February 23, 2007

Observations

The foreigner says , take me to the "Taj"
The cabbie takes her to The Taj , Agra. She meant the Hotel Taj.
courtesy: Salaam e ishq


In Chennai, till a few years ago we had The Park , meaning the Park Sheraton ( vis a vis Chola Sheraton- known as Chola) Once the new hotel by name The Park came up, it led to a lot of confusion in terms of destination and the direction since both are landmarks.

To add to this,Park Sheraton is often referred to by old timers as the Adyar Gate Hotel

In India if you are a woman with short hair, they automatically think you are a rebel, very progressive ( read feminist) , etc. I wonder why? What does the length of your hair have anything to do with it? It is a matter of convenience and the weather and maybe an inclination for fashion max max.

Why is it that each time the elections are around, we get these quick over night lays- i mean of roads? They are shoddily done.You will see that they leave a one foot dust patch on either side of the new road. The contractor obviously is either in a hurry, short of materials or both.

Also if you recollect this post, I have another To add there:
The Reluctant Gymmer
Forced out of home EARLY each morning by a mother / sister or spouse who is concerned about you health/ girth or both. Why do u need enemies when you dearest ones are like that. Rationally they have the edge over you. Emotionally well they get you there as well. SO you go out of bed and get to the gym each morning unfailingly.

16 comments:

Sunita said...

So consider yourself blessed :)(for the last para)

itchingtowrite said...

to add- the hurried gymmer- needs to finish and go home fast so that she can go to office.. guess who!! she has so little time that she has to drive even a distance of 1km so that she gets maximum time in the gym

Hip Grandma said...

i mean to sport a 'bob' cut soon not due to any progressive thinking but 'cos there isn't much of it left anyway.

@ said...

In India if you are a woman with short hair, they automatically think you are a rebel...
is this true today you think? It seems highly doubtful...maybe in some parts of the country? even in my school days, and one year of that was in a small town, short hair was popular and not necessarily looked at as rebellious...

Alan said...

How short is considered "short" in India?

starry nights said...

And if you don't get up early and go to the gymn then you live with guilt the rest of the day.The whole day spoiled by the people who love you.

GettingThereNow said...

When I cut my hair after growing them for 4 LONG years (don't ask why), my father-in-law's comment? "What made her do this? Is she so unhappy here?" I still can't understand the link between happiness and long hair :D

Another thing I faced while in school - if you wore sun-glasses and wore a base-ball cap (to deal with the glare of sun that met you in the eye), poeple thought you were too "fast" or "modern" - atleast in my home town.

Happy gymming! And yes - I understand the need to drive even the 1 Km distance to get the most out of your gymming. There is one thought though - if you walked to the gym VERY fast that would serve as the requisite warm-up and you could get to your exercises sooner. And the liesurely walk back would definitely counted as the much-needed and advised cool-down. Easier said than done - I know.

Fuzzylogic said...

Shabbily done roads!they are even more worse than the original bad ones cause come the first rain everything gets washed off and newer pot holes fill the road,Bangalore has such tell tale roads in every nook and corner of the city!About short hair,I think now things have changed a lot and people do take it on their stride and don't make a big deal of it but I guess in smaller towns it still might be consider too bold or as you sasy feminist,I wonder why though,how are the two connected!
Good luck with your gym,loved that gym post:)

KK said...

I didnt know that Park Sheraton was called Adyar Gate....
Who ever forces us to the gym is a the vilian :D I agree!!!

BTW, finally did your tag :)

nz said...

I wish someone would push me - I neeeeed such enemies !!

artnavy said...

nz- yeah nz but those few minutes extar sleep in the morning are sooooooo important- just as starry said

thanks kk for doing the tag

alan- short means like a guy's normal cut or say demi moore in ghost

fuzzy- i liked doing the gym post back then

higmom- u must take the plunge- i mean the cut....
gettingtherenow- how sad- tell ur fil not to be so diffident

@-chennai is not a town and i speak from personal experience
u can also see that NONE of our heriones in bollywood sport really short haircuts ever

artnavy said...

itchy/ sunita- HAHHA

@ said...

chennai is not a town
which is why I am surprised! in a big city, with ladies renting out adventurous movies (per I2W's post), and sleeveless tops and capris and the bindi ditched long ago,(from observing my college age cousins), who thinks of short hair as modern anymore! maybe some members of the older generation?!

Rebus said...

Or the contractor was only paid as much to last the election last day :)
"Experience is what you get when you dont get what you want"!!! so I should ask you become more wise with/without experiencing! Nice ones though

karmickids said...

Ogod, tell me about this, not only will my husband drag me to the gym at 5.30 am, but he will also supervise my workouts...this is what comes of being married to a former swimming champ...

artnavy said...

karmickids- welcome here and yes sudenly i am feelign lucky

rebus- i guess u r right about experience