Holiday Season

I know holiday season in US and UK are still few weeks away but here in India the leaves and holiday are in full swing.  Starting from ganesh chaturthi (the Indian festival for the god of all things good) till holi (the Indian festival of colors), we indians are found in festive mood. so to continuing with the tradition i am off to my parent land for Diwali (The Indian festival of light). See you guys at the other side of my vacation. Till than stay happy the way u are or keep on cribing on your crappy life.. BTW its a 2 week vacation for me.. 🙂

And the Old one is Back

Firstly of meaning of the title. It means that i am back. The old thoughtful me. :P. Its 5th of September (Teacher’s Day) so “Thanking all my teacher’s for making me what i am today.”

This post all those thing which has happened to me in the past. Sometime it was friend, friendships and Marriage. This post is on my thoughts on the same.

First lets start with friends and friendship..

This is about 2-3 “persons” who came, left and repeated the process some more time.

First is this person who know almost everything about me, is a one my best friends and is there whenever i need someone. (isn’t it cool to have a person like this as a your friend). Something more about this guy, some of our family knows about us. We have known each other from our college days and he is my Dear Friend Pawan. Yeah this guy is infectious. Its like having a friend who will be on your side good or bad, joke with you, make you a joke but when it comes to friendship he keeps everyone in the same boat. BTW he celebrates his B’day on 11th Sep (i know the twin tower date but for me its pawan’s day) so this post is for you.

The second person is someone who has played the game of cat and mouse with me and as far as i know it will keep on going. Sa… I am not complaining but just stating a fact.

There is another thing which has been going on for some time for me now. Its called marriage. As it happens in the last year and half there has been a plethora of marriages happening around me. The list

  • My college mates (including my roommate)
  • My school mate (including 2 of 3 best friend. The 3rd one is allergic to marriage)
  • Some All of my ex’s (as if i have tonnes of them :P)
  • and my relative

And poor me that i have to attend some of them. The marriage were fun and i wanted to get married. But there is a big BUTT. But the only person i want to get married is not getting married, Padam (My elder bro).

I am sure most of you must be having some thoughts regarding all the 3 things i talked bout. Do let me know bout them.

Tension

According to google dictionary one of the meanings of Tension is

Tension is a feeling of worry and anxiety which makes it difficult for you to relax. Noun (uncountable) also N in pl

I am also in the state of the same, though not always but at times.

Some of such moments are/were,

  1. It turns out that my killing rate has hit its all time low and I came to know of that while playing Max Payne and During office hours when I have to kill time
  2. I am sleeping for 30-45 minutes after lunch @ office where as in past it was between 1 – 1.5 hours.
  3. I own 3 mobiles and 5 mobile numbers out of which i am using just one of each.  (these don’t include the one i have lost.)
  4. My MBA plan is  down the drain. No B-School is ready to offer me a seat.
  5. I used to earn the max among my friends and suddenly i am the least earner among all of us.
  6. and another Birthday and the party sharks are already at the door.
  7. My drinking and smoking habits are a hard to quit.
  8. I am still in search for a GF.
  9. and those which i had think that i am good at flirting than actually falling in love.
  10. I am losing hairs faster than any bollywood movies are losing viewers.
  11. and gaining weight faster than the number of shopping mall opening in your locality.

Those who are thinking when was my birthday it was on 29th may.

PS-> the google talk gadget is now working.

Puzzle

What is short and long, has its own mood, is some time gloomy, bright, happy, comes in may colors including red, black and blue  and every one has got one. Tell me what it is? before you guys start having weird idea’s the answer is called “days”. Cherish these days. Happy new year to you all

Delhi

Statutory Warning: This post may turn out to be too long, So read on your on risk.

Note: This post is nothing to do with the book “Delhi” by the author Khuswant Singh  but may refer to both.

