Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The unforgettable engagement ceremony of dear Smitha…..Ajin’s version :-)

The engagement went fine. Me, jayan, neha, eishita and guru went by bus from here. Mamta backed out last minute as there was some urgent work at office for her. We reached there around 7 in the morning. We started for the church around 11:30 after having a sumptuous breakfast.

There was a small function in the church after which we went for lunch.The lunch was great, there was everything from veg to fish to chicken to beef to pork. At the lunch hall, we saw many people who were rumored to be brother(s) of shreeshanth; with guru , jayan and neha pointing to 3 different people. Rumour has it that greg chappel's third cousin's brother-in-law was also there.. but not sure. We took snaps with smita and sebi, sebi was complaining that smita was not smiling and that she should learn from rose, rose was in full form, talking to everyone in the hall.

After lunch we returned back home only to find out that eishita's sandals were missing. I tried telling her that stealing sandals was part of mallu engagement tradition and that she should consider herself lucky!, but she didn't believe me.
We then planned and planned on going to ernakulam or some waterfall nearby, but finally decided on the "amazing" plan to walk around the backyard, where eishita ate cashew nut fruit, while i played in a tyre swing. When it got dark we returned back home for dinner.

For the return journey, we couldn't get 5 tickets in the same bus, so we had 3 tickets on a VOLVO A/C bus, and 2 tickets on a "special" bus. After much deliberation, it was decided that me, jayan and neha would take the volvo and eishita and guru would take the special one. The "special" bus ended as a "not-so-special" disaster! The bus, which was supposed to reach angamaly at 8:45 p.m, reached only by 10:30. The bus was stopped at the kerala-tamil nadu check post, where the police stopped the bus as it didn't have permit. Finally some passengers coughed up 15k before the police released the bus. They were promised compensation by the travel agency guys.. eishita and guru didn't have to pay but. Finally they reached bangalore only by 10:30 a.m the next day.Meanwhile me,jayan and neha had a more or less comfortable journey back(only problems were jayan's snoring and the cold) .
So, that was a brief account of smita's engagement. Snaps will follow soon...

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Moments Indulgence

My all time fav from Tagore's Gitanjali
Very romantic in its own subtle way....

Moment's Indulgence
I ask for a moment's indulgence to sit by your side.
The works that I have in hand I will finish afterwards.
Away from the sight of your face my heart knows no rest nor respite,
and my work becomes an endless toil in a shoreless sea of toil.

Today the summer has come at my window with its sighs and murmurs;
the bees are plying their minstrelsy at the court of the flowering grove.
Now it is time to sit quite, face to face with you, and to sing
dedication of life in this silent and overflowing leisure.

Chennai Calling

Got a chance to visit chennai after almost 2 yrs....... have some fond memories of that place....apart from the heat and hectic the trip was more than just attending a colleagues wedding with frnds and having a 'hot' time in mahabalipuram!