Dec 18, 2009

9. My Inbox . . . .

These are the msges in my inbox since along time . . . I thought I'll put them up on the blog so that I can clean up my Inbox. most of these msges are stored from the time I had my first phone, which means they are important for some reason or the other. . . I may not be posting the date on which I received these mails . . . . some of them are forwards which I like n some were part of some conversations n some were just msges . . .
Starting from the oldest to the most recent of the msges that find a place in my Inbox. . . .
  • Dharmali said cool to Safron. Gangarelations - CnT Kavya
  • My CoA reg no. Is CA/2007/40698 – Akbar
  • Yatish, where is the detailed furniture and fixtures list, floor wise for Hi-style? Why are you taking so long – Shyam Sir
  • Yatish, every thing is getting delayed in spite of three people working on this. Why are u not taking things seriously? – Shyam Sir
  • Floors@vsnl.net , floors@airtelmail.in – Client Sajeev
  • Wall paper catalogue names – Eco Respekt, Borastapeter Passion n palin stripes, Eco Artist, Eco nina Jobs – Four D Ashritha
  • TIN 29230789126 – client GA Pravin
  • Hi there, For any medical emergencies like hospitals, Blood banks, Ambulance Services Call 69999999, Repeat 69999999. They instantly connect you to the right providers. This 24 hrs, free of cost emergency service is brought to you by JUSTDIAL.COM. Save this No. Now & forward this to people u care. I just DID – Just Dial
  • Good news – our National anthem has been selected as world’s best National Anthem by UNESCO. . . Pass this to all Indians. Proud to be an Indian – CnT Kiran.
  • College days have gone and work will always go on . . . its time to breathe life, talk abt d happiest days of all our lives and live back . . . fwd, remind, drag but make sure all our friends make it to college to make past a part of the present and celebrate our reunion tmrw – col Mueen
  • Clark Kent is who I am, Superman is wat I DO – Akbar
  • Dear Friends/Sir, Please note these are my new numbers. 9480094741, 9916095275, Landline – 080-26753754, please update your contact, Thanks – Dr. Mahesh
  • Sardar – All over my body, Where ever I press with my finger I have Pain. Doctor – Suggested sardar 2 take whole body Scan. . . . Result of Scan found – Finger Fractured, GN – 9342194399
  • It would make more sense if the life cycle was all backwards... lets assume...! die 1st n get death out of d way.. den live in an old age home with pension... u get your PF n start workin... u work for 4oyrs until u’r young enf 2 enjoy retirement. . . U party, n get ready 4 highschool, Den U bcum a kid, play, hav. . . . Incomplete Msg – Col Navya
  • Beautiful Quote – Its always in the end of something that You realise how beautiful was the beginning . . . . – Col Navya
  • Your bill dated 12th mar of Rs. 5791 has been generated and is due on 1 april. The bill will be despatched shortly and you receive it by 23rd march – Airtel
  • Good Evening. We have launched a new offr, Happy Hours between 10 am to 3 pm from Monday to frida. Whoever walks in these hours would get flat 20% off on all our Services. This is for limited period only. CUTTING EDGE Salon N Spa – JAY
  • Hey Thanks Macha. My move now is quite clear. M gonna apply to all good architects and kick start my Career. Now, in three days I'm a portfolio and giving it a shot! Will meet you in college if you're gonna be down. . . - Akbar
  • Thank You, Much obliged by. we r graced by your absence. :)
  • Every Peter says he's not peter. I'm sorry for not participating in this healthy conversation. Got work to do - Akbar
  • May be the one who's bundled out his beliefs, only to realise that the opportunity is the most important thing to put things in the right perspective. . . . The one who believes his best is yet to come and believes his next my be his best . . . Could he just be the good architect we are looking at . . . Yatisa
  • I've mailed you the details of M.S. to your mail ID . . . please check it up when u have time - Putti
  • Please Call Immediately - 9902735555
  • Hello friend, this is very imp. U people must be aware of Chandamama magazine. Our very own childwood story books with lots of beautiful paintings n stories. Wat am tryin to say is if V need all the copies of this startin from 1947. V need to order for a print... N to do this Chandamama guys need min. of 100 ppl when I had contacted them. So pls if any one interested let me know so they can print copies for us since they don't have hard copy of this. . . . - Vinay
  • once upon a time, in nazi occupied france, activate, infiltrate, exterminate, you haven't seen war, until you've seen it through the eyes of Quentine Tarantino. there r no crimes behind enemy lines. a basterds work is never done. august 21 2009. the germans will be sickened by us, the german will talk about us, and the german will fear us. nazi ain't got no humanity, they need to be destroyed. - Akbar
  • Wish U - Happy Ugadi to u n ur family - Shimoga Subbana
  • Please save my second no. +91 (867466456q35). If my fone is not reachable. please don't forward this to others. - CnT kiran
  • Prithvi - 9844541536 - Col Navya
  • Hi Putta, Putti here, This is my new No. Please save this. - Putti
  • a word to say, a word to hear, even in your absence i feel u near, our relation is strong, hope it goes long, we remain good friends till life goes on.... - four D ashritha
  • Agar good morning ho saktha hai, good afternoon ho saktha hai, good evening aur good night bhi ho saktha hai tho good friday kyu nahi . . . CnT Mehul
  • Yathis, I have sent revised Quote which I added glass shelf bracket for the central Display, Please send PO as per that list . . . Thanks Kano. - Four D Murali
  • U owe me 450+ 500+ 50+ 60+ 10= 1070. Plus service charges extra. but Since U cannot afford the services of god. The god will decide what u have to do in return. forms given to your sister. - Akbar
  • Zumthor won his Pritzker this time. - Savan
  • I'm waiting to c which guy you'll get married to . . . mostly Akbar only Na, but poor thing akbar, there are so many girls fida on him but he's still loyal to you . Learn. - Col Navya
  • I'm waiting to c which guy you'll get married to . . . mostly Akbar only Na, but poor thing akbar, there are so many girls fida on him but he's still loyal to you . Learn, Call after reading this, I'm sure u know this . . . I'm not GAY. - Akbar
  • A fool becomes intelligent - when he understands he's a fool. A genius becomes a fool - when he believes that hes Genius . . . think twice - Col Navya
  • You disrespect me by not picking my call. U r fired as the director of the office of the metropolitan of the Naagarika Kitakigalu

