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…

June 23, 2010

Contemplations

A feeling of ‘new-ness’ all around me, and sometimes I cannot decipher whether it makes me happy or otherwise. It has been around two months that I have shifted base (quite literally) over to Gurgaon, Haryana, and am still not accustomed with the changes it has brought. • Joined work. Check. • Got my second, first paycheck. Check. • Met new people. Check. • Visited relatives. Check. • Started to eat dabba food. Check. • Travelled in the almost non-existent public transport. Check. • Refreshed my i pod with more Tamil music. Check. • Strengthened my belief in Global Warming. Double check. • Pizza became a staple diet. Check. •…