Friday, June 06, 2008

Back from a hiatus

This is the longest I have been away from my blog. Not that I didn't have enough to say but had absolutely no time. But I was peeking into other blogs, it is amazing how one gets used to checking on people through their blogs...Especially the ones you know only through blogs like Shruthi and her Puttachi (who incidentally turned 1 this May), or ILL (who's posts I love!) or Biker Dude (whom I turn to when I need that dose of humour to revive myself)

This is a good way to relieve stress when you don't have the time (or sometimes even the energy) to get in touch with real people...

April and May were absolutely crazy! June is promising to be hectic too but I am gonna take a call on that. Though the last 2 months were crazy I loved most of it :D Here's why

I spent 4 weeks in IIMB on campus, in their classrooms, listening to the brightest of professors rattle off theories that actually made sense to me. It was an absolutely fantabulously awesome experience. And I am proud to say today I am an Alumni of IIMB (so what if I didn't pay 9 lakhs :)

I met some incredibly strong, brave and fabulous women there. And I am very happy to have met these women and spent the time with them. The age group was 19 to 55 and every bit entertaining, educating and enriching all the while.

After a very long time I have made friends who's wavelength matches mine and might remain friends for good :) You will understand the excitement around this one if you've been outta college for over 3 years at least or have lost all your friends to either marriage, babies or foreign shores. It is unbelievably difficult to make friends outside of college or work place and I being out of both, had pretty much given up on making new friends EVER. So this was good. Not that I don't have friends now, I do but I am very greedy when it comes to it.

Now for the not so nice parts of the last 2 months.

The worst being the loss of M. It is a month since he left us...I still cannot believe it!

My experience with one of the doctors in the city was horrifying to say the least. Seriously economics are important I understand that but you are a bloody doctor. You are supposed to be nice to people not treat them like a scientific experiment gone wrong...the one that will pay tons of money at that!

My Ajji isn't doing well and she's been in and out of hospital all of May. I met her yesterday and her grit just amazed me. She's 98 , has gone completely blind in the last one year and all the hospital visits in the last month has left her bedridden. But her sense of humour is absolutely intact. She told me yesterday that she went for voting and has demanded 6k from the candidate (he won incidentally and has been the family's favourite MLA for as long as I can remember) She says it is about time her loyalty paid dividends :)

Alright that is a long's that for a come back? I hope I've not lost those 5 readers who'd check in here once in a while.

I am back for good people :)


I love Lucy said...

Good to have you back!!
Seems like you had an eventful summer :) Don't get me started on bad experiences with doctors...this country is filled with such physicians who want to see 4 patients at the same time and make as much money as possible.Grrrrrrrrr.
Your ajji sounds like wonderful lady.I hope she feels better soon.
And lastly,I am so sorry about your loss.I wanted to email you as soon as I read your previous post but was at such a loss for words and after a while it just slipped out of my mind.

Abhipraya said...

Thanks ILL :)

I wonder if we can do something to ensure doctors don't screw us!

Shruthi said...

I am right here, Abhipraya!

your paragraph about how difficult it is to find new friends.. each word rings true for me.

Your Ajji sounds wonderful! Next time you give her a hug, give her one from me too :D

Samba said...

Welcome back! I haven't taken a moment to blog myself though. I changed my job and I'm working 48 hours a day.

Abhipraya said...

Thanks Shruti :) I will do that.

Samb, Thanks. Hope you are loving your new job :)