Friday, June 23, 2006

Shahrukh out . Mohanlaal rules.

Life has a mind of its own , and a pretty crazy mind at that . Just when I thought I should pick up a few table manners for the larger good of the society , I find myself at a place where it's the tradition to eat with hands with the sambar dripping off the left elbow . Ernakulam . The name may sound like something founded by a drunk monkey choking on a bone , but the place actually is pretty .The view from the living room balcony is a harbour complete with a big ship which is stationed there over the last three days . And I mean a proper ship . Like the one in Titanic , with the deck and the rooms and the name on its side and a flag and all that . Yeah , the language is a problem , but I bought a 'Learn malayalam in 30 days' pocket book today . That should help me out in real emergencies like trying to shout 'help' while drowning or asking the way to the nearest public toilet . And in here , you may not know daddy's first name , but you cant escape this actor called mohanlaal . The roads and magazines are crazy with his posters and hoardings and photographs . I half expected to find his life sized cut out in the apartment's bathroom .By the way , the apartment I have been given is really cool . Three air conditioners . Washing machine . Microwave oven . All that jazz . In fact , my mind is all muddled up right now with so many things to say that I am like "Do I write about the christian shopkeeper I met yesterday or the gang of schoolgirls who giggled to see me struggling to utter a bit of malayalam ?". So I guess I will get up and fish for dinner now . Basically , this was just to let my friends know that I still remember I used to blog once . I need to go out and find some hotel for my dinner now . And this time , I plan to start eating with my hands .

64 comments:

Anonymous said...

me first.....well u dont know me..anyway...have a gud time in Ernakulam( hope i spelt it correct)....

shweta said...

ahem ....the second one not really bad ....now lemme read,,,

Sudipta Chatterjee said...

3rd!! Yaay!!

Make sure that you check out the backwaters of Kerala... they are said to be breathtakingly beautiful.

BTW, when the school-girls went into fits of giggles, you sure your zip wasn't open?
:D

shweta said...

yupppppppppppppppppiiiiiiiiiiieeeeee!!!!!!!!!!finally a post frm u ...nd finally i can see u moving in orkut ..not at the dead end of ...my account hihi ...nd wow man ...dripping sambhars ....next wat ...nd three air conditoner yaar ..now i noe ..u will never be heated u never r !!lol!!...but now it wld be xtra cool actually frozen ....nd oyee ..keep in touch ..dnt forget ur frnds existence ..nd ...inbtwn dnt foget the great gurujis advice shld be ..ON..newayz ,,,,nice to see u blogging again .,..nd yup ..whrz the humour so oft seen..in u ....????
never mind ...howz the wrk in kerela ..nd hve u adjusted ...okies 10,000 questions ..
hve a blast ...nd dnt call me amma ...i hve a sweet name i assure u ..tht sounds gud also ...nd yeah u can keep saying aiyo ....aiyo raama ....okies hogay humgama .,...hihi...tke care ...
shwets

sunflower said...

hey!ur in ernakulam??? what for? nice place though and thanks for blogging

Anonymous said...

Hey Abhi,
Ernakulam (Cochi) is a nice place - spent some of my school plus college days there. Check out the Jew street, Synagogue, MG road, boat jetty.
And if you can, go to Aluva (30 mnts north of Cochin)- there is a temple near the banks of Periyar. Very beautiful..
Jee..I am getting nostalgic.
Missing home.
enjoy and I hope you go back with wonderful memories.
- Paru

dharmu said...

*shreik* MUNNU....

u r back? i thought u were off blogs on maternity leave ! *hmpf*

wat a place to be re, kerala-gods own country. aur kya wadda room diya hai munnu ko? are, ac ke upar apna towel mat sukhana ok?
and try aapam of kerala,its the best.

nd u forgot mammotty star-hes one more lungi clad-balding head guy who dances around with li'l gals around the trees.

keep blogging munnu-nahi to mera boss kaise lunch karega ?

sunshine said...

Yernakulum, right? And what's the curry-culum there?

Bharat Jhurani said...

Hey Ernakulam.. thts a beautiful place... nd 3 ac's han!! mind sending one out here?? :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Abhinav,

I think you can try hindi. People in Kerala do understand Hindi so you might get some respite from learning the language .

Tushar

Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Oye... you've been tagged!

Sreekumar said...

gr8...ur exploring the diversity of india...giggling schoolgirls hmmm...i thought that only happened to movie stars. Grow a moustache and they might mistake you for a star in god's own country.

divya said...

abhinav..u really should start giving credit where its due. i was the one who told u about mohanlal and mamooty remember..or u`d have gone and told hail rajnikanth in kerala. and how did u like the few mins that u spent in bengalurururu(as u call it)?? 3 ACs??? now that another reason i want to graduate from an IIM.

Sirius Black said...

ohhhh
HE's Alive He's Alive lolzz
njoy idli sambha :D

bunnu said...

finally God has answered my prayers. now ur posting in LUNGI land makes me believe that yes there is someone far above who sometimes listens to me too..
lungi to tujhe lambi padegi, so better buy nappies probably that wud fit on u.and do keep searching for my ORIGINAL amma and appa..wo bhi wahin kahin idli dosa lapet rahe honge.

