Expense Account, Mint
It’s been three weeks since I left home. Three weeks since I stitched together another reality in a different country, with different people using Skype and Gtalk as a way to keep the thread of my other reality going. Three weeks that saw two natural disaster events in the US—an earthquake that I did not feel because the bus was trundling around a bend. And a hurricane that left New Haven, Connecticut, largely untouched though Fox News did try its very best to panic those not panicked. I found myself filling water and buying candles after watching the panic-stricken anchors. Three weeks that had India emerge from middle-class stupor, a hunger strike, partly erudite debates in a Parliament that worked on a Saturday into uncharted territory where nobody really knows what will happen next—the existing rules look fuzzy. And three weeks at the end of which, the world is pretty much where it was when I stepped off it for a while.