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Life is Like This · 1d ago

How I stayed a bachelor

(My very first guest post on another blog, long ago. Now reproduced here) “Just tell me what sort of girl you want to marry. Leave the rest to me” When I looked at myself in the mirror...
Life is Like This · 1W ago

Nirvana

"Vinu is weak in Maths, Rohit. I think we need to send him for some Maths tuition" "As though that is going to jump his marks up from 40% to 100%. And improve his Physics, Chemistry and Bio...
Life is Like This · 2W ago

Follow the Leader

You know what, every time you really enjoy something, there is always some spoilsport who rains on your parade. But this one really took the cake. I mean, all of us know that the world's fav...
Life is Like This · 3W ago

Enlightenment

Life is just one problem after another. When I was young, people expected me to acquire knowledge; now that I am old, they expect me to impart knowledge. Ah! No! Not on the basis of teaching...
Life is Like This · 4W ago

Serve my neighbor

There are these wonderful social lessons that most people in my generation learned in their childhood and applied effectively all their lives. Something, though, always seems to go wrong in ...
Life is Like This · 1M ago

Post Hoc

These Latin tags are addictive, you know. Or, maybe, it is that 'Look how learned he is' looks that I got the last time. Ah! There were sizable component of 'Is it really this moron talking?...
Life is Like This · 1M ago

Random queries

People are so unjust. I, too, am a curious chap and have a lot of doubts about the world around me. If I do not make a nuisance of myself asking people to clarify my doubts, and thereby prov...
Life is Like This · 1M ago

Non Sequitur

There was this time when using Latin tags was the heights of sophistication. So, you would die rather than use 'Therefore', when you could use 'Ergo' and so on. Actually, though, I am mistak...
Life is Like This · 1M ago

Straw Men

We, humans, apparently love to give names that are in diametric opposition to the nature of what is being named. Like 'Little John' for someone who towers so high that you need a phone to sp...
Life is Like This · 2M ago

Socially conscious

I have always been very socially conscious as everyone who has had to shove cotton into his ears when in my vicinity can certify. Why, I can wax eloquent about animal rights, greening of the...