A Tale of two cities!

Yup… that’s right– the cities in question are Delhi and Bangalore and the much maligned ‘heroine’ of the tale is poor ol’ moi. Life is quite remarkable; what with the degree of complication increasing in geometric denominations with almost tragic accuracy.

The last week has been a test unto keeping patience and more importantly on how to keep me from tearing my hair out. Let me explain– I run the debating society in college. The debating society in paper is a group of individuals enthusiastic about and committed to debating at the collegiate level. I like to believe we do an important, I daresay, almost vital job… we public speak. Debating teaches you plenty- confidence, being smart, researching, assimilating information and building perspective. It is what makes the best better than the average.

One would think that running this sort of association is easy… think again! All I wanted was a team of six individuals to attend a debate tournament in Bangalore. All of Delhi University was to go- and I didn’t want us to be left out. It was almost as if Murphy was alive… My partner promised to come along, I had an overwhelming response- it WAS too good to be true.

All it took was a week– my partner became untraceable, teams backed out, college refused to fund us, the bursar went on leave, I had no adjudicators and all hell broke loose.. PS: ON MY HEAD! The icing on the cake was when railway tickets were booked; and my partner decided to back out- then a senior team member over-slept and missed the train! Angry parents started holding me reponsible for would-be pregnancies… it was almost a text-book application of a not so amusing sit-com script…

And then… I paid for tickets; and discovered that my measly back account balance had just become miniscule of the forty-three bucks only variety! And then came the king-of-woes, I had another vital competition with dates clashing with my flight…

Somehow its now been figured out. I not-so-eagerly await the next tragedy which I can see; disaster looming large in my crystal ball…