Monday, June 28, 2010

Dream Route


I have read about this particular road trip and also heard from people who have flown to Leh. Both options seem amazing in their respeective ways.
I dont know if, when and how it will happen for me. Until then it remains a trip to dream about. I have seen enough images of Leh's mindblowing landscape and now I just want to see it with my bare eyes. A good refernce to get a glimpse of the landscape is actress Deepti Naval's (one of my favorite actresses) personal website.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Back From Boston

I may be back but I am still dreaming Boston. Got a fantastic opportunity to go to Boston and I only wanted to get back because I was missing family. Everything about Boston is great- the streets, the sights, the history, the architecture, the food ,and the people ( the few I got to know at least :)). I would say, so far, Boston is one of my favorite cities in the world (India is homeland so not including its cities in the list) after London.
I would say the highlight was visiting some of the fabulous centers of learning that Boston is famous for. But hey I am no nerd. Squeezed in some shopping at the H&M store where an amazing sale was on ($40 goods at $10!!!). I looked like the homeless bag lady once I was done and out of the store :D. Met some interesting folks from my discipline and made some friends which was an added bonus.
Sharing my Boston experience with anyone who is interested to share..

Amazing architecture both the modern and the old...

This is MIT's well known School of Architecture and Planning
Took the subway from MIT to go to Harvard

As you enter one of the gates of Harvard's main campus
And as you exit the gate
Harvard campus- Took some deep breaths and inhaled the Harvard air--don't know if it would make any difference :D
Checked out the old and famous Harvard book store.. charming is the word.Lunch at Finale- I never thought I would use words like fabulous and divine while describing food as they sound very snobbish; but what can I say --the food here is fabulous and divine!
The dessert is what I ordered and I spent sometime staring at it (and obviously took a picture) before I dug in. By the way this is the famous Boston creme pie


There are so many more lovely images and exciting experiences of Boston and I wish to revisit again one day. Until then I'll just rely on my power to day dream.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Nothing Ever Happens

Del Amitri - Nothing Ever Happens

Found at abmp3 search engine

" And ignorant people sleep in their beds

Like the doped white mice in the college lab

Nothing ever happens, nothing happens at all

The needle returns to the start of the song

And we all sing along like before"

Human existence and how useless and mundane it can get! But then finding your purpose in life is no easy task either. Screwed either way! *sigh*

Friday, June 11, 2010

Excited

K got his doctorate today. All are excited and happy!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Rescued

I feel restless
I need to travel
I feel trapped
I need to escape
..and when you don't know what to do you listen to music?- I guess.

I have been listening to this one over and over and over again. It has a very haunting tune and lyrics.

"Palerum nadaya Paleriylu
padipathinjoru pattundallo
Palerimanikyam pennuruthi
paathira neendi kadanna pattu...
...........................................
maanjottil makarathil kattupole
ilanulli, poonulli nadanna pennu"

Src: http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=VBEF0C5wucM&feature=related

(Movie: Palerimanikyam-Oru Pathira Kolapathakathinte Katha, starring soooperstar-Mammootty!!! & other talented people and great music from Sharat & Bijibal. Interesting movie for sure..the storyline , the art...).

I feel lost
Do I need to be rescued?
...
.....
(No, just need to change my thinking- I guess)

Monday, June 07, 2010

Right or Wrong?


"The world constantly renews itself, and when you look at it that way, regret and nostalgia seem equally futile". (From- The Romantics by Pankaj Mishra)

Maybe right but my un-wise mind does not think so..