It was a little known fact that I have an addiction to movies. In fact my entire family is an avid consumer of Bollywood, which has made me a ‘filmy keeda’ myself. And firang cinema is something that I began subjecting myself to once I discovered the genre of psychological thrillers.
This was a well kept secret until I was asked to handle a Bollywood account in my current company and the cat was out of the hat. Whether I wanted to be that or not, now i’m the go-to guy for everything Bollywood at my workplace. Continue reading →
So I was in college and things had gone awkward for me. Some of my closest friends had chosen to ignore me for reasons best known to (or decided by) them. People wouldn’t keep me a part of their conversations. They would laugh on inside jokes and have discussions which I had no clue about. Such ridiculously childishness I had seen before only in teen movies where girl gangs make female protagonist’s life a living hell for not ‘being one of them’.
But that wasn’t the case here. Barring one friend, who I believe only spoke to me out of sympathy, the rest of my then ‘group’ ignored me. In fact I clearly remember each incident that day as it took a lot out of me mentally. You don’t just randomly see your closest of friends ignoring your existence and that to out of nowhere.
I was never a ‘have many friends’ kind of a person. I always believed in having a core bunch of close friends who would stay by you thick & thin. Probably it was all the ‘FRIENDS’ I used to see back in the day. But yeah, I believed in putting all my energies into a small circle of friends rather than divide my attention among many people. I refer to it in the past, because that habit in the past as that has now changed. I’ve learnt not to depend upon someone so much that they’re absence can affect you. Continue reading →
The Great Indian Litterbug. When I first saw it I thought it was about some literature loving bugger. And me being one, immediately found a *cupid striking an arrow* connect. But then when I read through I realised…. ‘What a trashy topic, man’
I rather write about Indian politics. You know Kiran Bedi joined BJP and will now contest opposite her ex-ally & aide Arvind Kejriwal of AAP? Her reaction should be something like this now….
I know what you’re thinking. This blog-post stinks. I’ve digressed too much and I haven’t even begun on the topic. So to make it up to you, I’ll educate you with a few unheard (un-invented until now) facts about cleanliness in our country. Continue reading →
What can I do to make streets safer? Hmm. Simple. Not drive. Take public transport. Carpool.
These sound like a safe enough option right? Nope, these are just pollution-friendly. Right, so what do we do? Grab a hold of an abandoned ambulance, re-vamp it and pretend to be…nah too illegal.
Wait for the hovercraft technology to be perfected and get it RTO approved (not sure if they’ll have a say in that though) and fly your way to your destination! Nah, that’s too futuristic, and slightly improbable in the near (distant) future.
So what can we do? We can’t convince people to not take their vehicles out. I mean, come on. People work hard, earn their living, and gather enough nerve to take a loan to buy their (closest to the) dream vehicle. We can’t expect them not to drive it, especially when they intend to enjoy it.
But then, how can we make our life on the roads better?
So stumbled upon this topic on Indiblogger during Diwali, but could write on it ‘cause I was ill. (somehow ironic, I know)
I thought I’ll write on it, when I feel better, but I was not a 100% for a large part of October. But the topic being about immunity i.e. the ability to fight off illnesses, managed to last longer than my throat infection and cold.
I almost forgot about this as I got caught up in work, but as I saw it again, I realised that I may be; either the most apt person to write on this, or the least appropriate writer for the topic ( depends on perspective, fella!)
Amidst the chaos of job vacancies, promotions and bank statements, an Indiblogger mail is a pleasant sight for sore eyes (and my inbox). This one in particular involved going to Colaba (aka the land of shopping) to check out the UniverCell showroom. That’s pretty much all I knew about the place until I got there. But I was in for a ‘Tech-sperience’ as they call it. Now whether that ‘Tech-sperience’ was good, bad or ugly, you’ll find out soon enough! Continue reading →
I’m not going to elaborate on how technology has advanced, and now man is dependent on it and that’s a bad thing. There are enough people doing that already. As true as that idea may be but you have to agree that technology has made life easy and work simpler.
I’ve used a number of smartphones over the years, some that were ‘cutting edge’ technology when I got them and some that ‘off the ledge’ obsolete. None of them have so far satiated my hunger for multitasking, in fact, any device I’ve used extensively has given me this problem.
The meet began on a tasty note… No pun intended. The meeting began with lunch! As we om nom nomed our ways into the ballroom area of the Leela, Mumbai… we had a rocking AV that welcomed us and took us through Indiblogger’s journey through the past 6 years. With the mood set and the bloggers warmed up, the meet began!