Saturday, February 2, 2008

waiting for zero

earlier this week, as i was packing for my travel to Delhi, saw the news update that Delhi was to hit zero degrees on friday.

amidst hectic, allday [and almot all night] meetings, thought i would step out to feel the cold.
the thursday papers carried reports from BBC that confirmed the prediction and those from the local met department that maintained that the temperature would drop to only about 2 degrees.

even more than the twenty-20 match this was the main topic of discussion that morning.

an interview on TV with a 6th standard student showed her as very unhappy, as the government had declared a holiday till class 5. her question was, we are just one more year older - why should we not have a holiday?

some of the questions by kids have no easy answers.
like the one from the child star of 'taare zameen par'. he was unhappy that he was adjudged the best child star. his question was - when i was the main character, why not best actor?

back to delhi and the wait for zero - the previous geological experience was the tremor recently, that i could feel - while @ Noida.

no entrepreneur had thought of making T-shirts or other accessories - that would proclaim something like 'I survived zero-degrees'.

after a late night meeting and some backlog to be cleared the next morning, i slept through the night for about 5 hours and thezero point must havce just passed by..

today, when i checked the papers, news etc - there was no mention of this record being reached.

guess i need to wait for the next winter.
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