The war has been declared !

We became the victims of their atrocities 
We failed how much ever we fought against them 

Our weapons seemed to be useless in front of them 

The enemy was merciless, not caring for age, gender, not considered if the opponent is armed or not 

The nights became sleepless and the days became energy deprived because of the heart less enemy 

We had waited for long as the sufferers at their hands 

And then, that final string has been pulled, the revolution has begun and the war has been declared on the enemy. The enemy, the army of mosquitoes, that has been attacking us in the nights , by flying royally through the gaps in the windows, inspite of our equipment of mosquito bats, good night mats, all-out and all, is now seeing the stronger, tougher fort.

Yes, we have replaced all our old windows with the new shiny sliding ones, with mosquito nets adjoining them. Now, with a challenging smile on our faces, we stand at the windows and say out “Let’s see how you are gonna enter our fort ?”

It hit us now 

After a long, long time !

The demonitisation somehow didn’t have a very big impact till now on us, as we had support from everyone around us. We got some change from father, some from FIL and some from other relatives, and some from the change buried in different places at home. So we managed to survive with all these change and with some cashless transactions. Until yesterday….

Last night, V and I went out to watch late night show Dear Zindagi after having dinner at home, and V carried very little money, some 100+ rupees and card which was supposed to be used for any transaction we would need. The Interval had come and my mood shifted to munch on some popcorn, some nachos et al. So very dutifully, both of us joined the line and started formulating the list of what to buy, and it was then we were told that they were not accepting cards and were accepting only cash. I just couldn’t believe it. There was cash in every one’s hands, there were all types of snacks every where, I seriously wanted to munch on some thing, watching that nice movie, the salary got credited just that day, it was the Friday night, which means  we could afford to sleep late and get up late, but still we couldn’t buy anything, not a single thing at that point 😔

We watched the rest of the movie with out buying anything and as soon as the movie ended, we drove upon all the adjacent roads, hoping to hit some place which could serve us some snack with the 100 rupees (that was left after paying for the parking fees) or the card we had. Finally we found a small bandi on one of the roads, which was serving just Idli and Dosa. We asked for two Dosas, costing us 60 rupees. And then those piping hot buttery Dosas that we had at around 2 in the night , finally satisfied that craving in me 😊

Though everyone of us is being affected by the demonitisation, I hope it is a good move in the better interests of the nation  !

What’s happening over here

Is something along the lines below :

  • November no-shave is what seems to be the motto currently going on in V’s mind. Initially I was very much reluctant to the idea, but when V said he wanted some change to the otherwise regular routine , I couldn’t say no. But deep in the heart, I wonder why can’t he choose something else , some thing nicer, to add that much needed change to the routine ?? Why this beard, I say ??
  • Can you keep a secret and Twenties girl by Sophie Kinsella are the ones that I competed recently and I am still basking in those thoughts. Most of her works find me flipping through the initial pages, for a couple of chapters , and then some where in the middle see me utterly glued , wanting to reach to the end of the book and not wanting the beautiful feelings to end.
  • For a person like me, who wants to learn a lot, explore diverse areas, but can’t stick to a discipline or structure, and so have failed to make right use of Coursera, something else opened up like a boon. It was here that I learnt about Highbrow and I find it so cool. I love the concept, each course, over 10 e-mails, each a day, taking 5 minutes of every day, and then you are ready to move on to the next course. Sounds good, right !
  • This Diwali was celebrated in a very eco-friendly way, as we  bought nothing other than the sky lanterns. We indulged ourselves mostly with the flowers, colours or Rangolis.