Random Musings

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The End of Another Weekend

Why does this happen every week?? The weekend just files past and before I realize the Monday morning rush is here. :(

However, the good things is, that I can now start planning the next weekend and hope that it will be less stressful than this one.

This weekend must have been the most tiring weekend ever :) Even the weekend before I got married seems calm in comparison to this weekend.

A very good friend of mine shifted into this fabulous new house and I along with a lot of other friends, her cousins, mover and packers, cleaners and lots of pizza and choco lava cake helped her to shift. I would like to think that I was of some help, but I strongly feel I panicked at the sight of so much stuff and wasn't of too much help :(

Anyway, I hope this week  flies past, faster than the weekend went by and I do not have too much work to do!! 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Bangalore girl's Jaipur Visit

It’s been three days since I got back from Jaipur and I have finally found the time to write about my trip.
I spent 3 beautiful days last weekend and early this week in a Palace converted into a bed and breakfast in Jaipur. Initially, I felt a little sad for the Chomu family who had to convert their beautiful palace into a hotel. But the initial sadness was replaced with absolute delight when I looked around the beautiful property that was to be my home for the next 4 nights and 3 days. The rooms of the palace have been let out for people to rent, and the common areas like the dining rooms and front lawns are open to the guests staying at here. It was the apt place for a romantic like me to dream about a Rajput prince whisk me (in my Jodha Akbar costume) off into the desert. (Nothing like this happened. I am destined to find such romantic rubbish only in the Kama Kahani seriesL)
Anyway, coming back to Jaipur.
 I’d been dying to see this famous city of the Rajputs and watching the movie Jodha Akbar only made me want to see the pink city of palaces more. But I was sadly disappointed. The first thing that struck me was that the city smells of urine. It made me quiet miserable because I was dreaming of a beautiful pink city with palaces and forts. Instead I saw a city filled with heritage hotels. The royal kings are now just hotel owners and most of the beautiful palaces are just hotels.
Despite this slight set back, Jaipur is still a beautiful place to visit. The old city which looked more orange to me than pink was truly gorgeous. However, this view is from sitting in an auto. I wonder if I would have still thought the city was beautiful if I had to walk through the dirty bazaars J
I did see a few monuments like the Hawa Mahal but was shocked when a tourist tried climbing up a wall to get a picture and landed up breaking a piece of the beautiful monument. I even saw the Amer Fort. They have an audio guide there and I finally got my dream of being transported into the land of Rajputs. The fort is beautiful and the commentary and music makes you feel like you are actually living over a 100 years back, in the middle of the kings and queens.
Back in Mumbai now.  It’s going to be a fun filled weekend as a very good friend turns a  year older!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

In pursuit of 9:29

Every weekday morning I have one simple aim. Catch the 9:29 train from Vile Parle. However, on an average I manage to catch it only once or twice a week
Catching a train on time must be one of the simplest things to do. How hard can it be to leave the house on time and reach the station on time?? But over the last few months, I have realized that it is a very hard thing to do.
I spend a lot of time planning my mornings with the aim of reaching on time. But invariably the unexpected happen or rather the same things happen unexpectedly. I get stuck on the sofa reading the Mint. (happens nearly every day). I can’t find anything to wear (rarely), can’t find a place to park cycle (only on the days I take the circle to the station).
Anyway, today was a normal day and I left the house at a decent time and reached the station at 9:27. I had two entire minutes to reach the platform but still missed catching the train. College students were as usual loitering on the steps at the station, blocking the route for hurried office goers like me. End result, I missed my train waited for 20 minutes and took the next one. The train was empty, I gossiped with my friend Smita till I reached my destination. Not a bad start to an otherwise boring Tuesday.
Just three more days left for the weekend and am off to Jaipur on Friday evening!! Woppie!!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

It's Finally Here

Friday is finally here!!!! Woppie!!!!

I love Friday evenings, especially when I walk out of office. The feeling that I don't have to do anything productive for two entire days is the best feeling ever.

To be honest, I start waiting for Friday evening from Sunday evening itself. Am invariably sad on Friday evenings that it's time to get back to work, but the thought that Friday is just five days away always gets me going.

So anyway, Friday's finally here!! This weekend is going to be super exciting because my husband is going to run the half Marathon. I can hardly run half a km and am very impressed that he's running 21 kms. I think I should go and see him run. But getting up on a Sunday at 6 in the morning will just be way too hard.

Anyway, time to log off. Shall post more about the Marathon on Sunday

P.S.: Do any of you think I should do the Mumbai Cyclothon next month??

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

This and That!!

If you had spoken to me last week (or if you knew me last week), you would have known that blogging was not something that I had even thought of. But a friend of mine started writing a blog last Friday and I’ve been hooked on to the idea ever since. This seems to be a lovely way of spending a boring afternoon rather than complaining to anyone available on G talk about how bored I am. So here I am writing my first blog!!
I spent the last few hours thinking about what to call my blog. Close friends helped but it was my husband who finally came up with “A Bangalore Girl in Mumbai” and that worked perfectly. After all, I am a Bangalore girl living in this big dirty but exciting city J
So here I am. All set to enter the world of blogging and open my thoughts, raves and rants to the world in general
Hope you enjoy reading my blog and hope I sustain my enthusiasm to keep blogging


Aparna Singh