Sunday, June 19, 2011

Little piece of heaven - home and away!

The dream of having a beautiful home... An organised heaven with plants and wooden accent tables and picture frames and candles... Given my situation it could not be more difficult but I WILL GET THERE!!!

Mallorca, Spain: Mallorca was absolutely sun- kissed... And I want more of Spain now!! The mediterranean blues were breathtaking... But we could not see enough of the blues... The time on the beach was fun... This vacation could not have come at a better time... The weather in London was being it's usual Debbie downer self!!! Mallorca gave me the much needed pocket full of sunshine!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

My bags are far from packed.... but I'm ready to go!

Would my transition to London be similar to my move to New York... or am I more savvy now? Has my stay in New York taught me anything? Let's see... if you see an interesting store, don't hesitate to go inside and check it out... I remember not going into the Jamba Juice across the street for many months.. in my defense, from the outside it did not look like the amazing smoothie joint that it is... it looked very sterile.
Don't worry too much about first impresssions.. first impressions change.
ANYhoo.... I cannot wait to hit the ground running... in London :)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

"She even reads for pleasure!!" - Joey, Friends - Season 9

Here are some of the books I can't wait to dig into:

Catch 22:

"Catch-22 is a satirical, historical novel by the American author Joseph Heller, first published in 1961. The novel, set during the later stages of World War II from 1943 onwards, is frequently cited as one of the great literary works of the twentieth century." -

I want to read this book for the same reason I struggled with 'Old man and the sea"... if you are a literary masterpiece... I gotta know why. I also kinda subscribe to the premise that you should go into far only if you have to, not just to show that you are heroic.

Three Cups of Tea:

"One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time" - the book's cover

A little reminiscent of the Kite Runner... I love to cry over books.

The Five People you meet in heaven:

"The Five People You Meet in Heaven is a novel by Mitch Albom. It recounts the life and death of a simple yet dignified old man, Eddie. After dying in a freak accident, Eddie finds himself in heaven where he encounters five people who have significantly affected his life, whether he realized it at the time or not." -

This book has been around for so long.. I cant believe I still haven't read it.. Every time I'm about to pick it up on the airport.. there is a new John Grisham that is vying for my attention.

More to come...

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Blog Calling....

Way too many thoughts going through my mind... its time to start blogging again... to give some reins to my vagabound mind..

Its early Sunday morning (okay, not that early anymore).. and I'm hungry...

at this point I can safely say that I'm Indian and will always be.. no matter where I live/ work.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Maximum Life

Natural highs - Laughing at a family joke with my sis, curling up with... and watching a good movie, having a "Eureka" moment at work, a hot shower, sleeping for 7 hours and still reaching office on time, sleeping for 7 hours, having breakfast and still reaching office on time, finding free specials in hotels after checking in, listening to an old song u had loved and had'nt been able to find for a long time, finishing an awe-inspiring book like " The Kite Runner", unexpected acts of kindness from colleagues, a glass of lemonade, actually finishing a day's work in a day, friday evenings....

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Some Friend-isms (just for the heck of it... wanted to do this for some time)

Joey - Supposibly..

Monica - Its as different as night and ...later that night..

Joey - It a moo point...its a cow's doesnt matter...its moo...

Phobe - Potatoes...pataatoes..

Phobe - [Right after playing a song in Central Perk] - If you want to receive e-mails about my upcoming shows, then please give me money so I can buy a computer.

Chandler - There's a Phoebe on my sandwitch!!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

The Kite Runner

"Unforgettable..extraordinary. It is so powerful that for a long time after, everything I read seemed bland"...This was what was written on the cover of the Kite Runner...

And no kidding...

The "Kite Runner" is that and so much more...In my case, I dont feel like picking any other book...I know that for a long long time no other book will even come close to making any impact on me..

The book is such that me giving a review would be just too cliched..I cant say .."So the book is based on so and so...".

So lets here it from the author:

The New York Times review:

Im so glad that I had once glanced at the book review section of the Sunday times.. Otherwise I would never have known about the book...I didnt read the review but I did reckon that it was about a book called the "Kite Runner" .Thus I was carrying the faint impression that the book wasnt your average fiction..otherwise the Times wouldnt spent a half page on it .. and that the book uses the background of strife in Afghanistan as canvas ..

I saw the book in a book store in JFK airport..After coverting the USD price in faith left me :) and dropped the idea of buying the book

Then, I found the book in the Crossword sale in our office some three months back..picked it up instantly.. I didnt even read the book then..It was just lying on my bedside table..In between I read so many other books..

Then on Friday night...having no other book to read..I picked it up..and I had finished it before noon on Saturday...

I am so so glad I have found a new novelist to become a fan off...thanks to them, I dont have to turn to non - fiction..

All that I need to learn about life..I can learn from these works of fiction.. I really dont need any self-help or Management books or books on Philisophy..

I want to be as loyal to my friends as Hassan is to Amir, as honourable as Amir's father and to find courage, albeit late, and embrace it... the way Amir does.

" To fight for the right without question or pause..."
...To march into hell for a heavenly cause.."