June 2nd, 2003

notes about flying indian airlines

  1. Don't be afraid of the engine noise in the beginning. It might sound like a with a discharged battery, but don't worry, it's just a minor thing, you wont have to go out and push the plane off the runway.
  2. The flight attendants are not the young gorgeous perfect 10s you dream them out to be.
  3. Flying is kinda boring, as opposed to train journey. First of all, barring the landing and take off, there is no view. All you see is clouds, and the sun. Also, in trains, you often have another train passing by, going in the opposite direction. While I'm aware how dangerous such things can be for airplanes, but it sure would be fun to see one whizz by like they have in those disaster movies on HBO.
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June 1st


Yay! I'm in mumbai now! Too bad we didn't have any cinema-esque hijack scenes during the flight...


May 31st

lingua franca

Just realized that I've completely forgotten Marathi - I'm going to need a few lines to survive in aamchi mumbai! Well, I've got only one so far:

mala marathi maiti nako : "I don't know Marathi"

Help me out, people!

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15 hours before I leave for Mumbai, and nothing's packed!


eggs too

The hairstyles in X2 - X-Men United are hideous. Someone should've told the hairdresser that the names are names, and not the complete embodiment of the characters. Storm looks like she just motorcycled through a blizzard with no helmet on. Jean Grey, oh, my sweet Jean Grey, now looks like one of those behenji types with the "latest fashcut" and mehendi all over.

These are superwomen. Figments of fantasy. Then why don't they have hair that people can fantasize about?


May 30th

i scream

Thanks to Vadilal's Two for One offer, I shall be having ice-cream after dinner, before breakfast, after breakfast, before lunch, after lunch...



Three, by novocaine.


May 29th


I hate exams - they really cramp your blogging frequency. Anyway, 6th semester is over, and I've got to start preparing for the Mumbai trip.

Just noticed another thing - 48 hours of not checking emails got me about 90-100 emails in the inbox. And about 70 of them were spam. That's 70% noise. Ouch.


May 14th

westward ho!

Good news: After my exams, I shall be spending a fornight in Mumbai, where I'm going to attend a course at IIT Powai about UNL. Really looking forward to meeting all the blog people... there's quite a bunch there!

So in case there's any trainee assassins who'd like to practice a bit of sharpshooting on the 1st of June, I'm the dark-skinned, (now) fat guy getting off the airplane at Santa Cruz Airport.

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The blood tests say that I'm normal and not suffering from subliminal haematoma. Well, medicines haven't worked well - I'm still leaking sporadically, so I've got to find a way to stop. Can't have blood spewed all over my exam answer sheets, can I?

Come to think of it, maybe the examiner will get freaked out thinking it's a psycho-killer's paper ("Gimme da marks, whench, or I'll yank yer guts out!"), and give me more marks?