Category: Random Musings

The Neverending dream

Dreams are fascinating… and mysterious. There is no real consensus on WHY we dream. Is it an evolutionary mechanism to stir us awake every now and then to ward off predators? Is it a spillover of the unconscious processing of the day’s experience? Or is it just a subconscious rebellion...

News Rules

People often walk up right to me and say, “Hamish, stop lying. We never walked up to you and said anything. In fact, we don’t think we even exist in real life. Stop making us up!!” It’s very disconcerting… But after a little bit of such bickering, they end up...

The Smarter Phony

Someone needs to put a leash on the smartphones before things get completely out of control. I, for one, am not amused by the way things are going. Call me arrogant, but I take pride on being intellectually superior to my inanimate objects. I’ve never lost a debate with my...

Mangle all the way…

Hardly seems like enough time has passed for you to sing ‘tra la la la laaaa, la la-la-la‘, but Christmas, in all its glory, is here once again. And before you actually read this entry completely, it’s probably wise for me to wish you in advance, ‘cos I know you’re...

The Root of All Onams

Finally. It’s here. The topical season to be jolly. I love this time of year. Within the state of Kerala, this is one time when people set aside differences of caste, creed, status, power, politics, wealth, community, gender, and age to unite in a common, though short-lived goal of peace,...

Better to have lost and found than never to have found at all

“What’s wrong with me?” “Well, we can start with the fact that you’re lying on the couch talking to yourself” “?? Err… that was a rhetorical question, you know…” “Oh. How was I to know. Besides, as far as rhetorics go, that was a particularly stupid” “Stupid?? It’s NOT stupid....

2008 in retrospect

Happy New Year! Well, ok. So it isn’t BRAND new. Slightly old. No, no. Old is not the right word either. Let’s just say the year has ‘matured’ a bit and close it at that. It’s been almost a week now since we kissed last year goodbye; some people did...

Oh, My Aching Back!

Have you ever been kicked savagely around your lower right abdomen by an intoxicated, vengeful mule repeatedly until your side is reduced to a lump of coagulated slush? If so, you would know exactly how I feel right about now. Now I am not implying here that I have been...

Of Accidental Incidents and Incidental Accidents

Boy, am I a klutz. A tripping, stumbling, bumbling, stammering stooge; an absent minded, spaced-out, daydreaming, sleepwalking reference point for manufacturers of ‘fool-proof’ gadgets worldwide; a meandering, careless fr… Hey, stop nodding your head. I was expecting something along the lines of “Come on, Hammy. You’re not THAT bad”, or...

Spice Up Yours

A cellular phone is more or less the norm for the people of today. You can’t throw a brick around Bangalore without knocking off somebody’s cellphone, crushing the teeny lil thing and eventually getting sued for a helluvalotta money. It is the cultural norm and a workplace necessity; the default...

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