Did you try sitting by the open door of a train?

My heart’s sold to trains. As I oft described before. U-Bahns that I now take make me feel like I own my urban world. U-Bahns that incidentally inspire Favicons of this blog. Metro train lists that I compare to see how many cities I’ve travelled to, smug-ly. Trains in bustling Delhi like metros, with closed doors. Doors that…

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Neverwhere…

Google image The reason I was first interested in Neverwhere was because it came from a television series and was placed all around the London metro (which at that time I understood), then many years later, with an unrelated mention on an email, I remembered it again. So I Flipkart-ed it. I’ve not read too…

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Pink & Blue…

Once during a team-building-outing a girl from another team that I didn’t know, said, since she didn’t know me, she would ask me a few questions. And the first question was: what’s your favourite colour? I often laugh over this incident. What could my colour preference tell her really? Did she believe in what colours…

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Ismat Chughtai: Dil Ki Duniya

From google I may’ve mentioned before, reading a book titled Dil Ki Duniya makes people feel I am reading some trashy Hindi book that I bought secretly at the railway station. I endured smirks and general smugness in the train but thankfully kept at it. It’s a book set in heartland UP, pre-independence, in a…

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One part yellow; one part blue…

Friday morning was adventurous (rare that). I came out of my room at 6:40 am, late, and in a hurry to pick up my glass of milk from the table (to be gulped down in the car to the train station, hoping today papa is less sleepy and I don’t spill it on my clothes)….

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Loss of negatives….

‘Whatever happened, it felt alright. It used to feel, hence it happened. I let it happen. Let’s not talk about it now. It starts fading.’‘That means, you like going around, you roam about, you like ice cream from kwality, you come here for that, you liked coexisting with a guy. You’ve lost it all.’‘Correct! You…

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Everybody just pretend to be normal…

Vishal said something very interesting the other day. Finally all the anxiety, the good, and the bad balance out, for everyone. Is it *that* measured? Did I run out of the natural goodness of being? Or am I discounting my morning… wasn’t seeing a real unexpected rainbow from the train window awesome? I think it’s…

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For the love of Bob Marley…

This is a real picture. And a true story đŸ™‚ As an apple non-user the first time I used iTunes, it irritated me to sync and resync. However, while I was testing it out, the only songs that eventually got onto the iPod were Bob Marley. And the zillion years post that, I forgot about…

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Rooting for intimacy in communication…

I no longer dislike how year after year, people on my phone list move to the email list, onto the Facebook list and finally to the nowhere list. I think it’s just regular for everyone post kindergarten. I’m also lucky for things which do the opposite, sometimes with rare serendipitous events. In the end, I…

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