Finally connecting from home. Phew! After a month long wait for the phone connection. And then another 2-3 days figuring out ‘modem’ problems! Today, I make a ‘save me, I’m desperate’ call to ‘customer support’ where a helpful guy says I have to clear the ‘wait for dial tone before calling’ option from two places in the modem properties. And to think I wasted the last few days wondering why I wasn’t getting a dial tone! And they don’t write these things in user manuals. Aargggh!

Though the rather slow pace of the TATA Indicom VSNL dial-up pack I’m currently using compared to the zippy i-way connection is something that I will definitely take time to get used to…


I’ve noticed a marked change in the way we prefer to spend the 31st of December, over the years. Earlier, we had to have a plan, we had to be somewhere crowded, filled with people and lots of noise. These days, we prefer to sit around sipping wine and listening to good music, discussing how ‘wild’ we once were and how ‘different’ those days were. Definite signs of aging! I hope all you folks had a fantastic new year – wherever you spent it – with friends, in front of the TV, dancing, drinking, at work or even alone…


The fourth and final test begins in Sydney today. Let’s hope the new year brings some cheer for India…

7 thoughts on “New connections in the new year

  1. hey there Anita,

    BHale asso ne ? You are right.. we spent our new years at home too with vodka and chicken… missed mumbai… wanted so much to go there !!

    Anyway after our Pune trip we should be on our way to Goa if all goes well at the repair shop. the bike is still there .. boo hoo !!

    will get the Pune, girivan and pawna snaps today… yipeeeeeee

    just got the hang of HTML i think… check my new post and man am i freaking out… bought space to load my photos too… though now I am not sure how to link them LOLOL am on the way… he he !!

    Chalo then bye for now !!

    and have a nice day… soon we are also planning to take a connection at home…. lets see .. SIGH !!!



  2. Indeed – it is age and the lack of appetite for forcibly being happy that ageing brings with it! If it helps – my wife and I just curled up on the sofa and sent lots of text messages to all of our friends and relatives before midnight. That way we widn’t have to talk to anybody and we just poked fun at people on TV standing in the cold, wet and windy weather watching a few fireworks go bang.

  3. Jil: You should think about doing that. Though the problem is that you land up spending way too much time in front of the monitor!

    Jag: That seems like an interesting way to spend the new year! Might try it the next time, if the husband is willing, though knowing him, it will be very hard to sell him the idea 😉

    Vidya: We’re keeping our fingers crossed!

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