Saturday, December 22, 2012

If the internet survived 21/12

Post writing date and time: December 20, 2012, 00:01 IST

The doomsday 21/12 begins at: December 20, 2012, 17:31 IST

This post scheduled to be up on my blog on: December 22, 2012, 17:31 IST (because this would be when all the time zones in the world would have reached 22nd December 2012)

If you are a human, of my kind, the homo sapiens, reading this and you know what all this is: Congratulations! You survived the doomsday. And probably you are laughing right now reading all this and imagining that till yesterday some part of you believed that the doomsday had the slightest chance of happening and you not surviving it. And now, even if it has happened, you have survived.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

If winter has come, can spring be far behind?

This article was first published in Jhankaar 2012, the annual printed literature of MBICEM in February 2012.

On a wintry morning as I sit staring at my facebook wall, I think about my blog. I haven’t had a new blog entry in two weeks! I come across Shelley’s famous poem’s last lines- If winter has come, can spring be far behind? Can I try writing a blog entry on this topic? I take up the challenge. 

Photo Credit: Sahil Ahuja; Location: Fatehpur Sikri
This was a common comprehension passage in the English exams in school. Being well aware of the literary meaning behind the lines, I struggle to force my mind to think out-of-the-box, to give the lines a creative new meaning.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Aage ka kya socha hai?

Continuing my two week old trend of getting up past 9 in the morning after not hearing when my three alarms ring and then rushing to get ready and reach college, this morning as I walked the 200 odd footsteps to my institute, a sudden realization dawned on me. I took my phone out and updated my facebook status immediately: This is officially my last day to a regular class in undergrad college.

This is an old picture. Taken at Rishikesh. June 2011.
Somehow just realizing this small but significant thing brought a nostalgic smile on my face. The Delhi winters are getting cooler and the sweatshirts and hoodies are out. As I put my hands back into my pockets and braved the chilly morning, I entered the institute. Yes! Those 200 footsteps are a long enough distance for the lazy me!
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