boss…mumbai mein ek hi airport hain…

16 Jun
2007

8.30am
Friday
Mumbai Airport

tringgg tringgg…

hello

haanji sir…u hv reached

yes yes…where r u…?

at the exit itself…should i go and fetch the car…?

yah yah..plz do…where should i wait…

i will come where the laal peeli start

(figuring out where that is)…alright…i will wait…

After 10 mins

where are you boss…?

sir…right there…can you see the 2 media vans…right behind that…

boss…there are no media vans that i can see…where are you…?

sir…just where the passengers get out…am on the road…directly opposite…

i dont see you dude…ok…am standing right infront of the premium parking

ok..i have gone ahead of that…will come back after taking a round…

another 10 mins…

boss…its been 20 mins…where the f r u…?

sir…right there…premium parking…

yaar…either i am blind…or you dont know the airport well…are you at the jet arrival terminal

sir..i have been coming to the airport for the past 15 yrs…

you are at the domestic airport…rite…?

haan sir…are you at the right airport…

boss…mumbai mein ek hi airport hain…

MUMBAI…???? sir…i am in delhi…!!!!

WTF…!!!!

so…this friday morning…i spent 30 mins of my life trying to convince someone in delhi…that he is in mumbai…!

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but i give it to mumbai..! cant repeat it enough..but this was my first rendezvous with prime traffic in mumbai. it took me a mind numbing 2.25 hrs to reach the airport frm nariman point. a whole 2 hrs…! in the cab..! hands numb…mind zonked…life paralyzed..! i shudder to think the potential loss in national income that happens in the city cause of simply being on the road driving…when you could easily be working and far more productive than listening to radio mirchi and “pal pal pal frm munnabhai” for the godforsaken 586976th time..!

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VP and I finally launched our site. We have been working on the plan for the past 2 odd months…! its completely VP’s baby and I am simply an external advisor devoting time towards the strategy of the product over and above my fulltime ATK committments. Its been a fantastic ride so far…and atleast for me last thursday, when the product was launched, was a special moment.

for VP though…having handled the complexity of www.desimartini.com already, this was jst another site..!

our business plan…a matrimonial site specifically targetted at remarriage.

www.secondshaadi.com

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my routine browsing this afternoon took me to this show called ‘Britain’s got talent’…and a certain Paul Potts. at the end of his performance…i was sobbing like a 5 yr old…jst couldnt contain myself. i hv figured that singing has a spiritual connectiong with me. ever since i went to the US…music has become my meditation. unfortunately…my voice can allow me to appreciate it vocally…but i remember when i spent simple hrs…jst listening to music with tears in my eyes…!

this was yet another instance…and totally deserved…(in my limited capacity)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDB9zwlXrB8


Life’s really good right now…

~a

4 Responses to boss…mumbai mein ek hi airport hain…

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Pratik

June 18th, 2007 at 7:31 pm

Boss… mumbai ka traffic ko beat karne ke waaste apune ke pass ek “scheme” hai ;)

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ankur

June 18th, 2007 at 8:41 pm

scheme…iss word se mere kuch gehre taalukaat hain..!! :)

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Anonymous

June 26th, 2007 at 10:55 am

Good to see that life’s good!!! this time it probably took a while..didnt it?

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ankur

June 26th, 2007 at 11:10 am

Oh u bet…hate myself for doing so…but the ‘goodness’ is returning only at 2 week intervals or more..! :)

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