Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Travel Therapy

The time has come to be gone, as Led Zep said. It's time to ramble on, and I can't wait. East India, unknown to me, beckons, and my feelings can be summed up in three small words: I can't wait! Maybe that's four words there but anyway.

While there is the inherent excitement of getting to see a new place, it is accentuated by the fact that I have tons of bong (read: Bengali) friends, and Cal has been totally hyped by them. Now it better live up to its reputation!

In any case, there promises to be revelry (a friend getting married), adventure (Sundarbans and tigers) and culture (Shantiniketan, Rabindra Sangeet and what not) in the trip. What more could one ask for?

More on Cal when I return.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The best day ever?

So I randomly landed at Emma's blog, and found out that my birthday is the official American Ice Cream Soda Day. Neat huh?

Just imagine, 2 days later and I'd be sailing in
National Chocolate Eclair Day land. Boo hoo.

For more details go to Emma's post

Monday, November 13, 2006

Medical Matters

She lay in the hollow white tube, just her head jutting out like an unwanted protuberance. Above her the smooth, white GE machine glowed eerily, emitting staccato sounds like masala being ground. Thud-thud thud-thud... She glared at the machine, which suddenly, as if in a response, shuddered and started emitting wierder sounds, as if there was a rock musician in the huge apparatus. Or a demon, bent on driving sense out of one's mind as he clanged inside, laughing as he looked at the helpless patient, arms clutched tightly around herself, willing herself to quell the rising panic inside.