Back to the grind

23 Jul

Right, so it took some time but Unsung is posting again. Yay for that ๐Ÿ™‚

So I’m back here, in this little ole town of mine. Lots has changed… my room, for one. We moved across the corridor, so I took the opportunity to sort out my things before putting them away, and discard what I think I’d be unlikely to take back home.
For instance, several kinds of hair oils, herbal shampoos and what not, that were supposed to help me save my hair, but failed miserably.

My fishie, Marcello, is back with me. He’s bleeding on the sides, so I’m not aware how long he’s likely to hang on. I’m told by my fish-caretaker-cum-friend that he’d popped in one of my friends’ fish into Marcello’s tank, and it died. I wouldn’t put it past Marci to be responsible for it. Since I’m not into fish-fights or that sort of entertainment, I’m not very proud of him. Then again, it’s all about the survival of the fittest, no?

In other news, Vikram, the person I met for 3 of my last 5 nights in Delhi, seems to be lost and perpetually busy now. Strange how people find it hard to make time for those who are physically remote. I almost feel exploited, but whatever we shared was mutual, so not so much. I didn’t let myself get emotionally attached thankfully (particularly since I think I’m still emotionally attached elsewhere… no, no details about that over here!) so that helped a lot as well.
Nonetheless, it was a good lesson on how it works in the community, back in Delhi. And I was prepared for it, so I’m not surprised. It seems I’m “growing up” (what I would’ve earlier called “losing my innocence”).
One thing is for sure… I was right about the fact that life is extremely bland without at least the prospect for some romantic entaglement. No, I don’t speak for everyone… just me!

Hagatha has been going on and on about how she used to see countless gay couples in Bangalore, in coffee shops and bakeries etc. which again sounds a bit tempting. Should I give the city a shot? If I do, it’s a 4-6 month commitment. I’m utterly confused! On the positive side, I’d be living away from home. Then again, the folks didn’t come in my way, much. On the negative, I might be living near the sister. I simply cannot make up my mind on that one!
But wherever I land up, it’s all good as long as it’s at least 5 times the size of this town!

It’s supposed to be raining like mad over here, but surprisingly is not.ย One only has showers for aย few minutes,ย 4-5 times a day. Otherwise, it’s cloudy, windy and very pleasant.
Last night however, when I was returning to the hostel with a friend at half past eleven, we discovered that the gate we usually climb over to get into the campus, has been declared off-limits for tresspassers with the help of some barbed wire. So we discovered aย stretch of boundary wall that did not have shards of broken glass to ward off wall-climbers,ย such asย ourselves. I hauled myself up with some effort, and was sitting on it, waiting for him to join me so that we’d jump off the other side. He was unable to follow (which made me pretty proud of meself!).
At the exact comical moment, while I was perched on the wall, and he on the ground,ย it started raining! Raining? It was pouring cats and dogs!
So I satย there onย the compound wall, looking like a foolish, petty thief, caught in the act. Since the wall is pretty high and the stone ground was wet and slippery, I risked my well-being by jumping off on either side. So I sat there, in the rain, on a compound wall for some 10 minutes, he mulling over whether he should risk climbing up, and I wondering if I should jump down, and if yes, then on which side of the wall. Eventually, I clambered down on the other side, clinging to the edge of the wall andย effectively scratching myself quite severely. He walked around it.

Anyway, not much happening this side. Seems that my life is heading for a dull turn! I really hope that doesn’t happen!

In other news, I spoke to this fellow on chat yesterday, who I came across randomly. The fellow had a display picture, and seemed offended that I couldn’t place him. He’s allegedly a former Mr. India, hosts some lifestyle shows and works in English and Indian cinema, when he’s not busy practicing medicine. Oh, and he was born and brought up in S. Africa. Any leads?


38 Responses to “Back to the grind”

  1. Rebel July 23, 2009 at 2:14 pm #

    Nice post. And go to Bangalore or Bombay – would be a nice change for you. Or you can go back to Delhi, if you feel you have a few loose ends to take care of over there.

