Thursday, July 28, 2005
I'm back home for a holiday, and its been really terrible watching Mumbai on TV. While I am glad that I wasn't among those stuck in the rain, it was really sad to watch the great city paralyzed and helpless. While the resilient Mumbaikar spirit will ensure that everything will be up and running as early as possible, its high time the government did something to equip the city to avoid catastrophes such as this.
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Its been a weird week so far, a mountain of work, shopping for relatives, running around pushing red tape, coming home late with every body part groaning for some relief. The domestic help went missing, and then one morning a chit of a girl, all of 14 years, came knocking, clearing the pile of dirty garments away at breakneck speed, and recoiling at the suggestion of having a coffee at her employer's house. Can't do much about child labour in the country, but I'm not having it under my roof. Told her that it just wouldn't do, and her mum had better show up instead. And its only Wednesday!
Friday, July 15, 2005
The weeks has just slipped past, just like the months and years gone by. While the world outside has been shaken by the London blasts, my own week has been uneventful (thank heavens!), except for a few good things at work. Wishing that the rains would come back- the humidity is oppressing.