Aditya Jhunjhunwala

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I can't face you!

I walked into the room and she had her head dug inside a pile of pillows. My wife and son were also there. It was a funny scene. I asked my wife what is Meisha doing? It seems she had told a lie,...

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I feel alive!

I am staying at my parents house for a few days. I didn't carry my running shoes with me. When I woke up this morning, my mind had a perfectly valid excuse for no exercise - no shoes! I convinced...

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I need to be understood.

I asked my young friend, what do today’s youth need. After a few blinks, she replied, “I guess we need to be strong. We are too weak. If we take one something, and have a few failures, we just...

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When happiness is gone.

She is gone. My project failed. He didn’t even look at me. She doesn’t laugh at my jokes anymore. My friend is now more friendly with someone else. She looked at me with that ‘seeing through’...

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The well of emotions.

The well of emotions. We went for a swim in a village well. They say it is more than 200 years old. There was no advanced technology then. Yet, they say that it is designed so that there is always...

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A holiday state of mind.

Are you enjoying the exams? Does that sound like a strange question? Let me not create unnecessary suspense. I've realised that if I'm not happy now, chances are I won't be happy when I get that...

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How to feel free.

Choose. That’s what I discovered when I was a 9 year old boy. I have this clear memory. My cousins were visiting us for the summer holidays. We were all at in my grandparents home playing in the...

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Am I any good?

Am I making a difference? Am I doing everything I should? This question often hits my senses And I ask myself ‘Am I any good?’ / Clouds loom, thunder strikes. Winds blow, the chill set in. The...

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SIX ways to conquer fear.

ONE Curiosity always gets the better of fear. Seen horror movies? What gets the protagonist to open the that closet, venture into that graveyard, or step down into the attic? It’s what made...

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5 reasons to say NO.

‘What? You are'nt thinking of attending the lecture! Just bunk and come for the movie with us!' ‘Here, just have one more, it won’t kill you!' ‘I’m running late again, can we postpone our...

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Your words hurt me!

When spoken words hurt, it feels like the most painful thing in the world. I would rather have broken bones. I would rather have an open wound. Words, it seems, can be more painful than bullets or...

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The futility of ‘sorry’.

I was studying at a Well-known Institute of Management in Western India (WIMWI is the acronym used in some of the case studies at IIM-A, that involve IIM-A in the narrative). One year of gruelling...

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The deluge.

We were good friends. We worked well together, inspite of the fact that we were very different from each other in terms of our personalities. Yet, there was a mutual respect, even an...

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