It’s my favorite weather

•December 15, 2010 • Leave a Comment

It’s around 3 degrees Celsius in Fukuoka today and I am loving it. I just love winters way too much. I love feeling that cold wind on my face and that makes it the perfect weather to enjoy your favorite red wine or cognac (possibly). There’s high possibility of snow in Fukuoka tomorrow and that’s getting me freaking excited like a lil kid. That would be LEGENDARY 🙂
I just realised that I need to write more often and even though I think the same everytime I update my blog, I think i am slightly more serious this time 🙂
Hope it snows tomorrow; I shall upload some pics here and that reminds me that I need to update my Flickr account as well…
c ya,, have fun my limited number (but very very important and loved) readers…

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Damn,, It’s been a while

•November 16, 2010 • Leave a Comment

It’s actually been more than a while since I sat down and wrote something on blog. Priya’s blog gave me inspiration to keep writing. Well… I had my first exam in Japan today; I mean the one that gets counted towards my credits. It went okay… I loved attending this INTENSIVE Class, mainly because I could learn so much stuff even though I had to work my ass off for 10 days. Attending classes for 5 hours a day wasn’t easy, esp. when you have to go back home and go through 3 chapters and do research in order to presentable enough in the next class, in terms of class participation. They do count 30% towards your class participation and I do feel I did way better in that than what I did in written exam.

Anyways, now I just have a presentation tomorrow and a free day on Thursday, and just one more class on Friday and my F*%king favorite weekend. This weekend is super special for me since I didn’t really experience the previous one. I attended 3 classes on Saturday and 3 on Sunday,, so ya it sucked…

Well,, Hope the presentation goes well,, mainly in terms of time management and after that Party..!!! Because M AWESOME..!!!

 

Delhi Traffic Police uses Facebook

•August 3, 2010 • 2 Comments

This is cool, man. I still can’t imagine that Delhi Traffic Police has such a huge fan following on Facebook. 19k fans in a month’s time.. WOW.. This is huge for any Police Department. Well, the good news is that Delhi Traffic Police is not on facebook just to enjoy the fan following, they are actually working by using the social networking site. Now anyone can report any Traffic rules violation through facebook. People are uploading pictures of errant drivers on the traffic police’s page and the police takes the action after following their own due process.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/New-Delhi-India/Delhi-Traffic-Police/117817371573308?ref=ts&__a=11&ajaxpipe=1 check this one out… I am using it regularly to report all the irregularities I see on the roads of Delhi.. Let’s try to help the cops make Delhi a better city to live.

Simplest Visa Procedure ever..!!!

•July 23, 2010 • 8 Comments

SO after the US visa application process, I was under the impression that getting a visa is always gonna be a cumbersome process. I am shitting you not, but it takes around 10 days to process your visa application, submitting fees in an authorized bank,, getting it activated and then fill out the gigantic application form. Funny enough, it wants to give the details if you were ever associated with any terrorist group.. R u kidding me? Do terrorists fill out those details positively? Maybe,, or at least that’s what the embassy thinks. n then a really cumbersome and intense interview preceded by finger prints and what not..

Anyways,, that’s what I thought I would be doing all over again to get my Japanese visa. I was first surprised to see a one page visa application form that doesn’t really ask for any details except name, passport no. and contact details. It took me some time to believe that I was filling out the right form. Then I cross-checked the same with the embassy and was pleasantly surprised to know that it was the right one.

I filled out the form and went to the embassy with only one admission letter and scholarship letter with me. I was under the impression that the embassy would guide me to bring some other documents that I was not sure which ones to get, but to my surprise the girl at the counter took these three documents and my passport and after verifying my name in the list of scholars, she handed me over the acknowledgement receipt and said, “Please collect your passport along with visa tomorrow morning”. To be very frank I couldn’t believe my ears. I asked her again if I should come for any interview/deposit any visa fee or fulfill any more formalities, but the reply was, “No, we are good, Sir”. I went the next day and collected my duly stamped passport. Damn cool… Now that’s what I call express service. Good Job Japan Government and Embassy people! I hope you continue to be so sweet and organized with me throughout my stay in Japan.

A Walk to Remember…..!!!

