Saturday, March 31, 2012

sunset in paradise

"When I get married, I will start brushing my teeth at night. The possibility of kissing is higher."
-- T

Friday, March 30, 2012

desi boyz

"I was so excited about the India-Pakistan match. I wore my Delhi Daredevils jersey for it. And watched the match at home. " 

-- Abir

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

it happened

Yesterday morning I saw a middle-aged Malayali man standing outside the boss's door. He was looking right at me. He looked so familiar that I smiled at him. He continued to look at me without smiling back. I realized that we had never met before. 
Also, now I have forgotten his face. 
Demonstrated effects of forward thinking. 

Friday, March 16, 2012

forward thinking

My boss is a middle-aged Malayali man. He has many middle-aged Malayali men friends and acquaintances. As a result, I have smiled at atleast 50 if not 53 middle-aged Malayali gentlemen over the past year. 

A few days ago, this remarkably forward thinking individual told me that at Kerala House, one can get delightful lunch at delightfully cheap prices. Fans and Avid Readers are hereby informed that I really really want to go and eat lunch at Kerala House but I am unable to do so out of fear of running into one or many of the above mentioned middle-aged Malayali men.  They all look alike and they all smile a lot - and I get easily confused so I fear I may end up smiling back at a man I don't even know, which may confuse him into thinking that I'm a forward thinking individual.

Monday, March 12, 2012

suggestion box

"You are blogging more about random men then about me. Please register my complaint and issue me a complaint number." 

--Anand

Friday, March 09, 2012

animal instincts

Conversations with my colleague Abir 
 
Abir: 
I used to steal chemicals from the lab when I was in school.

Me: Really? What did you steal?

Abir: 
I stole sulphuric acid and poured it on some ants.

Me: !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Abir: Ya, they died. 
I thought they would dissolve in it. But they died. Then I joint an animal rights club.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

please stand by for these messages


Holy musings:
"Using unsafe colors, wasting water, consuming narcotics and groping women is not my culture." 
 
-- A colleague
 
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Women's Day musings: I would just like to say that in 2012, not many girls have the pleasure of holding their grandmother's visiting cards. Not many boys do, either. But it is so different, as a girl, to experience something revolutionary that your grandmother did, and feel like because of her, this is one less battle you have to fight - and one more instance that reminds you of how important it is that you make sure that by the time you have your own granddaughter, she doesn't bat an eyelid at being handed your visiting card.


Sunday, March 04, 2012

exhaustion

Hate facing myself after I've acknowledged my own, when there are others in this house who feel it more. 

Thursday, March 01, 2012

inner demons

On some days (like today) I am declared physically unfit to perform peritoneal dialysis.  
On days like these, I feel freedom and excitement. 
On days like these, I feel guilt.
On days like these, I try to rationalize. 
On days like these I come face to face with some of the scariest places in my mind.