22 October 2008

Of walks and bungalows


Yesterday was the kind of rainy day that reminded you of a rather annoying relative.The one that would crib in your ear constantly while you watched the proceedings of your cousin's wedding.Anyway , the point being yesterday morning was irritatingly rainy.Although the rest of the day made up for it.

SRC and I set off on our post-lunch walk at 1:30.We scoffed at everybody who was piling into the office when they could've set off on a lovely walk like we were.SRC said something to the effect of age and marriage doing that to people.In my hurry to catch the cab(owing to the irritating morning) , I had forgotten to wear a belt.So I hurried behind SRC while holding on to my jeans.

The walk was strangely peaceful.Without random voices talking about releases , builds, bugs , defects and everything else that is akin to an IT conversation.Just then,the cloud above us jiggled its belly and sent a huge shower our way.We ran towards a construction site ,and this is what we found.

Men at work ...

Toiling hard at what kids their age do best ...


SRC , Gee and I make up stories while we are on these walks.There are a couple of lovely bungalows next to our campus (It being a special economy zone or some such)
.Apparently the sites cost the Raja's turban , his crown and even probably him.There is one beautiful bungalow that we spotted on one of our walks.I cannot stop raving about this house , remind me to when we meet , if ever we do that is.While we are on that , why didnt ANY of you comment on my Dostana post? Tell? Considering it was my best friend forever's wedding eve and also considering that I was so depressed.BAH.Hmph.
Anyway , coming back to the house , what is it you say? You didnt know what to say?Well of course you didnt.Which is why you didnt.Hmph.
Okkk now , the house.Its this heavenly looking house , and guess what!The designer has incorporated a
boulder ,yes you read right.There's a little boulder thats been included along with the compound walls ... almost as if the compound is hugging it and saying come come , we be bhai-bhai.There is an open space on the first floor thats covered all over with bamboo blinds , and a huge portico that has wooden pillars ,stained glass windows, chimes.. oh so sigh, I could go on.We came up with random theories for the owner of the house.That it belonged to a successful,single,independant woman in her late 40's .. the Dimple Kapadia slash Rekha kind.I offered that it could belong to a Rekha kinda woman , who probably taught Kathak on the portico.It could also belong to a thirty something man , successful , cool , sauve , with elements of Farhan Akhtar in him , the kind who went horse riding early in the morning(heavily inspired by Agatha Christie , Daphne Du Maurier and the likes).I wondered if he would also have a philandering brother who tried smuggling diamonds from Kimberley which was the reason why the boulder was where it was?Gee thinks I should marry the horse rider and invite her home and give her some diamonds.SRC meanwhile keeps looking out for a pair of mynas and she invariably spots a lone myna and curses out loud that her release is going to be doomed because of the silly myna that forgot its pair.

Its lovely to be 13 again.

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  • Thursday, October 23, 2008 10:57:00 AM
    Anonymous says:

    lol on ur "..why didnt ANY of you comment on my Dostana post? Tell? Considering it was my best friend forever's wedding eve and also considering that I was so depressed"...
    Sorry Seren... How did Vi wedding go? U didn't write anything abt it at all. ;-)..

    Nash Mom

  • Thursday, October 23, 2008 2:50:00 PM
    Altoid says:


    At the rate at which SRC gets mentioned in your posts, you should probably invite her to co-blog. If she provides so much fodder, it would be beneficial for her...

    :D, I'm glad I'll be there AFTER the rains have been an annoyance to all of you.

  • Thursday, October 23, 2008 8:59:00 PM
    Serendipity says:

    Nash Mom : Thanks for asking :),it went very well!

    Alto : What makes u think it might not rain in dec :D.SRC is mad! :)

  • Friday, October 24, 2008 9:08:00 AM

    :-)) As much as I'd like to laugh at you asking us why we hadnt commented on Vi's wedding post, I feel terrible for not having said anything !! Sorry gurl :)

    But I've always enjoyed your conversations with SRC :D :D

  • Friday, October 24, 2008 9:10:00 AM

    ooooh..and this layout rocks!

  • Monday, October 27, 2008 9:06:00 PM
    Archana says:

    Hope you had fun at your BFF's wedding :-D! Hope you are also not that depressed now - a good friendship will stand the test of *anything*.

    I like this story you made up. Would the owner of that house also be sth akin to Mr. Darcy in P&P (while we are imagining, might as well go all the way, no :-P)

  • Tuesday, October 28, 2008 1:20:00 AM
    Serendipity says:

    Sns :),thanks ..there's more SRCisms coming! I know ! I liked it a lot , especially the scribbles and the notepad effect :)
    Archie :i did have fun ,but in a different way , Im not used to not having her around at a reception party ;) , or anywhere else actually!
    Ooo .. thats a good thought .. yes Mr.Darcy of course , rich and haughty..theres a very mundane looking bungalow next to this one , maybe that would be Mr.Collins'?
    Am currently reading regency Buck by Georgette Heyer , theres a very Darcyish character in that too .. have u read it?


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