Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Dasht-e-Tanhaii

Edit! Edit!: My employers just called to confirm my contract details and said they were ok with me joining from 3rd September (I had told them I was available asap). So I do get to go home!!! After more than a year, so I am really looking forward to it. Shall sign my contract tomorrow and hopefully will be in Delhi by the weekend. Inshallah!
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Maharashtra

Rajasthan

Kashmir

Uttaranchal

Ya Allah.....homesickness is going to be the death of me. In Nadeem Aslam’s wonderful Maps for Lost Lovers the immigrants rename the British city they live in Dasht-e-Tanhaii. The desert of loneliness. I could relate.

Last week I even happily went and saw Chak De! India. I liked it, messaging my parents to take my sister to watch it because she is the SRK fan and would no doubt enjoy it more than I did. (I am an Aamir loyalist. Have been since age five.)

It’s been a good Independence Day personally. Lots of loose threads and outstanding matters tied up. And I received undeniable proof of the fact that the only thing you need to get a job is another job. Still I kind of wish I could go home for a bit... don’t know when that will be.

Also before I end this song (one of my all time favourites) by the late great Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan has been playing on a never ending loop lately. Enjoy.

14 comments:

thalassa_mikra said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you that you got a job and also get to travel.

I love that song as well - one of my favourite non-Qawwalis from Nusrat.

By the way, have you read the poem Dasht-e-Tanhaii. Again, one of my favourites. One of the most beautiful love poems I've ever read.

Dasht-e-tanhaii mein ai jaan-e-jahan larza hai
Teri awaaz ke saaye
Tere honthon ke saraab

Alok said...

Congrats for the job! Is it with the Turkish Embassy?

Tabula Rasa said...

congratulations!

ps. typo on 'nusrat'.

MISSquoted** said...

job? in delhi? hmph. I am still searching (although the great, the big, the TCS has offered me, and a million others, a cosy software job. zzzz...)

Trip was wonderfulness. shall mail you details :)

And welcome to delhi (after a long long time)

chandni said...

aha1 so we get to meet and eat at Andhra bhavan??

call me!

Szerelem said...

T_M: Thank you…the job is a relief more than anything else. And I hadn’t read the poem…its lovely!

Alok: ;-p. No it is not with the Turkish embassy. That would be a perfect job fit but no? Hehehe.

TR: Thanks. Typo corrected :)

Miss**: glad to hear the trip went well!! Yes, do mail me the details. Also, will you be in Delhi? We should try and meet up.

Chandni: Yes!! :D Will drop you a line when I reach.

Aishwarya said...

*Ahem*. I live in Delhi.

Renovatio said...

Homesickness perhaps,but how about once you're back, will the travel bug's bite continue to itch?

the wannabe indian punkster said...

Congrads!

And you get to go home!

This calls for a double whoop, I say!

anonymouse said...

Aishwarya, but you are running away when I am visiting!

Oh, and double whoop for szerelem

Szerelem said...

Renovatio: I wish I could have travelled a bit but too many constraints. Might roam around a bit in Delhi itself.

Punkster: Thank You!

Anonymouse: Yes, Aishwarya has very nicely disappeared while we are here!
And thank you :)

iz said...

You are blogrolled! Leave a nasty one if you hate the idea.

Aishwarya said...

Well harrumph. If certain people would tell me in advance that they were coming to my city!

MISSquoted** said...

where is ze?