Change of Room
I have moved to a Room on the roof of blogsource. Click this link and its doors will open for you.
I moved to a room on the roof yesterday (May 30,2005). I thought I will put down my experiences in that room on a blog. I borrowed the name from Ruskin Bond's novel Room on the Roof. I had read the book as a teenager, and was greatly fascinated by it and wanted to write a novel like that some day. May be I can fulfill that wish to some extent through this blog.
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I was reading The House of Blue Mangoes by David Davidar. It is an epic novel spreading over four generations of Dorais. After finishing the novel, I felt there was something lacking in Nilam Illum. David Davidar seems to have tried to infuse magical realism with realism. Those parts where he tried magic, it obstructs the flow of the story. It does not add anything to the story and stand out as what it really is, a device of story telling used in the wrong way at the wrong place.
Saturday was a busy day for me. My lead was threatening to ask me to come and work on Sunday as well, if I don’t finish work by the end of Saturday. I worked at a mad pace and some how finished it by 715 PM. While on the way back in the staff bus, the Saturday ghost haunted me. It is a Saturday and I am supposed to do something outside routine and here I am going back home where there was nothing to do. The bus neared Goregaon and I decided I will get down there and watch a movie. I remembered seeing an advertisement of ‘The Matador’. The movie had been screened at two or three film festivals.
Globalisation has brought jobs to India. All the IT companies and IT enabled services companies are making money. The employees in those companies are paid reasonably well although they are paid peanuts compared to what people doing the same job in the west get.
On Tuesday a colleague of mine came to me and asked where I was staying. This question was an abrupt one and I asked him why he wanted to know that. He then told me that there had been two bomb blasts in Bandra and Khar railway stations. He told me to stay in the office for some time.