Hey everyone, I’ve started up a new blog – click here and stay tuned. I’ll be blogging there instead now. I love this blog, it’s documented all the crap that’s been swimming around inside my head for several years now, so I’ll probably never shut it down and will come back every now and then for nostalgia’s sake. But I ...

So in my second year of university we’re studying Russian literature – Dostoyevsky, Turgenev and the likes (nothing short of amazing), and a lot of European poetry – 16th century poetry, from the era of ye ol Will S. (no, not Smith). You know, here I was, thinking all that chivalry and those dramatic declarations of undying love you read ...

I talked to my mum a month ago about the time I almost lost my leg and realized that surprisingly, I hadn’t talked to her about it before! She narrated to me the whole story and I thought it was a cool one to share around the water-cooler. And it was pretty unnerving to come face to face with the ...

Ever wonder if we’re being watched? By some superior intelligence? What if God is just an alien? And destiny or karma or fate or coincidence or those times you think someone with a twisted sense of humour is controlling your life – are electromagnetic forces emitted by an instrument in the hand of an alien creature whose microscope slide our ...

What is life without food? DEATH. The sun beat down hard on my brow. 48 hours to go of this hell. I mentally checked my supplies. Three eggs Six slices of bread Some butter Some frozen packeted stuff Bottle of chillie paste An old toffee I found in my wallet whose expiry date I couldn’t find on the cover… do toffees have expiry dates? I’ve never ...

So I’ve been having a crappy start to my Ramadan. For the noobs, Ramadan is a month during which Muslims fast from about 4am to 7pm to experience the hunger our less fortunate brothers and sisters go through and all that cheesy stuff, and everyone is extra nice during this month, and at the end there’s this awesome festival where ...

A poster was published some days ago on Facebook, with words on it that wrenched a tear of joy to my eye. I had been dreaming of this day all my life. Pay 150 rupees. And eat ALL THE ICE CREAM YOU WANT. Dear god. So there I was with a party of seven at the Majestic City food court ...

Conquering The Two-Wheeled Monster So this week, on vacation, I challenged myself to learn to ride the bicycle. Yes, I can’t ride a bicycle. Laugh it up, bitch. I think I tried it out when I was about 8, but I fell off. It was brutal. Naturally I shunned the contraption forever, and rode my tricycle around instead.. till that got too weird, socially. ...

Conquering The Two-Wheeled Monster So this week, on vacation, I challenged myself to learn to ride the bicycle. Yes, I can’t ride a bicycle. Laugh it up, bitch. I think I tried it out when I was about 8, but I fell off. It was brutal. Naturally I shunned the contraption forever, and rode my tricycle around instead.. till that got too weird, socially. ...

Pregnant Women, How Dare You Look Fat? So apparently Aishwarya Rai had a baby this year, and Jessica Simpson is expecting one too. They’re both going to produce miniature celebrities who are going to be coochy cooed over by all loyal followers of the tabloid for years to come. Worldover, people love talking about these hot mamas and their movies and music and enviable good looks, ...

Pregnant Women, How Dare You Look Fat? So apparently Aishwarya Rai had a baby this year, and Jessica Simpson is expecting one too. They’re both going to produce miniature celebrities who are going to be coochy cooed over by all loyal followers of the tabloid for years to come. Worldover, people love talking about these hot mamas and their movies and music and enviable good looks, ...

To kindle or not to kindle? I was packing last night for my flight back home, a long vacation, and this is what my luggage looked like: This is not counting the first layer of library at the very bottom. I had to close it and sit on it and bounce on it a few times to be able to bring the two edges of zip ...

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