Tuesday, March 27, 2007


About a month ago, I was away on a brief holiday to Mumbai and Aurangabad to see Ajanta and Ellora caves. Took off from work for a week. The most amazing thing when I was away was how much I was actually missing work and office and the city. Work, I can understand, I have always been a workaholic. But missing Bangalore? Never thought I would miss the city. But I did, desperately and was so happy when the plane touched the runway at the Bangalore airport. For the first six months that I was here, I had terrible health problems because of the pollution. I hated the lace and was seriously considering moving out. But, like they say, very fortunately, I did not move out.

I guess the city has just grown on me. I am a small town girl, never too comfortable in a big place. But Bangalore, my little home, work, office, this little universe that I have created around myself, this is good.

I suppose I have been Bangalored!

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

It has been so long since I last wrote.... I so miss blogging these days, but then, life seems to have taken over so much that I just can't seem to be able to get down to sitting before a computer and writing.

Another reason could be the times I am going through. Like Dickens said, it is the best of times and the worst of times.

Best because I am having a great time work-wise. I love my new job profile. I have been writing a lot of things I have always wanted to write about, meeting some amazing people and doing great. Music has again found a place in my life. I have started making use of my phone to capacity. Bought a 1GB memory card and loaded a lot of songs. Have been greatly enjoying music lately.
As for food...yum! I have been eating so much variety that it is almost sinful! Had some amazing chaats, gulkhand with butter and ice cream, holige with bananas and what not! Loving food right now. Last Sunday, on my day off work, I even make mint juice and dum aloo, an elaborate dish with potatoes. I mean, when have I otherwise known myself to actually look forward to cooking!!! This change is good I agree, but a little scary too.

So professionally, it has been going great. I went on a holiday to Mumbai and Aurangabad (pics up soon), was good to travel again. Been socialising a bit with some amazing people, health is good, got a hike in salary, friends are fine, writing is good.... It is really the best of times.

And no, I am not going to write about why these are also the worst of times. It just is, for several reasons...... Let me leave it at that.

As for now, I am still standing.....