10 October 2008

15 after-thought(s):

Sujoy Bhattacharjee said...

Enjoy the city.
Not a bad place at all with all the colourful language....Blue Liners are always a danger though.

ShantanuDas said...

Haha! I too went to Delhi once...to stay....

hated it very much... still hate the people for their roughness... but now cannot stop loving them for that either.. because their roughness is actually the basis for their being hardworking.. In Delhi everything moves fast!! Delhi Rocks!! I wish we bengalis or Tamils.. [the latter ooohh!!] learnt something from the delhiites without of course losing our softness.....

Now I am not sure if I can go back to Calcutta... !! Nothing there except being my hometown.. even the AMC chap for a filter was talking about rules today at Calcutta when the delhi chap of the same filter company broke all rules to help me.... this is the dfference.. delhi rocks!! calcutta talks!! Alas in spite of being a 100 % calcuttan I hv to say this.. I wish things changed...

modern exile said...

@Shantanu das
so, i'm about to return... delhi wil hold a special place... i won't say it was love at first sight...but there's just something... it's just been a month,,hopefully next yera will make me see the other face of the crowded capital..will write about it soon...here...

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ShantanuDas said...

@modern exile
:-0)
awww.. you going back from Delhi? Will you return again?

Nah! You cannot love Delhi at first sight if you are not Delhi-Wala.... rather you hate it at first.. but then it grows on you and you see its true strengths... and start loving it.. maybe for outsiders like me born and bred in Calcutta- it will be a love hate relationship - love because of the speed at which things move in Delhi compared to Calcutta.. value of time is appreciated here... and hate because of the roughness of the people.. but this slowly grows on you and you learn to blend..maybe grow a bit rough yourself..
If you were for just one month.. then yeahh.. you need to come back..

I miss Delhi because now i am at a 3rd place Chennai... aaaaannnnd!! that is a place which Sujoy can describe better -- as he has in my blog... on chennai! LOL!

btw Blue lines are not dangerous when you are IN them...but because most of the times you are UNDER them!!
haha!!...

I will wait to hear your experiences.. on Delhi.. do keep in touch.. on such a common interest..

L said...

I lived in Delhi 25 years ago. The wide Willingdon Crescent with trees all along, on the one hand-and paharganj on the other!. Strolling aimlessly on winter afternoons. The sudden cooling of a summer afternoon after an aandhi.But I hear it's not teh same now.
Thanks for visiting my blog

modern exile said...

@L:
thanks to you...
i mean i really enjoyed your writing... had a soft feel to it..as far as your take on mediocrity... well! kind of hard to deny.. keep on.. from now on, i'll be a regular reader...

ShantanuDas said...

But where is L's writing? It says profile does not exist!!

Sujoy Bhattacharjee said...

@shantanudas
So Mr.Das has had experiences similar to me in Delhi?
Guess you are enjoying Chennai the most ;)
@modernexile
So you are returning home?

ShantanuDas said...

@sujoy
Arrey na rey pagla!!! Pagal na holey kaun sala chennai tey thakey!!! leg pull koro na bhai!!

haha!!!

modern exile said...

@ Sujoy:
yup! finally back home.
fortunately, blue liners were at peace with me. kind of escaped their atrocities.

@ santanu:
to go to L's blog
click on lifeslikethat blog present on "blogs that I follow list"

ShantanuDas said...

thanks... i will check when i go back from calcutta. where I am visiting now... at the moment... ..ahh. eating fish after one year!!!

modern exile said...

"eating fish after a year!!!"quitea feat...huh!!
happy feasting in Chennai:)
will wait for ur newer photos...

ShantanuDas said...

lol! well to be precise I ate not onl fish but also Pyanj Kali, Mocha, Bharali, Luchi, Payesh, Pooyi Sak, posto dharonsh, moori-ghanto, the full package!!!!! yummyyy!! ... at calcutta .....

and now that I am back to chennai & its white cabbage sabji and rest all only sour/khatta khatta khatta.... sigggghhhhh.... what to do!

Yeah will soon post photos.. i am also waiting to read about ur Delhi visit... and other posts..:-)

ShantanuDas said...

Hey where is ur Delhi story? this is still pending i see....