Went on 23rd eve from calicut on a tourist bus. I didn’t have many friends, as most of the exhibitors are not in my age group. The fields of interest was also different. I got a new friend Faizal, who was accompanied by his manager.
Reached Trivandrum, next day morning. Was quite surprised to find that the accomodation provided was at Mar Ivanious campus. I had taken Fr. Mariadas’s book to return. I called him and he was even more surprised. I had told that there’s no possibility in the remote future for me coming to TVM. I got ready and he reached as promised within half an hour.
We discussed a lot a about the coincidence, about old school life, the trip just before leaving school. There was also a talk about love marriages and its problems when the partners belong to diffrent religions. Got a new book called Like the Flowing River: Thoughts and Reflections. So far so good, nice collection of thoughtful snippets. Went around the beautiful campus. Later got dropped to the group.
The procession or whatever to the secretriat took so long, the artists were at the centre stage, we were partly side lined. Anyway got to see the artists and other important people in Malayalam Cinema. Had a chance to talk to Blessy.
Returned after the function at Tagore theatre. Food was arranged and after the program it took some time to get the bus started. On the way back a good number of people were drunk. But its no fun, being among them. Oh… I feel tired completing this.
The next day that’s Thursday, there was another vehicle strike. God know when this is going to change.