Author Archives: Nikita

The cat and the little goldfish

There once was a cat who lived in a house in the centre of London. In fact, it was a very nice house. Cat’s owner was a girl named Tabitha, but she was away most of the time. Cat’s job … Continue reading

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The best friend you never had

– What’s your name? – Anna. – I’m desperate to get to know you. That’s not the kind of conversation you have with a stranger you just met. But it’s how Marnie decides to approach the subject and it works … Continue reading

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My Facebook friends

Reactivating a Facebook account after four years’ absence feels like attending a pre-school reunion at the age of 90. Who are all those people? Did I know them? Do they know me? What should I do with all this treasure? Disable the account and go back under … Continue reading

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20-something

She is 20-something, she says, and I start thinking. I am 20-something too. It’s good to be 20-something. You have the sense of youth and possibility with you, unlike those poor old 30-something suckers whose life is half-over. Plus, everyone … Continue reading

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Jeeves and Wooster

“When she spoke it was with the mildness of a cushat dove addressing another cushat dove from whom it was hoping to borrow money” How does Woodhouse do it? How does he make sentences so damn funny without even telling a joke? … Continue reading

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Memory rooms

La Maison en Petits Cubes is the sweetest, gentlest film I saw in a long long time. That it’s only 11 minutes long makes the feat all the more amazing. It understands how we all have rooms in our memory we … Continue reading

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Life Itself

I want to be Roger Ebert when I grow up. Not just because he was the world’s most respected, famous and influential movie critic, but because of who he was. It’s his qualities that make him admirable, not his achievements. … Continue reading

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Modern man’s search for meaning

“Have you ever woken up and realized that you didn’t want to go to work?” This is what Kasey Edwards calls “being over it” and “loosing your give-a-shit”. You were an enthusiastic career climber for a couple of years and … Continue reading

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How nerds pack

I was looking forward to writing here about my meeting with Spike Lee, a director famous for Malcolm X, 25th Hour and a whole lot of other fantastic films, but now that it happened there’s nothing to write about. Except … Continue reading

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Who wants to be called a ‘ninja’?

Here’s an ambitious piece in New York Times which took me over a week to read. Today people tend to get very opinionated about Silicon Valley and startup world and most of the articles on the subject are remarkably one-sided. … Continue reading

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