Friday, January 26, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
I was going home from my workplace quite late at night and stopped at the JM Road traffic signal. No, there was no one with a placard this time.. actually there was hardly any traffic around. As I was waiting for the light to turn green some 2-wheeler came by and halted a few steps behind me (later came to know that a girl was riding it). A few seconds later I heard a bike coming from behind at a very fast speed and then there was a THUD! sound and the bike, which had 2 guys on it skid a bit and roared away on the road to the left. Assuming that they had hit the roadside pavement and regained their balance I didn’t think much on it. While the guys were vrooming away the girl started mouthing expletives towards them. I was surprised in the beginning but then I thought it must be something personal so didn’t pay much attention. When I turned back again I saw her in tears (only her eyes were visible coz of the headscarf) and she was clutching the backside of her head and it dawned upon me that the sound was not of the pavement but those guys had actually hit the girl on her head. Though it seemed certain that she had been hit I still asked her whether those guys had hit her and she nodded while weeping inconsolably. A few swear words escaped from my mouth and I asked if she was alright and wanted any help. It might be quite tough to seek help from a stranger after suffering from (probably) strangers. She somehow gathered herself and realizing that I could not be of any more help to her I left and headed back home.
Yashita had posted a while back about the wanking rickshaw driver incident her friends had faced and now this.. I really doubt now that the recent articles in a newspaper that Pune is a safe city for females holds true. The article said Pune is much better as compared to other cities like Mumbai and Delhi. Now I wonder what must be the plight of eves in those cities. Such incidents do make me think whether being a man in the next birth is worth it. Men and courage/strength are most of the times co-related but I don’t think I could have done something to those guys if they had not driven away. I had never felt so fucking useless before that incident.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
When the clock struck 12 at midnight this 16th (or 15th??) some of my college group guys dropped in and the power went off for almost one hour (so no pics of midnight). In 1982 Port Blair (where dad was posted then) had witnessed an earthquake.. now this earthquake and power failure have no relation with me or my birthday so stop thinking and read further.
In the company somehow I managed to save myself from the bumps in the morning (though couldn’t avoid them later :(). My team made me God (or is he God’s messenger?) with this cake :P.
A few days later the older group (associated with the company for more than 6 months coz all we see now are new faces all the time thnx to attrition) brought in 2 cakes for Gaurav and myself (Yashita, I wont complain of cake next time :)). I really don’t mind anyone wasting Black Forest but I hate when someone wastes the precious chocolate cake just for smearing it on the face. Damn those heartless souls.. hope they will never get to eat a chocolate cake again :D
The katta-gang of the company made merry at Shangrila and the meaning of ‘made merry’ is they got the license to kick the ass of the person they wanted to since a year.. he he.. but luckily I reminded people that some were having their birthdays in near future. Actually I didn’t know whose birthdays would be next but the fake warning served the purpose as many withdrew in fear.. probably the reason why I was still smiling ;)
The icing were the 2 Calvin & Hobbes books I got (yes Navdy you read it right :P). The katta-group gave the ‘The Days Are Packed’ edition (what a strange coincidence with the days now I am having) and the other one ‘Tenth Anniversary book’ was sent by Kalpana from Mumbai along with home-made chocolates which were devoured by all before I could even think of taking a picture.
Thus ended the day and week of celebration of successfully living on this planet for 24 years. Thanks to all who wished me personally or in their minds.. good wishes is all we need in this world. For the whole week I was thinking whether I deserved all this love and affection from the people I love and trouble (more :D) the rest of the year. But, hey that’s what we call as life :P. I will keep the thinking part to me while you take a look at the other pictures uploaded.
So, V bole toh ekdum Vasool time with near and dear ones :)
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Walking on the shore
I try to concentrate
My mind wants to explore
The tropical scent of you
Takes me up above
And girl when i look at you
Oh i fall in love
No doubt you look so fine
Girl i wanna make you mine
I want to be with a woman just like you
No doubt i'm the only man
Who can love you like i can
So just let me be with the woman that i love
Baby girl... Shine like a looking glass
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Mysterious girl, I wanna get close to you