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Monday, June 29, 2009

A - 406 - Symbiosis Pune Hostel

In Pune.
Gradual shift ...promoted or elevated
Not only in terms of hostel but also in floors.

New "senior gents"hostel -4th floor , A -406 ,SIC .

Well,mom and dad were here .
And NO.Not to help me with the shifting part,which they in any case did, but also for a visit to some nearby places.

And so,was she. Before leaving to "pardes" she wanted to see Pune , have fun ,eat the famous chocolate brownie at "Talk About" and just relax.

And as usual I was "maha udaas" . Even more this time as she was going for one year abroad .

Why do people go ? Why do we travel ? Why is it that we need to say "bye" ?

In my case,I certainly HATE saying words like "bye" , "see you" and the likes.

Sach much , bola nahein jata .

D Hostel , Symbiosis - my old abode :) 

I guess life takes you to places where you actually never think of going. They exist , somewhere but your"travel radar" does not catches them too often.

And then one fine day , vola ! You 're here. Welcome.

I never thought of coming to Pune when I was growing up . But here I am. As I look outside my room window to a picturesque view of the hills it feels ........divine.

The world is so beautiful .

As Robert Frost once said - "And miles to go before I sleep.........

the journey moves on.... at somewhere in someplace at sometime with someone.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Creative Ones - Seriously -

I have to bring this out.
These people ....sorry professionals are amazing.
I have by God's grace a bunch of people who are -

-Interior Designers
-Fashion Designers

And believe me -they are too good.

We all are creative,to an extent and we all are imaginative to a limit - ( don't ask me the difference between the two:p )

Everyone loves to design their houses , matching thier clothes and all that...

Some have a natural flair and some are inherent born "genius".

But these guys,I tell you are an amazing lot.

Pink matched well with a black or lighter shades of white can create peace .
Long mirrors add dimensions to your home ...
And Roma,actually says -"Karan - White looks great on you,but,Black is what you should wear".
Coffee tables can actually carry 100+ CD's and DVD's and other goodies....

Gosh !!

A creative one.May be not.

A slight twist is also in the making-

When someone asks :

"What does your son / daughter do ?
Parents introduce ,at times , their childrens, saying - " Darji ki padhaai kar rahe/a hai " .

Sorry folks - I doubt if a darji knows what a NIFT or SPA is.

These are very special people who end in making not only an individual but the entire surrounding of them special and creative with a "magic touch ".

The way they work,the effort they put in is far beyond a thanks .

I ,for sure,could just do one thing - Eyes and Mouth -wide open - saying "WOW".

Next time you come across any of them make sure you know what they actually do and how dull a life can become if they are not around.

Great Work !!

btw - Hina and Sonali - who's doing my lounge .
Needless to say "please FREE mein" --> Unlimited Hugs - pakka :-)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Delhi 6 - CC

Time : 11:30 am
Place - my bed :-)

"Waiting for tonight" - my cell ringtone ....trrinnggss.....
A female voice - " Coming in 5 minutes. get ready"
My voice - " hmmmm....huh....jaana hai kya ? "

and call is over long back.

Huh !!
She is in India . A cousin of her.....ooppsss sorry ! Her favourite cousin is getting married.
So,what am I suppose to do other than wishing them , BHANGRA ?

NO.Shopping ..


Just over with my summer internship.....let me sleep for sometime.....and who the hell in this world would go to CC - Chandani Chowk - at 44 c in this Delhi heat and that too shopping.

Well,I am wrong. Over 1000+ people are in CC.


btw- if you're still wondering -I am in CC.
Only she can take me out of my comfort zone...
Girls ,I tell you...are GIRLS.

So,where do we start ?

Everything in CC is famous . or 100 years old , more , 200 years old.

Small streets , cramped passages ,people all over and then the local mode of movement - "rickshaws".... you'll get lost. But I actually was enjoying .

It was fun . How ?

I wasn't carring my handkerchief ...and sweating I was.....tapp tapp tapp....

So she bought me a nice "rumaal".

Then we went to the famous "Giani's" -had sweet lassi.....and half-talli I was...

But its just started.....moving from here to there.....we at last reached THE SHOP.

She had already dropped in this place before.So everyone knew her. She was on to her work. And I was - Delhi girls with them , mom-in-laws-in making -checking out - Lehanga's ,sarees and what not !!

I was of the opinion that she was buying all this for herself. But NO.

She was on behalf of the bride getting the things checked .She was the official designer of the bride's clothes.

wow !! and what am I doing - " dosti" .... right right right

Almost 2 hours of seeing how a "bride's shopping is done - I was IMPRESSED .She's damn good.

Well,shopping got over - next was Khan market.A place which needs no "gyaan"from me.
I could see that I had no option of doing social service . Because my car's back seat was overflowing. I couldn't believe . She shopped so much....oh.....

And when did this all happen.....

"Ladki Kyon Na Jaane Kyon Ladko Si Nahin Hoti " - Saif bhai.....

It was a nice experience . And I got loads of goodies from her.

So,when in Delhi , do take time out to check out the "jaan of Delhi / India " - CC