Great and Small

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This time last year, I made a resolution to Laugh More and Laugh Easily, because to laugh more is to be more thankful, to have clarity of purpose and to be able to let go. I must say that on the … Continue reading

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Turning Points and Taking Flight

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So it seems  have reached a turning point in my life again. In December 2014, I took stock of my year, and I made a 2015 resolution to secure a THIRD book deal in a genre I had not yet been … Continue reading

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Resolution for 2016: Laugh More and Laugh Easily

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So this is it… The year has almost ended and it is time, once again, to take stock and give account. I made many resolutions for 2015. In fact I had a matrix of resolutions, for various different aspects of … Continue reading

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(In the spirit of Singapore50) 50 THINGS I Want To Do In Life that I Haven’t Done

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This past weekend, Singapore celebrated its 50th year of Independence on 9th August. It was a time of reflection as well as of dreaming…in the sense of imagining and aspiring towards more to achieve  in the future. I thought…since in … Continue reading

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Walking in the Lake District…or a post about Nothing Much At All

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So in the last week, I’ve been in Ambleside, in the Lake District, scaling pike and fell, fording beck and ghyll, skirting tarn and pond, and generally clambering over a number of summits to take in stunning views of Lake Windermere and … Continue reading

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Unexpected Pathways, or Finding My Purpose and Achieving (one of my) Dreams right here at Home

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So its been almost three years now since I stopped this business of trying to discover myself through travelling all over the world, visiting old friends and exploring new vistas. [I officially stopped in August 2012.] At the time, I … Continue reading

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