What are you doing with your life?

Casual chats in office are increasingly becoming uncomfortable. Not because they are critical of my personal life, but they make me wonder what I am doing with my life, in general.

I like to keep myself busy. I make myself involved in a lot of unrelated things. For example, I have taken up writing, failed at poetry, photography, wed development, android app development, trekking, cycling, blogging, video creation etc. In all these activities I am now comfortable enough to hold my ground. All of these are in addition to my job as a C developer.

Now comes the most disturbing part of all. Even though I am doing all these things, I am not particularly making a break in any of them. Where as when I see my friends and other contemporaries, I see them as successful in their hobby.

Take my brother for example, he is professionally a UX designer. He is able to manage odd design works outside of his professional life. An ex-colleague of mine is in to cycling. He is organizing cycling events regularly and is going good.

Now look at me. I am deriving satisfaction in doing different things. But … still lack of recognition seems to bother me. It is like Calvin remarked, you are not good at something unless another person certifies it.

So coming back to the original rant. Who Am I?

In the new town (Puducherry/Pondicherry)

Weather

Bangalore sent us off in heavy rain. Pondicherry welcomed us with scorching sun during the day and thunderstorm during the night.

Ambience

Pondicherry, which is just 6 hours away from Bangalore, shares some similarities with Goa – slow pace of life and nice people; except for the usual exception of autowalas and bike rental dealers.

Pondi scores over Goa in its ubiquitous availability of vegetarian hotels where food is clean and cheap. We discovered a Malayali restaurant owner who was serving tummy full of Chicken biriyani with three pieces of chicken and a hard boiled egg for just Rs. 60/-.

Since most of the visiting tourists – domestic and foreign – are devotees of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, the ambience around Heritage town is serene throughout the day.

Roaming around

Renting a two wheeler is highly advised. Almost all the places are located in and around M. G. Road; except for Auroville which is about 15kms away.

A visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a walk in The Promenade, Serenity beach and Paradise Beach are some activities that can be done.

Aimlessly roaming around the streets are highly recommended. While visiting the beaches to watch sunrise is highly NOT recommended since local people are used to relieving themselves in the beaches.

Who wants to hear a funny story?

I was locked in inside the room by my roomies!

Well … It was an honest mistake. But imagine waking up to find yourself alone in the room with the door locked on a Saturday morning. And the two person who has the key are in Kerala – atleast a day’s distance away.

What do you do ?

Well .. simple. Break the door. And that’s what I did.