Weekend Adventures 11

January 29, 2010

This weekend, I went to Jaipur, where I was forced to eat this:

drink this:

and stare hypnotically at things like this:

I also met these guys. Bunch of writers, apparently. Nice people.

Weekend Adventures 10

January 5, 2010

This weekend, I went shopping:

Then, I saw some atrocious photoshoppery:

And started work on a new notebook of silly doodles. Here’s a sample:


January 2, 2010

So, 2009.

Here’s how it compared to the year before.

Moments of complete and utter clarity
– The ‘Unlimited Momos’ lunch at Yum Yum Tree. Their cappucino ice-cream + mud pie dessert is to die for.

– The four all nighters I remember:

1. Playing Guitar Hero / Rock Band that involved me belting out Radiohead’s Creep at 5 in the morning
2. Reading CHina Mieville’s City & The City
3. Watching Season 5 of The Wire with the room-mate
4. Back to back games of  Settlers of Catan with L, KK, RR and N.

– Arriving in Delhi, and being able to send the ‘Hey, I’m back. Let’s meet up?’ message again.

– Watching Avial live in concert. Jumping up and down, screaming in pseudo-Malayalam with atleast a 1000 other people.

– Buying KK’s purple inflatable mace, his subsequent misplacement of purple mace, and the thought of a purple mace blocking traffic on one of Chennai’s arterial roads (though it should be a ‘veinal road’ since it being people to the heart of the city, no?)


– In Corbett, on a jeep – watching a herd of Elephants lazing about on the grassland.

(atrociously enhanced photo by the much-missed AM)

– making Paneer Jangpuri

Ponyo on the Cliff By the Sea

– Buying my tiny bookshelf and filling it up!

– finishing the Arrested Development inspired cover to the first book filled with my silly comic scribbles (I’ll upload them all as soon as I have access to a scanner. Promise)

Here’s a closeup of the cast of characters:

Moments of complete and utter despair:
(not going to dwell on this very much)

– Going back home.

– The three months at my second job. Three whole months. I can’t believe I survived.

– In retrospect, this.

– Being evicted suddenly, and standing out A’s house at 10 PM, all my luggage in hand, waiting for her to come back home.

Happy 2010, everyone!

A Year of Sottai

December 25, 2009

It’s been exactly a year since Sottai started.

I know, I can hardly believe it myself.

Thank you, everyone.

(Gifts and stuff will be posted over the next few days.)

Love Is There

December 13, 2009

I fell in love with a band today.

This is Fa’thu. She’s part of a band called Fa’thu and the Early Birds. They’re from the Maldives, and they are awesome.

Why? Because they sound like a bluesier, seaside inspired Norah Jones. Because the guitarist has the Radiohead bear scrawled on his guitar:


Because the harmonica player (yes, they have one) looks like this guy from Veronica Mars:

And they sound absolutely lovely. Here’s a youtube sample:

Weekend Adventures 9

December 1, 2009

This weekend, the location indicator on a friend’s phone said we were in a:

I went to the National Gallery of Modern Art, where I saw this:

Palika Bazaar was selling cutting-edge nano-storage technology:

And this was just too funny to pass up:


The City & The City

November 18, 2009

Best book I’ve read all year:

Also, lovely video of the man explaining himself:

Weekend Adventures 8

November 4, 2009

This weekend, I ran!


The Delhi marathon was fun, but hardly a marathon. It was less a race and more ‘shuffling-through-a-large crowd.’ Behold:


It was also the site for some clever advertising tie-ins, like this one at the finish line:


Afterwards, I went to a concert:


and saw a Vigilante on the streets of Delhi:




October 26, 2009

Added a new page on top. Go take a look!

Weekend Adventures 7

October 18, 2009

This weekend, I cooked!

Paneer! Of the Kadai variant!

Paneer! Of the Kadai variant! With old newspaper!

I also found the greatest Vicks knock-off ever.


Happy Diwali, everyone!