November 02, 2006

Pack Maadi

Ok. Almost time to go back home to Dilli. About a month in Bengaluru draws to a close. A month of steaming idlis and piping hot sambhar eaten in various “sagars” and “gardens” in a rush to get to office in more than eager autorickshaws on less than meager roads. A month of office lunches and the too-cold office with the too-hot language flying about…. A month of “Aishwariya ka naya version de na!” and “Sachin ki diary kahan hai?”

A month of long walks to dinner places which more than make up for the calories consumed over the meal….A month of strange languages and familiar smells, a lot of laundry, a lot of fun, and, for some reason, a lot of Bryan Adams’ “Please Forgive Me” (Bengaluru is a uniquely apologetic city: this song plays EVERYWHERE)…. A month of quick and smart wedding shopping (mangalsutra: 30 minutes. Wedding sari: fifteen minutes. Groom’s monkey suit: 15 minutes) and slow and lazy coffee and book browsing sessions…

Delhi has family. And roads. And right now, some good weather and fun melas. Reasons enough to go back: but not for long, eh?

Arrey! London is also ex-home: and to the girlie walking in Mayfair with that angry and dejected face... “aa jao ya bulaa lo”…

Highly recommended read of the day

4 comments:

neha vish said...

I see the lady has been keeping herself busy. :) Though that keep of yours here has been moaning and whimpering given the slightest chance. London winters here again and I am forced to think of how many layers you wore when I met you by the river. :))

PS - Thanks for the plug inkyji. Muchly appreciated.

Intern said...

very interesting read ... your writing is so easy flowing and so full of witting punches inbetween ... I just love reading it.Mostly I like the way your waords flow ...

Are you a columnist? if not... please do that!!!
Write about everyday city-life ...
You are excellent!

Ink Spill said...

Hey Intern,

Thanks for the compliment! I leave column writinng to my betters. And I guarantee that you curse me each time you encounter what I write for you outside of this blog :)

Intern said...

Now that has me in knots. ..

" what I write for you outside of this blog :) "...

Write "for" me..???
hmmmm ...