I'll add more msges in some time - but for now this is it - Got to have lunch now, also work.


Dec 16, 2009

8. Wow ! ! ! ! this is happiness, atleast for now.

its afternoon now, just finished my brunch at a nearby restaurant close to my bank, Yeah thought I'll draw some money and have a good meal [the first one of the day] but the plan did not quite workout the way I had hoped for. Still had a pretty decent meal, as usual . . . .

The reason for me to be writing this, I don't know, the thought of writing about the day crossed my mind on my way back from the bank, well not the bank but the Restaurant, why I say not the bank is because the reason I was at the bank was not finished so I rather call it by the job that was done and done well, on the way back from the restaurant while riding my bike.

Its been an very interesting day till now, there are many reasons for why I'm calling the day interesting other than the reason why I am writing the blog now. For a change I got up early today, at 8:57 am to be precise, how can I be so precise because My landlady called me up to remind me that I had not paid the rent for this month as yet, It was a peacefully sleep until then but I would not go back to sleep unlike any other day as I had slept for a long time last night, in a long long time and also on time. . . . . . In fact I had given the house rent last night to the tenant in the lower floor, that was probably the reason why I could wake up in the morning when the landlady called on. . . . Now I don't want to embarrass myself by writing, where I got the money to pay the rent from . . . I leave it at that.

