Friday, August 26, 2005

Life...strange life

Life's indeed strange. You need something to look forward to, that keeps you going through your normal routine. Perhaps thats the whisp of fresh air that gives that otherwise boring day an extra zing. Was looking forward for a trip down to visit her at Texas and last weekend finally arrived and i went there. It was an awesome trip..being with her, driving a SUV for the first time - Hyundai Santa Fe'. Its so organized in this part of the world. Person can go from city A to city B, rent a car in city B and reach the final destination with no problems. Everything is so mechanical and organized. Mapquest, Internet, smooth network, awesome infrastructure. Admire the vision that would have driven the planning and had the drive to complete the same.
Finally..after a weekend involving loosing directions regularly, driving in Texan conditions (people somehow dont use indicators while changing lanes, a la Mumbai!) and watching Texan Ranches, am back to "The Constitution State" - Connecticut. The whisp of fresh air, the driving point for my not so interesting routine is finally over. Which is the next drive for me, that should keep me going? GMAT? Study...Study..Study mate.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Good Beginning

12.45 pm EST
14 th August 05
Middletown, CT - USA

Yesterday, finally after more than 14 months in the USA, i broke the ice. Saw the first movie in a movie theater/multiplex - Mangal Pandey. A Hindi Movie, narrating the first war of independance raised against the British Colonial Rule in India. Amazing to see that 4-5 lines on a freedom fighter found in any of the history textbooks in India, can be made into a 3 hour movie. Add to that the sleaze,songs of a typical bollywood movie...this one has taken artisitic liberties on the preferences and life of a freedom fighter. Movies sometimes step too far into the personal space of people.Mangal, good that u are not alive any more. You would have really not agreed on a lot of "creative liberty" taken by the director on your personal life. Salute to you for triggering the freedom movement.