11 days…of india..of sleeplessness…and of housekeeping…

22 Aug

so dad’s pancrease…which according to the doc had been over-worked cause of his gall bladder removal 8 yrs back…suddenly decided to go on a ‘pancreatic fundamentalist drive’. basically…trying to show that if desired…they can beat the shit out of someone…!

and boy they did…

he was in the hospital for 11 days…! and its horrible this way especially when you dont expect it. what was to become a sweet tide 4 day vacation for me…turned out to be a 11 day india ‘working from home’ stint…

  • i drove, on an average, 100kms a day….up and down the hospital
  • took charge of the house while mum stayed with dad…so basically…milking the cow…clearing the bullshit…making dung cakes…and washing clothes (am really serious this time!)
  • worked for 8 hrs daily…4 hrs on live dubai time…and 4 hrs in the night…
  • slept, on an average, for 4-5 hrs daily
  • felt really really tired at the end of it all…

and lessons learnt – such situations will bring you face to face with the ‘real’

  • while some people (and some of them really not expected to..) called up and mailed and messaged frequently…checking on dad’s health…some (and some of them expected to..) lost complete touch
  • my manager didnt even wait for me to ask…before asking me to work from home. i left for india on wednesday…and reached dubai the following sunday. not too sure how many firms would have a value system so strong to allow that…with no questions asked. at all times…i had my team’s support…!
  • mum…who till abt 15 days back wud feel pukish when entering a hospital…spent 11 days with dad..! she realized a whole new herself…
  • dinner with jst my sis…and we had one of the best conversations ever…she talked abt the real her…and i suddenly realized tht we hvnt spent much time together…
  • dad cried when i was leaving…
  • R and i were both as excited as we were on our first date, when we went to dine together…4 days after i had been in india and not met her…

11 days…of india..of sleeplessness…and of housekeeping…

and something has changed….yet i remain with the same set of parameters that were governing my life so far…

on a different note…met with Y last night. had a great time with her….and realized that some relationships jst take off…and you dont ever know why. i wud hv never imagined tht i wud meet her again….forget the fact that it wud happen in a whole together different country….

life’s good…!


9 Responses to 11 days…of india..of sleeplessness…and of housekeeping…



August 23rd, 2006 at 9:05 pm

Good times will be back again! I pray and wish your Dad a speedy recovery…



August 23rd, 2006 at 10:08 pm

Hope you’re Dad’s doing better now.


Swapnil Nadkar

August 24th, 2006 at 10:24 am

warikoo – wishing your dad good health..take care dude.



August 24th, 2006 at 12:16 pm

Good times r never far away..! thanks a lot for the wishes dude

Stud boy…thanks a lot.

Thanks dude. Howz ur corp fin coming along..heard bhagwanji is rocking nowadays…!



August 24th, 2006 at 1:50 pm

hi buddy,
wish a very good health to ur father..

take care..



August 24th, 2006 at 4:49 pm

so which was i, expected or unexpected? and i’m going to miss u for ur b’day. and i think that brenda likes u.



August 25th, 2006 at 10:46 am

Hi Ankur,

Wishing your Dad the best of health…and hoping all else is fine in work and life…




August 29th, 2006 at 10:46 am

Stud, why the big gaps between posts? Busy hai kya…

Elaine, when was the last time you introduced a girl to Warikoo and she DID NOT like him ;)


Nishchint Gangahar

August 30th, 2006 at 12:33 pm

Hi Ankur,

Dont know why I googled up your name today, an I dont even know if you remember me, but I would always remeber you as someone who dreamt about the stars and I was sure will reach them someday.

Hope your father is doing well and so are you. Wish you the very best.
And ..some very nice pictures.

Nishchint Gangahar

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