Friday, June 19, 2009

Caught Candid with the Camera

and not by the Camera :P
Skeets holds a sort of a record for being the most silent person...in the house..among friends...in office and everywhere else (except on gtalk).
An insane number of thoughts do swim in the mind but are shared with a selected few.
It is her own quietness that often misleads Skeety to think she is wearing an invisible cloak while she is clicking around town and won't ever be seen.
Time and again she has been proved wrong. Here's how:
*Discovered lying flat on the floor in the corridor of the house experimenting with light, olives, thermocol...
*Spotted squatting near India gate while clicking these pretty things (pic below). The strangers who spotted Skeety giggled. Perhaps they thought she was either insane or plucking flowers or digging bugs from the mud, but their expressions went even funnier when they saw the Camera in Skeety's hands. *Who cares* The love for the Camera transcends all else...

Golgappas can make for Skeeter's breakfast, lunch, evening snack and even dinner. Nothing wrong about that. Till the day she was caught standing on a cane stool (so as to get the black granite shelf in the backdrop) tripod stationed ahead of her...clicking them before digging in.
Ma enters the kitchen and wide-mouthedly stares, laughs and goes off to tell others what she saw. Grrrrr. And Skeets thought the folks were watching TV and she's be done clicking before anyone comes in. *Invi cloak... where art thou?*
Then comes the compulsive obssession to click while the car moves or when it is stuck in jams. While Skeety was clicking the autorickshaw's number plate reading "DL" (the sign that makes Skeety feel happy on roads, the sign which makes her thankful to be living in her beloved city) she notices a man on a two-wheeler who gave Skeety a 'get-a-life dudette' look...
Skeety grinned at the man on the two-wheeler so that he gets to read her mind... THIS IS MY LIFE DUDE :D My Cam... :-) Kat le ab

11 comments:

Akshay Gandhi said...

Dont forget the MH12 number plates...

Reeta Skeeter said...

AkshOYE!: DL rocks...you don't wanna start a war again? you can never win khikhikhi :P ok ok jokes apart MH is good to see once in a while...pumps in nostalgia...recaps old times and so on :-)
cheers!

Akshay Gandhi said...

Yeah.. Even I c a lot DLs amongst the wonderful MHs

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Praveen R. said...

Lolz - I get the same stares everywhere. People here in Malaysia do that a little less however when I was in India in March I did feel a little conscious over the stares. I love street food hunting too :)

B. O'Hemian said...

Nice... I like the DL number plates along with the HR-26 and UP-16 ones too. Wish the post had more pics.

I think I can beat you to being silent - once on a 18 hr train journey, I just said one word twice - "Veg" (to the attendant). That's it... nothing else. Beat that :P

And I invite you to Kolkata - land of the "Phuchka", arguably the best Golgappas anywhere.

Arobindo said...

you guys are ametures...18 hrs... hmmmph

and I don't need a camera for people to stare at me ...they just do...basically ...bhai hai kya hai is usually the stare I get

Reeta Skeeter said...

Akshay: :-)
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apoorva: STOP SPAM
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Praveen: haha nice nice... :-) Would love to read about your street food hunting sojourns...
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B' Ohemian: :) more pics more posts...Delhi diaries don't end here...wow@ 18 hours...I haven't ever counted hours...but good idea...I shall count next time...shouldn't be far away...
Puchka...ahh though I want to have them in Kolkata...for now I have eaten them at a bong shop in Delhi...that uncle swears by the excitement and fever among the people of Kolkata during Mohun Bagan matches :) more on that sometime on DFZ...
cheers!
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Arobindo: hahahaha@ amateurs...you are a pro kya? :-)===================================

Vaudevillian said...

of course the next time that happens the more sensible thing to do is charge full speed towards giggling strangers clicking at them furiously while staring blandly right into their eyes and grinning away even more wider than they are. guaranteed fun experience satisfaction for everyone.

rahul said...

really nice blog!!

Prax said...

I have this deep urge to copy & paste the whole post here, 'cause I loved everythin'...right, not exaggeratin'-bein lazy-butterin'-whatever.

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