Aah. It’s my favourite day of the week again. Two days of waking up late, going to sleep late and just chilling out.
The past week has been very relaxing. We have got the air cooler repaired and have also successfully commissioned a matka (earthen pot). The air cooler does not cool the room, it is not that powerful, it just makes sure that the rooms don't get too hot, but in this terrible terrible heat even that does wonders.
The dinner problem still persists but I tried out a meal from a tiffin service yesterday and it was pretty good so maybe that will become my permanent source of dinner. I was on a fruit-centric diet for the past many days because now I am so bored with restaurant food that I just find it unpalatable. But now I am getting bored of fruits too... next what?
One thing I always regretted about Pune was not knowing the city well. Yesterday I was thinking the same thing about Delhi. Even though I have been here for more than 2 months I hardly know the place. And that’s when I decided that I will do something about it.
That is when out of the blue I came to know about a Delhi Blogger's Meet scheduled for this Saturday. So this is a package offer... I get to meet some bloggers in person and I get to make new friends (hopefully).
Gareth and Julian from BBC World Service Technology programme Digital Planet have come to India to know more about the culture of blogs in India and they will be attending the meet. Bill, one of Britain's leading authorities on blogging and Net activism, will also be present. And oh yeah everything about Bill, Julian and Gareth has been swiped from another post and I really do not know much about them or what they do. Nevertheless I am sure my first blog meet is going to be very interesting.
Probably the only thing that could spice up this event even more would be a sting operation by one of my all-time favourite reporters :-)
Life is going on as usual. Nothing new to report. Week was somewhat hectic but not as hectic as the weeks preceding it. Most of my time was spent in reading and tweaking new proposals and also reading up some RFTs (Request for Tender). Nice and long weekend coming up (holiday on Monday!) so am just going to chill out, read a book and maybe come to office to catch up on some reading.
Delhi is getting hotter and hotter by the day. Our home is on the top floor and by the time we reach home in the evening it is damn hot. Everything is hot. My bed is hot, the water is hot, the walls are hot, the air is hot, everything is hot.
All in all I had a nice and relaxed weekend, mostly spent reading or meeting/talking with old friends.
Saturday was spent in office, catching up on some personal reading. Karthik (my roommate) and I also went hunting for a digital camera in the famed Connaught Place area near our office. One thing I do not like about my current office location is that there no decent eating joints nearby. Sure you have your average office canteen or tea stall but no decent restaurants of coffee shops.
Yawn. I am back from hibernation. More like a prolonged period of too much work and too much laziness. I am not going to resolve to blog regularly... I do that every time and then something happens that prevents me from blogging regularly and I am back to square 1.
Well lot of new things happening in my life. I am slowly getting accustomed to my new work profile. There is lot of work and lot of new things to learn but it is all very interesting so am not complaining much.