London is one of the loneliest cities in the world


When you grow up, life tends to runaway with you. You move out, get a job, chase a career or do what I am doing, run a startup.

In a city of over 10 million people, London can feel lonely sometimes. Have you ever felt that too?

It’s not that I don’t have amazing friends around me, but it’s hard to keep up. To stay connected. Which is ironic because it’s not like there is a lack of social networking sites these days.

I feel guilty. There are a handful of friends that I have lost touch with. There are people I’ve had real connections with, but we’ve just lost touch. Not because we intended to. It’s just that life got in the way. My focus is elsewhere.

But I know, deep down, if I send them this post, just as a link in their Facebook inbox, they would know the reasons why and wouldn’t hold a grudge…and neither would I.

You see I have this theory:


And as the saying goes:

If you can count on one hand five true friends, then you are very lucky indeed.



  1. If you can count 6 friends on one hand then report to the Men in Black immediately?

    Jokes aside, you’re still young with many books yet to write. Who knows if a friend from chapters ago will resurface to cameo in it? As the saying goes, in the early part of our lives we’re always looking to the future of what will be. In. Our old years, we spend all our time looking back at what was. Right now you’re absolutely right to be doing nothing other than living it to the max in the here and now. Don’t worry about how the cards land. There will be plenty of time for sorting it out later on.

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