Rediscovered the joy of reading books with The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Ended up reading late into the night - sobbing and sniffing at 2AM - wondering how authors write such awfully poignant stories (and why they kill off the one character that's just beginning to grow on you). Hadn't read such a gripping … Continue reading Learnophilia
Back when we were in college, I could never quite wrap my head around how anybody could go binge-watching Friends for 10 times in a row and not get bored. Fast forward to present day, I swear to god I've never been more addicted to a TV series. Every conceivable human emotion has been portrayed so brilliantly - … Continue reading Why art remains my first love
Falling down the rabbit hole of design jargons is like an unending maze; a marathon with no finish line. You run breathlessly from article to article, come across new terminologies every 5th sentence and the next thing you know, there's 860 tabs open on your web browser and words like 'halftone', 'dithering', 'letterpress' etc. circling inside … Continue reading Life at 720 dpi
Foraying into the world of rasters and vectors comes with its own set of challenges. Did I mention about printing woes? How the bloody hell do you maintain the vibrancy after you scan an image and convert it into CMYK? How on earth do you prevent JPEGs from pixelating when you resize them? My brain … Continue reading CMYK! You are so not okay!
The last month has been super hectic, what with all the tests and preparation going on back to back. How do designers get ideas? Just HOW. This question continues to baffle me even now. Every time when I see a design that makes me go 'wow', the first thing that strikes me is the thought process … Continue reading On the brink of insanity
Today Nav and I were watching a cute animated movie called Inside Out. It's the story of a little girls's emotions personified, and how they behave inside her head. I often wonder what it would be like, if our silly interior monologues started to appear as thought bubbles over our heads. Ah, we would all be … Continue reading Twenty seventeeeen!
What an eventful year it has been! Honestly don't know how days turned into weekends; twelve months went by in a flash. When I first started blogging, my only motive was to pen down daily events and maintain an online journal of memories. Now it's a part of my identity - 'Hey, I have a blog, … Continue reading Adios 2016
Three weeks ago... A man in his late fifties was sitting next to me in the bus. After paying for the bus ticket, I found him fumbling for something in his pockets. It turned out he had lost his phone. So I offered mine to call his wife and son. He was on his way … Continue reading Back!
The second Sunday of this month was really a-m-a-zing. Partly because I got a much-needed Photography 101 from Prasad and also because I got to meet my friends after eons. It was a totally unexpected plan; Prasad had asked me the previous day if I would be interested in going for a photowalk at Lalbagh … Continue reading How is it October so soon?
The day after the Cauvery verdict was issued is probably the happiest day of my (travel) life. It took just five minutes (that's right, a jaw-dropping five minutes) to cross Tin factory. Empty roads and zero traffic. How.utterly.cool is that! What I wouldn't give to have such traffic-free commute to work every day! It was Misbah's … Continue reading Of mangoes and quicksand