Are you “practical?”

When I was a kid, I was the most carefree person with little to no self awareness. And yet, I remember thinking, at barely eleven or twelve – I wish I were good at something that could turn into a career. My hobbies, passions even, just couldn’t translate into any of the jobs that I was familiar with.

The Unholy 8-Letter Word: Feedback

What if we are all living in this Black Mirror-like environment mentally assigning favourability ratings to each other based on each of our direct interactions and the social information (read: gossip) that we accumulate through the whirr of conversations during a typical workday?

No Exit: On Me and You and Us and Them

In No Exit, the central characters have died and are in hell. They keep waiting for the fire-and-brimstone-like torture that they believe lies in store for them in hell. Until they realize that this – being confined to a room with each other – is their hell.

Confessions of a Worrywart

I knew that expression all too well – that frozen, deer-in-the-headlights look. Scolding her only made her bury deeper into that shell. My colleagues were beyond frustrated! But for me: it was a jolt from the past.

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