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
It was a Sunday like no other. Not the typical sleeping in-laze around-go out-meet friends kinda weekend. Spoorthi, an annual cultural extravaganza for special children, was being held by Youth for Seva. I had signed up as a volunteer. Little did I know what was in store. Unlike my usual Sunday routine, I woke up early and … Continue reading Weekend well spent? Hell yeah
There was a health camp held in our office last month. Horror of horrors, we had to undergo a blood test. I was so not prepared for it. Hyndavi ended up crying, Sonia screamed in approximately 4 different intonations and I was hoping against hope I wouldn't pass out. My hands had curled into a fist … Continue reading When life gives you lemons, squeeze them over pav bhaji
Just when I was beginning to think art is woefully underrated, an unexpected incident sprang up to prove me wrong. A couple of days back, Arpita let us in on her newfound way to kill time when stuck in the chaotic Bangalore traffic. The secret of keeping her sanity intact? Calm Coloring aka Portable Relaxation. The next time you need something to calm … Continue reading Bippity boppity boo
Last month I broke my personal record of being stuck in traffic jam for the longest time. Would you believe it took me FOUR hours to reach office? Me neither. The junction near Rainbow Children's Hospital witnessed such sloth-paced traffic that frustrated bike-riders parked their vehicles and started to walk towards their respective offices. I was sitting inside the bus hoping … Continue reading Dear Time, please pause for a while
Ever since Gaja returned from Pune, we haven't been able to meet her since our schedules have screwed up majorly. Rosh and Kavya had come over on the Sunday following Gaja's arrival. After our usual rambling, we decided to stop for chaats at Loafers' Street (before you roll your eyes, YES, that's what we call my locality cos... you … Continue reading Ooh la la mandala!
On the evening of Ramzan, Chethan called Roshni, Kavya and I to meet up at Russell Market for the streetside food fest. We happened to bump into Akash and Kavya Reddy from college too. The stalls had a myriad varieties of meat including chicken, beef, mutton and camel to name a few. We had the sheek … Continue reading ‘Life happens.’
Graduation ceremony finally happened after a year... and I'm officially an engineer now! Woohoo! Chinmayee is back in India on vacation. Just when the all too familiar guilt pangs of not meeting her threatened to overwhelm me, graduation day came as a blessing in disguise. Mom had come to witness the magical moment of me being … Continue reading Ba dum tss
Three weeks since my last post. Woah! Procrastination sure has its repercussions. So much to recall and type! The last weekend of May was awesome. On Saturday we went for a family lunch with Dodamma and Ramesh Mama's fam. We should do this more often. Sunday was even better. Rosh, Gaja, Sumanth, Shirley, Oormeela and … Continue reading It’s June already??
May 16, 3 o'clock. Excited and apprehensive in equal proportions. I hit refresh for the umpteenth time. Server's crashed. Waiting with bated breath for the big reveal. After what seemed like two and a half decades, the page began loading. Couldn't believe my eyes! Looking at the result screen, I was overcome with pride. What kind of a … Continue reading Of meefoon noodles and zentangle doodles