Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Farewell 800...

Finally its time to say goodbye to our beloved family member, the Maruti 800..

I think I was in the third or fourth grade when I first saw this car. One of my uncle had this car and they came to our house for a visit.. I was so happy that I'm going on a trip on this awesome car and was jumping all around :)

The first trip, me and my cousin were sitting in the boot space. We cramped our legs and was sitting facing each other. The only view I got was through the back window. I was excited and was waving at all the people.. I just enjoyed the ride.. Old memories..!!

After 8 years we bought the same car. Our first car and its a Maruti 800, I was on the top of the world. Only thing is I don't know how to drive :(

I waited for more than a year for my Dad to teach me driving. But that did not happen and I thought of taking it on my own and rammed the drivers door in the garage itself. I still remember the beating I got from my Dad..

Days passed and I finally learned driving and since then Maruti 800 was my best buddy. So many memories.. Showing off at my sister's hostel.. Drinking and driving with friends.. Racing with passerby.. Chased by cops..Pushing the car when battery failed.. huh.. so many good memories..

Farewell Dear 800.. Be good to your new owner..

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Library..

Finally after 5 months since my membership start date, I went to the library to take my first book. The librarian gave me a weird look and asked me with a surprised tone "Now only you are going to take your first book!!!", I shrugged and replied "well.. Yes, was out of town for a couple of months" I lied.. "oh.. ok.. Fine, carry on" came the reply.

Once I entered inside the library, I should say my whole body calmed down, it is an old antique building. Maybe built by the British people. There is this peaceful silence all over the place and I am the only soul surrounded by the old rusted books. Since I am not much of a (Well, not at all a) book reader, I have no idea where to begin. But, I really liked the place and was literally walking through all the racks without even looking at the books, enjoying the silence.

After 15 minutes, the silence broke when my friend came in with a "Hey.. Wassup" greeting. My friend is a total book worm and knows where to get the right book.. After snippet readings here and there, we got the right book and came out to the 'as usual' noisy world.

I am pretty sure, I am never going to finish the book within 10 days, but I am sure that I will be going to the library again :)