Beginner’s guide to Flat-mates

Moving out of parent’s place for the first time could be overwhelming! Along with the new city, job and being a grown up, come multiple un-knows. Biggest one being “the flat mate”. Having moved across four cities for work, I have had my fair share of flat mates. Here are a few kinds I encountered:... Continue Reading →

Let’s fly…

Imagine standing on the curb, near your favorite hot dog stand. Every couple of minutes you’re inching towards yummy goodness. The weather is a little hot, but you don’t mind it that much. Now imagine there’s a Michelin star hi-end restaurant with glass walls just behind the hot dog stand. You can see people enjoying... Continue Reading →

The “unromantic” proposal

Around 9 PM, pleasant weather, racing heart..Could faintly hear a couple of ladies gossiping..there was a distinct stink of an old dirty cloth..and yes, this was the most romantic moment of my life…Hold it! Let’s rewind a bit.. It was the year 2006. This was the first time I saw him. We both were enrolled... Continue Reading →

Reason with Rage

Disagreements happen all the time! Work, home, with friends, with strangers..There’s endless gyaan about how to handle them? Take a step back >> Understand the other person’s perspective >> Be a good listener. The issue is not disagreement but the rage that sometimes follows. It’s difficult to “take a step back” when the person whom... Continue Reading →

Me vs Books

In my line of work, one needs to be updated about the latest trends to stay ahead of the curve. I recently selected a few courses and certifications to meet my professional growth targets. How hard could it be? Well, let’s find out.. First off gotta get into “the student zone”. The ritual remains the... Continue Reading →

Foodie’s fitness

Struggle between fitness and health is too familiar for us all! The physical and psychological issues associated with an unfit body are well talked about. But, no one is raising another important issue of space crunch! Not in stomach but in closet! After going through my share of yo-yo effect, I own an entire size... Continue Reading →

Is sharing caring?

Let’s be clear. This never happened with me! It happened with my good friend..umm..let’s call her Clingy. Even though she grew up with a bunch of siblings she was way too possessive about her belongings. Like most of us, material things brought her joy. She was a good dresser and avid jewelry collector. Always loved... Continue Reading →

Two more years to go..

Do parents lie? Have you ever wondered what's the biggest lie they told us? I think all Indian kids can relate.."Beta do saal ki mehnat hai..phir araam"..these tormenting words are the reason why I still sometimes wake up sweaty in the night thinking it's the exam day and I prepared for the wrong subject! Maturity... Continue Reading →

The “Guilt” trip

These are true events from my first solo train trip. All my family vacations had equipped me with enough skills and paranoia to get through it. To survive any Indian train platform one needs to bring out their inner ninja skills. You have to be in your “Unagi” state using all five senses to the... Continue Reading →

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