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Harry Potter Epilogue Day

September 1 2017 was the day the epilogue in the last Harry Potter book took place, where everyone is grown and has children. I used to be a huge, huge Harry Potter fan. More so since, initially, when Harry, Ron … Continue reading

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Return of the Writing Bug

I stopped writing here nearly two years ago. That was around the same time as I’d moved to the Bay Area. My life began revolving around work. And the rest of what constituted my life had little to do with … Continue reading

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I love writing.

I recently had the opportunity to spend whole blocks of time just writing. It was glorious. I’m quite annoyed I hadn’t tried that before at all. It was too good to last though. I haven’t had the opportunity to do … Continue reading

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Perfect Ten

It’s actually a month since my blog turned ten. That’s a huge milestone, and like the busy father who is off flying for meetings in London, Paris and Rome and doesn’t make it to his child’s tenth birthday, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Wonderful Mr. Watterson

I write this post for no reason other than that I read this post about Calvin and Hobbes in Open Magazine¬† and was annoyed it was yet another summary of things we’ve only heard about a thousand times. When reading … Continue reading

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Sustainable writing.

A month back, I tried to create a Writing Packet. The Desk Jokes came quick and hard. It took me all of fortyfive minutes to fill up two pages with mostly-good jokes about current events. And then I got really … Continue reading

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The Brothers RK

I know the work of RK Narayan more intimately than RK Laxman’s, even though the latter’s is more ubiquitous. Political cartoons, at the dose of one a day becomes so routine that you tend to take them for granted. Besides, … Continue reading

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High School

The issue of the NPS student being suspended and subsequently committing suicide has caused some discussion about how high school was back in our day. When I think back to my high school days, I hardly remember much about it. … Continue reading

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Thoughts about Indra Nooyi having it all

Indra Nooyi, as is usual for women in any position of power, talked about having it all and how she doesn’t have it all. One telling anecdote was when she came home after being anointed CEO of PepsiCo and her … Continue reading

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Clearing my head

There’s so much to do, just so much to do. Holiday season is so stressful, especially if you’re moving across the country during it. Especially if you have to rely on a ton of other people for it. Two-body problems … Continue reading

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To all the Indian LGBT activists out there…

So yes, it was tragic about Section 377. I was very enraged. Still am, but I want to do something more constructive than raise my blood pressure about it. If nothing, I want to be more informed about ground realities. … Continue reading

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Balance

In stark contrast to my disorganized life in undergrad, I find myself living a civilized, domesticated life now. I might even go so far as to call it organized, but then the world might die collectively laughing at that. Deal … Continue reading

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Freedom, to be.

That Delhi girl died. I don’t know if I should even be saying anything. In the time between when she was assaulted and when she passed away, I was having a good time. Lots of friends and acquaintances coming in … Continue reading

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The Incomplete Guide to Finding Rented Accommodation in NYC

I moved to New York City in January. My first month in NYC, I sublet a rather filthy and rather tiny space in Harlem for a month from a shark sorta girl. I was given an option of taking over … Continue reading

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How should we communicate science?

Hats off to the coursera guys and hat tip to wanderlust, I recently took up writing in the sciences¬† by Prof Kristin Sainani. (I would highly recommend the website aka check it to know how good it is). This was … Continue reading

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Grandeur

The tired sun slowly descends into the golden sea, watching silhouettes lock in a passionate kiss. The tide recklessly rises and the island of rocks is nowhere to be seen. A majestic lonely castle on an island in the vast … Continue reading

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A couple of pieces of exercise writing.

There’s so much in New York City to satisfy your creative cravings! I found a writing class in Brooklyn. And you could try out the first class, and choose to sign up or not. I knew I couldn’t sign up … Continue reading

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Look Book

For reading her for more than four years, for picking too many ideas from her and simply for documentation, I’ll copy Garance Dore’s post on the evolution of her style and nod. Like most girls, my first and the biggest … Continue reading

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Wester Hogi, Easter Bunny

I’m moving to New York City. And after three years, Tuna Fish and I will be on the same timezone, and we’ll be in the same state for the first time since we started our first jobs after graduation. I’ll … Continue reading

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Disconcerting

In the glory days of my late teens, I could listen to metal. Now however, most of my music-listening happens while reading or coding, and hard rock and classic rock suits that mood better than metal. My ears seem to … Continue reading

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