Sunday, December 20, 2015

Note to Self and Everyone Else

To all those who unfollowed me, I understand.

To all those who are still here, thank you.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015


I did it! I finally did it!

it's me, new blog and new problems and all.

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Friday, October 09, 2015


An explanation.

I'm in the second & final year of my masters programme. It's brought out the worst in me.

I talk too much
smoke too much
drink too much
sleep too much
eat way too much.

But I feel like I need to move on from this sad version of me and bring out the awesome one.

Chaos, how've you been?

Monday, September 28, 2015

Afternoon spliff

You know what's my favourite time of the day?

That hour right after a nice 1 pm mini meal known as lunch. 2 pm to 3 pm in summer, winter, monsoon,'s not too late in the 24 hour cycle but not too early either. Just right to get into bed with a cozy book and maybe drift into a nap.

I'm hella high.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Brooklyn Baby

getting drunk in my room at 2.43 am as my best friend sleeps next to me and i read thoughtcatalog.

what happened to my life? not that i hate the way things are. im quite content with my old monk and coke, thank you.

hey guys. im gonna delete this blog soon and start a new one, where i can crib about my life all over again.

who wants in?


Sunday, November 09, 2014


Hello familiar friend, I thought you were no longer on talking terms with me but I can't help coming back to you when I need a shoulder to lean on.

Help me.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

"23 Pieces of Advice for the Struggling 20-Something"

I'm in thoughtcatalog overload. Turns out being absolutely aimless in life can hook you onto things that you should stay far, far away from. If I were a sane, logical, smart person, I wouldn't be living my life according to thoughtcatalog. It seems 20-somethings are the perfect target audience for list-y articles full of wise-sounding advice about 'the future'.

Reading these articles as a struggling 20-something myself, I can confidently say that they scare the living shit out of me. Mostly because there isn't much I'm worried about. But I read one list and then I read the recommended links and soon I'm sitting on the floor trying to ferociously plot out my life and not let the universe get the better of me.

Damn you thoughtcatalog, daaaaaaaaamnn youuuuuuuu!!!!

12 Days

12 days till Bombay.

Another city. More new people. Two more years of college. Dread and fear and stress and excitement and lots and lots and lots of hope.

Friday, February 14, 2014


I've become one of those people who cannot physically function anymore without having either a nervous breakdown or an existential crisis. I'm constantly surrounded by negativity. Finding a quiet place is difficult, but not impossible.

My family has lost 3 people in 12 days. This kind of barrage is mentally attacking.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


After months of feeling like a shitty untalented prick of a person, endless tea cups and crying snivelling phone conversations with Ze Boyfriend, I'm typing this as a graduate!

*cue awkward dancing in a saree*

I cannot put into words the complete LACK OF STRESS in my body and mind. Can you imagine college being over? It feels surreal. No more late night texts to sleeping housemates asking them to wake me up the next day; no more end-of-the-month-broke-people-food like bread and butter; no more woefully staring at the Nutella jars on the supermarket shelf, wondering when you're going home next where Nutella is boundless.

Of course being at home has disadvantages too, like how much these 4 years are going to shape the way I think and how much I'll miss them, all the goddamn time. Not to mention the people.

Oh man.

Anyway I don't want to go down that road right now because where I am right now is the best feeling in the world, with these graduate idiots I call my friends.

This is just to say hi, Chaos, and to tell you I'm back, Professional Diploma in Visual Communication Design and all.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

This should be fun

I've been taking very long baths.

Since I'm not at home currently (and it feels so weird to be back in that college time hobo living phase) baths take longer because I must

- wash clothes
- clean bathroom before I bathe
- wipe bathroom floor after I bathe
- carry my toiletries into the bathroom and back into the suitcase
- carry sogging clothes out to the balcony in a heavy ass bucket

But none of this^ can bring down the joy of finding that sweet spot between Antarctica Freezing and Hot as Hell, standing under that strong force of warm water and somehow feeling all your shitty responsibilities clear off your skin, not to mention all the time you get to wallow in your mistakes and find ways to feel invigorated again.

If only.

Haha, anyhow. My final life-determining jury presentation is tomorrow. The amount of stress is my body is making me sick, and it's making me think back to my 12th standard boards. Of course I know now what I didn't know then: the 12th standard boards aren't stressful at all compared to what life throws at you later. But suddenly the still 16 year old side of me began to sulk at her one biggest worry being trivialised. Come to think of it, the stress never really goes away, rather manifests itself in whatever you need to be worried about at that age.

I need to sleep before I pass the point of waking up on time. And Jesus, I sound like a rambling drunk person.

I'll come back to you with jury results, Chaos. Keep the alcohol ready.

because I'm doing exactly what I should be doing at this point: watching Grey's Anatomy and forgetting what day it is.


p.s. follow me on instagram! I'm way more active than a normal human being should be.

Monday, November 04, 2013

The More You Know

You know the one sure-shot way to never feel stressed again?

It's confidence.

(the things you learn the day before a massive deadline)

Monday, October 07, 2013


Send your heartbeat out there
Out on the blue ocean floor
Let's find each other right there
On the blue ocean floor

If my red eyes don't see you through the white noise, don't blame me for witnessing the secrets of the universe and the blinding light of truth. My heartbeat is slowing leading me to the epicenter of the purpose of life. The silence is louder than anything you can ever imagine. The quiet is still.

