Mahesh Natarajan

Navigating festival visits

In ordinary times, the bus stations and railway stations throng with huge crowds of people looking for passage back home to parents and relatives, far from the big cities in the hinterlands.

24 Nov 2020

The case about perspective

They might just be trying to be difficult, but it just proves the point – the perspective is really all that matters.

10 Nov 2020

Calling out contempt

Sadly though, contempt is par for the course for a number of relationships, especially where there is very specific gender roles or socially sanctioned restrictions.

03 Nov 2020

How to get out of a fight: Making up matters

Read on to find out how you can make up with someone after a fight.

27 Oct 2020

Is there a koel around you?

Early in the monsoon time, koels start singing their sweet song, calling for its mate.

20 Oct 2020

When faith comes first

 A story I first read many years ago has been on my mind.

13 Oct 2020

The forever trap

Whatever the linguistic heritage one comes into, the stories one hears as a child end largely in that happily ever after...

06 Oct 2020

Revenge or resolution? 

It is no surprise that there is that much more irritation, frustration, annoyance and downright anger.

29 Sep 2020

In equal measures

Many years ago, I watched a movie – I no longer remember its name or even the language it was in, but a dialogue from that film has stuck with me.

22 Sep 2020

Keeping your relationship in check

Many corporate organisations require their employees to mandatorily check their health through Executive Health Checkup plans.

15 Sep 2020

Why we turn to breakup songs

This is a lament that comes up every few years, if not more frequently than that.

10 Sep 2020

The concurrent list

For the most part, these lists are fixed though there have been some changes over the last 70 years.

01 Sep 2020

Receiving bad news

Your partner is sprawled out on another couch. Normally, you would just spend the hour chilling, making small talk or sharing commentary about the show you are both watching till it is time to sleep.

25 Aug 2020

Decoding connections

Often, these seemingly innocuous interactions are not just mundane transactions.

18 Aug 2020

The seven jars

Among the stories that have been retold time and again by Indian spiritual teachers, one story that stands out is about the Yaksha and the seven jars.

11 Aug 2020