Tuesday, August 21, 2007

When did...

... a bigger car become a better drive?

... a fancier house become a beautiful home?

... a faster computer mean better use of technology?

... a lot of knowledge come to be seen as true wisdom?

... more become better?

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Thus spake Albert Camus...

"I had been right, I was still right, I was always right. I had lived my life one way and I could just as well have lived it another."

Couldn't have said it better.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Borat Gets Another Fan

Okay folks, I know I'm a bit of a late bloomer as far as this movie is concerned but I watched it only this weekend and it cracked me up! LOL

I swear, my stomach was killing me! I haven't seen more repulsive imagery in a long long time and I haven't laughed so hard in years!

My favourite scene in the movie is when Borat and Azamat (or whatever his name is) are standing in the elevator butt-naked and the other people's reactions...

Tears of laughter were streaming down my face!!! hahah... I kid you... NOT!

If you haven't watched this flick and are in a retarded mood, don't look much further.

Borat's opening dialogue...

"My name Borat. I like you. I like sex. Is nice!"

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Why Are/Aren't We Happy?

Heck, I don't have the answers. But this video is pretty damn interesting. Enjoy!

If you have problems viewing the video here, click here. It might be easier.

I'm craving Indian Chinese Food...

1. A yummy steamed moon faan rice (with mushrooms)
2. Tofu, snowpeas, broccoli in black bean sauce (sorry, I'm vegetarian :P )... go to item 7 on list if you've read items 3, 4, 5 and 6 already
*drools on keyboard*
3. No I did not!!! ;)
4. Oh I forgot, a vegetable manchow soup to start with
5. Fried corn curd (c'mon.. even you non-vegetarians love this!)
6. Now go to item 1 on this list
7. and a to-die-for date pancake with vanilla ice-cream to end the meal
8. Bliss :)
9. Any guesses why I didn't continue writing computer programs? :)


1. The Quick Wok at All Stir Fry (Gordon House Hotel, Colaba)

I seriously need to drag my ass to China Gate, Ling's Pavilion or All Stir Fry tonight.

What I would do for a Chinese meal now...

Thursday, June 28, 2007

So I Changed My Mind

Yeah, I decided to come back to this little space. Dunno, just felt I had stuff to say and nowhere to say it anymore. I felt like blogging after ages and this is really the only place I know.

Anyway, lots has happened since I blogged here last... I'm back to single life, I've started on my new old job and I'm enjoying myself with the fun people at my office, I now carpool with a couple of colleagues from work and I'm really really grateful that they are tolerant of me! (Yeah, I like my carpool :) )I've joined this really expensive *shudders* gym close to home in the hope that it will help me get my half-marathon time under 2 hours (two weeks and I have to say it kicks ass!), the social life has shifted up a few notches which of course means my video-gaming skills have taken a beating (I'm not complaining), I attempted yet another long distance relationship (old habits die hard).. which reminds me, I want to watch Die Hard 4.0 tomorrow! Deep down I know I'm not going to like it but the first two parts were awesome!

In case you haven't noticed, I've also become really random.

Besides that... umm... YEAHAAA... I got me a tattoo!!!!!! on my lower neck/back and I absolutely love it!!! Yeah people, I got inked. Don't believe me?

Here you go

Friday, June 22, 2007

Coming Back To Life

One of my favourite songs ever...

Where were you when I was burned and broken
While the days slipped by from my window watching
Where were you when I was hurt and helpless
Because the things you say and the things you do surround me
While you were hanging yourself on someone else's words
Dying to believe in what you heard
I was staring straight into the shining sun

Lost in thought and lost in time
While the seeds of lifeand the seeds of change were planted
Outside the rain fell dark and slow
While I pondered on this dangerous but irresistible pastime
I took a heavenly ride through our silence
I knew the moment had arrived
For killing the past and coming back to life

I took a heavenly ride through our silence
I knew the waiting had begun
And headed straight..into the shining sun

Monday, March 26, 2007

The Death of a Blog

Hello Folks,

It is the time to ring in some changes. I've been blogging here since June 2005 and it has been my faithful ally in the best and worst of times. I've had the chance to meet some wonderful people through here who have humored, inspired, entertained and mesmerised me with their writing.

