October 22, 2011

Serendipitous gift!

A girl I had never met before, with whom I was connected on Facebook just happened to mention that she was giving away her bike since she was leaving the country for some time.

Went and picked it up, and now I have a fabulous Raleigh bicycle! :) Pics soon.

Incidentally, there’s a fantastic website called (no pun intended): FreeCycle where one can pass on / request for stuff! :)

October 16, 2011


quand le temps aura raison, 
nous allons découvrir notre raison d'être. 
les étoilés serait sourir sur nous,
et le sable va nous conduire vers l'avant!

- Just a glimpse of what's on my mind.

February 21, 2011

The 2011 Big Move - Switching to leaner lifestyle!

One of my life goals is to make 1 big change every year.
Combine this with the fact that I'm always on the move, shuttling cities on cue.

Zen and the art of zero-maintenance!

So, earlier this month I decided to cut on all material possessions, down to the bare minimum:
  • Laptop
  • Camera
  • Phone
  • Important personal documents
  • Gifts from friends and family 
  • My travel memorabilia

Here's what I plan to do with the rest, this week:

1. Clothes - Only keep what I wore in the last 6 months, donate ALL earlier ones to Goonj via DHL.

2. Books
- Give away all books* I've read, to public libraries / pass on to strangers via BookCrossing.

3. DVDs & CDs
- Give away everything. YouTube & external strorage FTW!

4. Everything else - Gets Freecycled / goes in the Swasta Ani Masta Garage Sale.

* If you would like something from my bookshelf, write me on Facebook and it could be yours!

Thank you for the inspiration, Tim Ferris, Aparna Shekhar Roy and Hermione Way.