Satish is studying death and suicide:

http://warier.blogspot.com/

and Anand is pondering on dope:

http://hirvey.blogspot.com

Wait up for me guys… I can’t miss either. Left both incomplete. You know how unfinished jobs can get you in the head…

Something better give me a reason to go on with this life… hmmm… hey look, I just saw the winamp icon on my taskbar… my hand moves towards my mouse… I drag it to the corner…I’m about to click on it… break this silence in my head…

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still pushing your keyboard and mouse? It’s been three weeks since I put on a 10 kilo bagpack and walked 90 km into the mountains. It’s a warm up, for what I will do in time.

What’s absolutely eye-opening is the fact that when you get back from a trek or rafting or some outdoor activity like this and get back to town, everyone appears to be thinking and talking about vague nothings that hardly matter like how bad some actress is looking in some song and dance sequence or what some neighbour thinks of himself/herself… so @#*&%!$ what? I mean get the hell out of your little lives and see the world, get in the middle of two ice peaks and you’ll know how miniscule your existence can be, or get into a rapid and you’ll feel the current take you through it’s own course. Then get back home and try adjusting with rediculous conversations and news events like safety pins showing in some celebrity’s outfit, that too with interviews and debates taking up major print space. AARrgh, pathetic. Pathetikos, absolutely.

And to think of it, I was into the same crap some time back… God, I’ve changed, for good I hope.

This life is too big, too fantastic to sit around and contemplate. If I can’t get a visa to go abroad (just coz I’m not married and am an IT professional- feels like some house arrest), my own country it is. I’m gonna explore what I can.

Found some sexy quotes on travelling:

Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.

Miriam Beard

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Travel is only glamorous in retrospect.

Paul Theroux

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A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.

George Moore

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Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.

Clifton Fadiman

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And the sexiest of all being:

There is no happiness for him who does not travel!

Thus we have heard. Living in the society of men,

The best man becomes a sinner… Therefore, Wander!

The fortune of him who is sitting, sits;

it rises when he rises; it sleeps when he sleeps;

it moves when he moves.Therefore, wander!

– Aitreya Brahmanan, the Rigveda (800-600 B.C.)

Satish will find a way through what he’s going through… makes me wonder how I’d handle things if I were in his situation. Guy’s an iconoclast alright… to the hilt!

Blogging is fun. Didn’t know I had so much in my head for just one day! Am wearing a purple shirt my colleagues gifted me, love it! The colors one wears affects how you feel and think. Like I’m very confident about the day in black. I feel like the devil himself and that makes me kind of feel protected from the worst sonofa I’ll meet. White does the reverse. Red makes me feel like, get the f#%@ out of ma way babe, I’m full of myself today… Blue makes me feel like… neutral actually, nothing much, same for greys. I gave all me birthday roses to colleagues, now that felt good for some reason I can’t figure yet…

Climbing that glacier has changed something. Suddenly, yes suddenly, I fear a lot less. Women don’t give me that doubtful state of mind anymore. I am what I am. Money, don’t care if I don’t have enough, it never is anyways and am not spending my life worrying over my balance. My family matters more now. Is it the Glacier or hitting 30? I’ll never know. Guess this just had to happen. Anand Hirvey, this trek has done some good, in very intangible terms and love ya for planning this out. That reminds me, Gotto give Kamal the negs.

Developed more snaps from Devinder’s rolls. Lots of good pics actually. The cam does make a difference, what you see through the lens, how you perceive it when it develops, the whole drama is captivating. Can I blow 17k on the Canon SLR I saw the ads of recently? Let’s see. gotto do it before hit Jaisalmer and Calcutta.