My Own Prison

Posted on 23 Oct 2014 under Journal/Life Updates

Yesterday, I left office at around 1730 … much, much earlier than I normally do. In fact, I don’t recall when I left office before dark. It felt odd. I would love to say that it felt great to be out early, that it felt like a fun, little reward, but it didn’t, really. All […]

Don’t know where I’m going, I just keep on rowing…

Posted on 01 Sep 2014 under Journal/Life Updates

Hey, you there! Stop struggling. Stop rowing for a minute. Let the river take you where it will. Why don’t you pull your oars up, son, rest for a while? Stop wondering whether you’ve got your bearings right, stop thinking about the direction you’re headed in. Everything ultimately ends up at the same place. At […]


Posted on 20 Apr 2014 under Journal/Life Updates

I read somewhere that opinions are like arseholes — everyone has one. Some of my friends have strong opinions. On everything. Most of the times, I think such people don’t just have arseholes, but they are arseholes. I myself am rather moderate. I live and let live. I have my strong opinions, which I keep […]

I’m not even going to bother with a title…

Posted on 20 Mar 2014 under Journal/Life Updates

Does anyone else think Marilyn Manson is quite a bit like Nine Inch Nails. Granted I’ve only heard a couple of albums of either band, I think there seem to be a lot of similarities. I know didley-squat about genres, so I won’t even attempt to go there. But they sound quite similar to me. […]

Random Thoughts (on songs and stuff)

Posted on 24 Oct 2013 under Journal/Life Updates

This is one of those rare posts for which I decided the title before finishing the post itself. Actually, wait, that’s not necessarily true. Sometimes, I think of the title before I finish the post. Those are normally posts that are inspired by the title. So, as the title says, this is a post about […]


Posted on 11 Sep 2013 under Journal/Life Updates

Recently, a friend made me listen to some new music by the Arctic Monkeys. I heard a couple of songs, and then the whole album. My first two reactions were: This is pretty decent, not bad at all. This isn’t the Arctic Monkeys … what happened to the balls-out punk? This more like mellow, melodic […]


Posted on 25 Aug 2013 under Journal/Life Updates

You know how sometimes a movie gets described as “stupid fun”? The kind of movie for which a critic once wrote “leave your brains at home when you go watch this”, and that’s become everyone’s favourite way to describe typical masala-pop movies? Well, I don’t particularly enjoy those kind of movies (surprise!), but I’ve come […]


Posted on 21 Aug 2013 under Journal/Life Updates

I left office late today, at around 10 pm. I’ve had what can arguably be described as a productive day. Accomplished a lot. The drive home was pleasant. Good company, good music, empty roads, smooth car. I walked into the house – silent, dark. Switched on the AC, washed my face, turned on the kind […]

Spiral Out

Posted on 31 Jul 2013 under Journal/Life Updates

So, there’s this spiral. It’s an abyss. It’s a spiral abyss. One that starts from some murky, dark depths and gradually climbs out into the light. It’s a fascinating spiral of self-discovery, maturity and what is generally called “growing up”, I suppose. The objective, simply put, is to climb out, one step at a time. […]

Days Go By

Posted on 31 Mar 2013 under Journal/Life Updates

On a quiet Sunday evening, I sit in my living room, curtains drawn, lights not switched on. It’s just slowly beginning to become dark, my laptop screen standing out as a wall of light, and the TV in the background broadcasting Aston Villa vs. Liverpool (Villa leading 1-0 as of the 33rd minute). I’ve just […]