Thursday, April 28, 2005

First Cut

What's the scariest event that can happen to you at work? Getting fired? Falling down the office steps? Getting stuck in a lift?

Or getting a call from the creche where you left your two year old, a stranger's call, a call informing you that your daughter fell down and cut her chin and the bleeding stopped but she is sleeping now and they don't know what to do and can you come as soon as possible and you don't even know who the fuck is calling and all you want to do is to slam the phone down and run like a hare, run to her, run and be by her side?


Nothing major, thankfully. She was pushed by some snot-nosed kid onto the steps where she fell and cut her chin. Sindha and I took her to Manipal Hospital, where they put in four stitches and covered her chin in gauze bandages.

The kid is taking it pretty well, everything considered. She even thanked the doctor on the way out. Tomorrow might be hell though, I suspect. I'm taking the day off anyway.

And the lady who called? I still don't clearly know who she was. She told me "my sister is alone at the creche". I said,"so who am I talking to?". She kept quiet for a few seconds and said "I am her sister's sister". Ah, of course.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Meme, for <lj user="mrsgollum">

1. Total amount of music files on my computer(s)

268 files, about 1.17GB.

2. The last CD I bought was

Bose: The Forgotten Hero

3. What is the song you last listened to before reading this message?

Some dhinchak-dhinchak song on Radio City, on the way to work.

4. Write down 5 songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you. (Of Late)

Of late, it's been:

1. Azadi from Bose
2. Yeh Jo Des Hai from Swades
3. Agar Main Kahoon from Lakshya
4. Chingamasam from Meesha Madhavan
5. Johnny Johnny Yes Papa from Nursery Rhymes

5. Who are you going to pass this stick to? (3 persons) and why?

I think I'll spare 3 persons the agony.

Wednesday, April 6, 2005

Life of Pi

So I start reading this book: Booker prize winner, impressive reviews, Indian setting. I'm a hundred pages into it and all he talks about is religion and how this guy Pi loves God in many forms and how he gets a prayer rug and gets baptized and is chased away by Brahmin priests, etc. Where is the tiger that I heard so much about? Where is this boat that goes all the way to Canada?

There are inconsistencies galore. He talks about Kapil Dev and the story is set in 1975 or thereabouts. Kapil didn't make his debut till '78, if I'm not mistaken. He introduces a pious muslim character, one who prays five times a day and reads the Quran regularly. The guy's name? Satish Kumar!

I'll continue reading for a while more, but I'm not impressed. Pshaw!

Tuesday, April 5, 2005

What I've learnt over the past few weekends - Chapter One

All characters in new Chinese movies fight by flying around. They sometimes stare at each other and pass profound statements like "Broken Tailbone is sharp like a leaf", "It is the way of the pigeon" and "Pass the Tomyum soup". Sometimes they close their eyes and stand still. This is a highly advanced form of fighting, not to be tried at home.

Characters in old Chinese movies fight by yelling at the top of their lungs and lunging at anything that moves. They do not fly over treetops to trade blows. Sometimes they bring in American experts like ex-basketball players or B-movie stars. The thinnest person usually wins in the end.

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