December 23, 2013

Sun ~ Sea ~ Sand

There used to be a time when I didn’t mind working weekends, lots of consecutive weekends. Late hours. Pizza for all three meals. Doing the work of three people at less than the basic wage rate of a American Mc Donald’s fries maker.  Those days are long gone. As have the reasons why I even enjoyed the crazy times.  So when I was asked to staff a weekend media event, the obviously reaction was to think of calling in sick. But then the hibernating little Jiminy Cricket inside mumbled something about being an abominable bore and I thought that a day on a beach couldn’t really be that bad –…

November 18, 2013

Geekery!

I had to look up the meaning of ‘Geek’ before deciding to label this post. Although many might differ and say that the dictionary meaning is a person who is socially inept or the likes, but the other one (the more commonly used one) is someone who knows just too much about something and is borderline obsessed with a subject. In my case, I was looking for a distraction at work today and thought of revisiting Pinterest – my old love. I happened to come across some boards called ‘Geeks’ and ‘TV Geeks‘ – and while a lot of the pins were around technology and all things cool, I found…

May 22, 2013

The American Sojourn!

So it has been a week that I returned from the States and I’m not even close to wearing off the jet lag. Now that I’m actually feeling more like myself, an account is necessary. So where shall I start… Reetika, Richa and I know each other from the time that we went to college at SCMS-UG – around the time that the iPod classic first generation was in vogue. Through three years of gruelling education, living it up in Pune, marking proxy attendance in class, study and sleepover sessions, birthday acquisition trips and feasting on the Smokey Chicken Wrap from the corner wrap store –Wrap Around – we made it…

December 23, 2012

6 | 12: Twelve Random Entertaining Things I Did

Know those little moments which seem like so much fun while you’re in the swing. For a while, you think of them, talk about them, and with time, they vanish from your memory. Then another day, years later a random picture, a conversation or a little post-it in your diary remind you of them. These are mine, from 2012: Got together with the girls for Ladies Night at Cafe Morrison. Got quite overwhelmed with the free cosmopolitans. Climbed aboard the Delhi metro in a rather inebriated state. For the whole story, click here Joined Pinterest. Publicized it to everyone I know, rather rigorously. But I am so proud of the…

September 12, 2012

Wednesday

Somehow it has already been a week at the new workplace and somehow I have to get used to the fact that Wednesday is the new Friday.   So evidently the weekend is here and I have to catch up on my sleep for the last five days. Did I mention that I wake up at 7 am and take a shared cab to be at work at 8? Yes, well – from a waking up at hald past eight and being in office at nine – I have come a long way.   Wednesdays used to be important from a ladies night point of view. There have been an…

May 16, 2012

Tuesdays at Morrison

Who goes drinking on Tuesday nights? Four girls. Cafe Morrison. Drama. Many laughs. “V”. Long Island Ice Teas. An unending slice of chocolate cake.  Waay to many Cosmopolitans attributable to Ladies Night. John Mayer singles. Spicy potato sliders. Bhardwaj, Shukla and their tall drinks! Yes, thats an iPhone! With a lavender cover! Thank you for letting me hold it, Milan ♥ There was minimum talk about work. I havent laughed this much in days. I regret declining so many times before this. Best, without a caption! I’ve never boarded a train in a more vulnerable state, or a fuller bladder. It was restraint, at my best. I didnt completely succeed at…

April 7, 2012

P Tag!

It is time for a ‘tag’ post picked up from my favourite blog. Rules: I need to use the first letter of my name to answer each of the following questions. Answers have to be real – nothing made up. I cannot use any word twice I cannot use my name for the boy/girl name question. Here goes! # Name: Priyam # A four-letter word: Poem # A boy’s name: Percival (The high-school English teacher and teenage crush) # A girl’s name: Pandora # An occupation: Pastry Chef # A colour: Plum # Something you wear: Pyjamas # A type of food: Panna Cotta # Thing found in the bathroom:…

March 13, 2012

Pinning Away!

When I first heard of Pinterest, my first reaction was that of being wary. Just like I had been distrustful of Facebook when it had arrived. On an impulse, I signed up almost a week ago and I’ve been ecstatic ever since. The network is like something I have always maintained in my personal computer – I still have folders which read Movie Posters, Interesting Advertisements, Shoes, Food Photography and Places I’d like to visit before I die – among many others. Here, I would store some of my favourite images and browse through them later. For those interested in the theory – Pinterest is a pinboard-style social photo sharing…

November 30, 2011

Shaadi Mubarak!

2011 has been big on the weddings front. Two very close friends and a brother got hitched and I’m very fortunate that I was able to be present and collect my own share of happy memories with them. Ridhima-Bhavya in May, Shoi-Bulan in July and most recently, Riki Bhaiya and his Jabalpur bride this month. Amongst a variety of speculations on whether I would be or should be able to attend the November wedding, I decided that regardless of what happened in the past, such functions are times when the entire family comes together and if possible one should be present. Thus began my four day expedition from Gurgaon to…

November 18, 2011

October

The past month has been such a rush. Ever since I got back from home, I was welcomed by an avalanche of work-related madness. There was the first Indian Grand Prix which the whole team was excited about. From the moment we pitched for the account, and won it, we realised that this was the biggest event that the country would witness in this year. Frequent drives to and from Greater Noida, being caked in dust and dirt at the circuit, numerous press conferences – each one surpassing the previous in its magnitude, helping the client to shift offices to spending some hours simply doing nothing were a few of…