I *heart* Bombay (and well..Boston)

I'm urban..in the way other people are mountain-people or tunafish junkies. I love city life...something about dreary concrete blocks and grumpy people totally gets my juices flowing. Ergo, this will be a blog about me, my two favourite cities (Bombay and Boston), my addiction to Vietnamese coffee and my views on Gregorian chant and it's efficacy in curing some types of tympannic membrane rupture. Enjoy!

Friday, March 16, 2007

So it's Friday and i'm drunk...

And back from Hawaiian Shack as usual. The only reason I'm online this late (it's 2 am) is cause my dad is up watching the Cricket World Cup (Hooray! 3 more weeks of having the TV on till 5 am while my dad whoops it up everytime some nobody from Ireland or Holland hits a six. ) The only reason I spent 800 bucks to drink warm rum and coke at the Shack - is to escape the dreary feeling I get watching what has got to be the most useless sport ever invented (unless of course it's India playing...then Irfan Pathan has my full attention)

Anyway, it's been a while since I last blogged..since then I've turned 30, quit my job, gained 5 kilos, found a new favorite song, lost a friend, gained a friend...

Observations (while being drunk...only 5 RCs tonight- I gave up beer on my birthday and it's hurting bad. I miss my Kingfisher!)

1. I finally found a date (or rather he found me..) for my birthday and had an absolute blast turing 30 with a guy on my arm. All the way from Bangalore! Then again, the only people who did respond to my date search were from outta town. Looks like Bombay boys have had enough of me!

2. "I wanna dance with somebody" is my new favourite song. It really speaks to me (in a way "Sexy Back" never did). It's weird how this song really speaks to me. Then again, dancing and singling along after a few too many drinks can make any song "speak to me"...

3. India is the only place where straight men will sing "I will survive" and "La Isla Bonita" out loud. And I love them for it!

4. I need a fag hag. Since Meenu left me to move back to the US, I've been hag-less. And it sucks. Tonight I went out clubbing with a fag and his hag. And you know what? It's such a close relation that fags have with their hags, it's kinda hard to break in and be social..all those inside jokes, all those special dance moves...I miss you Meenu! I haven't found anyone who will go out with me and indulge me as I scope out cuties! And no one dance to "Bin tere sanam" better than you!

5. I want kids. Well, first I need a boyfriend who will stay with me for more than 6 months..then I need to make sure he isn't shagging guys on the side (which in Bombay? Good luck!). THEN I need to make sure that's what he wants too..then I need to make sure we're stable enough for it..Then I need to make sure I can afford it..then....

I'm never having kids, am I?

6. I went to my first funeral last week. Well, I mean to the actual cremation ground. It was quite the eye-opener. We Hindus take death quite well compared to the weeping and wailing and "closure" we keep hearing about when some Westerner dies..I came back home and wrote my will. I'll be donating all my organs, wrote a "do not resucitate" bit and gave my entire collection of British comedies to someone I know will appreciate them. Then I sat back and wondered what it feels like to die. Morbid much?

7. Did I spell "resucitate" correctly?

I think I'm heading off to bed. First cook up some Maggi noodles (the perfect alcohol soaker in my opinion) and then wrap self in quilt (in 30 C weather..I know...but I can't sleep without a heavy coverlet of sorts..or a warm body next to me) and hope that the cricket is done so I can watch my nightly dose of "Lost" before I crash and dream of Brad Pitt and me adopting some Vietnamese kid (Who needs Angeline when he has me!)

Cheers! Hic!


  • At 6:20 PM, Blogger roswitha said…

    it's not that i'm commenting at an insanely early hour of the morning, it's that i'm in a different country. hi! good to see you blogging again. :)

  • At 8:05 PM, Blogger Anthony said…

    Welcome back to the world of blogging :-)

  • At 12:30 AM, Blogger Bikerdude said…

    Well you know what they say.. Finders keepers ;)

  • At 6:01 AM, Blogger Hob Gadling said…

    Ha! Drunk post! Same pinch!

  • At 7:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i thought you were leaving the country? please leave!!!

  • At 12:18 PM, Anonymous vivek said…

    i just love it..wish i had knwn u ..

  • At 9:13 AM, Anonymous swinny said…

    glad to see you blogging again vik :)

  • At 11:56 PM, Blogger Pri said…

    um what qualities are u looking for in a fag hag? unfortunately it sounds like u hate my favourite sport :(

  • At 7:16 AM, Blogger Meenakshi said…


    I miss you too!! :-(

    All my fags live at a minimum of 3,000 miles away and now I find myself fag-less.

    I celebrated my 30th b-day in the middle of a blizzard. Blech to Amrika and its contribution to global warming (or freezing).

    pri- the qualities of a fag-hag are quite simple and not that demanding:

    1.) Must be willing to attend GB parties (and occasionally being hit on by guys who love "lesbios")

    2.) Must be willing to check out fag's ass in a nice pair of jeans

    3.) Must be willing to ignore fag's commentary on your facial hair

    4.) Must enjoy shopping and bhel puri at elcos (at the same time)

    5.) And must be willing to commit to eternal fag to hag bliss (unless Brad shows up!)

    6.) Monogomy only. Thou shall not covet other fags, it makes them very jealous

    7.) And best of all- you will have a funny, hot and loveable BFF!


    MUAH- Meenu

  • At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Peter said…

    Vik! Good to see you back!
    A very belated "Happy Birthday!"

    (in NY)

  • At 11:59 PM, Anonymous akhila said…

    how does one apply for the position of fag hag? is there a dress code? (i'm hoping strappy somethings)
    oh and does she need to be in bbay?
    coz i live in b'lore (like your birthday date does!).
    or is there maybe an e-fag hag position?
    will you create one if I say i absolutely completely utterly ADORE your blog (and you)?

  • At 6:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Vikster!! i am thrilled to read this post....now i know u r alive, and i have a blog to go back to when i need to smile!!

    Luck with the hag-hunt!

    cheers to no beer! rum really rocks...trust me on that one!!

    love rishi

  • At 1:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hehe... well glad the fag-hunt went great good luck with the hag-hunt, I seem to be better with the latter. Oh well... dang Bombay sounds like a blast!

  • At 12:44 AM, Blogger Sundar said…

    hey nice blog, chanced upon it lets say.
    all d best with d hunt, got one yet? im plannin to put up an add for a fa-hag too ;-)


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