It’s like being in a large gathering of friends..different viewpoints, different experiences….keeps me in touch with friends who are far away, and puts me in touch with new ones….lets me know what my child is currently undergoing, without needing long emails about it..I was content for a long time, to just read, but it is helping me a lot to have the daily discipline of writing, too!
Rationally, I know that once I accept myself with my faults, I will be a much happier person, and others will not have the power to upset my equilibrium…and also, I will find it much easier to accept others, with their faults,too. But trying to do it is different from actually getting there….
Driving around the centre of Bangalore today…incredible traffic…it hit me that no matter what steps will be taken in terms of improving roads, the most essential one, that of curbing the number of vehicles, will not be taken for political reasons…and that is what Bangalore needs. Bangalore is now a city in the process of decay….caught in its own progress, victim of its own success….and with corrupt, dilly-dallying politicians at its helm. The International Airport, today’s newspaper says in a report on the State Budget, is “full-steam”…yes, for the past 10 years that’s what we have heard! An elevated road to Electronic City will result, if action is taken, in digging up Hosur Road again, and the ensuing chaos….have we only politicians? No statesmen? This is the land of Mirza Ismail and the enlightened kings…they must surely be turning in their graves at what this State has come to.
Have been on the road again….Bangalore to Chennai and back through Tiruvannamalai, on roads of two different kinds….one is the old type of road. Perhaps not always in immaculate condition (though in Tamil Nadu, they mostly are, now…tremendous improvement.)Somewhat narrow. But so picturesque, with gnarled old tamarind and banyan trees lining them, with fields and villages all around…I am in my air-conditioned bubble no doubt, but I am in the heart of India.
Watched “The Incredibles”….such a lovely movie on so many levels..the animation, the graphics, the entertainment….wish I could create something like this!