Thursday, 29 January 2009

Power's out!

PPCC hero and angst king Dilip Kumar: "NAHIIIN! BIJLI KAHAN HAI?!" Pic courtesy of Antarra's Ramblings.

The games have begun.

Cyclone season.

No more power (for watching movies!). No more water (for brushing our teeth!).

Which means: The PPCC is temporarily and indefinitely on hold.

Who better than to express our frustration, angst and emotional pain than the King of Tragedy himself, Dilip?

Motilal and Dilip Kumar bumping into each other at the power-less PPCC headquarters.

"How long will the PPCC be bijli-less?" the loyal reader cries.

We don't know. However, the current evidence is:
  • Last time a cyclone hit, PPCC HQ was without power and water for five smelly, dark days. :(
  • There are reports that power has already resumed in some neighborhoods. Hope! :)

In the meantime, why not do what the PPCC will do? Read a good book about the Muslim punk movement and listen to the The Kominas, a "Punkistani" Punjabi band that is smart, angry and fun. YESSSSSS.


bollyviewer said...

O NO! PPCC without bijli, unable to WATCH MOVIES!!! :-( That is awful. And no, no amount of good books compensate for lack of PPCC updates. I guess the time has come for me to go read your stories that I've been saving against just such an emergency. Hope your bijli returns soooooon.

ajnabi said...

Oh, how awful. Um, does it help to know that if you were back in the U.S. your power would likely be out for much more mundane reasons, i.e. snow and ice? Probably not. I hope you get it back soon!

Shweta Mehrotra Gahlawat said...

I hope the electricity comes back and all is well soon in PPCCland!

Filmi Girl said...

OH NO! I've got my fingers crossed for you! :)

eliza bennet said...

I readly join in wishing for power for you!

Anarchivist said...

Rishi willing, your power will be back soon.

In the meantime, I may need to track down this novel, which looks very interesting. Might you add book reviewer to your repertoire?

Amrita said...


(watch out for those nasty gales and try to stay dry.)

Beth said...

"Rishi willing" just adds to my Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic-based idea that Rishi Kapoor is, in fact, in charge of everything. If that were true, SURELY you would get your power for movie-watching back!

I'm loving this Punkistani band!

Keith said...

Yeah, my whole family in Kentucky has been in a power outage for days, and it's expected to last for days still. The hardest thing was convincing my grandparents to leave their house to go to one with power. The next hardest thing was convincing my grandpa that cowboy boots are ill-suited for ice-slicked terrain.