12 March 2007

Ayn Rand+Floyd



Studios (engineers-read labs) in the afternoon are always painful, especially during summer time. The class at 12:30, followed by the speedy run to the mess….yikes!! My two wheeled contraption makes sure that I sweat it out to maximize the “after lunch-before class” time. Heat wanders my mind. As I climb up the stairs to CTW, I picture my room like an air conditioned mall everybody loves to enter when on a treeless sidewalk.

Time of entry-1:00pm

t-25 minutes and counting……

The newspaper wasn’t there, so a possible option was a short nap. As I lay sideways, “We the living” by Rand caught my attention, kept carelessly on the shelf. I had it for sometime now, but always felt that anything by Rand needs a mood. It’s not light, not casual, not really FFUN so to say. Don’t know what made me pick it up. Perhaps too much wandering :)). The best part of a book is undoubtedly the beginning. The publisher’s name, copyright, acknowledgements foreword. One tends to expect something. It’s only in the middle that conclusions are made, whether it is dragged, or use of over the top words.etc Otherwise, every book is nice for the first ten pages.

I took a seat and inserted the floyd folder on my playlist.

People, I discovered that Pink Floyd and Ayn Rand are made for each other. I flipped through the pages like I was on the cycle twenty minutes back. Reading about Irina, Kira, kulaks mixed with a dosage of psychedelia freshened me(okai, I admit I have this thing for anything Russian, don’t know why).

My phone rings

“dude…..the prof has come, where the hell are you? sleeping? “

“No man….didn’t sleep, that’s the problem.”

Exit 1:45pm

9 comments:

Arjit said...

good one but i coudn`t make out Ayn + Floyd relationship,Phsychadelia may be.

Nikhil Arora said...

@arjit:even i couldnt find a relationship....it just felt nice, maybe both were dark in their own sort of ways :)

DOPA said...

Starting 'comfortably numb' with ayn rand n 'coming back to life' on the call ..... sure a combo ...
or perhaps reverse , suits ultimately ... :)

ART said...

u and your rustic attempts, damn you suck!!

Nikhil Arora said...

@art: if this is such a pain in the ass for u....FUCK OFF! and dude,in case u wanna reply to this, hve the guts to leave your real name or was your mom bitch enough to call u "art".

Baffling said...

matlab yeh kab chalu hua dost... I could actually imagine you speaking this. Its rare that someone writes the way they speak.

And now I know where you live, toh Muhahahahaaaahaaaaa

Baffling said...

oh, i forgot the ;-)

Nikhil Arora said...

@baffling:thanks man....and ya i got the ;-)

Sonali said...

dude i hv no clue how you picture them together but tera writing style rocks!!