Monday, August 11, 2008

From a Banglorean to a Delhite!!

Long Long time ago..the devils workshop was on full swing. Giving products which was being applauded by one and all and it looked like a period when RGV was once producing movies like Satya and Rangeela and everyone thought he cannot put a foot wrong. But Alas!! So, unlike RGV, I took a break, though not a planned one.

What I did these last few months?
Lots of things. Finished a few novels(Gone with the Wind, Seabiscuit), watched a few movies, the most noticeable among them being The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, JFK, The Last King of Scotland, Once, The Princess Bride,(have not watched any recent hindi flick) and amid all these took time to do a complete overhaul of my life, my environment, my routine. Shifted my base from Bangalore to Noida. Change of Project, change of team, change of weather.

While leaving bangalore my room mates said, "tu jaa raha hai, jaa, par ab teri ye 'hep' life khatam ho jayegi. Boring life ho jayegi teri. No more baddy now, no more aish". With all my doubts and apprehensions intact inside, I went ahead. Was I sad while leaving? To an extent..yes. But I didnt try to make things complex by thinking too much about what I will lose by going ahead. I am quite good in concealing my actual thoughts behind the curtain and projecting in front what I want to project. And they think that I am a ........

I left behind the company of my good friends, that sense of belonging whenever I came from office. I dont have anyone now to argue about who will win the next IPL and or whether Federer will beat Rafa in the next French Open or whether Chidi looks more like Anil Kapoor or Sohail Tanveer(debatable). Really wanted to see Kerala once again and visit Kanyakumari, but ..Suri - dont worry..wo din bhi aayega. I dont have anybody now to make plans whether to go to Bangkok or Andaman in holidays.(The truth is we four roomies have not even went together for a movie ever, someone or the other always drops out). But who is stopping us in making plans together. Now, even that is gone. The trail of last two years in bangalore is too strong and memories too sweet to let it go so easily. Life has indeed become boring. Earlier there was no time to think or do anything. Now, I am bored of thinking and forget about doing anything...I was always a lazy bum.

Whatever was said before has indeed become true, but I think I am smart enough to come out of this predicament soon. From a banglorean to a Delhite, the journey has been abrupt but not without some pain. I am not going to compare the two cities, as each city has its own share of flaws and each city has its own charm. Nor, will I ever debate my decision, simply because I had nothing on my mind while doing it. I just did it.

Someone's loss is someone's gain. I have my fare share of friends here and I hope to make the best of them. And ofcourse, to make some new friends as well. Now I have the time to do all the non-sense I ever thought of doing(thanks to my non-happening project). Touchwood. And also to catch on my much needed sleep which I lost somewhere in the last few hectic months of my last project.

So, why to be so serious?
The art of travel is to deviate from the current plan.


  1. Well, life changes, and if you think changing cities is so difficult, be prepared for more changes that would be very difficult to handle for you.

    But again, just think about this. When you had come to Bangalore, were you not on the same cross-roads? Did you have friends, or did you know the new city? So, is it not the same situation that had been 2 years back. And everything worked out, right?

    I also feel, that its so bad that India is such a huge country. I mean, had I been in a smaller country, no matter where I was, my friends, family and everything else, would have been at a comfortable reach.

    I am not planning to stay in Bangalore for my whole life. Someday, I also will have to re-locate. And most probably, my next destination will be NCR. WE WILL MEET AGAIN.

  2. Change is constant in life rest all changes... So it is right... Life teaches how to cope up with the different circumstances.

    Hey never mind, Did you write this blog in Hurry?

  3. I dont want you to become a Delhite from Banglorean...come back to Bangalore....:-)....

  4. You cant cross the sea just by staring at it ....