All I Want From The Future

I do not really want to leave my city. My hometown of Cochin is, in my humble opinion, the best Indian city to live in – atleast for me! Bangalore is a good place but over population and over pollution has made it difficult to live there and not to mention the cost of living is really high.

I’ve been applying to many jobs online and a couple of friends are also trying to help me out by referring my name to a few of their contacts in different companies. I’ve been called up a couple of these companies and I think I’m almost through in a really good one. Most of the companies that I have applied with are in Chennai. I do not know if I will like living in Chennai as I have heard too many different opinions about the city. The worrying aspect is the language  – I have never been able to pick up Tamil but it shouldn’t be a huge problem as Chennai is a metro – and the heat.

Anyway, I have a feeling that my life is going to take a big change and I hope it will be right choice and the right decision when I do finally move. All I want for my residence is a small but neat & modern 1 bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, hall with access to cable tv and the internet. Honestly, I do not need much more. A good neat bar and a coffeeshop nearby would be nice too.

Update: I re-read this blog post and felt that I had to add this part – I’m not in any way implying that Cochin is not crowded and polluted! Far from it; the city is getting more & more crowded and several mornings/evenings it is difficult to avoid a traffic jam. Mosquitoes fill the night air as the open drainage system feeds the little vampires with a breeding ground fit for the best of pests.

Gentlemen of His Holiness

I’m laughing at this:

One of Pope Benedict’s ceremonial ushers and a member of an elite choir in St Peter’s Basilica have been implicated in a gay prostitution ring, in the latest sexual scandal to taint the Vatican. Ghinedu Ehiem, a Nigerian, was dismissed by the Vatican on Wednesday from the Giulia Choir after his name appeared in transcripts of police wiretaps, published by an Italian newspaper, in an unrelated Italian investigation.

Among four people arrested last month in the corruption probe was Angelo Balducci, a engineer who is a board member of Italy’s public works department and a construction consultant to the Vatican. Balducci was arrested on corruption charges and the allegations of prostitution emerged only later. Balducci is also a member of an elite group called “Gentlemen of His Holiness” ( LOL), ushers who are called to serve in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace on major occasions such as when the pope receives heads of state or presides at big events.

“Gentlemen of His Holiness””carried the coffin of the late Pope John Paul at his funeral in 2005.