In Munnar, Kerala finally started getting under my skin a little bit, both metaphorically and literally, thanks to three lovely people we came across, and a few jungle critters that decided to nibble on us. After tuk-tuk dropped us off at the Kochin bus station, there was some mild disapointment as the much praised A/C… Read More India, day 3/4: Munnar
The initial shock of India, despite being much described in Shantaram and similar lit and films (Best Marigold Hotel, beloved by pensioners world-over), was mild. After the descent from the clouds, there was a shock of the green, lush growth, then touchdown. That was followed by a relatively clean and orderly course though the airport… Read More India, days 1/2: Kochin
My trip to India started with the usual sort of awkward sense of anticipation like all ventures into the unexpected. As normal for someone who spent the better part of the year reading and watching “Wild” and similar books about transformational journeys, everything got far more significance than warranted: a sweaty smelly taxi driver in… Read More India, day 0
In the shallowest parts of my soul, which I am slightly ashamed of, a thing that I thought I might miss a lot when I moved back to Belgrade from London was the variety of cuisines and their high quality (despite the prejudice about food in Britain). I am pleasantly surprised that the variety in… Read More Best of Belgrade / Summer 2016: Belgrade, the world
Sve se odigralo brzo, i možda čak relativno predvidivo, na trgu Repblike, oko podne pre dva dana. -Dobar dan, da li biste učestvovali u anketi? -Da… -Šta mislite da bi trebalo da bude kazna silovatelju one devojčice? -Pa čovek je očigledno poremećen,i trebalo da dobije maksimalnu zatvorsku u Srbiji. Ali ne mislim da bi trebalo… Read More Kako za tri minuta postati Alo- krvožednik?
If you are in the UK, sitting in a darkened room looking mournfully at your photos from your Erasmus year and shaking your fist at the electorate that robbed you of an EU future, suppressing your tears of rage because they would spoil the little pattern on your flat white, please take a moment to… Read More Brexit: So what just happened?
The link between depression and over-achievement gets in the media cyclically and when it does it gets a lot of attention. Most recently, the flurry of reporting and analysis was brought on by the suicide of Martin Senn, a former CEO of Zurich Insurance and was linked by media to a similar incidents of the… Read More The drama of the corporate man-child: What Alice Miller can teach insecure over-achievers?