Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Life in Apr 1 - May 20, 2014

To everything, turn, turn, turn
There is a season turn, turn, turn
And a time for every purpose under heaven.
A time to plant, A time to reap….

And the song goes on. Last 50 days, has been a lot of turns for me. There were times of joy, work, sorrow and many other emotions.  Here is what i recall -

~ Aarti's wedding ceremony: What an awesome time it was. Got to spend so much time with family, relatives, good conversations, good food, dance, drama, functions and everything. Loved every moment of it. Glad that all functions went well. My favorite function was the wedding ceremony itself. Simple, almost on time and it was heartening to see so many people who stayed till the end - a rarity in Indian weddings. Also, very happy that people came from all over, Kolkata, US, southern India, Indore.   Lot of work, lot of driving, shopping and random stuff in between.  Got stuck in lift for the first time in life :)   One regret that i have, which actually came later, was to not have played Queen songs in the background. I had not seen Queen by then, but Queen songs in the background would have been awesome.

~ Parul's wedding Jaipur. Got the opportunity to visit Jaipur one more time and did shopping (yeah, i bought Jaipuri table cloths). Very well organized and my fav part was meeting Shampa mam after such a long time. It was a great feeling. The Tara Nivas acco is very good, elegance in simplicity.

~Movies -
Queen (4/5) Review here
Dallas Buyers club (4/5). Loved the acting and  the script. Very highly recommended.

~Books -
When A Tree shook Delhi by Manoj Mitta . Review to be written
The fiction of fact finding : Modi and Godhra. Review to be written.

~ In between the two weddings, i was polling booth agent for AAP South Blr candidate - Nina Nayak. My experience is documented here

~ Took the day off to watch election results on 16th May. Got disappointed by 11 am and have not dived in since. There are many thoughts on election but i guess there will be another time to vent them out. But overall, I will be toning down my political intake. Time to take a backseat.

~ Time to move on from labs. Papers submitted. Time to brace for the next journey. There is no why behind this. Feeling happy, little sad and little scared. But excited nonetheless.

~ Big effort to get Khata transfer and Bescom meter name transfer in my name. Again, i am not paying bribe here and it is quite time consuming to get all details and work with govt office.  But persist we shall. It is an eye opening experience. Understanding for the first time - dar dar bhatakna.

~Ghar setting. Bought 2 ACs, 1 washing machine, 1 3-seater sofa. Got them installed. Fixed inverter and other numerous small small tasks that need to be done for one to live peacefully. I am tired of it now.

~The weekend morning brunch at Maduvaram, HSR is quite good.

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