February 15, 2014

Go further, to get closer

I don’t usually indulge in blogging competitions and especially the sponsored sorts.  But this one is different. A combination of two passions – one a brand I loved, having worked with them in the past, and the other being the obvious – travel.  To understand BA’s new India campaign, you’ll have to watch this advert first: I had read somewhere that you never know a person until you travel with them. Or watch them use a computer/device with slow Internet. And I believe both these statements to be true. In the everyday rut that that life becomes, nothing is more important than breaking away once in a while. While I…

June 25, 2012

Bleeding Hart

It has been a really long time since I sat down and actually enjoyed football. I can clearly recall how the parents and I would sit down after dinner to watch the late matches of some FIFA World Cup. Baba would take a print out of the schedule and I would dutifully update it. The 2010 World Cup was an absolute blur and owing to my rubbish Gurgaon PG I didnt even catch the finals. Ever since I kind of lost track. The occassional twitter feeds informed me of the names, the legendary goals, how the club were faring and how Brazil 2014 might just be an absolute washout! Ankita who manages communications for…

April 11, 2012

Keep Calm & Carry On

It has been impossible to miss the frenzy that the ‘Keep Calm’ series has become. From the original version, I have come across a variety of adaptations such as ‘Keep Calm & Do Some Cardio’, ‘Keep Calm & Fake a British Accent’, ‘Keep Calm & Conjure a Patronus Charm’ to the absolutely eccentric ‘Keep Calm & Be A Marwari’ ! All my time in London, I saw impressions of the message everywhere – in the Underground, Souvenir shops, T-shirts and Teacups. Made me all the more inquisitive to understand where this had originated. Only yesterday, I actually found out and what a brilliant story it was: Essentially, “Keep Calm and Carry…

February 21, 2012

LHR ♥

It was just about when I had reached the pinnacle of boredom with the regular routine and had complained aloud several times about how my passport hadn’t seen an international check in stamp apart from Oman in years. Along came an email from the hub of British Airways – my currently most active client, inviting us to an annual induction at the head office. Thus began my suppressed excitement towards the all-expenses-paid trip to London which was the most refreshing beginning to a year that anyone could ask for! Especially because the last time I was in the United Kingdom was when I was six (Pictures below) – and I…

January 17, 2012

Sher-locked

It was only last week that I was introduced to a television show which had been first aired in the UK in the summer of 2010; Sherlock – a modern take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic British detective, Sherlock Holmes. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss (Who also plays Mr Holmes, the older – Mycroft), starring my newest ‘crush’ Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson, this series is sheer brilliance. Filmed across London and Cardiff, two seasons have only just been aired on BBC One and lord bless the video pirate Vasu who put them all on a flash drive and handed them…

November 20, 2011

For the love of the idiot box

I have always complained about the poor programming that is Indian television – soppy soaps, visibly pre-determined reality shows and the desi-fication of MTV (Remember the times when MTV was actually music television?) hence never really took much interest in the existence of the idiot box. In the past one and a half years the only time I really missed it was during the FIFA World Cup 2010 where I watched most matches at office and lost out on watching the finals due to the lack of the television. It all began with the shift into the apartment last October and the television becoming the accompaniment with daily dinner and…