When Dhanno says, “I’m going down for a movie”, meaning to the theatre across our apartment complex,
When Teja sends me a SMS,
I try hard not to think about home,
Or I will be very, very home-sick.
When the man in a red T-shirt kindly delivers a week’s bundle of DVDs to the middle of nowhere,
he makes me feel a little bit more at home.
He’s wearing the company uniform, and it feels he has come all the way from Bumm-Bumm-Bhole-Land to keep my account going.
It’s not just that we are far away from home for a long period of time.
It’s also that we are far away from everything, from the city.
Living on the highway to nowhere, that’s what it seems like.
However, there are some amazing stories at the hospital where we are meant to film. I have to train myself not to let my face swell up with tears.
The people working there are kind and practical. They do not cry, but help.