14 May 2019

Life in Seconds

14/05/19  07.41.03 PM

It is said that in your last moments your life flashes before your eyes. It’s a lie! You might say what does a spoiled brat teenager living in upstate New Delhi know about all this. Well, I do because a few moments (not even seconds) ago I lost control of my new Honda City. It was a gift from my dad for my birthday which is coming up in a couple of days. Obviously, I took it out for a ride with my friends, and we had a few beers on the way (YOLO!). It shouldn’t even surprise you. Because that is my stereotype, isn’t it?


30 Apr 2019

TVF Tripling Season 2 : A Review


As the whole world goes gaga over Avengers: Endgame, I am stuck here watching YouTube, Netflix, Hotstar, GoT, IPL, and whatnot. This is not because I don’t want to see Endgame but rather because the only friend available to watch the movie with me is, well, married (self-explanatory). I have never watched a movie alone, and I don’t intend to start now. With the plan for Avengers delayed, I have taken up to books and web series (no dearth of content around). Luckily for me, TVF decided to release the second season of their web series Tripling in April (I know it was released whole 3 weeks before Endgame but I found it recently, okay?). Tripling season 1 was adorable and brilliant, so I was excited to see what they got this time. These are my thoughts on season 2 of the sibling road trip saga from TVF. (I will try to avoid giving out any spoilers but c’mon this isn’t Endgame that I can spoil for anyone. It’s been out for almost a month so most of you must have already seen it)

6 Dec 2018

Artificial Intelligence ... Or the thing that is taking away your job!

AI= Artificial Intelligence, an area of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans.

You must have heard the phrase ‘AI will take my job’ (or some variation of it). While I was employed in the tech job I always thought ‘Yes, this is going to happen. They will automate my work, and I will not be needed anymore.’ Heck, they made me automate the work I was doing! For some reason, every manager always got excited hearing ‘automation.’ I hated it, but I did it and got loads of time off. This was two years back when I wasn’t as wise as I am now.

31 Jan 2018

Identity

The only audible sound was his heavy breathing. It was dark in the cupboard and his back was hurting sitting slouched in there for the past hour. Maybe it was over. Maybe it was safe for him to come out now.

Vishesh moved his head forward to the glass and squinted his eyes to look outside. The low light made it impossible to see but there was no sound. He pushed the cupboard door and climbed down. The electricity seemed to be off. The main door stood ajar which was the only source of the little light illuminating the house. It did look like he was safe now. He swiftly moved towards the door and slammed it shut.

26 Jul 2017

RIP Chester Bennington

I am not the kind of person who gets affected by deaths of celebrities, or so I thought.

18 Jun 2017

मन का आंगन

मैं खेल रहा था आंगन में 
जब तुमने आके हाथ मिलाया 
हुई दोस्ती जो तुझसे
तो बगीचा मेरा मेहकाया |

21 May 2017

Power Cut


The lights went out and I was suddenly engulfed in pitch darkness. I had just sat down and was glad that I took that decision at the right time. You don’t want to be standing and waiting in the dark when there is no guarantee on how long the power would be gone.

16 Apr 2017

Philosophy for Life - "Tamasha" Style

Browsing through the Instagram’s ‘people you would like to follow’ during the mind-numbing time that my office hours have become, I came across this one girl. Clicked to open up her profile and like most legit profiles up on Instagram, this one too was Private. (Reminder to self: have to make my profile private). This girl had a Blogspot link up in her description and being the curious person I am, I opened up the link. Reading through a couple of posts I could say she is good.  As I was about to go back, I came across a post on her thoughts on Tamasha. Now, you have to understand, this is what I consider my soul movie so I had to check out what she had to say. (On a related topic here are my thoughts on it. Check that post out too). It really delighted me knowing she had understood the movie and was all for it. So I can, by default say I would like her.

2 things followed this Blogspot stalking: First, I went back to Instagram and requested to follow her without a second thought. Second, I closed down the internet and opened up Tamasha on my phone right then (Yes in office). I had to see it, especially after the shit that’s been going on, I needed inspiration. Why hadn’t I thought to see it before? Anyway, I completed the movie and got 3 specific dialogues as takeaway on this 4th rewatching of the movie.  These have made it up to my updated motto/philosophy/words-to-live-by list. Here they are: (hope they inspire you too)

29 Jan 2017

The Most Real Reality Show Ever

Reality shows are entertaining, especially if you are not taking part in one. There is a curious kind of satisfaction in watching a desperate group of unknown people thrown together and to have them fight it out for the ultimate prize. These have always been popular right from gladiator matches in ancient Rome to Roadies on MTV today. The only noticeable change being the cut-throat competition has become less literal and more symbolic(thankfully). There is another reality show genre that takes place every year with lakhs competing but it has not been televised (yet), maybe because of the extreme nature of the content (someone pitch this to MTV now). I am talking of course of the admission process for the higher education in India.
CAT should have a proper logo and theme song. Here is my suggestion for the logo, cool right?

30 Jul 2016

The Saudade

I was in the fields, a dry barren land. As far as the eyes could see there seemed to be no sign of life. The dusty land underneath my feet was cool which was weird because the sun was shining bright overhead. The land was divided into plots by trenches. The plot I was standing on felt like it belonged to me. There were withering plants all around me. I started moving forward, careful not to crush any of the plants.