There Was An Earthquake?
Republic Day. National holiday, so nothing open except cinemas, pubs and restaurants. Power also off, so guess they’re on holiday too. Get bored and go into work anyway. Fancy learning python and see how far I get. Receive mysterious email from parents—“Heard news. Are you alright?” Must watch news more often—seriously big earthquake hit N.W. India this morning [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_Gujarat_earthquake].
Discover that the second best restaurant in town is a Chinese and realise that the more expensive a restaurant is, the more likely it is trying to cater to western tastes and the worse it will therefore be. Vis a vis - TGI Fridays.
Watch Arnie swagger through ‘The Sixth Day [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0216216/]’ at cinema and comfort myself through the shock of exactly how lame it is by watching ‘Strange Days [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114558/]’ on TV on return home.Posted on January 26, 2001 #India