I gave up a lucrative side hustle – here’s why

I gave up a lucrative side hustle – here’s why

I’ve always had a not-very-uncommon outlook at life. Growing up, I’ve always wanted to be fiercely independent, paying my own bills, repairing my own TV, fixing my own mess and the like. I’ve always wanted to be the best in any room – the smartest, the funniest, and the one who everyone would want to talk to. Add to this, I grew accustomed to a certain lifestyle, one that was only fuelled by my desire to make my purchases, big ticket or small, without taking a peek at the price tag. Like I said – a not-very-uncommon outlook. Continue reading “I gave up a lucrative side hustle – here’s why”

The Fault

The Fault

For most of my life, I used to consider myself lucky. I’ve had a beautiful childhood, doting parents who have given me the liberty to make my own mistakes, an amazing environment where I can mingle around with whoever I pleased, the freedom to date whoever I want to and, the most important of all, an education. I had never, and have never, taken my privileges for granted. Until recently; I began to think – Lucky? Why did I consider myself lucky? Isn’t all this what I am supposed to be receiving anyway? Continue reading “The Fault”

Is this what freedom tastes like? Slightly bitter, don’t you think?

August 15- a happy and proud day for us Indians. 67 years ago, our country received independence from a 90 year rule under the British Raj. Our freedom fighters, soldiers and several other men and women laid down their lives, so India and her future children could be free from oppression and foreign rule. And every year on August 15, we remember their sacrifice and their valiant effort. Continue reading “Is this what freedom tastes like? Slightly bitter, don’t you think?”

Only Engineer or Doctor. Otherwise, fish monger.

This is not a generalization; this is the truth. Some might say that there is a slight shift in this paradigm, but the fact still remains. Our parents still prefer we become something science-y, but this is limited to the two professions they say are undoubtedly the best – Engineering and Medicine. Continue reading “Only Engineer or Doctor. Otherwise, fish monger.”

‘The Twentieth Wife’ +’The Feast of Roses’ – An enthusiastic review

‘The Twentieth Wife’ +’The Feast of Roses’ – An enthusiastic review

A few months ago, my family took a trip to Delhi and Agra to physically see the place where my Dad was posted. You see, he’s a bank employee, and those buggers just love tossing people around to every state this country has. Anyway, we decided to visit the Agra fort. Beautiful architecture! I think everyone needs to witness this monument and be awed by its sheer size and design. Continue reading “‘The Twentieth Wife’ +’The Feast of Roses’ – An enthusiastic review”

Traffic rules? What are those?

I was travelling back home from the I-Day flower show, and as totally expected, I was caught in a traffic jam a few meters before a signal. Typical, I thought. So I waited patiently next to a footpath and attempted to defy gravity by trying to balance my bike on its stationary wheels. Yes, I amuse easily. Continue reading “Traffic rules? What are those?”