Saturday, April 12, 2014

I am sitting cross-legged on my bed. When the skin between the two calves of my legs between to sweat, i change my position. I don't actually, i give them a few seconds when unfolding and then i cross them again. I am listening to a Kannada song sung by SPB and Chitra, and once again decide that both are fantastic.


Read a mishmash of things in the afternoon today. Will read more tomorrow. And maybe post something sensible.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

These days i wouldn't prefer not going to malls to hang out. The food there is expensive, yes, and the malls in Delhi (my observation) are 'uber-materialistic' (maybe this is a little exaggerated, but you do get me, right?). One can see a lot of fancy stuff there, and if you have money to spend and want to buy things, these are the ideal locations. I would go on to say that Delhi being what it is, is aping the West than Bangalore.

That said, malls are sheltered and air-conditioned which is pretty much the reason why i would want to hang-out with my friends there.

Coming back to the Delhi and its association with fancy things - one of the things that i, personally don't appreciate (i really can' figure out the right word to use here) is the fact that people as in women make up their faces even when they stay at home. To have your lips coloured is a very normal thing is Delhi. I have seen women from different social strata (this is only my observation, and is not a generalization) doing it. Still haven't figured out a reason why.

This was something to me. I remember having told my parents that we wear clothes and other things to shield ourselves from the external environment and clothes, shoes, jewellery, body-care all evolved from there.

P.S. I am not a saint. I like to buy things too. I bought silver jewellery last week.
P.P.S. It's been eight years on this blog!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I really wish i had gone out of Delhi during the Holi weekend. Out of Delhi for a holiday. Yes i had fun, i played Holi twice, ate sweets and savories, but i wish i had gone out to some other place.

Delhi is getting hotter (the temperature still is around thirty, but you feel the sunshine and the heat). No, i am not complaining. Since it is hot, i can't go outside during the day, so the only time to go out are the evenings when i can't plan to go anywhere far.

Guess this is how the next few months will be.

Monday, March 17, 2014

My nails have pink outlines. A dusky shade of pink colours my face and neck. The left eyebrow appears as if pink paint was brushed over it. Through out the few hours i was playing with colours and water, a small girl of about seven years was giggling and squealing a young girl's giggle and squeal respectively whenever somebody sprayed water on her or put colours on her. Whether she meant it or not, I am not sure, but she ran around addressing this to nobody in particular that, ' don't mind, it's holi' in Hindi.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

It's spring here and the temperature outside is nice. It's twenty-something outside now. I have started bracing myself for the summer now. I have not experienced forty-plus temperature at all, so let's see how that goes.

The evenings are nice here. Cool and windy.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

So much for the lets-do-something-on-the-weekend plan. Shopped at Chandini Chowk yesterday. Spent the day at home. Have to go out now to do some grocery shopping.

I was just wondering how open and frank i should be on my blog. I think i can go some distance.  When i came here, i thought i will find myself a guy and get hooked up and live some years in Delhi, before i move back to Bangalore. But considering the totally different lifestyles here, adapting to them and the distance away from home, i don't know.

And here i haven't seen half of Delhi's highlights and i haven't gone anywhere outside Delhi yet.

Friday, March 07, 2014

It's Friday evening and i am making plans for the weekend. I hope i can catch one/two movies on the television. And yes, i am planning to travel in Delhi, haven't decided on the places. Let's see. I still have a lot of places to visit in Delhi.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Delhi can use some common sense and manners. Seriously. Whenever somebody asks me about how i feel about Delhi, i start rambling on how people and the place should actually be. Half of the people don't have traffic sense here, they just want to put their vehicle in the minimum space available and put everybody else in a spot. So much that there is no space for a single person to walk out of the jam.
The traffic there is just stuck.

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Last week i went to the World Book Fair held in Delhi. I enjoyed children singing and browsing through books. Pragati Maidan being a huge place, i couldn't visit all the halls that were part of the fair. Also, brought a few books, to kick start reading again.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

I dislike Honey Singh and his songs. I still haven't reached the 'i hate him' stage, but let's see on that. That all his songs are raunchy and describe the female as an object of desire makes him go all the way down.

And people here fancy him.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

An aunt told me that i wouldn't like Old Delhi at all. And that i wouldn't step in there even with my feet fully protected in shoes.

But it's not all that bad. I go to Chikpete, Nagarathpete and Raja Market often when in Bengaluru. The surroundings there is not much different than Chandni Chowk. Narrow gullies, small shops with their merchandise pouring into the roads/paths, jostling, people bargaining, colour riots everywhere (i tend to think that we see more bright and neon shades of colours in North India than i would see in the South). I saw more of food on carts, holes-in-a wall, make-shift structures that i would see in Chikpete. And yes, more jewellery that is typical in the North which also is making roads into the southern urban spaces as well.

No, i didn't buy anything from there. Now that i think of it i should have bought something. It's far from the place where i stay, and i have to again make a trip to buy.