Friday, March 25, 2005

Homeward Bound...

Bin busy. Put 5 nightouts in a row. Im gonna sleep good tonight. Its a happy thought. But 2 weeks of hardwork for such a chill term is perfectly allright with me.

The seniors got placed a week ago and left for trips to different parts of the country. Actually, most of them went to Kerala and bumped into each other. They are all coming back, probably for holi celebrations and their last L^2 this saturday and then the convocation on Monday. I've seen convocations only in movies, so Im really looking forward to this. Its gonna be held at the OAT and starts at 6pm.

The placements have been good but there has been enough about them in the newspapers. Whats important to me is that I got treated by Vidya, Ali and Nikhilesh. A couple more are in the offing. Such things truly gladden the heart. Eating out reminds me that ive been blacklisted for mess overdues...and im the only girl in that list, as Kodhi pointed out. I wonder if that carries any implications.

My summer internship is in Bangalore. Though it would have been good to go to Bombay or some other place I havent been to, im really glad I got Bangalore instead. Firstly, the weather here is better in summer than in any other city. It saves me the trouble of clearing my room, storing my stuff, finding accommodation in the new city etc. It means I get to go on trips every weekend to Munnar, Coorg, Ooty, Mysore etc.Lotsa IIMB junta staying on in Bangalore for their summers, including Nike, so it will be good fun too.

Joining date is on 11th so I leave for Vizag on the 3rd, on the train 2 hours after I hand in my MacroEco endterm paper. It'll be good to go home. Sit by the beach for hours. Corn cobs and murri mixture at the beach. The feel of sand under bare feet. The sound of the waves. Nothing, anywhere in the world, comes close to the magnificence of the sea.

Home also means food - 'pappu', 'ulava charu', chamdumpala fry', mom's dosas - I get this treats only once in 3 months now. I appreciate them so much more. The icing on the cake - mangoes and ice apples. I wonder if I could get a mango basket or 2 along on my way back!! And ice apples!!! Ahh!! I missed them so much when I was in Hyderabad. I tried my best to make up for 3 summers of missing ice apples when I spent most of last summer in Vizag.

Sleep. Read. Gult movies. Even a little TV!! Old friends. Visit old teachers. Drop in at school. Long drives along the coast. Drive a brakeless, rickety old Kinetic. Hmm...home's gonna be good. Some things never change.

15 comments:

Mihir said...

"Lotsa IIMB junta staying on in Bangalore for their summers, including Nike, so it will be good fun too"

Yeah i bet it would be :)))

Ramya said...

:))
Its a long post and quite a decent one. Trust you to pick up this arbit statement to comment on!!!

wimp said...

nothing special abt ethan picking that one up... i think any IIMB guy worth his salt wouldn't miss out on that little bit...

Mihir said...

thank u rum-yeah, i would trust u to know what i would comment upon and what now :))))

anyway i never said it wasnt a nice post :)

ittiam said...

was bloghopping and landed up on your page...I am from vizag too

Heard of a little known beach called Continental beach? Its now taken over by the government for building an underground oil storage tank...it was *the* most beautiful beach *ever* ...I have lived all my life on the beachfront..murmansk,bombay..panaji..kochi,portblair,chennai..never seen a beach like continental anywhere...

if you have any naval friends..GV does..you can ask him..do try and visit the naval beach on the other side of town...yarada beach....simply breathtaking..no sukh sagar or sagarika's,no butta sellers too..but the view is simply unmatchable...the entire port..all of dockyard..ALL of the city on one side and the never ending sea on the other

and if you do visit that beach..after may 11th..shout out...I might just turn up ...my house is there :)

Ramya said...

Ive been to Yarada beach. And I think its simply awesome. The view is amazing. There is this little place on Dolphin's Nose which isnt too well known....and from there, the view of Yarada is simple breathaking...better than Kailashgiri or Thotlakonda.
I've never been to Kerala or Goa. I keep saying the beahes in Vizag are beautiful but I wanna go to these places so I could really rate it fairly. What makes Vizag so beautiful is not just the beaches but the hills all along th ecoast, which gives a view you cant get anywhere else. Nothing to beat that!!

ittiam said...

I am guessing its been atleast a couple of years since you visited Yarada....
The place is now out of bounds.Navy's built an amazing 3000 acre colony right on top of the hills....its simply out of this world..my house is about 100mt from the lighthouse....(should stop boasting :P)

notice a trend...all good beaches are getting taken over..the march of progress..unstoppable

beedi said...

Yeah a beach is probably one of the most beautiful natural formations. I grew up close to a beach too and miss those corns-on-the-cob and molaga bajjis. I ve seen pictures of the view from dolphins nose. Simply awesome. Maybe will visit vizag someday.
See i didnt comment about the nike bit.

Anonymous said...

37
37
37
37
n pls dont say 270

Ramya said...

:))
buggah.....you were sposed to call!

and it would be a real achievement to do that when separated by a distance of 700 odd kilometres.

Ramya said...
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Anonymous said...

dear ramya..the last i chked, u were the one who was supposed to call... n i have bn waitingg..

some arbit person once said (dunno if this is wot he exactly said) that "a smile is the distance between two ppl"
so u just smile..n me will be there :p .. n then 37 wont b such a big problem

Anonymous said...

HB
You have potential...

Anonymous said...

whatz that ulava charu and chamdumpal ....... btw do u kno how to cook them or to just eat them. u kno cooking ???

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