Monday, February 15, 2010

A sad and shocking day, 13 Feb 2010

Yesterday a bomb ripped apart a restaurant called the German bakery in Koregaon park. It killed 9 persons and injured another 50. Terror in the real sense has reached Pune and me in person. Until now I was aware of all the news of terror attacks in India but this time it feels very different because you were there, in that very place many many times in your life. The last time I felt like this was on the day of Sept 11 2001 in New york as I watched in horror the twin towers come down right in front of my eyes. I was standing near a window on the 34th floor of the Morgan Stanley 750 building in midtown and watching the attack take place. I am a little scared and afraid of what happens next now. History is in the making all around me right now. Pumpaa and I are expecting twins coming July. Those children are going to be born in a world full of hatred.
As have al the children till now ... wry smile... As in the words of the protagonist in the "Blood Diamond"....."When was the world ever not in conflict?"

Friday, February 5, 2010

My experiments with House Improvement

It all started with the idea that the kitchen is way too small for my standards. So i decided to take off the side panel granite on one side and after 1 day of hammering with all kinds of tools I managed to pry it off. Looks like this.
 After filling the remaining hole I put in Plaster of paris there.  अता मज्जा अशी आहे की साइड कडप्पा इतका बकवास दिसतोय की त्याला कसा झाकायचा?