January 09, 2016


A friend speaking at my wedding reception in Vancouver:
When Arnab asked us to roast him at his reception, we thought it was a strange request. We asked him what we should speak about. He said to talk about his good qualities. Two things become abundantly clear. 
1. Arnab has no idea what a roast is. 
2. This was going to be a very short speech.

January 02, 2016

Arnab's Year in Cities - 2015

Although the ARNABlog took a well deserved back seat to the ARNABride in 2015, the world travels dipped only slightly from previous years. The final tally for the year stood at 21 cities across 7 countries after a whirlwind of weddings, receptions, and honeymoons. A series of road trips around California and its adjacent states was bookended by some wanderings in the Middle East at the beginning of the year and Central America at the tail end. Despite a horrific bout with chicken pox, I did not visit Seoul for reconstructive surgery.

The 2015 List
  • Bakersfield, USA
  • Cambria, USA
  • Doha, Qatar
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Fresno, USA
  • King City, USA
  • Kolkata, India
  • Las Vegas, USA
  • Los Angeles, USA
  • Modesto, USA
  • Monte Verde, Costa Rica
  • New York, USA
  • Oakhurst, USA
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Reno, USA
  • Sacramento, USA
  • San Diego, USA
  • San Francisco, USA
  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Vancouver, Canada

Years past
 The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands. 
– Richard Burton