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Pointless Wanderings

Pointless Wanderings
A funny blog about life of a Software Engineer in Bangalore
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What is a good wedding gift?
2009-10-05 14:53:00
A close friend of ours got married recently, but the wife and I couldn’t attend his wedding. So when we decided to catch up for dinner with them the first time after the wedding, we thought a nice, sweet little wedding gift would be appropriate. The wife was quite excited about buying them a gift, ...
More About: Wedding , Gift , Good
Exam Fever!
2009-06-05 06:44:00
It’s 10:00 AM already, and I’m late for the exam. It feels weird to be back in exam mode. You know how you get that sinking feeling just before walking into the exam because you don’t know anything about the subject? I thought I’d left that feeling behind when I finished my Engineering, but apparently, ...
More About: Exam
2009-05-03 15:57:00
So here I am at ISB. It’s been a fun-filled 3 weeks, but now that the classes ave started, I seem to back in those college days where everything is going over my head. But first things first. I used to think “diversity” is oversold at ISB, it can’t really be all that diverse. But, to ...
What is the Purpose Of Life?
2009-03-23 18:56:00
The wife and I were discussing the meaning of life the other day, and she was a bit surprised when I said that “The purpose of my life is to buy a BMW 7 series car!“. That she was surprised surprised me, because everyone knows that the ultimate goal of life is to buy luxury ...
More About: Life , Purpose
Lane Driving!
2009-03-11 12:21:00
Here in Whitefield, Bangalore, the roads are totally jammed all the time. There is a very small road that leads towards ITPL and much of the IT companies. Especially in the morning, the traffic scene is very bad. But something weird happened this morning. On the road leading out of the IT area, there are only ...
More About: Driving , Lane
Shopping Strategies
2009-03-07 17:54:00
Man, I hate shopping. I feel so uncomfortable in a store that I often compare myself to prisoners of war and start thinking of what strategies they must have used to get over their tortourous environment. But shopping is an inevitable exercise, even for me, so I have adapted some strategies to overcome the near-death-experience feeling ...
More About: Shopping , Strategies
Chitradeep Chetty in Bandipur!
2009-03-04 16:37:00
All characters in this story are fictional. Any resemblance to persons living in Bangalore is entirely co-incidental and non-intentional. There. Now that we have the legal disclaimers out of the way, I can feel free to tell the story. So, since the last time we checked in with Chitradeep Chetty, he’s been off to the jungles of ...
Preparing for ISB!
2009-03-03 14:20:00
Well, now that I have decided that I will be going to ISB, I thought I might start some preparation for my MBA course. People have told me that it is a very hectic course, so some preparation might be in order. To that effect, I went and bought a couple of books, a scientific calculator ...
Some Updates!
2009-02-27 14:30:00
I was sitting at work today when one of the greatest phenomenons of modern times happened. It was the 27th of February, the last working day of the month. It is that time of the month when your employer acknowledges your existence, through a directed movement of electrons through the internet and the banking system, transfers ...
More About: Updates
The Return Of Stupidity!
2009-02-26 07:16:00
It is well known that the internet is full of nonsense. Most web pages, comments and blogs  are full of rants and extra ordinary acts of stupidity. I mean, I don’t understand how the internet takes all this crap from humans? Don’t the electrons sigh and weep when they see all the kinds of nonsense bloggers these days ...
More About: Stupidity , Return , The Return
Close Encounters Of The First Kind: Part 1
2008-05-12 03:58:00
I get back from work one day and notice that the wife is in a very good mood. She’s singing and all, and generally in a happy mood. This instinctively puts me on the defensive, I smell a trap. But even after some time, when I don’t get assigned to cut tomatoes, I’m begin to ...
More About: Close , Part , Close Encounters , Encounters
Brilliant New Plan To Avoid Exercising
2008-05-04 13:38:00
You’re all probably wondering why I’ve not been posting on the blog for the last couple of weeks. Well, it was because I’ve been holed up in deep meditation, pondering  one of my deepest religious principles - How to avoid exercising. As ya’ll probably know, I’ve been under tremendous pressure recently to start doing SOME ...
More About: Plan , Avoid , Brilliant , Exercising
How To Avoid Cutting Tomatoes
2008-04-19 19:21:00
There comes a time in every married man’s life that he is faced with the difficult prospect of having to cut tomatoes. If you have had any experience with vegetables, you’ll know it is a painful and difficult experience. I’m sure making someone cut violates some fundamental human rights, but I’ve not been able to ...
More About: Avoid , Tomatoes , Cutting
Moral Dilemma
2008-04-14 19:10:00
I’ve recently been presented with a very serious moral dilemma. At office, a new gym recently opened this week, and it is on the same floor as my desk is. But that’s not the problem. I have enough will power to resist the nudges and bribes that my team mates have been offering me to ...
More About: Dilemma , Moral
Timeline of my Life!
2008-04-11 19:45:00
A friend of mine works at this cool company that’s created this new social networking thing. Its called Life Blob, and a part of it shows what’s called your “Timeline ”. Its basically a history of stuff that happened to you it uses that to link up people. Its pretty cool actually, but that’s not the point ...
