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Monday, October 18, 2004

Buying a car is easy...

..but keeping it is bloody tough. I cant believe the amount of money I am spending on petrol. Its shocking. I nearly had a heart attack the other day when the newspapers announced that the government was planning on increasing the price of petrol. Mr CM, have a heart. Thank God that they didnt hike the price.

And the roads are full of SOBs who insist on overtaking from my left. Suddenly, there'll be this two wheeler who cut in front from the left; how I've managed not to hit anybody so far must be because of divine intervention. Jolly good that I know how to drive, I pity any first timer on B'lore roads.

I bought a Sony CD/MP3 player for the car on Saturday. It rocks. Awesome sound... now the travel doesnt seem so bad ;o)

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Long time no blog

I cant believe it, I haven't written a thing for more than a month!!! Ever since I have come back from Israel, I've been caught up in a whirl wind of activities. Balancing work and studies and personal life is getting very tough. IIMB has totally fucked me. The profs there believe in sucking every last bit of my time. If I'm not working I'm studying. I dont have a life anymore. Hope it is all worth it in the end. Then I might look back on these days fondly and say "this was such fun". (Yeah, like pigs have wings and can fly.)

Ok. Been thinking of buying a car from a long time. Finally I have done it. I started more than a month ago with the Alto. Was very sure that I all I could afford was an Alto. Then upgraded it to a Zen a coupla weeks ago. Till then I wasnt even thinking of a Santro, thought it was too expensive. Then a week ago, came to know that a Santro costs the same as the Zen, and started thinking seriously of the Santro.

Finally, it came to a showdown between the two cars and the Santro won. So today I have booked a Santro through my company. It will be delivered on Saturday. Amazing, huh. There's royal treatement for corporate customers. I'm getting some freebies thrown in for free as well as a 20k discount. Cool, huh?