Thursday, December 11, 2008

1. I do not like little green leaves floating in my food.
2. I currently own zero pairs of shoes.
3. I have just spotted a pencil that I used to use when I was in the 4th standard. This, dear fans and avid readers, was a reallllllllllly long time ago.I urge you all to imagine how I must be feeling about running into this self same pencil in the 21st century.

Friday, December 05, 2008


Dear fans and avid readers,
1. My job is purely disgusting.
2. I deeply desire a new job.
3. I have been deeply desiring a new job for the past 3 months. I have therefore applied to a grand sum total of 1 (ONE) new job.
4. This is not my attempt at black humour. This is my REAL LIFE.
5. UGH.

Friday, November 21, 2008

"...How can you have nothing to say to the world?"

"You've completely stopped blogging. You don't do anything except your job anymore. You've been in a job that sucks for the past six months. How can you have nothing to say to the world?"

Is what I was told. If she cared to tell me her blog address, I'd probably link her :-)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

blog posts in my head

More of them exist in my head than they do on this blog.
Interestingly, this is one of the few posts that actually got written, almost as soon as I thought of it.

Monday, September 15, 2008

love marriage

Alright. So.

I have lost track of the number of times I have had this conversation with people.

Person (to me) - Where are you from?
Me - Delhi
Person - I thought you must be from somewhere in south India.
This statement creates much confusion for me. Mainly because I can't entirely agree with them. How can I?
Me - Actually, my dad is Tamilian and my mother is Punjabi...
Person - Did they have a love marriage?

Okaaayyyyyyyy. When I was younger, this question used to have me in quite a tangle. Of course they had a love marriage. How else are marraiges supposed to be? And then ofcourse, by the time I was about 10 or 11 and I had learnt about arranged marraiges, when people used to ask me this question I would think, yes they did have a love marriage, but how did you know that?

I haven't really got over that one completely even though I'm much older now. I mean, really, who would have thought that giving a person a simple piece of information like where my parents come from would give him or her an insight into such a personal detail of my parents' lives? It makes me uncomfortable.

Is a love marriage that rare and uncommon that it can be immediately spotted from among the other mundane family ties that are forced upon us? And by simply knowing where a couple comes from, if you can map out such personal details of their lives...

What does that say about us as a society?


There are other conversations too, that I have had with people. And more explaining to do.

Living in Delhi, I'm always getting asked,

How come your Hindi isnt that good?
Me - I don't speak it at home. And also I went to a school where everyone spoke English.
Person - How come you don't speak Hindi at home atleast? What do you speak then?
Me - English mostly.
Person - Even your parents? How come you speak English at home?
Me - My mother is Punjabi. My Dad is Tamilian. It is only fair to speak a language we all understand.
Person - Ohhhh. Did they have a love marriage?

Right. That intimate detail again.

And when I lived in Chennai for a year, I was told....

Your Tamil is really funny.
Me- I have lived in Delhi for nearly my whole life. So ofcourse my Tamil is going to sound funny.
Person - Oh yes, you've lived in Delhi so you must be good at Hindi then. But don't you speak Tamil at home with your family?
Me - Not really. We speak English most of the time.
Person- Really? Why?
Me - My mother is Punjabi. My Dad is Tamilian. It is only fair to speak a language we all understand.
Person - That's interesting. They must have had a love marriage.

Aaah yes. How very kind of you to point out.