Weekend with the King

9 05 2006

Had an amazing last weekend. I went to work on Saturday morning, trying to knot up loose ends of my “first” project. Was a few hours into it when Shatty called me up for the trip to Mysore. The decision was quite easy to make. Quite an “amazing” experience…7 of us …in a Qualis..Shatty, Ravi, Divya, Joyda, Manku, Misra and myself.

The Bangalore-Mysore highway was brilliant…… pride of the Roads Ministry, four-laned all the way, and quite scenic. To top it all, the highway also had a Coffee Day …from out of nowhere…where we stopped both ways.

The first stop that evening was Colonel Baileys Fort where Tipu Sultan used to torture enemy spies and soldiers….atleast that was what we liked to imagine…there was a cannon lying in the middle out of nowhere.. talk about running out of ammunition. We then headed for the Brindavan Gardens….a brilliant show of Fountains. will always remember the night. went on to get dinner in a Hotel with a “slightly” overpriced menu.

Then began the interesting part….went hunting for acco at around 12 after a grand dinner. Ravi remembered it having the suffix “International”….;-))…Mr International, we couldnt find. There were hardly any rooms in any of the other hotels….considering there was some festival happening. Finally we did manage to find a place that “fit” the international look…….;-))…… the door of the bathroom creaked and was delicately hanging on to its hinges….. There was a huge piece of rock in it..too…….Joyda held the contention that it was the physical fitness equipment….a Bench Press or something…….and finally the shower did not have the shower-head. so a fine trickle….. ….eh….. happened…..Everyone was wary about using the commode……Mysore was always a city of wars and battles…..and the commode confirmed it. There was sufficient proof of long battles there and the remains of war were for all to see…

Anyways..next day we visited the Mysore Maharajah’s palace.. Grandeur at its most elaborate….”Phew” a nightmare for the palace maid……daily exercise for people living in it…….Guess the King needed his exercise…

Anyways, soon after we left for somnathpur ….to check the brilliant architectural marvel of the 12th century…. the Narasimhan temple…..was simply brilliant…..and had a wonderful time ..with joyda and Divya explaining wonderful stories from Hindu mythology…..

Vijayshankar had called us in Mysore on Saturday inviting us for his birthday party on sunday….so we had to get back by 8 PM. We went home ( where I stay) planing to clean ourselves up but came to a hard realisation….with 7 others in the PG where I stay…..water wasn’t necessarily a luxury. Took our dirty selves to “Mainland China”… it was quite a huge gathering of around 20 xlers….of three batches ’05 ’06 and ’07……Ended it with brilliant dessert…….

“Bangalore…………….. is happening Dude….”

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The Bachelor Life !

23 04 2006

Summer of 2006 is teaching me a lot.

I m a paying guest. Bangiyappa gardens to be my residence for close to 10 weeks. No sight of a flower around let alone a garden. or was it that tuft of grass growing in the corner? Anyway a garden its called.

but for the lack of a garden, the lack of water, crowded rooms, the dog that prefers to “mark” (quite a pungent mark at that) the entrance as its territory, the place is damn neat.
The place is a quarter kilometre from where i work now. for company, I have in order of meeting Shifin, Aditya, Koushik, Anshul and Jinson. Aditya and Anshul, summer trainees themselves.

Anshuls trying his hand at cooking today. Must say hes quite the cook. Hes cooked a pasty Poha today. I used to despise this “thing” up there in Jamshedpur. But now, it tastes simply delicious. Guess I have higher priorities in my life now.

Only when you are away do u realise how close u were, how much u miss them. You now realise that u have one more chance, one more year to make it up, to be part of those moments, to carry with u those memories, to pick those bits and pieces….

Will be back.





Summer of 2006…..GET MOVING !!

18 04 2006

…”Summer of 2006″ …. I have it scribbled across the first page of my Summer Internship notebook. Started expecting the flow to be real smooth….right now bottlenecks all around. I guess its upto me to get around them…
An amazing project …lot to look forward to …a clear deliverable…..Everythings perfect….xcept
(Very Confidential !!! sorry…..)
Having to deal with the first Job. had a lot of expectations …….still do……but several closely held beliefs came crashing down.

“One cant be that Jobless !!”
Look at me Now………guess blogging will become more regular now

They definitely can’t leave me on my own !!”
(Coughing) If its about company, you have the desktop cat….. its upto to you to make your mark. Start with cutting wood for the pencil.

Quality work will be recognised ..”
not disproved yet………will see to it that it is not…..for now it still ain’t a myth….

Its not that I have nothing to do….I have lots to do in the Future ……theres this bottle neck in the fray. For all the “Operations” I learnt….this one seems to be THE ONE. Only time will tell…..

I ll fight …..will squeeze out of..it…………. especially..when I have no other option.

Right now there’s blogger and stumble upon toolbar

….He He……..Thank God for small mercies.