Decoding Dreams #1 Introduction

aid2099-728px-Interpret-Your-Dreams-Step-1Thanks to a friend I could lay my hands on “Interpreting Dreams” by Sigmund Frued. I’ve already started reading this book and I have to admit its not an easy read. In fact the translator J.A. Underwood himself admits, with examples, that its extremely difficult to reproduce Freud’s work in English (from German).

The introduction to the book, written by John Forrester, mentions that the book was written over a long span of time over which Freud established and contradicted his own theory. In addition, a lot of dreams (examples) mentioned in the book are Freuds own dreams, hence, there may be a figment of bias here and there.

Well, all being said, I’ll try to write a series of blogs to summarize this beautiful gem on understanding dreams, their origin and hopefully their meaning. And while I’m at it, I request the readers to share their thoughts too.

MBA101: Where is my place?

Where is my place

I’m still figuring out;

Where is my place

Looms my biggest doubt.

Is it under the sun or over the moon,

Wherever it is, I want to find it soon.

Is it in the hands of some political goon
But tell me, why should I dance to their tune.

My place will be mine

It’s mine to decide;

I have made mistakes but at least I’ve tried.

Confused and dazed I search for my place,

When will time come to end this chase.



Dating a Mallu chic for Dummies

My life has been enlightened since I met this beautiful Mallu chic, however this does not come without its own set of pitfalls. Read on to find out what they are:

Disclaimer: All the views expressed below are derived from my own experience. Try them at home at your own expense.

  1. She is a confused Indian: Is she from a forbidden country in the Middle East? Does she have a fancy accent? Does she think too high of herself? Am I confusing you? Ok. Have you ever heard her make the following remark:
    ‘McDonald’s!, who eats at McDonald’s?’
    Well, now you know you’re in big trouble.
  2. The great wall of language barriers: If your chic does not speak Hindi and you are a north Indian guy like me you have three options:
    a. You take a course on sign language
    b. You learn Malayalam
    c. You pretend to be dumb (which kind of compliments the sign language point 😉 )
  3. Turmoil of the cuisines: Food for her is sometimes just a cup of coffee or a bag of chips. Yeah that chapati and dal which was always a complete meal for you would now be a distant dream 😉
    Also, be prepared for rice, a lot of rice.
  4.  What is love? If she happens to compete with you in every single hobby of your and beats the shit out of you then just admit that your game is over. You definitely need to go try your luck on someone else now! And BTW love = competition for her 😉

Hope that you now know what things you need to take care of in case you want to date a Mallu chic. All the best!





Sculpting 101

Recently I tried my hands on sculpting. This is what came out.

It was so much fun sculpting for the first time. All you need is some clay and modelling tools (those small sticks in yellow). BTW I could cot complete the head ‘coz I fell short of clay. Check out this space for more creative stuff 😀

And yeah, if you’re planning to try your hands on sculpting here’s the best video I found. Enjoy!

12 things to do when you’re bored in class

Awesome stuff I can only dream of writing 😉


Disclaimer: Most of these have been tried and tested and are proven to entertain both you and your classmates.

  1. Choose a victim and stare him down
  2. Play rock-paper-scissors with yourself
  3. Make up your own language
  4. Learn origami
  5. Make hearts out of paper clips and throw them at random guys
  6. Raise your hand and say ‘May the force be with you’
  7. Take a power nap under your desk
  8. If the professor asks you a question, look deep into his eyes and  answer in a whisper
  9. Rate your classmates on a scale of 1-5 and slip the paper into your benchmate’s desk
  10. Stare at the ceiling, if someone asks why reply that you’re trying to communicate with your planet
  11. Try to learn how to really play Minesweeper
  12. Doodle on yourself, pretend you lost your memory and walk out of class

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Why: Goverdhan Pooja?

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Annakuta (the green one) with puri. Yum!

Why do I get to eat delicious Annakuta sabzi everytime, just the day after Diwali?

Well, it is Goverdhan Pooja day after all. So, I googled why this day is celebrated, and I got this. In a nutshell, Lord Krishna lifted the Goverdhan parvat (mountain) on his little finger and protected the people of Mathura from the fury of Indra (Demigod responsible for rains). Why was Indra furious? Because Lord Krishna convinced the people of Mathura that they should worship the fertile Goverdhan soil more than the rains. Guess that was enough to blow Indra’s top!

Okay, so Indra got angry, Krishna happily lifted the mountain for a week, where exactly does cooking awesome Annakuta fit in? I mean, seriously, who would have cared for such tasty food amid of this drama? Although I couldn’t find a definite answer but here’s my reasoning:

A small replica of Goverdhan mountain is constructed with a lot of different food items to celebrate this day. In a similar way, the Annakuta subzi is made with a small amount of a lot of different vegetables. Well, that’s the maximum correlation I could establish. If interested, check the recipe here.

Phew, whatever be the reason, the taste of this sabzi is just too good!