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Dilli ki sardi & Biking

A random discussion on Delhi winters with some colleagues reminded of the joys of riding on a winter evening in Delhi. The cold, slightly damp, wind across your face. The fog. The warmth of the engine. And the fog that doesn’t let you see too far in the distance, and because you are riding slowly you are actually enjoying the view. Missing my bike and those rides with Tk so much!

These lines by Robert Pirsig in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance are just so apt.

You see things vacationing on a motorcycle in a way that is completely different from any other. In a car you’re always in a compartment, and because you’re used to it you don’t realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV. You’re a passive observer and it is all moving by you boringly in a frame.

On a cycle the frame is gone. You’re completely in contact with it all. You’re in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming. That concrete whizzing by five inches below your foot is the real thing, the same stuff you walk on, it’s right there, so blurred you can’t focus on it, yet you can put your foot down and touch it anytime, and the whole thing, the whole experience, is never removed from immediate consciousness.

Crib Genthu

Internet 1, Politicians 0

What are the politicians condemned of?

What is the Internet doing?

Sikh Riots

Babri Masjid Riots

Mumbai Riots

Godhra/Gujarat Riots

Egyptian Revolution

Chinese protests

Libyan protests

Occupy Wall Street


Which should we pre-screen Mr. Sibal??

As @gkhamba says, pre-screen this: Fuck you!


Being human!

Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed.

Starting to read Game of Thrones.

Source: 9gag