As the dentist said to the lawyer, “I want the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth!” Yes that is, or was, my wisdom tooth 🙂
Apparently I had an impacted (and decayed) upper left molar, which meant that I needed to be operated by a maxillofacial surgeon; I was told that there would be a lot of pain and possibly swelling for 2-3 days etc etc, but lo and behold (Jai Gurudev!) — no stitches were reqd, there was no pain (at all!!) and absolutely no swelling!! In fact I smsed my dentist and asked if I cd play tennis that evening, of course he said a flat NO! But I was able to attend rehearsal that evening, and the next day I cd perform at the AIDS Candlelight Memorial organised by Parmeshwar Godrej and the Heroes Project at Shivaji Park, Mumbai. It was an emotional evening, with HIV+es, families of deceased victims, industrialists and celebrities coming together to light candles and pledge to support the cause of AIDS sufferers.
Sorry I have been away fm the blog for so long, I travelled and taught two corporate programs, and of course we had Guruji’s birthday celebrations in Mumbai, which was a total blast. Anyone with photos of the event, please do mail them in to firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can put them up here. We had a wonderful surprise as Ehsaan Noorani came onstage along with the talented singer Anusha Mani to perform a couple of songs from Rock On! the crowd went wild 🙂 and of course I was so charged after the long Kriya, Guru pooja and satsang that I cdnt sleep till 3am!
It’s good to be back in Bbay, and the back to the tennis courts after a gap of nearly 15 years (yes I used to play at the national level as a teenager, and have always been ultra-passionate about this true gentlemen’s sport) McEnroe was and remains my all-time favourite, I dont think there has ever been another touch game like his in the sport (maybe if he had done AOL then he cd have avoided all the tantrums and gaali-galoch!)
About Vikram Hazra
As Program Director of the International Art of Living Foundation, I travel, teach, sing, smile and serve, and strive to excel as an instrument of His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, whose goal is to put the smile back on every face on this planet.