…That I did last month.
Remember my resolution to do new things? Second month into the year and the list of new things that I can mark as ‘Done’ is growing happily and steadily. Here’s how:
- Sat on a dharna. It was a candlelight march to protest against the atrocities on children in Uttar Pradesh. We accompanied street children who made their point eloquently and passionately.
- Celebrated Valentine’s Day with street children. I’ve attended many parties but nothing like this one. It was an experience I won’t forget in a hurry.
- Saw two movies in a single day. Very trivial, ain’t it? I know – people have higher scores than that but for me, this is still the highest. I’d never seen two films in the theatre on a single day. Ideally, I would have liked to watch them back to back but you know how multiplex timings make that so difficult to do. Watched Dev D followed by Delhi 6 and thought the former was better than the latter.
- Missed a flight. A first for me. Not that I did it deliberately but since it happened to me, I can count the newness of the experience on the list. What say?
- Went to Goa for the very first time. And loved it. Enough said about that already.
- Wore a bikini top in public! On the beaches of Goa, of course. That nobody would have looked at me when there were semi-naked goras around made it so much easy to do this!
- Clicked myself. And did a neat job of it! Do people generally click themselves?
- Bought myself contact lenses. No big deal, again but for someone’s who’s been contemplating to do that from the last 12 months, it’s no mean thing as well. I entered into an opticals’ shop and walked out wearing my contact lenses instead. Thankfully and contrary to my expectations, my eyes have been behaving themselves and have grown accustomed to the alien on their irises with surprising ease and alacrity!
- Went for a book reading of Gulzar’s nazms. Not the first time I was going for a book reading or an interaction with an author, but this was certainly the first non-English book/author that I was going to hear. Gulzar was there himself to recite some of his most beautiful ghazals. Loved the language, loved the verses and loved that I was there.