Procrastination, the word that has destroyed many a good intention. Unlike popular theories that blame it on lack of discipline, focus and other blah blah, I believe that when you procrastinate, you are avoiding the things you should be doing and end up doing what you want to do. It is the time when you have the ‘eureka’ moments, times where a conversation will ultimately lead to the “Imagine if…”
So, the poor sod has finally picked up the guts to ask you out. He’s kept it casual, because fear of rejection has been built into his psyche from years of being giggled at by hordes of raised-eyebrow mafia queens who have sashayed terrifying packs past his childhood.
Now that he’s asked you out and you’ve flippantly accepted, you are fairly convinced that the tables have
The grey Godrej cupboard with a difficult handle is still my magical place at home in Baroda. Magic because access to it was limited. The family documents and an occasional piece of jewelry and some imported things that my dad got from his travels across the world, were stored there. And my cousin Shankar and me being the unruly kids that we were, were forbidden to use the cupboard or climb into its
The perception of romance in a relationship is fickle and has constantly moulded and adapted over the years to what it is today. Today’s generation has strategically incorporated the likes of certain social media tools into “wooing” their partners. Actions do speak louder than words, especially in the case of men. Men are not one with words and do they even need to be, when they have so
“Jaan it’s been a while since I’ve taken you out on a date”, says my husband of 16 years.
Okay, what have you done now, is my first thought. “I just want to spend some time with you, it’s been ages” he says as if reading my mind (or did I say that out loud?)
Close your eyes and visualize a fashion model. Feminine? Whippet thin? Fragile? Ok, now do the same with a male model. Are you getting an alarmingly similar image in your head? Is it just me, or is this gender mutation bizarre to you as well? Why on earth are the sexes morphing? Segueing seamlessly into each other? Interchangeable at will?
“Sorry bro, I can’t come to Armani for Friday brunch because my Merc is in the garage”. For you my friends, that is the most accurate description of a Dubai kid in one line. Being a Dubai kid myself, I think I can make such a statement without offending someone, or you know, without getting attacked by someone. One of the biggest issues we Dubai kids face as soon as we hit that golden age
I hate that the Internet has made stupid people famous.
Now, here’s the problem with my statement. It isn’t the Internet that made them famous. And they’re not really stupid, because all they did was capitalise on a reaction from the common masses. I mean, in the end, they figured out how to make money without actually having to do anything. Which basically makes them famous for being
So it’s here again. That fateful day which nearly every guy in the world hates. Valentines Day is almost here. And with that my entire pay cheque for the month has been put on hold for potential ‘gifts’ and ‘dinners’ that need to be planned. The way I understand it, every girl has massive expectations from the guy in her life when it comes to this particular day.
It really is a privileged lifestyle when you think about it; being brought up in a multicultural surrounding such as that offered to us in Dubai. International schools exposed us to over eighty nationalities and travelling the world during the
Two thousand and sixteen, really?
I am a loooong way from sixteen and a heck of a lot closer to the two thousand
It always amazes me that people usually land up welcoming a New Year with one hundredth of the vim and vigour
Ladies and gentleman, we have finally lost the entire plot of the story.
A few mornings ago, while skimming restlessly through television channels as only a new generation kid is prone to do,
Have you ever noticed, that when someone reports sick.. for work or play and they do it over the phone, it does not really matter what they are the victims of.. cholera, malaria, diphtheria, a strange Alaskan bug.
Have you ever wondered why Facebook does weird and magical things to people? Some suddenly become the persona far removed from their actual selves. It exaggerates and alters behavior.
Every morning, at 8:33 a.m., the Survival of the Fittest unravels in the bowels of the city. A school of sperm
looks to impregnate the aquamarine serpent slithering around the city.
Are you bombarded with advice all the time, without asking for it? Or is just me (maybe I look so incompetent that the people around me cannot resist)? Good manners and upbringing prevents
The funny side of….. well, everthing really 😀
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a film buff. I live, breathe, eat and sleep movies, especially Bollywood movies. Quiz me on who was in what movie or what song is from what
movie and 90% of the time I’ll give you the right answer. So now […]