Monday, March 31, 2008

Trip to Ranchi and Back....

I don’t believe I am back from Ranchi already. I mean just the other day I was frantically packing for this break. And it was like only yesterday that I took that flight to Calcutta and it was like just a moment ago that Aman and I sat at Flury’s for an elaborate breakfast to fill time before the connecting train.

Home was such a delight. Mom has kept my room just the same as I had left it years ago, 5 years to be precise. All my soft toys and dolls still sit pretty on the shelves. She has even preserved all those little trinkets and accessories Neha and I picked up every now and then.

It was such a pleasure to be woken up by the familiar noises and the aromas that I have grown up with. Home is just the same.

But Ranchi looks like a whole new world. It is much more crowded than I can remember. Ranchi is loosing on the small town charm that we so proudly boasted about. There are more vehicles, more shopping complexes, more theaters, more restaurants and more of everything than ever before. So much so that even Big Bazaar hasn’t missed the opportunity.

But in-spite of all these “on your face” kinda changes I still feel the same about my home town. And taking Aman around was a joy of a different dimension. I get such a thrill in showing him places I frequented from my college to school to the ground I played in to the market I went to and the places I ate at.
Another highlight of the trip was the ever delectable delicacies my mom prepared. From breakfast to lunch to dinner each meal was better that the previous one. It was amazingly cute to watch her fuss over Aman.

This break has done wonders to our systems. Both of us are geared for some more grueling months ahead. Bring it on till we collapse once again to embark on another journey....

Thursday, March 27, 2008


Roshni – for introducing me to Harry Potter books. The first one I read was on your insistence and ever since I have cherished each one, so much so that I have read and reread all.
And Aman, thanks for ensuring that I was among the first ones to get my hand on the 7th Book.
(Now why I wrote this today – generally)

Friday, March 14, 2008


With all the things that I missed while working like a maniac, I also missed my blogs birthday!!! sob sob...
My blog turned 1 in Feb... Muuaahhhhaaaaa.....
Belated wishes and gifts are most welcome :)

Missed it

I have missed this place immensely in the last couple of weeks. The thought of coming here and writing had struck me not less than a hundred times but work was like crazy. So much so that I didn’t see Aman for weeks and this is when we stay in the same home.
Last 4-5 weeks have been one of the most hectic, drilling and high energy weeks of my professional life. But it was fun.

Finally today I stole some minutes for myself. And here I am. But all those things that I wanted to write seem redundant. That’s the trick time plays. Things that seem the most significant today become really miniscule tomorrow.

Other than work a lot happened over the last month. I goofed up on our travel plans, almost broke my ankle, Aman managed to hurt himself, I fought with Boss, got appreciation from seniors and yes indulged in some heavy duty shopping.

I am off to Ranchi tomorrow for a week. 1 week a year. Yes that’s the amount of time I have been spending at my home since I started working. Sucks..

But the good part is that I will be home for Holi. This will also be the first time Aman will be in Ranchi for a festival. Now that surely brings a smile on my face.
I really want to leave my laptop behind and switch off the phone. But that will be asking a lot.

Wishing everyone a very colorful Holi !!