Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Our Conversation Was Short and Sweet

How is one supposed to react when someone totally out of the blue, shows you pictures of their grandchild? I mean someone at work? I don't know how to react. I normally say, "Oh! What a darling! What's his/ her name?" After that, I am at a loss of words and I don't know what to say next.

People also confide shocking, embarassing details to me like, "You will be happy to know that my son was conceived in India." I mean, why would I want to know that? Given the fact that something must be lost in translation, due to the confidantee not being a native English speaker... However, HOW is one supposed to react to that?

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Ugly Fashions

1. Will someone explain to me just why fake 3 inch square nails with french manicures are so popular? Don't they get caught in one's clothes, hairs? How does one wear contact lenses with such gigantic talons? I really want to know if men actually like or even notice women's nails. What do men think about these long, square nails? Is it just me, or does anyone else think they look somewhat scary?

2. Dyed hair. Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! My hair is not dyed, permed, streaked and though sometimes I am tempted to colour my hair pink or red, I just do not get Indian women dying their hair blonde. It looks so stupid.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Oh Mama, Can This Really Be The End?

I am not depressed, I am not even being negative. I am just deeply saddened and sort of grieving. This blog has been used by me as a mode for catharsis, but this time, I just cannot make myself put this story on such a public medium. My life is actually a perfect study in irony and contrasts. When things go swimmingly well in one area, the other areas stink to the high heavens. I shall always remember 2007 as the year of big achievements and gigantic losses.

For my one single regular reader... I think of you everyday. I know, you're probably smirking and will probably be snarky about this as well, but in absence of hugs, this is really the best I can do.


Tuesday, October 16, 2007


1. Do I run ladders always on the day I'm running late?
2. Do people wonder that I'm based in Calcutta?
3. Are younger American women so bitchy?
4. Does food run out when I finally make it to the beginning of the line?
5. Can't suitcases magically expand to accomodate shopping on trips?

My day

Fake Elvis, Fake Marilyn Monroe, caesar salad for lunch, VC funds, Death by Chocolate..........

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


I'm going to Canada and am meeting long lost friends. Life could be more perfect, I suppose but right now, how can anyone complain?