As usual had morning tea, read the newspaper, searched for the sports channel to catch a glimpse of Sehwag's heroics yesterday after seeing the main page news that read - 414-411 = threeler. In the mean time I overheard my sister was speaking to my mom about her exams and how she was busy studying and not being able to travel to my hometown. . . . I'm still lazing on my bed, yet to remove the blanket that's keeping me warm on an early mid December morning[early - is very much a personal expression]. I freshened up on time to be at the office and as I was above to leave the house, my sister said she'll be going home, well I don't exactly know what My Mom told her or what made her change her mind to go home after what I heard while she was speaking to my mom, I said OK. Money . . . . . I don't have money to go home - she said, I said I will give you the money later and told her I too don't have the money. . . .

I reached the office, definitely not thinking that I will be the first one, was in for a pleasant surprise, It was in fact me who was the first one at the office, some accomplishment for someone whose office timing starts well past 12. . . . I was not bothered why others were not at the office, I was happy that I was the first one today. . . .

Sent some mails that were to be sent last night itself, now you'll understand how I managed to sleep on time last night and why I be at the office on time today. well all that is fine, Money is still running on my mind, Money that I'm supposed to be giving my sister to go home, in the mean time Money is what me and akbar were talking about, money from the clients, money in the office, money for the office . . . . lots of money was in the talk, As I'm writing about the money so many times here, All I can think of is the scene from Quentine Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs - only difference is that There were lots of DICKS in that one and lots of MONEY in this one . . . . DICk = MONEY, Hehee...... Akbar came to office just ten minutes after I was there, still I was the first today. I am mixing things up big time, I sent those mails after akbar came to the office, which you would've understood as he came just ten minutes after me......but I did tell him i was there fifteen mins back . . . . trying to take some advantage of being the first at the office.

Akbar left for a meeting that was scheduled at 2 in the afternoon, so I also thought of going to the bank to draw some money and having my Brunch after the BANK JOB. I wrote my cheque and went to the bank only to find out that it was Lunch time. I went back to the Bank after the Lunch, once again to find that the Employees were on strike for the day. . . . There ends my Bank job. . . . . . Well what the strike of the bank employees did to my lunch was that - If my bankjob would've been over before lunch, then I would've been Sitting and having my food but then things do go awry and the bank job never was done for the day . . .

Now, had i known that the bank was not working today before the lunch, then maybe I would've gone home for lunch instead of standing and having a meal . . . . I did enjoy the whole experience though, But that wasn't to be. I remembered having some money in my pocket and had my my Brunch standing on the roadside on the same table as a father and his daughter -In my time Dosa was only 2 rupees per plate and by the time your kids will grow up it'll be 100 rupees, he said to his daughter. Now you know much my dosa cost me . . . . I had a glass of juice also and put the remaining change back my pocket and left for the office. . . . It was while I was riding back to the office that It Stuck to me about writing about the day till then on my blog. . . .

Money is still on my mind, the money that I'm supposed to be giving my sister to go home, which i don't have. . . . Yeah now the only option was to arrange the money the way I arranged the House Rent. I had reached the office gate and thought I'll go get the money, once and for all and go to the office, but I was reluctant to go, so I thought I'll go to the office and keep my helmet and then go. . . . Now i didn't want to go, I searched my pocket to see how much I had after the Standing Lunch, I found 50 bucks in my pocket with the cheque that I had taken to the bank.
I opened my wallet to put the cheque and found 200 bucks . . . . I did not have to GO . . . . isn't it supposed to be happiness . . . . isn't it worth writing the blog. . . . Now as I'm writing, My sister called up and asked me if would like to have some coffee, she brought two cups of tea, yep you read it rite, She asked for coffee and brought Tea, that's how it works at my home. . . . she came to the office for the first time, Wow thats a big office - she said. By then akbar was back from the meeting, shared the tea, played the game - yeah a game of TT[table tennis] We have a TT table in our office. . . . Won the game 4 games to 1 . . . . Well I am happy that I had the money to give my sister, what more could I ask for. . . . . at the end of the day I Am HAPPY, Happy because I could give the money to my sister to GO home without me having to GO to arrange the money. . . . This is what I call Happiness. . . .

