It’s been on my list for a while. The 100 things to do before I die list – The Bucket list.
For those complaining of the Ganpati celebration noise in their neighbourhood- I am all with you & agree its ridiculous and must stop. The noise is deafening. disruptive. disgusting. Totally. I mean totally
I am like most other urban Indians. A- Political. Or non political. A novice. An outsider. But a well wisher. Because I love my India
Is there anybody who hasn’t been feeling sick about the ongoing Sheena Murder mystery? I have become almost physically ill with the news, yet turn on the TV the minute I can. I am a victim of the media feeding frenzy & a robotic one at that. The drill in the last few days has been almost identical. Come home, plonk in front of TV, watch till eyes hurt & horror becomes too sick, bile rises & switch it off. Next day – repeat same action.
I grew up the daughter of a senior Govt official. I remember as a child, people’s eyes widening every time they asked me what my father did and I said “My father is a Commissioner of In com tax. I would quickly rush to add “My mom’s a professor of history, triple PHD” but no one was listening. In those days people never asked what your mother did.
Woke up in a sweat last night twice. 1st because I dreamed that Indrani was standing on my veranda, letting poison gas through my aircondioner vents. I woke up choking on the acrid stench & rushed to Kaveri’s room to check that the AC was working fine and all is well. At about 3 am I managed to fall asleep again. Only waking up an hour and a half later – again in a panic. It was Peter Mukherjea’s incessant knocks on the door in my dream that woke me up this time- his face contorted and bulging at me through the convex lens” I know you’re there Suchitra. Open the door. Opeeenn the door!! Hee hee haw haw haw haw haw!!! ”
Gotta stop following this Indrani Peter #SheenaMurderMystery (even started thinking about it in hash tags! Yesterday when a friend asked me to send her my postal address I typed #ArnabspeaksToPeter into the phone . Luckily I noticed it before I hit send- uff.
For those wondering on the Patel agitation and the sudden appearance of Hardik Patel on the scene, can I point you all once again to this post I had shared a few times? The latest being in Jan this year, post the Sri Lankan election.
“The US Govt, having a much larger courtyard than India has evolved nation manipulation into an art.