21 Dec 2015

Two Things

1) Addressing that niggling conscience:

You know what disappoints me? When people don't read posts but comment saying "lovely post". What actually hurts more is when bloggers you care about and respect leave such comments.

5 Dec 2015

Hot Neighbors and Unrealistic Expectations

Just came back from watching Creed (side note: the movie is epic, go watch) and let me just take a moment to talk about the unrealistic expectations movies like this set for men all over the place.

26 Nov 2015

Fractured Hearts

Did you know that this decrepit phone that lies in a corner of this desk drawer was once the most cherished object in a pretty girl’s purse?

19 Nov 2015

Getting Quoty

There was a quote challenge tag that was going around some time ago, right. Soumya and Keirthana were nice enough to tag me in it. Taking this up now when I'm fast running out of things to say :P

18 Nov 2015

You Are What You Read

Clearly I suck at titling my posts. Bah!

No points for guessing that reading is primarily what will make you a better writer; unless of course, you were born with a vocabulary as vast as the Grand Canyon and an imagination as vivid as the Aurora Borealis.

17 Nov 2015

Life On My Instagram

To say that I have replaced all forms of social media with Instagram would not be a lie. I actually went so far as to delete my Facebook app on the phone. But when I post there, half the story behind the picture is lost because I do not like captions that are too long. So I thought I'd do a roundup here and tell you the little story behind some recent pictures and some old favorites.

16 Nov 2015

Prank Mailery

Background: One of the biggest lessons I learnt from my first job – anyone who leaves their PC/ laptop unlocked is in for a world of embarrassment because there are few ways to save face when your boss gets your resignation letter out of the blue/ the name of your crush gets outted to the rest of the world. I'm proud to say I have an unbeaten record of being mail pranked only twice in my almost four-year-old career and I'm also proud to say that I write the craziest mails. I carry this tradition to my next job, here is a sample piece of something I sent last week.  

13 Nov 2015


Written for the Tata Motors contest on IndiBlogger

There is this woman.

Miss Ranty Ranterson is Back.

Open Blogger/Wordpress, create an account, start a blog and BAM! you are a ‘writer’. Yes, it is that easy these days. Despite having written creative content for a couple years as a paid writer for an e-commerce company (not that that makes me any kind of authority on anything), I still shy away from calling myself a writer (of any sort) because, in my head, writers are Hemmingway and Rowling and Gaiman, and I’m not in a five-thousand mile radius of the genius that makes up their work.

11 Nov 2015

99 Truths

Yes. I will take the cheaty way out sometimes and do cheaty posts like this. And I refuse to feel guilty about it.

9 Nov 2015


This is a random post that is slightly ranty. One that doesn't have a specific point to it. I wanted to talk about my babies, that's my excuse. There, forewarned is forearmed.

So tell me, are you a cat person or a dog person?

6 Nov 2015


Don’t you love ^that word? 
I do. 

3 Nov 2015

Momentous Moments

I was terrified of change. Till I grew up and embraced change with both arms and legs. For change alone can alleviate the boredom that my controlled life frequently descends into. Are you laughing yet at the oxymoron? But that IS what I am, I have realized. I love adventure, but I hate unpredictability. I love shifts in pace but hate chaos. I love … well, this is not about how I am bundle of contradictions, is it?

5 Oct 2015

#99ThingsThatMakeMeScreamForJoy. Or Something Like That. [Part 3]

Third set of happy things :) Read the first two sets here and here! Don't forget to share yours, okay?

30 Sep 2015

#99ThingsThatMakeMeScreamForJoy. Or Something Like That. [Part 2]

Here is the second set of my happy things. Read the first part here. Also, share yours!

29 Sep 2015

#99ThingsThatMakeMeScreamForJoy. Or Something Like That. [Part 1]

So this has been going around. And when could I ever let a tag be? So here is my list. But I'm splitting it because I'm sure your head will burst if you read a list that long at one go :P

22 Sep 2015


Linking to Jess for #IBOT

I absolutely have no time. I have a full-time job, an event to plan, social commitments, meetings to attend, traffic to fight.....

9 Sep 2015

Only I Can Write A Saga on Doors.

Note: Before I start, let me make something very clear: I do NOT need anyone to open the door for me. Nor do I mind it when someone does, as a gentlemanly gesture, I chalk it down to chivalry which is a nice thing, something that us, feminists, seem to have forgotten.

8 Sep 2015

My Pauper Dinner Woes - A Call for Help

A life like this lead to me becoming the size of a house. Predictably, I started worrying about my weight for a good year, conducted research on "how to lose weight fast" for another, and planned my healthy eating for another six months before I actually got around to changing my lifestyle.

5 Sep 2015

On The Outside

Emily pulled the cap lower down her face as they passed her by – hand-in-hand they looked perfect together, like two perfect pieces of the same fucking beautiful puzzle.

2 Sep 2015

The Month That Was... August '15


31 Aug 2015

....because we're cowards....

Imma be just leave you with this on a fine Monday morning.
Yet to hear something truer in this lifetime.

29 Aug 2015

Mollycoddle/ Teach to Live?

Last night, I got into a heated argument with someone who neither gets heated nor argues. What was it about, you ask? (Even if you didn’t, I’m going to tell you, so you might as well).

17 Aug 2015

Reveries #1

Dear Diary,

The Indian Independence Day came. And went.

12 Aug 2015

One Last Time

one last time I turned around to look at the bloody mess on the floor.

7 Aug 2015

For UnEqualled Joy

Even as the sun beat down mercilessly, the Outer Ring Road choked; the silently poisonous fumes slid quietly out of scalding hot exhaust pipes, unseen by the irreverent, impervious riders and drivers scrambling against time and gridlocked vehicles.

2 Aug 2015

The Month That Was.... July '15

After we got to June, I’ve been very aware of the days passing by, so its no surprise that August is here.

31 Jul 2015

28 Jul 2015

Blogging 201

After my last post on blogging etiquette (that is still relevant to the blogging world, surprisingly), here is a compilation of little good-to-knows to help any floundering newbie bloggers out there. God knows I could've used a post like this when I started out :P

27 Jul 2015

There is a weight on your shoulders. It came upon you while you were busy growing up too soon and it is still there. Your support system has been more than great, so despite the weight of the weight, you have dealt wonderfully; you live life being relatively happy.