day five // 2018

It was a bad day! I usually fall sick around season change. If there is a thing known as allergic to season change or allergic to weather? That’s me! Body temperature wasn’t too high, but a headache and pain in other parts of the body didn’t help much to survive the day.

After writing the previous day’s post (11:30 a.m.), I just lied down on the sofa with a quilt over me. Around 12:30, I started watching Sniper: Legacy. I have watched this movie at least 10 times! And this is the only movie in the Sniper series that I have watched. But I still watch it. I like it. And there isn’t much to watch on T.V. after midnight.

With a bad headache, I still continued to watch T.V. till 4 a.m. Mostly AlJazeera News. I love their documentaries! Then I turned off the T.V. but still couldn’t sleep on the sofa till 6 a.m. I finally decided to go and sleep on the bed where my sister and cousin were already sleeping. The thing about sleeping on the sofa is that I have always found it better than sleeping on a bed. Until the day five of 2018. Continue reading “day five // 2018”

day four // 2018

Last night, apart from reading The Hard Thing About Hard Things, everything was boring! Songs weren’t good either on the radio. My sister and I did play a few board games, but my headache didn’t let me enjoy much. I did start writing the series Tigerair. Hopefully, part 1 coming soon.

In the morning, mom made parathas with a filling of broccoli and cauliflower. This was a first! Never had a broccoli paratha before. It was good. You should definitely try it!

I studied after lunch and around 5 p.m. started deciding what should I wear to the Sangeet party I was supposed to go. I don’t have many formal clothes, so I had to dig through my father’s. His shirts, sweaters, pants, blazers, till I decided on one. This was tough! But I finally decided on a blue blazer with a white shirt beneath and blue trousers.

I reached Hyatt at 8 p.m. And waited 40 minutes for others to arrive! 40 minutes! I talked to a plant to spend those 40 minutes in the open and I was shivering from cold. But after 40 minutes, I felt immune to cold. I talked to the plant about The Hard Thing About Hard Things. I made him viable enough to work in a corporate organisation. Continue reading “day four // 2018”

day three // 2018

Last night, I read through Chapter 5 of The Hard Thing About Hard Things. I have decided to do three things. First, write a letter to someone at a really high post. Second, make a Google Form. And third, write a blogging series (codenamed “Tigerair”). I don’t need a codename but they make the process more exciting!

Around 2 a.m. my sister and I went to the kitchen and made Maggi. I don’t like Maggi. But we still made it. And ate it. I still don’t like it. But the process of making Maggi was fun. Chopping veggies and boiling water. A big mistake – we added turmeric powder – don’t do that. We had no clue if we had to add it or not, we just did. Then till 4 a.m. in the morning, we were looking at our old school photographs.

I got up late today. And slept through pretty much half of the day. Got up and ta-da! Mom gave a treat. She made burgers. I find the burgers she made better than McDonald’s. Aloo patty, paneer slice, onions, tomatoes, green chutney, tomato sauce, and buns. Simple and delicious! Continue reading “day three // 2018”

day two // 2018

Last night we went out for dinner to Khalsa Dhaba, Phase 5, Mohali. We have been regularly going to this place for good 8-9 years now. A lot of things have changed in the past 8-9 years. Khalsa Dhaba’s interior too. They have even expanded from a single ground floor to three floors. Just to clear out, it is actually a proper restaurant. People usually add “dhaba” (meaning a roadside food stall) to their restaurant name because

  1. it screams culture – North India is full of dhabas
  2. no taxes (at least that’s what I have heard from the pre-GST period)

Three things at Khalsa Dhaba have actually not changed even a bit

  1. their staff
  2. the taste of their delicious food
  3. fastest inside a restaurant service

From ordering to food being served to our table – 4 minutes! And at times they can do better. And it was really delicious. For dessert, we had Gulab Jamuna. Again delicious and hot! Continue reading “day two // 2018”

day one // 2018

We came back home at 2:30 a.m. from my uncle’s place. My cousins are here for the new year from Delhi. My sister and my cousins were supposed to watch It but they slept right away. Till around 4 a.m. I tried Coinhive, a crypto miner for websites – which can be used to replace website ads.

It is a very bad idea to replace website ads as it uses the user’s CPU to solve hashes. But I found it to be a great way to start cryptocurrency mining. My MacBook Pro’s CPU temperature peaked 79 °C, starting from 18 °C. I mined 7 paise worth of Monero. Not worth the effort made by my MacBook.

Today I also played the Android game Win the White House. In my first attempt, I only won 208 electoral votes. But in my second attempt, I won 361 electoral votes! In both the attempts, I played as a Democrat. Continue reading “day one // 2018”

being a zabardasti

Till about 3 years ago I never participated in any activities that happened at my school or in my city. Then in 2015, I did my first comedic play You Can’t Take It with You. I was Mr De Pinna. And that was my last play too!

zabardasti means compulsion, the action or state of forcing or being forced to do something.

In the last 2 years, I have tried to do take part in everything I could. Why? Because I just want to. And this has made me into a “zabardasti”. I force myself into participating and then I force people to let me join in. Continue reading “being a zabardasti”