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The Problem With Our Masks

I’m sitting on the second last bench. The entire batch of 2013 is sitting in front of me. Checked shirts, stylish ponytails, and the boring teacher giving his boring lecture. It is a fact that no one really has any real interest in what he’s saying and even he knows that. And there are those in front who are still pretending that they are interested.

My theory of people is different. What I see in front is a bunch of liars. There are many others who Continue reading The Problem With Our Masks

Make the most out of it

What is the wisest piece of advise a teacher has ever given you?
(This question was on Quora)

My teacher transferred from some other school in Bhutan.

So when we asked him which one he liked better, his reply was simply that

It didn’t matter which one was better or not. It won’t change anything. So it is better to  accept my current situation as the best one so as to make the most out of the present.

I only wish

If you could choose to be a master (or mistress) of any skill in the world, which skill would you pick?



Good news — another hour has just been added to every 24-hour day (don’t ask us how. We have powers). How do you use those extra sixty minutes?
Sleep for an extra hours.
(Don’t ask me why. I have common sense.)

The Quiet Ones (2014)

“Let’s watch this one. The trailer’s really awesome.”

The mention about the trailer gave me mixed feelings. For a guy living in the land of Bollywood, trailers can be very deceiving. But I didn’t watch the trailer because I wanted to take the movie fresh, without any foresight.

And in the end, the movie sucked.

There are many movies that are  Continue reading The Quiet Ones (2014)

No thanks

Congrats! You’re the owner of a new time machine. The catch? It comes in two models, each traveling one way only: the past OR the future. Which do you choose, and why?

There will definitely be an urge to use this machine. But I will chose none.

To travel by time and witness or change anything that was not meant for me will be utterly unfair. I wish to live in my times to the fullest. To know something about my past, I would research and investigate. I would learn and grow this way. To know what happens after my death, I would do nothing. I really want to know how my friends and folks would react after my time is finished. But for that, I’ll not use a time machine. Rather I would make sure I am remembered the way I want to be remembered. I will be a better person this way.

Verbal Confirmation

To be, to have, to think, to move — which of these verbs is the one you feel most connected to? Or is there another verb that characterizes you better?

The answer would be, to be. And here’s what I think:
The Problem With Our Masks

Any takers?

You’ve come into possession of one vial of truth serum. Who would you give it to (with the person’s consent, of course) — and what questions would you ask?

Really, who would give consent? I won’t, that’s for sure. At least not to most people.
Truth is: everyone’s a liar. People who will give consent would already be honest with me or would have no problems sharing anything with me.
It’s the people who aren’t so willing that I’m really interested about. But if I would have to ask for consent then I’m better off without the serum. (Maybe even drink it myself on my deathbed.)
We’re better off finding answers on our own.

People should learn to mind their own kitchen.

Overload Alert

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.

Gertrude Stein

Do you agree?


Brothers for Life

Vidyapith was so many things for me. It was so much for all of us. And I am the most grateful for giving me the friends that I will cherish for the rest of my life. They are the main reason besides the school that made me what I am today. And among those 72, two were to be my closest of them all. Continue reading Brothers for Life