Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Another Conversation

Tum kidhar se ho ma?

Jammu Kashmir.
Aur tum? Kerela se ho?

Nahin ma.. Tumkur tumhe pata hai?

Haan haan... Par tumhara husband Sabrimala gaya tha?

Haan, voh bhakt hai.
Oh accha.
Tumhara husband kya karta hai?

Auto chalata tha, bhade pe, ab nahin hai. Doosre ne le liya.

Tumhari shaadi kab ma?

(Mutters) Kabhi nahin.
(Laughs) Abhi nahin.
Abhi bhaiya ki hai.

Oh voh bhaiya hai?

Haan. (Chuckles)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Life in Monotone

"I'm bored man... of life in monotone."

RP asked to be credited for this, rightly. As for using her initials, she said:

"then u might as well say my name right?"

But when I told her I usually use people's pseudonyms or initials she deferred:

"it cud be rustom potliwala or something."

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Something Amusing

I am too busy to write, so I shall direct you to others who amuse me.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Everyone wants everything.

Friday, January 12, 2007

In Praise of Older Women

“The difference between being young and being older is that when you’re young you think it won’t happen to you; when you’re older you think that it might.”

Read the article, all you older women you. Others too.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

I am Temperance

I actually went to this website, and found out that I am temperance. It's funny, but that does not surprise me. Not to say that I believe in tarot (I currently consider myself agnostic), but in what the card said about me, the dichotomy I am supposed to embody.

I suppose it's easy for me to believe that I am extreme: I need to "temper" myself. But the tarot disclaimer also remarks that I CAN reconcile seemingly opposing views. Whatever!

You are Temperance

Time. Ages. Transformation. Involuntary change

Temperance is another card of aspiration, but also of much change. It often
represents complex situations. Positively, you can harmonize contrary

Temperance is, on a surface level, about "tempering." The original pouring from cup to cup might have been about cutting wine with water. So this is a card about moderation. There is, however, another angle to the card, that of merging seemingly impossible opposites. Sagittarius, the centaur, merges beast and man into a unique creature. And then there is the bow and arrow, one moving, one stationary, working together to point the way. Temperance may be, at first glance, a warning for you to "temper" your behavior, to cut your wine with water. But it may also be a reminder to that seemingly irreconcilable opposites may not be irreconcilable at all. Belief that fiery red and watery blue cannot be merged may be the only thing standing in the way of blending the two. Change the belief, measure out each with care, and you can create otherworldly violet.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The year that was

January -
- 2005 Goa New Year celebrations extended into this month
- 4 months old in my “new” job

February -
- Mom came over, took care of us!

March -
- Went to Sydney – a good trip

April -
- went to Pune for an engagement (that ended in disaster, but that’s a different story)
- went to Pondicherry and Coorg

May -
- Nothing significant

June -
- Birthday celebrations

July -
- Went home and to Amritsar – an amazing trip

August -
- C came over from Pune. Got drunk and had a generally good time with her

September -
- Bro’s engagement; went to Bombay, had a good time with friends
- Went to Pune for recruitment and whirlwind trip

October -
- Went to Delhi for some weddings

- Promotion to specialist at job!

November -
- NK, B came over from Pune, had a good time with them

December -
- Calcutta trip – which I have already documented as amazing
- Went to Pune for NK’s wedding
- Had a quiet new year’s celebration at a friend’s place where I met Tom Alter’s son!