Category Archives: this and that

Things I don’t do anymore

I seem to cringe a lot reading old emails, old blogposts, old tweets, or looking at old photographs and videos. Everyone does, I suppose. My past self seems alien to me at some level, and embarrassing at another. It’ll be … Continue reading

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Lucky Number Seven

Our blog turns seven today. I really don’t know what to put in here which I haven’t already said in the past seven years. This past year has been the one year where a lot of things have changed in … Continue reading

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Just another attempt at beating Writer’s Block

I leave in the afternoon for a location that shall remain unnamed. All I can say is I’m dressing warm. I’m pretty paranoid about saying stuff online that might be in someway linked to my professional identity. The US is … Continue reading

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Sixer

No, this post is not about cricket. It is instead about this blog turning six years old. It now needs to be enrolled in school, told to not talk too much, and needs to learn how to face the big … Continue reading

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Midnight Minestrone Soup

I’m writing this in darkest hour. No, not metaphorically like that.. just that dawn is an hour or so away. My body clock is rather messed up, and I’m stuck about whether to embrace it or to go on the … Continue reading

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Ownership

Just imagine that you found that perfect gadget or dress or jacket or something else in the shop window. That thing which you have been searching for ages and never found anything as exact. You immediately rush in and buy … Continue reading

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Ms Feather-light

There is this type of women or girls I keep running into from time to time. I call them Ms. Feather-light. This species¬† is almost always camouflaged as the strong-confident-career types who can take the world with the tip of … Continue reading

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Thirty-Eight Hours

My phone ringing when it was going through security check. Getting unnerved by the stony-faced security officer. Chatting up an old Indian couple who couldn’t for the hell of them figure out how to use the payphones. Looking at the … Continue reading

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Hotels and Hospitality

For quite some time now, I have been complaining about the utter lack of swanky hotels in Mysore to my Dad. No ambiance, if tried very badly done. Waiters don’t know that starters are to be served before the main … Continue reading

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Smile

It seems to be ages since there was a cheerful post on this page. We’ve changed the theme here for the sake of it. Rubric was nice and elegant, and I really love the pen next to the title, but … Continue reading

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Minestrone Soup for the Confused Soul

I’m wondering if anyone still reads this page. It feels like ages since I updated here, and it shows. I’ve a lot more bottled-up emotions, my smile has never been more fake, and even my teenagy angst has given way … Continue reading

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December Roundup

December 2009 shall be memorable for: My going at the rate of one movie a day sans television. Previous posts will attest that I am no fan of watching movies on my laptop. Learner’s Permit Four independent bits of good … Continue reading

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Happy Today!

For one thing I’ve never understood the hullabaloo behind the New Year celebrations. What if they had decided to shift the origin of the earth’s orbit by a few extra rotations. And after all a circle has no start or … Continue reading

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Never too far away from blogging

I haven’t published for weeks together now.¬† I seem to have writer’s block or some such thing. For starters, when I was in the thick of deadlines, I came out with a blueprint for my first ever good work of … Continue reading

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Correlation… causation? Coincidence!

I’m back to blogging, but only for a bit. Next week is a bit hectic. But I HAD to post on this. When I was working in Bangalore, I was in a team full of young people just a few … Continue reading

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Off with ’em Misconceptions!

I entered the United States mentally prepared for things that would surprise me. But oh well, I still end up shocked, surprised, all that jazz. First, about Americans. All I knew of them was that Indians worked rather hard in … Continue reading

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Blasted beginnings and botched-up bye-byes

Just for the alliteration. Not enough material for a nice long post about it that won’t be password protected and will be able to attract a lot of comments. Just couldn’t pass the title up.

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Empathy

Till we evolve to sync the layer in our brain (mind?) that feels emotions with the one that articulates them into words,¬† good luck to us. If we manage to keep from wanting to kill everyone else around us till … Continue reading

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Boredom

Ive been really bored lately. Thats something to say, as boredom is my usual state of mind. Now I seem to have hit rock bottom. Ive exhausted all my feeds, logged in and out of all my accounts too many … Continue reading

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In Which Wanderlust Tries Giving It Those Ones

I promise I won’t end this by joining evening Law classes just so that I can sue people. I wish I could begin this with a swashbuckling “THE END :)”, but that will have to wait a bit. I see … Continue reading

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