Dhing potat tak! Dhing pota tak! Dhing pota tak!
Tinga na na, tinga na na!
Tralaaaaa la la laaaa!
My Lappu is back! Back to my abode, the companion by my side. All my old files, activities, games are back with me. Touching those soft keys, moving fingers on the touch pad, looking at the wide bright screen – mmmwah!
So I start with the last entry that I wrote waiting for my flight at New Delhi Airport:
Wifi @ IG Airport, Delhi
Sitting on the Indira Gandhi Airport waiting for a delayed flight to reach back home after a session of presentations and searching for that useful insider in the clients gang. My faithful laptop discovered Wifi Internet connectivity available from Tata Indicom aka VSNL. So thought, let try to find out how I can make this wait a bit more meaningful. So I embarked upon a quest, searched the entire lounge, asked every possible counter, even called up Tata Indicom help desk on the number give. All I came to know after listening to jarring Tata Indicom music for about 3 minutes 42 second the guy could only tell me that there is no such specific counter but the card can be bought from the reception. They are supposed to have a “Cyber Butler” available somewhere! May be the butler got lost in the cyber world. Anyway, after scanning the entire lounge, from one end to another I managed to locate one chap, manning one of the Tata Indicom call booths, thankfully sporting a Tata Indicom jacket, to announce. I was sure that the person could never be “The Butler”. So I only enquired if he can help me! But I forgot, Tata Indicom bought VSNL and how can they erase the “sarkari” flavor. So the reply was, that its Sunday – a holiday, so the card can not be available. Woo, thank god they don’t stop the entire Internet because it’s a Sunday. So the airport at the national capital is not supposed to use the Internet on Sundays. But why did they put on the Wifi device on, they could have saved some electricity there. And that reminded me that back home, I have a Tata Indicom connection at home to. Though the bill for the telephone attached to it can be paid online through a internet enabled bank account or a credit card, the bill for the Internet connectivity can not be paid online, and I have visit their office somewhere in Koramangala and stand in the queue to pay it. Just imagine, me using the net to pay for everything from the insurance to electricity bill, even the telephone attached, but the payment for the same service I am using to pay all these can not be made online. VSNL’s ‘sarkari’ flavor?
And then when I decided to us the laptop to key in this entry, at least save it on my machine so that I can upload as soon as I am back online, a guy comes, sit besides me, literally gawking at what I am doing. I stared at him, no reaction! I tried to ignore and continue typing, and was having a suspicion! Bang came the question – as I suspected! “What’s the price of this machine?” the accent further proved my guess – a bong! I have no problem in declaring that this can only be done by a bong!! First intruding, then poking your nose and asking the silliest of question in such non-challant way, it’s only possible by a bong. However I replied and went back to my ferocious speed of typing, and in 3 mins 19 secs (I was watching the clock at the bottom right hand corner of my screen!) the intrusion was removed. Finishing my entry at peace. I was planning to write something that was moving in my head while coming to airport on time, fate and belief, instead this came out. Hope to write about it sometimes again.
So finally the King has returned to his abode, relaxed till 3 AM over a cup of coffee and chocolates gifted during the brief meetings to a few known faces on Sunday, ready to hit the B’lore roads on the morrow.
– Little did I knew that the morrow is gonna present me with a situation where I wont be even a position to leave my normal life – that is life without my Lappu!