September 26, 2006

Train trilling

Two little kids got into the train at Andheri with me today. One of them carried a harmonium. She positioned herself against the pole on the Dadar side and started belting out one of the latest songs. Her companion, who seemed like her younger sister, started dancing. The dancer must have been around 6. She knew a few steps and went on repeating them in such a cute manner. Around Khar, she went into one of the 'seat racks' ( too small to be called anything else) and started dancing. When faced with a dearth of steps she promptly attached her hands to the top of her head, as if she were a teddy bear with two ears, and continued twirling around.

I got talking to them and they told me they live at Mumbra and go to a Telugu-medium school after 4 pm every day. They are taught to sing by their brother. Every time I see one of them, I am faced with one dilemma - whether to give them money or not. These kids by themselves are really sweet, but the money goes elsewhere, so I am adamant about not giving it to them. This time I could not resist...they were way too cute for it.

It would be interesting to do a project on them.

September 23, 2006


Most projects done......but am too sleepy to post. :)

Exams will be here in 10 days.

September 09, 2006

Sleepy update

Hola !

Long silence thanks to projects, the people who matter because of the projects and so on. No sleep. In short, sprawled over the bench in class. Today Vara ma'am caught me sleeping in her class, and at the end of the lecture, in all seriousness, she told me I shouldn't make it a habit, and I felt so horribly ironic inside...since that is what it seems to have become. Really. I should stop sleeping like that.

Watched an Alfred Hitchcock movie at Ipsita's place, which was good fun. Had a self-made frankie, which was umm...edible.

Did a good deed...or so I think......when we got down at Jogeshwari there was bigtime track crossing going on. In front of two passive policemen. I marched up to them and asked them why they weren't doing anything and the policeman gave me some crap on how one person could not stop the hundreds crossing the track. Anyway we started making quite a scene about it and insulted and abused a few dumbos who crossed it in front of us, and then the policeman promised that he would get the receipts from Andheri station and start fining people from Monday.

September 03, 2006

Look-out (Actually, look out !)

From the past few days, I've heard a lot of people say......" Yes, but this is not MY look-out." So you can have 48 hour days, fall ill, go die, but as long as you do my work, that is not my look-out. How cool is that !

Yes, doing your work on time and with complete efficiency is very good, but if you can't, you may actually have a valid point.

Has the world lost all its sensitivity? There are times when you just cannot do stuff. Is one line saying that the other person does not care because it does not concern his or her connection with you enough to absolve any need for concern or some humane behaviour?

I majorly have to go to sleep and I'll post later. But hey, that's not your lookout, is it?