•May 7, 2010 • 4 Comments

Situated on the legendary Lodhi road and between Khan Market and Safdarjung’s Tomb, Lodhi Garden is a symbol of the history, culture, and heritage. Lodhi Garden is one of the oldest gardens in India. Spread over 90 acres of lush green landscape, it flaunts of much more than just the greenery, space and high profile joggers. The heritage structures like Mohammed Shah’s Tomb, Sikander Lodi’s Tomb, Sheesh Gumbad and Bara Gumbad make every walk in the garden a heritage walk; the oldest of these structures is Mohammed Shah’s Tomb which was built in 1444 by Ala-ud-din Alam Shah as a tribute to Mohammed Shah.

The heritage garden has been captured in lens by millions of people till date and has also been the first choice of Bollywood. Since the garden is situated in one of the poshest areas of Delhi and surrounded by the houses of people who decide the fate of this country every day, the regular visitors are amongst the most powerful people of India. It’s a dream place to live and be able to afford that kind of luxury. I dream of having my bungalow around this garden someday…..

I might not be fortunate enough to afford a house around Lodhi Garden, but I do have the luxury of having my office right in front of it; and given the amount of time an average person spends in office now a days, it’s even better to go to work in such area than to live there. I often take advantage of this fact and take a heritage stroll in this heritage garden after work; needless to say, it refreshes and rejuvenates my mind instantly. It’s almost rare to hear the true sounds of the nature in metro cities, but Lodhi garden ensures that you don’t miss it for too long. The birds greet you with their chirping sounds and I didn’t miss recording the mesmerizing tweets of these beautiful birds.

The Reality Bite of Homosexuality Part – II

•April 27, 2010 • 2 Comments

…… so we went to this gay club (I don’t know how to make it sound more politically correct). I was nervous, anxious and super excited. The club was full of guys and no sign of women in any damn corner of the club; that was totally new for me. It appeared like a bachelor party but a big one. The club was quite decent in terms of décor, ambience and quality of cocktails etc. The bar was in the center of the club which meant you could get a drink in all the corners of the club and the bar would never be too crowded; I kinda liked this idea. In the middle of the club, inside the bar area there was an elevated pole and cage, actually two cages as far as I can remember. There was a male stripper doing pole dance and cage dance (if that’s what it is called). The stripper was a good looking chap but I am not sure if he was straight or not; he looked straight. Anyways, that’s not the point. As the time passed, the guys started hitting on the stripper. All the guys were checking him out and probably imagining stuff, that’s all I am saying. I noticed that there was a female dancer (not a complete stripper, sort of semi-stripper) as well; but nobody and nobody paid any attention to her. I felt sad for her, though I did check her out a bit. But then, that’s not what I was there for. I was chatting with my friends and their friends who joined us there.

I was going to take a seat when a guy in late 20’s (probably) asked me if he could get me a drink. Now that was NEW. It was so awkward for me since I didn’t know how to deal with it, but I obviously turned down his offer very politely. Then I refused a couple of similar offers from other guys as well. That’s when I realized how a girl must be feeling when so many guys (or even girls) accost her and offer a drink or to dance and stuff… The attention from the guys was over-whelming and I kinda started feeling slightly uncomfortable. That’s when I saw my friend Carolyn walk in the club. I started feeling better again with her around us. Slowly, there were a couple of small groups of girls who showed up and I being the only straight guy got some good attention from the girls as well J. So that was a night of attention from both the sexes. It was a good experience and I am glad I went to Castro district that night. This is one memory of San Francisco that will remain with me forever.

Confusion of the Taciturn

•April 20, 2010 • 2 Comments

I have always been slightly on the reserved side esp. about my personal life and feelings. This leads to people getting the impression of I being shy, innocent, bechara, nice, seedha-saadha etc. and sometimes even uninterested type of a guy. Well I am none of ‘em. I am very straight forward, sometimes even rude, sarcastic, very friendly at the same time, and honest type of a person. Even my parents tell me that I seem un-interested in talking to them every time they call me. I don’t know how I end up giving this impression and I would really like to change it; I have been trying to but I just don’t know what to do about it. This is why I feel that I might never change.

Most of the time I have hundred and one things on my mind and that’s, probably, what keeps me from being social like other; not that I am anti-social but I am definitely not a glib talker. I can go on jabbering for hours about random stuff like cities, night-life, food, hang-outs, social issues, other current affairs and stuff, but I am just not capable of talking about things like relationships, romance, what’s happening in my life, or what I did during the day, or gossiping.

I have been getting complaints from almost everyone that I have stopped talking to them, stopped calling, become very quiet, and all that jazz…  Man,,, I don’t know what to do.. Please give me some tips…