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Procrastination – my middle name March 4, 2012

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I don’t know how others do it. Any new thing, they tackle it head on. It’s a challenge and their egos won’t let them back down. Unlike them, once I get the feeling that I’ve been set a mammoth task, I find excuses. If it’s a complex code at work, I turn to the intranet or internet browsing articles or recipes or fashion deals! If it’s to do with “Project Interiors”, I find that reading books (paperbacks or e-books) is more interesting. (more…)

Old vs New February 19, 2012

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What’s wrong with the old ways? One shouldn’t just embrace new methods because they look or sound good. Where is this rave coming from? We were discussing what my requirements are for my new apartment.

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Tattoo-ed … not me February 1, 2012

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I caught up with a girlfriend from college. While waiting for me to turn up, she checked out designs at a tattoo studio. When she told me about her intentions to get a tattoo, I was interested. The TV program LA Ink had planted a tiny longing to have one myself. But the pain involved was the deterrent. (more…)

A recipe that refuses to go right January 26, 2012

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It’s an Indian snack that isn’t a complicated recipe. There are mixes aplenty in the supermarkets from MTR and other brands. But I figure that making food from the basic ingredients is healthier than the mixes – especially when there is a lot of negative publicity these days in the media about adulteration of many foodstuffs.

The dhokla is a healthy snack – it’s cooked by steaming in a pressure cooker or a steamer. The first time I tried it, (more…)

Oh no! January 20, 2012

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One of my work mates doesn’t fall in the average Indian women’s height range of 5′ 1″ to 5′ 4″. She stands out unusually at 5′ 8″ especially when accompanied by us (we’re about 5′ 4″).

One guy on the floor started noticing her as he is quite tall himself at 6′ (again the average height of an Indian male is quite low). He got into a habit of looking out for her in the mornings or during lunch breaks as he sat in front of his computer. He thought he fancied her.

He started searching for her in Facebook. He went through the friends lists… his friends (more…)

Christmas magic January 19, 2012

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I got my Christmas gift in the new year – a book called Christmas Magic by Cathy Kelly from my secret Santa. My getting it late was no fault of my friend. I just decided to take a long Christmas break.

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A professional sleeper January 5, 2012

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I am an ugly sleeper – my mouth is open, my eyes are half-shut and I drool sometimes. I’ve scared a few girls in the boarding school dormitory when they’ve walked past my bed in the dark. Honestly, even I would be scared if I saw my half-shut eyes with just the whites glowing in the dark. (more…)

Am I not pretty? December 31, 2011

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She was standing next to the car, in the shade when we got back to the parked car….

Who’s your superhero December 31, 2011

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Marvel comics introduced me to Spiderman, Superman, Captain America and Batman. The rest of those superheros, I couldn’t keep up because of the limited availability of the comics in my childhood. (I do admire those comic book collectors who show up in Beauty and the Geek and wouldn’t mind borrowing from them).

Then those tapes of Superman movies came out (with Christopher Reeve) (more…)

Kaleidoscope, View Master and Dolls December 29, 2011

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I am the younger of two kids and we’ve had our share of childhood fights our parents have had to referee. Of course, being the younger one, I never got the benefit of the doubt – they said that I was the instigator. There’s only a year and half difference between the two of us and he was a toddler when I was born. My mum likes to say that he was protective then, so how could he start a fight with me as we grew older.

He took care of his toys and if anything got broken (more…)