Fate of a Cockroach! What Co..co.. COCKROACH! (Scream)


I’ve noticed most of the times there is never just the one cockroach, whenever you spot one, there is one around the corner…
There’s another one going into the distance and what scares me the most is that some of them can fly and you can’t say which ones.

Jokes aside, I caught ‘Fate of a Cockroach’
It’s a play that shows you the perspective of cockroaches in your bathroom. There’s a King, there are gurus of Science and Politics, but when an issue comes up no one really steps up.

It’s kind of funny and absurd to watch the actors all as cockroaches and the very aspect that if it falls on it’s back the cockroach can’t do anything and how the resemblance of behaviour of cockroaches and humans are quite similar.

Is there are more scientific reason why cockroaches roam together?
What is the Fate of a Cockroach?

The play also shows a couple, middle-class with problems that you and I face, that encounter a cockroach and it’s struggle, the man of the house is fascinated by it and the woman is perplexed by this.

Throughout the play in both acts the writer shows us how women are stronger although they are called the weaker sex.

I was laughing my ass off  watching them, watch a cockroach and talk their minds out.

Oh, and before I forget there’s a video in the play that is done brilliantly well. A good headstart to the team Playpen for Jagriti’s Season opener. This play is on 10 more times. Catch one of it.

Here are the tickets :-

Here’s a link to the trailer:-


Forgotten Conversations

(The conversations are real, as told by people to me. The names have been changed for anonymity. I’ve used my name instead of the guy’s real name.)

Office environment. A guy being intimidated by a girl so much so that you limit your conversations with her. (Honestly, she was way out of my league.)

Shunky: Hey Guys! (Looks at Sonali, she’s pretty and she carries herself well in her grey and navy blue two piece office attire.)
Hey Sonali!
(He makes eye contact with her and after a second or so moves on feeling intimidated.)

Sonali: Hi!

Shunky: (Begins talking, thinking, I’m sure she won’t notice me.)
So did you guys hear about the new manager. He seems weird. You know, Saira is serving her notice period.
The other day he wanted to stop Saira from leaving her job. He asks her,”Why are you quitting?” (He notices that Sonali is looking at him and listening.)
She said her parents are looking for a prospective guy for marriage and she’d like to go back to her home town, Agra and spend time with them before she’s married. He says, “Now a days you have matrimonial sites, why don’t you stay back and I’ll look for a groom for you.”

(Watches as all laugh, Sonali begins laughing too)

A few days later during the day when heading towards the office cabs.

Sonali: Hi Shunky.
Shunky: Hey! How’s it, going? (Be cool man, be cool)
Sonali: You know, when you come around our desk, it’s so much fun.
We laugh. You’re a funny guy.
Shunky: (Awkward smile) Thank you.
Sonali: So what plans for the evening?
Shunky: I haven’t been to Koramangla. I was thinking of going there. Do you know any nice places I can see.
Sonali: Sure give me your number, I’ll text you a few places, that you can check. What time are you going?
Shunky: At 6, perhaps. (I can’t believe she asked for my number)
Sonali: Alright, bye.
Shunky at home – Sonali texts, Atta Galatta and Ice and Spice are nice places. Text me once you’re in Koramangla and I’l guide you if you want.
Shunky thinks to himself that it was nice of her to tell me places.

Shunky texts – “At Sony World signal going to Truffles. Thank you.”)
Sonali – “Wait at Sony World, next to Au Bon Pain, I’ll be there in a few minutes”
Shunky – “Okay” (Heart starts beating faster, walks back and forth, thinking, I should have been better dressed. How am I supposed to know this was going to be a date?)


Apparently this was how the guy dressed up. Wouldn’t you agree, had the guy known, he could have dressed much better.

Shunky and Sonali reach Truffles.

Shunky: I must be honest, I did not think you’d join me. It’s much better than going to a place alone.
Sonali: I enjoy your company and you’re fun to be around.

Over the next 2 hours Shunky and Sonali, laugh and talk and become friendly and she puts it across humorously that she is 4 years elder to him. They decide to walk. He begins walking her back and they’re laughing and having a good time till they reach her lane.

Sonali: This is it. Here is where my house is.
Shunky: I had an great time. Thank you for this. (Gives her an awkward hug, sideways and says, see you tomorrow at the office?)
Sonali: Er. Yes, sure.

(Shunky begins walking back and wonders if he should have hugged her, or done something more. Agh!)

Sonali – “I thought, I would get a longer hug.”
Shunky – “Come back. I am missing that hug too.”

They meet again. They hug and it feels nice.
Shunky: Let me walk you back home.
Sonali: Thank you.

When they reach home, she’s standing quite close to him. His heart is pounding so hard, it feels like it is going jump out, sometime soon.

Sonali: Are you going to kiss me?
Shunky: I was thinking about it and was wondering if you’d get offended.
Sonali: And…
Shunky: Forgive me for.. (Kisses her.)

She grabs his hand, begins walking towards a dark lane. She kisses him. His heart is pounding so hard that she stops and says “Relax!, It’s okay!”
He can’t believe the girl he thought was out of his reach is now in front of him, kissing him.

She has a tiny mole on her face.

Shunky: I can’t believe I’m kissing you. I am so intimidated by you. (Touches her mole.) I can’t believe I’m touching your mole.

They kiss and wish each other good night.

You have to check this out! NO I mustn’t!

                     I like stumbling upon things such as series, videos, songs, movies, not all of them,but a few whenever I do stumble upon them. It’s nice. Like for heard Gorge Ezra’s Budapest when one of my friends, Kjeld was singing it and I heard it later it’s such a good song. I like listening to people telling me what they like watching. But even more than that I like finding them when I do find them. Let’s take the series Louie. The fifth season
is out. I watched up to the fourth and I enjoyed it that no one told me to watch it.
The same thing happened with Breaking Bad. Don’t tell me Walter White’s description. I’ll watch it when I watch it, man!

Anything that I find out for myself has stayed with me for longer than anyone telling me you have to watch, this! I guess what I’m trying to say is there in plain sight. Giving me a series and telling me to watch it is a spoiler alert.

Here is an example of what I mean when I say stumbling upon it, even when I find out someone else is watching.

Me: Hey so what are you watching?
Guy: Horace and Pete.
Me: What’s it about?
Guy: About a cafe called Horace and Pete’s.
Me: Is it good?
Guy: I like it.

_ the end _

I don’t wish for this to happen.

Guy: Hey! You must watch Horace and Pete.
Me: Why?
Guy: It’s hilarious and it’s got all these actors and it’s a cafe and it’s the best thing.
Me: Okay man.

                     Let me stumble. Next time you see something great. Bring it up casually and let people discover. Don’t wave it like a flag.