From May to May…

I can barely remember what I was feeling, this time last year. I recall a vague anxiety with a pinch of excitement. But that’s about it. But I know for sure that today marks a whole year of me moving away from home to live in the United States. A year that has been oddly educating and definitely humbling. I…missed being amidst loved ones during festivals, family dinners and important … Continue reading “From May to May…”

The Elusive Divine

India is a land of diversity. I often find myself explaining to people how diverse we actually are.   Out of the multitude of languages, cultures, religions and beliefs, what interests me most is how we are able to maintain our secularist nature.   For over years, countries have fought over a religion or two. We have over 35,000 gods in the Hinduism sect. The magnitude of the coexistence is indeed … Continue reading “The Elusive Divine”

Vienna waits for you.

I’m thinking of the snow-capped Austrian Alps. I’m thinking of the Danube. I’m humming songs from the Sound of Music. I’m picturing the baroque years. I can almost hear Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik in the background. I can smell the delicious coffee and sachertortes, coupled with fluent German chatter. I’m slowing down. *** I’m humming Billy Joel; he sings to me… Don’t you know that only fools are satisfied. Dream on … Continue reading “Vienna waits for you.”

Omnia mea mecum porto

The latest addiction has been in the form of yet another TV show. My dear friend at work Shonali had often quoted the show to be intelligent and fun but I never really had the opportunity to download and watch them. The newly discovered free Wi-Fi at work has made my last few weeks here rather eventful. Bones is an American crime comedy-drama television series that premiered in 2005. The … Continue reading “Omnia mea mecum porto”

That Feeling

Living in the oblivion that I have, for the past goodness knows how many years, its almost like I have stopped feeling. There are moments when I laugh, others when I find myself melancholy. Some moments just pass by – without creating much of an impact. Nothing seems to have touched my heart for a long long time. This trip home was meant to be special. I had intended it … Continue reading “That Feeling”

Paint it Red and Blue

Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar have, for quite a while been making movies which appeal to audiences with absolutely ordinary, even mundane lives to break free; they have been screaming out ‘One life, live it to the fullest’. Be it the original college boys in ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, or the superbly inspiring Hrithik Roshan story in ‘Lakshya’, the musical muses in ‘Rock On!’, to the most recent of bromances in … Continue reading “Paint it Red and Blue”

Jim Reeves

Lyrics dedicated to the state of mind. Who says only love can cause heartbreaks. I’m just on the blue side of lonesomeRight next to the heartbreak hotelIn a tavern that’s known as three teardropsOn a bar stool not doing so well The floor has a carpet of sorrow But no one can weep in the aisle And they say someone broke the bar mirrorWith only the ghost of a smile … Continue reading “Jim Reeves”

A juvenile, emotional fool

Hugest mistake ever to put your heart into things, more so, be attached to people and hope that they wouldn’t break your heart; Hoping against hope, I make the same mistake over and over to only find the theory proved right, time and again. Trust is dead. Somebody I cared for unconditionally thought me to be a sneak. Several others I thought to be significant misbehave all the time. I … Continue reading “A juvenile, emotional fool”

The beginning of the end

This blog has been close to extinction. However, a lecture at college today about social media, by a professional from IABS left me rejuvenated. I am back at Pune, at the beginning of the very end of my course. This time in Kolkata was a complete vacation. Most of the time I would find myself on the easy chair facing the new Sony Bravia, poring over the Calcutta Times, attempting … Continue reading “The beginning of the end”