I was being paranoid the whole day today about how I don’t take care of myself and about how that lands me in trouble. I ate at the new office canteen yesterday and thats where I caught this violent intestinal regurgitation; following which the undigested contents of my experiment with fate yesterday were forcibly expelled. Out of my mouth, mind you. Disgusting! I suffered from food poisoning and I’ve promised to never eat at work again. So while I was taking care of myself and as I watched Yuvraj and Sehwag thrash the Sri Lankans, I found this notepad where I had randomly written stuff about myself.

Now, I’m probably obsessing about myself here, but then, what the hell? This is my place. Here goes:

  • My name is Anup S Menon, S for Sasidharan, thats my dads name and he is my Idol.
  • My family includes and is limited to: My dad (Sasi Menon), My mom (Usha S Menon), younger sister (Sneha S Menon) and me!
  • I have loads of cousins and I’ve other family spread across everywhere; Kerala, Bangalore and the US of A!
  • I wouldn’t say that I love them, but I surely think about them once in a while. I like it when I speak to them.
  • I spent my entire life (upto around 4 months ago) in Pune, Maharashtra.
  • I did my schooling from Kamal Nayan Bajaj High school a convent in Pune.
  • I loved my school and everything about it and thats a section of my life that I’d never forget.
  • I used to have loads of friends there and I’ll never forget them. I get nostalgic once in a while and I miss them all a lot!
  • I still have some friends from school who keep in touch, some courtesy orkut.
  • I did my Junior college and my Bachelors from D.Y.Patil college, Pimpri, Pune.
  • I never liked my college and I hardly ever attended classes.
  • During the times I bunked college, I used to frequent cyber cafes and chat on the IRc network – DALnet.
  • I learned a lot of stuff during those times, cool things like, Linux, Windows, servers, clients and so on.
  • Thats where my fascination for computers began and its never ended, I still make my living off these machines.
  • I loathe the people of my college and whatever it is that they did for girls and cheap thrills.
  • I sincerely hated the porn they drew on the college desks and the dirty cheap talk they did, apparently, to impress girls! I mean, what?
  • I failed all of my dads dreams about me, when it came to educating myself, I was a failure.
  • My dad wanted me to be an Engineer, huh; isn’t that a cliche? Every dad wants his son to be an Engineer or a doctor these days.
  • I seriously never wanted to slog or fight a losing battle with those huge books cause I always knew that they weren’t my friends.
  • I managed to graduate myself somehow and trust me, I have no clue of how I did it.
  • I began working at the age of 20, Argo Tech, Pune.
  • I was not particularly happy with the fact that I was a prodigal son and my dad was awesome; he helped me throughout. Never left my hand.
  • Mom looked up the newspapers for me and found for me a place that’d decide my future – Convergys.
  • Convergys gave me everything from information to wealth, from friends to a girl friend.
  • I worked there for 2 years, 7 months and 3 days. I loved the place then and I love the place now. I still miss it very much.
  • A few of my assets from there – Abhijit, Manoj, Sanket, Smita, Smikh & Muiz.
  • I lost a couple of them to love and I feel sad that I’d miss them for all my life, but I guess thats how the world works.
  • A few of them have stood by and are my closest friends to date.
  • Thus, Convergys, I must say has been a place thats given me loads.
  • I learnt what I know now all because of it and I’m well placed now at HP, because of it. Thanks a lot!
  • Continuing from there, I got a pretty nice job with HP, Bangalore and thats where I am as of now.
  • My life is currently a cycle of cliches and I feel ok about it.
  • I find those cliches to be better than unexpected shocks, know what I mean?
  • I am proud to say that I have madly loved and lost! Some say its better than to have never loved at all.
  • She has given me memories that I’d never forget and I’m thankful for it.
  • She has taught me lessons that I’d always remember and I’d use them to better myself.
  • Friends are people I’ve always lacked, but I’m thankful for the handful I have as of now.
  • These few, I can say are really MY friends. I’ve managed to differentiate between the hypocrites and the good ones. Ohh, thanks again to love.
  • I own a car – A Maruti Swift and I’m super happy that I own it cause it makes my life much easier.
  • I live in a rented flat very close to my Uncle; thus I’m well fed and I maintain my weight.
  • I’m plumpily plump; which means I’m very plump.
  • My sister says that my height seems to cover for it, but no! I feel I’m fat cause I FEEL fat.
  • Thats one of my resolutions for this year and I’ll work hard over it.
  • I love rock music and my favourite bands include, Staind, Poets of the Fall, Daughtry, Pink Floyd and a few others.
  • I love movies and I can be a buff once in a while, where I watch one move at 10 AM, one at 12:35 PM, one at 4:00PM and the last at 10:00 PM, all on the same day, ohh yeah, I can do that. To top it off, I’d be alone when I do this.
  • I read as and when I can and I love reading, just that I haven’t had time off late. +favs: All of Dan Brown, Most of Paulo Coelho, Chetan Bhagat and I really liked The Kite Runner.
  • Writing is one of my passions and I seem to derive immense pleasure when I get the right flow. I can write for hours listening the same song over and over again for hours if I get the right subject. Most of what I write is personal though and I really feel the need to move into greener lands and reach out to people.
  • I’m an Agnostic, but I respect people who believe in what they want to.
  • I have myopia and its at an all time high of -5.75 R -5.00 L and it sucks that I’m practically blind when I take off the glasses.
  • Sometimes I feel like I suffer from OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). I feel like repeating what I do till the time I’m perfect.
  • I overexpect from people and I’ve been treated for that recently.
  • I’m a vegeterian.
  • I’m happy whenever I can be.
  • I’ve been accused of being a sexist; but the truth is… I’m too much in love with the fairer sex and I just can’t hate them!
  • I do not drink (consume alcohol) or smoke (tobacco, weed and its brothers and sisters)
  • Finally, the only reason I feel sorry; is for hurting my parents.
  • If you’d read me someday dad – please know that I am trying hard. I’ve just been stupid!
  • Also, I’m still not sure about the person I am; is it wrong if you’re a soft hearted guy? A guy who’d cry? Someone who’d be hurt easily? I loved myself more when I was in love and I’d miss the emotion forever.
  • To end this, hey you, yes you; if you’re reading me; thanks for everything!


