Tuesday, July 12, 2005


London duniya mein sabse bade sheheron mein se ek. (one of the biggest cities in the world). It’s a different country in its own.
I am presently staying with my cousin Didi in Enfield (will be shifting to Tooting where my company has guesthouse). Now this place is one sleepy town in the outskirts of London and I take an early morning train to Central London from the Ponder’s End Station. As you reach the station you can find people speaking different languages, having different skin colour, wearing different clothes and running to reach for work. London is like a mother, who has opened its arms to everyone.
I am in London at a time when there has been a lot of tension because of the bombings in the Underground Train and in the bus. Some 70 people died and some 600 were injured because of the bombings. London was back to its usual way of fast lifestyle the next Monday. Everyone ready for the week ahead. The people are ready to face the terrorists and I think they are better adapted to coming back to normal because they had been facing these bombing since the IRA days. (Unlike the people across the Atlantic) You can find police and security on high alert and I think its good that I can take their help if I am lost in the city.
People seem to be very nice, they always have a smile on their faces, but the million dollar question when do these guys work?? I left office yesterday at 6.50 – 6.55 PM and was one of the last to leave office and I come in today at 8.50 AM and was the one who switched on the lights on my floor. Excuse me but in India this cant happen. You can never be the first to work or last to leave work. There will always be one geek already in office even if you come at 6 o’clock in the morning.
London is a funny place because it’s clouded and sunny in the same time and the sun sets at 10PM and again rises at 4 AM. Funny place I say.
Will meet Michael today evening. He was with me in IIT and I used to call him "farzi angreez"(pseudo foreigner) because of a strange accent he had. Those convent school kids have. and me was from Government School. He has been in London since January and by now he must have become a real Angreez. He was growing his hair, wanted a pony tail, so that we can pull it. I guess by now he must be having his hair as long as Anna Kornikova's.
Well everyone should visit London. It’s a great place (that’s what I have seen in the few days that I have been here) Will check out all the places in London very soon.


ritzkini 2:10 PM, July 12, 2005  

Seems like you are really having fun...good for u macha...
Esp. liked the line "London duniya mein sabse bade sheheron mein se ek"-Seemed like an Amitabh Bacchan line introducing the movie to the audience...

Sayesha 3:49 PM, July 12, 2005  

I thought it sounded like the opening lines in DDLJ!

priya 7:01 PM, July 12, 2005  

enough of ur london vondon!! u come back here piggy.. dont get some gori or blackie ladki ;) ur mom will get psyched

Anonymous,  5:33 AM, July 13, 2005  

"London is like a mother, who has opened its arms to everyone...."
- this one brought tears to my eyes...

virdi 9:23 AM, July 13, 2005  

Kini>> its great here da. met Michael and Ashwin here yesterday.
Sayesha>> i will try and find out where does "baujee" live.
Priya>> dont worry priya, i will come back soon and i dont like gori or kali, i like tan skin girls. ;) whats your color??
Anony>> dont cry pleeeeeease... tumhari baat sun kar mera man bhar aaya..

abhinav 1:39 PM, July 13, 2005  

Hey virdi , came here thru priya "tallgirl"'s blog.never been outside hindustan , but if i ever do so , london is my frst choice.holds some kind of majestic foggy charm to me.upload some pics if u can dude.

Sayesha 4:44 PM, July 13, 2005  

//i will try and find out where does "baujee" live.

Haha! Hope baujee has a Simran-type daughter for you. And don't get into his bad books with a Raj-like bee(r silent) incident! :D

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