The day it snowed…
The first time I heard ‘Video Games’ by Lana Del Rey was the day London received its first snowfall of Winter 11/12. Now, every time I hear the track, it takes me back to when I experienced my first snowfall. I love how music does that to you.
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I’ve started a new blog for the bookworm in me. Fellow bookworms, feedback is welcome!
Well, I just don’t even consider myself handsome. When I look in the...– Jon Hamm, ELLE India July’12
There’s this unwritten rule about music - you always have to discover it for yourself. You may hear a few tunes as part of a commercial or playing in the background at work or maybe at a house party. Or you catch a few lyrics that mean so much that you’re compelled to know which song they belong to. But the one thing I have come to realise is, the discovery of each song that goes on...
If things were easy to find, they wouldn’t be worth finding.– Thomas Schell, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
I don’t like to call myself a writer. What’s so great about being a writer? Anyone who knows decent English and can put words together can be a writer. So what if I’ve been writing essays since I was eight and maintaining a journal since I was thirteen? If being a writer means someone who is socially awkward, fumbles for words to make a simple conversation and has low self...
It’s funny how some areas of your life can be perfect and settled but one area that’s an absolute failure. And the mind is such that it insists on focusing on the things that have gone wrong, refusing to credit the things that are right.
Another bites the dust
I don’t even know how to react anymore. It’s just become a joke. A joke that doesn’t make me laugh. I don’t feel like crying, feels futile. Even venting for comfort has become boring. I just feel empty. An emptiness that only comes after someone’s sudden absence. No matter how many times you’ve been through it, you never get used to the hollow feeling. From anger in one moment to sadness the next...
Why I hated London and more
I’m going to say it outright - I hated London. Because of this, I developed an illusionary love for Mumbai. Now that my hate for London and love for Mumbai has subsided, I can write about both cities objectively. Let me clear one thing, living in a foreign country is not as glamorous as it’s made out to be. I denied this for the longest time but now that I’ve been there done...
Wrong Choices or Right Mistakes?
This question has been nagging me for the past few weeks. So much so that I’ve been doubting choices I made way back in 2005. Find myself at a crossroads with a whirlwind of doubts in my head, rays of hope slowly fading and enthusiasm draining out of me. Not like my self esteem was ever high but this time around it’s taken a real beating. Always thought that I’m clear headed...
It’s been close to three weeks since I took up a temporary job at a preschool and I haven’t been happier. Initially, it was a little weird when they addressed me as ‘teacher’ but now I have a hundred reasons I love spending my day with these toddlers even if it leaves me humming nursery rhymes unconsciously through the day. I want to write about all their idiosyncrasies...
Make it Work
Something I’ve learnt over the last few years: Stop waiting for your knight in shining armour or Mr. Perfect with a list of “ideal” qualities or the “right” moment. I believe the fairytales we grow up listening to, give us unrealistic expectations about love. There is no perfect relationship. Every relationship takes effort, you make it work. Relationships last long...
Even though we are clearly a part of the animal world, we are distinguished from other animals by the possession of faculties by which we make judgments. It is when we do not exercise these faculties that we can truly be said to be in the world of Animality. - Richard Causton explaining one of The Ten Worlds in The Buddha in Daily Life A couple of days back, one of Mumbai’s lifelines -...
Happiness only real when shared. - Christopher McCandless, Into The Wild Into The Wild is one of my favourite movies but I’ve always been disappointed with the end. For some reason, I’ve firmly been against the fact that man is a social animal. One of the many things that the London trip changed for me was this. I’ve always believed that I can be decently comfortable by myself but this...
It’s been more than two weeks since I got back from London and I’ve simply been putting off writing about it. To my pleasant surprise, there are a handful of people who have actually been waiting for me to blog about my trip (hugs and kisses to them). There are two reasons I wasn’t writing up until now: 1. I was being super lazy and every time I thought about blogging about...
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My first celebrity interview from 2 years ago for OK! INDIA. One that I can never tire of reading or pimping :D http://bit.ly/H9Z3Ot
Grass is always greener...
I was under the impression that citizens of a First World country would have little to complain about. But I was so wrong. A couple of days ago I visited St. Paul’s Cathedral and saw the Occupy London camp site. I didn’t know much about it until I got home and read up on Wikipedia. They’re protesting against the rising cost of living (Living in London is expensive!) But still, I...