Discoveries Made While Living By Myself…

Home in LA
Home in LA

Until now, I had always lived with my parents, in the same home. Unlike a lot of friends, we never even moved house. The only major change in my living environment was when I stopped sharing the room with my sister and started occupying one by myself. But I’ve always had the privilege of having a family member around at home at any given time.

When I decided to come here to study, I knew I wanted to live with a roommate. To my good fortune, I share this apartment with three other girls! But living by ourselves and not having domestic help to do your chores has taught me certain things.

For instance, running the dishwasher every night cannot be healthy for the environment or you can get ‘pods’ for your laundry or the paper towel roll exhausts pretty quickly and must be replenished every week. Honestly, I never imagined doing all the household chores, cooking meals for myself, studying and having spare time once all of it was done. But I manage. And like an old person, I’m fast asleep at 10pm. Did someone say nightlife? What does that mean?


It’s the first weekend since school started and it pretty much rained all day. So it was COLD. But I made the most of the view and read the script of Tootsie and rented it to watch off the iTunes store. It was part of my homework.

View of Toluca Hills
View of Toluca Hills

And now that I’ve updated you and recorded my activities like a good girl, I’m going to get on with some writing. It’s gotta be done! Wish me luck. 🙂

Phone | The Bachchans

This is all happening so fast. And it is all so exciting.

Amitabh Bachchan | Work in progress

My twitter stream:

  • @dhruvis: Answered house phone. Received a call from justdial in @SrBachchan‘s voice. Trying to fool me with #KBC promos doing the rounds? ROTFL
  • @SrBachchan @dhruvis oh must check on this …
  • @dhruvis @SrBachchan Its quite funny. Sounds like a mimicry artist advertising justdial. I was so thrilled at the thought of getting into KBC. 😛
  • @dhruvis: This is hilarious! & now I receive a call from Idea asking if I want a V.I.P. number, since its available. @juniorbachchan promoting too?
  • @dhruvis: Start 2 the day has been fantastic. @SrBachchan‘s voice & @juniorbachchan‘s promoted telecom company showing quite some interest in me. 😀
  • @dhruvis: Second call: ‘Raj’ from Idea insists I must get the similar no. 😀

This morning took all the ‘phone’y-ness a couple of notches higher.

I receive a call from Justdial. “Pehchana? Main Amit bol raha hoon…”
And I, starry-eyed, imagine I’ve made it to Kaun Banega Crorepati.
As the conversation continues, I realize I’m listening to a prerecorded advertisement.

After my tweet exchange with Amitabh Bachchan (yes, it happened! :-D)
I receive 2 calls, this time from Idea, asking if I want a V.I.P. no. similar to mine

I have been warned not to look for signs.
I’m still giggling with excitement like a 16 yr old. 🙂
I’m so glad dad bought me this no. when I was still in school.

I am a proclaimed phone addict. Some people still have my no. saved as Munna Mobile. Yeah. Aamir Khan hangover is quite obvious. I’ve had the same no. since I got my first cellphone. To my luck or ‘un’luck, apparently, Juhi Chawla also has a similar no. (a digit here and there).
Over the years, I’ve received calls on her behalf and of course, she, loads of texts.
I woke up one morning in my cousin’s seaside bungalow to be reminded that I needed to take trials and fittings of the clothes kept aside for me at Tarun Tahiliani’s studio. Some way to break a girl’s heart.

Anyway, I love the ensemble Amitabh Bachchan sir is sporting today.

T92 -At the sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad shooting for Gujarat ... on Twitpic

It is absolutely simple and in a colour that represents freedom for me (white). I love how sheer fabrics drape when you wear them around your neck. (chunnis, dupattas, stoles, scarves…) Churidars must be well-fitted. Otherwise, you’re missing the point of wearing them. And lastly, it’s quite obvious I love his spectacle frames.

It’s been a great start to the day! Do you have ‘phone’y incidents to share?
A phone call that brought about a change in your life?
Please share in the comments section or tweet to me. I’d love to know! xoxo