Venue : Central Backpackers, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Song : Wagon Wheel.
And, yes…the person standing and rocking, is yours truly. The left hand makes a solid, powerful appearance, as you can all see! 🙂
Life is beautiful, isn’t it?
Indians (me included) abroad justifying stereotypes, near the South Pole. Yes, all the Harold and Kumar and Raj from Big Bang Theory, the character patterns exist for a reason! Detailed post later.
More photos here!
Right, so I met Rt Hon Winston Peters, former deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand, and the leader of New Zealand First political party, for a dinner and short interview! Absolute quality!
The man still knows how to ruffle a few feathers! I don’t agree with everything he said regarding economic policies, but it is great to see someone not politically correct, and calling a spade a spade. Rarity these days!
Read the full thing here!
Hello peeps, here’s the update of what’s going on!
I am now a member of the Research Group of Infinity Journal, London! Pretty stoked about it!
Also, one of my research paper came out in International Affairs Review, GWU…on the change in US Foreign Policy…
Finally, I’m proud to announce that I’m selected as one of the 12 young business and ideas leaders for a month long fully funded studentship by Upstart Business Incubator, funded by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Otago University, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin City Council, Deloitte and other private funding! Can’t express how happy I am, being the only foreigner in this great team! Totally looking forward to this incredible experience!
Now, to celebrate these, the lady and I decided to do a short trip…I always wanted to see a Seal! And boy, an experience that was!
More photos here! Enjoy!
Just some photos, of Dunedin Northern Cemetery.
The Northern Cemetery is a historic location, with over 17,000 graves and tombs, including Thomas Bracken, the author of NZ National Anthem.
Here are some photos:
For more…visit my Flickr page.
Pictures do convey a thousand words…hope I did justice to this fascinating place!
Hello ladies and gents…if you are still surviving the neverending onslaught of Presidential election campaign and primaries of USA, and the absolute lack of any such election debates or campaign in Russia…then congratulations! I somehow did. Due to lack of Teevee news, and a disturbing laptop. I am now writing a column for Critic magazine, New Zealand. Don’t let my awesome literature floor you though, do check out the whole magazine…it’s quite fun! My pieces are supposed to come out every alternate week, unless ofcourse my senile editor Joe “Oldman” Stockman simply forgets to run the magazine…which is a real chance. Kidding…he is a mighty cool guy, a towering persona…one I look up to…both figuratively and quite literally.
Okay, enough buttering. Now what I am here for is an interesting short chat up which I had with Otago Norml “smokesperson” and marijuana legalisation activist Abe Gray. Minnesota born Abraham Gabriel Gray, who left his native country in 2003 to settle down in South Island, works in the University after he completed his Masters in…you guessed it, Botany. That is when he is not dead stoned. I was interested as we don’t have any such activism back in India, which is a weird country anyway. By weird I mean we have marijuana legally prohibited, but it is a must use item in any Hindu religious function, with the North Indian Himalayan Hindu ascetics all doping much more than Jim Morrison could ever imagined. Also, it is pretty readily available. Like say regular groceries, one shotter handguns, RDX, mosquitos, etc. But that’s the fun of India, isn’t it? Being one of the most socially conservative, morally liberal, culturally diverse and totally awkward country, things are pretty easy to find! No wonder Pakistani movie actors, as well as the non-state actors both are attracted to our “holy” land.
Am I turning, or leaning left now? Hahha…nah…not so fast, mate! But the next fifteen minutes were fun…went like this… Continue reading
As promised, here is another collection of pics. But I got complains in my mail, that some of you are having probs seeing the pics, maybe because I upload them on my personal FB, and then share it on the DWW page…but I still can’t fathom why, as it ideally shouldn’t be…my picture settings are mostly on public, and I can be found on search too!
I still really wish that you just join the DWW FB page though!
In other news, I am starting to write a guest column for the (famous/notorious depending on which side of the spectrum you are) Critic Magazine, the largest and most read student mag of New Zealand…my first column will probably come out next week. My editor is MEGA-cool though…and due to his advanced age, probably won’t even remember that I write for him…much less interfere in my journalistic liberty. Continue reading
Kia Ora? I had a day off…so I visited the Otago Museum, and clicked some hilariously bad pics with my BB…like those drunk amateur wedding photographers…plus Blackberry phone cameras are probably the worst thing to happen to a photography connoisseur, that’s a fact. But indomitable spirit that I am, here’s an exclusive photo trip on the FB page… Continue reading