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.

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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.

A walk through Old Bengaluru

We walked close to ten kilometres today, through a variety of localities, from the crowded Chickpete to the well planned Basavanagudi. I realized how I missed those walks. I realized the need to get back to photography, to fill these blogs with frames that capture the essence of this city, it’s energy and colours. 

You are your city’s ambassador

I believe every city has its own character. Cities are characterized by a synergy that exists between its peoples, cultures, food, economy, art, music and such things.

A simple thanks can mean a lot!

I guess the magic lies in the fact that freshers’ experience of the corporate world is from the outside – they don’t deal with ratings, promotions etc. They don’t stay with us long enough to see the ugly side.

Sorry Adithi! I never hugged you.

She’d stick to me, just like she always had. She took my side even when I was wrong in my life only to put me back on the right track. She’d never question my decisions knowing that I’ll eventually learn things myself. 

Throwback Soundtrack: Jism (2003)

Jism belongs to a time when Bollywood moved from the senseless compositions that dominated the late 90s to cater to a new young audience that demanded quality music.