Friday, July 28, 2006

to be smart or not to be..

‘Avru tumba smart aagiddaare kaNe!’ the heroin of Kannada movies wud boast n blush with her confidant back in 80s n 90s. Yes, what she meant was that her fella was good-looking, I know. But, it was back then…back then when u were smart, u were good-looking.

The times changed, and so did the meaning of the word ‘smart’! Just a few years back smart meant clever, brainy , n sharp. ‘A smart businessman’ wud be seen in our cities.

But again, the times changed. Nowadays being smart is more of being cunning n shrewd. The statement ‘he’s very smart’ is most of the times u-know-he’s-dangerous types…

Meaning of a word changed over the years & why didn’t anyone tell me so? Or may be it’s time for me to throw that old dictionary n get smart.

Monday, July 17, 2006

back in business*

I’m back in Tehran after vacation in India. Ah!! It was good time back at home. Coffees n conversations, hangouts in koramangala, PVR, countless walks in CMH road, lunches n dinners out, kannada book shopping, toastmaster meetings, looooong mobile phone conversations, office gupshup… all that in Bangalore.

Rain, rain n more rain, mouthwatering jackfruit dishes & pathrode, trip thru whole of south canara (thanks to my sisters who r living in each n every corner of SK), lovable nieces n nephews… all that back home.

Now set for another stint; ‘bring it on’ should be the slogan this time. Need to do things which I kept postponing last time around. Last time I had the self-comforting justification that I am coming back, but now all I’ve got is 3 months time. Have to go places, do things. And be good at work.

* The title sounds loaded for a person like me who hardly does any work, but somehow liked it. Even monkey business is some business, they say.