Sunday, September 10, 2006

The Bombay Thing.

No, I've not had enough.

It's funny, though I was staying with N the whole time, but we didn't really talk talk till the last day. That too, at 2 am.
Lots of tears and hugs later, we watched the climax scene of Raja which was playing on some channel. :o) Nothing like watching a crappy movie to make you feel better!

I also met the blogger Mr. Busybee on my last day there. (no that's not his id)
We met at Shopper's Stop. I was there early and was checking out some of the clothes when he came up. The guy thinks I'm fat .(He thought the kurta I chose was too small for me. Hmph!) :o(

He also said that I'm gonna have an extra-marital affair (apparently, he's an amateur palmist). I've been told (by others who've read my palm) that I will have two relationships in my life, and the second one will be the "intense" one.
This was told to me when I was seeing the rebound guy, and I was told that that relationship won't even show up on my palm cos it was of no consequence at all. (funny how that turned out to be right! )
So there's only one more love-of-my-life left.
Me! extra-marital affair! Hah! And here I'm doubting I'll even get married!

I was supposed to meet another blogger as well, but he couldn't make it to Bombay ( he was in Delhi at the time).

I went to Mahim Church on a Wednesday(which is the special day to go there) but I couldn't really pray. My heart just wasn't in it. But then I got back and realised what I really wanted to pray for.
I thought I'd go to the Haji Ali to make my wish (apparently, if you go there on a Friday and make a wish, it'll come true) . But that didn't happen either. So my wish is gonna have to wait till next time I guess.

I travelled on the local trains too. N took me to the station, made me get into one of the compartments that was pacccked with people, and while hanging on for dear life, she screams to me "you wanted to see Bombay right? This is Bombay! "
Crazy woman!

And Bombay.
How do I explain?
How can I even begin to tell you how it feels? How can I explain the madness, the passion, the struggle for survival, the intensity of emotions... It has to be experienced.
You will be disgusted. You will be overwhelmed. You will be amazed.
But you just can't have enough of it.

There is nothing mild or understated about Bombay.
Love. Hate. Kill. Die. Live.
Life happens too fast to contemplate, to think, to even sit down and cry.

So I was pretty detached from the whole thing. You see, I kept my pace. N would take me to the station and she'd be hurrying to catch the train.
"N, slow down! What's the hurry?"
She looks back at me and says "Look around you. How can you not hurry?!"

Bombay happened in a haze. As did Pune.

I didn't want to leave.
No, actually, I didn't want to come back here.

But back I am. I'm already waiting for my next trip to India.

And maybe next time, it might be a one-way ticket. (and God, if you're listening, it should be on my terms pliss! Not like I'm being deported for flipping off the sheikh or anything! )

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

we want more :-)

GhostOfTomJoad said...

You mean that blogger from Delhi stood you up? The nerve!! :-)

One of the few lessons you must learn in life - never trust palmists and astrologists. Especially the amateurs...they're just ripping you off.

Anonymous said...

and ironically all the girls fall for it (palmists and astrologists)

ToOothlEss WOndeR! said...

yea.. like lemme see your hand... you've got a real soft one.. okay. here.. this line here..
hahahahaha!!!!

college palmistry - finally you get slapped for saying that you just wanted to hold her hand!
no - not slapped.. wo-manhandled. wo-MEN handled!
oh crap!

i dont know if that was a happy post or a sad one, but i'm smiling.
palmistry- o yeah! :P

hj said...

Mitti ki jo khushboo, tu kaise bhoolaayega
Tu chaahe kahin jaaye, tu laut ke aayega
Nayi nayi raahon mein, dabi dabi aahon mein
Khoye khoye dilse tere, koyi ye kahega
Ye jo des hai tera, swades hai tera, tujhe hai pukaara
Ye woh bandhan hai jo kabhi toot nahin sakta

Sonia said...

anon: "we" ??

K: on the nut from Delhi who stood me up, do NOT get me started! :D
anyway, it's his loss don't u think :) ?!

anon2: well, i didn't.

toothless wonder: NOOOO! he's not like that at ALL! he's really sweet! he's just not very good at the palm-readin thing.

HJ: Love that song! the day before i was to leave for bombay, i woke up listening to these lines on the radio:

Aa laut chal tu ab diwaane
Jahaan koyi toh tujhe apna maane
Awaaz de tujhe bulaane, wahi des

Ye jo des hai tera...


message from the good lord u think?!

ToOothlEss WOndeR! said...

now i'm thinking - no seriously, who the F is this he??
*scrolls back to see who that was* okay, i thought it was some random guy.okay. no offense meant.

NOOOO! he's not like that at ALL! he's really sweet!
What do you mean - i'm bitter? or sour, maybe? or maybe pineapple flavored?
i was talking about myself back there, lady!
hmmph!
:X

Sonia said...

Toothless wonder: oh! :) sorry then!

lazy said...

*blink*- did i see a post just disappear?