On my twentieth birthday, I remember sitting next to my mother in our dining and I told her how I felt that day. I had lived on the planet for 20 long years and I hadn’t done anything but the things I was supposed to do. I felt like I was not living my life the way I wanted and I knew something had to change.

When I turned 21 a year later I was feeling content with myself. I was proud of my achievements and I loved my life. Life has been legendary ever since.

A year is a pretty long journey. What did I do in that one year, you ask? I transformed my blog into a sought after one, got involved with quite a lot of events in and out of college, spoke at major tech events in the state and managed to earn an income to support all my activities. 21 year old me was happy!

It got better. By the time I finished college I was a successful freelancer and had bought my financial freedom. I decided to travel, which meant a 9-to-5 job was not for me. I didn’t need it anyway, at that time I was making more than what they would pay for any fresh graduate.

Then the sh*t got real. I moved to the city and found a place with some of my friends. Suddenly everything started to have a story associated with it. Like the time we escaped from the cops after they caught us for driving with no documents and almost crashed. And the time when I felt like a super-hero saving an entire apartment from a gas-leak in a city where I didn’t even speak their language. Good times, but we will get to that later.

Onto the more pertinent question as to who The Kuttappi is. <dramatic voice begin>Toddler of the 80′s, Kid of the 90′s, Teen of the 00′s and Youth of today</dramatic voice end>.

Kuttappi knows that it’s easier to be forgiven than given permission, so he seldom asks for it. He doesn’t apologize for the things he cannot control or for who he is. He loves the man he is, which is sometimes confused with his arrogance. At times when rape is inevitable, he enjoys it. You will love him, he is freaking adorable! *puppy dog face*

When I started this journal in 2009, I promised her that I will always be honest and I have always kept that word. I write about what happens around me and the stuff I get into. Yes, I brag about stuff every now and then and Yes, some of them are entirely personal opinions that pop into my head, but they are always the true story. Hey, no one asked you to read it, but if you do read it, I am sure you would enjoy it. Do let me know what you think and subscribe if you can handle a couple of updates a month.

If you do not care to read it all, I want you to take this with you: Never be sorry for the things you cannot control; Never apologize for who you are. This is at the core of my philosophy of life. Its only when one can embrace oneself that he can be an individual and contribute to the mankind. Otherwise, he is just a consumer of dogma.

Quoting Lucille Ball, “I’d rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not“.

Thanks for reading my stuff. I will be exalted if and when I inspire one fellow soul through my words.

Adios.

oh! btw, I am Arun Basil Lal.