Day: October 10, 2003

Flash ending

I was reading Bijoy’s personal account of the first ever flash mob in Mumbai: “Flash mobs, a social phenomenon first reported from New York in May, are sweeping the world through email and the Internet, especially via blogs. Flash mobs are sudden and seemingly unplanned gatherings of large groups of people that converge in public places at a predetermined time. Members simultaneously converge to form the mob, perform a predetermined, usually bizarre task and disperse quickly, leaving onlookers bewildered. It’s all good fun and nobody gets hurt.” The police didn’t think so. On October 8th, the guy who had organised the event, Rohit Tikmany got a call from the police informing him that prohibitionary orders were still in place in the city. The site he had set up ( was taken down subsequently. That was a quick end to the first and probably the last (at least for a while) flash mob in Mumbai. But what about other cities? Does the same apply to Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore etc?

State of chaos

While I am quite open to change (in fact, I welcome it), I am quite averse to the ‘waiting’ period. The phase where the changeover is taking place and you simply have to ‘wait’ for things to happen. And you want things to move faster. But they just don’t. And you want to scream out. Move, move! Alas. Everything takes its own sweet time. And there is no option, but to wait 🙂 The house hunting is still on in full force. Along with loads of other things. So the blog is on the side-burner for a while. I’m hoping to get myself a new machine in the next few days. I’ve got lots of suggestions to go for a machine with the AMD Athlon processor instead of the Pentium 4 (which was my original plan). Am still weighing my options. Hopefully, once I’m set up in my new place with my brand new machine, I get back to some more blogging. And not to forget, an activity that pays a little more – like …