If you don't find the ending of the blog quite interesting, It is because I was out of the office in the middle of blogging, Even I am missing the flow of the events, but it is time to end. . . . It is the END.

Dec 12, 2009

7. status . . . .

I am what I am today for what I am doing NOW, but NOW includes the yesterday, not just today but also tomorrow..... now if NOW includes yesterday that is the past, today that is the Present n tomorrow that is the future, then isn't it right to say that there's only NOW in time....... ACT NOW. . . . inspired interpretation of time from the movie - Ten Minutes Older: The Cello

Some of my fav . . . lines

I talk to myself because I like dealing with a better class of people . . . . don't know who said this.

A kannada phrase . . . . Anthe Kanthegala santhe - Chinthe - sometime at the end of nov 2009.

Gods did exist on Earth, but before the Climate change. . . . Thank god I'm born NOW - dec 2009

my wall portrays me as someone I want you to see me as......n the someone may not be ME - end of nov 2009

When I receive something from someone, I always think what is it that I'm supposed to be giving back. . . dec 2009

I thank whatever gods may be, For my unconquerable soul - Invictus.

Winning or losing makes no difference until the game is on . . . . . 16 Dec 2009.

Good things come to those who wait . . . better things to those who run - sometime while in CnT

Its always at the end of something that you realize how beautiful was the beginning. . . . season 2008

I decided to quit smoking and it worked . . . . . for a day - dec 2009

MONEY = DICK - refer my blog for details....

I try not to hurt people . . . . I speak only manipulated truth. . . . dec 2009

I am Good at Heart, its the mind that is bent . . . 21st dec 2009

IF Urinating in public is public nuisance, then curbing someone from doing it is HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION. . . . 21st dec 2009

Beauty of an argument is that - You don't have to be right, all you need to do is prove the other is Wrong. . . . from the Movie "Thank you for SMOKING"

I am God and GOD is great . . . upendra
I can find solitude in the middle of avenue road . . . . . Solitude is not about being alone

optimism of a Pessimist - Dreams are best cherished when Unfulfilled . . . Sri sri sri Yatisa - dec 2009

Pessimism is any day good, because when things do happen I'm in for a pleasant surprise . . Juhi said this while training in redshift.

When I feel optimistic of something - I only ask for a pritzker . . . . or a D-SLR - Dec 2009

When intellectually challenged - I talk philosophy - Oct 2009

Will add more as n when I come across them . . . .

Nov 23, 2009

6. remembering 26 november 2008......

Remember Remember the 26th of November......

I would like to trace back to The Day a year ago, to try and recollect what were the things that I was up to and what went through my mind on The Day when the whole of India watched helplessly, what a Group of Evil Men [Its the intentions of their Mind that were Evil which makes them the Evil Men] were doing.... when I look back today, its perhaps because of what those Men did, that I remember a lot more things about The Day and even the day before, than what I would otherwise have.....

Before I begin about the day in the picture, I would like to add a li'l preamble, with a small flashback of the day before the actual DAY..... I find it really important for me to talk about the day before, as That Day would have been the topic of today's discussion If what happened This day wouldn't have happened.....yep I'll now call the day's by the names we know rather than This Day and That Day as I'm pretty sure it would confuse the reader. What I meant by what I said was that, If it wasn't for what happened on 26th of november, I would have been talking about the 25th of november, today instead of the 26th of November. I'll still talk about the 25th of November but will restrict myself only to the most important things of the day....

It was only later in the night of the Day before 25th of november, that it was decided that i travel to Chennai for a regular site visit.... well, not a regular time to decide the time of travel, but we still call It the Regular Site Meeting. Yes, once again I jumped back in time, Now I'm talking about the night of 24th of November. When the decision comes so late, that you travel the following day, its hard to even imagine that you wake up on time the following morning to catch the train scheduled to depart before the sunrise....

