Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Catching up

It's been a long time since I have been active in the blogging scene. I have always wanted to get back to my blogs, but it has always been one thing or another that came in my way. Some times, I wanted to write so badly, but I was worked up so much that I had no time left; and when I did, all I wanted to do was crash on to the bed and get a peaceful sleep, which was eluding me in many ways. Other times, I had time and I wanted to write, but no words came out. It was blank, I had no clue what to write about. Other times I did not feel ... inspired about anything that I felt moved me to write.

Anyway, here I am - ironically finding myself nothing to do with on a weekday. Yes, that long, feels-like-an-eternity waiting period between the last engagement and the next. It is ironic, because at times I felt that I badly wanted to take a break, but had loads of work that I couldn't pull myself to take one - and now this comes to me when I least desired it or expected it. But again, I don't complain - it is only a couple of weeks (hopefully), and I'll be on my new assignment soon. And, I get to spend more time with my family. And to catch up on Netflix.

So what's been happening in my life during the last few years that I didn't catch up with the blogosphere? Well, for starters, I am enjoying being a dad - our l'l one is growing up fast, it's been already over a year since we welcomed our bundle of joy! She's a great bundle of energy, excitement and curiosity - brightening my day any day and every day. I am learning a new thing or two from her, too.

What else have I been doing? Visited by a few good old friends on my invitation - had a good time, entertained the ones that live close by, and hopefully made a few new ones. Visited my good ole windy city after what felt like an eternity, witnessed a movie shoot, took the L, got on to the top of W, and hit with immense nostalgia.

And, I have listening to more music now - and that feels good. Been contemplating about getting back to my guitar lessons, lately - let's see how that goes.

So, over all - "This has gotta be the good life".

Monday, December 24, 2012

Our little bundle of joy...

It had been a very long time since I had posted something here. It was as if I conveniently forgot that the blogger in me even existed (yes, blame the hectic work, family, and many other things, but never myself), and he stayed silent too, patiently waiting for me to come back so he could see some light (poor guy, he is such an oxymoron - doesn't know that light at the end of the tunnel could actually be an on-coming train. Yes, I know - cliché.)

Coming back to the original post - I am glad to announce to the world (wait a minute, who's reading your blog these days? Such an oxymoron again!) that we have been blessed with a beautiful baby girl (I contemplated over calling my own girl beautiful - is it narcissistic? Yeah, may be, but I am not taking that off), Pravasthi.



She was born on 9th Dec 2012, and her birth weight was 7 lb. 0.9 oz. It's already been two weeks the little girl came into the world (wonder how fast time flies!), being our first, and we have been very overwhelmed. Had it not been for S's mom and dad being here, we would have gone insane! (Disclaimer: I am not saying we are all sane now.)

Anyhoo, I need to (pretend to) catch up with some lost sleep.

Peace...

Sunday, August 07, 2011

"This has gotta be the good life"

One of the songs that I have really liked lately:



"Woke up in London yesterday
Found myself in the city near Piccadilly
Don't really know how I got here
I got some pictures on my phone

New names and numbers that I don't know
Address to places like Abbey Road
Day turns to night, night turns to whatever we want
We're young enough to say

Oh this has gotta be the good life
This has gotta be the good life
This could really be a good life, good life

Say oh, got this feeling that you can't fight
Like this city is on fire tonight
This could really be a good life
A good, good life

To my friends in New York, I say hello
My friends in L.A. they don't know
Where I've been for the past few years or so
Paris to China to Col-or-ado

Sometimes there's airplanes I can' t jump out
Sometimes there's bullshit that don't work now
We are God of stories but please tell me-e-e-e
What there is to complain about

When you're happy like a fool
Let it take you over
When everything is out
You gotta take it in

Oh this has gotta be the good life
This has gotta be the good life
This could really be a good life, good life

Say oh, got this feeling that you can't fight
Like this city is on fire tonight
This could really be a good life
A good, good life

Hopelessly
I feel like there might be something that I'll miss
Hopelessly
I feel like the window closes oh so quick
Hopelessly
I'm taking a mental picture of you now
'Cuz hopelessly
The hope is we have so much to feel good about

