Monday, March 05, 2007

Ctrl F

Finally i am back to feeling a 100%, it's been an ordeal fighting fatigue, weakness, fever, cough...but now i am back to being healthy! What is not strange is that i had been willing illness to come to me, i mean i was praying that i would fall sick, that way i would get the much needed rest, but i think I pleased the god of sickness too much and the god of wellness too little and thus the infection and symptoms went for a bit too long. lesson learnt, too much praying is literally not good for health!

Meanwhile, for a lot of time now, whenever i have some time and am not looking for anything else on Google or wiki, i am looking for 1 of three things. Now for quite sometime now, i have been spending a lot of time, trying to find two lost friends and 1 series i used to see in India way way back and now want to see it again. Now, one of the two friends, Mandavi Saxena, I am writing her name here so that if someone who is in touch with her, reads this, can tell her about me. So she and I were very good friends in school, then i moved away, and for sometime we kept in touch, we even met some 7-8 years ago in my solitary trip to Ranchi. But after that, I have not been able to find her. None of my other friends who know her, know how to get in touch with her! to imagine that in this day and age there are people who do not have an active email address. Same story is with another friend of mine, but in her case, i have finally been able to get a valid email id and if Gods willing and Jagariti willing, she will reply soon!!!

Ok now the third thing and arguably the most irritating, most tempting and most sought after amongst the three! When i was maybe 12 or 14 years old, there was a Japanese series that was aired on Indian television, Oshin. It was one of the most popular, non-Hindi series ever to hit the indian television! The showed us a significant part of the series, but suddenly for no apparent reason, the series can canceled and was aired no more! Back then, there was no Internet and i had more pressing matters to deal with, like my friends, school, the games we played and so much more. But now for about 8-10 months, i have been looking for a DVD collection or any such digital copy of the series, but so far i have come up with zilch. I do find some DVD collections on amazon, but they are in Japanese and cost like $2000 but other than that i have found wiki entry and some blogs and even IMDB mentions it, but i cannot find any digital copies. Not netflix, not blockbuster, not eBay, nothing.

But my search shall continue, i am not going to give up this soon...

Why is that one cannot tell someone something that matters to you and they not pass on the thought to someone else? And then those super geniuses have to trespass your thoughts all the time!


  1. hey! Oshin was my favorite too...Girish's too...Infact most of my friends from India remember that and none of my Japanese friends have even heard of that...isnt that sad? I have seen it on Amazon I guess...check it out...

  2. hatori hanzo12:39 PM

    Konnichiwa Maggie,
    Guddorakku taishite goshujin sa-chi!!!

    p.s.: kamikaze, harakiri, sushi, teriyaki, haeee-yaaaa

  3. @ anu, i know what u are saying no one remembers Oshin and it makes me sad ...i did check Amazon and like i said in the blog, they are in Japanese and cost a fortune!!

    @ hatori hanzo
    hoshua ontario hiroshima!!!
    (means, thanks for stopping by!)

  4. Hey Megha, somehow Mandavi stays in my memories too- all tough we were friends in kindergarden , after which she left .. any luck finding her?
    Ruchi Sinha
    LCR '96 Batch

  5. Anonymous9:38 AM

    1) did a search on google for Mandavi saxena- wanted to so much get in touch with her..and your blog was the first result :-)

    2) OMG !!did everyone in Ranchi absolutely love Oshin!!tell me if you finally got it in english.. i used to dream about what happened to her.oh we were such kids then..