Background Mom – “Come back home early. We have to go to this pre-holi get together!” Me – “umm.. Not interested ma! What will I do, I don’t even know anyone!” Mom – “oh everyone is going to be there. It’s going to be fun! Emotional blackmail. More emotional blackmail” °Phone disconnects. The Reality I knew there was going to be no one to talk … Continue reading Get together with Dancing Uncles
I was ready in my favourite golden-yellow blazer, black trousers, pointed brown shoes and a perfect matching bow. Little did I know that getting ready on time for mama’s (mother’s brother) wedding was going to take me to at least 20 rooms in the hotel where the accommodation was arranged. “Rishabh, go ask aunt Chitra how much time she will take to get ready”, came … Continue reading Short Stories #16 The Marriage Runner
I am a person who spends approximately two hours on the road every day. Over the last couple of months, I started observing that a lot of Delhi cars have a “Guru Ji” sticker at the back. I then started questioning people around me, who this Guru was? Was it just one Guru who everyone followed or multiple Gurus (with one generic name)? Basically, I … Continue reading Finding Guru Ji
”It’s only the courageous who can survive the food onslaught of a sick son’s mother” – Napoleon Bonaparte, forced fed during Malaria of 1796 AD. I got Dengue fever last week. Goes without saying that my mother was worried and super-active all through out. She ensured that I ate something in every two hours. She, with due consultation from aunties of my apartment, relatives, doctors and … Continue reading Feeding Techniques
Mom was reading the newspaper with her usual vigor when she suddenly turned towards me and posed a difficult question, “Will you take me to this wedding exhibition at Hotel Ashok? My friend has put a stall there..” Now that’s my mom looking at me expectantly, knowing very well that I am least interested in attending a ‘wedding exhibition’. Oh, but that’s also my mom … Continue reading Mom’s Sales Pitch
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 … Continue reading MBA101: Where is my place?
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. She is a confused Indian: Is she from a forbidden country in the Middle … Continue reading Dating a Mallu chic for Dummies
Love has no boundaries, It makes humans go weak in their knees.. Love has infinite depth, It needs just your heart, nothing else in fees.. Click here and listen to this beautiful song while you read: http://www.thesixtyone.com/#/hot/all/3/ I happened to watch Dharma Production‘s latest 2-States today at a nearby theater. It sure is one of the best masala-stories written by Chetan Bhagat. Kudos to Chetan … Continue reading An MBA Aspirant’s Lure