Well it was a hectic week for me as I left for Hyderabad last Sunday and reached their Shamshabad International Airport by mid-night. I was feeling rather sleepy as I had quite a few pegs of whisky. I took the cab from outside the airport as my neighbour told me, it is cheaper that way but it was foolish of me to do that in order to save a few bucks for the company. I remember the cab driver was taking me a long route and I was so dead tired that I dozed off in the cab. I don't even have the drivers name or the cab number, but I just dozed off. They woke me up as they got closer to the place that I stayed for direction, I only realised what a fool I was to doze off in the cab, what if those guys had driven me somewhere and robbed me of everything and after that just dump me on the roadside, but I guess there is still some goodness left in Hyderabad. The picture on my right is taken from the Shamshabad International Airpotrt and I waited for at least 4 hours on my return yesterday, as I went early to the airport.
I was reading my book which I bought in Hyderabad last Monday and the book is titled "The White Tiger" by Aravind Adiga and the book was fantastic as I just finished reading by this afternoon (It's a winner of Man Booker prize for 2008) . Here is the:
Born in a village in heartland India, the son of a rickshaw puller, Balram is taken out of school by his family and put to work in a teashop. As he crushes coals and wipes tables, he nurses a dream of escape - of breaking away from the banks of Mother Ganga, into whose depths have seeped the remains of a hundred generations.
The White Tiger is a tale of two Indias. Balram’s journey from darkness of village life to the light of entrepreneurial success is utterly amoral, brilliantly irreverent, deeply endearing and altogether unforgettable.
The rest of my trip was hectic as I had to close down my residence and office. I put all my files in big cartoons and gave away a lot of my stuff. Most of the major stuff like tables and air-conditioners, my accountant had taken it. And I finally got to sell the company car on Thursday for a good price and what a relief it was as I left Hyderabad as the same way I came here, with a suitcase. So bye-bye Hyderabad.