Saturday, December 30, 2006

India bloggin'

I've been in India for less than a week and am now in my third city. From Delhi to Allahabad, back to Delhi and now in Mumbai. As always I find these homecomings increasingly disconcerting and comforting, two disparate reactions that confuse me. What was once familiar appears unfamiliar and what was unfamiliar (the fast pace of growth and all its attendants) seems strangely familiar. Allahabad was the same. But for God's sake we have a McDonalds. A McDonalds in Allahabad. Mumbai is still depressingly expensive and the traffic makes me want to scream. Delhi was well...Delhi. Chaotic and Panju.
More later.


Anonymous said...

Hello ji,
Congratulations on the imminent release of your novel.

Now the last time an up and coming female author with almost the same initials as you published a book, she ended up doing seven in the series. ;)

Only one problem with this post. You use a very poor word for the proud people of the five rivers. Granted some of us are a little over the top but the moniker is ill-deserved. It's a mumbaikar conspiracy.

Anyhow, happy new year and here's to you.

You know who.

Jawahara Saidullah said...

Hey: Seven books??? Let's see. As they say in India: tumharey mooh mein ghee shakkar.

Arrey, what is wrong with the word Panju? There's nothing negative about it. Vaisey bhi...people from UP can't throw stones na. There was no disrespect intended. Khair, happy new year to you too, ji.