Just now I have reached home from a short trip to Delhi! By short it means that i was there for the weekend. Something in tune to a weekend getaway but the trip was more of “Getting In”

The start from Bangalore was both good and bad. Just for the record I left Bangalore on Friday, 20th Of November. Reasons the start was Good

The Goods:

  1. My manager was absent on the day. and i was able to leave early

  2. I got the airport shuttle minutes before it left.

  3. My flight was rescheduled to 7:10 pm (I had a 8:55pm flight)

The Bads:

  1. The flight took off half an hour late

  2. my friend who was supposed to pick me up at Delhi was also late by half an hour

The Ugly:

  1. The reading light was not working in the flight i was travelling

  2. The safety jacket for the seat in front of me was not attached to seat and was roaming all through the plane.

Now a quick rundown of my itinerary.

Day 1: Friday

  1. 7:10 Leave Bangalore

  2. 10:30 Reach Delhi

  3. 11:45 Reach my friends home @ gurgaon

  4. 11:47 Open a bottle of whiskey and start drinking

Day 2: Saturday

  1. Time Unknown: Go to bed after the bottle was empty, our belly full and mind screwed

  2. 10:00 am – wake up, get ready

  3. 01:00 pm – go and meet one of my online friends @ Gurgaon Central (Yeah i do meet my virtual friends. so next time you are Bangalore and need some one for drink you know who to call 😉 )

  4. 05:00 pm: Back at friend’s palace. Have couple of pegs and get ready to attend one of my school mates marriage (yeah this was the reason i was Delhi.

  5. 07:00 pm: Reach the venue for marriage just to find out the time on the invitation was written in IST. ( IST means that leave the house half an hour after the time mentioned on the invitation)

  6. 07:10 pm: Meet with some of my other school mate who were to attend the same wedding.

  7. 07:11 pm: Find a bar and order some beer

  8. 10:00 pm: has someone mentioned shaddi (marriage).

  9. 10:10 pm: order the last round and leave for the marriage venue

  10. 10:45 pm: reach the venue to find out the marriage is over. and reception is on

  11. 10:46 pm: lets have dinner than we will meet the groom.

  12. 11:00 pm: meet the groom. (it was a muslim wedding so we had to wait to meet our bhabhi. They have this tradition that the bride and groom cant see each other till the marriage ceremony is officially over)

Day 3: Sunday

  1. 12:15 am: After 3 rounds of deserts and half pack of cigarettes we (including the groom) finally get to meet the bride.

  2. 12:30 am: wish the friend and wife happy marriage life and leave for gurgaon

  3. 01:15 am: reach my friend’s place to find him with another bottle.

  4. 02:30 am: Sleep.

  5. 07:00 am: wake and get ready

  6. 08:30 am: Reach the venue for IIFT entrance test

  7. 12:00 pm: finish the exam and head back to friends palace @ gurgaon

  8. 01:00 pm: call up another school friend and decide to meet her at metropolitan mall @ gurgaon

  9. 02:00 pm: meet this friend over lunch.

  10. 05:00 pm: back to my friend’s place and pack to leave for Bangalore.

  11. 08:10 pm: board the flight for Bangalore

Those who have read the above itinerary. give your self a pat on the back (for achieving this milestone) and kick on the ass (for wasting your time). I am sure your jobless self will some questions coming up. So here is a quick faq

  • Why there are no names in the whole of the post?

  • Do you really wish to know names like tom (not the cat/dog), dick (not the body part) and hairy (nothing related hairs other than the ones on the head).

  • Why are the airlines name missing?

  • Here is the airline name. For onward it was a jetlite (formally Sahara) flight i was booked in. which was later changed to jet connect. for return it was Air-India (formally Indian Airlines)

  • What was the main reason for going to Delhi?

  • To drink what else? Rest were just lies created round this truth. I had changed my IIFT exam center from Bangalore to Delhi

  • How was the trip?

  • Pleasing and left me wanting for more.

Till next time. Where i compare Jet Connect with Air India and pitch BIA (Bangalore International Airport) VS  IGIA (Indira Gandhi International Airport) Terminal 1A.