The sky did this today, and I was amused for a second. It looked like my dad was going to come out and say “remember who you are. You are my son, and the one true King”, and then I start running back home to Kerala, while Eye of the Tiger plays in the background. Speaking of running cross country, I met a dude who was walking from Kargil to Kanyakumari. For people who don’t know, that’s an astronomical distance, and it totally made sense why he would spend half an hour at the Jockey store (we took him out to dinner, and on the way he made us wait while he bought underwear).

The old friend shines bright

You ever tried to take a picture of the moon? It’s not that easy.


The ridiculously blurry moon is surrounded by a halo of my phone’s desperate attempt to make sense of the situation. To the left of the Moon, is another blurry spot that looks like a smudge on a bakery’s display showcase, probably cake icing. Now, the funny thing about this blurry spot is that it doesn’t exist. Fucker popped out of nowhere. Probably has something to do with reflection from the lens. To it’s left is a star, and it reminds me of nothing, because I haven’t seen anything as awesome as a star. The only thing that vaguely comes to mind is the ceiling at the planetarium, which used to be the best part of the show. Below that star is another star that is not that bright, like a less significant sibling (funny how the words get darker than the picture itself). To the bottom of this less-bright one is a faint blue glow. This was no camera error. The light is coming from a business establishment bustling with activity at night, and nearby, I walk out of my office, and I see my manager’s driver leaning against a car, enjoying a cigarette. He looks at me, smiles, and I think to myself, “go fuck yourself you fat fuck”.