Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Kolkata experience

When my fren praveen asked me if I would accompany him on saturday to calcutta....oops sorry 'kolkata' I decided I would. Afterall this was due for quite a long time. And it is a shame to tell others that I'd never been there while living so close to this metro city.

We had to board a train at 6 in the morning which meant we had to get up before 5 and catch the first bus. And that was a tough job because we din take any precautions (like sleeping early{early meant 1 AM}) the previous night. But I finally got up by snoozing the alarm just twice.
while waiting for the never on time train in durgapur station, we had a small talk:

Me: Hmm...God, why are we waiting like hell sacrificing sleep.
Him: Our lifez so boring na; We are jus another boys of another college.
Me: *nod my head and wait for him to continue*
Him: We are not a cracker in academics...leave it then..we can never be....But idiots we are we'd never gone to a disco never on a friendly day-out with special someones, no girl friends to talk on phone with...nothing.
Me: you got a point there....we will break some rules today..... why not flirt for fun with the girl over there. (I point her out sitting on the bench)
Him: See whoz beside her
Me: Is it difficult to flirt with someone when her fathers around
Him: damn yes....
Me : At that one then....
Him: See whoz beside her
Me: Is it difficult to flirt with someone when her brothers around
Him: Damn even difficult....He will know more easily that she is being flirted.
Me: you mean fathers are dumb
Him: No, but it will take them some time to realise coz./...
The train comes and our we are left at that coz she boarded an AC compartment and we remained jus another boys in the sleeper compartment


This itself made the city not all that beautiful as hyderabad.

And when I found a ragged family so busily occupied before the ATM that they wouldnt care to move to allow passers-by to reach upto it it made it even less beautiful.......(Here i dint feel pity at those poor people)


But there were some highs too...
Firstly the howrah bridge...

And then I unexpectedly met one of my frens near 'college street' which meant that it wasnt difficult to find someone in a city of over 1 crore population. That made me happy. *'Yes!!!'* (The Derek 'O Brein style) This raised my hopes of finding the girl i think i love from another small city with not more than 5 lakh population. God please dont disappoint me and prove yourself right when after such incidents i tell myself 'Itz a small round world'

And when we boarded the metro from Esplanade to Tollygunge, and back I could say the city was more beautiful underground.

And when i saw those age-old trams moving about with as much noise as a busy factory machine I actually liked them., those trams that could be boarded running even when at full speed, those trams on which people never footboarded coz no one even boarded,those trams.....

And after a jubiliant day when it was time to leave the city, I want to clearly mention that 'I did not shed a single tear'. Yes....and nor did my fren. So anybody from kolkata who read this post do not ...... Get emotional.

P.S : I wish i could write more on this city but have to go now......

22 comments:

Ron Lemon said...

keep writing ;)

NEHA CHANDOK!!!!! said...

nice one...

especially the chat is intriguin...

zahid said...

@rom

Thnx

zahid said...

@neha

there were many such chats but i couldnt qute write them..

Swarnadeep Chatterjee said...

hahaha.

I live in kolkata :P

zahid said...

@chatterjee

'Chatterjee' itself suggests that....

Kolkata was real nice..

V said...

don mind but ur post was less of kolkata exp. and more of the journey. nevertheless, it was engaging n interesting

zahid said...

@v

That was coz the whole day was spent travelling and moving about. Din spend any time sight-seeing or tourist visiting

wersp said...

come back soon ..btw i am not from kolkata ..

zahid said...

@wersp

I did...the same day ....

kiran said...

it was engrossing,, especially " flirtin when fatherz around".. keep it up

Arwindh said...

good one..

zahid said...

@kiran and arwindh

Thnx for dropping by

Somya said...

nice post...despite spending some 6 month in Cal while my dad was posted there I have never been able to associate this city with anything except too many ppl and claustrophobic conditions but as rightly pointed by a friend of mine one can never experience the essense of a city that too as large as this one in a few months or days...for that one needs to take a birth there..

zahid said...

@somya

Yeah..U r right

How do i access your blog? you have removed share public profile option...

♥busy_writer♥ said...

hehe, nice one.
nicer convo :-p

father and then bro? sigh. hard luck!

:D

puneet said...

nice....

zahid said...

@busy writer

Ya...The luck was very hard on us...

@puneet

Thnx for dropping by..

Deepak said...

Exellent dude.....

you are doing a good job keep it up!!!!

RAJA said...

Dude all nice nd all but it shud b
if we learn from our mistakes then why AIN'T i a genius.....not aren't...thats nt proper english

matty said...

well wat can i say...
we hav hell lot of in common...

1. i am a blogger too...
2. i am hyd too..
3. i went to kolkata too..
4. even i am jus another engg..who screwed up his grades..
5. and...even i am single and dying...

well dat surly makes us frendz...doesnt it?

nice post btw...
keep writing....

zahid said...

@deepak

thnx..

@raja

Am not a gramatist...nor want to showcase myself as gramatical pundit..

@matty

Wish u were here..so i could hug my new fren!!!!