    • unsungpsalm July 24, 2009 at 12:09 am #

      A few loose ends? I’m confused…
      Change is good, but I’ve not experienced too much of the Delhi that I want to experience, yet…

  2. Secret admirer July 23, 2009 at 2:55 pm #

    Bangalore is not a Yo place for Delhites ; take my word for it !

    If you intend to come in search of sme1 den probably its kinda ok however if you plan to flee from your present which/who no longer gives your due then I think you will be in the wrong place ๐Ÿ™‚

    p.s. dunno xactly the kinda person YOU are but whoever n whatever you feel gives the vibes of being extremely emotional being. all the best ! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • unsungpsalm July 24, 2009 at 12:10 am #

      Those are some words of wisdom, I say… I’ve been told that Delhi-ites don’t settle too well, down south, but then again I’m not the typical Delhi-ite.
      And I’m not running away from anything or anyone… Just wondering where I’ll find more opportunity…

  3. meira July 23, 2009 at 2:56 pm #

    Oh try out Bangalore.People keep moving all the
    time. And temporary long distance does work, trust me .

    • unsungpsalm July 24, 2009 at 12:11 am #

      How temporary is 6 months?
      And those 6 months might lead into years, and even eternity… It’s all so uncertain!!

  4. Dark Knight July 23, 2009 at 3:15 pm #

    and you say nth’s happening??? i feel like i read a script of an episode of a drama hehe ๐Ÿ˜›

    well abt the part-time actor, i dunno …. i guess swati ( could throw a hint ๐Ÿ˜›

    • unsungpsalm July 24, 2009 at 12:12 am #

      Lol, no really… It’s all quite dull. I suppose I might be spicing it up a bit, but I don’t think I am!

  5. BlueMist July 23, 2009 at 3:44 pm #

    yay firstly. now let me read the post ๐Ÿ˜›

  6. BlueMist July 23, 2009 at 3:51 pm #

    so much happening in the grind ๐Ÿ™‚
    and town ? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ i can only imagine the place must be nothing less than heaven right now !!
    B’lore is a good deal. and losing the innocence suits better than growing up ๐Ÿ˜›
    so much drama and so much spice …and u say ur life is bland ..bah !!

    • unsungpsalm July 24, 2009 at 12:13 am #

      I’ve said it a million times… You guys make me sound like a person who exaggerates… ๐Ÿ˜

      • BlueMist July 24, 2009 at 12:34 am #

        You get me completely wrong. Just wanted to say there is so much happening then how can be your life dull ? You forgot the other things I said I guess. Never mind . Hota hai.

        • BlueMist July 24, 2009 at 12:36 am #

          even the yay part !! Jaane do. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

          • unsungpsalm July 24, 2009 at 9:06 am #

            Arre, no no… I did read everything you said!
            (Wow, my dramatic quotient is rubbing off on you!)

            But no, the place is not heaven and not all that much is happening… I think I just make it sound as if there is a lot going on ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. Rani July 23, 2009 at 4:13 pm #

    So u have a secret admirer following you now huh?
    good to see u back, u were missed ๐Ÿ™‚

    • unsungpsalm July 24, 2009 at 12:29 am #

      Thank you! I missed you all too, like anything!

      Secret Admirer?? Where Where??

      • Rani July 24, 2009 at 12:46 pm #

        comment number 2 here!!

        Come to Bangalore, I am right here. ๐Ÿ˜› Like that helps!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • unsungpsalm July 24, 2009 at 12:51 pm #

          I might just remember that! I’m likely to be more forthcoming in the times to come…

          • Meghana July 24, 2009 at 1:39 pm #

            hey im here too! in blore i mean.. come come come ๐Ÿ˜€

            • BlueMist July 24, 2009 at 2:03 pm #

              Who knows I might land in by the time you make up your mind !! ๐Ÿ˜›
              Wondering if you will ever meet even if i am there ? No clue ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

