The Capture

 The stories Re-Engineer Yourself is receiving are leaving me speechless. The number of people out there, stuck in mainstream lives, unwillingly going through desk jobs and pointlessly studying subjects they don’get, will leave you speechless too. And while most of these people join such courses because they don’t want to take risks, one story caught…

The Dramatic Engineer

Everybody is an artist. A doodle, a twist on a recipe, grooving to music, writing an essay, making up a love song for valentine’s day, thinking of a good lie, it’s all art. And so is engineering. Engineering is arguably the most intricate art there is. Thinking of a product or a process or a…

Re-engineer Yourself

Hey reader, long time no see.   Over the last one month I have been able to travel around Europe and as you know, collecting stories is my favourite past time. But, on this trip, I realised a few things. I have cousins drawing six figure salaries every month in different MNCs, and they say,…

Objects, objects everywhere!

Every time this twenty year old girl felt low, every time she felt like she needed a little bit of cheering up, she went and looked at this page called ‘Sugar Daddies’ on Instagram. Not porn, nothing vulgar. Just some really fit men. Her big mistake was to share this little bit of good news…

0010 0000 0001 0101 ( 2015 )

Good and evil. North and South. Man and woman. Night and day. Zeros and ones. Black and white. True and false. Right and wrong. She liked to classify things. Divide them up, sort them out. For every selfless thing she did, there would be another act of complete self benefit. So on the new year’s eve of 2015,…

Dream and his Lady Delusion

They walked up to the counter hand-in-hand and ordered a double cheese chicken burger, two plates of fries and a beer ( for him ) and a lemonade ( for her ). Well fed girlfriends are hardly a beacon of emotional stability , and Del was on a diet. Confused what to say , he…

Who’s that girl?

Phone call #1 : “Yeah baby, I’ve reached safely. Thanks for sending your car. Miss you.” Phone call #2 : “Hey hon, yeah just got here. He had just called. He never leaves me alone. But you do know you’re all I think about. Miss you.” Phone call #3 : “I love you too. I’ve…

Does Time Turn?

In the past, there has been startling evidence of turning time around. There was a time when Britain had in effect a ‘Daylight Saving Bill’ , and a time during World War II when the clocks were turned forward to ensure everyone’s safety. Man has tried to alter time for a very long time now….

Tricolour Enthu Cutlet

We bleed blue. We worship her. We call her Incredible. I remember the first song we sang for a group-song competition at school, ‘Saare Jahaan Se Accha’ . I was six at the time and since then, I’ve been taught, rather conditioned, to love my country. To be proud of my motherland. To feel blessed…

Pack Unpack

What is your first thought when your phone rings post midnight? Panic? Anxiety? What I felt was quite literally, “Not again please.” I picked up the phone to hear my drunk friend say, “Hey! I’m travelling again. You’ll know I’ve reached when Germany loses World War II and Wednesday comes before Tuesday!”  This was that…

Role Play

Do you know anyone who has ever made a decision solitary? Somebody who needs nobody’s advice? The world runs on influence. Your parents decide your field of study, your best friend decides who you date, your gym instructor decides what you eat and that girl you’re jealous of, decides what you wear. If you know…

Beauty and the Beast

Manicures , shopping sprees, and was that a facial you got the last week? Applying face talc? Is that sunscreen on your six-pack? Are you trying your girlfriend’s eye-lash curler or hair iron when she’s in the bathroom? Are you metro-sexual? You are if you do a few or all of these things. You have to…