Sunday, April 27, 2008


What I should be doing right now:
- reading 'Designing for people' or 'Humane Interface'
- Finishing the brilliant concept sketch which I thought up today morning
- reading functional spec for tomorrow's work-stuff
- cleaning my room
- putting together a portfolio...or at least thinking about it...

What I am doing instead
- watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. episodes which I have seen like a million times.
- surfing random sites like this and this and this.... because i like the way these ladies draw
- wondering why i have the monday blues on a sunday evening
- listening to songs from Jab We Met (which I actually didn't even like so much)

Procrastination RULES!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Why I better as a teenager than an adult.

Remember when you are sixteen and how you feel that the world is against you and how you gotta fight it to make a place for yourself? Yeah, I was like that. Full of angst and rebelliousness and highly tuned morals. I believed in peace and love and freedom. I made speeches about feminism and equality.
And then unfortunately I grew up.
As an adult now, I am complacent. And lazy. I don't feel the need to change the world, I have adapted myself to it. I find it difficult to get worked up about the state of African genocide victims and Taliban attacks. I sometimes contemplate(with a faintly embarrassed recollection) how I was so passionate about the smallest things just a few years ago.
As a teenager, I was ambitious about learning. I wanted to learn about art, history, philosophy, culture, dance, music and a million other things. Nowadays I just barely summon up enough energy to glance at the Page 3 supplement of the news paper.
Is it age? Is it that I have become too self-involved? Have I finally managed to shut my mind and be insensitive?

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Sometimes when I can think of nothing to say, I stick up a picture of old phones in Chor Bazaar.
Its actually strange, that while I can talk almost incessantly, these days when it comes to writing, I seem to have nothing to say.
But I am trying. And yes, hopefully pretty soon I shall come up with interesting things to write/say.
Just an article I found. Really enjoyed it.
The Perfect Woman

Sunday, April 6, 2008

and sometimes it rains....

By nature, I am not a happy person. I tend to look at the worse side of things and worry worry worry about them till me and everyone around me is sick of it. I worry about putting on weight, ruining my skin, remaining lonely and friendless, failing expectations, not being a good person...a million things.
I read somewhere about a gratefulness journal. About listing down things you are grateful for. What am I grateful for today?
  • a holiday. though I love my job, I also love weekends and am never bored :)
  • all the shopping.
  • reading "Designing the obvious" and "The storyteller's daughter".
  • my skin, which is recovering from the terrible acne attack of the past 8 months.
Like my friend M. says, "There are optimists, and there are pessimists, but its always good to be a realist". Amen to that!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Bright spot

"Joy, is sorrow unmasked"
~Khalil Gibran

I am, therefore I blog

I am a fan of Brand New Starts. So here is one more blog.
I have attempted and failed to blog for ages. I believe I have a lot to say (too much, some would insist) and I want to be a part of the blogging community. I have been a shadow blogger for too long now.
So here's to now :)