Nine Hundred and Ninety-two

Posted on 19 May 2011 under Random, Rants, XLRI

Warning: This post contains a generous helping of ramble. 992. I clicked on my name on Facebook and looked at the left side of the webpage. 992 ‘friends’. Just 8 away from 1,000. One thousand friends… Holy crap! I have a lot of friends who have more than a thousand friends on facebook. But seriously…think […]

Obsessive Compulsive about MP3

Posted on 05 May 2011 under Random, XLRI

While in XLRI, Gadre and I used to try to figure out what others used to obsess about. And just for fun, we used to call it everyone’s personal OCD. A couple of lecturers, for instance, were “OCD about time” (i.e. ensuring that their class began and ended at exactly the right time, down to […]

Toasting the Brave

Posted on 23 Mar 2011 under Life, XLRI

Applaud the brave, because very few people have the courage to write what they want without thinking about the consequences. “Political correctness be damned in favour of direct dil se” seems to be the motto of a few people I know. They wear their hearts on their folded sleeves, collar buttons undone behind the tie […]

On Photography

Posted on 11 Mar 2011 under Random, XLRI

In XLRI, a lot of people were passionate about photography. I think photography’s cool. I like the idea of capturing a moment from the right angle, ensuring the right content goes into it. There’s an art to framing the right picture, both visually and in terms of content as well. Also, the poetry of photography […]

Sikh vs Punjabi

Posted on 24 Dec 2010 under Rants, XLRI

I normally tend to stay away from “controversial” subjects like religion on my blog, but I reckon this post has been coming for some time now. I just had a very entertaining (let’s put it that way) “conversation” with a batch-mate here at XLRI who was adamant that all Sikhs are Punjabis and vice versa. […]

Presenting: The WINK Anthology (Vol 1)

Posted on 18 Dec 2010 under XLRI

A few months ago, I was hit by a crazy idea. “XLRI should have a Writers’ Club. I should create one.” But like all of my other great ideas (“I ought to take over and rule the world”, for example), the idea simmered in my head for a while, not knowing how to manifest itself […]

Sikkim Trip: Travel Log

Posted on 12 Dec 2010 under Journal/Life Updates, XLRI

So, I could write a lot of posts regarding our many adventures/misadventures during the Sikkim trip I went on with a few XLRI friends, but what I’ll do instead is to post, exactly as it was written, the daily log I was maintaining of the trip on the phone. Just so that you have an […]

Feels like -1°C

Posted on 04 Dec 2010 under Journal/Life Updates, XLRI

End-term exams are done. Term V at XLRI has officially ended. Term VI begins on December 13. So instead of going home these holidays, I’m going for a short break with friends. Gangtok, Sikkim. According to schedule, we’ll be there on 6 December, in time for lunch. Sounds like fun, a hell of a lot […]


Posted on 28 Nov 2010 under Life, XLRI

I’ve got end-term exams from tomorrow. I’ve barely studied, but these are subjects for which you can barely study at the last minute. I am feeling fairly confident about having paid enough attention in class and about having got a good enough idea about the subjects. That, after all, is what education is all about, […]


Posted on 09 Nov 2010 under Life, XLRI

In B-school life, you will frequently find yourself inundated by work. In fact, there will be pockets when there will be so much work that you will spend an entire day doing nothing but the stuff that you’re supposed to (as opposed to “normal” days when you somehow make time to play games, read books, […]