Thursday, February 11, 2016

I suppose he fancied himself something of a ladies man and he may well have been but what he probably didn't realise was that he had a cold and an infection and I, with my over sensitive sense of smell could think of nothing except how repulsive it all seemed while I wondered how much longer I could hold my breath. 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Lower Classes

I rarely find myself around people who are crude and low class but the other day, I was forced to keep company with some of this ilk. It's quite surprising though that coming from the same family, with the same upbringing; some people are capable of behaving well, while others are downright vulgar.
It only goes to show that 'class' is determined not by how much money you have or your status in society, but by how your comport yourself.

Category: Commoners

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

I learned in business school that belief is the end of reason.
Maya wrote on my handbag yesterday.
The only handbag that I own and like.
I beat her and she almost cried.
Except that when I looked at what she had written it went, "I love you Kiran."

Category: :(

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Swimming in a fishbowl.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Karma Police
Popularity seems to carry greater weight than hardwork when doing a job that doesn't require much mental prowess. 

Pushing for the positive

Tiny bits of positive reinforcement produce a disproportionate amount of goodwill, just as does neutral or negative feedback result in a sudden and steep drop in productivity. 

Category: Behavioural Economics

Saturday, August 29, 2015

I feel as if I'll never be allowed the perfect contentedness that comes with ignorance, naivete and obliviousness. 
And yet I'm certain I am all these things because in the middle of this desert of discontent lie pools of optimism, hope and even joy at the thought of everything present and the future.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

I brought this hell upon my own head.

Category: Hell

Sunday, July 12, 2015

I landed in Bangalore today. I go home and ring the bell. It's about 2 am in the morning. My mother opens the door, hugs me and the first thing she says is, ' You've become very thin.'

Category: lndian mothers

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Nathan forgot to read the Robot series before starting work on his own.

Category: Movie review
Movie: Ex Machina

Sunday, June 14, 2015

My mother sent me mangoes from India. Eating them is like heaven.

Category 1: Indian Summer
Category 2: Nectar of the gods

Saturday, June 13, 2015

'Whatever happens, happens for best.'
- Gujarati Indian in Paris

Category: How Indians console themselves when one person screws everything up for everybody else
Wonderful, caring, considerate, sweet, blind.
Neither deep love, nor happiness nor sadness nor hatred nor fear.

Friday, June 12, 2015

I always choose what's best for my family and my future wealth.

- V

Thursday, June 11, 2015

I don't know why I've taught myself to be hard hearted. I love helping people.

If I was capable of feeling betrayed, I would be.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Paris, je t'aime

I never imagined that I'd end up liking Paris. Perhaps not to live in but definitely for a summer where the sun doesn't set till 9 or 2100h if you're french :).
It's sunshine and people on the banks and bridges of the Seine waving at river boat cruise passengers. It's ancient metros racing through tunnels, making you feel like you're in a wormhole, suddenly arriving at a station. They ought to be scary late at night but are actually filled with happy drunks moving from one party to another and wonderfully talented musicians entertaining passengers while trying to make a buck. It's picnics on the Champs de Mars and going ooh every time Tour Eiffel sparkles and jogging around that same park for exercise during the day. It's the tiny sense of achievement at figuring out how to navigate the city and learning that you'll manage to be ok even if you feel somewhat stranded at 2 in the morning because the last train to the suburbs has stopped.It's learning the secret history of places and things that only locals know and having charming french guys (they all think that they are) bring you flowers and take you on picnics to chateau gardens for fun. It's finding the cafe of the one mosque in Paris and admiring how beautiful it is as you have shisha and tea. It's so many things in the summer.
Paris, je t'aime!

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Opportunists are ick.
I seem to have inspired the super bitch from my high school to do something useful.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

France is forcing me to think that there is a shortage of women here.


Sunday, May 03, 2015

If l don't live in Bangalore, will my heart break? I think it might.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Quand on prend des risques, on peut perdre. Quand on n’en prend pas, on perd toujours.

La Joueuse
I keep thinking that I'm self-centered. It's the last thing I am.

Friday, May 01, 2015

I think in a previous life someone forgot me, left me behind and left me alone.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Someone asked me out on a date. He stammered and stuttered through it. I had to say that I had someone in my life and so I couldn't. I still felt terrible. I don't think it ever get easy asking someone out.

Category: :(
Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

Category 1: :)
Category 2: Oh dear!

Today I typed 'discrepancy' in the search bar.
It threw up evidence of infidelity.

Category: Like rain on your wedding day