On Day 14 of my Singapore trip (Jan 04, 2008), it was time to head back home. It was a mixed bag for me. On one hand, I felt so liberated experiencing a vacation which seemed overdue. On the other hand, I was rearing to get back to my realities (well, not really, but I … Continue reading It’s the journey lah!
I have this notion that you don't get to really know a city until you've run in it. So, I ran a couple of times in my Singapore trip, and I liked the route so much that on Day 13 (Thu, Jan 03, 2008), I started taking photos. I start right from getting out of … Continue reading Dream Running Route
Around the recent gastroenteritis scare in Bangalore, NDTV was running a poll: Then, there was this whole one hour dedicated to hearing viewpoints from Veerappa Moily, Swathi Ramanathan and the general public regarding Bangalore's infrastructure. Okay, okay, I know most of you by now are saying "Oh, come on, don't you have anything else to … Continue reading Urban Development
I've been provoked and I can't stop thinking about it. Incident 1. It all started on Day 2 of my Singapore trip (Dec 23 Sun) when a hotel owner was too friendly. Maybe he didn't have much work, but anyway, he got pretty chatty with us and was asking about how we like Singapore. All … Continue reading How to defend India?
On Day 7 (Dec 28, 2007) of the Singapore Trip, I visited the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay. Esplanade can be compared to a jumbo-sized version of our own Rangashankara but on a much grander scale - while Rangashankara is a place where plays are produced and played (pun intended), Esplanade is a place … Continue reading Promenade in Esplanade
True story. On Day 7 of my Singapore trip (Dec 28, 2007), Chinmay and myself were at 'The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf' shop. The lady in front of us in the queue said this. When we heard this, both of us looked at each other, with the look that meant "Did I just hear … Continue reading How to recognize an American tourist?
On Day 5 of my Singapore trip (Dec 26 Wed), Abishek and myself visited the Greek Masterpieces from Louvre exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore. This was the largest collection ever to be allowed to be borrowed from the famous Louvre museum in Paris (which you might have heard of from 'The Da Vinci … Continue reading Ancient or Modern Society?
It was Day 2 of my trip (Dec 23 Sun). My plan was to go in the DHL balloon so that I can get a good view of Singapore. When I reached the MRT station, I suddenly got interested in randomly walking around. I really wanted to see the place. After more than an hour … Continue reading Hitting the books
I never really could imagine what Utopia could be like, but having stayed in Singapore for more than a week, I can say I don't need to imagine it, it's already here. To be frank, it's spooky, it's eerie. I think it's something taken straight from 'Demolition Man' script and something's going to happen now. … Continue reading Utopia
The past month, I have been experiencing what I can only describe as a burnout). When I think about it, I have been juggling too many things, but they were not extraordinary tasks, so I wonder why I felt 'stressed'. Things have been so hectic that I even missed foss.in this year (I have attended … Continue reading Singapore