Year gone by – 2017

Yo guys! Wassup?

I have used the word “guy” for years without thinking about its origin. This year I found out how the word “guy” originated. It’s an eponym. According to google: “A person after whom a discovery, invention, place, etc., is named or thought to be named”. The person after whom the word guy was coined was Guy Fawkes. Colloquially known by the mask worn by V in V for Vendetta. If you are interested in exactly how the eponym originated, check the link at the end of the post.

Okay, back to the post.

This year, I published lesser posts, again. There are about nineteen drafts for the post, not one publish ready. I am frequently enquired about how my blog is going. My usual response is, “It’s okay”. Some friends having subscribed to my blog, ask me why I haven’t posted anything in so long and enquire if I have blocked them from receiving notifications. Subscribers, please note, I haven’t blocked anyone from accessing this site. It is just me who isn’t publishing posts. A few weeks ago, I narrated a clumsy event from my clumsy life to a friend, and was suggested to write a post and publish it on the blog. After a while, I hinted a possibility of turning this blog into a yearly post. Disappointment in me was evident in their face. I didn’t understand the disappointment, I am not even that good a writer. I have my reasons for not posting on the blog. There I go again, one of my friend constantly nags me when I say I have reasons, saying, “Excuses. Excuses. You always have excuses”. I must not be giving excuses, but I take this opportunity to put it out there, that I will not be posting regularly.

This year was a tad bit better than last year, inspite lesser posts.

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That said and done. Let’s see how this year went for me.


I sported my shortest hairstyle this year. Some of my friends called me Indira Gandhi and a little kid. Despite what everyone said, I loved my hairstyle.

The BBMP – municipal authorities in my city – decided to chop down most of the trees in my locality to provide an uninterrupted stretch of land for construction of metro. BBMP is still chopping down trees for different stages of metro construction and I hate it. They destroyed one of my favourite bus stands in the city. Metro makes travelling convenient, yet the process leading up to the metro construction is pathetic and inconvenient. Due to the construction, my travelling time has increased from from anywhere between two-and-a-half hours to three. To reduce my travelling time, I occasionally walk for around two kilometres. That’s right, the time taken to travel two kilometres reduces from one hour to fifteen-twenty minutes.

I painted my white Bluetooth headphones. Not the best decision I took this year. Yet, loved how they turn out.

My friends at office, occasionally brought packed breakfast for me. Some they cooked, some were parcelled from restaurants. This is how I discovered my favourite dish in the whole wide world, Indori poha.

Bought a guitar, played it for a month or two, never tuned it again.

This October I tried an art challenge called inktober. In essence, over a period of thirty one days, one is supposed to draw/sketch/paint with only ink as the medium. Prompts are laid out for each day. This aims to improve ones’s drawing skills. Out of the thirty one days, I drew only for fifteen. Needless to say, I failed at it. Here are the sketches I made.

The books I read this year, ranged from intense drama/plot twists to funny and interesting anecdotes. My picks for best books I read this year are, The fountainhead by Ayn Rand and Black water lilies by Michel Bussi.

TV shows I watched in increasing order of recommendation: The OA, 2 broke girls, Pushpavalli, Stranger things, The Hugh Hefner story, South Park and The Last Week Show tonight. The most awaited Season 4 of Black Mirror is out, haven’t seen it yet. Guess I’ll watch it next year!

This year I discovered Podcasts. My favourites were in decreasing order of recommendation: Criminal Show, 99% invisible, The allusionist, ear hustle and what Trump can teach us about con law. Please mention podcasts you might think I like, in the comments section. I can’t get enough of them. As one of my friend says, “You know what they say, Listening is the new reading”.

Despite the ups and downs, this year was one of the best years I’ve had. I certainly enjoyed creating memories this year! Hope you did too!

Wishing you all a Happy New year! Have a splendid year creating memories! 🙂

Stay happy, stay safe, stay confused and peace!

Click here to know more about the eponym I mentioned before.


Year gone by 2015

The year 2015 officially comes to an end today. The past year has been everything i hoped for and occasionally things i didn’t hope for. What is life without a bit of everything?


It has been remarkable eventful, educational (in more than one way) and surprisingly memorable – for all the right and the wrong reasons 😛


I would describe this year as the almost deadly roller coaster ride that i am happy i enjoyed and survived. Most of it had to do with me entering the final year of my bachelor’s degree (Which implicitly causes a series of chain reactions), being social and the rest to “shaking it off” – like Taylor Swift asked us all to. It has definitely been a year of self reflection. In terms of realizing what I stand for – morally and professionally , building self respect, exploring new possibilities, jotting down goals and big chunk of it to identifying the people who make my life worth living and being thankful to them.

Also, I completed a whole year of blogging!! I never thought i would be able to make it.

In the end I would like to say that I am happy to be alive along with my loving family and friends, believe in a better future and a better world!

I wish this year has lesser disasters, lesser hate, lesser accidents, greater success, greater prosperity, better health and loads of love. Happy New Year!!


I am gonna leave you with this famous dialogue. I know most of you will be sick and tired of hearing this by now.. I am gonna say it anyway.. This new year MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU! 😋 😁


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Happy Happy Joy Joy.”

Tears of joy?? I havent had one yet. I hope that doen’t mean i am brutal or heartless, does it? :/

The daily post prompted this thinking we would all have one.. but methinks its not true. I dont have anything to write on this one 😦  Thats sad !! Cause this is going to be my last post this year. I was waiting all these days hoping DP will put up some new prompt.. atleast on new years eve, so that i can write a good past year last day post !!

I guess The Dialy Post employees has gone on a vacation and are enjoying it. While we pull our hairs and bite our nails in anticipation of a “new” prompt. Maybe if we had a new prompt today from the Daily Post i would have had my first tears of joy. *Tsch tsch* They didn’t do it.

Congratulations to everyone who have managed to get past through the year 2014 and stepping into the year 2015. Congratulations on adding another year to your lives. 🙂 🙂  I hope this year brings you (tears of ) joy and success. 🙂



In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “To Be Resolved.”

We’re entering the final days of 2014 — how did you do on your New Year’s resolutions these past 11.75 months? Is there any leftover item to be carried over to 2015?



I have never in my whole life made a new year’s resolution. Simply because it defies my understanding as to how just one agenda in the orchestra of options to improve yourself can be singularily selected for special treatment.

Friends have encouraged me to have. But i had my mind determined not to do it. I have seen a lot of people make a resolution just to break it. A resolution is a promise to yourself to help you become better person from your perspective. When people break a promise they make to themselves i don’t understand why they make a huge fuss when someone else breaks their promise to them. If they themself break their promise, they shouldn’t be expecting the same from others.

Its better spread the different aspects of character that you wish to resolve in short terms and get through them. Than dragging it all round the year bolting towards the end to finish it.

I keep my streak of not having a new years resolution for the 20th year and happy with it.