We're into the last fortnight of this year, and this is what has been happening around me:

I'm into day 17 of driving classes, ten more classes to go and I'll finish the stipulated course...hopefully I am road ready by then, which I am not as yet. Everyday its been the 6.40 am class which was pushed back to 8 o clock today. Needless to say, for someone unaccustomed to driving in traffic, it was a maddening experience. I love to zip around on the scooty...but driving a car, was phew!!....I wish I had Kimi beside me, probably that would help. Sure, concentration would be an issue, but then again....ok!! Will stop the rambling now!! :P

Work has taken a beating with most companies cutting costs and advertisements going down. For a small firm where I work, with a clientele that has been steadily losing revenue, advertising is limited. That way I am not too busy during this holiday season (whilst I expected to be), with a handful of projects coming this way. Not complaining..I have the time to catch up on my books.  :)

I had this trivial thing on my agenda: to finish reading 10 books by the end of this year. I started on 17th November with book 1, right now I am on book 4. So, 15 days and 6 books to go. You do the math. Attainment of that goal looks a little bleak, but then, the cliched term : IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING. Watch out for this space  :)

With the Formula One season already ending a while ago, I have not been having much interest in catching up with telly-dom lately.  I've only been using the idiot box to watch some great movies on DVD - Read "A Wednesday" and  "Gone Baby Gone".

A really old net friend, Banibhusan, is coming to Hyderabad for the first time this weekend. Pretty psyched about his impending visit. Apart from all the hilarious calls we make to each other, we've been each other's emotional support when it was so required. I just hope the meeting goes well. Given his apparent love for chicken, I plan on taking him to a reputed restaurant so that he can have the delicious Hyderabadi Biriyani. Watch out for this space yet again!! :)

Reading DESCENT INTO CHAOS by Ahmed Rashid. That's book 4, in case I didnt mention. Oh yes, I didnt mention. Next Change : O Jerusalem!

My lil sis (18 yrs old...not little, mind you!!) :P has been making me hear all these "gangsta-rap" songs, which I quite enjoy for their beats. Trouble starts when I break into an impromptu dance and am asked, rather impolitely, to dispense with the comedy circus. I tell you, "real" talent has no takers these days *sigh*

Finally, my best friend of 14 years, just got engaged a few days ago. I am happy for him that he found a great girl, and by March next year, he should be forever bonded in holy matrimony. :) Wish him all the happiness in the world.

Life has been moving at a dreadfully slow pace. I think I need to get out of Hyderabad for a while. Lets see what life has in store next. Peace out you all, nothing more to pen. Cheers!!

P.S: I have put up a new box for the most interesting blogger/post I come across, the readership for which is low considering the amazing content it has. Just a request to all you bloggers who come to my blog, to go through that one as well..and please comment too :). Go to "TOP READ FOR THE WEEK" and check it out.
 Featuring this week : OVERATED OUTCAST

11 Observations:

  1. ok u better learn the driving fast...it wud be helpful for me wen i come to hyd :P...heheh...omg u mention formula one over here to :P....so dimple is giving u all songs huh!..good ur listening to them to cheer ur self :)...

    congrats to ur friend for his engagement :)...and wish him a good life ahead..

    10 books my god ur a bookie tho..:)..

    enjoy with ur friend this weekend :)..

    have loads of fun :)...


  1. --xh-- said...:

    may be Kimi can be ur chauffeur :-D
    jokes parat - start learning driving in roads..
    and hey, if u just want to finish 10 books, pick thin books like Old man and teh sea, jonathan livingston seagull etc... they r thin, but rich in content...

  1. SMRITI said...:


    No way dude..even if I learn driving well, I aint gonna be driving around while you buy your stuff :P Parking is a pain in Hyd :( You are welcome to use my car :P


    Kimi as Chauffeur... now that's a real thought :P And yeah, learning learning (don't rush...geez :P). Dont want to finish just any 10 books, have made a list and sticking to it. And already read Jonathan Livingstone seagull...Old man and the sea...havent...will pick it up for future read...thanks :)

  1. Hey Smriti, THIS a coincidence, same templates :). any way i wanted to ask you some thing did you join an ad firm, if so which one? and yes im still looking for the song. no net at home now so download the stuff there and cant download it at work either. any way good to see you back on my page.

  1. Ria said...:

    hey u write well and liked to read abt wht u r upto. :)ten books is a lot actually. I hav been trying to read one book from the past one month!!

  1. Rakesh said...:

    U need to learn driving to get a license in India??? That's new...

    And Biryani (aahhhhh) btw, my wife makes fab Biryani :) every party we have, we all are licking our fingers away to glory (Well u can't eat biryani with a spoon can you now?)

    10 Books??? phew... I've been tryin to finish Frontline Pakistan which I started durin my holidays in October. As I said, I envy you girl.

  1. CяystąL said...:

    you'll learn the driving supper fast..=D..
    Btw..I'm going to look forward to this new gidget you've added..m already doing that,actually..

  1. Swats said...:

    So good to know abt u Smriti :)
    R u frm Jaipur or Hyd??

  1. sawan said...:

    wo driving classes on!!! tell me the route and time and i shall avoid that route :P
    were are you gona take Banibhusan? dnt tell me its Paradise :(
    Happy for your friend who has found his soulmate.
    Appreciate your initiative to share traffice, I am right on my way to Overated Outcast. Good day..

  1. sawan said...:

    Paradise again :(

    Why dont you try out these places before he visit you. May be you would like any of these:

    [1]BJN Group's IndiJoe
    Address: City Center, 5th Floor, Road no. 1 & 10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. Tel: 040-66683333

    [2]BJN Group's Sahib Singh Sultan -> personal fav.
    Address : City Center, 5th Floor, Road no. 1 & 10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. Tel: 040-66683337

    [3]4 Seasons - frenz' suggestion.

    9-77/3/D/4, Yousuf Tekri Complex, Salarjung Colony, Opposite RTA Office, Tolichowki, Hyderabad - 500008. Tel:2352-1763, 2356-7439, 6557-8671

  1. Hows the book u r reading?
    Btw, i finished The Book Thief...its really nice, but a bit for teenagers...dont ya think? :P
    And I was sleeping when u pinged me on gtalk yaar...:(

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