August 25th, 2004


no inclination to work...have i written this line before? am sleepy after a dissatisfyning lunch...was BAD. weather outside is awesome. wish i could go out on a long long drive, else stay cooped up in loud music with book.
spent 45 mins trying to call up diff vain. either their phones are out of reach else they are busy. ended up calling dad. he was busy too. had spoken to mom yesterday...if i call her again shell think im unwell or something.
had 5 min conversations with a variety of ppl. and still dont feel like working. came back to table with cup of coffee. sick of this sweet vending machine stuff.
am excited about weekend. IMI frnd will be coming down for fri and sat. and am shifting houses on sat and sun. hopefully things will go without a hitch.
was surprised yesterday when an IMI frnd dropped in Abad without warning...was good meeting him. think ill always cherish those times in IMI...totally diffeerent experience from the rest of my life. guess all B-schools do that to u!
anyway think its high time i put on some music and returned to work. only is listened to by colleagues, and they listen to hindi only. Thank God though, 2 of them like a little 'modern' hindi music. the 3rd one gives sly comments sometimes and wants to listen to OLD (1940's) music, if not bhajans! no entertainment from me for u my frnd! so i play my own music, though restrained....God! everything in life has to be restrained! cant be myself! think thats y B-schools are good fun. better than college etc. no one there cares who u are, and yet everyone is somehow similar... not a great mood eh?

Let Me Entertain You!

Movies Galore! Tinsel Town Strikes Again! The world goes round, yet cinemas never do...or do they? am not a fan of the silver screen, watch things if theres nothing better to do, or got someone inviting me over...yet this is what happens to me. imagine the fate of a movie buff?
anyway. fact of matter. in the past 4 days ive seen 3 movies in theaters...and not that i wanted to  see any of them! started off on a bad foot - saw 'mujhse shaadi karogi' with roomie... for lack of anything else. saw it. that was friday. in dire circumstances u could call it funny. if ur life depended on it that is.
saturday passed without a movie, they were showing pulp fiction on TV, but had gone to a party and no one there was interested. u cant watch pulp fiction while in a party. Big Mis :(. well OK! party was fine!
Come sunday. roomie and I decide to go house hunting. broker is out of reach. Had got up early for him. dont have anything to do now. what better to do than remove the bad taste of a bad movie with Oh No!. roomie chooses another Hindi movie 'Fida'. am not to interested, but no english movie playing. nothing new that is. nothing that my roomie will agree to watch. go to movie. halfway thru colleagues call. are u free in the evening? yes. what about a movie with us? (yeah cant think of anything but movies) which one? Fida. (laugh) am in the thatre! uncle calls. mom calls. aunt calls. stall all calls.amazingly movie is decent. ending could have been a bit better, but if u remember, i had been expecting the worst. chalo, good time pass. better than MSK!
go shopping. good shopping. it was pending for around a month now. my bday gift. bought it at last. saw house. turned out good. will take it. while on this spree, frnd calls. how about movie tonight? which one? Fida. no. just saw it. lets see about tomorrow. OK. what about dinner tonight? no. am going out with someone else. OK. bye.
Monday. got a movie waiting for me at the end of the day. which one? forgot to cancel tiffin. never mind. meet frnd. go out. eat a frankie. dint know u got them in abad. perception of the place improves. go get tickets for Catwoman. the only new english movie in town. could have been better. come home. feel hungry. eat part of tiffin. thanks it was there!
so that makes it 3 movies in 4 days, with 3 invitation for the same movie, one accepted. What is it with films? is it that there is nothing better to do here or is it that it is the perfect entertainer? Will find out someday i guess...hopefully...