I have an uncle who cannot take compliments. He cannot for the life of him accept any compliment graciously. Instead, he will often make jokes about the compliment, try to devalue it or something to that effect. That is precisely why I don't compliment him ever. … [Read more...] about Compliments 101: How To Not Screw Up When Receiving One
Four years ago, I wrote an article titled, 6 Things To Do And Not To Do When You Are Irritated Or Frustrated. It is, by far, the most popular article on this blog. It's obvious, isn't it? People are, more often than not, irritated and frustrated. We're human, after all. … [Read more...] about The Only Thing You Need To Do If You’re Irritated Or Frustrated
Often, when you introduce yourself as a blogger, the reaction is odd, if not weird. More often than not, you might not even be pursuing blogging as a practical career or something you seek financial growth through but the first question most of us come across is one version of "How much do you earn?" This post is about similar questions or things people say when you tell them you blog.9. So, you write about mobile phones?Well that would be true if all dancers had the same style or all … [Read more...] about 9 Stupid Questions People Ask When You Tell Them You Blog
Living for a year in a hostel certainly changes your perspective on things and this post is about just that. There are some things that if taken out of context would be pretty weird but are completely normal in a boys' hostel. This article is about those things. It's a listicle really so you can either skim the headings or read. I'd rather you read but whatever floats your boat.1. Everyone Is A Singer, At Some Point, Even YouEveryone is a singer in a boys' hostel. If not suffering from the … [Read more...] about 10 Absurd Things That You Experience In A Boys’ Hostel
What is soft-drink to me? The elixir of life. What is MRP to me? The maximum retail price... or that is what I thought until I started living in NCR because here the MRP is the price jis par koi cold-drink nai bechta. (MRP is the price at which a cold-drink bottle is not sold)It wasn't till a few weeks back that my first fight happened with a shopkeeper about the price of a soft-drink bottle. After college, I felt this sudden hunger pang. I was famished given the cafeteria food is shit on … [Read more...] about The Curious Case Of Delhi-NCR And The Soft-Drink Bottle
Humour has been a big part of my life especially since the last few years. Actually no, it has been a part of my life since the days of being bullied. Sarcasm helped then, sarcasm helps now. Not just sarcasm, it's a mixed bag of comments, noticing stereotypes, noticing different patterns, making jokes but recently I've been thinking about jokes and the idea of a joke being insensitive and who draws the line or who defines that insensitivity.Is a joke always insensitive?Yes. I believe that … [Read more...] about Who Draws The Line Whether A Joke Is Insensitive?