Can I troll you, please?

A couple of months back, there was an appalling controversy over television presenter Mayanti Langar, wife of cricketer Suart Binny, being trolled on twitter and other social media platforms for the cricketing performance of her husband. The extent to which people would go to abuse someone who is not even the direct subject of their…

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Know Thyself

So many of us stumble through life doing what we’re told is right, doing what we think the world expects of us or simply doing what feels right. Very few actually ask the question ‘why?’ for all these actions. Those who do often mire themselves in existential ennui. The crux of the question is not…

It’s not just you, it’s all of us

In term 4 (first term of PGP2) at IIM Ahmedabad, we had a course called ‘Entrepreneurial Mindset’. The emphasis laid during the course as well as in general management education on ‘thinking like an entrepreneur’ made me dig a bit deeper into what factors truly help create entrepreneurs. Austrian Sociologist and economic historian Joseph Schumpeter…

An art lover’s duty

A lot of blame is usually thrown around when we talk about the decline in quality of art over generations, and a huge chunk of that blame goes towards capitalism. Materialism is ruining the industry, they say. What else can we expect when everything is ruled by money? The talented artists seem eager to compromise…

The Process of Writing!

“No man steps into the same river twice.. for, it is not the same river and it is not the same man.” Similarly, it is almost impossible to step into the memory and reconstruct the past.. ‘the quondam’ into a writing piece. To envision the future; even more. The conception of an event that could…

On friend-zones

Friend-zones are perhaps one of the most devilish devices invented by humans to torture other humans. Let us define a friend-zone first, to avoid confusion. You like bae. Bae knows fully well that you like bae. Bae however doesn’t reciprocate. You and bae are good friends. That’s a friend-zone for you, right there. They are…

Why always me?

This is not the first time that these feelings have cropped up in his heart. He went through a similar emotional turmoil same time last year. These months of May have been bringing along with them a sense of desolation which have fostered from the disappointments he has had to suffer. Coupled with these disappointments,…

New Phase

New phase, new life. While the word ‘new’ in itself is exciting, it always brings along an anxiety for me. It is also always, that excitation overcomes this anxiety but not this time. This time was different. From the time I came here, I knew I was missing something. Well, it was nothing not normal…

The Mumbai local – a lesson in intimacy

American anthropologist Edward Hall Jr. pioneered the social science of proxemics – the study of physical proximity between people and their reactions at various distances from each other. He defined four personal reaction bubbles based on distance. There is the intimate space (<6 inches to 1.5 feet for hugs, kisses, tickles et al). There is…

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

It’s been a while since I’ve been active on my blog writing stuffs that I don’t care much about. The reason for my procrastination, or jotting down ideas there and then is something you’d find very stupid, at once or brutally logical, all over. But yes, on a scale of 1 to Abhishek Bachchan my…