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I am a Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services aspirant. My optional subject is Philosophy. In this blog I will attempt to chronicle my journey from the day I have filled the application form to the day the final results are announced.

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  • The Prime Minister’s Email
    on Feb 3, 2015 in Blog India Korea Letters Uttar Pradesh
    If you remember, I had earlier decided to leave for Bodh Gaya only after if I write to the Prime Minister about the Japanese tourist case. Well, I did that today. I am not expecting any reply per se, but maybe somebody in the national capital will...
  • Off to Kolkata
    on Feb 3, 2015 in Blog Dailies Kolkata
    My cousin is getting married this weekend in Kolkata. It seems I have to go to the wedding ceremony. I generally am quite good at avoiding such engagements but this time it’s an order right from the top. So today, I am off to Kolkata. But...
  • The Prime Minister’s Email Address
    on Feb 3, 2015 in Blog India Korea Letters Uttar Pradesh
    If you remember, I had earlier decided to leave for Bodh Gaya only after I wrote to the Prime Minister about the Japanese tourist case. Well, I did that today. I am not expecting any reply per se, but maybe somebody in the national capital will rea...
  • Phir Le Aaya Dil
    on Feb 2, 2015 in Blog Music Urdu Youtube
    The other day, I found myself listening to the song, ‘Phir le aaya dil’ again and again. I thought, thus, that I shall share it with you. It’s from the movie ‘Barfi’. The music has been composed by Pritam, the lyrics a...
  • Jackie Chan’s MoviesI came across this craftily made video on Jackie Chan’s movies. It talks about the finer technical aspects of his film making. The video released by the ‘Every Frame a Painting‘ channel is edited and narrated by Tony Zhou. It quit...
  • Myths
    on Jan 31, 2015 in Blog Myths Quotes Stories
    “Within infinite myths lies the Eternal Truth. Who sees it all? Varuna has but a thousand eyes, Indra, a hundred,  And I, only two.” ― Devdutt Pattanaik Probably their fascinating, overwhelming and interesting nature is what makes the myths so...
  • Rocky Road to Dublin
    on Jan 31, 2015 in Blog Music Youtube
    I was wondering as to how many times I must have listened to or hummed the song ‘Rocky Road to Dublin’. I am still thinking about it. It must be in the hundreds. It all started in my college years probably. I listened to it. I liked it.
  • Deconstructed Innings
    on Jan 31, 2015 in Blog Art Mumbai Sachin Tendulkar
    While in Mumbai, I happened to visit the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in the Fort area. There on display was an art exhibition on Sachin Tendulkar called ‘Deconstructed Innings’. Oh, what an experience it was! I, literally, had g...
  • Anti-climax
    on Jan 31, 2015 in Blog Japan Liar Game Manga
    I got to know today that the ‘Liar Game’ manga’s final chapter had been released. I was, thus, quite excited about it. If you remember, a little while before the mains I had ended up reading it like a maniac. Oh it’s a brillia...
  • Benares
    on Jan 30, 2015 in Blog Dailies Quotes
    “Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together.” - Mark Twain I am back from the holy city of Benares. It was a short and an interesting trip. I ended up v...
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