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 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
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
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
Last year on May 2nd, we had celebrated Gaja's "fake" birthday in college. Fake birthdate refers to the one that is mentioned in school and college records. Not only had Gaja created a WhatsApp group for "planning the b'day surprise", she'd also instructed us to get two food items each as a gift. Go ahead and laugh … Continue reading Zombiefication Take Two