Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Lower Classes

I rarely find myself around people who are crude and low class but the other day, I was forced to keep company with some of this ilk. It's quite surprising though that coming from the same family, with the same upbringing; some people are capable of behaving well, while others are downright vulgar.
It only goes to show that 'class' is determined not by how much money you have or your status in society, but by how your comport yourself.

Category: Commoners

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

I learned in business school that belief is the end of reason.
Maya wrote on my handbag yesterday.
The only handbag that I own and like.
I beat her and she almost cried.
Except that when I looked at what she had written it went, "I love you Kiran."

Category: :(

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Swimming in a fishbowl.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Karma Police
Popularity seems to carry greater weight than hardwork when doing a job that doesn't require much mental prowess. 

Pushing for the positive

Tiny bits of positive reinforcement produce a disproportionate amount of goodwill, just as does neutral or negative feedback result in a sudden and steep drop in productivity. 

Category: Behavioural Economics

Saturday, August 29, 2015

I feel as if I'll never be allowed the perfect contentedness that comes with ignorance, naivete and obliviousness. 
And yet I'm certain I am all these things because in the middle of this desert of discontent lie pools of optimism, hope and even joy at the thought of everything present and the future.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

I brought this hell upon my own head.

Category: Hell

Sunday, July 12, 2015

I landed in Bangalore today. I go home and ring the bell. It's about 2 am in the morning. My mother opens the door, hugs me and the first thing she says is, ' You've become very thin.'

Category: lndian mothers

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Nathan forgot to read the Robot series before starting work on his own.

Category: Movie review
Movie: Ex Machina

Sunday, June 14, 2015

My mother sent me mangoes from India. Eating them is like heaven.

Category 1: Indian Summer
Category 2: Nectar of the gods

Saturday, June 13, 2015

'Whatever happens, happens for best.'
- Gujarati Indian in Paris

Category: How Indians console themselves when one person screws everything up for everybody else
Wonderful, caring, considerate, sweet, blind.
Neither deep love, nor happiness nor sadness nor hatred nor fear.

Friday, June 12, 2015

I always choose what's best for my family and my future wealth.

- V

Thursday, June 11, 2015

I don't know why I've taught myself to be hard hearted. I love helping people.

If I was capable of feeling betrayed, I would be.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Paris, je t'aime

I never imagined that I'd end up liking Paris. Perhaps not to live in but definitely for a summer where the sun doesn't set till 9 or 2100h if you're french :).
It's sunshine and people on the banks and bridges of the Seine waving at river boat cruise passengers. It's ancient metros racing through tunnels, making you feel like you're in a wormhole, suddenly arriving at a station. They ought to be scary late at night but are actually filled with happy drunks moving from one party to another and wonderfully talented musicians entertaining passengers while trying to make a buck. It's picnics on the Champs de Mars and going ooh every time Tour Eiffel sparkles and jogging around that same park for exercise during the day. It's the tiny sense of achievement at figuring out how to navigate the city and learning that you'll manage to be ok even if you feel somewhat stranded at 2 in the morning because the last train to the suburbs has stopped.It's learning the secret history of places and things that only locals know and having charming french guys (they all think that they are) bring you flowers and take you on picnics to chateau gardens for fun. It's finding the cafe of the one mosque in Paris and admiring how beautiful it is as you have shisha and tea. It's so many things in the summer.
Paris, je t'aime!

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Opportunists are ick.
I seem to have inspired the super bitch from my high school to do something useful.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

France is forcing me to think that there is a shortage of women here.


Sunday, May 03, 2015

If l don't live in Bangalore, will my heart break? I think it might.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Quand on prend des risques, on peut perdre. Quand on n’en prend pas, on perd toujours.

La Joueuse
I keep thinking that I'm self-centered. It's the last thing I am.

Friday, May 01, 2015

I think in a previous life someone forgot me, left me behind and left me alone.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Someone asked me out on a date. He stammered and stuttered through it. I had to say that I had someone in my life and so I couldn't. I still felt terrible. I don't think it ever get easy asking someone out.

Category: :(
Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

Category 1: :)
Category 2: Oh dear!

Today I typed 'discrepancy' in the search bar.
It threw up evidence of infidelity.

Category: Like rain on your wedding day

Sunday, April 19, 2015

I say over and over that I've been lucky with the people I've come to value. They've shared themselves, their ideologies with me. They've changed me.

Saturday, April 18, 2015


Today I saw men waltzing around in women's underwear. One even took a bath in the fountain.

Category: HEC Paris initiation

Monday, April 13, 2015

Park Guell

The sweetness of doing nothing

Today was lovely and sunny in Paris and I learned that it really is possible to get tired from doing nothing. That is, drinking and eating and eating and drinking some more, soaking up the sun and then drinking and eating some more.

Category: La dolce far niente

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Even thin girls have fat days.
And on that note l'd like to say; fat people are happier people!


Category: My biggest fear

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

One of the few things that makes me sad, sometimes to the point of tears, is when l see someone who is alone.

Monday, March 30, 2015

I kind of have a feeling that it's Easter Sunday today because of statuses that l'm seeing on Facebook.

Category: Losing my religion

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

According to the lines on my palm, l cannot be with anyone.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday, March 01, 2015

"The degree of civilisation in a society is revealed by entering its prisons."
-Fyodor Dostoyevsky
That's exactly how I feel about relationships.

Category: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Monday, February 23, 2015

Of all the subjects I could have loved, I love European Law. A subject I wasn't even interested in studying.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Karmanya vaadikarasya ma phalashu kadachana

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2, Verse 47
"Work. Sleep. Family. Friends. Fitness. Pick three. And remember, you can choose a different three every day. As long as it balances out in the long run, you're ok. So don't put pressure on yourself to do all five of those things well every single day." - Randi Zuckerberg

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Children across the world speak the same language.

Category: FIFA, Minecraft, WoW
Location: (On the tram) Bordeaux, France
They are nice and so much fun and often careless and cruel.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Our French socialist law professor says that he doesn't like poor people. What he means is that he doesn't like people to be poor. It makes it difficult to live as a community. He believes in better living conditions for prisoners. "What's to make people fear going to jail?" I think. But I have to admit that I agree with him. Growing up in conditions which allow access to information, exposure and opportunities to learn and to work, I cannot imagine why anyone would behave offensively.
We just have to look around our middle and upper middle class neighbourhoods to know that this is true.   

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Some people are too precious to have missed knowing.

Category 1: Caner Sevim
Category 2: The best person I know

Monday, February 16, 2015

The nightmares have improved slightly.
Now when I wake up with my heart racing, the only person that's going to die is me.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Even though I'm not terribly good at mathematics, I get a tiny high from solving math puzzles.

Category: Happy flunker

So far, all we have in our imaginary house is a disputed four post bed and an old-fashioned easy chair with a side table for his coffee, ash tray and newspaper.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Walked into that one, didn't you?

Today my boyfriend and I were talking about relationships and about how it's sometimes possible to come across a person who captivates you.
I ask him if he had met someone like that.
He looks at me and says that he had, actually.
Obviously needing to know who this person is, I ask in all seriousness who she is.

"It's her birthday today." he replies.



Category: I don't feel

Saturday, January 03, 2015

I'm using the dating site 'Tinder' to practice speaking French.
I explain to my potential 'beaux' that that's all that I'm interested in.
I shall shortly be writing a novel titled 'How to lose a guy in 10 minutes'.

Category: Fun, fun, funny
It was not I that was the one who was the infidel.