I love being around people with whom I can have a conversation. I know it sound rather simple but it’s really something else for me. I appreciate good conversation more than anything else. We don’t always have to agree but we should be able to talk about it nonetheless.
I’ve never liked going to the Spice Mall in Noida. There’s nothing there – except maybe the Fab India store – but even that store has better outlets at other locations – I think. But the company is more important than the location and it was going to be at the Costa Coffee on the ground floor, and the main goal was to meet Upasna for the very first time! Coffee and sandwiches and cake happened.
Some OCDs were discovered – I’m not saying whose. Hand sanitizer in a spray “pen” format. Interesting. There were times when Meera and I were talking with eachother while Bharat and Upasna talked amongst each other and PRaval was very distracted throughout. Packing and upcoming travel woes on his mind.
All of us talked about work, professionalism, India, other countries like Korea, Japan and Germany were discussed in detail. How most of us don’t really give credit to circumstances and attribute more than is necessary to skill and chance. Misogyny in India and trying to explain to the boys, with very bad analogies, what it “feels” like to be a woman on Indian streets and why I never travel in an autorickshaw, bus or even the Delhi Metro. Have you ever seen a women driving a car where the doors were unlocked? I’ve lots of cars with male drivers who have their doors blissfully unlocked but for me that’s an absolute no-no.
The fact that the world is indeed a small place was underscored more than a couple of times when new hidden connections were unearthed between the people at the table.
On returning home, I decided to figure out some stretches for my left hip that’s been bothering me. In all likelihood it’s sciatica and the sciatic nerve is being pinched somewhere along my spine / at the hip itself. Yoga and stretches are recent uptake – I’ve never been regular with physical fitness. But as B says, it’s never too late to start. Who knows, maybe I will be able to keep it up in the new year.
Here’s to 2014! Cheers to stretching!
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