Friday, March 17, 2006

On the spur of the moment

I like being adventurous and doing things on the spur of the moment. So when my office told me that I could take the day off for holi, I was quite excited. I wasn't supposed to have an off - never did on Eid or Makar Sankranti or Republic Day or whatever. Apparently, there's a new rule now, according to which everyone gets offs in rotation. So, some people were off on Holi and others will be off on the next holiday.

Anyhow, coming to the point... mom dad had gone to Agra for holi so I decided I want to go too! I found out a travel agent in my sector, booked a ticket, booked a taxi to take me to the station at 5 a.m. and there I was sitting in the shatabdi to Agra. It was so much fun. I didn't do much more than making a few calls and collecting my ticket from an Uncle's place but the whole thing somehow gave me a sense of independence. The drive to the station gave me a feeling of exhilaration. Any city is so different in the wee hours of the morning. I remember driving back from ACJ in Chennai at 4 a.m. I just loved driving on the road by the Marina and driving at those unearthly hours (a 2-wheeler at that) used to make me feel so free for some reason. Sigh...I'm missing ACJ now:( I also loved observing the sounds of the night time and I love to look at the night sky. I must say the night sky is the best in the north-east - so bright and clear. In Shillong, I'd be on the terrace for an hour every night - just looking at the stars, finding constellations or making up my own!

Anyway, my trip to Agra was good. Didn't play holi, just met up relatives, cousins, niece and nephew! The little angels are as cute as ever. I think these sudden spurts of vacation can sometimes be more refreshing than the well-planned holidays. Ok I think it's time to log off. Ciao.
-M.

16 comments:

shamshaan ghat said...

fine then fatass..as usual busy with all this and boring people with thy existential crises...u want to know the purpose of ur existence??? feeding me!! :P

Anonymous said...

Told you. Take a vacation.

--P

Mridu said...

Pyg is short for Pygmalion. It's not rocket science...duh..how come u didn't figure that out Pygmalion?

Anonymous said...

Damn. The brain cells must be dying. Apart from that, Pyg sounds too much like animals that are ungulates native to Eurasia collectively grouped under the genus Sus within the Suidae family.

--Pygmalion

Anonymous said...

Damn. The brain cells must be dying. Apart from that, Pyg sounds too much like animals that are ungulates native to Eurasia collectively grouped under the genus Sus within the Suidae family.

--Pygmalion

shamshaan ghat said...

aha wouldnt u die to know!! well so would lots of people

Shivangi said...

I was off on holi too... Went out for a late lunch with annie and sathe... Was fun! If you like Delhi in the morning, you have to see it post 1 or 2 in the night. Trust me, its a beautiful sight. Didnt know Delhi was so stunning! Missing ACJ now are we? :)

Shivangi said...

Who is Pygmalion?

Shivangi said...

Arreeee!!! UPDATE.

varungupta said...
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varungupta said...

have to agreew with u..at night that too at odd hrs..its beautiful to be at beach..but one thing besant nagar beach in chennai was much better....

Sagnik Chakravartty said...

Hi Mridu,
got to know u through orkut.. in fact sombuddha dutt's friend's list... Well great to read abt ur adventures....
I am also in Television media working for doordarshan news as a copy writer on a contractual basis.....
Bye and Cheers
Sagnik Chakravartty
Be in touch
Cell : 9868568921
email: sagnik.chakravartty@gmail.com

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Anonymous said...

post...

--Pygmalion

Shivangi said...

You've disappeared from the face of the earth!

Anonymous said...

another blog bites the dust...

--Pygmalion