Thursday, May 18, 2006

Driver's wedding

Attended my driver's wedding. Thoroughly embarrassing. I was sort of the chief guest. He made sure I blessed the mangal sutra first and his mom held my hand to her eyes. I realized how some thing that wasnt a big deal for me might be one for someone else.

Breaking a streak a man today told me he was jealous of me.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Auto II

This time the auto driver wasnt maniacal. He was downright suicidal. When I finally arrived at my destination I heaved a sigh of relief. My life would have been utterly unfulfilled if I had died without knowing the results of the assembly elections. Was the exit polls intriguing or what. I have to know if Karthik managed to split the caste vote, if indeed Vijaykanth managed to garner so much support, if poor Vaiko didnt do well. Its a nail biting finish, no doubt.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


I got into an auto driven by a maniac. Ofcourse this maniac was the only one who would give me a ride. He zipped and zoomed past blurry objects without a care in the world, refusing to allow me to meditate on the plagiarism scandal. Now I dont have anything intelligent to say about the role of the packaging company or genre literature.

Monday, May 01, 2006


Saw this man sauntering in the mall. An open shirt over a tee, baggy shorts, shades, good shoes - the works. And prominent across his throat, the thread of twice born.

Have been wanting to blog. But my time is spent on watching TV and reading tamil magazines. Election is so entertaining. The tamil voter is being wooed with a remarkable intensity. The campaign is so colorful.

Finished Guns, Germs and Steel. Remarkable, sort of an 'Aha' book. I could almost see the bulb turning on in my brain when I read some passages.

Also discovered some unfinished pieces that I had written long long ago. My writing has deteriorated considerably. It is official. I am getting older, not better. What a depressing thought.