Posts from the “Notes” Category

Aapko Hindi aati hai?

Posted on February 8, 2012

There is this group of scamsters in Chennai that try to trick North Indians and Central Indians. These conmen, conwomen and con-children roam the streets of Chennai looking for Hindi speaking people. If they spot you talking in hindi, they’ll stop you and tell you that they are a family from Maharashtra and were traveling to Tirupati when their luggage was stolen and now they don’t have any money to return to their hometown. These guys, they hunt in packs of three – Man, woman and child. They’ll then do some major emotional blackmail on how ‘ek hindi bolne wala hi hindi bolne wale ki madad kar sakta hai’. They’ll tell you how people here don’t understand hindi and are not helping. I ran…


Ab Billi Duur Nahi

Posted on September 7, 2011

*drum roll* In a second-of-its-kind event, I’ve decided to appear for CAT this year. Three years ago, I undertook a similar adventure. Here is how it ended:   But 2008 was a long time ago. Things were different. I was jobless. CAT was pen and paper. I had to punch the guy next to me because he wanted to discuss the paper while all I wanted to do was to return to my bike and grab a plate of decent poha. This is 2011. A few things have changed. I have a job. CAT is all pro-metric and IITs are pro-CAT. My ilk has lost its credibility somewhat. But like in 2008, even this year I’m as prepared for this examination as the Indian…


Badhai ho, Engineer hua hai.

Posted on August 30, 2011

There is a scene in 3 Idiots where newly born R.Madhavan is in his crib and his dad proudly proclaims ‘Mera beta engineer banega’. Though I am not sure about the rest of the movie,I think this particular part is pretty close to reality. If you were born in one of the IIT-bearing cities of India or cities like Kota, you’ll know what I’m talking about. I was  born in one such city and was a part of the majority that, accidently or by divine intervention of Lord Vishwakarma, lands in an engineering college. Not that I wanted to be an engineer. In fact I tried really hard not to become one – which shouldn’t have been too difficult considering my hatred for mathematics.…


That awkward moment

Posted on August 19, 2011

- when you can’t choose between Rafi and Kishore – when all  you want to do is to close the door and wish it never opens again – when a random song reminds you of Bhishma Pitamah – when you stop laughing and realize it’s too early to do that – when that last shred of food stuck in your teeth is successfully dislodged and suddenly, you have nothing to do for the rest of the night – when you lose the count of how many times you have erased this blog post and written it again. That awkward moment.


Notes – 11th August

Posted on August 11, 2011

- I’ve been as busy as a divorced bee – forwarding emails and cc’ing the wrong people. So much so that I’ve had ‘no time to stand and stare’. And since there hasn’t been any staring, there hasn’t been much blogging too. My to-do list is now officially longer than all the drafts of the JLB* put together. – I had a brief encounter with IRCTC recently which will be discussed in greater detail later. – In related news, I have successfully acquired tickets for Nagpur. I’ll be in the orange city for the Independence Day Long Weekend(IDLW). If you are around, give me a shoutout and come and meet me. I don’t have transport in Nagpur. – Twitter relocated me to New Twitter.…


Notes–11th July

Posted on July 10, 2011

These days, me and this blog are suffering from the same disease. A feeling of purposelessness(in case that is a word). In the last few days, I’ve felt like deleting this blog, my Facebook profile, all the porn from my computer, my Google Plus profile and a few more things. Facebook profile and this blog have survived. Not that I have nothing to write about. I have a long list of half-baked ideas scribbled in Evernote, a dozen more jumping from neuron to neuron as I write this. I haven’t written about any of the movies I’ve watched this year. So there is a lot of bloggable stuff in my life. Just that I don’t feel up to it. Thanks to the previous blog…


Notes – 1st July

Posted on July 1, 2011

This blogpost doesn’t have a purpose. It is just a random assortment of facts and announcements. Here it goes: – Half of 2011 is gone. If you are a Mayan, you have only six months to live. Wrap things the bollywood way: Find a non-mayan husband for your wife/girlfriend, organize their wedding, sing and dance and then die right before their honeymoon. – I am on a break from Twitter. This is similar to Uday Chopra’s retirement announcement(As in no one gives a fuck and he may be back before you know it). Every once in a while I suffer from Twitter disillusionment. After all we are just a bunch of chattering idiots. Imagine you walk into a bar and all of a sudden…