My bus travelogue - I

When you spend close to 14 hours a week on a bus, in the company of bored looking strangers, the only passion you share being the dispassion with which you go to work...you tend to indulge yourself into new hobbies (habits?) or re-discover the long lost ones....
Well...with this background I rediscovered the simple joys of reading and indulge myself into radio...
More about reading books later...but for now the radio...
Started off with Radio City (91.1)...they used to play all the good songs and the RJ's were tolerable...
Then overnight (in true filmi style)..they got a new RJ....changed the slogan to "Sikkapatte Kannada, Solpa Hindi, total Bengaluru"...the songs stopped grabbing my attention....and I had to move on....exploring the hitherto unexplored territory of other radio stations...and finally zeroed in on Radio One (94.3)...
Everything about Radio One bugged me...the non-stop-nonsense RJ Prithvi, with all his tring-tring, fill-in-the-blanks, birthday bakra...Chamrajpet Charles with his corny jokes...Prof Ulfat Sultan with his "Sultan School of Speech"...RJ Pallavi (or was it RJ Pavitra) with her 2-English-words 2-Hindi-words 2-Kannada-words sentences...
The only saving grace were the songs...all the new ones...all the good ones...even the not-so-nice ones that you start liking after a couple of times...

Its amazing how the very inane RJ and his jokes take the blues out of your Monday morning...you actually look forward to laughing with Chamrajpet Charles when he talks about the Magic Box umpteen times within an hour...learn the same english words n times from Prof Sultan and inadvertently smile every time he says THE sentence...and of course RJ Shilpa with the usual "darling....", "sweetie"....
The piece of cake, of course is:
In the background, a sexy voice: "Solpa time helthira?"
RJ Shilpa: "Solpa yaake purti ne heltheeni..."...corny, but nonetheless something I look forward to every evening at 6:30... :D

Lifes like that...

4 comments:

Tejaswini said...

Time sikkthu ishtella madtha idira.. Nammgaldu idey kathey ne aagithu.. ondh varsha hinde.. Nenapagthidey.. :)

Pradeep Roonwal said...

Hoon..nenpidey...
but u used to talk so much...I doubt u ever read a book on the bus :P

Anonymous said...

If anybody likes Sultan School of Speech... They can download the audio clips from the Orkut Community at the link below.

http://www.orkut.co.in/Main#Community.aspx?cmm=50949456

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