Fandom Still Surprises Me

I always knew fanfiction is…strange, but I thought that after these years and all these fandoms, I couldn’t be surprised any more.

And yet, I find I am.

There’s fanfiction of Comedy Nights with Kapil. If you’re Indian, and not living under a rock, you would have at least heard of the show, so I’ll give you a moment to let that sink in.


There’s fanfiction of Comedy Nights with Kapil.

Kapil/Sumona fanfic. Bittu/Manju fanfic. In the Bollywood section of That I stumbled across on the hunt for I don’t even remember what.

(Forgive me for my disjointed incoherence, but the strangeness of the entire episode has left me unable to sentence properly.)

And I know I have no room to talk, given some of my unusual fandoms, but…this is like someone writing fanfic of The Kumars at no. 42. Just. Why?

Checkerboard Cake

I made this cake for a friend’s birthday, and it was cut pretty much immediately. I took the photograph from my mobile phone, after a few shots of vodka – which explains why it looks too bright and is so strangely composed. This was a layering of two cakes – …

Lost friends

It’s been almost a week since I’ve heard that you’re gone, and it still doesn’t make sense.

I’ve heard the news, but it feels like an idiom spoken in a foreign language – I understand what the words mean, but I can’t comprehend them.

I don’t even remember when I last spoke to you in person, instead of on a Whatsapp screen.

I don’t remember what was the last thing I ever said to you.

I always thought there was more time – we’d meet again in person someday, when we were both free, when we were in the same city…some day…

How can you be gone?

How can you be gone?


No Pigeonholing for me, thanks

The latest activity from BlogAdda seeks to celebrate the many facets of being a woman through the Gillette Venus #UseYourAnd activity – which is something right up my alley. The activity asks us to blog about how we break stereotypes – and while I cannot claim to be groundbreaking – …

Groceries on the go –

You’re back home after a long day at the office, and all you can think about is sinking into your soft armchair with a nice, hot cuppa. You spend your time catching up on your favourite tv show, or a good book, and when the clock strikes dinner time, you …

Road trip to Meghalaya 2013

Back in 2013, I took a road trip to Meghalaya. The trip was from Silchar, Assam to Shillong, Meghalya, and then went on to other tourist places around the city. It’s funny, I remember there being an obligatory Republic Day activity at my first job – each work space on …