Friday, 4 February 2011

Catching up

What with the new year having come about, it is quite conspicuous that I have not written for a whole month. Now what I have been doing this whole time is a little bit of a mystery, but apparently I have managed to keep myself occupied enough not to visit these pages. So, I am taking time off this mysterious work load that I have to fill in something about... well, I guess it would have to be about my one month into the new year.

1. I reached Hyderabad on the second of January with a horrible cold that only got aggravated when it met with the Hyderabad weather. It remained for quite some time, refusing to let go. It finally did leave, though, and I was elated and delighted.

2. I went for a marriage to Bombay, which was good. But I did not manage to see any place there, which is sad. But I enjoyed, which was lovely, especially since I got mehendi done by an amazing person, who refused that she did good hand-work. She was a close family friend of the groom, and one fun girl. And I hogged on all the delicacies that were offered (which were amazing too  many), and I hung around with loads of people I knew. So, basically, we had a whole load of fun. On the other hand, I never managed to eat a gola! And Bombay is supposed to be famous for its golas.

3. I have been having lots of presentations, that make me look like I'm going mad because I keep saying I need to study, which I don't feel like. In relation to that, I finished reading Surfacing by Margaret Atwood, and am now re-reading The Game World Trilogy. For those who don't know what the book is about, I advise you to go buy a copy right now, and start reading. I assure your entertainment shall be provided for. I also went to a book fair that had a lot of these children's novels, and I bought a whole load of them. So, well, it was great fun.

4. I went for a kuchipudi dance performance (and this is the most recent update, since I went yesterday, 4/2/11). It was amazing, awe (wait-for-it) some [hopefully you watch How I Met Your Mother], and breath-takingly beautiful. The performance was by the students of the University of Hyderabad, and the main dancer was their dance teacher, and head of the department. They did the Telugu kuchipudi version of Chandalika, the story of a Dalit woman, who eventually fell in love with a Buddhist monk, and converts into Buddhism. It was really touching- the drama of the dance, and the movements and the rhythms. Okay, the ranting shall stop right about here!

5. I have a couple of poems that I do need to put up, that shall, hopefully come soon.

I did not realise how eventful January has been. And the moral of that story is: do not forget to blog!

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