Family, expectations, disappointment and my car

So when you accidentally hear these two parties discussing something about you, you tend to pay a little attention.

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R.I.P Abhishek

“You heard about Abhishek?” A friend asked me on phone. “He died, in an accident. His new wife, his brother-in-law …

The Story of a Squeaking Squirrel 

I pulled out an old walking stick lying in the cupboard and tried helping him (the squirrel) gain his freedom. I was the young man with the stick, he was the oppressed, decked in grey, white and black, panicking, squeaking, protesting my foreign presence yet getting tangled more and more in the mesh of twigs.

Casualty of being Casual?

I could’ve been many things, but I didn’t become those. Not because I didn’t want to become any of those, but because I wanted to become all of those. And sticking to that line of thought, trying to be everything, I never paid enough attention to any single time.

My Partners

When we talk about partners, two obvious meanings are derived – one that means a life partner, can be a spouse, a live-in partner, a lover and the other that’s in the context of businesses.

And then, we have partner-in-crime. That’s the partner less talked about. 

Throwback Soundtrack: Kareeb (1998)

It’s not everyday that you can appreciate the work of a person you’ve always made fun of. And when the work is genuinely good, you have to take a step back, put your ego aside and give credit where it’s due.

Cinema Originals – Monthly Roundup #6

Roundup #6, Jul 2017
Titles bought – 21
Total owned – 185

Speaking about classics, my pick of the month happens to be another Yash Chopra movie – a cult classic now, it had flopped miserably in 1991.

Catching up with blogging after 10 days!

Beyond fibromyalgia symptoms, short-stories and email writing, another thing did keep me busy and ate into my blogging hours in the last 10 days. A movie called Lamhe. I’ve been so hooked to it that I have watched it 3 times in 5 days.

Fibromyalgia: First Encounter

I sulked, I ate even more, slept even more hours, was hit by insomnia on some nights, troubled stomach, indigestion, back-aches, strained neck. One day, I was not able to put a spoonful of food into my mouth, sitting at the dining table. I weighed 88 kilos now.

The thing about being dormant

Dormancy in life’s like a physical object mentioned by Newton. You’re permanently dormant in life unless you commit yourself to change that state, which kind of makes it not permanent. Contradicting, really.

Some toilet gyaan for my fellow Indians.

Some of us cringe when advertisements on television featuring our favorite actors preach the benefits of building a toilet at home. The middle classes and the rich wonder if the technology savvy India is really that backward! We can place 104 satellites in their orbits with precision but can’t build toilets for half a billion people. 

The middle-class approach to leisure and living life

That’s the irony of middle-class. They know to save and they know to enjoy life. They know to find large-sized happiness in smaller things of life. A box of crackers, a box of top-quality sweets, the best of the small cars, a stylish scooter that gives the best mileage, a 40-inch LED TV that we hope will last two decades and so on.