Saturday, March 05, 2011

Chal Sanyasi Mandir mein

No this post is not about Bollywood. But yes, we do learn lessons from Bollywood. That goodness always wins in the end. That you cannot break away from your roots - that the Sanyasi has to eventually return to the Mandir.

And yes, I never thought I will find myself saying this, but I will, indeed, miss Bombay. And in particular, I will miss:

- The amazingly overcrowded local trains: I guess my body will take some time to adjust to the lack of full-body massage that I get twice everyday here. I will miss the squabbles, the rush and the push, the madness and well, the madness.

- The tapori lingo: I fear that I might just hug the autowallah in Calcutta out of affection if he addresses me as 'aap'. No, Sir, don't you think that I am being paranoid here because this is after 3 years of being subject to 'tereko kidhar utaroon mein?'

- The Mahangai: Being an aam aadmi, I am very concerned about how much I have been shelling out of my pocket for bare necessities of life. Calcutta would see some more money, hopefully, in my Bank account. Hopefully. 

- The Works: Ah, well, I know I have been bitching about my job so much already. So, I need not go down that road again. I will really really miss being treated like a rotten piece of shit. Okay okay I stop right here!

But is there something that I will not miss? The bestest friends that I have made and the memories that I will always cherish? Nopes. For I will be carrying them with me :)

But something tells me it ain't over yet. Or is it?

PS: The picture is there only for marketing value, so don't fret over it. 


Bihag Bhatt said...

What's this with you famous bloggers messing up last lines these days??

You intend to "carry" your bestest friends with you? Good luck dude!!

And a senti twist to where one expects only wry humour?

What has the world come to?

Kavity said...

All the best in Cal Yogi!
Will miss catching up with you and Sonia when I come to Mumbai :(

Yogesh said...

@Bihag - First, thanks :) .. second, we are human too.. third, bhavnao ko samjho :P

@Kavity - Yes, get a project in Cal next :)

:-) said...

At times I really cant believe that an HSBC Associate Vice President travels in local trains...
an mba aspirant can die hearing this...

Yogesh said...

@Priya - Good Morning :P

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Shyam Agarwal said...

awesome one! buddy
Missing Kol too! & will b left alone in Mum.

"Wish u all the Luck"

Shreya said...

I think Mumbai is not getting a fair deal out of this post. I sue you on behalf of this great city full of endearing characters - auto-wallahs and all that.

But since we are polite even to our dueling partners, I wish you all the best :D Kolkata rocks, it still remains the place where I have spent the maximum years of my life :)

Yogesh said...

@Shyam - Looking forward to meet when you are in cal next :)

@Shreya - Let us not fight over auto-wallahs, Mumbai has many more endearing characters like kaamwali bais, the guys who pushes you over on a crowded railway station, the workhalic junta who kill corporate 'culture'... :D

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