Posts in Category: Friends


There are so many people (mostly friends – college, school and others) I want to meet but do not have enough time to. With 13 hour workdays, weekdays are impossible. Out of two days over the weekend, most of sunday is reserved for family. That leaves saturday, half of which I spend sleeping.

I need more time. Someone make the days longer please!!!

Nice long trip

With my “joblessness” ;) and becoming an uncle I’m not off to a trip to my sister’s place for my niece’s naming ceremony which is on Sunday.

The name decided upon is Aanya. I do not know the exact dictionary meaning but it pleases me that it is supposed to mean something close to the meaning of my name :)

Anyway, back to the topic, so I’ll be gone for about 10 days because I’ll be going to visit Al in Pune for 3 days from my sister’s place before I return to start up on a new job (more on that once I return)

Cya all on the other side of the trip :D

Ps. I will likely have no internet access so will not be able to reply to mails! And the infrequent comments

Not just another day

Yes, I had stated that it will be just another day (wont be visible because the post is private), the birthday turned out NOT to be just another day. Infact it was a great day. My oldest friend surprised when she turned out to be in town (which she pretended she was not) and came home to surprise me.

Later had a lengthy and fun lunch with her, bro and friends at a nice restaurant. And finally in the evening dinner with my elder bro. The day finally topped off with getting to see and play with his daughter who had just returned from Delhi with my sis in law.

School Meetup

Yesterday about 7 class-mates from my high school decided to meetup. I was the one who called in all the people and got them to come. Thankfully so many showed up (more than I had expected to turn up)
It turned out to be a very good time as we reminisced school times, caught up with each others and generally chatted and joked about how things used to be in school.

Took a couple of pics of everyone there:

School Meetup
School Meetup 2
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Goa trip and photos

So I had a blast on new years.. Allwin, Sujit, my bro Rish and your’s truly had gone to Goa for the new years celebration. Goa, considered to be the best party spot for new years was on the horizon for a trip for me for quite sometime. So this time, I decided to “Just do it” ;)

Pulled in Al and Sujit and my bro of course was always ready. We departed on the 29th evening and arrived in Goa on the 30th. Met up with my brother in law who stays there and then to his home for an early lunch cum breakfast. From there, we headed out to the Baga beach, one of the most popular beaches in Goa. We spent the day there walking along the beach (having decided not to get into the water on that day but the next) and just watching the huge crowd on the beach. Also climbed up a narrow rocky path to a couple of enclosed beaches.

From Baga, we went for dinner after which we walked to another beach which was within the city of Panjim, Miramar. I was quite tired by then and my leg, having been hurt by a sharp rock, was paining quite badly. So I decided to skip the beach and instead sat in a coffee shop.

From Miramar, we went to one of the many casinos in Goa since the others wanted to check out and experience the casino.

The next day, we visited the Church of St. Patrick Xavier and then went to the Fort Aguada beach. It was here that we entered the sea. And what fun it was. So much that we just did not want to come out. Had it not been for the new years party, I’m pretty sure none of us would have come out of the sea.

From the beach, we went to our hotel for a quick shower and change of clothes and then were on our way back to go for the party. We planned to visit “On the Rocks” ;) a new disc in town on the Baga beach. And what a party it was. A whole lot of fun. Music, booze, good food and dancing! Rish managed to get wasted after having a little too much to drink :D
We finally returned from the party at 4 am in the morning (or atleast I think it was around then)

On our final day in Goa(1st), Rish and me stayed at my bro in laws house since Rish was still suffering from the effect of the previous night’s partying.. Al and Sujit decided to roam around and explore Goa.

We met back in the evening for our return journey to Bangalore..

The trip photos can be viewed in my Zooomr Album



1. The act of putting something in working order again
2. Something done or paid in expiation of a wrong


I was supposed to go for a friends wedding today. Unfortunately I had not booked my travel tickets earlier and when I tried over the weekend and today, there were just no reservations available :(

And I so wanted to go for the wedding. Well, I wish best of luck to her and hope her life turns out great :)

The advantage of frankness

I always believe being frank to be advantageous. And with friends, I had always tried to be frank, even if it meant that sometimes I said something harsh, hoping that by saying the truth, I would prevent possible occurance of misunderstanding later.

But due to various reason, people going far(not in terms of physical distance), change in perceptions about people and a general disinterest, I had of late stopped speaking out to friends, not saying what I felt like saying or should say but instead kept it bottled up within myself. Heck have it bottled up even now!

But today, a conversation which started with some irrelevant topic got to the point where I spoke frankly to a friend, spoke about something that had recently bothered me and even pissed me off to an extent. And when I said it out, the reason due to which I had been pissed turned out to be so inconsequential because it actually stemmed from a reaction to something I had myself said, something which I now find extremely distasteful and idiotic. Nevertheless, once I realised the root cause, I realised it was my fault and that immediately turned my irritation to guilt and shame!

But it did do one thing. It cleared up the situation, erased any possible resentment and simmering billigerence and thus prevented any possible ugliness in the future.

And I am extremely glad :)

Yes, I will not reveal any info, but you know it ;)