I think flights are among the times when my mind is most ripe with ideas. Just watching people and their interactions gives you so much fodder for giggles, exasperation, life's lessons, joys and of course gyan. Across multiple trips in India and abroad, I've noticed Indians in particular displaying certain behavioural quirks.
I have recently been reading ‘Lean In’ by Sheryl Sandberg at a really slow pace. Slowly because the book engrossed me it being such a stimulating read. A high-profile, successful American executive opens out her heart and shares her experiences and you realize that at the bottom of it all we are so similar. A woman in America and a woman in India. How our struggles are similar, our social environments and so are our thought processes...
I have been on Facebook for a number of years and like many others have gone through a whirlwind romance with the social networking site. Over time, it's been something of a love-hate relationship that has now been on the rocks for a while now. Facebook has clearly changed what we mean by friends.
When I was watching Chak De a long time ago, I couldn't help but nod my head in the segment where Shah Rukh Khan (it's one of the films in which he actually acted well!) talks about how we always seem to first belong to our states and then our country.