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The Longest Birthday Ever

Every year, my mother’s birthday is the longest ever. Why? coz she was born on the 21st of June that’s why! This year, my sister decided she would make something for my mother as a gift. So she came up with this:
It was really difficult to sneak away from home and get everything together but through sheer lying, we finally managed to get it framed. It did pay off in the end; my mother could not have been more surprised!  And best of all, I caught the entire episode on video :).

What with the laptop giving up on me and having to be repaired, plus a couple of exams and what not, I’ve barely been able to catch my breath, let alone up with my blog.Next up – last date for Central bank is tomorrow and I’ve yet to take out the draft. Yikes! And so I go on another round. At least I have the trip to Manali to look forward to. If it decides to happen of course.
Once I’m back and played with Shiretoko a bit (yes, Firefox 3.5 releases tomorrow too!), I have a huge project coming up. What is it? Ya’l…

Up The Hill And Back Again

I think I now know what Jack went through when he came tumbling down the hill. It’s no fun at all. Of course I didn’t exactly tumble down, rather I took the bus but it was still uncomfortable. And I like my comfort. 
Why am I referencing nursery rhymes all of a sudden you ask? Remember the ill fated Haridwar trip that got postponed? Well I went and this time it was cut short and not even for a worthwhile cause. Let me begin from the beginning. Once upon a time, there lived a girl…oops wrong beginning. Two days ago, that is on the 11th of June 2009, an air conditioned Innova left Delhi on its 5 hour journey towards Haridwar. It contained 8 people plus the chauffeur. Also included one 6 – foot monstrosity called my brother, who poor thing, had to practically bend over to fit in the backseat. Even then, we had a fun time yakking away nineteen to the dozen. Reached just in time to catch lunch at the guest house and off we went to see the temples (supposedly the reason we went, you will soon…

There Is A God

There is a god. And he hates me. That’s right. The big guy from up there wants his revenge.  How else do you explain the fact that just as I was getting ready to enjoy the weekend alone, sans parents, their trip gets postponed? Now not only do I lose my hedonistic (rather optimistically titled) weekend but I also get to go along on the 11th to Haridwar. Yaay! NOT. So now you know. 
Besides this isn’t the first time this has happened. My dad was to visit me at hostel, when Mister I Run The Country (aka the PM) all of a sudden wants to review BHEL, weak knees notwithstanding. Funny, last time I checked, it was doing great without any interference from him. So no trip.
That last was quite some time ago. More recently it was the turn of the CM. I had planned out my entire trip to Jaipur with my friend MG (after spending the mandatory 2 days with the parents of course). Of course the CM picks this exact weekend to visit the site and view progress, when there is nothing to see but a boundary …