Well I was supposed to go to Gangasagar and north Bengal this December end… but didn’t make further plans. Instead, planned an abrupt Mumbai-Pune-Solapur trip (Maharashtra) to meet my friends.
Couldnot inform most of my friends who stay in Mumbai. Didnot get reserved tickets, so planned to get into general, but soon made my way to the sleeper class bribing the Ticket checker. Ah, Mr Anna Hazare, corruption helps sometimes 😛
It was my friend’s birthday when I reached there. The next morning I met Tusha Bhatia. She is a friend I made through orkut back from when I was in class 11 (group name was ISC study forum). She is an extremely nice person to come across and a complete foodie. ..and with her, I also started loving food 😛 I never actually concentrated into this before 😛 She asked me to take each bite small, and spread it across the tongue and feel it 😀 She took me to some hotel called “Candies” at Bandra and then to the most delicious Italian shop for dessert. It was super cool food 😀 Then I headed to Marine drive, where I made some random friends who were trying tricks with their camera. They were students of near by college, and I helped them with little concepts and they seemed to have loved it 😀 Met Rohit. Rohit used to be a roommate during my hostel days… LOL. [some text deleted]
Walked the full stretch of the Marine drive… disturbing couples around, asking them random questions and then ROFLing 😛 There are many such experiences to share, but that will take some time, lemme hit my home back 😀
The day next, went to Gateway of India, and I was quite elated to see a Swami Vivekananda statue there. Now most of the Maharastrian youth feels Swami Vivekananda was a Marathi guy… and I felt like giving them a dose of history 😛 In all the talks, I asked few of them who the present chief minister of Maharashtra is. With the IQ level, I guessed I would have never got the answer.. and yes, I didnot 😛 But in the way, I found a bong navy guy who became friends that while. That guy is Subhadeep (or Subhajeet, am not sure) But his tamil friend was “Khudi ravan”. That bong guy turned out to be madder than what I presumed him to be.
While returning back, I caught cold.. and that developed to a fever!
Next day woke up late, booked bus tickets to Solapur, met doctor. Then met Nishant. Now Nishant is a very shy guy, and we are friends through twitter. He made posters of BCET Bloggers meet for free. Anyone remember BCET Bloggers Meet 2009? Bunk.
Madness and me are friends. We went to the bus stand 1 hour before, sat there… and guess what? We managed to miss the bus! We chased the bus by an auto, but eventually missed it. 😛 Finally got siddeshwar express to Solapur at 10:58 pm. (Am I giving too much details?)
This way, I couldnot meet Wishwas 🙁 I wish I didnt have fever! Then I could have met him… Sid went senti while leaving me 😛 and Nishant (I quotw, unquote) was “holding his tears while bidding good bye” 😛 Such dramebaaz! These two guys were treat to be with.
This while, kept moving here and there in Mumbai… Next time I come to this place, I must visit the Sidhi Vinayak Temple, which I missed 🙁 the Kolapur Shakti peeth, the Ajanta-Ellora caves. 😀 and yes, the next time when I come, I wont be having students budget… 🙂
Right now, I am in Solapur, having full time masti with Pratik and his friends… and that shall be another blogpost.
enjoy the fullest…and capture the scenes at its best…:)
I never went to mumbai. I wish to visit there some day. 🙂
Nice reading through your travelogues always. But tell me how could you roll on the FLOOR at Marine Drive? :O 😛 And by the way, do you remember there’s a certain company called….umm…TCS that wants you to join them on 4th of Jan?