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OK, so Sunay is shifting house end Feb, and has asked if Im interested in moving to Bombay and living with him. Will have to let him know by Fri/Sat

Ok. online thinking will now happen.

Pro moving to Bombay

1) Its Bombay

2) One has heard exciting things happen there

3) Ive been saying I want to move to Bombay since I came to Delhi

4) I have friends there and theres a remote possibility of a social life if I go there. Plus my sister lives there.

5) They make films there and stuff. Which might need people to write them.

6) Politer autowallahs.

7) No traumatic memories

8) Its not Delhi

9) Sushmita Sen lives there, thus making it hallowed ground

10) Sunay is only capable of living in comfort. And will be cool to live with. This removes my one excuse for moving to Bombay (I dont have anyone to live with, you see)

11) I really, really need a change

12) I have no particular commitments of any kind, and thus its a good time to move. as unhasslefree as it could be

13) Apparently you can find graphic novels there

14) Weather

15) This would be a cool place to restate one of the ones i did before, but its been done before

16) Oh yes, apparently there are women in bombay. but then, i heard there were in delhi too, and look what happened

17. am switching to .s behind the numbers because the keyboard is acting funny again. a nyway, 17. i have no idea what to do in delhi now.

Unpro moving to Bombay

1. There are people in Delhi i do not want to leave.

2. Ive settled into my flat, and Stoob is great fun to live with

3. Moving is a big hassle

4. Theyve opened a new Coffee Day and a booze shop within easy walking distance, thus removing all obstacles to a good life

5. Ive made some really fabulous friends and am in the process of making some new ones.

6. Ive achieved nothing in Delhi and leaving would involve tails between legs.

7. Change is scary.

8. Sunay is getting married yearend and then the whole finding new person to live with hassle begins again.

9. Bombay is apparently even more expensive than Delhi and I am broke

On the whole, i think Bombay wins. What say you? And when I say what say you, I MEAN what say you, awright?


About Samit Basu

Novelist. Best known for fantasy and science fiction work. Most recently, The City Inside (Tordotcom)/Chosen Spirits (Simon and Schuster)


5 thoughts on “moving?

  1. delhi sux. i dont know why youre even thining.

    Posted by Vishnupriya | January 3, 2005, 5:16 am
  2. Bombay sucks actively. And it’s hard to get around. And they only have one season. And who wants to take the train all the time.
    And many more things I can’t think of right now.

    Posted by eM | January 3, 2005, 6:19 am
  3. OK – so its either the coolest place on earth or living hell. Tough choice, don’t you think?

    Posted by Gamesmaster G9 | January 3, 2005, 6:19 am
  4. 1. i hate delhi.
    2. i really like bombay.
    3. hadu is from bombay, and so if you are ever in dire need of anything, help is always at hand. hadu has very cool mom and bro.

    on the other hand,
    1. trains are a nightmare.
    2. job prospects??

    Posted by Buchu | January 3, 2005, 11:07 am
  5. Ditch both and come to Bangalore. We have better bookstores, which sell graphic novels.. all the gods- joe sacco,art spiegelman, will eisner,and neil gaiman’s sandman series available AS A SET, OFF THE SHELF.

    And we might not have a churchgate, but we are mighty proud of our narrow streets chockfull of part-time writers selling silver trinkets in their tiny shops.

    Posted by newt! | January 21, 2005, 8:22 am

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January 2005


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