thebengali is a blog on matters of everyday-living, existential questions, ethical matters, professional life, and social and individual commentary. the purpose of the blog is to share what i learn through my conversations with self, family, people, organisations, and other entities.
i started writing in 1984 as a 13-year-old, and haven’t had the sense to stop as yet. no discrimination on the format of writing – verses, prose, essays, columns, articles, books, snippets… are all part of the expression. i live in Pune, India, but have grown up in Mumbai, Delhi, Shimla, Jaipur; have ancestral ties to Benares; have lived and worked in Bengaluru, have travelled extensively on work to Hong Kong, Orlando (Florida), and a few other places. my interests are life, the living, and everything in between.