Podcasts are my new friends

I used to have friends. Friends I used to talk to about the world with. Friends I used to joke with. Friends who loved football like me. At some point, I discovered podcasts. I found podcasts who know much more about the world than my friends and I. I found podcasts funnier than my friends …

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Nepal, lovely people and the double-edged sword of contentedness

We often talk about a place we have travelled to as having "lovely people". Nepal is definitely one such a place for me. Let's start with the obvious. When we talk about travel we often talk in sweeping generalisations. "I've done India". "I've seen London". We know that the reality of the experience is much …

Thankful

This post is the result of my experience of a juxtaposition of giving food to poor young children in India vs. my behaviour when eating in a restaurant, as well as a conversation on a bus. This experience and the conversation that made me realise how unknowingly I (and perhaps we) can fall into a …