Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Regressive Moral Values

The incident in Mangalore was the most despicable and deplorable incident I've seen in a long, long time. 40 men barged in to a pub shouting slogans and tried to do what they justify as moral policing. What they really did was molest 5 girls. The Sri Ram Sena argues that women in India are having their morals and their culture eroded by what is termed as the 'Pub Culture.' Even sadder is the response of our political parties who are busy playing the blame game.

What irritates me the most is that some people feel comfortable imposing their will over others. Such instances can be seen everywhere. Some people feel the need to police others morals. It is unfair for anyone to have to live according to the opinion of someone else.

I will not have anyone tell me:

- Who I can see.
- Where I can go.
- What I can or can't wear.
- What religious beliefs I can have.
- What patriotism means to me.
- What my habits should be.
- Who I can have as friends.
- What my culture is.

People who are desperately hanging on their beliefs find it necessary to impose them on others. Belief is personal. What is personal to me is nobody's business.

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Goa Trip!

We're going to Goa this Friday. We haven't the foggiest idea as to what we'll do there. More often that not, these trips turn out to be the most memorable. People at home often wonder why I need to go out so often. I don't really know why, but I hope that these lyrics from a Smashmouth song can say it all:

" Somebody once asked could I spare some change for gas
I need to get myself away from this place.
I said yep! what a concept.
I could use a little fuel myself;
And we could all use a little change. "

Le Voyage de Goa Diaries!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


I'm bored to death and my work refuses to work on auto-pilot. :(

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


The movie 'When Harry Met Sally' was on TV tonight. Wow. Its been a really long time since I saw that movie. That was Lizzie's favorite movie and we used to watch it all the time. She'd tell me how romantic the movie was and how she'd wish we could have met like Billy and Meg do in the movie. I'd remind her that we'd have to split up for that and then meet again purely by chance and she'd laugh.

And now, ironically, I find myself wishing that would happen. Just one of those times.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Going Green!

I turned vegetarian for this year. Its a scary prospect considering the kind of non-vegetarian I am. It feels good in an odd kind of way to be a veggie. I'm sure a lot of people I know are giving me knowing grins to me as they spent a good amount of time convincing me that being a non-vegetarian was not the way to be. Cool now? Yeah, way cool.

I went from this:

to this:

Umm... expecting some comments at least. :)