Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Despite my falling attendance level at college, i depart for my home state the day after tomorrow.I will be taking the train to Calicut, which lies at the northern tip of Kerala, then down to Kochi, and (thankfully) will be taking the flight back to Mumbai.I take this opportunity to express my heartfelt anger towards the airline industry, for having spoilt Indians like me with low airfares. There was a time in the recent past when i could make a 2 way trip home, all for the princely sum of Rs 5000, right now i would have to dish out about Rs 10,500 for the same privileges.In my first year at Mumbai, I had made so many trips home, that I had almost acquired the air of those bored, rich travelers that one sees at the airport, who hardly lift their heads while the plane is taking off, to take a look at the scene outside.

Needless to say, thanks to the recent fuel price hikes, it has been a long time since I've been in a plane, and in all probability, i will probably shove aside anyone who dares interrupt my view as the plane takes off. Its sad what poverty( and high prices) can do to you.:)

Which brings me back to why I'm going to Calicut in the first place. A very good friend of mine, again from my engineering days, is getting married on the 23rd of this month, and I am going in person to express my heartfelt condolences. ;P

Jokes apart, I'm sure everyone would agree, that a friend's wedding is the last thing that you would want to miss.Its also a great excuse to wear a Sari and dress up.

I think Orkut is a great invention.Its the only thing that keeps people who are as lazy as I am, in touch with everyone, and more importantly their relationship status. I am a firm believer in not getting married too soon, but i have to admit, I have spent too much time tracking down friends who have settled down and taking a look at their spouses through their albums.(Do I sound like a total Stalker?).

I don't know if this is a unique phenomenon of my state, but we have a culture of getting people married off very early in life. A girl's life can normally be summed up by the following formula: Education till 12th +Engg/Medical graduate+ put in your 2 years in a software firm( waiting for Mr. Right*)

*Mr.Right= can be best defined as a guy who has the perfect salary, education, job, family; only problem is that your parents decide that he is Mr. Right; and then you have about 5 minutes of 'interaction' with him to concur with your parents views .:P

Don't you guys think we are probably a more conformist generation than that of our parents'?


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