Tuesday, May 23, 2006


im back from an ab-sho-lootly gorgeous holiday. while the uk has really fantastic museums and galleries (and whopee, the jersey conservation trust!), i must confess i lost my heart to kiev. it is an awesome place! do go if youve the chance. avoid winter though - it hits minus 30 degrees only. and this time, because of the fight with russia, gas was totally cut off for a week or so, so everyone just shivered in their homes. to put it mildly, brrrrr!

saw some very interesting stuff art-wise and politically. kiev provided much food for thought. (er, and for hogging. our hosts spoilt us silly!) the chernobyl museum was striking partly because of its incompleteness, the streets for sheer local flavour, the churches for architecture and history (the oldest one was built in 1012 and it still stands)... so generally, im full of blah and hope to post properly this weekend.

until then, this is sofiskiy which i flipped for (despite its being strongly baroque in style, but then most of 'em are) -

truly archaic eh! :D

oh - and madras airport really outdid itself. i found something even better than the inconvenience thing! on arrival, we passed a closed room. it bore the notice "Refusal Room (Ladies)". ahem. no comment.

also, several places in london and cardiff had "lifts for disabled use". enter lift only if dead drunk and nearly passing out?! one wonders :)

and now, i go back to drowning in backlog. glug glug me hearties!

my life



Anonymous Anonymous said...

is this real? or from a picture? looks like one of those CG generated pics..

4:21 am  
Blogger Anurag said...

Second pic is very well composed. Nice! Looks like a good place to carry slide film to...

Two things that the word Kiev brings to my mind:

Kiev used to boast of the best Russsian football club - Kiev Dynamos. They had Lev Yashin on their side, considered to be the best goalkeeper ever by many.

There's an SLR camera called Kiev, which is supposed to be very good.

4:34 am  
Blogger karmic_jay said...

Nice pics a bit tooclean though, but thats what makes them what it is. Glad to see that you had fun!

9:43 am  
Blogger Senthil said...

I almost feel like I'll turn the corner and bump into Edward Scissorhands...

4:02 am  
Anonymous b. the sulking bulk said...

@m. you gloat-pot,
that's right. go ahead. rub it in. but remember that allah is keeping count. you'll pay for this. someday you will.

these russian type churches rock, right? they're impressive, way cool, and whazzisname, baroque. quite. baroque. exactly. was it dedicated to st. peter or what? :-)


6:37 am  
Blogger m. said...

J: grrr

anurag:hey. since you mentioned it... has the SLR met your digicam as yet?? < waiting with bated breath >

karmic jay: thanksh.

senthil: noooo! < sob > scis... how could you?! - ukraine was a NICE place!

b: mwhahahahaha! btw, shlight weirdness... you sounded a lot like jake in the second bit. taken to outsourcing comments as well now? ;)

9:20 pm  
Anonymous Hamsini said...

Greetings from a fellow feminist!Here on Keirthi's word!You write superbly!!Keep em coming!!!Oh,and I haven't slept in a few hours,so you must excuse the emptiness of the comment.Next time,I come here,I solemnly swear that I'll leave insightfull comments.=D

9:28 pm  
Anonymous Icarus said...


Speaking of notices, I found this one from my office hilarious -"Just a reminder that here at Sasken we waste more paper than we need to."! :D

I was reading through some of your older posts and guess what, I found the word 'axiom' in one of them... tis a pity I can't locate it now! :P


5:08 am  
Blogger Jake said...

* innoncence *
and what is this baarookue ?

and the pictures are they even real ? they look CG to me :P

7:22 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

definitely CG!!! how much did u pay? - J :D

9:30 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

see??? everyone thinks they are scanned picture postcards!!! As the first one to tell tat, I take full credit for the comment though..:)

1:39 pm  
Blogger m. said...

hamsini : LOL, yes ok - youre pardoned this once! thou art mosht bhelcome here :)

icarus: OY! i hotly deny the charge! what nonsense... i, use axiom?! ill leave the causality-axiom fundas to you and Certain Awful People :) you see, i kant handle that stuff :D

jake: they would darling :P

j: you just wait. ill send you stink bombs by blue dart! :P

s: humph. philistine!! next time ill remember to plant my thumb right before the lens like you do :D

8:53 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nah kiddo..i bet blue dart has a weight limit for each parcel..so u wont fit in..but if u were planing to cut urself up..(*dark clouds looming over..maniacal laughter from backstage*) invite me..:D -j

4:41 am  
Blogger Senthil said...

Oy! I LOVED the atmosphere of that movie. Pah. Kids these days...

3:10 am  
Anonymous b. said...

kuch to likhiye memsahib. why stop when you were getting real good at it?

9:46 pm  
Blogger m. said...

j: aaaaah shyaaadup! :)

senthil: *much glee*

b.: 'ello! thankoo bhery much. am juggling a couple of things now, hence the silence. hope to return soon. have a tentative post which is irritating the heck out of me, disobliging thing! :))

10:12 pm  

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