The Land of Infinite Candy

Once upon a time, long, long ago in the middle of the vast blue sea, was a distant island called Hi’it. Some islands had gold. Some had steel, others cotton. Hi’it had candy. Every year, many merchants would come to these islands to recruit the inhabitants for exorbitantly high prices because they believed that the candy on this island gave its inhabitants superpowers to conquer … Continue reading The Land of Infinite Candy

A Pocketful Of Book Reviews

Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse “Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”  – Oscar Wilde The thing with moving in intellectual or pseudo-intellectual circles is that you repeatedly get recommended this book. When you finally get round to it you see it’s only 160 pages. Hell yeah! So, by devoting two hours of your time you are a notch more enlightened? I would make that … Continue reading A Pocketful Of Book Reviews

The Epiphany Of A Chronic Scatterbrain

Or, Sustainable Tidiness. I’ve never been very good at, well, being neat. I clean my room once a semester. Or once I realize I haven’t any place to write at my desk anyone. Whatever happens later. I tie my hair in a tight plait, only for it to disintegrate into a fuzzy nest. I scrawl in my new notebooks once the honeymoon of pristine neatness … Continue reading The Epiphany Of A Chronic Scatterbrain

He Who Derived His Excellence From That Of Others

Ever since the game of cricket began to be telecast to crowds, live commentary has played a great role in bringing the game closer to laypeople. This, they achieved, not just by their knowledge of the game, but sometimes also simply by their choice of how to present a situation to the audience. When Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi was dismissed for one run against England … Continue reading He Who Derived His Excellence From That Of Others

What You Need To Know Before You Watch (Or Judge) The Godfather

We’ve all heard it’s the best movie ever and that it has some of the greatest acting performances in history. So I saw the movie just to check it out. Like all great movies, it’s not just what’s at the surface that makes the movie great, but one must analyse deep. Sure, the ending was a wonderful one and the acting was terrific, but what … Continue reading What You Need To Know Before You Watch (Or Judge) The Godfather

The Musings of an Underdressed Soul

Lessons from a week of Celebration Having had spent the previous two weeks in preparation for the upcoming one, you can understand how relieved I was to finally get around to leaving for the festivities that were to occur. You’d be surprised to find that the simple matter of picking what to wear for a wedding is not really simple at all, no sir! There … Continue reading The Musings of an Underdressed Soul

Mukasa Bis and the Snowbird Affair

Click here for the first, second, third and fourth installments of this series. Capsules Standing precariously on the outer ledge of the window, I advised Snowbird not to look at the magnificent view of the hotel’s lounge four stories below. The sight was making him cringe dangerously with vertigo. Meanwhile the two armed Chinese ‘reporters’ were searched the first room of the suit and were about to … Continue reading Mukasa Bis and the Snowbird Affair