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Bright Lights ahead...

The title is apt for life as it stands for me right now. Life's come full circle. I wanted to end the year with a post of anger conveying my present state of mind, but some people are just not worth the anger. It's …

Death of a naive man.

Naive. Dunce. Innocent. Popat.  We'll make him do it. It's okay, if we continue, he'll back down.  He won't ever raise his hand or his voice.  Even if he fights, once we fight back, he'll look for a pea…

Chinese starters...

The one thing I find amusing is that there's always someone ready to sit for arguing with you based on silly assumptions. This was an incident that occurred when I was in medical school. Our hostel mess had a fixed menu f…

Why did the snake cross the road ?

I am constantly amazed by the hidden abilities of animals that form their survival instincts. My friend and I were returning back to the operation theatre after lunch when we saw an unusual sight. Even as a lot of medica…

Two of my favourites...

We all have favourites... be it food, actors, drinks, people or even Gods. This is a rare photo for me : combining two of my biggest favourites in a single shot. Which two favourites ? A) Ruby, the wonder dog.  Born i…

Finally on Android

I was always a gadget freak. So it was probably kind of weird that in this day and age of IPHONES and ANDROIDS, I was still stuck with Symbian. That too, a Nokia E72 that, true to form, waited exactly for the 365 days warranty …

Pleasant surprises

A friend asked me a question a couple of years back : "Who cares what you write ? You think many people read what you write ? Or that it affects them in any way ?" I got a call yesterday while I was in the operati…

Celebrating Six years of Godyears...

Today marks 6 years of GODYEARS. I won't deny it. I'm proud of it. This same time last year, I was pretty pumped up with the technical stats of the blog : 2 blogs, 5 years, 322 posts, 3333 comments, 72702 page vie…

Oceans and decades apart

I recently met two people ( separately ) who'd been in a relationship a long time ago. He : Is she doing well ? Me : Yes. He : Is she happy ? Me : Yes. He : That's great. She's a lovely person. She deserves i…

Why This Kolaveri Di ... Soup-er, I say !!

For those haven't heard it yet, this is a new Tamil song that's gone viral in Youtube, thanks to quite a few unique features : 1. An excellent hummable song with a typical Tamil 'kuthu' style that wi…

Highway 49

"You're sure you're not scared ? They say the highway between BC Road and GM Conservatory is haunted." The two men who'd just got into his car asked. "Really ?" 6 months ago.  "Beta. I …

Movie Review: Rockstar ****

In 2009, Imtiaz Ali released 'Love Aaj Kal' after the grand success of his earlier film 'Jab We Met' and divided viewers into a) those who loved its sentiments and simplicity and b) those who wondered what the h…

Smells like Summer

One of the first things that strikes you as you walk up to a person is his/her scent. A good perfume can, literally,  be a very attractive turn on. Conversely, a bad perfume or a sweaty odour can really put me off and have me t…

New look for the blog... again !!!

While I really liked the previous template, I just felt the need for a more youthful look for the blog and so began working on this for the past few days. This is the final result. You'll have to go to the main page of God…

My first published story (Paperback)

Well, what can I say ? One of the dreams of every blogger came true for me today. My mom called and informed me that I must have made some mistake because I ordered 2 copies of the same book to be delivered. After she read …

London nahin, U.P. Statue !!

Will someone please explain to me how we're allowing a confirmed megalomaniac to build statues of herself all across the state ? Is there any common sense to telling us that 'her party founder' wanted statues of he…

A few weeks back, I was shopping with a friend late at night when my phone rang. It was my P.G. student from the college where I teach.  Since it was late, I wondered what was up when I picked up the phone. Me : Hi, A. A : Sir…

May your faith save you...

"Where are you going? School's this way." Akshay turned around. His friend, Imran, was staring at him with a quizzical look. "I have to go to the temple. There's something I have to do." "Are you…

That white lady's lost it !!

I've watched Simi Garewal since Rendezvous with Simi Garewal first aired in 1997. I loved the poise and dignity with which she conducted that show; the picture-perfect sets, the immaculate dressing and that amazing poise o…

What's luck got to do with it ?

"Luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it." - Samuel Goldwyn "You're just lucky." I hear that a lot and I'm sure many of you have heard it too. I wonde…

Friday never ends...

Me : ( to myself ) PUSH PUSH !! Me : ( to patient ) push push. Patient : heh... Me : ( to myself ) PUSH PUSH !! Me : ( to patient ) Madam, your child is almost out. Come on, with a little effort, he'll be out …

"There is a certain inexplicable joy in seeing a creation of yours inspire someone else." - Me. It's been awhile since I had a story from the 'land where all is not as it seems'... Amberville.  Amberv…

The Rabid dog

A puppy sits in a corner. A pudgy kid comes along and throws a stone at it. The puppy retreats. The kid laughs proudly at his achievement and saunters off. The next day, the same event is repeated. Everyday, stones are thrown…

My 'Urban Shots' Silver Winner

For those who don't know, Urban Shots is a collection of short stories by 13 Indian authors who told simple stories in their own unique, refreshing way. I had the  pleasure of meeting 2 of these authors, Prateek Gupta a…