Tuesday, May 31, 2005

She has to change...

This afternoon, a friend of mine and I were sitting in the first wing onlooking at the path which leads to the second wing of narmada hostel.*

When the middle of the path, there was Snehalatha Reddy, trying to catch something that was moving. I am sure she was hungry for she is still in the trauma of loosing all her three kids she had delivered recently and is very very weak because of frequent pregnancies. She first thought she had catch it and was trying to do something with, only later did she realise that the lizardish thing had moved off. Not giving up, she moved slowly and steadily and got hold of the thing and gave it one death blow, after which we expected her to swallow. She did not. She probably was pained by the thing and left it right there and walked off. The thing was later picked up by a crow is how the story eventually moves...

Coming back to the heroine, Snehalatha Reddy is the presently the only female resident of third wing. Being the rightful consort of Mr Reddy of our wing, not to mention the affairs she is having with many other of the inmates of the wing, she has been pampered a lot by all those who live in the wing. She is fed with biscuits, chocolates, sweets, savouries. She gets a share of anything got in the wing. This has made here quite lazy to not go and earn her food. Now that almost all the people who live in the wing have left, she is left to earn her food and has nobody to feed her. Last night, I was so considerate of her condition and fed her with biscuits for the first time, adding to her laziness. What is more important is that her activities and food habits have changed quite a lot and she does not what others of her kind usually do.

Mr Reddy and all the other men who had affairs with her have left the hostel for good. She is now having a rather gloomy future, hope she changes for the better...

* To understand this line, you have to know the geography of Narmada Hostel IIT Madras. We have a couple of parallel corridors facing each other with a playground (called the quadrangle) and garden in between. These two parallel corridors are connected by the Dining Hall on the one side and by the common room and TV room and the TT room on the other, not to leave out the Hostel Office. Each corridor(or the wing) is numbered sequentially for easy reference. The path mentioned is divider between the quadrangle and the garden connecting the two entrances of the hostel on either side.

Obligatory Infobits:
Given Name: Snehalatha Reddy
Close Relatives: Lion, Tiger et al
Species: Felis silvestris
Family: Mammals
Kingdom: Animalia

The obligatory photograph of the person, which is put up, when articles on a person are written.
Sneha sleeping with her kitten
Sneha sleeping with her kitten

the obligatory infobits was unnecessary...it was obvious from the first line itself.
well i dint know it was that obvious. i of coz do know that it is not any great mystery and all still wanted to put the thing.
dei, who is this mr. reddy ra? was he there during my time?

and if i recall right, during my time the only female occupant of the wing was a bitch whom we'd named after a certain log-arithmic character... and MP Maiya had driven her out also...
Wimp, Mr Reddy is Barbaad Reddy. There're many more of her companions in Wing no.3. ;-)

Bhaand, could you furnish vitalstats as well?
For a moment I wondered as to what a Humanities Prof was doing in Narmad.
@wimp, i guess ur queries are partly answered. This one i think is one of the prodigies of the log...

@bigchu, vaat vital stats u want raaa??? of felinaaa??

@baada, idhellam too much da...

you are fortunate to have a member of the feline community in your wing, I mean, you are fortunate to have ONE of them in your wing. At least you people enjoy her presence at times and she seems to be a bit civilized not shitting around in front of the doors and peeing on the window sills. It would have been a great feeling to have a cat around here too. Somehow Min never came back. I will visit SLR some day soon.. :)

P.S.: It is not called flooding with comments, it is called SPAMMING! ! ! ;-)

Kidding saaar. See you around
You forgot to mention her present muse !!

he is feeling totally left out now! :|
oh.. she delivered! we at tapti are still wondering when its going to be time for Jane... :p
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