Prudish self and social politics

Many a times, especially in a social setting that involves Indian Millennials, topics regarding sex and jokes relating to it arise occasionally. I belong to a rather liberal mindset I thought, until today.

While jokingly referring to this father’s day by a sex-obsessed group mate as something like “Thanks for not pulling out, dad!” made me squirm with disgust, I realized that our upbringing and social context have made me react so.

While it can be argued that this is the universal truth and procreation can be regarded with much common regard than my disgust, I was taken aback. I had a childhood in a protected, safe, calm and happy environment, thank you Amma and Appa. Now that I’m a mom myself, I’m going to strive to replicate or just come close to the childhood that our parents gave my sister and me.

So much for male-chauvinism, all you sex-obsessed pigs can find an alternative platform to vent your frustration, I found mine here!

Post-partum wardrobe and the minimalist capsule

I used to mull standing in front of my wardrobe every morning.

I don’t have the time now.

Gonna go with

I have given myself a year to transform, it’s taken me seven months to throw the old out….extending my deadline to another year, hopefully by next Christmas I will be in a confident managerial position at the office and in my closet space.

Clutter has no more room in the motherhood world, and rightfully so. Can’t wait to transform!

I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any. I refuse to live in other people’s houses as an interloper, a beggar or a slave. (YI, 1-6-1921, p. 170)

Mahatma Gandhi

Teton Gravity Research Aerial Reel – The Bay Area in 4K

In what might be a rare and beautiful footage of San Francisco, Market Street is delightfully showcased as the grand entryway or gateway to the city from the Port. The path of gold illuminates this beautiful avenue. 

Particularly, at this point in time, given that Market Street is set to be redesigned as part of Better Market Street the question is; What is the future of the path of gold for Market Street? 

Teton Gravity Research Aerial Reel – The Bay Area in 4K

Cars that stack against each other, and the future city.

If there were Tesla cars that could park on its edge rather than its four wheels, we can have our cities back!

I remember seeing a scene in the 2004 Will Smith starrer movie I,Robot where they show cars stacking up against each other….it got me thinking, those cars must be electric. A sleek Audi that does the job in the movie, and I wonder, will the Tesla not do the same if it is designed to park vertically?

I write this post in eager earnest, to inspire many engineers of our time to make our cars park on its side, so that we urban designers can reimagine the billions of square feet of parking lots that occupy prime real estate in our cities today.  That way we can have some of our parking lots back. We can start with an additional bedroom/hobby space instead of two car garages in our suburban homes, to make room for living things.