Thursday, May 31, 2007

Bombay Readmeet-May 07

Bombay Readmeet-May 07
Originally uploaded by soney
With Abhigyan Jha, the director of the movie "Sacred Evil" at the May 2007 Caferati readmeet.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Our Church in Kerala

This is our recently rebuilt church in Kidangannoor, Kerala. It is unique in the sense that all members belong to one family. A necrophobe, prone to thought of death often, I sometimes have dour thoughts about lying here one day, near my father and mother.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Airplane beverage

Airplane beverage
Originally uploaded by jennie
I am sitting here in the office and wish I could take a sip of this amber liquid. (Courtesy: Jenny)

Bombay Readmeet-May 07

Bombay Readmeet-May 07
Originally uploaded by soney
Reading my short story "The Girl Who Fell in Love with Shahrukh Khan" at the May Readmeet of Caferati (courtesy: Suniti Joshi)

Monday, May 21, 2007

Feeling nostalgic about shifting office!

This is me with the office staff before we shifted office to another part of Vashi Infotech Park. The park is just above Vashi station so it saves me a lot of commuting time. The park is full of open space such as the one where this photograph is taken and the door behind us leads to our old office. Guess nostalgia is something that will always haunt me.

My Bungalow in Kerala

My Bungalow in Kerala is surrounded by lush vegetation including: rubber, coconut, teak, Indian Laburnum, etc. It has all comforts including running water, electricity, gas, etc. In the early morning it is a glorious sight when the sun light falls on the leaves and the dappled shadows falls on the walls of my abode. This is where I repair to for a few weeks, my getaway.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

This is Ganga and me at our monthly party. You must have seen him in the Clinic Plus ad (he is the sagely looking teacher who is shown teaching young children about ayurveda and some such thing....). He has also acted in movies and directed documentaries. He is an advertising copy writer (one of India's best) and co-owns a six-crore-billing advertising agency. We were in the same class in Adarsha Vidyalaya, Chembur.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Video of Our Boys on the Ganpatipule Beach

On the Way to Ganpatipule

This is me and my colleagues on the way to the pristine beach of Ganpatipule 200 kilometers away from Bombay. We crested a hill and the view ahead of us was magnificient. So we paused, and posed!

Mercy and Ronnie

My wife Mercy and son Ronnie at a church picnic at Green Hills, Nalasopara.

Me in a Cab

Asheeth caught me in a cab, on the way to an SandC meeting.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Our School Graduation Photo

This photo always breaks my heart. It was a sad parting when we finished our term of 11th standard and parted with our school Adarsha Vidyalaya in Chembur. I am second from left on the last row. My hair was combed in the style of the day (my son doesn't believe I had hair on my skull at all, but I had tumbling locks of hair that I kept long). Ganga is the one with the locks falling over his forehead. We were rivals then as he was heading the Yellow House and I was heading the Green House.

We (Ganga, Sanjeevan, Ajit, Chandran, Anil, Shankaran, Sarasa, Geeta, Felix) relive those happy days by meeting at Ganga's house every month. Nowadays when we meet we are friends and rivalries are forgotten.