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 […]

Arseholes

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 […]

Individuality

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 […]

Dork!

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 […]

Serenity

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 […]

Happy Birthday, Dad

Posted on 25 Mar 2013 under Journal/Life Updates

For my sister’s birthday, I call her up at midnight, and promise to buy her something nice, generally shoes or bags. In that sense, I’ve got the best sister in the world. I’ll wish her, and a few days later, she says “So, I think you should transfer a couple of thousand bucks into my […]