Thursday, November 10, 2011

of mumbai and a long drive

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Its was a long drive. From trivandrum to Bangalore via Nagercoil, the Metallica concert at bangalore, and then the drive to mumbai. about 1800 kilometers, and I am back in Mumbai after about 10 years.
I dont remember much of Mumbai, as I was not Visiting places then. But this time, I was travelling in the local trains, walking the streets, eating things with a 'pav' prefix to it.

I have been in touch with bangalore for long, even delhi and chennai. I loved to be In bangalore, but after revisiting Mumbai, I guess that love for bangalore is a bit lost.

To put it in one word, I am in love with Mumbai. Life is hassle free compared to bangalore. Travel is damn cheap, the local trains help you reach fast, and the auto and taxi people takes the exact fare.

I met the bookshelf girl there, and she made me eat weird stuff with weird names. I just cant remember the name of the stuff that was over the kulfi. I did not like the kulfi stuff, but the road side joints where they sell the samosa and the pav stuff was real good.

I still dont kow, why, after ll these years of travel all over India, I have visited Mumbai the least. I should come back here, spend more time and see what all things I have been missing. At least for now, I am in love with this place.

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10 comments:

Carpe Diem! said...

The stuff with pav prefix is called 'Vada-pav' and I agree that it's awesome.

The stuff with kulfi was rabri. AND you're a fool to not like rabri kulfi. ::sticks tongue out:: Other people reading this: Whenever you visit Mumbai, go to chaupatti and eat the rabri kulfi from the Kapoor Kulfi place. It's the best thing in the world! :D Don't listen to this brainderanged boy. :P

Carpe Diem! said...

Btw, I never asked you how was Metallica for you?

DrEaMy PrInCeSs said...

YOU WENT TO METALLICA CONCERT? :O
did anything get stolen because i heard the authorities didnt have arrangements to store people's belongings n all.

and u used a lot of 'stuff' in this post. proves u need to get acquainted with Mumbai more :)

survivingbrain said...

@carpe::

the rabri WAS stupid. How could you eat it? remember what i told about the guy in the photo with a mustache? :P:P but yes, it was an awesome day :D

Metallica was good, i lost the normal ticket in the last day, so took the VIP ticket and saw the event at the VIP lounge. Unlimited food and alcohol, so it was fun, but i missed the front row feeling.

@ princess: What do you tink? people go to a rock concert with 'belongings'?? No one do that in any concert. and stop analysing my posts in a lit point of view ! I am not writing a book here !:P:P

Carpe Diem! said...

The rabri is not stupid, you are stupid. :P And I agree with what you said about the mustache guy. His expression was so funny! hehe!

Well, I'm glad you came out of the Metallica concert alive and with all your "non-belongings" intact. :)

Nefertiti said...

umm... it's nice to see visitors point out the good stuff about mumbai which we take for granted while cribbing endlessly about everything that sucks about the city. come again, and hopefully, next time I shall also have the privilege of catching up

survivingbrain said...

@Nefertiti
yes, i am coming again soon, hopefully can catch up..
thanks for dropping by.

@carpe
yes, my 'non belongings' are intact. and i know to keep them intact :P
next time i come to mumbai, i am sure i will see the mustache guy with the same face. :D

Nefertiti said...

I always drop by... just that most of the time, I don't have anything intelligent to add

Carpe Diem! said...

Oh, does that mean you will come and have the rabri kulfi again? :P

Pearl said...

Hey i guess that was a nice trip..well mumbai seemed too much crowded to me..well i have visited the place only during the entrnace exam times..and regd auto taking exact fare..i dont agree..is you car still alive? :)