More About: My Life
Misc: IPL Tickets On Sale
2008-04-11 12:51:00
If you’ve been following the IPL, the tickets at several stadiums went on sale today. Check out the details of ipl tickets here. Pretty reasonably priced, in my opinion!
More About: Misc , Sale , Tickets
Top 5 Wifese Statements and What They Really Mean
2008-04-07 20:07:00
It’s nearly one year since the wedding day, and it has been a very interesting learning experience for me. I have made the startling discovery that there is a secret code-language called “wifeese” that the wife speaks. It sounds and has words just like regular language, but has hidden meanings that take a lot of ...
Personality Development!
2008-04-06 14:01:00
Back when I was in school, maybe 5th standard, the teachers were always trying to “Develop My Personality ”. For some reason, they believed that everyone should be an “all-rounder”, and my complete lack of mastery in even one of their standard fields (marks-scoring, drawing and a bunch of other inconsequential fields) must have been worrying ...
More About: Development
Aditya?s Advice Column - 9
2008-04-03 20:41:00
Q: My room mate is very dirty and lazy. He doesn’t do any work around the place and just contributes to making it dirtier and smellier. He’s so lazy that I don’t know what to do. How do I get him to be a little more clean? - RC A: You have the wrong idea about laziness, ...
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Excursion to the GYM
2008-03-31 18:51:00
This is part 2 of a series. First part is below Saturday morning is here, and I’ve calmed down dramatically since my mouth accidentally promised to go to the GYM on Saturday morning. I’ve managed to convince my soul, my brain and all my other schizophrenic voices in my head that it isn’t going to be ...
Yet Another Plan to avoid Movies
2008-03-29 09:35:00
Regular readers will know that I’ve been desperately trying to avoid watching movies. My several previous plans (plan 1, plan 2, plan 3) have not been very successful, and even my writing harsh reviews (Race, Saawariya, Om Shanti Om) have not done anything. Things were getting desperate for me when it seemed inevitable that we ...
More About: Movies , Plan , Avoid
Chitradeep and the moment of awakening!
2008-03-26 20:24:00
I met my dear friend Chitradeep Chetty the other day at a local pub. A few of our friends and Chitradeep and I had gone out to catch up on the latest happenings, since I hadn’t met Chitradeep for a long time. Chitradeep is a lot of fun to talk to, and the amount of ...
More About: Moment , Awakening
The Infinity of Shoes
2008-03-25 19:53:00
The Universe behaves in very mysterious ways, and Women even more so. There are several things I don’t understand about this world - Theoretical particle physics, Aristotle’s Philosophy and why women buy so many shoes. I’ve researched the problem extensively, and I’ve developed my own explanation to understand the freakiest of all phenomenon - Why ...
More About: Shoes , Infinity
Oh Mighty SpeedBreaker!
2008-03-24 19:21:00
I drive through the silent darkness, all alone, If I don’t see you in time, I’ll surely break a bone! God knows what was in the mind of your maker, All hail thee, You are the mighty Speed Breaker! Unmoving on the road, you lay in your slumber, 10-to-1, even the mighty buffaloes you outnumber! Instead of warning us to be ...
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Movie Review: Race
2008-03-21 12:49:00
I’ve seen a lot of bad movies, and you can all believe me when I say I’m a bad movie expert. And this movie “Race ”, is the best of them all. In the worst possible way. Race is not one bad movie. It is many bad movies all rolled into one. This movie has so many ...
More About: Movie , Movie Review , Review
Coffee and my Near Death Experience
2008-03-19 18:41:00
You folks will remember that the wife and I were hunting for sofas a while ago and it was a horrendous experience, but we finally managed to agree on one particular sofa, and we bought it. The thing is sitting in our living room now, and the wife is very fond of it, and takes ...
More About: Coffee , Experience , Death
The adventures of Dabhishek!
2008-03-18 18:00:00
Back in college, I knew this fellow called Dabhishek. What he was doing in an engineering course was beyond me, and in many ways it was beyond him too. He was very absent minded, but equally determined to get through Engineering, even though I suspect he didn’t really care so much about computer science. The universe ...
More About: Adventures , The Adventures
Aditya?s Advice Column 8
2008-03-17 17:42:00
It?s time again for Aditya?s Advice Column Q: My wife makes me go on these morning walks everyday, and it’s complete torture. I have to get up at 6:30 AM and go round and round and round, like a moth flying around in circles around a tube-light. I want to get out of this mess. What ...
Aditya?s Clothes Management Algorithm
2008-03-15 08:00:00
Have you heard all the hype about the “Wardrobe Malfunction” at the Lakme Fashion Week? A also have a malfunctioning wardrobe, but in a very different way. I don’t have a wardrobe. Let’s just say that my wardrobe territories were invaded by certain unnamed parties in the house, and my poor, innocent clothes have been ...
More About: Clothes , Management
Getting Up At Dawn!
2008-03-12 17:49:00
Something very interesting happened to me today. I got up at 5:15 AM in the morning! I know what you’re thinking! You’re thinking - “Hey Aditya, What are you doing up at midnight?“. That’s a good question, but there were some unavoidable circumstances. But getting up at 5:15 was very educational for me, because I ...
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