Thursday, August 13, 2009


I am off to Bangalore. Last I was there was in Dec 1996. How time zooms away. This might sound very eeerie, but it was there in Bangalore that I had a dream that Nik will cheat on me. I remember waking up in the morning and feeling sick to my stomach. I drove my kinetic to his rented room and ran up and sobbed my dream to him. needles to say he was really annoyed and called it woman's hysteria! I am many many many moons later making my next trip to Bangalore. My first trip was because R had just moved there after staying with me in Pune for a year. She so wanted me to come down to this super cool city. R was dating this very creative art supervisor. Well, next thing you know I was fighting with my boss at Kimberly Clark to do my winter training in Bangalore. After much fighting and arguing, I finally won and went to Bangalore instead of Delhi. Along went Nik for his winter training as well. We took a train from Pune with our other batch mates...I remember waking up at 6 am at this wonderfully tiny station and ate idlis like I had never had food before!!

We both took down our bikes...he with his splendor and me with my kinetic. Thanks to that by end of 2 months i knew more about Bangalore than the locals did!! I shacked up with a Friend of R for a few days. She was marketing manger of Little Woods. Boy was I intimidated by her. She was THE marketing manager and me a poor little trainee! I remember waking up the first morning with 5 kittens and a pup sleeping on me!!! It seems the Marketing Manager was also an animal activist and rescuer.

I had such a great time in Bangalore. R went off to Hissar to introduce this Art genius to her parents and I had her room to my self. I bullied the best room and bed for her while she was away as her PG moved upstairs. It was so much of fun!!

I am so looking forward to going back to Bangalore after nearly 12 yrs!! So many chapters to close and so many chapters to open.

R is married now to the art genius for 10 years and has a son that looks just like her. Yes, indeed there are new chapters to open!!

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” - Robert Louis Stevenson A Seed for Thought?!


SePuLcHeR said...

sweet little story. how time flies back and forth...n humans still yearn for a time machine!!

and yeah...traveling...its not for a purpose...its for a purpose :)

sweet piece :)

Small Miracle said...

i agree! time is such a mystic thing that can't be does what it has to do in its own pace.

SePuLcHeR said...

we have the remote control least more than half of it!

Small Miracle said...


SePuLcHeR said...

moving back n forth in time is a state of mind......and so is (to a larger extent) to stay in present.

e move back...when we are lonely....or when something from the past hurts us (that implies to each n every one of us).......we move forward cuz of th egoo dthings we see ahead..majorly cuz of our expectations.

control ur will and u can control th etime machine!

as fo rthe present.....its a wonder its named PRESENT!!

yesterdays history....tomorow is a is a wonder its named PRESENT!

I Wear It Like A Tattoo said...

how fun and how nice to hv such lovely memories..i have absolutely no memories of any other city that GURGAVAAN


alas, i shall live through ur stories and tales

Small Miracle said...

Arre, it my mission that this year you shall be forced to take a holiday....either in india or UK.