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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Mumbai Crumbles

Nature picks a new victim each time she decides to display her fury. After wiping lakhs of lives off the face of Earth during the Tsunami, wreaking havoc in Gujarat with the floods, it is now Mumbai that is reeling under the forces of Nature. It was downpour like India had never known. 94 cms. in 24 hours!!! Shocking figure. It has brought out the vulnerablilities of the city that is the commercial capital of the nation, and my favorite. The dreams of the city to emerge as another Shanghai, came crashing down, after it couldn't withstand a day of torrential rain.

Total collapse of communication infrastructure caused anxious moments not only for the city's residents, but for their loved ones all over the world. I was on the verge of panic, when Saahil called and informed that he was safe and sound! The ground floor of their hostel was inundated, but the top ones were out of reach of the water. It appears today all the water has receeded and Mumbai is on its way to normalcy.

This was one of those times that was fraught with examples of the noble as well as the flip side of people. There were the crooks who took advantage of the situation and openly harrassed girls; then there were those who handed out eatables to the stranded. All in all an unfortunate event, where the rest of the world could do nothing but pray. The rich usually pull themselves out of such circumstances; it is the poor who always bear the brunt. Hope Mumbaikars tide over this period soon. Begging dear Lord Hanuman to keep my Saahil, and also the others, in His merciful care always.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Vidhi Returns!

Bah! Whatever was God thinking when He gave only 24 hours a day!!! Cliched as it would undoubtedly sound, reality is that time was a serious constraint on me the past month or so. I was manoeuvering far too many things than I'm actually capable of. Then, when Time was accomodating, my template went awry. And when the template mysteriously mended its ways, my exams were staring at me in the face. I am thankfully done with them. Moreover, this post is late by a day; it should've been here y'day, but I forgot the parchment (yeah...this is the influence Rowling has on her readers ;)) I wrote this post on, at home! In effect, it was a chain of events that kept me away. Without delving into the details of my absence any further, lemme fill you in with everything that's been happening since I last posted.

Most importantly, my Saahil has done all those known to him proud by winning a certain competition at national level, as part of a team, and is all set to represent our nation on the international platform. The event would take place at Cincinnati, Ohio, in the first week of October. For all the hard work he'd put in the competition, it was about time he reaped the fruit. My love and His blessings are always with him...and I hope all your wishes are, too! So now, VISA is about to face the same set of hassles as Neeraj had to, for his passport and visa! We've already run into trouble with his birth certificate...!!! But I am sure, things will work out well! :)

Potter fans all over the world are relieved, now that the latest installment in the series is out. While most of them are through with it, I've just begun this Sunday evening, the moment I reached home after my exam! But unfortunately, I came to know who is going to die in this book, when I was going through the comments section of a post written by Clueless Me! And I'm really, really put off - not by the fact that I came to know of the suspense prematurely, but by the untimely death of this character! Oh! Rowling! Why...just WHY did you have to do this to him??!! As if the tragedy in the fifth book wasn't enough :( ! Anyway, she would start writing the final book in December, this year, it appears. Goodness knows what she'll make Harry go through, next!!!

Salman Khan's been arrested, for some alleged links with the underworld. Something about him makes the media/politicians go hysterical. 'Once guilty, always guilty' is the rule they seem to be applying to him. Clueless Me asked me in my last post whether I was getting worked up about the furor over Salman. No making bones about the fact that I'm a Salman fan. But I've nothing to do with what he does in his personal life. My affinity for him ends at his appealing personality and charming smile. I dunno how he is as a person. He musn't pay the price just bcoz he is Salman Khan. One look here and here suggests that perhaps he's being unnecessarily framed. If he's erred in any way, he must be appropriately punished. This goes not only for him but for everyone of us, right? Punishing the culprit is as important as protecting the innocent.

I'm unable to remember other subtle things that've happened...that's the problem when you don't post regularly! My dad's and Saahil's younger sis's birthdays went by at the start of this month! Wishing both of them a belated joyous birthday! Today is Di's b'day! Sending across lovely and warm wishes to her! Well, that's all for today...have a good day! Oh ya...Abhinav, hope your grandson's not married yet! ;)
Thought for the Day
What is yours will remain yours, even when it is not with you.

About Me
24 year-old female Arian. wheatish complexion, long hair, slender frame. After being a citizen of the world an Indian to the core

Fav Books: The Alchemist, Harry Potter
Fav Movie: The eternal Titanic
Fan of: Salman Khan, the English language
Fav line: When you want something very badly, the entire universe conspires to help you have it. [The Alchemist]

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