If my red eyes don't see you through the white noise, it's only because of the immense blue of the ocean floor, where the world ends and the natural splendor of the earth is created. With trembling limbs the truth overwhelms your body and you enjoy the dulling of the brain and the rise of the unconscious.

If my red eyes don't see you through the white noise, the orange lights are more colorful and explosive than any beat that fills your mind up and spreads down to your toes. It's too cold to be here but the warmth calls out to you to be more patient. You're creating the miracle of faith.

On that blue ocean floor.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Hashtag Sad Face

"And at once I knew, I was not magnificent."

If you want to know someone, really know someone, listen to the songs they talk to you about. Watch them listen to these songs and notice their faces and their bodies change with the music. People might go really quiet and close their eyes and just sway. Or get on top of the nearest table and sing into a hairbrush. Watch them. You'll learn a part of them they wouldn't be able to outrightly display. People come to terms with themselves through their favourite music. Whether it's Carly Rae Jepsen or Sufjan Stevens, they find something in the melody, or in the words, or in the memory it provokes. Don't disregard their love for a song you can't stand; it made them feel something they probably can't even really explain to you.

Which is why I fucking hate music. (saying this only for dramatic effect)

Recently, Bon Iver made me stay up till 6 am and cry for reasons I'm entirely unsure of. How the hell are you supposed to go about with your day when you hear a sound that makes you sit up for a second and notice the goosebumps running down your back? And how is it that the new Coldplay song, in one play, had got stuck into the very recesses of my brain and refused to leave for the entire week? I'm humming it all the time. A screen capture from the video is my desktop wallpaper. You don't get it. It's a disease.

Hey Chaos, stay around.


Sunday, September 01, 2013

Constant Vigilance

Sitting in the dark in the balcony no one goes to, crying because I miss my boyfriend and can't hug him tonight at 12 am for his birthday.

When the hell did things get so claustrophobic and sickening and terrible? I haven't felt this way since school. The lack of reassurance and hugs is too disheartening. I need a lay-in-bed-and-sniff day.

Who wants to cuddle?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Twenty Four

There are different things I am with different people; quiet with some, loud with some, silly with some and introspective with some.

You are, perhaps, the only person I am everything with. You let me switch from vague to hysterical to ecstatic and never ask for reasons but give support endlessly.

Thanks for twenty four months of being so loved and loving you. Here's to twenty four more.


Sunday, August 18, 2013

This thing called Procrastination

In order to beat the monster sitting on my head for days (I call him Procrastinating Peter) I've put myself on a tumblr-pinterest-twitter-facebook ban today.

Cue Gossip Girl reruns and Illustrator-ing the whole day away!

Sometimes I love what I do.

How's your day?


Monday, August 12, 2013

To That Guy

I'm going through a pre quarter-life crisis and you unfollowed me?


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Reasons why I'm a fail

I'm disappointed to say this (because I feel like I've done it too many times before) but I can't keep up with Astonishing August.

There are 80000000 things that contribute to my having to say this. They are all important and must figure higher on my list of priorities than blogging everyday, and I feel terrible about that. Half of these reasons are to do with my diploma project, and my failure to keep up with so many things at once. As Ze Boyfriend put it when I complained about AA, "You take on more in an attempt to prove you aren't procrastinating, but you are." And he's right. In those moments of immediate and intense inspiration, I don't focus it on the small things but rather create a multitude of other commitments I must share my mindspace for. And it's not a good idea.

Of course my diploma project needs to be the attention whore in my life for the next 2 months, and it's safe to say that concentrating is not my strong suit. I keep trying to think back to how in hell I was able to sit for hours on end doing integration and differentiation back in 12th standard: the answer is I did not have a goddamn laptop of my own, I did not have a phone that could access wifi, I don't think the internet at home was even wi-fi enabled at the time. And now it's all just "yeah lemme just quickly check pinterest and tumblr and twitter and 9gag" and when I feel I'm procrastinating it's "lemme just check some design blogs and get lost in the brilliance that is graphic design so much so that I feel demotivated."

Apart from that, being sick for almost 2 and a half weeks is by far the most tiring thing. Can you imagine coughing so hard that you get dizzy and need to sit down for a minute? That's been happening to me too many times in a day. And it's all just a common cold/flu. It shouldn't have taken it so long, it's almost kinda settled in my chest and every morning my throat is burning in all kinds of different ways. How fucking sad is that. I should be able to handle myself better, because this is very scary actually. And I need to focus on this too, because it's coming in the way of everything else.

The third giant chunk is being at home, which was necessary for a variety of reasons, mainly that I have working parents and my grandparents are almost too old to be able to handle household stuff on their own. It's tons of responsibility and I'm super glad to be there, but it takes a huge amount of time and to balance this on top of everything else is becoming a chore of its own.

I'm really really sorry to everyone who wanted to participate, and a special sorry to Akanksha because she was participating nearly every single day and now I'm a dick to cut this short in between. I don't think I should start this kinda thing up again until I'm absolutely sure I have the time to devote to it (since this is the third time I'm cutting this venture short). However I'll be blogging still, once I'm over being ashamed.

Love in embarrassment,

p.s. I've reverted all the AA posts to drafts, so they're not deleted. Maybe in a while when I don't hate myself so much I'll put them back up. :(