On the morning of 25th of nov, as expected the train departed as per schedule before the sunrise and I woke up to seen the sun.... Since i was to be at the site on that day for the site meeting, I did make an effort to go to the train station and took the next train out of the town.... You know it was inevitable for me to not take the next train out of the town, as I couldn't have gone back to the office and told them I missed the train because I was fast asleep.... It wasn't untill I was aboard the train and travelled some distance that I figured out that It was a passenger train scheduled to reach Chennai well past Sunset....

Wow, believe it or not, this journey, of the many that I've made to Chennai was the most memorable one, for more reasons than one..... First of all it was an unreserved general ticket that I was travelling with, that brings me in contact with people from all possible diversities that our country boasts off.... As usual I had my newspaper with me for company for sometime, for I fall asleep everytime I read.... I wouldn't be elaborating much about the journey or the Train or the Junctions the train stopped by or the things that I noticed at all the stations or the unseasonal rains that poured down from the dark clouds - hoping for a better place to fall or the people I spoke to or the two kids at one of the junctions playing with each other like there's no tomorrow or the rain drops through the window grills waking me up everytime I fall asleep or the cigarettes I smoked at all the stations, The movies that I watched on the way - I was carrying my office laptop, I mean these are the things that make the journey that much more special and memorable....
Finally I reached Chennai late in the night, now you must be thinking what happened to the site meeting that was scheduled for the afternoon, well It didnot happen.... I was informed that my boss would be travelling the following morning i.e. 26th of November, for the client meeting, so I was asked to prepare some details for the meeting.... I went to hotel, booked my room, only to spend a night in the darkness. As the whole City of Chennai was submerged in the rains. In the dim light of the candle that burnt itself to keep me in light for the best part of the night, I did manage to pull off some of the important details for the meeting the following morning....

As I told you earlier had it not been for what happened in Mumbai on 26th of november, I would only be talking about 25th of november than 26th of november, It was just one of those regular days for all the indians until late in the evening, I must say it was not a usual day in Chennai for sure. After the adventures of travelling in the rain drenched Chennai roads for the meeting that went off pretty well, I was informed by my boss That MUMBAI was under attack..... we were glued to the TV at the client's house for the rest of the night only to find that It wasn't going to be a single day affair. The saga continued for three days....


India witnessed one of its worst terror strikes and many parts of Mumbai were held hostage, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the Oberoi Trident, the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital, the Nariman House, the Metro Cinema, and a lane behind the Times of India building and St. Xavier’s College were attacked by the men who entered Mumbai near the Gateway Of India.... It was a moment when the whole nation came to realise, that India was our home, all Indians were part of a large Family with larger internal differences but today we had Intruders.... Intruders with intensions of raising havoc at our Home.... Hundreds of people were Killed and many were injured, Death came calling not just the helpless people at the CST but the rich and the powerful at the Taj too. [anyone interested for more - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Mumbai_attacks#Entry_into_India ]

We lost people, people who were strangers, who will remain strangers but now we know them and remember them as Strangers who died on that fateful day. Some of the officers died for the cause of saving the helpless people in the mindless shooting spree of the terrorists.... It was heartening to see that people from all over the country coming out in large numbers to light up a candle in memory of the dead strangers, But how long can we go on lighting candles, holding rallys, signing up electronic memorandums to the authorities to take action against the offenders.....

Today after a Year, we have a captured terrorist being interrogated for where he came from, who sent him here, what, how, when ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? are we still searching for the answers or is it time for us to find our own solutions, rather than requesting Uncle Sam to interfer and solve our problems.....We claim to have enough witness to nail the offenders but end up submitting a dosier to the offenders who claim that the witness is insufficient..... At times it makes me wonder if at all our Judicial system is capable of delivering Justice at all, earlier this week we had the report tabled for the demolition of The Babri Masjid - which does not name a single individual as offender..... and the irony is that it took 17 long years to submit a report to the center. There have been many instances when there have been offences within the country, for which we have not been able to stand up and say, this is wrong and you are culpable for your acts......

