Here’s the deal. For long I have been wanting to update the “About” page here. Because you know, as today’s update on the page says, things change.
This page is to maintain an archive of my earlier “then cool” versions of the page. For the latest “About me”, go to “‘ello”!
Finally. 1 month and 20 days after I set up this new blog, I get the time to update this page which has been under construction for like forever. And when I finally try to put together a coherent introduction to the self and the blog, I realise that I have said way too much already, and there is nothing new that this page could possibly tell you, which the 6 years of archives available on the right hand side column of the home page wouldn’t. However, now that I’m here, and so are you, and considering how considerate I am of the fact that you actually clicked the link to this page, here’s a summary of sorts.
The original version of this blog was started in circa 2004, on a hot April morning in Gurgaon, on a desktop, provided by the very kind company where I was doing my summer internship. The idea was to have a page where I could whine, and whine freely. Though that still remains a favorite theme, I do try to venture into the bright-chirpy-life-is-beautiful mode too, once in a while. But then, it is really tough to take time out to write something when you’re out there having fun! Anyway, we moved to this particular url on the 20th of January, and have been here since!
Everything out here is totally personal, and very much about me. Opinions, likes, dislikes, thoughts, complaints, all of it. Making frequent appearances here would be The Dude – my once boyfriend, now husband, family, friends, and colleagues. And ofcourse there will some totally infuriating characters appearing once in a while, who deserve a special mention out here, because they give food for my most interesting posts. That said if you still think you don’t know me enough, I have done three rounds of supremely narcissist posts, giving the reader completely irrelevant details of myself here, here and here.
Other than that, well, let me think. Oh, some basic information. I am 28 (I will ensure this is updated on my next birthday), I am a pseudo Tam-brahm. My tamil is pretty ok as per me, and pretty sad as per my tam friends. I have lived 17 years of my life in UP. and my hindi is pure-awesome, both as per me and my northie friends. I am a very stereotypical girl when it comes to chocolates, bags, shoes, shopping, watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S and whining about my weight. I like reading fiction, and fashion magazines. I think I can survive on pani-puris. I love music, though I am very tuned to liking hindi music over anything else. And I am addicted to Grey’s anatomy. I love mush-flicks, and I am capable of getting super-emotional while watching certain scenes, every single time. Movies can make me cry. Books too. I am impatient most of the time. I am short-tempered too, but cool down pretty soon, and then don’t understand how the other person can still be mad. I am quite clumsy. And extremely punctual. And I can fall asleep at the drop of a hat anytime of the day. I love saturday nights. And dogs. Even cats. Lizards scare me. I am not a morning person. I love ginger tea, and I cannot wake up unless I have a cup of it. I love travelling. And vacations. And long drives. And beaches. I am a worrier, and I hate worrying. I panic, I assume, and I make myself miserable. I can be very understanding, and I can be very rude. I am opinionated, and argumentative, but if you give me reason, I will listen. I am very talkative, and if I start talking, I find it hard to stop. And that seems to be the case with writing as well. So I’ve got to stop now.
Anyway, welcome here, make yourself at home, look around, and let me know if you like it here. And also, let me know if you have any thoughts or suggestions. Ofcourse, if possible, drop in a hi in the comments below, because I am sure I would love to know you!
Lives change. People change. So I guess it makes no sense that the “About” page on the blog remains the same forever. It wouldn’t be right.
So, this is me, “About me”, as on the 7th of November, 2012.
Almost 30, mostly waiting for it, sometimes worrying about it.
Always struggling to find time for all that I want to do, sometimes struggling to know what is that I want to do.
Trying hard to do atleast something, and then not doing much anyway.
Generally happy, sometimes confused, mostly content.
A mother, who still needs to fathom how fast 24 hours can pass.
Very much in love, and still a die hard romantic.
The slimmest I have ever been, and loving it.
Still incapable of consuming chocolate in ‘moderation’.
In a pretty settled phase in life, and trying to not think of it as monotonous.
In need of more vacations and a lot more travelling.
Not reading as much as I should be.
Fooling myself by saying I am an anonymous blogger.
Blogging since 2004.
Hoping to continue.
Welcome to my world.
And be nice.