Category Archives: India

How I got my dream job

  Trawling through 20,000+ job posts. Applying to 4,000+ jobs, giving out over 1000 business cards, talking to over 250 people on the phone for contacts and recommendations, and a 100+ interviews later, I finally have my dream job! I generally get one of 2 reactions when folks hear the details about my journey. 1. Oh man, thats a lot of time and work. Really Commendable. 2. Man, you had to go through that much? You either didnt apply right or you didnt really fit the job profile, you got lucky!   To be honest, its a little bit of Read More →

My First Love : Counterstrike 1.6

All writers, at some point through their journey, suffer from Writers Block. After not writing for almost 7 weeks, I realized what that phrase actually means. It is the lack of inspiration. A friend advised me yesterday, to write about something that enthralls me, gets me excited, that which I am emotional about. And for me, there is nothing that I have spent more years on, than playing Counterstrike. While growing up, I played the traditional FPS games that any 90s gamer fawned over. Doom, Heretic, Quake, Unreal Tournament, Wolf3D (Only the free episode) were some of the most popular ones. Read More →

Blurb: Klueless 9

Klueless is an annual Lateral Thinking Quiz Competition (Thats the best way to describe it:P) held every by IIM Indore, India. It takes the better part of 3-5 days to complete, my team finished it in 3 days this time around. You can play it at: http://klueless.in/klueless/klueless9/   My Klueless Rankings: http://klueless.in/klueless/klueless9/k9eg.asp K9: #77 K8: #156 K7: #65 K6: #137 K5: #48 K4: DNF K3: ~#255   My K9 Experience : In the corner, my bed beckons On the table, the food and wine Tired, are my hurting bones While my symptoms withdraw from Klueless Nine.

Start of the week by pondering about – Craig(slist), Grammar & Indian Puns!

Why I Stopped Being a Grammar Snob Personally, I am a big Grammar Snob. It annoys me to no end when folks pronounce something incorrectly or say something which is grammatically incorrect. It is even more infuriating when they insist their version is correct. One such example, “The past tense on know is knew. Hence, thats why I say ‘I didnt Knew’ ” This article is interesting because it speaks about theoretical vs. practical usage of words. Why do we say what we say? To communicate. And in the social context, we completely understand what the other person is saying. Read More →

Perceiving India

As an Indian, I come across many people who ask me myriad questions about India. Whether it be if I speak ‘Hindu’ (Hindi is a language, Hinduism is a religion) or where I learnt such ‘polished’ English from; or whether it is peppering me with questions about how so many religions and cultures coexist, everyone I come across never asks me the same question twice. Hence, it has been very interesting to see the various queries people have and sometimes even their own personal experiences when they have visited the county. Today I happened to come across this very interesting Read More →