Monday, 16 November 2009

Adjust Please

A phrase common to India and a part of Indian psyche is ‘Adjust’. No place to sit in a bus? No problem. We will share a seat and adjust.

Too many cars on the street? No problem, there will be space for one more. Mine. You better ADJUST!

Men want to pee on the roadside? Madam, adjust.

You get whistled or stared at? No problem. Change your route, travel with a male companion, travel in a car. Adjust.

The water heater broke down? Boil water on the gas until the electrician is called and he fixes the problem in.. like a decade. What do you do? Adjust.

You don’t get your broadband signal in your home. You can’t surf the internet properly. You call up the service provider. If you manage to get through, that is. Meanwhile, you just adjust.

This post is sounding like a rant, dear readers, kindly adjust.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

26 Things, For the 26 years of my life

  1. Current mood: Black
  2. Current food craving(s): Warm gooey chocolate; Pasta with pesto, asparagus and pine nuts; Aloo chaat
  3. I am searching for: a direction in my professional life
  4. I wish I didn’t feel: so restless
  5. An observation about me: My mother telling me yesterday that I am too much of a free spirit to do a job
  6. Right now: I would rather be sitting in a coffee shop - reading or writing
  7. A dream: To be a published author; Have a job which entails adventure, challenge, travelling and happiness
  8. In my previous life: I am sure I was a boho living by the Mediterranean sea in an artists’ quarter
  9. I can be happy: sitting under a tree on a summer day and observing butterflies chase each other
  10. An oxymoronic thing I want: A slow and meaningful life in a fast paced city
  11. I end up usually: contradicting myself
  12. I am fascinated by: people – everyone is a mystery to be unraveled
  13. A hidden ability: making cartoon sketches of myself and people around me
  14. I want to learn: contemporary dance, tai chi and a foreign language
  15. My favourite radio stations: Hit 95 FM (in India), Classic FM (in UK)
  16. My favourite part of the day: Late night
  17. My favourite colours: Purple, Shades of aquamarine, Black, Grey and Brown
  18. A thing I could change about myself: My constant chronic-worrier-thinker syndrome
  19. My favourite artists: Vincent Van Gogh, Banksy
  20. My favourite poison(s): Red wine (Merlot), Morgan’s spiced with coke and a sliver of lime, G&T
  21. I listen to: all kinds of music except metal, heavy metal and electronica
  22. I read: everything except science fiction
  23. I watch: almost everything except horror films
  24. A gadget I want: A digital SLR camera
  25. A gadget I want to replace: My big laptop with a smaller, lighter one
  26. Current desire: To own a Hervé Léger bandage dress and a pair of Christian Louboutin pumps

Anyone wants to take up the tag? TD, Sindhu, Vrij, Pras... c'mon guys!


When the pieces fall down

And break your heart

Tears well up

But refuse to trickle down

When you want to cry in anguish

Instead you smile

Your agitation hidden inside

A storm brewing up

You hope the path that has been laid down

Is the one which will bring you happiness

Monday, 9 November 2009

Kashmakash and my blog's birthday

For the first time in my life, I have been in a state of dilemma since the last couple of months. I used to be one of those people who knew what they wanted and worked towards getting it. And now I am one of those people who don't know what they want. This is totally killing me. Aaarghh!!!

Anyway, amidst all the kashmakash, my blog turned four in October. This year I haven't written many posts and haven't blog-hopped as much as I used to. I miss the old O3 gang. I have no idea where most of them are. I hope are all okay and sometimes think of the good old days :) I hope to be more regular, here at my blog and around in the blogosphere.

Till the next post, Adios!