Friday, October 20, 2006

a few things said and asked :) and about jaipur

Hey people!

10 days since my last post…and I am back! This time with something new that I have to say…express and even ask!

Have you ever felt the joy of giving a surprise to someone you very dearly love and can do anything for? No? then I suggest you go ahead and do it right now because the feeling is simply amazing! Specially, if, for that surprise, you have pushed your limits, put in extra work so that you can make time and just wanted to see the person smile. All you expected to be a return for that kind of a surprise is a genuine warm smile on the person’s face. Trust me; the feeling is like one you would have never had before. I have done it and hence, this comes from the horse’s mouth! And also, you will realize that more you stretch yourself, harder you work for that surprise, more is the joy of seeing that smile. Specially, because you never expect anything tangible or profitable to turn out of that surprise. It need not be an expensive one (though, better if it is, I guess) and I agree, in some cases the surprise may even backfire but when you look back at it, think about it, it all feels worth it. Just because the one you did it for, matters to you more than you can ever say. When you think about the person you did it for and all that you went through to do that, you realize to what lengths you can go for that ONE person who means all that your life has ever signified! Simply everything! And after it’s over, you don’t remember the hardship that you had to go through…it’s just those few moments of the surprise that stay in your mind. Because for someone else, you would have never even dreamed of doing it, let alone actually going ahead with the plan!!
Try it. And hey, another thing…if there is someone you love a lot and who means a lot to you, then never tell that person that you don’t have time. NEVER. Because if that person means so much to you then you will always make time. Remember, nobody has the 25th hour in the day…it just depends on how significant someone IS for you. If essential, stretch your limits, push yourself harder, bully yourself to work faster so that you end up saving a few hours for someone who defines your life. It’s like you work hard throughout the year to save up for Christmas or New Year! And the joy of spending that saved up time makes memories indelible. They stay forever. Oh! But one word of advice there, do not leave your work pending and then spend the time. It takes the joy having SAVED time to spend. Understand? If you don’t then you got to be REALLY DUMB! Beyond hope is more like it. And in that case, you should be reading nursery rhymes instead of this post!
Anyway, enough of grandfather type of advice and counseling. Now, let’s change the topic.
I am sitting here in Jaipur. Actually, a little away from Jaipur, at a place called Dausa. This place is in Rajasthan. What am I doing here? Well, that’s a good question! I am here to visit my dad. And all that I am doing here is sleeping (alone), eating, watching movies and thinking. Well, that’s a lot for a day I guess. This is what I call a thinking holiday! And hey, did I tell you that I saw BLACK camels for the first time here! This makes me think, can there be racism among camels too? Yikes…what am I thinking?! So, sitting on this machine (it has been borrowed for sometime), I thought of typing out a post and that’s how, this post came about. Now, about this place. I know Dausa sounds like some distant, remote island where you wouldn’t want to be marooned (unless, it was with your girlfriend, like they show in the movies) because you will die due to lack of resources and technology! But it’s nothing like that. This is, in fact, pretty neat a place! With big houses (which don’t look like they have been made from concrete sheets), lots of cool air, thanks to the AC, T.V., fridge and DVD player and even internet! Coming to think of it, this place rocks! And food…its fab. Surprisingly, though I hadn’t been much in touch with the idiot box for quite sometime, I am already bored of it in just two days! Holy heavens! Lots of lawns and stuff around. This looks more like some kind of resort instead of work location! I wish I was an engineer too (just kidding, I love advertising) so that even I would get such benefits!
Passing through Jaipur, I saw a few monuments. This city is called the pink city of India. The reason being, apparently, that the stones that were found in the region were pink in color and hence, all construction was done with that stone, giving the buildings, a pink look. But these stones were blindingly bright in the Sun. hence, it was decided that the building should be painted. On further examination, it was found that the color of paint that would absorb the sunlight was also pink! Sheesh! Yikes! And hence it happened. The buildings were painted pink (I would hate living in a pink building)! And to think of it, I always thought it was called the pink city because the people here were very healthy and hence it came from the saying “in the pink of health”! Stupid, I know! But to be very honest, and a little critical, the color is not really pink. It’s actually a very confused color between pink and peach. This isn’t meant to be a sexist remark, but it is a very feminine color! In fact, in the old city, where most of these heritage buildings are, the government has instructed that all building should remain painted pink! Now, who was the one who said I WAS CRAZY?? And hey…this just occurred to me, many times, when we give directions to people, it’s like, you go straight up, turn left at the fourth turn and it’s a blue ( or green or yellow or white) building on your left. Here, if you say, go straight up and it’s a pink building on your left…the most natural question that would follow would be “which pink building?” because ALL of them are pink! Christ…what confusion! This place has something called the Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace, if translated literally) and a few forts (which I still have to cover). And the city is very dusty, least said. Oh…and did I tell you the strangest thing about the city…there is a jail here and right outside the jail, you have an ATM counter of UTI bank! It’s like all the prisoners are paid through banks and their money gets credited to the account and when they are walking out, they can just swipe their card and get the cash! Now, THAT is what I call technology! Plus, who would possibly want to go and withdraw cash from outside a prison for heaven’s sake? On the other hand, this ATM counter is pretty secure in the sense that possibly nobody would think of robbing one that stands right outside a prison and has cops everywhere! Isn’t that funny? Come on, it is SUPPOSED to be! Otherwise, the city is fine and good for a visit. I shall tell you more about the city as I get to see it.

Right now, I am tired of sitting on this freaking chair and I will thus end my post here. Hope it was a good read!

Adios.

6 comments:

A said...

je suis tres amusante....

!!!

really!!

ask me why???

wel i mean how amusing can u get...(not sarcy or anything boss)

"if u love someone blah blah.....you will always find the time for them"

blah blah yata yata coming from you honeykins....and knowing you might remove this comment well i still put forth my thoughts straight....

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