Mastizaade: When Life Gives You No Brains, Make a Movie

Humans are prone to making mistakes. It’s hardwired into our DNA to goof up in as many ways as possible. And when we’ve exhausted all the ways possible, we turn to all ways impossible to screw things up. We aren’t ingenious for nothing, you see. Gotta use that brain matter somewhere!

Then, having made absolute and utter fools of ourselves, we then come up with generic fortune cookie gyaan to make ourselves feel better. Read More

Relax, Unwind, Breathe, Repeat.

The hammock swings side to side: left-right, left-right, left-right …

The cicadas murmured in their typical, mechanical fashion – trrrr … trrr … trrrr … – which I find oddly comforting, almost like a lullaby.

My friend gives the hammock a gentle push and it comes back to its rhythmic swing.

Left-right, left-right, left-right …

Side to side, side to side, side to side… Read More

How I Got the Better of New Year Resolutions

Happy New Year!

Yes, I know. It is rather late in the day for cheerful new year wishes, but it’s not for nothing that I have perfected the art of procrastination.

So, I’ll say once again, ‘Happy New Year’ and it’s up to you to take it or leave it.

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Happy Indifference Day, Folks!

Independence day has come and gone. Flags were hoisted all over the city and people exhibited that smidgeon of patriotism they especially reserve for this day. All of a sudden, their heart swelled with pride as songs from Hindi movies played in the background.

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Odds & Ends: The Spice of Life

It’s been such a long time since I posted anything on the blog at all. Why? Well, there is the ‘I-don’t-have-the-time’ excuse that is conveniently used to explain all sorts of oversight – some egregious, some shocking, and some quite mundane. But, I think the biggest problem I face is I am not sure what to write about on my blog.

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