Category Archive for 'samsaara'

quote on relationships

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Nowadays with the increasing popularity of live-in relationships compared to marriages, maybe this makes a lot of sense… Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, Nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time. – John Donne Loyalty is a precious quality that we have almost lost sight of today. Instead of loyalty, […]

unforgettable words of a dying old lady

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Like one of those sales during the holiday season, I got some extra nice items free along with my wife – her interesting family members. For example, a 100+ year old active maternal grandmother-in-law, a wonderfully gentle and sensitive, yet tough and practical mother-in-law, really cool brothers and sisters in law. This is the story […]

maybe still in honeymoon phase

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

There are several discoveries I wanted to share a short while after I got married. But whenever I started speaking about it, I would get classified as a typical infatuated man who’s lost his mind in the blissful honeymoon phase. Feeling that might well be true, I ignored them. But now with more than a […]

she managed to put up with me for a year

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

Today marks a year’s completion of married life. Having wished others countless number of times, this was the first time I ever celebrated my own wedding anniversary!

not taken for a ride

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

Just felt I must share this information with readers here – a brief note to say that yesterday evening I was able to give a gift to my one single girlfriend of this lifetime – a Kinetic Blazer scooter gifted from Radio City for answering where I live.

worries invited for ever?

Sunday, June 18th, 2006

That’s a well known joke – an acronym for “wife” and it had me pretty much braced for the worst when I got married. However now that I’m a married man – I’d say that “worry” could also be “wonder” 🙂 – Ive had a nice time with Vijetha so far in discovering so many […]

no man is an island?

Friday, April 28th, 2006

mini-island Originally uploaded by common man. Actually I’m just discovering why Leonid was so impressed with flickr. There are countless other features like customizable APIs, tags, calendars, etc but one of the coolest things is the way it provides an upload tool that integrates with Windows Explorer – just right click and send to Flickr! […]

the irony of caste

Friday, April 28th, 2006

[Though there are specifics here, my guess is that similar ideas are applicable to any caste] Going through the” trauma” 😉 of arranged marriage reveals many things, among others, the role of caste in our modern urban highly developed Bangalore society. It is just unbelievable how many highly educated families are so closed knit about […]


Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Well here’s a confession of an unmarried man – in all my life of 30+ years, only one time have I taken a girl out alone for coffee and a chat. And that was only after I found out that she was married and there would be no cause for misunderstanding 😉

this new year…

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

…take the plunge…