Saturday, December 4, 2010

50 Days of Being Away

Travels of 2010

This year has been eventful in terms of leaving home. I’ve packed my bags and headed to the airport, packed it and headed to the railway station, packed my bags once again and headed to the bus station, packed it and even gotten into a car. A lot of packing of the same things, a lot of moving around and a lot of good memories stored in pictures and my mind.

So it went like this.

1. February – Shimla-Chandigarh (1 week)

2. April – Goa (1 week)

3. May – Kerala (2 weeks)

4. June – Pune (2 weeks)

5. September – Pune (again) (4 days)

6. September – Goa (again) (4 days)

7. December – Pune (and again) (expected 4 days)

And that brings me to a total of 50 days away from this city and away from my own bed.

Let’s see how 2011 goes.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

To Crow

What is it about mankind that makes it irresistible to him or her to brag? Mind you that 90% of the bragging that one does, is about oneself. To think that one would be delicate in promoting him or herself is to think that it snows in the city of Mumbai, yes, by that it would mean that it would be a dim thought.

If someone were to make public something that they themselves have shaped that would be a fine expression of freedom on the part that person, but when the same person is repeatedly dallying around a room for days and weeks over the same expression, it begins to take the form of something far from an agreeable expression of freedom and undergoes a metamorphosis for the bad.

It’s kind of sad to see that happen, isn’t it? Well, to each, his own.

Moral: Do not crow of your own cock.