Today We know Ajmal Kasav better than the officer who captured him, the officer who captured him was given a reward, but not given the necessary equipments to fight the offenders if confronted once again....are We prepared just yet to prevent something similar from happening once again..... its quiet natural for us who never faced the terrorist face on to speak our hearts out against the Man and condemn him for his acts and seek death penalty for the offender, but wasn't he always prepared to die when he decided to be part of the sinful mission.....

If a nation of more than a billion people can only stand together when a group of Evil Men set out to create Havoc and mass destruction, I feel its time for us to come together to stand for what is RIGHT rather than coming together against what is WRONG.... thats exactly what we did long ago to gain our Independence.....

Remember Remember the 26th of November, it was a Wednesday............. I Personally enjoyed tuesday......
I would like to end this here as I'm feeling sleepy, with something that a girl who confronted a terrorist at the TAJ said, "there's no point in killing the terrorist, the problem is terrorism".....

Sep 23, 2009

5. one of my videos.....

I had taken this video at akbar's terrace, for no reason, maybe i just liked the whole setting so much that i could not resist but shoot it........


video


your comments are valuable

4. KID on the Beach

It wasn't long ago that I came across this kid on the Beach, but before that there are quiet a few things that need to be cleared before I get to the kid himself. First of all the Beach, definitely I'll have to tell where is the beach as its definitely not in Bangalore, why did I go to there.........And all the other things surrounding the kid which i believe are equally important if not more......

One of the best things you get to do while working an outstation project, is that you get to travel, one such place I got to visit was Chennai, where I spent a good six to eight months, all alone for most part of the stay. When you stay alone in an unfamiliar place for that long, one would try and find ways to kill time.... Being alone was never a problem for me, like this statement that I read [though i don't read much] somewhere- "I talk to myself because I like dealing with a better class of people". And in my own company I would often venture out into this unfamiliar city at the end of my days' work, obviously to familiarize myself to the city, one such place was THE MARINA BEACH, the same beach which I had visited as a KID myself in my school days, the same beach where I started smokin' for the first time and like all the Smokers after the first cigarette, I too think that every other cigarette that I light is my last one.... even to this day.

On one of those lonely evenings in the good company of MYSELF at the beach, was this SELF EMPLOYED kid selling baked beans, with a pinch of salt and pepper, flavoured with not so ripe mango pieces. The Kid marketed himself pretty well in front of his prospective customers and I for one was impressed with his marketing,[I leave the marketing by the kid to the imagination of the reader] and I bought a plate of baked beans at a cost of Rs.5/plate and paid him ten bucks....He innocently took the money searched all his pockets for the change and said he's not got the change, but being the smart ass that I am, I told him I can hear the sound of five rupee coins in his pocket. For that, what he said was so impressive that I took a picture of the Kid and asked for his name. I told him to keep the change for himself in exchange for the pic, as he had told me that he was collecting the five rupee coins......

About a week later when i visited the beach again, sitting in the same place where I was the last time, I saw the kid again doing what he does best, selling baked beans...... this time the kid recognised me and reminded me that I had taken his pic, sometime back. This time again I bought a plate of baked beans and gave him ten bucks, guess what, he returned me a five rupee note and left in search of new customers [at that moment, I wished the kid did not have the change, so that I could ask him to keep the money and take another pic]. After some time he brought his friends around [self employed kids] and was telling them the story of our earlier meeting. I could see the blush on the other kids faces, as if they expected me to click another picture of them....

May be I could have named this part as "Prem", that was the name of the kid but in spite of knowing his name, the kid remains a stranger.....and HE was special. Special because at some point in time in my life, even I had tried to save coins as a kid, Now I just hope He's saved enough COINS to buy something more important than what I had tried to save THE COINS for......

Sep 22, 2009

3. The GIRL at the BUS STOP........

Going by the curiosity of the readers of the blog and the considering Mr. Nippo's request as a priority , i would like elaborate upon each of the above STRANGERS n the situations.

