Its been the longest gap ever in my postings at Sachiniti. If regularity be the sine qua non of a successful blogger then I plead guilty. Rreasons are indescribable and nebulous.
Badinage not being a forte, nescience not necessarily the culprit. Perhaps it was just a plethora of undientified thoughts as if engulfing you into…..numbness.
Everyday commenced with a resolve to ‘write a post’. Topic? There was the gruesome murder of Aarushi Talwar a 14 year old aglow with what only youth can afford. But something held me back. I was tentative on the facts presented. Something seemed amiss.. the mothers unexpectedly cold reaction, fathers seemingly innocent demeanour, cops turning a blind eye to glaring clues. It befuddled me and I found I had nothing to say until the case is proven. Not for a minute do I believe the father Rajesh Talwar to be the culprit.
My tryst with Swami Vivekananada which commenced in 1994 is on to its third reading. He leaves you unfit for the world and hence the blog. There was so much I wished to share with you all.. but ‘being’ with his writings is as if diving into a sea of limitless possibilities, none of which consist of bubbling back to the mundane..hence the arrest of further thought on a blog in the matter.
Since purchase of a new car was in the offing.. test drives were aplenty. I confess for me a Toyota or a Volks bear little to show them apart. Hubby and son are aghast and have tried their darnedest in exasperated tones’ How can you not differentiate.. look at the shape, bumper and the headlamps”.. I tried.. believe me and all I saw were …a shape,bumper and headlamps. Son of course is into torque and technicalities that go way ‘bumper’ over me…Anyway to cut a long story short.. test drives were taken religiously. It began with the Merc, then the BMW, Volkswagen, Toyota, Honda Crv and then the latest Honda Accord. For the life of me I cannot understand just why is the Merc so heavily priced!! The BMW was pathetic, in its look, cabin space, features. Volkswagen was fine . But the Best according to me was the new Accord.. simply classic.
With the amount of chit chat going on comparing the vehicles I thought I’d include you all in. But felt.. there wasnt anything much I’d contribute since I was stuck on the Accord.. VFM.. 20lacs.. which meant one could buy a Honda civic and an Accord for the price of a Merc ( I suspect bought only for the status tag..ah..ah..thats inessential) which was just no comaprison in the ride, features to the Accord. They even have a facility to access the bootspace from within the back seat ( wow! on long trips when you want to get your vanity out, no need to stop car…. just pop it up) and a control panel for the a/c etc in the arm rest at the back. Just how nifty was that! Oh yes and the features of reverse sensors, display panel, fully automatic humless drive ( believe u me it was silent as hell)..I loved it. And it grabs the road as if stuck on it.. even on the steepest zigzag we test drove on. No pull back on a slope ( it scares the wits outa me ) no screech in the sharpest of brake moment..just fantastic.
And then there was the anger over the SC order of raising the OBC quota to 50%!!! it makes you wince and hope you were a tribal mother for the sake of your son!! Its 60 years for Gods sake and how long is this quota business going to carry on.? Just what is the rationale behind this ? Are our children privy to MORE? If yes how where what? Jeez.. it hurts..!!
Saw a few movies I would have liked to review..but didnt feel excited enough. Sarkar raj, Jannat etc.. both good imo.. the others werent worth a mention.
Oh there was a topic a day.. but the fingers werent co operating, mind was as if on a vacation..So sorry guys if you have been coming here and cursing like ” No post.. what the hell is she up to?”.. sigh..nothing..just..feeling….ummm..blank..