Wednesday, October 20, 2004

A Few More Knights of the Round Table

Milwaukee Maestro as the name suggests, was in Milwaukee for a long time and the people and culture there kinda rubbed off on him. We hardly understand the English when he speaks.

Otto von German, is an Indian who has visited Germany a couple of times. But he still speaks English with a distinctive South Indian accent. Otto as in auto-rickshaw. According to him, he was once mistaken as an Irish guy, but according to Bike Push that was in a guys only nightclub somewhere in Florida.

Firebrand Phoney was a firebrand in college, with leftist leanings. But a defeat in the elections put an end to his fire-breathing. He is now a total bourgeois, and even argues for the capitalists' sake. My my, times do change.

Army Man, has an interesting story. He was my colleague until recently. He checked out close to 20 prospective brides before he decided on the right one a la the Bride Seeker. And finally without going into details I would say, that, there was this army connection, and hence the name.

Casanova has a way with girls. At least he thinks so. I will not say anymore, as he is now engaged.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Sunshine on my Shoulders

The other day I went to a barber shop with Wild Man in tow. We gave the barber the shock of his life. Wild Man, realizing the situation, immediately told the barber that he had come for a shave and not a hair-cut. It was then that the barber started breathing easy.

The barber put some hair-clips (the kind that girls wear) on Wild Man's flowing locks, in order to get a direct access to his beard. It was truly a sight to behold. Wild Man sitting with his more-than-shoulder-length hair, neatly put on hold by two giant hair-clips. I choked down a laugh and looked around to see if anybody had noticed. Well, all of them were busy looking at the amazing spectacle.

Sun really did shine that day. The clouds had gone and the hitherto unseen parts of Wild Man's face glistened with sun rays.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Depleting Resources

Fear Factor too announced a week back that he was following the footsteps of the Patriot and quitting India. This is going to reduce our once mighty weekend gang of 15 to a mere 3. Just Wild Man, Seemingly Silent and Me. District Committee would drop in once in a while. Bike Push has his own axes or rather axles to grind. Robot is under strict diet control and his parents are here to enforce it. Lazy Lozenge is, well, you figure it out.

Robot and Bike Push are room-mates. But Bike Push hardly goes that way now-a-days for fear of Robot's parents. He usually sleeps in the house of Fear Factor, his old school chum. Now that Fear Factor is going, I have this uneasy, nagging feeling that he is going to pile on to us.

Bride Seeker finally managed to find a bride. He has not told this to us yet. Thanks to some excellent spy work by Perpetual Whiner, we are in the know. Seems he is gonna get married by November. He is waiting to surprise us with his wedding announcement soon. Hope he doesn't see this post before that.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

The Friendly Neighbourhood Gentleman

Patriot finally managed to quit India. He landed a job with a body shopper and flew off to dream land. This has made our weekend get together less entertaining. Patriot with his no nonsense attitude used to liven up the whole place. Many a times, Gentle Giant and Patriot had had arguments over God, Supreme Being etc. Well, these things go above my head, so I used to keep quiet. Usually the discussion ends at around 12:30 am in the night when our neighbour pounds our windows with a long stick. He usually yells "There is a bedroom out here, and people have to sleep". Profound words, if you ask me. People do have to sleep.

Our neighbour is an artist. There is no end to his plight, when it comes to unruly neighbours like us. Believe me, we do not want to hurt the poor guy in any way. But once in a while things get out of hand, as in these God discussions. One day he came up to me and threatened to call the police. We are kind of quiet after that.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004


Long time since I posted anything. I even got a comment on my last post from a fan. He/She (I hope it is a She) wanted to know what happened after the jaundice experience. In fact a lot has happened since then. Here is the update.

Gentle Giant came back from France and announced that he has decided to part ways with his new job. Wasn't very surprising 'coz of many reasons. Since he landed in this city, in February, in a span of 6 months he had changed 4 jobs already. His new job is based in the capital city.

'The Magnificent Seven' who got jaundice are still recovering. You know, it is a long process. The latest hot topics of gossip has become the SGPT and SGOT counts. For the uninitiated, it is some long named Greek sounding enzymes that your liver is supposed to produce.

Around August, Perpetual Whiner too contracted jaundice. This was indeed the worst of times for him, having recuperated from Chicken Pox just a few months back. Well, the fun part is he went to a doctor in a supposedly good hospital and she gave him typhoid medications. Poor chap was so down and out by the third day, that he had to be sent home to his parents to get over it.