Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lighting up the spirits

I had candle light dinner at Karachi Darbar restaurant yesterday. No, it was not some classy party, but just that the lights had gone out in most areas of Sharjah. Many residents had to sweat it out in sweltering heat. Power was restored past midnight and until then I tried 90 ways to fall asleep without fan or AC, and failed miserably.
At one stage, I tried sitting and sleeping at the balcony. The mosquitoes pushed me inside the bed room. There I tried all types of yogic postures to get sleep, but gosh…no use.
Anyway, after the power supply was restored it was blissful sleep and the dream was pretty. No, I won’t tell you everything about the dream. Some things are secret hehe.
Hey, me planning to visit Mumbai/Chennai for two weeks from Saturday. In case any buddy wants to stay in touch, my email ID is rrames@hotmail.com

32 comments:

  1. ooh .. though i dont have woes like this , i am a major insomniac .. mosquitos pushed me??he he twas funny ..reminds of India as well .. I miss India .. hv fun in ur trip ahead

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  2. Didn't you try to whack the mozzies? Guess sleep was on your mind!

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  3. Aah power cut at 11 in the night is the most dreaded feature for me. We can keep the fan on but the AC goes off and with the summer like the one we have this time, sleep is a loosing battle!

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  4. Hi Ramesh,
    This must be a trial run for
    the many candle light dinners
    lined up for you in India!

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  5. You could have spiced up the post by sharing your dreams :-P

    Mosquitoes, no power and sweltering heat..with these, any thing you try to catch some sleep would be an utter waste

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  6. Power cuts in Sharjah too?I thought only we in India had that privilege.

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  7. the reason of the power cut was - u are coming to India...this was just the glimpse...better get used to it...:-)
    About dream ..i m expecting another post of urs...:-)
    Have a great stay in Mumbai/Chennai:-)

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  8. Sharjah also has electricity problems i was not aware.
    thanks for sharing.
    India you know it its part and parcel of our life to stay in darkness from 4 to 20 hours.

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  9. ohhhh, i had the same kinda experience last night. mid night power cuts drive one crazy especially in this dreadfully hot summer..!

    btw karachi darbar sounds good, would have liked more details on that :P

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  10. hahaha.....dreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaams huh?

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  11. boss..
    don't bother abt mosquitos..
    if u feel - try to imagine MIL..

    welcome to India..

    if possible - remember us..

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  12. What did the mosquitos tell u that u had to go inside, and ya, u in Bby... cool

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  13. You are in for some "hot" treatment in Mumbai and Chennai. The weather is hopeless. All the best for your trip.

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  14. Hey! first time here. Nice blog!

    I'm also inviting you to this new Book Reviews blog.
    Cheers
    Booklover

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  15. :)
    :)

    Very interesting today ;)

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  16. You are going off on vacation and I'm worried for you. Hope your wife hasn't been reading those MIL posts. Take care anyway!!

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  17. Nice you journalist make everything interesting:)

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  18. great bro...its really pain man to get a sleep when your min dances...:D

    welcome to india....:D

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  19. Have fun when you are over here!

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  20. well ramesh your solution was in the 91th point which u didn't bother to try. lol!!!! next time try all the 100 points. and yes a reminder on your have to do list. do remember to pick up some mos.repellent from here. take care and have a safe trip.

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  21. Thsi reminds me of power cuts in Delhi in the middle of the night in summer...if there ever was torture, that's it. I hope this doesn't happen often in Dubai.

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  22. Power cut is Sharjah...is that your idea of fiction

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  23. Hmm karachi darbar i love the food there.

    This is heights in sharjah,inspite of paying so much rent people have to suffer.Till now i never had problem of powercut and mosquitoes.

    Have a nice vacation.

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  24. Oh.. Power cut triggered dreams! Sweat are the uses of adversity(failure of electricity!

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  25. lol!! I facedthe same situation when was in Chennai!

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  26. Hmm...boring post... Power cuts don't count for drama, gosh, we've got them all the time here. And heat. And humidity. We not only have mosquitoes, we've got BLACKFLIES. But the dreams, Ram, the dreams. You could have shared those ;)

    Enjoy your family! Have a fabulous time!

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  27. Latha and Rachna said it right, lol am planning my trip on July, warn those mosquitoes please :)

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  28. "The mosquitoes pushed me inside the bed room."
    Yea? Why I wonder? HAhaha. Although, I'm sure u hadnt thought of it's significanse the way I am rite now with my twisted thought process and shaky DNA. :)
    Female mosquitoes bite, rite? Hmm. Lolz. Sorry.

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  29. Heading to India in a few weeks and am preparing for situations like this. Lots of sitali breathing coming my way I think!

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  30. oh its pathetic when there is a power cut at night!!!

    hope u enjoy ur stay in India :)

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