Its been a while since I wrote here...not as much because i didnt have the time to (that is always a convenient excuse you can give to anyone at any time!). The last week was an emotionally draining one...i wasnt too happy going through the week...i personally abhor politicking...and thinking about it in something as pristine as art--blasphemous! But nonetheless, went through all the machinizations and manipulations; tried my bit towards trying to make people see some sense but to no avail..they would rather slug it out in the corridors of India's legal system--so be it and damn the bloody movement for producing such listless, worthless, uninspiring followers and patrons---all driven by sheer personal agendas and motives ! Dont even want to lower the dignity of my blogspot by talking about a movement as cheap as this!
I was pleasantly amused to find so many people asking me why i hadnt updated here:-) Im sure i 'll be disappointing them by writing such trash about nothing in particular...for once, i just dont know what to write about...just letting the keyboard have the better of me!! Its like the encounters Ive had with so many people--with absolutely no intentions, no pre-planning...and then it turns out to be a relationship of a lifetime; (while those that i planned for failed in the worst possible way with deep emotional repurcussions!)...it happened before with SN, with AR, with KT...with a host of people...was happy to find, in the last few days, a person with some appreciable sincerity and sensitivity..someone i'd always known existed (n same vice versa)..but dont know why, never felt the need to interact in 'flesh-n-blood'. It always happens with me (as i figured out with this gentleman too!)...being laconic and reticent, many a time we lose out on many people who could have otherwise turned out be good companions--atleast great to talk to...with the proverbial and hackneyed cliched 'we share sooooooo many things in common' :-)...at some later point of time, one meets the same stranger in an impersonal manner as an e-chat or a tele-con and then you regret the lost times! Well, Shaggy is just the latest of the long lists of regrets ive had in life!!
The last few days were also very hectic in terms of coming to terms with the new lifestyle and environment at GE...have always been apprehensive of working in all these companies ...somehow the dog collar they make employees wear seems too too ominous and suggestive to me :-)) they end up domesticating and emasculating you for life!! But then, touchwood (and for ma's good luck!), ive not cribbed about the place (as i did almost on a diurnal basis in TI..much to her discomfiture!!)..
Ranji sprang a surprise on us all by calling us one lazy, wet Sunday noon and informing us she was getting engaged that evening :-)) The "prince charming" had come for bride-shopping from the US and everything happened so fast that it left our poor, dear Ranji gasping for breath--as much as each one of us were shocked enough to fall off our chairs..! For a moment i thought she was playing her characteristic pranks on me...after all she is a specialist in that since childhood! But it was true! Vinayak and me made it to the function that evening...reminiscing about school times and the "good old days" (gosh! we already sound like old men sitting by the beachside at their dusks of their lives and commenting about how milk and honey flew in days of yore!!)...feels odd, nah..may be a bit strange, to see people whom youve grown up with
getting married ! Vinayak asked me--WHY? I seriously didnt know why, but what the hell,...i just felt that way..Thats all !:-) Its tough to imagine people i've grown up with through the rough and tumble of childhood and adolescence, with out innumerable and countless pranks at school--- stand and pose for serious snaps as mature, responisble individuals with a partner the've chosen for life!
Very very strange indeed..! I wouldnt want to fall into the temptation that this is leading me to...to comment on my pet topic of how little i thought about the institution of marriage...about how i touched everyonez raw nerve(especially those in love) by stating rather dispassioantely about how they would manage to overcome the fatigue of the other person, of how love is an exponentially decaying curve and marriage finally ends up as a socio-economic compromise :-)) Duhhhhh..imagine waking up to the SAME person in bed every morning--i told this to Vandy and she was prepared to dissect me with whatever she could lay her hands on !!
Anyways...God bless all newly married and to-be-married couple(t)s; like all our childhood fables and fairy tales always loved to end ' and the prince married the princess and lived happily ever afterrrrrrrrrrr'..... !