Aloneness

Dear L, Once for a couple of years, I worked from home as a consultant with a team in San Francisco while living in India. I was getting off work after midnight, every night. Usually, after work I would fire up my playstation; The world would be dark and sleeping.…

Mortality

“I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.” - Roy BattyDear L, I will always remember…

Cobwebs

I was awake, but my eyes didn’t want to open, almost as if cobwebs were holding my eyelids together. I wanted to roll back into the comfort of senselessness, I wanted to roam inside random dreams that were wacky enough to almost make me laugh.…

Depth

Dear L, I find depth to be a weird idea, given it’s so subjective and divisive. For someone like me, “The Big Lebowski” is a film about a brilliant characters being incredibly content with where he is. The Hollywood flick “Constantine”, for me is a character study of a…

Eating Alone

“A meal eaten alone and in silence is no pleasure. So I fell into the habit of reading while I ate. In that way I can lose myself completely for a time. The days I don’t read I feel like a barbarian brooding over a chunk of meat” -…

Slippage

I wasn’t sure where I was. It was almost as if I woke up from a dream. I remember leaving the house for a walk, and then it was blank. The disorientation was mildly alarming. I was standing on one among numerous bridges of the city, looking out onto…

The cold floor

“I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.” - Roy Batty The Blade Runner clip was…

Perturbations

Dear L, A brilliant man once told me about Umeshisms, named after Dr. Umesh Vazirani. Dr. Vazirani is a professor of computer science at UC Berkeley. He used to pack entire philosophy of life in little nuggets. Among those, one of my favourite one is, “If you have never missed…