Friday, May 06, 2005

countryside calling

IT WORKED SOONER THAN I HAD EXPECTED,BUT,STILL,THERES A LOT OF TIME,TO START CELEBRATIONS.I AM HAPPY FOR I HAVE GOT A TRANSFER TO A PLACE CLOSER TO HOME,BUT AS OF NOW I DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER WAY OF SHOWING HOW HAPPY,I AM.I AM HAPPY FOR I WOULD BE HOME,MAKING UP FOR ALL THE YEARS I HAVE LOST NOT BEING AT HOME.NAVSARI,SURE HAS GOT A LAIDBACK LIFESTYLE,BUT THAT WOULD HARDLY CHANGE MY LIFESTYLE,BECAUSE MOST OF MY TIME WILL BE SPENT TRAVELLING FROM BARODA,IF AT ALL,I CHOOSE TO DO THAT.NAVSARI HAS GOT A BEACH,ITS CLOSER TO SAPUTARA,IT HAS GOT A LOT OF PARSIS AND BOHRAS SINCE AGES.I WANT TO EXPERIENCE,WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE WITH THEM.MUMBAI'S MADDENING PACE AND PEOPLE GETTING TOO CLOSER TO YOUR COMFORT SOMETIMES IRRITATED ME,BUT THERE ARE LOT OF THINGS WHICH MUMBAI HAS GIVEN ME,AND I WOULD SURELY MISS THEM.

FIRST,THE GETAWAYS THAT MUMBAI OFFERS,I WONDER WHETHER NAVSARI OR EVEN BARODA HAS GOT THAT MANY.MATHERAN,LONAVALA,KHANDALA,KHOPOLI,FORT AREA(FULL OF BOOKSHOPS),GORAI,NARIMAN POINT,NEW MULTIPLEXES,OR EVEN SANJAY GANDHI NATIONAL PARK WERE SO MUCH WITHIN YOUR REACH THAT YOU NEVER NEEDED TO PLAN TO VISIT THEM.THE HIGHWAYSIDE COFFEE,CHURCHGATE'S CHEESE-JAM-MASKA PAAV,EXCELLENT SEAFOOD EATERIES,SOME SWANKY MOCKTAIL OUTLETS OR EVEN CANNON PAV BHAJI AT CST,ALL THESE JOINTS WERE PAISA VASOOL AND ARE INTEGRAL PART OF MY YEARS IN MUMBAI.THE PACE AT WHICH I COULD MOVE IN MUMBAI IS AMAZING.PARTICULARLY,I AM FOND OF THE BUSRIDES I TOOK FROM DIFFERENT PLACES,GAZING PAST VARIOUS LANDMARKS OF MUMBAI,THE LAST WAS FROM BANDRA TO BORIVALI FOR RS.12 ONLY,WHEN I FOUND THE SHOW OF HAZAARON....TO BE HOUSEFULL.JEHANGIR ART GALLERY,NGMA,NCPA,NEHRU CENTRE,AND VARIOUS OTHER CENTRES OF ART ALWAYS TOOK ME INTO A MESMERISING WORLD OF PLAYFUL COLOURS,THOSE COLOURS WHICH COULD THEMSELVES SAY A LOT.

I WILL MISS THE RAINS OF MUMBAI,THE SPLASHING SEA WAVE AT MARINE DRIVE,THOSE NASIK DHOLS AND THE NIGHTS OF MUMBAI,THOUGH I HAVE SEEN ONLY A FEW.I WILL MISS MY FAVOURITE RADIO JOCKEYS,MALISHKA IS ALREADY GONE,BUT JAGGU AND TARANA ARE STILL THERE, AND SOUND SO MUCH LIKE ME,THAT......KYA BATAU HOW MUCH LIKE ME?MORE OF IT NEXT TIME,SOME THING ABOUT RADIO,IS THERE A MOVIE BY THIS NAME,I THINK THERE IS,UNRELEASED!C YA

1 Comments:

Blogger blah_blah_blogger said...

So, that's what i call a classic case of baggage...it's ok if u are going to miss all these lovely places but at least you will be closer home...and above all, u have to compromise on something at least...who knows, probably in baroda u might be able to spare time and resources to pursue ur other interests like painting or dramatics et al...

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