Monday, June 20, 2005

A hopeless city

Its quite crazy living in Bombay. To actually like the city is something else. We've been here for 4 and a half months now and its still not growing on us. We think its because our standards are higher than what this city can offer; that we have seen and been to more interesting places before coming here; that the bollywood angle is not why we are here. To someone who is coming here from a village, its an absolutely superb city but for us its offerings are sub-standard. Two months ago, I was eager to learn about the city and love it, but I have been absolutely disapointed with the way things are here. Looking forward to our next move.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Hai Mera Dil*

We saw a very amusing play at Prithvi Theatre this past Sunday evening. It is inspired from Norman Barrasch and Carrol Moore’s “Send me no flowers” and is the longest running comedy in the history of Hindi theatre. It stars Dinesh Thakur in the lead and he is absolutely superb. The story revolves around a hypochondriac who thinks he is dying and starts making plans for his funeral and his wife’s future, specifically finding her a new husband. His wife has no idea what is going on until he pushes her into too many dates with and old college friend and arouses her suspicion. She assumes that he has something to hide. Something to hide usually means an affair to hide, and so the chaos begins. The one-liners were delicious and their timing perfect. It took a wonderfully open look at the eccentricities and intricacies of marriage. Seeing the play in Prithvi Theatre, where the audience is almost part of the stage makes the experience even more interesting.
*Oh My Heart!

Friday, June 03, 2005

Wise words

When the game is over, both king and pawn go into the same box.
Italian proverb

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

A nice surprise!

Something happened last night that made me realize just how hectic my life has been since moving to Bombay. I had called a carpenter to put a new lock on the front door and for some odd jobs around the house. One of these odd jobs was fixing a bolt that had fallen off the mirror in the bathroom. The carpenter was quite surprised that I asked him to fix this. Well, it turned out that there was a cupboard behind the mirror that I had no idea about! The bolt was actually a knob to open the cupboard. Wow! We’ve been in this apartment 4 months and I had no idea there was undiscovered cupboard right under my nose! It was a nice surprise; the carpenter got a nice tip and I got reason to go splurge on beauty products to fill the cupboard!!!