October 25th, 2004

Ages...but why

Yes, its been AGES since i last blogged. Dunno what came over me, but it happens. i would start on something and just wont feel like it.
Well now lots has happened and im too tired to work. Tired on a Monday you say (well maybe you dont say that coz mondays are the worst acc to many - me included. at the cost of a digression, i would like to mention this lucky frnd of mine who never goes to office on monday. takes leave that day. it is an understanding with his boss. !!) well where was I? ya...am tired today..not really tired, but in a different mood. post party mood. and why not! why not? let me explain.
Well, there was my life, going on, boring..coming to office, going home bitching about bosses and work...thats what ive been doing in the past few blogs right? then came lethargy and an unwillingnes to do things, managed work, but found it easier to speak than to write.
Digression: i think i wont make it too long a blog. i find long blogs difficult to read, and so i thin ould others.
Yeah...where was i? ...and writing about my laziness, well how many people are there who will listen to you ramble, like when you write, you get an uninterrupting nice audience who knows exactly what you feel and does not stop, or ask silly questions or you get the picture!
so there i was, this irritated ball of a person, not writing, uinable to vent out by speaking...when at last the day approached...the day i am sposed to go to delhi. thats y the post party mood. more about that in the next blogs.

water that passed under the bridge

So what did actually happen in those few days? feel sorry about the few ideas that i did have, and in fact started writing on ( maybe il post something on it - how i filed my tax. remind me.)but then forgot in the course of time, and days...and naturally once you leave something, its very rarely that u'l pick it up.
so it was. then suddenly one day Richard (Errol Jude) Anderson calls up and confirms "Dips u coming to my wedding right?" now here i was and in no mood to venture out of ahmedabad. did i write about my Jaipur visit? lotsa backlog! and about the week after that? whoa! backlogs!!! So there i was in n mood to venture out of ahmedabad, but since tickets were already taken, i though what the hell! the guy called and asked me to attend the wedding, and it wont be too bad. when he asks...how is sash coming? and i said hes not. well end of matter i think. nxt day get a sos call from sash (sashdude) where he has been browbeaten to attend the wedding and was short of tickets. well here i was sitting in front of a comp and a travel agent on the other side of the phone. so, i did the good deed of the year, and booked him tickets! i must have seen more reservation charts that day than ever before!
so u know that i was then slated to go for this wedding in delhi, to be more precise, noida, whhile sash would arrive there from hyderabad. and why did it suit us? well, becos it so happened that friday was dussera and this saturday was the 4th one. for once a 3-day weekend.
that also brings me to the point that it was navratri and i did go to garbas, but dint dance on 2 occassions becos dint like the crowd and on the third one was not allowed since id not made an effort to wear "ethnic clothes" read ghagra (oops!) chaniya choli. on the 4th day went to Durga puja pandals and even tried my had at garba, where passes were too expensive to bother to buy...and Too Too crowded!
had bought a new dress for pujas, but it was a size large, so went to exchange and could not like anything, so got a party wear which i could wear for a morning wedding of richard.
then it was thursday. D-Day

Delhi

One would think that to be such an elaborate topic, but i guess the length of this blog would take care of that! Sad how if many things happen to you, its difficult to write about all of them in as much details that you would want to. a small thing hapens, and you relish every bit of it, break it down to little peices and enjoy every bit. but when you have too much of a good thing, well you dont have that luxury!
so then i left office. rather i thought of leaving office. train leaves the station at 1745, and it takes around 30 mins to reach stn from office. so i left my desk at 1715, but went to someone to get a book. and eventually left the building at 1730! I actually asked the auto wallah "aapka auto theek chalta hai na?" to which he was like...are you in a hurry? i said YES! im missing a train! and off we went....bang into every possible red light!
so I reach the station only to remember all i have in my whole huge contraption called purse is loose change and a 500 note! as i jump out of auto telling driver to arrange change somehow, the train whistles! i rush to this man getting down another auto and say 'please! do you have change?' the nice guy that he was (Goodness bless him) gave me change! so i paid the auto and RAN.to cut the runing story short, i got up on a moving train. the rest of the journey was uneventful.
in delhi, Vinky picked me up from the station (using the phrase in its innocent old world reference).and so my adventures in Delhi began. Was it good to be back in the bustle of a metro! its so different and organised compared to a small city bustle.
well, went shopping for a gift for the wedding and had a nice time...no shoppiong was not nice as such, but overall the day was nice.being with vinks and all. it was a continuous party. every afternoon and night. this particular night post partying with spikey was spent talking with vinky. next day sash arrived and it was good to be with him after 1.5 yrs. then we went to richards wedding, and were late. but no harm done, it was just a blessing ceremony since his wife is a sikh (the religion - punjabi). so it was fine. then we roamed around, and came back for reception and repented not bringing the frmal wear we had thought of getting in the first place for the reception.
well what after that? spent the whole night chatting to sash. next day i posed to leave town, but vinky and now enter Prayag - convince me to stay. not even cancel my train tickets, i have to come by flight and the idea gets me bugged. but never mind, i thoroughly enjoyed myself last evening, and its my nature i suppose to crib about things when they cant go my way. in this case me taking the train. plus ive got a miserly streak in me. so there. but its over, and well, im happy i was there. went to TCs and danced like crazy! went to sleep at 2 am or so in Apu's apartment with all the rest, and left his place for the airport at 4am! reached ahmedabad drowsy and sleeping at every given opportunity. slept at home till 9, rushed and got ready to reach office on time...only to realise how bad im feeling. so barely working, taking it easy. and blogging after ages.
Lovely evening it was yesterday, it was good to have everyone i know and like around me at once, and happy after so long - Vinky, Sash, Apu, Prayag. Rahul (Saddy) was also good to have there. become close to him in his distinct detached way sice i moved here. only person not there in the picture was richard, and shobhu eitherway enjoys himself in a very different way.
had to write about it, but when u actually come down to it, you cant write emotions in details :)
PS - got mehendi done, and its turned out pretty dark even though i dint keep it on for more than 20 mins or so.very dark in fact. a nice reddish dark.