Sunday, June 19, 2005,8:31 AM
Its been difficult to write ** 16.06.2005
Its been very difficult to find a suitable time to write my diary entry. I don't generally prefer anyone reading or seeing it when I write it, or even after I have written it. Its just for me. I have been quite okay all these days. Most of the days I have not been doing anything fruitful. Just wasting time, roaming, talking, sleeping, eating. The mobile phone is quite a companion in passing time for me. With the cheap sms rates, I have been able to contact almost all of my friends who are not close by.

I'm almost happy these days. What does that mean? I am completely physically fit. There is no problem with anything else either. Everyone is fine at home, all my friends are well too. At home, the environment is a little more strict than at college. Unlike there, I cannot just do anything anytime. I have to follow a schedule, there is a time to wake up, time to sleep, time to eat, time to go out, etc. Most of the time I fail to do so, which causes tension, anger, etc. to my mom, to me, and others.

I met some of my friends a few days back, it was Taranum's place. She had invited us for lunch, Tapan and me. Tapan is not very very familiar with her, but still, out of courtesy, or maybe he is a batchmate, or as a new friend, she invited him too. It was nice there. We talked on various things. Her sister is a reporter in INDIA TV, well, I didn't even hear this name until she told me. She has made a lot of breaking news reports, and she was showing us some of them, especially the Mobile Cloning thing.

Day before, Tapan came over to Dewas from Indore, and I asked Piyush and Vikas to join. I had to pick up Vikas from his place, and the road was too bad. The car's bottom hit a rock, and was making unusual sounds. We went to the Tekri, a holy temple on the hill. Then, I dropped Piyush and Vikas on the return. Tapan and I had dinner at my place and then he left. It was nice spending time with friends.

Anirudha arrived to Indore yesterday. He gave me a call in the night. He said that we'd give Tapan a surprise and go directly to his place. He asked me to come to Indore today. But he didn't call, lazy boy. Tapan called up to tell me that he was going to Kota for a few days. So I told him about Anni, and asked him to call him and talk. He'll be back by 20th.

I'm learning to ride a bike properly. Though I know most of it, I am a little bad at the gear change and brakes, so I am practicing it. Jayant bhaiya is helping me do it. I have to give a driving test on 4th July to get my driving license. I am quite confident, as I know how to drive a car, and I think if I give a car driving test, they'd assume that I can ride a bike as well.

What else? There is nothing coming to my mind right now. Though I wanted to write so so much. Another thing to mention is my typing speed. Its been growing so so fast, I am so happy about it. Though whenever someone is looking at me intently or I try to think about it, I start making mistakes, but rest of the time, I'm good.

That day, I was sitting in the dark, with headphones on my ears, and playing FM Radio. I tuned to some unknown band. There was no electricity at home and the inverter was also on low battery. It was such a nice feeling, sitting in the dark and looking at my own shadow cast by the lights of the vehicles which were passing by. There is no such incident associated with me in the past, but the songs which were playing and the whole scene made me remember my past. The school days, the excitement, my two wheeler, my friends, the roaming around, the falling, the playing, the classes, teachers, my school, the assembly, and what not. After a while it said "Vividh Bharti mein aapka swagat hai", and I realized it was 101.60 FM. Then I tuned to Radio Mirchi, 98.40 FM. It was quite boring at that time, which was not expected.

In the old days, when I used to live in Indore, Radio Mirchi was started. This was a all new FM Radio Channel, which was private, and so a little more exciting, less formal, etc. Those days we used to hear it a lot, Anni and me, in his car, or maybe just me on my small Radio Machine, even while I was riding a bike.

Yesterday night I went to Piyush's place, he has an exam on 18th, Civil. I went there because there was a powercut and he couldn't study. We talked about some useless topics. Vikas was also there. We had dinner at his place, and then when power returned, I let them study and came back home.

I have been mentioning these small visits to friends because all these days I have been longing for these. My friends are either in Indore, where I can't go everyday, or have exams and so I can't disturb them. Today is 16 June. And my holidays are getting over very fast. I have nothing to do. Just now something has struck me. Why not go back to college for a few days, work on the projects and then come back again in July, when everyone will be free. This seems a nice idea. Even Rahul is coming back on 28th. So why not return on 1st July.

I'll think about it.
posted by Anurag Singh Rana
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