Monday morning, 9:47am, I have a deadline to meet, 4 blog posts to publish, and here I am, on The Wall Mag, writing after ages.
Well, last few weeks have been an absolute topsy-turvy ride for me. It all started with a little fiasco with Raj, my examinations in college, my resignation from WAT, my trip to Mumbai, meeting up Sakshi after a whole fucking year and loads more.
I was reading a book by Anirban Bose, named "Bombay Rains, Bombay Girls". The book is so much alike typical Chetan Bhagat novels. But, there was one thing in the story that caught my attention. The protagonist, an aspiring doctor, talks about some ritual among the chimpanzees. Apparently, the males always fight among themselves for the mates. However, just so as to enable them to live within the pack, in peace, they, apparently, kiss each other at the end of every single day as an act of making up. I do not know but is that where the "kiss and make up" phrase came from? Anyway, the reason why I mention this is every time such a reference came in, the only person I could think of, all the while, is Raj. I had never anticipated that I'd miss him so sorely, but yeah, I do. After spending so many months together, below the same roof, I do.
I had resigned from WAT because of some disagreements and clash of ideology with the founder, Mr RD. Moreover, another reason was the surprise I had promised you all. I was planning to start a new company, of my own, pairing up with two of my friends. Yes, everything had fallen into place - the proof of concept, the team and even the funding. We were all set to launch. Just then, Bang! I ended up getting another job, right out of the blue sky above. Somehow, the prospects of the job just couldn't make me hush it up and I ended up getting sucked into it.
The company that I'll be getting into is called the EFY Group, a publishing house that owns magazines like Electronics for You, Linux for You, it and BenefIT. It's a 20 years old company and has quite a footing in the IT vertical. Moreover, another reason that got me hooked is the prospect of working in Delhi. Yes! I shall be shifting in Delhi, in another week or two. All of these, coupled with the handsome package that I got offered, just couldn't find a reason to refuse the offer!
Right now, I'm in good ol' Mumbai, savoring my last few days in here. Of course, I shall always come back to this city, my home, my haven. But for now, despite all the good things happening, it leaves me a bit sad to leave Mumbai, where I grew up.
Me and Sakshi have been having quite a gala time out here, boozing almost every other night, romancing the Mumbai skylines, scourging for "couple spots" and just being with each other. My God! I do not know how many of you have ever fallen in love, but I just can not express in words - the solace, the satisfaction and the happiness that I feel, when we walk together, hand in hand (I know, it sounds cheesy. But what the hell, I don't care!), rubbing shoulders, speaking nothing, just letting the mood seep in. Devil knows how much I missed Sakshi!
Our luncheon is fixed, ain't it? Can't wait to meet you, dude! It's been a long long time. Unfortunately, you'll miss Mann by just 2 days. What a shame!
It's high time you came out of your trance and started getting a little more social, you know. There does happen to be life outside good ol' Kolkata!
I'm gonna in your city now, dude! It's party time!! (It's a pity that you do not booze)
Where the hell are you, man?
What happened to our TWM plans? Do you plan to blog about it?
I love you, man! Would it help if I apologized publicly for all the mishaps and asked if we could be friends again? Also, miss your enthusiasm on The Wall.
I love you too! :-D