An Interview


Between Life’s Doings is a blog on mindfulness and deliberate living that I have been following closely for quite some time now. It has introduced me to concepts and people that have greatly enriched my personal attempts to live a life of centeredness.   


When I received an interview request from Aarathi, I was pleasantly taken aback. In addition she wanted my favorite scribble. I had only recently begun sharing my own artwork on this blog, and this was a most unusual request.  Given the consistent focus of the blog, I agreed, and I couldn’t have been happier with the outcome.   

Do take a look at how the interview, Doodlesof Inspiration: Subhorup Dasgupta, came out.

20 comments:

  1. Very neat and inspiring. That granny doodle is very interesting; it's a great idea. :)

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    1. Thanks, Divya. The granny doodle was for a book cover of my mother's memoirs.

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  2. It was a great read. Your views on tea are pretty interesting.

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    1. Don't even get me started on the topic of tea! Glad you liked the post.

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  3. Subhorup,
    Your sketches are truly interesting.Your interview is very impressive too:)
    Like anything truly worth having in life... an evolving, growing and balanced mind is so important. Your words reminded me that humbleness and kindness can make all the difference in the world. Thank you!!

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    1. Everyone wants a peaceful, happy life. and yet somehow we have developed into people who are eking out an existence in a cut-throat competitive world by somehow managing to subdue the other. The only way out is to embrace compassion and need-based living in whatever way possible and practical. Small acts of loving, giving, and forgiving will grow into an ocean of true humanity. Thank you so much for your encouraging words, Panchali.

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  4. I love this interview. I was so pleasantly surprised and pleased to see how genuine,and honest the interview was and how much depth of introspection it had. The series really is so wonderful for me to see how connected a community of people we can be when the right questions are asked! :-)

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    1. Aarathi, thank you, thank you, thank you. I was able to wipe quite a bit of dust off my lens doing this interview for you.

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  5. Your interview was simple yet with so much depth. You truly speak from your heart. Enjoyed reading it...

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    1. Thanks a million, LP. Don't worry about the depth bit. It is a put on. In reality, I am shallow and I make up for it with covered ground.

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  6. I liked the sketches and your quotes as well! You very correctly mentioned that fool-proof strategies don't really work. We can talk on and on about correct parenting methods, relationship techniques etc., but every day brings along different challenges and instant solutions that sometimes throw conventional wisdom out the door. And, you love tea :).

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    1. We are evolving all the time, and often similar challenges evoke different, perhaps more mature responses as we go along. And tea, don't even get me started.

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  7. Loved your ideas about mindful living. Having the right questions is sometimes more important than having the right answers because it gets to the root of the matter immediately. Thank you for compelling us to introspect and keep learning.

    P.S. Deciding to go with my real name in future :-).

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    1. Thank you so much, Shankari, for the thought provoking and encouraging dialog you initiate. It is true, we often get stuck with the finger instead of seeing the moon it is pointing at, and this is but human. The only way to break free from it is by "practicing" mindfulness. There comes a time when your practice becomes your default response and nature. That is truly a glorious and mystic experience.

      PS: Loved you Overwhelmed? Make A Master List! post.

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    2. Thank you, Subho.

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  8. a very intresting interview,every word so well placed so well said...and yes love the doodle:)

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  9. I loved the granny doodle.. very nice to know you through the interview after glimpses through your blog

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  10. Very deep insights subhorup ! :)

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  11. i like people who think from heart .. very simple and honest interview..

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