Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Recently when my phone got stolen in the Mumbai locals was placed with the task of purchasing a new one within Rs 10,000.
Was a real dilemma.. I was always a Nokia user - from my first very basic 2600 to my E90 communicator to my X2 01 (first time querty for me)
Now in March 2012, after consulting so many people who had moved on to smartphones was thinking if i fall in that category of Non - Nokia users..
But decided it is time for a smartphone - now that i'm using an android .. Just can't imagine how i did without it for so long.. the unlimited apps download, market, and hassle free email checking..
Though initially was difficult with the touch screen (typing speed reduced to 1/10th) and sometimes ended up calling people without meaning to.. After a while felt really good and really in touch with today's day and age..
Was telling a friend about moving on to Non-nokia and he remarked - "maine to bahut pehle nokia ko NO KIA"!!!
Guess there comes a time when we have to let go of the past and move on to the future - though will always cherish the memories.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Soon, will be leaving Mumbai and starting my career as a Probationary Officer..
Spent two years in the city and now am feeling nostalgic leaving it. Being a born and brought up Delhiite (although stayed in a Bengali area) have really enjoyed pursuing my Masters in Management from Mumbai University and staying in Mumbai for these 2 years.
Now that am about to leave, will cherish these things about Mumbai:
- No matter how late you get at office or a party - u can always count on the Mumbai locals to be running and get you back home
- Sunday evenings at Bandstand and Linking Road Market at Bandra with a cosmopolitan crowd
- folding up jeans and wading in the knee deep water during the monsoons
- Sunset at Marine Drive and Priyadarshni park where can walk and catch beautiful glimpses of dusk
- Ferry rides from Gateway of India
- Long journeys in Mumbai locals - where can sleep, listen to music, purchase various stuff or just look out
- 5 different types of Pav Bhaji
- Going to Shivaji Park early morning - can see youngsters jogging, old people reading Marathi newspaper and catching up
- College trips to Khandala, Lonavla and bringing back fudge and chikki
- Pushing in crowded Crawford market to get stuff at wholesale rates
Was one of the greatest experiences of my life and hope to keep coming back..
Thank you Mumbai for the best 2 years of my life..
Sunday, March 18, 2012
During my train journey read Chetan Bhagat's Revolution 2020. Though am not a die hard Chetan Bhagat fan but could really relate to the protagonist- Gopal's adventures in his teens. I guess a few students would relate to his state. Some of my favourite lines were:
1) Parental love overestimates Progeny's abilities
2) One of those unfortunate cases who had done well but not well enough
3) Regret - biggest manufacturing defect in humans. We keep regretting though there is no point
4) Sometimes the only way to get rid of an unpleasant feeling is to replace it with another unpleasant feeling
5) As people took international holidays, and indulged in their passions, i gave AIEEE
6) Losers - if they don't have a brain, they have a heart
7) Sometimes a chance is all one really needs in life
Am in final semester of MBA or MMS as it is called in Mumbai University. Me and my friend decided before we finally part ways and before everyone gets busy with end of semester lets have a holiday beyond Lonavla.. Decided to visit Kerala and Kanyakumari.. Spent around a week in God's own country as it is called..
Was beautiful.. Dunno what captured my heart.. was it the peaceful backwaters of Kumarakom, green tea gardens of Munnar, sunset at Kovalam beach in the midst of sand and coconut trees, or standing at the Southernmost tip of India and looking at the three water bodies surrounding it..
Was a great change from the fast paced life of Mumbai..
Vivekananda Rock is where it is said Swami Vivekananda got his vision to visit the Western world.. Just standing there gives you so much inspiration..
Really cherished the memories of this wonderful place and hope to go again soon..