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So much of life floats away sometimes, it’s hard to bear. So much has happened since I arrived in New York; since I started studying for my Masters.

I do not have the time and patience to write about all that I did; and so I thought it best to list them as random thoughts here. These are some things/statements/events/thoughts that made an impression on me in the past one month in New York:

  • Maureen Dowd in the NYTimes: “Who would have dreamed that when socialism came to the U.S.A.Β  it would be brought not by Bolsheviks in blue jeans, but by Wall Street bankers in Gucci loafers.”
  • Me: “I think I feel like a New Yorker the most when those tourists from the NY-City-Tour buses are gaping at me from their open deck seats, looking at an everyday New Yorkers life.”
  • Me: “It’s nice how they hold the door open for you. Everyone of them.”
  • Saturday Night Live comment: “With the depression looming ahead, people are very excited about the return of the Fedoras.” (This is supposed to be funny, in case you didn’t get it, try to remember the ’29 depression snaps.)
  • Sang “Roobaroo” and acted in a mime for ‘Parichay’.
  • Me: “Indecision sucks.”
  • Me: “Self-doubt sucks even more.”
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov was excellent.
  • Me: “Sometimes we want to be someone and sometimes a blissful no one”.
  • Me: “There is a friend waiting for you in every corner of the world.”


  1. Nice to see you back in blogosphere dude! Do take some time out and blog about things.
    P.S: I did not get what you are talking about in #4

  2. Remember that famous 1929 depression snap with the long queue (for some job) with everyone wearing a Fedora cap?
    It was just a joke that with the depression coming back, that fashion will be back too. πŸ™‚

  3. – “An everyday NewYorker”? You? In one month? I wonder, is it the place or the person that caused this? πŸ™‚
    – Holding doors open for others: I used to think that this was thrown out of the list of etiquette the day they threw “chivalry”, “patience” and “genuine” out of the dictionary. Glad to know that it exists in some part of the world
    – I would say that indecision is good because it means you are doing an internal review. At the end of it all, you’ll be all the more convinced that you are in the right place, walking the right corridors with the right books in your hand πŸ™‚

  4. You hit it right on the nail. Although my migration was hardly as extensive, I am glad to see the universal commonalities.

    The Brothers Karamazov was incredible – almost as good as Crime and Punishment.

    I may just buy a Fedora cap to get a head start πŸ™‚

  5. Oh yeah…Crime and Punishment is a masterpiece. ‘Brothers…’ is more than a
    single story but with equally complex characters.

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