This is a direct sequel to Small Talk, Conversations and Beautiful People. I mentioned I was going to write about the conversations in cab rides all that time ago and I figured it was about time I got down to doing that.The Multiplex NostalgiaSome time ago, my friend, Prateek and I were going to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. The driver pulled in to the driveway for Logix City Center Mall, Noida. Right then, a conversation began as he asked us a simple question.Him: Yaha … [Read more...] about Excerpts from Cab Rides: Why I Love Talking To My Cabbies
What does a young-adult who received way too much money than he can possibly spend do on weekend mornings? He goes out to have coffee and something with it like a cliched millennial. Roughly a year ago, I was going through a misguided phase. So, in my misguided weekend morning, I decided to go to the mall. Just for coffee. They served shit around here until Hemels opened up so there weren't any good options.I remember that day distinctly because of something I saw and … [Read more...] about The Worst Thing I’ve Done in My Short Life of 20 Years
This is a random short story heavily inspired by a day I had a while ago. A few people I know read it and thought it was good so I edited it a little and sent it to a few magazines because I was feeling adventurous. I didn't hear from them and so I decided, "What the hell? I'll just post it on my blog" as it will be out in the world, at least.Calm, electronic instrumental played in the cafe dimly lit by the orange sunset light that crept in through the horizontal opening of flowers and … [Read more...] about Short Story: The First Date
Sector 126, Noida otherwise known as Raipur Khadar or just Raipur is a hub for students. This plethora of hostels opposite Amity University, Sector 125 houses nearly half the population that studies there. I shifted here last semester when I left the on-campus hostel. The area was... disappointing until Hemels happened.In the early days of my stay outside campus, I missed the feeling of inclusiveness of the campus life that I had grown so used to in the one year I stayed there. The road … [Read more...] about About Hemels, That Petite Coffee and Shakes Shop in Sector 126, Noida
I face stern expressions when I tell someone about some cool apps I bought recently. I don't know how it works all over the world. So, for the benefit of this post, I'll talk about the country I live in - India. … [Read more...] about The Average Indian’s Reluctance To Pay For Apps and Software
I have always been more toward the pessimistic side of things. I consider the worst possible alternatives first. Then I build up toward a working balance of positive and negative. As George Bernard Shaw once put quite appropriately - “The world needs both, the optimist and the pessimist. The optimist invents the airplane, the pessimist does the parachute.” – I too am a firm believer of pessimism not being wrong per se. The recent issue I’ve had is with self-improvement applications.With all … [Read more...] about Do We Unknowingly Lie To Self-Improvement Applications and Websites?