Cleaning and Company

Does a messy home (or office) make you anxious and cranky, or is cleaning something you just do before company comes over?

I don’t usually have company coming over to my place. And those who do come over don’t seem to mind the state of my place. My place is messy usually but I do like and maintain things in order at times. Otherwise just a mess. Nothing more to add I guess. What matters is, everyone feels at home 😛


The title is dedicated to my awesome Lumia (920) phone and I won another 620 which I gave to my sister. Well all details later, just spent the last 2 days ie 29th and 30th March in an awesome manner with guys from Microsoft, for a Windows 8 contest I won some months back. Got to meet the amazing actor and person Aamir Khan and spent some quality time with him, apart from many new people I meet. Complete details later in a dedicated post as always, for now here are some of the pictures in facebook album.


Trading Places

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a member of the opposite sex for a day? What do you think life would be like?

I don’t know, I’m happy being a hipster guy 😛

To answer this question, this is a brilliant tv ad of the Idea cellular network here.

For non Hindi speakers, the wife and husband have a small argument that how hard their life is and the other doesn’t understand briefly and taunt each other to live each others’ life. Their son who was seeing all this simply exchanges their phones and the rest follows. After spending the day hearing their spouses calls and responsibilities they reconcile in a joking manner, and the ad ends with the tagline of the network “What an idea sir-ji”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

I honestly didn’t knew what to post for this one, as I had a bit of lack of imagination on what denotes future tense to me or simply it didn’t strike me. So I just took a photo while writing this which actually relates to my life right now.


Since I spent a good (and sometimes complete) hours on my laptop, I have this small note on the side as to whenever I see it, reminds me of making a better life for myself. Not sure how it motivates me myself, but well it’s a start.

And since it’s phoneography month, as a bonus here is my new cell phone which I got about 10 days back through which I’m takings some of the wonderful pictures which I post here. Nokia Lumia 920, the best camera (phone) in the market today. Simply amazing.


Tears of Joy

We cry for lots of reasons: sadness, pain, fear . . . and happiness. When was the last time you shed tears of joy?

I’m not much of a ‘crying’ person. Even at times of pain or sadness I get angry more and my reaction to it is usually that way. Seldom I shed a tear, so happiness becomes more tricky. I can’t even recollect any time recently when I had some tears of joy. Although at times I’m filled with immense happiness, bringing some water out of the eyes is not something which happens.

The latest what I can honestly remember having some tears of joy is last August (2012) when I saw one of my favourite bands Poets of the Fall live for the first time. And before that in July, when I saw the most awaited movie of 2012 and the decade, and my most favourite of all time, The Dark Knight Rises. I had the privilege of seeing a special fan screening 2 days before anyone else in the world and seeing it for the first time, at certain moments really bought some tears, a sentiment which was shared by many long time Batman fans.

Apart from that which is the closest to what can get, some others which get to me are my most favourite band Linkin Park. I recently wrote a post on it here. And to end, (if you follow my blog you must have seen it a couple of times before I shared) being a Batman fan since forever, this. Took active part in spreading the word and contributing to it.

Judging a book by it’s cover

If you were to judge your favorite book by its cover, would you still read it?

Long answer short, yes.

Now I’ll stick to me reading my favourite books based on their covers rather than justifying the don’t judge a book by it’s cover which is a much common topic of discussion, and honestly, who is stupid enough to not know that by now, and if so (since the world is filled with idiots in a manner of speaking) how many actually follow it?

I have many favourite books. Many of them include graphic novels and comics which have very interesting covers quite evidently, and the others are also intriguing. Many bestsellers have different variations based on the region, language and other factors like over time too and it’s cool to see other interpretations of the same book (cover). So not much of a thoughtful one for me. Besides, in today’s with the much available resources, abundant no. of talented artists, creativity and imagination, a lame or bad cover is just a stupid excuse.

Déjà Vu

Have you ever truly felt déjà vu, the sensation that you’ve already had the experience you’re currently having?

My opinion on it is more of an interpretation made by the brain based on many factors. To answer the question itself, I can’t recollect any particular instance. HowStuffWorks has an interesting answer to it in scientific terms. In other terms like psychologically, it’s a matter of head being messed up, in a manner of speaking.

10 years of Meteora

Linkin Park‘s highly rated, bestselling album, Meteora was released on this day, exactly 10 years ago.


Since then, the band have evolved, experimenting with various musical styles and genres in the process and released several other successful studio efforts. Linkin Park have become a force in the music industry with a unique vibe to their music.

But Meteora is a special album. Thousands of people connected to the lyrics and the music on the album, and it’s got them through tougher times in their lives making the band unforgettable and special to them.

If Hybrid Theory was a dark place – Meteora was a light at the end of the tunnel.

For me personally this is very special. Although my most favourite album is Hybrid Theory, their debut record, it was around this time before their second record’s release that the band gained quite some publicity here after their success and I heard them, becoming a instant devotee. Linkin Park became not just a favourite band, they were my religion. Their music helped me overcome many difficult times growing up, and I felt an emotional connection which isn’t possible with something or someone else.

Today after all these years, they continue to be my most favourite, inspirational and heroic band, and continue to help me in becoming a better person. Despite the fact I’ve been a die-hard fan for about a decade, being a member of the Linkin Park Street Team (we call ourselves proud LP Street Soldiers) and the LP Underground, the official fan club of the band, I haven’t been fortunate enough to see them live even once. But that is not quite disheartening, as I have met many wonderful people all over the world throughout the years thanks to them, along with my devoted fellow fans here co-run India’s biggest LP fansite Linkin Park India, officially recognized by the music label EMI Music India here and the biggest online store flipkart, and following Mike‘s own words, not only we are trying to bring my favourite band to my country, but following it in every aspect of our lives.

When we started the band, it was because we were waiting for a sound that never happened. We got tired of waiting, and we decided to just do it ourselves.

– Mike Shinoda

Here is to amazing 10 years of music and memories. 🙂 Waiting for the day to meet my most favourite band on the planet and see them live. Until then.

WP_20130325_005Some of my lil’ LP collection throughout the years. Above pictured is all the studio albums, dvds, LPU albums, extended plays and some samplers from the street team.


What does your ideal community look like? How is it organized, and how is community life structured? What values does the community share?

ImageMy idea of an ideal community was which I made in the game The Sims 2 and later on in The Sims 3 many years ago. Don’t think to what extent that’s possible in real life. For now all I can hope for is people to not get hurt, mugged or raped you know, looking at the current situation everywhere.