Thursday, July 30, 2009

A li'l more than two months!!

It's been a little more than two months since I came to Mumbai, and the experience has been wonderful!! ( yeah yeah.. despite all the cribbing.. ;-) )

Sometimes I feel like, I reached here just yesterday and sometimes I feel like a lifetime has been spent here! Work is pretty decent, though I am still not sure what I am really supposed to be doing. People at work are nice. Its a regular office crowd. Why do I like it so much? Well, first n foremost its the variety. Different people, different lives and how they coincide within the circular walls of the IL&FS building, 4th floor. :-D

I was initially very sad, as most of the people in my team were older than me and married. So you know, a normal lunch / tea time discussion involved - their kids, husbands and in-laws! But slowly I saw a new side to this whole scenario. These people( here I'm talking of just the women) had sooo much more than just the casual talks. I have come to like them soo much so that sometimes when I have to go to the other office(yes! I am a "mobile employee") I miss them sooo much! Other than that, you have the regular office link-ups, n gossip! which is truly fun and very harmless. I like it here.

Living at my aunt's place, right now feels like the best decision I could've taken. Why?
Here I have family and I love them loads, and hence don't feel the hollowness of not having mom dad n bro with me. Plus she's my favorite aunt, and my cousin - however much we fight n bicker - I have come to adore him and respect him loads more! My other cousins have also been loads of fun, new thing for me getting to spend quality time with my folks!!

Well, plus I had a visit from one of my closest friends from Bengaluru! Well categorically, it was an amazing weekend! Things happened that weekend which happened for the first time in my life!! :D.. I wish I could put all of it here, but I'll keep it for some other day!!

Last, but not the least, the guys!!! How can I talk of Mumbai and not mention them. The same people during training in B'lore were sooo completely different from the "Men" they are today. They are sooo busy with their Business Development, sometimes I feel all alone when I don't meet them for weeks! [ thats when the regular office people make me feel super good - like somehow they know how I'm feeling] But then, all of a sudden, they become these gentlemen(again something they weren't during training) and take time out to go out and sit with me by the sea, at either marine drive or Worli sea face [ god! i love them(places)!! and these make me fall in love with Mumbai even more ].

So, two months on my own, and life has happened! It feels nice to have left most relations back in b'lore and come to a new city to make new relations. I haven't run away from my problems, I have just been running towards life!! Now going back to bangalore, even if only for just a week, is like going back to another world! A world that I have truly truly missed, grown up within. Its like going back to school and standing on the stage, where you've performed many many times, after years of graduating from there.

Lovely feeling, isn't it?

Friday, July 3, 2009

Life, or something like that!

It is a name of some movie, isn't it?

Well that's exactly how I'm feeling; that I'm living "Life, or something like that"!

From childhood, one thing which mom used to tell me was, there's nothing like the rains in Mumbai! Well, yeah! there's nothing like it! Its pure madness, it starts and doesn't seem to know when to stop; nevertheless, people here have been telling me, that this is nothing in comparison whats in store for this year!!

Yikes! help! I am someone who has always loved the rains.. but I need to paraphrase it now; I am someone who loves the Bangalore Rains!!! The rains here just go about all do dampening everything - the surroundings and your spirits!!

I think I'm cribbing a bit too much, and being someone who doesn't crib, I'm hating this!

[BTW the image is the view from my window of the rains!]

Well, I'm a mess now, and nothing seems to be helping and somewhere in my head, I just thought writing about stuff might help you heal!

Girls, more often than not, [not generalizing coz that's again something I don't do] would have always dreamed of getting a guy who:

- Loves them
- is good looking
- understanding
- Good to take home to ur parents
- Rich
- Someone who'd do anything for you
- Someone who's extremely loyal
- and someone who is really good otherwise!

So, what would you call a girl who'd give all that up? and who, you may ask, is foolish enough to give up on that sort of a guy? "ting ting ting" you are absolutely correct!! - ME!!

The one thing which quite a few of my friends have asked me, and I have asked myself is - Why?
Why did I actually let go an opportunity of being with such a wonderful person?

My answer, after deep deeeep thought, is I don't know! I do not really know what was the actual thing which made me lose it with this guy!

Help! Its strange.. really strange..! I am very sceptical in a normal environment to ask someone for help! but here I did it twice, both on one blogpost!

Ok, I'm thinking, where there's rains today, there there might be sunshine tomorrow, right?

So all I'm hoping for is a li'l sunshine, and then I'll be able to be who I really want to be!

Now I wanna sing some song, dance away to glory!! If i wasn't in office, then I'd be doing plenty!! ;-) This actually sounds like some rhyme you know! ;-)

What should I expect out of Mumbai?

Yes, Long time since I claimed to do this more often, Can't really help I guess!! :)

To get a Job in IBM is one thing; to get a IT company to give a girl from Bangalore a job posting in Mumbai is another!! Lots of people have asked me this : Why Mumbai??
- is it because u were born here?
- or because u have loads of relatives here?
- or because you want to stay away from home??

The answer has always been the fourth option : None of these

A great person once said "Spend atleast 6 months of ur life in Bombay. Else you'll never know what you missed! trust me on this one."

So I came here, to find out what I missed! I have always wanted to live in another city away from home. The city could've been anything.. Delhi, Kolkata, Jaipur, So that option couldn't answer the why Mumbai part! The question it answered was why not B'lore!! ;-)

I have been waiting to experience what I missed; Its just been a couple of weeks now.. and I'm here for more than Six months! So lets wait n watch, what say?

So, What should I expect out of Mumbai?