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Archive for June, 2009

I don’t believe it..

Posted by Pepper on June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson is truly dead. It makes me very, very sad. Just the mention of his name takes me back in time. I remember sitting on a spread out sheet of newspaper in a muddy field, with the sun directly over head and sweat dripping off my brow. Those were school days. We would be out on what we called, ‘the ground’ during our Sports Day rehearsels. And while we waited for our turn to rehearse all our drills and march past ceremonies, MJ songs would be played out on a rickety walkman that had been victoriously smuggled in to the premises of the sports field. Yes, that was the audio cassette era. His songs bring back sweet memories of being sun burnt and dehydradated. Of humming ‘heal the world’ while hungrily eating cheese sandiwiches that had been packed by my parents in a shiny silver foil. Of fighting and sharing the head phones with friends. I loved his music. And now, he’s gone.

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Father’s Day

Posted by Pepper on June 22, 2009

I can’t believe I missed it this year. But then I am late by just a day, that’s fine right? And without a laptop I couldn’t do one of my usual fathers day posts, so its not my fault right? Right! I’ve run out of excuses now.

It was during my phone conversation with dad yesterday, when he asked me, ‘So you wont wish me for Father’s Day this year?’. And I gulped. Was it father’s day? Oh ok, it was. ‘Ofcourse I will, Happy Fathers Day’. But I knew wishing him after he reminded me wasn’t the same at all.

So I really apologise pa. I don’t know what I am so caught up in, that it totally slipped my mind this year. I hope I can make it up to you. For now, I am putting up a few lines I got in an email from Kaya Skin Clinic that I thought were utterly cute.

‘ To the first man I ever smiled at..
To the first man I truly loved..
To the man I looked for in every other..
To the man who thought I grew up too soon..
To my father..
The first man I belonged to..

Happy Father’s Day!


Your daughter’


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And its gone.. :(

Posted by Pepper on June 16, 2009

It makes me wonder. Was it abuse from my side that was responsible for this untimely demise? I mean, they’re known to not have very high life spans. But on an average, I thought it would stay with me for 2.5-3 yrs atleast. It died in a little less than 2 years.

It had been ailing for the past few months and was critical in its last days. I did intend on gettin it treated appropriatelty, but as usual I act too late :(. I am going to try a few revival strategies to bring it back to life, but I do know that in reality, my laptop has died and I am moaning its death.

I have so much to do because of my thesis, I really don’t know how I am going to survive without a laptop. Running to the university cluster each time I need access to a computer and internet is a phenomenal pain. But looks like I’m not really left with any choice right now.. 😦

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A glimpse of the past..

Posted by Pepper on June 6, 2009

These are pics taken in random residential lanes of the city, a few months ago. A very common picture for people who are used to living in cold places. But for me??? The less said the better. I’ve already mentioned how I acually managed to feel cold in Mumbai winters at times. I am surprised I can actually survive in a place like this.
So now that summer is here and the sun shines on the lawns, seeing these pics gives me that added sense of relief. I see people lying down on the grass and enjoying the delicious sun shine and I smile. And to celebrate the cherished warmth, I initiated the idea of having an outdoor pot lunch with a bunch of friends. I can’t wait.. !

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