Thursday, December 21, 2006

Back In Circulation. However...

My end-sem vacations have started, finally. Last morning, I returned finally to good ol' Calcutta. As I stepped out of the airport, I took my first long breath of Calcutta morning air after 4 months. Having to cough it out again didnt help the scene much, but never mind that. Once again, I see the familiar littered streets, the pollution perenially hanging in the air, the F1 buses and the hawkers. It feels a little out of place from Manipal, yet oddly settling.

But the joie de vivre of return has already been accursed. I'm ill. I've been diseased. Not some easy to ignore or empathize with type of cold or cough or coma, but a proper debilitating and shaking-the-foundations-of-whatever kind of illness. The first semester at Manipal has slowly infected my system, and killed off the one force I always believed I would have in me.

How do I say it? Its embarassing. But I can't find a cure by myself. What am I to do? All inputs and valuable suggestions are called for. I need to find a cure, lest this become a permanent disability. I will be destroyed if it is. I know that for sure. People, what am I to do? I can't watch television! There it is! I said it! Why do you turn away in shock? Or is it revulsion? Please don't. Help me.

TV holds absolutely no charm for me anymore! I can't flick through channels at warp-speed, as I used to. I dont watch inane advertisements of people crying over house-painting. I dont laugh at the news. I dont watch the much broohaha-ed highlights of classic cricket matches. Am I cursed forever?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wtf

anju christine said...

shut up kyra....... i know how d poor soul feels........ ask dose afflicted by dis disorder n ul know..... :( .... ya, me too :(
boo hoo boo hoo

Anonymous said...

i'm surrounded by weird people. god save all your strange souls.

lunmoi said...

hmm.. aww.. poor you.. ya.. somehow.. tvs dont hold that much interest any longer once u stay in a hostel.. looses its charm.. hstel banter is soo much more entertaining with the college gossip and all... and also the boooze and stoned stories ppl have ..;P

Anushka said...

yea... i noe hw dis feels... 6 months without tv seems to hav erased my craving... dis is a weird disease... lets cross our fingers n hop dat med science cums up wid a cure soon enuf... b4 d holidays r ovr...(btw im kyra's frnd)

Confused & Baffled said...

@kyra: aaah...you know not what it feels like. thats why you scorn at it so.

@anju: there there, dear. dont cry. there there. im sure a cure will be found soon. till then, we must wait. and hope.

@anushka: the funny thing is that during those months of exile, we didnt even notice the need for a tv. but now at home, in its constant presence, im reminded of my loss and the countless hours i spent in front of it. the happy days! may they return soon!

@lunmoi: we are guys ahem. gossip we not.

anju christine said...

happened t read ur reply, guys n no gossip?!!!! ha ha aha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha aha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha aha ha ha ha ha ha ha.......... omygod my tummy hurts!! puhlease....... gimme a break....... i can write ur whole blog length post on how much guys actly gossip........ huh!! mayb i wil..... n a coupla days..tanx 4 d idea :)

Confused & Baffled said...

@anju: hmph.

kyra said...

anju, my dear- is that all you can write about how guys gossip?
tsk tsk