A whirlwind week has come and gone (I like alliteration. You’ve probably figured that out by now) and I find myself putting pen to paper (actually fingertips to keyboard, but that doesn’t sound as creative) once again. Those of you who have been with me since the very beginning will remember that my first column had been a roundup of my week. It’s been a while since I’ve done that, so I thought I’d fill you all in on the action so far. Buckle up.
First, I got engaged. Well, actually I got engaged to get engaged. We haven’t done the ceremony, and I haven’t got a ring yet, but you know. I’ve managed to confirm that she likes me and is amenable to the idea of getting married to me. Took seven years to verify that, but time well spent!
I have also lent my support to a group called Gaia Conservation Foundation. (For those of you who are interested in Greek mythology, as I am, Gaia was the name given by the ancient Greeks to the Earth personified as a Goddess.) The Foundation’s stated mission is ‘To get every man, woman and child to plant a tree’. I grew up in South India, and went to a boarding school in a densely jungled area. As a result I spent a lot of time climbing trees, a little time falling out of them, and all the time surrounded by wildlife. Not quite the same environment as Bombay. This city has very few green pockets left, and the few trees remaining are either falling down in the monsoon, or being cut down for no good reason.
Before you get bored, let me get to the point; this Friday (yes, the 11th) they’re organising a concert at Blue Frog, proceeds of which will go towards reforestation of Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The bands performing are Something Relevant, and Jalebee Cartel. I’ve seen them both before, and they’re excellent. I’ll be going for the concert, I really hope those of you in Bombay will turn up and help out. (You’re going to be partying anyway, this way you can feel proud about it). Anyone who wants to help out can email my friend Romil at firstname.lastname@example.org, or look for them on facebook and twitter. Do the right thing, guys. For all our sakes.
Which leads me to the other development of the week. I finally signed up on twitter! (But a lot of you already knew that, because I’ve got messages saying you read my columns...) I've always liked reaching out to people, and this has made it so much easier to do that. Also, it makes it easier to respond to the strange stories and rumours that tend to float around actors. Feel free to drop in and say hi, my username is 1mrankhan. That way you can get your rumours straight from the horse’s mouth. Not that I think I look horsey or anything, but...oh never mind.
PS. sorry no responses this week, haven’t been able to check my mail. I will, though. Promise.