              • unsungpsalm July 24, 2009 at 10:10 pm #

                Aww… everyone wants to meet USP ๐Ÿ™‚

                • BlueMist July 24, 2009 at 11:06 pm #

                  Chane ka ped hila du main jara …:evil:

  8. v July 23, 2009 at 6:28 pm #

    ๐Ÿ™‚ :)….. its nice to see u back …no updates for few days seemed like month…

    ye u should go to Bangalore or at least have legendary masala dosas at MTR .. i think u must have when u might have visited bnglre previously..if not try it , ๐Ÿ™‚

    • unsungpsalm July 24, 2009 at 12:30 am #

      Haha! Like months?? Exaggeration…

      Yes, will have Dosas, but not strong enough a reason to relocate there for ever!

  9. Trip.thong July 23, 2009 at 7:33 pm #

    well, I am tempted to say that I told u so ( abt what you experienced with Vikram ) but I won’t. This is how it works. point is you don’t get cynical like me and sit holed up at ur work, like me. ๐Ÿ™‚

    And I knw the self professed Mr India..he is total fake, just like others ๐Ÿ˜‰ ping me on g-talk, I have to take my revenge on him*grinning*

    • unsungpsalm July 24, 2009 at 12:31 am #

      Lol, ok! Will do that tomorrow!

      Glad someone knows…
      And as for the “I told you so” bit, you weren’t entirely right and not entirely wrong…

  10. Meghana July 23, 2009 at 10:49 pm #

    im the only one who didnt miss you, that maybe because i was buried neck deep in project submissions with 4 hours of sleep, 1bath,2 meals in 56 hours ๐Ÿ˜‰
    well before u celebrate over the toture i have to go thru let me say its all over! i officially have a HOLIDAY of 24 hours before getting back to work(internship)
    YAY me! FML ๐Ÿ˜

    in other news,
    bangalore, definitely! will be so much fun! you should come ๐Ÿ˜€

    YOU climbed a wall, wow im impressed ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

    maybe tha’tll come in handy when youre running away from the cops (although why they should be chasing you in the first place i dont knwo :O ๐Ÿ˜› )

    come to bangalore it’ll be super fun! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Meghana July 23, 2009 at 10:50 pm #

      mm now that i think about it, you didnt read my latest so i did miss you there i think :O
      why were you away anyways? just general settling in?

      • unsungpsalm July 24, 2009 at 12:33 am #

        Settling in, and no internet access!
        I’ve got a HUGE backlog of blogs to read and comments to respond to, so I’ll definitely get there tomorrow morning, for sure!

        Wow, you’re working too much, babe… Take it easy a bit!

        • Meghana July 24, 2009 at 10:25 am #

          hmmm ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
          i know
          me needs a hot tub, candles, chocolates, some wine maybe and all the “accessories” that go with this set up

          *wink wink*

          • unsungpsalm July 24, 2009 at 10:42 am #

            You’ll earn it for yourself pretty soon, at this rate!

            • Meghana July 24, 2009 at 10:48 am #

              ahem ahem
              wink wink
              you didnt get what i meant did you now…?

              • unsungpsalm July 24, 2009 at 10:54 am #

                I’m a nice, decent, clean boy, ma’am!

                • Meghana July 24, 2009 at 11:01 am #

                  sheesh you sound like an contestant for Mr. Lifebuoy!

                  ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

                  • unsungpsalm July 24, 2009 at 11:23 am #

                    I’d probably win, if I entered ๐Ÿ˜›

  11. aparna July 24, 2009 at 12:06 pm #

    So you climbed a wall? Why couldn’t you go back like a nice boy before the gates closed?
    Bangalore is fun, try out for 6 months. And no idea about the Mr. India.

    • unsungpsalm July 24, 2009 at 12:11 pm #

      Oh, it’s not that I was breaking any rules (that aren’t frequently broken).
      I had to climb the wall because the other gate that is open after hours was toooo far away. My companion eventually walked around, and through it. I saved myself the walk, but got terribly scratched in return.

      Gates close at 10 p.m.! No one’s forcing me to go back home at such an early hour!

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