Friday, July 29, 2005

London misses the Indian Chaos

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Well now I have been in London for 3 weeks and I am really enjoying my time here and having great fun. But one thing which is missing in London, which we can find everywhere in India is Chaos.
Where is the bloody chaos??? A place which has the density of population twice as the desity of population of my country, should also be having twice the chaos, but everything related to that is missing here. There is silence everywhere.
Chaos doesnt mean that India is bad but I mean if I don't hear the horns and don't see people running around, don't find the hawkers on the street and don't find the stupid Hindi songs (specially Altaf Raja's: Tum Toh Thehere Pardesi) I feel the city is sleeping. Well now all this has become part of the Indian Culture and Tradition I guess and is running in our veins.
I know that London is not sleeping but where are all the cows and the bufallos. And there is no cow dund cakes and not smell of "VIVI" on the walls (I dont like it though in India), you can't bargain when in the shop. You can't shout when you feel like, "Ashwin Maacha!!! How are you maacha?? Epri erukey?? Nalla erukey??"
People don't talk to you when in the Underground Train. Yesterday when the train stopped in the tunnel (for some reason, not any bomb) the only noise I could hear was of a old guy turning the pages of book (which he was obviously reading). Had this been Delhi, then the person sitting next to you would have asked you; your kids names, the work you do, which company, what post, the last time your parents went to vaishnu devi ka mandir, what's for lunch. I mean everything would have been asked before the train reaches Ghaziabad (Ghaziabad is like some 30 minutes from New Delhi Railway Station). It not that I like it, but yaar kuch toh baat karo. Just give a smile when someone is standing next to you in the train or just say "Phew the train is so crowded" Log baat hi nahi karte hain.
Yes I am missing India a lot and I want to complete my work here as soon as I can and want to go back as soon as possible. One more reason for being sad is that on Saturday (30th July 2005) it's my first Alumni meet and I could not make it. Boo Hoo Hoo..


Sayesha 5:34 PM, July 29, 2005  

Dunno what's funnier - the description of you as a "Young Indian man in London" or a sardarji who spouts fluent Tamil! :)

Ms. V 11:37 PM, July 29, 2005  

Unnaku tamizh eppidi theriyum da??? :o

Sayesha 3:30 AM, July 30, 2005  

// Unnaku tamizh eppidi theriyum da???

I am not a Tamilian but let me try this one!

"How do you know Tamil, yaar?"

Am I right am I right??? :D

Ms. V 4:11 AM, July 30, 2005  

Bang on target, sayesha! :D

Sayesha 3:21 PM, July 30, 2005  

Nandri, Ms. V! ;)

Whoa, I am getting good, huh? :D

Ms. V 4:11 PM, July 30, 2005  

Not bad at all!! I think we're turning Virdi's blog into a Tamil learning centre of sorts! :p

virdi 9:32 PM, July 30, 2005  

MS V>>> hello, i know little tamil da.. that doesnt mean i am a tamilz expert. ennuke kunchum kunchum tamil terium...
Sayesha>>> tere ko salam... kuch bhi karti rehti hai tu.. now u learning tamil also?? wow!!!

Ms. V 3:47 AM, July 31, 2005  

I would PAY to hear you speak in Tamil! ;) It would be a riot!!! :D

priya 6:03 PM, July 31, 2005  

i cant stay witness to this massacaring of my lingo!!! tamil vazhga .. means ' tamil live long ' .. let me be ur mentor virdi.. i'll be the tam guru.. plssssssssssss :p


virdi 7:56 PM, July 31, 2005  

ms. v>> yes please pay me...
priya>> yes teach me... i will become mudaliyar then and will write some hazar poems.. but then the hunk Surya and Vikram might go out of business..

Kroopa Shah (Kr00pz) 12:54 PM, August 02, 2005  

Yah, same is the case here. No one talks to anyone. Occassionally you will have the chatty person next to you who will yap and yap and yap. Sometimes even this fails to provoke the listener!!

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