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“If I’m still looking, I’m blind.
If I’m still hopeful, I’m human.”

Some people just know what to say to make you smile. Chenna is my person.

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August 23, 2011 at 11:33 AM

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“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up a whole armor, for years, so nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life… You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like ‘maybe we should be just friends’ or ‘how very perceptive’ turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. Nothing should be able to do that. Especially not love. I hate love.”

– Neil Gaiman (from The Sandman)

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July 10, 2011 at 7:25 PM

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I want someone to be vulnerable to me

What Chenna has to say about love.

Isn’t that all we want from love anyway?

Written by Gauri Burma

July 3, 2011 at 9:47 PM

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Farty Towels

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This timeless little gem of a show is soon becoming one of my absolute favourites. ‘Fawlty Towers’ has made my dragonfly afternoons a lot less gloomy.

Written by Gauri Burma

July 22, 2010 at 10:18 AM

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Of ‘Bringing Up Baby’ and ‘The African Queen’…

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I could look at Katharine Hepburn forever. And never get tired.

Written by Gauri Burma

July 19, 2010 at 5:26 PM

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How Not to Successfully Tick Off Everything on a Summer Reading List

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The summer started on a rather sticky note. With way more enthusiasm than the average summer-loving person, I did the one thing I love to do. I made a list. Not just any list. No, no. A ‘Summer Reading List’. My relationship with lists has been on shaky ground ever since I was seven, and decided to include “Meet Dr. Seuss” on my list of things that absolutely needed to be done. To say that this has been an utter failure of a list would be an understatement. A gross understatement.

Here’s the list, anyway.
Some of these, I’ve read and loved. Others, I am waiting and willing to discover.

* Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
* Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
* Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
* The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
* Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
* Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
* Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
* Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
* Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
* The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
* The Hours by Michael Cunningham
* A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
* The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
* Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
* Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

Maybe I’ll stop watching ‘Fawlty Towers’ now, and find myself a book to bury my nose in.

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July 15, 2010 at 7:16 AM

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Exclamation Marks.

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I know how first posts are supposed to be spectacular.

This, however, is not even trying to be.

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July 1, 2010 at 5:12 PM

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