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Curious Play; A Curious Li’l Part of My Life, Always!

“Curious Play” (Fushigi Yuugi) played what curious part in my life, I am yet to fathom. May be wouldn’t ever understand also. But the journey I took with this Japanese animation series, episode after episode, were filled with some of the most memorable moments of my life that I’ll keep on cherishing ever.

The stomach aching laughter in the hilarious situations, the deepest of human emotions, the tears, the anger and the love I have shared with these animated characters, are unforgettable.

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Gangtok – The Most Cherished Moments of my Life

Ever since my chilhood, I have always felt mesmerized by the sublime presence of those mighty mountains. I wanted to feel the cold air on my face; breath in the fresh nature and get rejuvenated with the balmy greeneries all around. It was a much coveted and never-to-be-had dream to spend some days in the some hill stations and have a wonderful holiday. I used to listen to my friends in school after Summer vacation that they may have visited Shimla or Sikkim and used to envy them seeing the pictures. So when this chance for visiting Gangtok came, it was like a million dollar offer to me and I immediately accepted or rather was almost on my knees in gratefulness before my parents as they accepted 😉 .

“Gangtok”, the queen of Sikkim. It was also the first hill station that I ever set foot in. So the experience of first encounter to a different world within our world was something that till date enthrall me without fail. It was so ethereal that I can hardly scratch out the exact word to describe my feelings!!! Now I would like to skip the boring details of the bus journey to  Siliguri; but one thing I remember and must share here – it was the speechless expression I gave to my parents seeing the bus!!! It’s called Rocket bus for its speed and I expected some fancy bus for my fantastic journey….n what came in front of us was enough to wring out a huge drop of sweat from my head (like those in Japanese animation :D)…So I would like to drop a blanket over this episode and let us directly reach to the jeep that carried us to Gangtok, my heaven… 🙂

So here comes the journey to Gangtok…the hilly road winding along the the sprightly river Tista all the way from Siliguri to Ganngtok; small residential areas, roadside dhabas, digging in smoking hot noodle soup, happy smiling people….it was as if I am inside a movie!!! Tista surely infected us with its cheerfulness. The river itself was like a happy prologue to a never forgettable experience of holidaying in hilly area.

It was a long four hours journey from Siliguri to Gangtok in a shared jeep; and we had to travel overnight to reach Siliguri also. But the excitement was such, that nothing mattered. It was just the expectation of a dream like holiday destination that kept me wide awake. And then ultimately we reached there in Gangtok. My feeling was as if I have just awoken from my sleep and have opened my eyes to a new realm. I remember the weather was a bit cloudy, but refreshingly cold and it was the charm of that weather which took away the last sign of tiredness. A boy rom the lodge we stayde, was already there to show us the way and led us to a picture perfect lodge; Subhas Lodge. It was small but very well arranged with its ever-smiling manager and home-away-from-home hospitality. We got a room where there were one double bed and one single; just perfect for me!!! That room also had a wide window without any grill and opened towards the slopping valley outside. I was in a dream like state with everything so perfect. I wish i had the picture of that lodge and its manager.

Enthusiasm took time to sink in and after a light meal we retired to our rooms and had a sound sleep for some hours. Then started our Gangtok trip in the real sense. We started exploring the market area and surroundings in evening. And just like a child wondering expressing wonder at everything it sees, my heart was getting filled with everything I saw, smelled, touched…Coming back to home it was another ethereal scene that was awaiting us. We opened the window, and the first thought was – has the starlit sky descended down on the valley!!!!!! In every stair of that slopping valley there were residencies and the light looked just like the stars in the sky; only this time they were in the valley down there…with a heart full of happiness, peace and expectation for more wonders, I went to sleep the first night i

From the next day we started on our site-seeing trips. We visited the flower exhibition with its variegated flowers and orchids; the museum with its rich collection and somber ambience; the highest point in the city and the vibrant local markets – bringing back with us lots of souvenirs and rich memories. But it was the Tshangu Lake next day that was the icing on the cake for me. With a temperature that is freezing for the plane-living people like us, this lake presents breath-taking beauty and unfailingly charms every single visitor there. However, apart from beauty, there had been funny moments enough to keep us entertained (though it was at my and my sister’s cost 😦 )… When jumping into the cab I wore just a regular sweater on my dress and the driver and some others advised me to put on something more…But as u know, we are the hot blooded teenagers n not supposed to feel that cold (at least that was my idea!!!), so didn’t listen to them…now ultimately the scene was, with every turn that our cab started to take after sometime, I also started covering me…first with another jacket…next turn – a muffler…next turn – my gloves…next turn – nothing left and I was feeling my nose falling off in cold!!! But the entire incident gave other good chance to laugh (sigh) … 😀

On the way home that day I took the memories in heart which are still alive. Evey time I feel like going away somewhere, it’s these places in Gangtok that I feel like visit again and again. Another memorable place I visited in my Gangtok trip was the Rumtek Monastery.

No matter how many times I visit each of these destinations within Gangtok, it will never be enough. Their surprising freshness and enigmatic charms keep me ever thirsty for visiting this hill-station again and again.