I have shared some of my deepest thoughts here, some of my rants and a lot of general observations about life and its strange ways.

The time has come to move on. I wont be blogging actively from here on but I will continue to drop in on the numerous blogs I've had the good fortune of stumbling upon.

So here's where 'Ajeya' says goodbye to you. Will he ever return to the blogosphere? Possible. But definitely in a new avatar. I value the friends I've made through here and I wish all of you the very best in the years to come. Reading your blogs has definitely made my life richer.

Au Revoir!


Wednesday, March 21, 2007


I was just coming up in the elevator with a nieghbour and I asked about her dog, Rani, a female. Turns out Rani's quite a handful and requires more attention than her more pedigreed friends. When I asked why, without batting an eyelid she replied by saying 'She's a female.'


It's weird how things seem to be going just fine when, suddenly, something blows up in your face.

I was shocked last weekend by what I heard about someone close to me. It's about the person's past and it could have a huge impact on our relationship. I'm emotionally confused and drained right now.

Some of the questions that are lingering in my head...
...what would drive someone to behave like that?
...what if I have to deal with that kind of behaviour?
...how do I accept such dark truths about someone?
...how am I to feel about the person now?

I'm confused, dazed and shocked and right now I'm struggling to cope.

My mind has never been so clouded.

Just looking forward to the new old job in April.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Back Where I Belong

I didn't want to post about this earlier but I'm happy to say I'm moving back to a company I have worked with earlier. When I look back on my fledgling career, this is the one company I've been really proud to work for. Of course there have been moments of disappointment and disgust, but all in all, it's like going back home. Back to the wonderful friends I made, the cafeteria where a lot more than lunch and coffee happens (ahem ahem) and moments when you'll ask yourself "Is this really work?"

I remember there was this one project we worked on where each of us on the team wrote short scripts for a kid's program. Those brainstorming sessions were something else! They were ridiculous! :) Even thinking of them makes me smile.

At the same time, I'm aware that each company has its drawbacks. At someplaces you'll get loads of money but rather crappy work and at others, you'll get great work but not-so-great money. There's always a trade-off somewhere.

One of the little lessons life has taught me is to not expect too much out of it. Expectations, in my opinion, are bad, bad friends to have. They can really mess you up. When there are no expectations, you learn to to deal with the shit that gets thrown your way and enjoy the unexpected highs. Life becomes a roller-coaster you can enjoy rather than having to throw up midway through the ride. That's why I'm not expecting this job change to be all that I have dreamt of. It isn't. But it is a step in the right direction.
So come April, I will be back where I belong.

Friday, March 02, 2007

I Really Do Wish

Life has been moving at pace way to fast for me in the last month. Lots of family dinners celebrating the engagement and simply unreal work pressure. I haven't had too much time with myself. Alone, quiet moments in the evening by the sea at Cuffe Parade overlooking Nariman Point and Queen's Necklace. Watching the lights twinkle in distance. Listening to the voices of the ocean waves.

Instead, it's been a big flurry of activity. Most of it fun and some not-so-fun. The only time I usually get to spend with myself is on my long drive to and from work. Music has been my only solace.

Today's drive was sad though. Maybe it was my dream about my father. Having to say bye to him as he seemed to be floating away and there was nothing to do but stand and watch. It was a really sad dream. And while I was thinking of all this, Floyd came up on the mp3 player with 'Wish you were here'. It made me think of Papa even more and I sang to him...

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.

I really do wish

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Words to Live By

I think I mentioned I was reading about Sufism in some of my earlier posts. One thought that really struck me are the words of the great Sufi master Hazrat Inayat Khan. He says...

"Even the punishment of the God of compassion is in itself a reward."

Words that I will always try to keep in my consciousness.