Ennui

Going through infinite sheets of boredom where almost nothing seems to be interesting. Have shelved the books I am reading, after futile attempts to sieve through more than 5 pages of them at a time. All movies seem to be either utterly dramatic or utterly cliche. Even tried watching a TV series – having faith…

Finding love in reading

NY Times has a funny article on dating amongst the bibliophiles and how saying too little or too much about a book can break relationships amongst those whose first love is reading ! Dating bibliophiles seems like a very tricky business, for you could be dropped for not knowing Pushkin, or for adoring Howard Roark!But…

Book Crossing

I had learned the term Serendipity only about ten days before I came across the concept of Book Crossing. (I of course learned the term because of the silly movie by the same name – not by watching it, but by hearing of it from loads of people who could not stop swooning over its…

MMM: Manic Monday Morning

Yes, its the morning of that horrible day of the week that-should-not-be-named, and of course the blues are on in full swing. I remember them creeping in on the previous evening. Here I was, laughing one moment at the incessant banter of Jab we met’s Kareena Kapoor, and then, in the next moment was tinted…

On Thanksgiving

Yes, I am not a Christian, neither of the western world, but on the day when so many people are offering an appreciation for their blessings, I can join them in appreciating a few things that make me happy: A walk with my headphones on my ears and my ipod in my pocket, as the…

Abatement

I have been away from blogging for sometime now. Though the initial gap was attributed to work(!!), the later part was for a much better reason – a week long trip to Manali and Lahaul/Spiti! The trip was out of the world, with its share of adventure, madness and fun. I can’t wait to write…

Innovation of image

Amongst the several alternative careers that exist merely in my mind and (day) dreams, a one that figures at least in the top twenty is professional photography. Like all the rest of the list, which includes literature, travel writing and travel journalism for Discovery, I have done nothing to advent this one either and am…

Everything that can go wrong in a day (and does)

Beginning of a great day with an early morning flight – to none other than the city of ‘Joy’. Of course I love to get up at 4:30 am (midnight?) and feel the lovely crisp air. Even better if the water supply decides to remain elusive – the sound of a few drops dripping from…

The quintessential tipping…

In the process of shifting to a new home, we have suddenly been exposed to a heavy dose of the tipping culture that has found its way in India. In the last few days, we may have handed out a substantial chunk as tips to the delivery guys, assembling folks, security guards etc. And that…

The Royal tale

It was a story that gripped the heart of entire nation, the way all stories these days do. As the smallest items starts emerging from a remote corner of the country (and may be the world for some) and takes form in our living room, thanks to the unilateral focus of all news channels alike,…