Month: January 2004

Who let the cat out? WHO? WHO?!

I thought it was high time that I intervene. I’ve been watching the woman the last few days. And I think I can safely say she’s gone slightly looney. I mean, of course, she always showed signs. But lately, it’s been more and more noticeable. For example: She often rushes around from one room to the other, apparently looking for something that she obviously hasn’t found yet. At times, she looks at me with exasperation saying: “Kit Kit, where the hell is it?” Well, it would be helpful to know what she’s looking for. Then she strums on her guitar, sings ‘Twinkle twinkle’, on a very off key note and then sighs (considering the long way she’s gotta go, it’s no wonder) Sometimes, she sits at the window and talks to the birds (I thought that was my job, but I told you she’s getting looney!) Some days, she leaves me alone at home for long stretches. She rushes in and out. Makes some pacifying noises to let me know she hasn’t forgotten me and …

More good times…

Met quite a few bloggers last year. Most recently, it was Lazy Lump who I had a nice chat with over coffee, when I was in Hyderabad (December, 2003). Here’s the picture I’ve been meaning to post for a while. More pictures of my Hyderabad and Bangalore trip are also here. On Saturday night, I met with Stephanie, a blogger from Switzerland. I’ve been in touch with her off and on. She was in Pune in 1999-2000. And came back for a visit in 2001. Besides her interest in the country, we also have something else in common – our cats! When she said she was making a trip to India, we made plans to meet. On her way to Pune she stayed a night in Mumbai. She arrived before time and waiting patiently when I reached the airport (there was actually heavy traffic in Andheri at 11.30 pm, God save this city!). Anyways, brought a visibly tired but really excited Steph home where she eagerly dug into her first meal here. We’re planning to …

Book reviews

Have you ready any good tech/IT/human resources or general management books lately? Anything worth sharing with others? I need a review of about 3-4 paras. Please get in touch me with me if you’d like to share a review. It’s for a IT recruitment site that I look after right now. It will be credited to you if published. I’d like to work out some sort of payment, possibly in the future 🙂 The book should be available in India. Watched ‘God Only Knows!’ last week for a review. It was strictly okay. The verdict: Forget Bharat Dabholkar, I doubt even God knows why this movie was made. The fat cat is coming to town this year. This is one movie that I am not going to miss. And regarding this, what can I say, but ‘about time, fellas’… Please follow and like us:

Progress at guitar class

Instructor: What are you playing? What are you playing?!! Me (Getting my fingers crossed again): Uh. I think it’s A? No nooo. C? Ah. Uh… Instructor (Most exasperated now as I don’t think he’s had such a dumb student in a while): You’re playing the wrong string, dear. Me (Wishing there weren’t so many b***** strings): But why is it so complicated? I’m trying to play B and I keep playing E, by mistake!! Instructor (eyes rolling heavenwards): Okay, let’s check the score on TV now. As you can imagine, I’m still stuck at the string (also the instructor’s favourite): namely G. Please follow and like us:

The meeting of masters

Let me bring you songs from the wood: to make you feel much better than you could know. Well, well. they’re finally coming to our neck of the woods. Two flautists, both with their inimitable styles – Ian Anderson and Hari Prasad Chaurasia, will be performing on 31st Jan and 1 Feb in Mumbai. I nearly jumped out of my skin in excitement when I saw the ad in Mid-Day day on Friday. Can’t afford to miss this one. While I totally freaked out on Tull music, especially during my college days, there is another reason why I love the man! The last time Jethro Tull toured the city, I was a student, broke and peniless. This time, I am equally broke, but the credit card saved me! I hope some of you will be going. The tickets are running out already. I’m so excited, that I might ditch my efforts to learn the guitar and take up the flute for a while. And I’ve decided to get into the mood by listening to one …

Let’s catch a plane… to Spain!

I was chatting with my sister, thousands of miles away, when she excitedly says to me: “Let’s go somewhere!” She’s quite a travel bug and I was pretty caught up with her enthusiasm. “You know these guys from work are going to Spain for 160 pounds only,” she continues. Sis has just been in the UK for about 3 months, and already she wants a holiday. Well, what can I say? I think the travel itch runs in the family! Now, I’m already dreaming of a vacation in Spain. “I’ll help you,” she adds slyly. Now that she earns in pounds. Meanwhile, I read about Journeywoman’s trip to the Great Barrier Reef (no permalink available) and can almost imagine myself there! I can’t believe now that I spent three years down under and didn’t make an effort to see the Reef. (Of course, we were students and pretty broke back then). Makes me wish I could make another trip. But I can’t go to Spain and Australia in one year. That would be just too …