By the way its very meager amount. I know there must be people who would flaunt that much for a girl overnight or for a breakfast at one go!! But for an ordinary man like me, its like a life blood. Believe me, I have already made so many plans. I wanted to buy those books that are in my wishlist. I also have plan to attend a literature festival somewhere in Jaipur.
I wanted to travel to Rajasthan and meet His Holiness The Dalai Lama there. I thought I would also listen to the talks of H.E Pavan K Varma, the great diplomat cum writer. I wanted to go to Gir reserve and see the Asian Lions. I even thought of going to visit the Royal palace in Rajasthan. Besides I also wanted to treat my non veg friends with chicken curry and veg friends with cheese momo. But for now its all nothing but a another wishlist.
Its difficult. But I think I can handle such shocks. Perhaps I am used to being broke most of my life. Being broke has become my way of life. I think I am happy this way. For now I have to settle my sight seeings in Gujarat University campus. And I tell you its all the more fascinating place. Its altogether a very beautiful place. No doubt about it. Some people call it the Oxford of Gujarat. well, lets keep this topic for another post.
By the way I call my university campus as the biodiversity hot spot. Every day is a new experience here. I get to see Indian cows that are way bigger then the bulls we have in Bhutan. Initially, I was amazed to see cows with horns bigger than their head. I see goats too. By looking at the size of their breast and nipples, I can make out that they can defeat average Bhutanese jersey cows in terms of milk production. Then there are buffaloes. A lot of them i must say. They look lazy and dirty but they are more adorable animals than some of the cows I have seen in the town. I think they deserve equal treatment like cows from their Hindu owners. Last but not the least, I have dogs in my surrounding. They do not bark but cry and howl!! And I hate them.
But there are few things that worries me a bit at times. Usually in the evenings and nights hours, the loudness of the music in a near by town makes me think that I might soon require an additional ear drum. And looking at the air pollution in a distant horizon, it makes me also wonder that very soon I might also need another lungs too. Apart from that, life is fun even without stipend. Seriously I will not have to sell my kidney or any other organs to sustain me.
RCSC I fully understand your predicament. I mean it. Send me the money when u have it. By the way, can someone tell me how many people are there in Bhutan who do not go broke. I am just wondering!!