Walks Down the Memory Lane

walking down the memory lane…not always same for everyone…yet the feeling is quite same..whether u like the walk or u dont. it certainly does represent a life left behind, a friend long lost, an era gone by. it makes us go through things that we love so much..things that we avoid so much..things that we want to forget yet we cling to…expectedly, believably and yet surprisingly strange these ‘walk down the memory lanes……’ are

a walk through the school days…aahh…would certainly be like the lament of an eternal loss. there is nothing more mundane than the realisation of that loss that was so much the opposite. yet when we are at school we wanna grow up and when we grow up we wanna be back to square 1. wow. even human beings are strange. strangest to be honest.

a walk through the memories of that special someone….for those who dont have that person now in their lives, dnt worry..the memories are still there..but then u have nothing else…so u decide what u want to be with…moving over is totally yr choice, an option none else but u have. and for those who have that person…congratulations…life cannot get better

and…a walk through the memories of home…when u are far away…its the thing that persists the most…good and bad..every thing seems so perfect back there and so shitty out here…its when u realise how tasty yr mom cooks, how best yr dad is, how yr sibling was the tamest person u ever met..how pampered and cared for u were, how u got things u did nt deserve to get…home is certainly the best place…to chill out, to vent out, to clear out, to mend and to keep sane, the things that go wrong…

these walks are simply awesome even if the walk is down the bitter ones…reminds u who u are, what u did, what u want to do, what u could do in life….

these walks are truly…..walks of remembrances….walks to remember.

Awesome Mausam…

its amazing how a good weather can create awesome moments….and to add on to it if u get good company one could ask for nothing better…

such is the weather of calcutta at the moment…totally awesome. after all calcutta has a nice weather once in a blue moon…a respite from the sticky, sweaty and despicaply humid winds of calcutta have come in the form of rains, cool breeze and a good good feeling. its very rare that u let your hair down and walk freely on the streets with no reason to fear the scorching sun for a change…that u want to feel the feel of calcutta..that u actually say “today i want to walk…mausam accha hai aaj”…hmm…maybe someone above is very happy…though i find no reson why this should be so..specially after what happened at park street…who knows!!!

Puri Rewind

back from a well deserved holiday, all tanned and black, when i reflect upon my experience, i find it to be quite awesome and serene. beaches are incomparably beautiful. the breeze, the waves, the sunshine and the moonlight…all have a soothing effect…so inviting that a lazy drag like me woke up before sunrise and ran down to the beach to see the rising sun. went down with all the camera phones for a photo session..and had an awesome one too. sunrise from all angles, names of my favourite people on freshly wet, sunlit sand, me n mom doing sand architecture, mom n papa, me with the sun in my palm….the list just goes on…

and when the rest of the group joined, my favourite part came…attack on the sea waters for the second consecutive day. we had a blast with the beach bath…none of us minding the salty sea water choking the whole system for a few seconds every time a huge wave hit us hard(it was a hight tide…both days…fortunately). the aunties safely near the shore, the uncles at some distance, the girls(me and two more) a little further, and the boys(phew…!!!!) invisible at times(they had to be called back everytime someone spotted them)…all had huge fun. sand balls were thrown, people were dragged into the water, pushed headlong into oncoming waves, bundled in black tubes ¬†and what not(all under strict supervision of the puri beach life guards).

the women pampered themselves at the spa, men at the beach(massage…by men) and the children at the pool..had an awesome konark trip accompanied with the beautiful night time view of the bay of bengal at ‘chandrabhaga’ point( full moon)…there’s so much to say it that it wont fit in here. but the one thing i remember very vividly is a statement by my sophomore of a brother at the chandrabhaga point:

” the intangibility of these waves is a mockery to the omnipresent tangibility of those beholding this beauty called nature”……