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Much Ado about Auto – My Hyderabad Life:

Life is all about taking chances, availing opportunities and learning endlessly. At a time when almost each new day some or other doors for a brand new career is opening, would you not be interested in availing a “COURSE” that will no doubt equip you with practical knowledge and in hand/on-the-spot practice? If this is not convincing enough, let me shed some more light on the wide ranging benefits of this course. You will be endowed with the gift of gab; you can acquire the timely weapon to stop the invasion of money-eating monsters and what’s more, at the end of the day you will gain much knowledge about the way of the world and the degree you will earn would give you the title of being “Material-wise”!!!

There will be no boundaries of the traditional four-walled classroom; the timing – flexible enough, not distant but a regular course; you can just chill, preserve your energy, watch and learn; the course fee – nominal and the scope, as discussed – limitless!!! Now you must be wondering what this course is??? It’s nothing but a lifetime lesson in money management through riding auto-rickshaws in Hyderabad!!! Sounds fun right?

So, gear up my near and dear ones, my friends and others out there; come to Hyderabad to avail another opportunity this “City of Golden Opportunities” is offering you! Want to have some primary ideas? I’ll give you some interactive examples; you can anytime put yourself in my place and start learning. So, here we go:

On a Regular Office Day:

(Scene no:1)

Me: Ameerpet chaloge?

Autowala: Tuht!! (Meaning  – for this short distance? NO WAY/ how can you even ask!! Pagal hay kya!!)

(Scene no:2)

Me: Ameerpet chaloge?

Autowala: Ameerpet??? (Acting and expression shows he is trying hard to remember that Pandora!)

ADVICE: Leave him wondering forever to locate Ameerpet in Hyderabad.

 

(Scene no:3)

Me: Ameerpet chaloge?

Autowala: “farty de do” (means, Rs. 40/- u have to pay).

***IMP***:  BEGUMPET Shyamlal Building Area to Ameerpet Aditya Trade Center is hardly Rs./-33-34.

Me: Forty nahi hota hay udhar taak.

Autowala: “To kya hona?” (Means how much you are offering?)

Me: Meter se chalo.

*** Either the autowala will take you reluctantly or you have to walk away at this point.

*** Now if you somehow manage to get into the auto various other scenes follow; take out your notebooks students and make these important notes:

Points to be noted:

  • Meter starts changing after 1.5 km. Every 100 m is 70 paisa.
  • It’s excellent to have an idea at which place or near certain landmark what the meter can generally be. You will be quick to notice unusual long jumping of the meter!
  • Have change always ready or else do not expect to get back Rs. 2-3 as they never may have seen changes in their lives!

Acquiring “Gift of Gab”:

This is one of the never to be overlooked benefits of this extraordinary course. Have a look at these examples:

(On the meter being Rs35 when the autowala demands Rs. 40)

Autowala:  “Farty” de do…

Me: It is 35.

Autowala: 5 rupees se kya farak paadta hay??

Me: Exactly; to 5 rupees kaam le lo!!!

Dear friends and students, there are untold number of interactive lessons you will be taught. Just remember, this moving classroom is a place which doesn’t allow you to lose your focus and day/night dream. So get enrolled and earn a degree that will pay you no matter which city you live in next.

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Touching Yet Another Milestone!!!

Another Glorious momentHave heard so many thing about this “moment”…so many jokes; so many apprehensions; so many dreams; in fact it can seem that the name of this particular event or moment can be termed as “SO MANY” :D… n to some some extent it is true also. After all it is “Marriage”… a simple eight letter word and yet embracing untold number of aspects of life!!!

But I don’t want to talk about the cobweb of lectures and traditional ideas or the advices and outlooks here. I simply want to register the fun I have experienced and about the people who made me happy during the last 1 week of my marriage and reception ceremony. So here it is….

Wat to say about my own family!!! They r always great n welcoming…n the good thing is, in my marriage I don’t feel distant from them. This is may be coz I already live far away from them for my job and 2ndly may be becoz its a love marriage. So marriage has not come to me as a parting relation wid my parents nor even a crying ceremony. So lets go back to the marriage day…all I can think of it in one word is “fun”. Ya it was fun and enjoyable. The traditional rituals that I liked most was me being carried on a wooden seat by my cousin bro and the subsequent “who is higher than whom” contest with the groom!!! I also liked the part where together with him, my Shubho, I had to give anjali to the Jyagya fire. n da pictures also came “coooooool” ;)…

Now about moving to his house…now this is where like every other galz I also had some tensions…but the 4 days dat I lived there before coming back to Hyderabad, were awesome!!! This is mainly because of the warm welcome and the sincere mingling I received from his relatives. I would like to admit again n again that I have never before so moved and impressed by anyone’s relatives sooooooooo very much…n the GREAT thing is now they r my own people also!!! A blessing from my marriage I suppose 😀 …

And what else to talk about our life after marriage…except for the bangles that I am wearing everything is just the same…thanx to our 9 months old live in relation…so in short I can still relate to my life the way I was and enjoying it…

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