Tuesday, October 12, 2004


My friend said I'd kill for the view he has. Of the bejeweled Sanfrancisco bay opening into the ocean, flanked by the two bridges and the other high raise buildings. I was thinking about that today, while driving back from lunch. How beautiful it must be. Then I noticed that it was raining. One of those afternoons when the sun is still shining and sparkling raindrops suddenly appear. I smiled to myself about how we miss whats right next in pursuit of something exotic. I agree sounds awfully corny, but is also true.

Friday, October 08, 2004


Mobile phones rule. I used to listen to the traffic reports on the FM stations in the Bay Area - we'll typically go over to Dan or Sal or someone on a chopper surveying all the freeways and announcing the status of various accidents, where, when it will get cleared up etc. Flash forward to 2004 Bangalore. Morning FM. Commuters with mobile phones waiting for the traffic to clear up - christened jambusters - call up the FM station and give an update. Various parts of the city - how long they have been waiting, whats going on, which roads to avoid, all the details. If needed, the anchor person calls the police department and gives an update. Net result - same. Like I said mobile phones rule.