Oh this has gotta be the good life
This has gotta be the good life
This could really be a good life, good life

Say oh, got this feeling that you can't fight
Like this city is on fire tonight
This could really be a good life
A good, good life

To my friends in New York, I say hello
My friends in L.A. they don't know
Where I've been for the past few years or so
Paris to China to Col-or-ado

Sometimes there's airplanes I can' t jump out
Sometimes there's bullshit that don't work now
We are God of stories but please tell me-e-e-e
What there is to complain about"

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

My experiences with Craigslist

Last week, I sold a Canon lens on Craigslist, being my first time experience selling anything on Craigslist. I owned a Rebel XS (the 1000D) and I bought this lens a coupla days before I got a great deal on the T2i (it's the 550D) and the same lens as a combo. Now that I have this extra lens, I turned to Craigslist to sell it.

There were two inquiries the first day itself (I sold the lens to the first inquirer, he was a very nice gentleman). So the conversation (or lack of it) with the second one goes like this (for the sake of convenience, let's call the inquirer as Mr.J) -

Mr.J: "Hello, I would like to know if this item is available?"

Me: "Well, one other gentleman inquired about this item, so if he backs out I will let you know!"


Mr.J: "Thank you for getting back to me. I hope it is in good condition? Though I'll be using the services of a mover who will come for the pick up of the item on my behalf all because I'm currently away for a contracting Job but I will send a Cashier Check through my Bank to cover the cost of the items. The check will be delivered to you by a reliable courier company within 2-3 working days. Please do provide me with your full mailing address that the check will be deliver to,And also indicate your final price, the Name that should be on check with a cell phone #. Kindly delete the posting because am serious in buying it, when the Funds Clears then we can arrange for the pick up asap.I will like you to know that you will not be responsible for shipping."

Well, I did not reply to this, not knowing how to (or, is it why to?). I know it's scam, but had I responded to his initial inquiry with a "Yes, the item is still there, you can check it" and this were the reply, one could have fallen for this.

But this, when I did not tell him that I am going to sell him? It's just hilarious.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Yes, the big day is official. Finally. After some amendments, of course.

I am going to tie the knot on 31st of July. S should be so lucky...just kidding. In fact, I guess I am the lucky one.

Until then...I guess I am gonna try not to get lost in the overwhelming burst of emotions.

SOS. Ahem. [;)]


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Momentary emptiness. Everything was looking good, people around you were talking, laughing, you were having a lot of fun. All of a sudden, the world seems empty. People around you suddenly vanish, voices around you cease, and your eyes become blurry. There's too much of light or absolute darkness. You cannot recognize which one's around you. Life seems full of emptiness. Nothing in front of you feels worth anything. Look back, and none of your so-called achievements feel so great anymore.

Does this often happen to everyone?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tum Ho Toh

"Tum Ho Toh... Gaata Hai Dil,
Tum Nahi... Toh Geet Kahaan
Tum Ho Toh... Hai Sab Haasil,
Tum Nahi... Toh Kya Hai Yahaan
Tum Ho Toh Hai...
Sapano Ke Jaisa Hasin... Ek Sama

Jo Tum Ho Toh, Yeh Lagata Hai,
Ke Mil Gayi Har Khushi
Jo Tum Na Ho, Yeh Lagata Hai,
Ke Har Khushi Me Hai Kami
Tum Ko Hai Maangati
Yeh Zindagi
... ... ... ...


Tum Ho Toh... Raahein Bhi Hai,
Tum Nahi... Toh Raste Kahaan
Tum Ho Toh... Yahaan Sab Hi Hai,
Tum Nahi... Toh Kaun Yahaan
Tum Ho Toh Hai...
Har Ek Pal Meherbaan... Yeh Jahaan

Jo Tum Ho Toh... Hawa Mein Bhi
Mohabbaton Ka Rang Hai
Jo Tum Na Ho... Toh Phir Koyi
Na Josh Na Umang Hai
Tum Mile Toh Mili
Yeh Zindagi
… … … … …"
When the going gets tough..the tough gets going.