  • The GIRL at the BUS STOP........
GIRLS ..... always draw attention and beautiful girls, they don't have to even try....here the definition of beautiful is very personal, one such girl happened to be standing at the silk-board bus stop. It was a time when I was just out of school n the whole world seemed to be a much larger place than I had ever thought it was. I was in my first year of my pre-university and I generally used to travel by bus and on this particular day I was lucky enough to find a seat and that seat was a "window seat"..... Back then Bangalore was not so crowded as it is today and may be that was the reason why THE BUS DRIVER stopped the bus at the bus stop itself. As we know today that there are as many as 75000 auto rickshaws plying for a place on Bangalore roads but back then not many were there.... But why am i talking about an auto in the middle of a description about a girl I saw that day, well, maybe just because I want you to see the complete picture or add a bit more drama to the narration. Finally coming to the point of description, the girl had just got out of one those few thousand autos that were on bangalore roads back then.
As I could see, She was the eldest in the family of four, unless the whole family wasn't travelling, she was with her mom, who was busy unloading the luggage from the auto, dad was may be paying the driver or arguing with him about the auto fare..... But who is really interested about what the family was doing.... my eyes were glued to the girl n the rest of the things around her was blurred [DRAMA], ahaa, she was this really beautiful young girl, very sure that she was younger than me - must be about 13 to 15 years, thats because I was all of 16 then.... I guess you guys must be having a pretty picture of what was in front of my eyes, NOW close one of your eyes, maybe the left eye n see the expression on her face through your right eye, yeah your guess is right I just WINKED at her.....

That expression on her face was worth all the time that i'm spending here today, but I guess you'll have to just imagine that for yourself..... AND the best part was the EYE contact that we had at that moment that makes me remember that GIRL even to this day.....

Oh, I almost forgot, did I say they were a family of four and told what they were doing, by the way, I forgot to mention the fourth member of her family, her kid brother, he was unaware what was happening around him or may be I should just say HE was too young to be BOTHERED....

As for me, that drive to college in the BTS [BMTC was then called as Bangalore Transport System] bus was worth the two bucks, oh yes that was bus fare then, with the memories of that GIRL, that lingers on my mind even to this day and a long long time to come.......Even today, I still have that habit of turning my head when I cross a girl and try to make an eye contact, but nothing till date, comes close to that MOMENT with the GIRL at the BUS STOP...

Sep 19, 2009

2. Rendezvous with strangers........

Not everyone or everything that we come across in our lives, last etched in our memory forever, but we do come across some people, somethings, some instances, that happen to remain in our mind for some time before they fade out with time....

I would like to try n remember as many people, instances, things that I've come across till date and will try to reason out WHY I happen to remember these characters, not exactly by their names. I do not exactly know how to relate to them but in the course of this narrative, will try n find a way to describe them....

  • The Tribal Visitor with his SEA SHELL...
  • The GIRL at the BUS STOP...
  • KID on the BEACH...
  • Li'l GIRL on the highway...
  • MGR - the auto driver at PONDICHERRY...
  • suspected thieves at MARINA BEACH, Chennai...
  • The Cyclist on the outer ring road.....
  • THREE MEN in the middle of the night and their CAB...
  • A foreigner at BELLUR....
  • Babe in BLACK...
  • OFFICER on patrol at 2 in the night...
  • An UNKNOWN place where I've been...
  • A project manager at PVR cinemas....
  • An anonymous chat on a college table....
each of these characters have an interesting situations or a certain quality that makes me remember them...... there have been lot more instances n lot more strangers that I've come across but these are the ones that i can remember at this point in time....

Sep 12, 2009

1. this one's totally personal....................

All the views expressed in the blog are purely personal n almost true, to the best of my knowledge.

I would like to share my views on certain things that influence my life directly or indirectly. Certain experiences that I think are worth, of being written here....Few people might just be named here n there but NO offense intended to stir their emotions.....