Anurag Jain's Blog
Monday, September 15, 2003

One weekend and two lunches

It was a perfect weekend starting with meeting a friend on friday night over some vodka and beer. We had an interesting discussion on men-women relationships, esp. in workplace, wherein she herself admitted that women are always aware of what guys want from them, and that mostly they (girls) use this generous attention to get the work done. Sign... We poor (Or, is it stupid?) guys :( And just when the discussions were hotting up, our small party was gate-crashed by weekend revellers (seriously, we need more privacy in hostels!). Anyways, much to my relief, my friend reached home safely at 0200 after downing a full quarter of Romanov.

On Saturday, went over to another friend's place to look at her UK travel pics. And she ended up making lunch for both of us. Home-made food after a long time, it was Nirvana. But in my earnet desire to help her with the cooking, I ended up spilling a lot of sabji on the floor! And that's when I decided that I could help her more by staying outta kitchen. The pics were great, espeically of the Bath city, and lunch was perfect.

In the evening, I watched "When Harry Met Sally", second time. I love this movie because the guy's character is so much like me. He also believes that a man and a woman can not be just friends (he says it in a mild version of famous/infamous 'Maine Pyar Kiya' dialogue. Actually these 2 movies came out about the same time, so I dont think either copied this dialogue from the other. Guess it just means that it is the truth!). Actually, later in film he goes on to live a true friendship relationship with his girl-friend (not girlfriend), Meg Ryan. Its a fantastic movie and what a coincidence that I had a discussion on similar kinda theme just the day before, as mentioned above. What I like the most about this movie though is the ending line (warning: spoiler ahead): "I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." This line was my mail signature for quite sometime before I removed it for lest some recipient should interpret it wrongly. Needless to say though, I love this line.

And then, on Sunday, we had our small Bangalore iimb2000 (batch of 2000) get-together. Me and Jai went to MG's place, from where we all went to this place called "Feast of Asia". It is a nice restaurant housed in a former IT-company building. Its located very close to National Games Village on the main road. Total se7en people showed up and even though we tried hard to get Srikant to pay for his new job (leaving ICICI Ventures to join E&Y), we didn't succeed :-) The lunch happened over nice discussions of women bosses, esp in ICICI. I was told that Business World even featured a cover story on "Kamath's Angels"! Also featured in discussions was the agenda of marriage and surprisingly it turned out that everybody's been trying to get married for sometime now! And then somebody told about Naru who, apparently, during 2001 and 2002 on every weekend used to go see 1 or 2 girls. And everybody agreed that he must have surveyed the whole eligible, in-the-market population (census) rather than taking a small sample!

All in all, it was a fun weekend :)

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