banno, dhanno and teja in bumm-bumm-bhole-land

It’s one of those days

When the doctor says there is nothing wrong with your insides.

When an old man says you remind me of my daughter, may you always be happy and do well.

When Mr. Amitabh Bachchan thanks me in a letter to the editor in Tehelka, for my review of ‘Paa’.

When we log in to book a train ticket for Teja for the same day and there are several seats vacant on the train he wants.

When Penguin delivers my complimentary copy of the anthology ‘First Proof 5′ which has my short story ‘Your Room‘ on page 122.

When it takes only an hour to get home rather than an hour and a half.

When Karmickids gives me the superior scribbler award.

When someone gifts us a pack of dark Toblerones.

When I can spend the evening watching the end of ‘Dil Deke Dekho‘ for a few more laughs before I sleep.

When someone quotes his guru to me and says, “Don’t renounce what you have, renounce what you don’t have” and that gives me a new way to think about my name, which means ‘someone who has the potential to renounce everything’.

When it seems to me that it may not be a bad idea to blow the trumpet for a while, even if it means the ones in the vicinity will shut their ears.

Edited to add: Here’s the link to Mr. Bachchan’s email on the ‘Bouquets and Brickbats’ page of Tehelka. Scroll down to a box Appraisal.

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10 comments on “It’s one of those days

  1. Aspi
    January 13, 2010

    So who tops this list? Its a close call between Big B and the dark chocolate if you ask me.

  2. Banno
    January 13, 2010

    Hard to say, folks, hard to say. Probably Teja packed away in a train!! :)

  3. SUR NOTES
    January 13, 2010

    Blow away on the trumpet. I am your neighbour, not complaining, only grooving to the music.I saw Proof 5 in the shop the other day, wish I had picked it up. Did not go through the names, or else I would have surely brought it home with me.

  4. Reflections
    January 14, 2010

    Renounce what u dont have….hmmmm sounds good to me:-Pcame here thru Karmic kids:-)

  5. dipali
    January 14, 2010

    May you have many more such lovely days, Banno:)

  6. Violet
    January 15, 2010

    Did you just say 'Amitabh Bachchan'?? Wow! I cannot wait to tell people that I am known to someone who AB also knows :D You know me right?

  7. Pitu
    January 15, 2010

    Banno, I couldn't find Amitabh's reference to you on his blog. Direct link pliss! And I'd say getting published in an anthology is the best :)

  8. Amrita
    January 19, 2010

    You go, girl!

  9. wordjunkie
    February 6, 2010

    Congratulations on all counts, especially the story which I really liked.

  10. parotechnics
    February 7, 2010

    I say! So many good newses – your blog is now working on my computer – perhaps to add to list! Congrats congrats and congrats – that makes two friends in FP5, you and Bishakha. Great! Shall buy and read..

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