Saturday, May 23, 2009
Aur Waha Ka Mausam Kaisa Hai?
So Parul I am taking you up on your request to put up pics of "how the weather" is in my part of the world...well sort of...I have chosen to put up some images of how Im living this surreal "living in two worlds" life. The weather is Islamabad winter afternoons, when the sun is out but as they say "garmee nahee hai us mey" so its crisp clear afternoons and I walk the streets of my suburb nostalgic for post-lunch kinoo orange sessions. I was never one for oranges and would get irritated every time someone would point out dekho dekho Vitamin C from the oranges, Vitamin D from the sun, as it was the first time someone made the connection. But I miss that now. It drives me crazy how the air smells Pindi/Islamabad, at times conjuring all the depression of a Pindi day ending and so many deadlines pending, at times the anticipation of a lovely Islamabad drive under a canopy of red leaves but I can see none of the people I share that with...imagine walking the lanes of a town which seem so familiar but there are none of the landmarks, sights and sounds of what makes it so dear and then my mind starts playing this trick with me that if I push the stroller fast enough and turn the corner I might run into all whom I miss frequenting the same streets.
Thursday afternoons I take the train to work and once again there is a familiar chatter of students in my ears and I wish I could step off the platform for Caulfield and get on to a Borivali Fast. So this is the weather in my part of the town..thoda wishful sa.
Friday night and not a sign of the producers strike getting over (which means no new release which means no new DVD) we decide to forage for all the movies that were bought borrowed stolen but never watched ....first stop Hello (based on Bhagat's One Night at A Call Centre)...the movie starts with Salman Khan doing what he does best and Gman questions Yeh Gaana Tha Kiya Book May? damn Im in for a long night....