Monday, January 29, 2007

Sleepy gal.. slee... zzzz....

I am feeling sleepy!!!


Well, I am feeling sleepy on a Monday afternoon at work and I attribute it to the rather lousy long Republic day weekend! Three days of doing nothing. … Yawn!... With all the agony and frustration of the weekend that passed by I am in a mood for complaining. The three days that we had anticipated so much for such a long time, Sigh! We spent the first day trying to figure out what to do during the other two days. The second day we spent watching SRK’s Don, and sleeping… Yawn!.... When I had done away with all options for whiling away time, I read a book! A very romantic one along the lines of a
Mills & Boons (Zzzzz…) But of course there had to be some kind of way in which u can spend time. Engrossed in mush and romance of its pages I slept around 3AM (or was it four?) Sunday was the same again, only with the frustration and agony of house arrest being flared. (Adding to it, the depressing feeling that one has due to romance, or the lack of it.) To wash off that effect I started a book… Yawn!... , Inscrutable Americans, …some relief. But still the weekend had gone bad. 72 hours gone badly is a lot of time.

Now the actual cribbing starts. What is a republic? A state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them. Or so the online dictionary states. What a useless and rather meaningless description for the state of affairs that we are in! … Yawn!... Citizens have been stranded across the city for the past week, due to the autos and the Govt. being at loggerheads! No cabs are available and we can not go out paying exorbitant auto fares due to the fear of the unions. … Yawn!... And we have our public servants being chauffeured around on the streets with the unnecessary fleet of pilot vehicles and causing traffic jams everywhere on the already congested Indian roads. So why is that our representatives put us through this agony? Or looking at it the other way round, … Yawn!... why is it that the ones with the supreme power have to undergo this plight? May be, the pilot fleet is required after all, a prudent move before all citizens use their super powers to turn into wicked green monsters waiting to devour their own beloved representatives. … Yawn!... Damn it! I am ranting and rambling away in my sleep...Zzzzz…

4:45 PM


Finally woken up from deep sleep. Sweet dreams amidst all the cacophony that googley-ness causes. Well rested and calm now. Concentrating on work and blogging for leisure, interspersed with overindulgence by the form of excessive breaks. Well, wonder why at all was I in a mood for cribbing? ;-)

Ah… And now you have a found a reason to, perhaps (winks and ducks under the table).

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Anf for those of you who haven't heard/read Moonlight Drive, here it is

Let's swim to the moon,
Let's climb through the tide
Penetrate the evenin' that the
City sleeps to hide
Let's swim out tonight, love
It's our turn to try
Parked beside the ocean
On our moonlight drive

Let's swim to the moon
Let's climb through the tide
You reach your hand to hold me
But i can't be your guide

Easy, i to love you
As i watch you glide
Falling through wet forests
On our moonlight drive

Come on, baby, gonna take a little ride
Goin' down by the ocean side
Get real close
Get real tight
Baby gonna drown tonight
Goin' down, down, down, down
Goin' down
Goin' down, way down
Down, down, down, down, down


People actually read my Blog! So when there was no action for a long time, frequent and not so frequent visitors came across asking me enquiring about future posts or even thinking about posting. So here goes…

A change of location.

It has been a month since I shifted base to the Deccan plateau/plain [I never was interested in Geography]. A new job brought with it a new environment, new friends and new experiences. Some good some bad! Well, actually nothing that would be worth complaining about or even qualifies.

Since the last post, which by the way had a good number of responses, there has been a mild aversion to blogging. The reason being a short story. Something that came as a nightmare turned to be inspiration to write. The short story turned out to be not so short and is incomplete. With the file stuck some 700 Km south on my personal computer, which is not anymore personal, the only option to write is to Blog. So getting over the first hurdle… Phew!!!

Where were we? Hyderabad! My trip started in the midst of viral fever. I didn’t want to get out of bed and the last thing on my agenda was to board a flight. And all of a sudden, the morning of departure, fever subsides…and I end up at Hyderabad. A cab was already arranged to take me to company’s guest house, my temporary residence. A nice bungalow in what is considered a really posh area of Hyderabad. Posh, in my definition would be rich people with huge homes and a huge fleet of luxury cars, and all other luxuries really close to them. But then this place hardly had any amenities around in the locale. All buildings were at least three stories high and to get to the nearest store you would have to walk a good half hour! So finally when weekends came, and boredom struck, moving out of the guest house seemed to be very enticing.

A paying guest accommodation was what was in store. A reasonable place. Warm people, who took me into their family right away. Now that I am all settled in and having fun I thought I may as well start writing about it. [Special mention about the food I get here… Yummy!!!] [PS Mom, in case you are reading I do miss your cooking a lot too]

My first happy moment was when I saw the auto rickshaw meter working. For those of you who don’t what I am talking about, all three wheel public transport automobiles have a little box near the driver’s seat. These things are what determine the fare that u need to pay for your journey. And seeing, what I considered to be antique pieces that were mere objects of decoration, in working condition was a huge setback. Then, the traffic! The existence of traffic rules and the explicit lack of disciplined drivers are so evident on the roads of Hyderabad. In case there is a truck carrying your favourite soft drink or anything else that you would require, you can happily put out your hand and take it, unless the truck is parked inside your vehicle.

Having formed a good circle of friends, and hanging out around the normal places, the city is not too very different. It is congested, polluted, and dirty but it has its own advantages also. [I may have to do some more research on that part]. All weekends fly away just like that because of these guys. They have already taken me out to a whole lot of places, and they are so much fun to be with. Have not felt the home sickness syndrome as yet only because of them.

Work on the other hand is some thing that cannot be expressed in words. There are different kinds of people that I could not have imagined existed in this part of the world. I am not being racist, but when some one breaks the prototype Indian version; you are left at a loss of words. People from different backgrounds and different interests coming together at one place is quite an enriching experience. All things come with one or two minuses and so does this. However, it is not worth writing about.

Everyone at work is addicted to the internet. Blogs, websites, and all the rest in between, you name it they have it. I often have wondered if I am at the right place, but the enthusiasm with which they share knowledge and help others learn really makes one feel at home. Chance happening: I happened to show my colleague, also my buddy, my Blog; the reaction was astounding [obviously for the most spoken about post here]. It was further encouragement to write here. It is very co-incidental that I am feeling cupid’s strong influence, ever since I saw Moonlight Drive’s lyrics on Hjkl’s profile. It is high time I got over him. [Incase you are not on the right track, got out of this issue]. Not digressing from the topic. So my buddy. He has a Blog too [“Rahul Rishi” on Blog roll]. A rather simple guy, very kind and caring. I really do not know what would have happened if it were not for him helping me around in the so many issues that I have had. From finding a house to setting up my computer, he helped me out. The idea of having a buddy for a new hire is a good thing, but the kind of buddy I got is amazing. [This will go in his review, if I get to write one that is]

Another thing about this city is that pretty much everyone is committed or is in an open relationship or even worse, married. Very few singles. All the good-looking ones already taken. Sigh! But why bother, for now I am content with his Moonlight Drive!


Sunday, January 07, 2007

Work in Progress!!!

Thank you for your patience.

I just had to put this one up ;)
Guys Like That You're Fun
You're the type of girl guys brag about knowing
That's because you're cool, funny, and laid back
You're smart enough to know how to be one of the guys
But flirty enough to know how to make them all want you
What Do Guys Like About You?

Your Cell Phone Etiquette is 30% Bad, 70% Good
Your cell phone manners are quite good. Not perfect, but almost. Occasionally, you do annoy people with your cell. But when you realize it, you stop.
How's Your Cell Phone Etiquette?

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