Monday, April 30, 2012

driving

Yesterday, my father and I went driving together after a long time.
Long enough for me to have a fuzzy memory about the last time we drove together.
So long ago, that, in fact, my only concrete recollection is that the last time we went driving together was in 2009.
That time, he used to drive me to the physiotherapist.
This time, he drove himself to the doctor. 
Surreal.
Strange because I suddenly realize that the probability of us taking a drive together again is low.
So low that the only way I can think of repeating the experience is if I accompany him to the doctor next month.
And knowing that it won't happen because I won't be here and my mother or sister will take the ride next time.

Friday, April 27, 2012

spot the difference

"Small children and adult men are both alike. They have no sense of boundaries and touch you everywhere."

-- Romangst

Friday, April 20, 2012

something is not right

With a higher education system that
- Makes you pay shit loads for taking a language competence exam
- Is therefore automatically inaccessible to many
- Requires you to suck up to your teachers and get recommendation letters
- Only lets you in if you have recommendation letters from alumni
- Limits your chances of gaining admission to a course of study that helps you explore a developing interest ---- you need to have been interested in this course right from when you were 18. And never change your interests, ever.
- Gives out scholarships  - but the only people you know who got them were rich kids who didn't need them in the first place

- Is just OOF.
- Ya, it really is. 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

angst

"When I wax, my hair re-grows within an hour. I have so much hair that it should just be bottled and sold to bald men.
...Okay, yes, you can quote me on your blog. ... Can't you quote me on something more ladylike instead?"

-- Romangst

Thursday, April 12, 2012

conversations with my sister

She: Is your nose working?
Me: Of course it is! How do you think I am still alive?!
She: No, I meant the OTHER nose.
Me: I have one nose. How many noses do you have?
She: I meant the smelling nose. Not the breathing nose. Obviously. So stupid. Why else do you think we have two noses?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

advanced geography

"Oh come on, how long would it take to cross from the east of India to the west when you are at Kanyakumari? Nothing. You are standing on both sides at the same time."  

-- Abir

Sunday, April 08, 2012

broke

Today my mother informed me that her bank balance is zero.
Today, suddenly, I am the rich one in the house. 
Today, I realised that I cannot even afford to buy a second hand laptop.
Today, if an emergency strikes, there will be absolutely nothing we can do about it.
 

Saturday, April 07, 2012

noise bubble

Another day of wanting to cry and cry and never stop.
Another day of wondering when this madness will end.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

" Call me Ashish. Or call me Modi. But don't call me Ashish Modi. "
-- Boy named Ashish Modi