I stepped out looking for Happiness

But no matter how much I looked around

All I found was a colossal mess

Seemed like happiness did not want to be found

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I stepped out looking for Joy

But no matter how much I looked around

All it did was destroy

…and the role of labor and its fruit: outcomes

Previously on this show: I explored the theme that chasing happiness is a fool’s quest and so is true for its lesser cousin — joy, and that peace is not only the more attainable goal, but also the one we need (as opposed to the one we want).

A sine curve attempting to approximate the state of mind; degrees are perhaps days or weeks, but the graph surely not drawn to scale

However, I…

Please don’t just hashtag this

A Call To Action to join a coalition of the willing

Over the past few weeks, I have been thinking about a movement that would be really good to have. Hoping that someone will start it. Classic procrastination and hoping that someone else will do what I think is needed.

I reached a breaking point last week. The amount of energy…

The pressures of not being one and the perks of being one

You can read the Chapter 1 here, and Chapter 2 here before proceeding.

Chapter 3: The Wife Who Leads

This is her story too.

The account of Laxman’s life is incomplete without her. Who she was before she met him, who she became after she met him and who she…

The pressures of not being one and the perks of being one

You can read the Chapter 1 here, before proceeding

Chapter 2: His name and what’s in it

In a rush to begin his story, his identity was forgotten. Seems like you’ve made it this far, so there might be interest in knowing a bit about him?

He is a man…

The philosophy behind my second novel

I co-wrote my second novel, DareDreamers: A Start-up of Superheroes with my father. It has been published by Rupa Publications. It was launched last week:

Launch of DareDreamers: A Start-up of Superheroes — my second novel

My first novel, The Quest of the Sparrows was also co-written with my father and also published by Rupa Publications in 2011.

Last week, when…

The pressures of not being one and the perks of being one

Chapter 1: The Middle-Age Dilemma

His kind neighbor invites him and his wife for a conversation over tea and some pakodas. He wonders how grown up he must appear now to be receiving such invites — like he had only seen his dad receive so far. …

Kartik Sharma

Public health professional by day and a writer by night. Author of fiction novels The Quest of the Sparrows and DareDreamers.

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