Thursday, December 29, 2011

One {more} for 2011

I am pretty sure I am not going to be able to write just before the end of the year and every time I start the computer, there always seems something better to do than write. So I'm writing on my phone using the cool Blogger app that google released a few months ago for iOS users. Oh wait, I remember the app being there even before that, but they recently made it free and thats why I have it.

Anyway, there's too much on my platter now. Since I've kicked the CA course on it's behind, I have taken up a lot more than I can handle, like writing a novel, signing up for a creative writing course, making cards and of course, still continue teaching.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Untitled, simply because I can't come up with one

I was half expecting the Blogger login page to say 'Sorry, we don't remember you. Do you have an account with us?' when I logged in because it has been ages since I logged in (duh!) But then I realised Blogger is just a bot and it doesn't care whether you stay in touch or visit or whatever. It'll still let you in as long as you remember your username and password. Thankfully, I didn't have any trouble remembering those.

When I did log in, the first thing I did was, read a few posts from the blogs that I've been following but there have been so many that I could barely manage a fraction of what I missed while I was away. And when I say away, I don't mean that I was disconnected from the internet, I was just disconnected from blogging (and reading blogs, or books. Gosh! I have read just four books this year!! That's a bad record!)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Is that your only responsibility?

Why do people have children? I mean, I know a man and a woman do stuff (yes, I'm going to call it stuff till I'm okay with being all bold on the blog!) and then a baby is born (some people may not believe it, but I'm quite past the bird and the bees stage.)

I mean this in the larger sense. Why do people decide to have kids? Let me elaborate on what I think could be (or rather appear to be) the reasons.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Difficult Question, my ass!

I think I'm back to the writing-at-3-AM phase again. Not that I didn't have time to write before. I had close 4 hours to sit on this but I chose to utilise my  time watching re-runs of the third season of Castle (that I had completely missed this past week.) Now that the three episodes that they showed back-to-back are over, I think I can get some work done here.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

It's not us, it's physics.

If you think everything that happens in your life is fate, I'm sure this will make you believe otherwise. Fate does have a role to play, a huge one; but it has got to play by a few rules and sooner or later you figure out what those rules are. You could wish you'd known about the rules sooner, or you could feel you were better off not knowing. It's totally up to you. And what fate plans for you, while playing by the rules.

It took me eleven years to figure out something that affected the biggest part of my life. And when I did realise, all I could think was, How could I not see it? It was right there all along. Undisputed, and proven right time and again. It was Physics after all.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Umm.. I guess I'll have three!

Last year, I posted about how I loved mangoes and how I got pimples every time I had even two slices. I got a tremendous response where people agreed with me, told me what they did or how they could eat mangoes and not get affected by it at all.

However, there was one very nice lady by the name of Jane Amanda who said (and I quote)...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Yes Woman

I am at a crossroads in life, at a point where I have to choose. At this moment I feel a choice between this or that would've been easier than saying yes or no; which could be the difference between welcoming an opportunity or closing the door on its face. Either way, whatever the type of choice, I still have to decide, weigh the pros and cons and make a conscious, adult decision; an important decision. It's something I can't get out of without cursing myself for the rest of my life that I didn't even give it a chance.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

An ode to the Indian Burger

I'm sure you all know what cravings are like, and that the only way to get rid of the nagging feeling is to actually get what you're craving for ASAP! I had this craving yesterday for a vada pav. For my international readers (and if I'm talking vada pav here, that includes those even outside of Maharashtra) Vada Pav is the Indain burger. It's a spicy potato patty with a covering of chickpea dough (the dough also known as Bengal gram, or more popularly as Besan) - which is the Vada; held between a soft bun like bread - Pav. Hence, Vada Pav.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

There's Porcupine Tree's "Blackest Eyes," there's Jaundince "Yellow Eyes" and then there's me with "Red Eyes"

Even in my wildest dreams, I did not think this possible. Not that I thought I was immune, but this was something that wasn't even in my vocabulary anymore. One evening, everything's normal; and the next morning I wake up to see the reflection of a girl with bloodshot eyes in the mirror! I could've expected that, had I gone off to sleep in drunker stupor or woken up without the requisite amount or sleep or (worse) both. But I had done neither of those. I was sober and well-rested! What the hell was up with these red eyes then? In a few minutes, I was about to be told!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Indian Railways owe me Rs. 5!

I've been away from my blog for a really really long time and this probably isn't the best ‘come back’ post for me, but I'm going to write it anyway (and hope that it doesn't turn out to be one of those half-written posts that I could never manage to go back to and complete. Believe me, in the last two months, there have been more of those than anything else!)

Also, since I haven't written anything in the last two months, I'd take any chance that comes my way and just write anyway.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Blogging on the go... for February's sake!

It's the last day of February and I can't believe I haven't blogged at all. Actually when I think about how hectic the entire month has been in terms of targets and events, I'm not that surprised. I'm not sure if I have the time to give you a detailed recap of the entire month, but I sure can make a list; that seems fine.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

I get it now...

You know how I am nocturnal and how much effort it takes for me to wake up at the break of dawn. Well, today I did do that; I was up at 7.05 AM really. Now of course I would like to mention that I had to be tricked into doing that, but it worked. You see, this sleeping till late and staying up late, even though tremendously enjoyable, was... 
a) not so good for my health in the long run and 
b) messing with my ability to work.

I am not going to delve into the reasons or the ways in which my ability to work (creatively) is getting messed up, but it's safe to say that it is.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I think someone just "Burn"ed themselves..

So remember I just mentioned my our addiction to That 70s Show and how Natasha and I totally LOVE IT??? And how we love the 'Burn!!!'s??? Yeah.. Well, my sister just 'Burn'ed herself. Here's how..

2010 - Books, Movies and more...

Again, this post is more or less for me.. to be able to keep a track of the books I read, the movies I saw and other stuff that everyone else may dismiss as totally not-worth-blogging-about. But when I sit back 10 years later  (when I'll be in my thirties but because of the information overload, my brain might react like an eighty year old's) and I would want to know if I've read a particular book or not, or seen a movie or not; I'll have this post to help me out. Laugh all you want, but it may happen to you too. You don't want to watch a movie all the way till the end only to realise that you'd seen it a decade ago and didn't like it even then. This whole thing has a purpose, you see?

Saturday, January 8, 2011

2010 in Pictures

In the previous post, I wrote A LOT! And I mean a LOT! That's the reason why it took me so long to post - because I had soooo much to write. But I'm done writing for the day. And I think I've heard somewhere that a picture is worth a thousand words. Sounds familiar, right? So I'm going to let pictures do all the talking! The entire year of 2010 summarised in pictures - one for each month :)

Friday, January 7, 2011

2010 - An Overview

First of all, my apologies for such a late first post in the new year - much later than 99% of the bloggers out there. There were quite a few that blogged about their New Year's resolutions on the first day of the year, and here I am - 6 days late. So sorry for that. And Happy New Year!! :) (I think as long as it's still the first week in the New Year, it still counts.)

I am not going to talk about what I did on New Year's eve or make resolutions (wait. I might do that... the resolutions that is.) This post is a way for me to reflect on and analyse the year that went by and it may not be of any interest to you. Also, as of now I don't seem to be in a position to decide how long I'm going to go on. My past experience shows that it's safe to say that it's going to be reaaaallly long. So feel free to skip this; or read on. Whatever! It's up to you.