Archive for the ‘life’ Category


Friday, February 8th, 2008

turned 26.

got some excitement in life, going stereotype n boring otherwise. (if you happen to read; yea, its coz of you.)

struggling hard to scale up the business.

craving for bliss.

want to get wasted like anything.

green apple twist rocks.

craving for some core extreme hacking.

looking forward for great fun at bikaner trip. Bothra!! i’m coming to kick ur sweet ass.

nothing much.

life @ 2007

Monday, January 14th, 2008

A flashback of the year ( in no particular order ) -
* moved to gurgaon, left hyderabad
* startup did breakeven
* became iiit ms dropout
* internalized being cool and existential
* started driving motorbike, and learned driving car
* started flirting
* didn’t get laid
* started web hosting server
* became more fitness conscious, started working out a bit, regularly
* more work, more browsing and less parties
* all clear for US
* missed the 777 plan
* got involved in an road accident, and ran away
* did my first donation; to wikipedia
* bought camera phone, started capturing life in pics as well
* watched FRIENDS. Also South Park, 24, Heroes. No good unseen con/heist movies left.
* revived on blogging (moved to wp). july ‘06 - feb ‘07 : 8 months, 7 posts. march ‘07 - dec ‘07 : 10 months, 37 posts.

Earlier : life @ 2006 , life @ 2005


Sunday, January 13th, 2008

Happy Lohri!

“bhirin”[bhee-rin] is a pahari thing we do on Lohri(Jan 13th). More specifically in Upper Shimla Area (Rohru etc) in Himachal.
The thing is, call someone, he answers it, and then say bhirin.
Example (How I win a bhirin on mom) -
Me : Mummiiii
Mom : Haan
Me : Bhirin

Its done early in the morning, and there is a competition on who does it first.
This is done on phone as well. Callee says hello, and caller says bhirin. It use to be more fun without caller id on phone. With caller id, the callee sometimes directly says bhirin.
Important rule - one has to take bath before he can do bhirin on others. So people take bath very early on this day.
On this day people greet each other with excitement and cheer, shouting bhirin. Very simple thing, but it rocks!

Within family its about catching up people on bed and doing bhirin on them, before they become conscious about it. I remember being woken up by mom/nanaji/mamaji etc at like 5am to do a bhirin on me. Then forced out of bed, to take bath, on a chilly morning. I rarely remember a Lohri at home without snow around. It used to be a fun filled day.

So today morning got calls from a few relatives, and called a few. Many didn’t accept my bhirin, guessing that I haven’t taken bath yet. true!
Searched net on bhirin and found nothing. Hence the post.

Hello reader,

back from home

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Was at home last week(24.11-01.12), after 10 months. Its so good to be at home doing nothing and just relaxing.
Heard that it snowed yesterday night at home. Haven’t seen a good snowfall in years. Miss that.

Met lots of relatives and friends, and spent some good time with them.

All my buajis visited and it was nice sitting with them till late night and listening about mine and their childhood memories.

Also started touching feet of elders while greeting, which I completely avoided so far, despite being the odd man out. But will be selective.

Went to visit a temple where the guy over there (called mali Jainu) can magically tell facts about anyone, they say. I am supposed to be a var from there. So I wanted to see if it can implant some faith in this poor soul. Unfortunately the guy who speaks wasn’t there, and I remain faithless.

Did some progress on V2O. Kinda record progress in single day.

* Had asked mom to do the rishta. So mine and her parents had some informal discussion about us. No formal thing is expected anytime soon and marriage is still very far [ref]. They will compare the kundalis soon, despite my insisting not to, but I guess its okey.

Moved to a new place at Gurgaon, which is at 9th floor and gives the feeling of Hill Ridge (Hyderabad) apartment. But its nothing without the poker nights.