Suds said...

Hey Abhi.. Tu kaha pahunch gaya.. From North to sidha south sahi hai..:) Kerala is a beautiful place. Enjoy it... And keep blogging yaar.. Warna office mein waqt katna mushkil ho jata hai..hahhaha lol..

Raam Pyari said...

wo aa gayaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Di said...

hi...just happened to pass by ur blog..nice one..keep it going.:-)

Ashish Gupta said...

good to listen from U after so long. And glad to know you are alive n kicking ;) hehe

Anonymous said...

3 ac's,,,the most striking part,,,lol..!

anywayz the next more imp. ques is,,,who pays the electricity bills..!

nobody said...

hi abhinav :)
m here... my first time commenting here...

kerala is a beauuuuuuuuutiful place i've heard; main to kabhi gayi nahi :(

Anonymous said...

welcome to southIndia Abhs

Enjoy ur stay ....:)

Anonymous said...

hi abhinav,i'm a great fan of ur blogs...the best part is u manage to being about a humor element just about everything u come across....its amazing!!!Keep blogging!

Nidhi2Abhi said...

Gooood that you are back !!!!

Nice and new experiences....cool !

Fun reading it all....and more importantly it soo good to see you back...

Take care buddy !!

Jack Sparrow said...

Hitler boss.....the post lacks your style :( ..... perhaps you are warming up . You should not take such long rest :)

Ashish Gupta said...

oh between ur profile still says Student,IIMC :P

tariq said...

hey..

Ernakulam..wow..tats great..Hoping to see u in person soon..Lol..
Where do u stay..? Am coming home this week end 2 Ekm..May b u can drop in to my house..If u r not busy with work..

Take care..Good Luck !!

'T'

its me said...

yayyyy. good that u r memory is still going strong.. and by the way.. south is not such a bad place to stay.. :)

The Bhandari's said...

All d best, I can understand ur feelings as me too being a north indian stuck up in Hyd where language is telgu and eating with hands is pious :)
Wish you luck.... hopefully next post won't be in malayalam :D
~preeti

Phoenix said...

abhinav ban gaya maddu
lolz
plan to change ur name to abhinav malayali laal or smthng?

Xpressions said...

Hi

I am from Cochin (Ernakulam)..& its a beautiful small city - queen of Arabian sea as they call it. Presume u r residing some where near to Marine Drive. Well, its not a city where pub & mall culture is in....but u will definitely N'joy it if u make good friends.
Explore Kerala while u r there.....

Keral Cuisine is good & there are good eatings outlets too.....

3 Ac's ahemmm....So u r soo...hot that u need 3 a/s's to cool u is it??? ;-))

AJITH said...

enjoy ur time in Cochin/Ernakulam/Kochi.. And i hope u learn malayalam very quickly..And yeah,dont go behind schoolgirls..there are lot of colleges in Ernakulam..

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sushant said...

((this actor called mohanlaal . The roads and magazines are crazy with his posters and hoardings and photographs . I half expected to find his life sized cut out in the apartment's bathroom ))

are u sure you half EXPECTED it??

"bathroom mein kya pata hamare mohanlal ka bada poser mil jaye !!"

anyways, this is the first time i happened to cross ur blog and couldn't help myself almost completing reading ur 2006 posts. must say u have a knack of creating interesting perspectives out of commonplace and ordinary occurances.

btw, congrats for ITC .

keep blogging, have a great day.

!xobile said...

abe kalia! tu kalkatta jane wala tha na?

d_grail said...

post aftr long time...njoi ekm or cochin n u r being put up in prime location...did my engg there...oh yes apart frm mohanlal u will find another over d top fan followin for a guy called mamooty...

Anonymous said...

Hey mallu land is a very nice place. Try the Parotta as opposed to the Parantha. With Korma Kurry for dinner.

Smoochy said...

good to hv ya blogging again... hv missed ur posts... they hv a rare brand honesty and humor!

Shankar Iyer said...

Nice place .Kerala..though the language might be a problem with ppl form the north..but the scenic beauty more than makes up for it...

sandeep said...

sir namaste...me in sambhar land too although its 'surya' over here who's reigning the roost...
(waise just in case u didn't reciognize me ...
'apna neta kaisa ho?')

Fire Cracker said...

hey, came across ur blog, it's very interesting, kind of an inspiration to me, keep it up

Anonymous said...

dude, u r now pretty close to where Vasco da gamma landed. Mayb now people are gonna say that its where abhi landed. lol. Bad joke, but dude u need ny help out ther get in touch wit me cause taz my hometown n mohanlal is my jaddi dost. chao. paul.basil@gmail.com

ketki said...

seems u r really enjoying kerela!
have a nice stay anyway
nice post!
:)

Inder said...

kerala?! the land of coconuts, kathakali, mundu, e. k. nayanar, malabar beedi, mohanlal, mammooty and god! have a good time.

Anonymous said...

i m happy ur enjoying ur life in kerala,, have fun.. kalps

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