Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Some changes hurt

I started jogging yesterday near my home in one of the parks on rose garden road. I entered the park for the first time yesterday but I have driven through rose garden road forever. I actually dint know its real name till recently. I used to call it the shady road. because of the trees on either sides and they give shade to the entire road. At times even when it rains the whole road is protected from the rain. It is one of the most beautiful sights in Bangalore.

Just when I returned home after the jog I read an editorial in the paper which spoke about the damages the metro rail projects would cause. It dint occur to me till then that the parks along rose garden road would be damaged to accomodate the rail line and even the Jayanagar station would replace one of the parks. I always felt so good about the metro project but this thought spoilt my mood.

Now Bangalore is all set to graduate from the garden city to a concrete jungle. Im just hoping against hope that the damaged yet to be caused is minimised.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Feeling blue

First month at this new job has been a pretty tiring and hectic experience. I got into a datawarehousing project for a US based finance organization. I have been part of similar projects earlier but this one is different in its own way. Frankly speaking its been a boring experience so far. Main reason being the connectivity issues to the client network. Though the work is good it takes ages to even type a simple query and get the result.

The only interesting part in the last month has been the trip to Dharwad last week to attend Altaf's wedding. The trip was very refreshing. I visited Hubli Dharwad for the first time. The Bangalore wedding's are very different. In Bangalore everything is pretty commercial and things happen in a jiffy. Life in smaller towns is still like the Bangalore I knew as a kid.

After the wedding all of us decided to take a day off and go to Dandeli for river rafting. But no water was let out of the dam and the dam thing got cancelled. It is the second time my river rafting plan got cancelled. Anyway there is always a next time.

Of late, I have been a bit confused about most things and the distance to the office and long working hours have also made the situation pretty stressful. Even the newspapers these days carry pretty sad stories like the US economy crash, terrorist attacks and dirty politics going with it. In between all this depressing stuff I enjoyed the Mohali test victory. The Aussie dominance had made test cricket boring.

This post is very mixed up like the thoughts in my head. Hopefully before the next post I get things sorted out and write something more meaningful.