Thursday, May 7, 2009

Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan


Finally Deloitte decided to divulge the precious precious secret about my location, and YES, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Mumbai it is, and as an icing on the cake, I also got the sector I wanted, i.e. BFSI (Banking and Insurance). Not that all of this matters much, but they are extremely good for your short term happiness. So I kind of love this company; loved it ever since it came on campus a year and a half ago for our summers. Also fresh out of my trip to Singapore (more on it, in my next post), I have realized that while I love traveling, I love visiting new places and meeting new people, it also makes me “country sick” as opposed to homesick- I miss the dirt, the dust, the chaos and the warmth of Mumbai…

For the next few years at least, this city is going to be my home again, and this time, instead of fighting it out in pigeon holed PGs and ladies’ hostels, I am going to live life queen size (which in Mumbai terms means a small room to myself and I am super excited at this luxury). So yes, I have a spanking new office in Powai, reasonable accommodation (again in Mumbai terms) and a good friend (read adorably tolerable) as a flatmate who specializes in making omlettes, solving OR problems, drinking and looking gorgeous. In a way I am far flung from the humdrum of city life, away from the local trains which have been an integral part of my life in Mumbai and as my dad says, “I will be near enough to save him the airfare, but far enough to not get on his nerves”. So yes, I am looking forward to having my own cosy little home, decorating it my way, shopping for curtains, cutlery and cookies, inviting friends for dinner (and then ordering pizza when they can’t stand my cooking) and clutching at my hair when all the bills come…

Say hello to a new me, a new life, a new beginning, but most importantly, a new Mumbai which is still Mumbai

2 comments:

Shrijit.S said...

'Inviting friends' - Damn coool. I am forevery ready to be invited. BTW please invite me ONLY when you are ordering the pizza.

Shimonti said...

@ shrijit
plz note the emphasis on "FRIENDS". u dont qualify as one, so it follows that u dont get to CHOOSE ur menu! go get a life!