Sunday, July 31, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I can wash clothes
I can forget to eat food
I say fuck more than a million times in a day
I love and I don’t give up when I love
There is something known as the "hostel" language
I miss travelling in the local trains of Bombay the most among all the numerous things I miss.
I can flirt
I love singing
I have a good enough aesthetic sense
History is still my favorite subject
My body clock does work and I can get up without anyone waking me on time (only I don’t get up -get up really)
I officially prefer guys to girls when it comes to hanging out
I can control myself from biting my nails.
I love painting my nails
I am the jealous types
I think guys look ultra cute in pink
I love bike rides
Hostel life is a bitch only when it comes to the in timings. Other than that life’s a real experience here
I don’t miss home so much (guilty)
Everyone is having Sex!
p.s i love living alone and i hate being answerable more than ever now. i miss so many things about Bombay but life's so much more awesome when you're all by yourself. you learn to be honest to yourself.
p.p.s: there is a minor initiative i have taken of wearing a fight against women abuse badge for the next one year at all time. i hope to make as many people ashamed of what they are doing as possible. it really feels so good even at such a small level.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
I was not tensed, angry or even worried after I heard the news on 13th. I just felt tired, helpless, cheated and hopeless. I knew I should to get up, call my parents and find out if they are okay, find out if everyone was safe. But the helpless soul within me didn’t want to get up. I just wanted to sit there and pretend like it’s not happening.
After all the “reshuffling” , the “promises” and “political drama” thrown at us, I did not expect BLASTS!
How many of us felt helpless that night? How many of us thought that after 26/11 Mumbai is not going to face this again? How many of us walked around without being scared about any more terrorist attacks around the city after those promises? Well, I for sure did!
So when I decided to come to Bombay for the weekend and asked others if they wanted to join me everyone said that their parents are too scared and don’t want them to come back! I have been feeling sort of sad these days for obvious reasons but the feeling I got when I heard this was the saddest I have felt in a while.
I however did land here for the weekend and it smells still as awesome as it did two weeks back. Only that there is a huge amount of despair. Like the city is exhausted and extremely vulnerable. A city like Mumbai that has been fighting for years deserves a well deserved break. But is anyone listening to this cry of the city. Till when is this city going to suffer under political rigmarole and poor bureaucracy.
Also is it right to blame only the politicians for all this? Its so much more huge! Who can be possibly be blamed? In a country of millions , who is to be blamed?
There are questions, lots of them, but is there anyone to give an honest reply? Sensible solutions rather. I have no answers like millions of others who are merely faces. Its frustrating when i realize a powerful and important city like Mumbai is such a soft target for anyone who wishes to make a meaningless point!
But all I can do now is pray for those who have lost their family and friends. And pray again and hope again that this does not happen again.
P.s : MUMBAI you’re awesome!
Sunday, July 10, 2011
“One week and not so bad”
My status update on facebook is not really all I feel about Being here. There is so much more. I am satisfied and extremely proud of myself about making it till here. I am relaxed in my present environment(apart from the irregularities in the water and the occassionally inedible food) as well as stressed out about the next 3 years.
But yeah I am here now and its been suprisingly welcoming! And for a change I am following a timetable(atleast for now)
p.s: I am laptopless and my room mate is ultra sweet to lend me and let me use her laptop even more than she does.