Men are from Mars & Women are from Venus

Since the last few months, I have a voracious appetite for reading books not because it helps me sleep better but hopefully some years down the line, I can pass on the reading bug to my son who might enjoy it as much, if not more, than I do. Without further ado, this is a bookContinue reading “Men are from Mars & Women are from Venus”

Belle Peeps

The Context-Just a disclaimer before I begin that this post is dedicated to my imagination, sixth sense and not my paranoia. Read between the lines or with a pinch of salt, hell! Make pickle for all I care. Anyways, I did my engineering as a B.E in Electrical and Electronics from a reputable institute butContinue reading “Belle Peeps”

Fifa World Cup 2018 Russia

The first post that I ever wrote was about the World Cup in 1994 and we’re banging in the middle of another one with the start of the round of 16 and what a cracker of a game it was!!! Commiserations to the Argentinians, two assists by Messi but it wasn’t meant to be. AllezContinue reading “Fifa World Cup 2018 Russia”

Narcos

Magical realism, Medellin Cartel, Cali Cartel, Cocaine, Cash and violence and loads of it. Narcos and Netflix were made for each other. My second T.V has become redundant because Netflix and Alexa take precedence over T.V programming. Netflix, if only, needs to increase their titles to be effective as a force in India but thisContinue reading “Narcos”

Sector-29

Now why would I start giving out addresses as a heading unless it was for the betterment of all and sundry right? Just came back from Sector-29 Gurugram or Gurgaon and I am once bitten twice shy. Our Christmas party was also in a joint in the vicinity i.e ‘Lord of the Drinks’ but todayContinue reading “Sector-29”

The White Tiger

This is a book review by the same name by Booker prize winner author Aravind Adiga and something I am compelled to write on considering the disparities that abound in India and ones that I have grown accustomed to is one thing but to read it in print and showcase a dark and perplexing characterContinue reading “The White Tiger”

To Pee or not to Pee

Couldn’t really think of ringing in the new year than to pen my thoughts, not to mention the compulsions of having an eight-month-old to look after or better still, better half does the needful and yours truly takes the credit! The Disclaimer-World over, right from the US to India, the rise of globalization has coincidedContinue reading “To Pee or not to Pee”

Inside Job

When the credit crisis of 2008 took place, I had just graduated from college and I read reams and reams about it even though Finance is not one of my specializations but this movie is an interesting take because:-1. It is a documentary2. Voice over by Matt Damon3. You actually understand the economics4. Does notContinue reading “Inside Job”

Lipstick Under My Burkha

This is a movie review of Lipstick Under My Burkha which was produced by Prakash Jha and Ekta Kapoor and directed by Alankrita Srivastava. The theme is bold and in your face and being a 35-year-old man, I was still embarrassed watching it with my mom on my new Amazon Firestick which is not whatContinue reading “Lipstick Under My Burkha”

A Horse Walks Into A Bar

This is not just a book review of the title of the same name by David Grossman which won the Man Booker International Prize for the year 2017 but also a social commentary of the genre of stand up comedy because it is everywhere. From bars, pubs, laughathons organized by business houses, fests and TVContinue reading “A Horse Walks Into A Bar”

Anything Anyways

The dictionary meaning of curse is to utter offensive words in anger or annoyance. Since the day I was married, it was always about being a friend to my wife and the language of communication that transpired was Hindi. Now if you’re a Delhiite then it goes without saying that not one sentence can beContinue reading “Anything Anyways”

The Kite Runner

This is another book review and chances are that if you are into reading fiction then there is a 99% chance that you might have come across the title The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini who is an Afghan-born physician and a writer who is a U.S citizen and has other popular books to hisContinue reading “The Kite Runner”

Train to Pakistan

This is a book review of a novel that is very dear to my heart and an unabashed bias because the writer was Khushwant Singh, a fellow Sikh, and the novel in question is The Train to Pakistan which is set in the backdrop of the largest mass migration in the history of humans whenContinue reading “Train to Pakistan”

Khichdi-The super food of India

Recently, the Indian government was about to name Khichdi as the national dish of India but for reasons best known to the authorities, it came up in the news because 819 kgs of the gram rice combo was built in one go for the shutterbugs with a celebrity, ministers and a spiritual guru in attendance notContinue reading “Khichdi-The super food of India”

God is life

I read a book; The power of your subconscious mind by Dr Joseph Murphy which comes in the non-fiction category and to write a book review would be myopic in outlook. Instead, inspired by the book, I want to share an incident for which I never thanked God enough and something that till now onlyContinue reading “God is life”

Haze Maze

Onset of WintersThe universal conversation starter for me is a question or comment on the weather especially when I have a dearth of ideas to write on, to put it mildly. The winters have arrived now that daylight saving time has kicked in and we are adding to or at least trying to add toContinue reading “Haze Maze”

Till divorce do us apart

Diwali brings with it its own set of crazies, pollution, relatives, celebrations and the owning up of faults to begin anew with a clean slate. I have had some fights with my better half but the last one climaxed after four days of hankering, the filthiest abuses, not talking till we finally realized that weContinue reading “Till divorce do us apart”

Happy Diwali

    Rangoli Diwali is to India what Christmas is to the western world. No Indian household can ignore the significance or the magnanimity of the festival which is a series starting from Dushhera, Chhoti Diwali and finally Diwali itself and is the celebration of the victory of good over evil. Having grown up onContinue reading “Happy Diwali”

The God of Small Things

This is a book review of the novel The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy which won the Man Booker prize in the year 1997 and may contain spoilers. It had been a while since I had read anything of the note instead of the newspaper and was pleasantly surprised by Ms Roy’s expertiseContinue reading “The God of Small Things”

For the ages

FIFA UNDER-17 WORLD CUPIndia is finally participating in the football world cup even though it is at the under 17 level but makes me proud and hopeful at the same time. Proud for obvious reasons but hopeful that our young guns who come across from all walks of life do not get embarrassed in frontContinue reading “For the ages”

Shop-A-Block

Ghetto across the road Q: Why aren’t Indians good at football?Ans: Because everytime we get a corner, we open a shop! Growing up as a millennial is a constant learning curve in terms of trying to grasp, master and communicate with the latest in technology and there are times when I am at loggerheads inContinue reading “Shop-A-Block”

Pretty fly for a Wi-Fi

ExhibitionWeek offs are rotational and it is the time to reconnect with the family and generally speaking try and make the most of what is on offer. Being a ‘normal’ guy in my mid 30’s, the fascination for cars and gadgets brings up the often stated fact, “Boys will be boys” and I could notContinue reading “Pretty fly for a Wi-Fi”

The girl next door

We live in one of the better residential localities of Delhi with most of the amenities at our disposal right from the basic to the not so basic. Right in front of my flat is a small park and then a service lane for outbound traffic, a main road which has a fly over onContinue reading “The girl next door”

Breaking Bad

TV is the centerpiece of my world and to say that I am a couch potato would be the understatement of the decade but lately I haven’t devoted as much time to it as I would have liked to but I won’t crib. Along with this is my confession-I have never watched Game of ThronesContinue reading “Breaking Bad”

Farewell

I am a part of the early eighties having been born during that time which makes me a Generation X and this was followed by the Millennials who constitute a different story altogether. Now with Perke being born just like any other parent, my trials and tribulations have started with my imagination running riot thinkingContinue reading “Farewell”