Raw cut, served fresh – Anup Menon
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17 thoughts on “Raw cut, served fresh – Anup Menon

  • February 3, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Nice one Anup. Kind of Auto Biography (in brief). This should have actually been your first blogpost.

  • February 4, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Kya be mere ko bhool gaya.. πŸ˜›

  • February 4, 2009 at 1:10 am

    Abbey Chetan!
    CVG mein tu Anup ka Dushman tha, dost baadmein bana hai tu… Saala YZ πŸ˜›

    btw Anup… halfway through the post I was wondering how come you have not yet mentioned bout OCD and there it was somewhere towards the end. I was not able to stop smiling when I read that. lol πŸ˜€

  • February 4, 2009 at 4:52 am

    @GS – Thanks πŸ™‚

    @Chetan – We weren’t friends in CVG.

    @Abhi – You have read this document dumbo!

  • February 4, 2009 at 7:46 am

    What a beautiful post!
    The best auto biography I’ve read (not because I’ve read very less)… at the end I wished there was more πŸ™‚

  • February 4, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Good one re. A killer personal profile πŸ˜€

  • February 5, 2009 at 6:13 am

    Awesome. PERIOD.
    huggg’s ^5

  • February 8, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    i loooooooooooved the ending “To end this, hey you, yes you; if you’re reading me; thanks for everything!” good one anu
    And yes … i am so happy ..i am one of your assets.. thankyou πŸ™‚


  • February 9, 2009 at 9:17 am

    I think, Anup, you are a very interesting individual ! πŸ™‚ Hmmm…

  • February 9, 2009 at 11:16 am

    @Deepak, Seema, Ruchhhhhhhh and Smikh – Thanks a lot!

    @Shruti – Thanks for your time.

  • February 12, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Hey Cool post……..just happened to view this when I was going through sites.
    n we both share the same clg, DYP pimpri

  • March 11, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Maybe the fact that, when I google your name out to locate your blogpage, this post is what displays out first… πŸ™‚
    Keep up the good work… I just love your posts…
    Your friends keep mentioning about some book you are writing… Hmmm… Cant wait to lay my hands on it ! πŸ™‚
    Goodluck !

  • March 11, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    @Shruti: Ohhh, good! My little experiment to communicate with you; worked! The reason I thought I’d ask is because I wouldn’t want to miss out on good audience such as yourself and if you came to this page and did not hit the home button, you wouldn’t see the other entries.
    Thanks for googling me though. I like the thought. On the other hand it concerns me that my web address isn’t short enough? I mean, its just my name, you know? http://www.anup.org. Just trying to simplify things here.
    And the book, yeah… I’m trying to tell a story that won’t be passe and boring. Lets see where that goes.

  • March 13, 2009 at 11:17 am

    πŸ™‚ Yeah… Guess thats a better option… typing your web address than go about this way ! U see am such a google freak that I even google my address out πŸ˜‰ !! Am an addict !
    As far as reading your posts are concerned… hey… I am a regular !! No doubts on that..
    Goodluck on the book again !

  • March 13, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    *sigh* I worship the google god too, but relying fiercely on anyone or anything isn’t good for you! Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

  • April 23, 2009 at 5:25 am

    on the outset, how do u use so many good, big, big words to express your self!!! i always want to do it but fail miserably ^_^

  • April 23, 2009 at 5:26 am

    oh!!! and btw, HIIIII, am in here too… πŸ˜€


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