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Friday, 13 November 2009

A birth-day in my life

So, one of the best ever, well I will at least remember it for the next 6 years, just as I remember the one which happened when I was 15.

Not only that it went about in the exact way I wanted it to go: close friends (though I missed those few who couldn't join for they were either far away, sleeping, or unaware), cold weather, gentle drizzle, pizza, coke, coffee, standing on roof, sitting around the coffee table and just laughing away. In this world, where almost nothing goes according to how you expect it to go, it was a welcome night.

In fact, the day which followed was also nice. Meeting Mark Tully - the former BBC journalist (Padma Shree, Padma Bhusan and Knighted) and Ritu Menon - Miranda Alumni, a feminist publisher since last 25 years and founder of Press - Kali for Women; followed by an okaish quiz, and an interesting interview with Prof. Deepti Gupta from Textile Department.

The messages, mails and gifts were totally awesome. I just wondered when was the last time I got a gift!

It continued to drizzle in the evening, during which I was handed over an amazing hand made oil painting.

The day ended as interestingly as it began, with a few of my best buddies getting a late realization and scrambling to call one after the other (news like these spread like fire), so the day
ended with 7 calls, between 11 PM and midnight.

Thank you all.


  1. Wish that every bday is as awesome, rather more than this one and you get so many more memories in next 6 years that this one fades away. :)

    You didn't get any bumps?

  2. :D

    Ya, bumps. The first round was funny - since there were just 2 girls and 2 boys at 12, they tried all possible combination of who-would-lift and who-would-hit, eventually concluding that the solution is infeasible.

    Round 2 was stingy, it was cold outside.

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