Thursday, June 21, 2012

thank you all

i started this blog a few years ago, and with it i feel i've grown a bit. so many people i met on its pages, some are with me, some in memories remain. and yet, all i've is a thankful heart, for all that i was given and was taken away... and now i've a news to share, though its a bit late in the day :D ...i've moved on, and no longer have been posting here.
my new blog address is:
hope you will keep reading and supporting me.

keep dreaming, keep doing :)

your friend,


Thursday, December 01, 2011

An advertising writer’s status update

Answering facebook’s perennial query of “What’s on your mind?”

I’ve on my mind ‘The Secret of The Nagas,’ book 2 of the Shiva Trilogy which a colleague is not giving to me as I finished his copy of book 1 ‘The Immortals of Meluha’ in 4 hours (i.e. too quickly for his comfort) while I was in the middle of the ‘River of Smoke’ and now that I’ve cabbaged my boss’ ‘Kafka on the Shore,’ I can’t wait to begin it but can’t because I’ve to start work on a campaign which is to be delivered tomorrow.

Written at 8pm on a December evening in office. And not updated as a status.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Harry Potter vs. Twilight

a facebook discussion between my friend N and me:

N: Well if i have to vote, i'll vote for Twilight,. :). Nytime a 19 yr old vampire is way too better than a 11 yr kid wizard :)))) :P

  • first of all that 19yr old vampire is not so 19 yr old :P
  • second, harry potter doesn't remain an 11yr old kid all his life, he learns, he grows, unlike ur 19yr old vampire.
  • third, harry potter is more than a sickly sweet vampire love story where characters are cut outs of popular culture and never achieve anything in life.
  • fourth, harry potter is a celebration of friendship, of victory of good over evil, of respect for elders, of living against every conceivable odd... can twilight series ever match it :)

so what do you say? who would you chose between the two?


btw, you can check the actual winner here on Mashable, from whose shared link this post and subsequent discussion originated:

Thursday, November 17, 2011

an open letter to NASA about its open call for recruiting astronauts

Dear NASA,

though i don't have "three years of relevant professional experience or 1,000 hours of pilot-in-command time in a jet aircraft," i still believe i'll be a good candidate for your new astronaut program. i LOVE space exploration and would go to any lengths to achieve that as a career.

as for the rest of your requirements:

  • i do have a bachelor's degree but its not in engineering, biological science, physical science, computer science, or mathematics. i guess you don't want literature people up there in the space.
  • long hours in front of every imaginable screen have left my eyes less than perfect. but yeah, LASIK can be thought of.
  • i'm 5 feet, 6 inches tall, don't know whether that falls into your 62-72 inch limits. and let's not talk about my BP here!
  • and last, but perhaps the least important, i'm not a US citizen. but if you select me that won't be a problem, right?

so when can i expect a call from you guys?


adee s

p.s. to my readers: if you want to know more about this job offering, please check this link: thanks!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

on Children's day a poem, a thought, a wish

Rosh Hashanah

Even after the murder
of the child Muhammad on Rosh Hashanah,
the paper didn’t go black.
In the same water in which the snipers
wash their uniforms,
I prepare my pasta,
and over it pour
olive oil in which I’ve browned
pine nuts,
which I cooked for two minutes with dried tomatoes,
crushed garlic, and a tablespoon of basil.
As I eat, the learned minister of foreign affairs
and public security
appears on the screen,
and when he’s done
I write this poem.
For that’s how it’s always been –
the murderers murder,
the intellectuals make it palatable,
and the poet sings.

Rosh Hashanah by Aharon Shabtai
(translated from the Hebrew by Peter Cole)

tomorrow we'll be celebrating the Children's Day in India. but do we even think of the world we are creating for them? and let's not blame 'others' for it... be it politicians, big businesses or terrorists or other countries or races or religions or anyone we don't like. it is 'we' who are the world today and what we do now will become the future as well. hatred won't heal, indifference won't help, doing something about it all will.

may the world be a better place to live for children, the next time their day arrives. *amen*

dreamt before

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