Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Kolkata!

Its time to head back home for a bit...
Since my joining date at work is still a little way off, I will be visiting home after a gap of almost a year. Looking forward to it in a big way. My old room, the home food, the city's twinkling neon lights, the traffic jams, the noise and the lure of meeting old friends all seem very enticing. The funny thing is sometimes I feel like just chucking it and going back for good. Being away just makes you more homesick I guess, nothing more. When I had come to Singapore, I had these big dreams of making it in the financial markets in this region and the whole global experience thingy seemed very exciting. It still does, especially now when I have a foot in the door at least. But this thought creeps in once in a while. I guess it'll go away as soon as work life starts...
In other news, my flatmates (also my batch mates) are likely to join Indian companies and look set to head back. Its highly likely that when I return, I might come back to an empty house. Its a scary thought, believe me. This place had just started feeling like a home and we felt like a family. We celebrated together, we shouldered the bad times together, laughed and cried with each other and were each others' strength and weakness alike. Now its time for everyone to go their own way and a part of me sometimes doesn't want it to happen. Selfish, I know but its true. I guess I'm in the transition phase and its just a matter to sticking it out and getting used to the next routine. I guess this has added to the way I am feeling about home. Makes you realise that Home is indeed the people you come back to.
Anyways, enough whining. I shall be in Kolkata for close to 3 weeks and hope to partake of all that it has to offer to the fullest. There will be luncheons at relatives places, kilos and kilos of fish, dinners at Peter Cat (Ron, I owe you a virtual meal there!), Mocambo, BBQ, Blue Fox, Oasis (the mixed grill sizzler is divine!) and Tangra, movies with the galphriend, addas with the 'para' boys and cups of 'bhaander cha'. And this time I intend to see the whole of the National museum! I will be updating my blog there as well, so watch out for more photoblogs on the wonderful city of Kolkata. Home.

Cheers!
Abhishek.

9 comments:

Stuti said...

Hope you have a blast!!!! Enjoy fultoo!!!! :-))))

stuti said...

and ya......about your friends' thingy.....can kinda understand...must be rather sad......almost like your past year and a half was a sojourn.....and now it's time to move on with reality, aa?

But am sure, it's in the best of interest of all concerned.....all the best to you, and your pals.

Cogito said...

Have a great time dude ! Looking fwd to some bengali sweets ..

Abhishek Chatterjee said...

stuti - sure hope to have a good time..let see how it goes..and ya, part of life ya..

cogito - thanks man. rosogollas coming right up!

Prerona said...

have fun!

Abhishek Chatterjee said...

prerona - hey thanks!

Ekta said...

Hey Abhishek!
Have tonnnes of fun and feats on some extra sandesh from my end too!

And enjoy this last vacation as an unemployed person!...:-)

Ron said...

Have a terrific time at home!! And so glad you remember the virtual meal :P

Its sad your friends will be going their own way..sad but inevitable. You will make new friends, along the way, I guess its upto you to remember to stay in touch and never forget the great times you guys had together! I am a very staunch believer in keeping old friends and making new ones.

Enjoy your break..have loads of mishti, and in addition to chelo kababs, in case ur having alu kabli and phuchka from the road please please remember me :P

Abhishek Chatterjee said...

ekta - thanks so much..already there and gorging my self!!

ron - hey puchka ta ke toh bhulei gechilam...thanks for reminding me...havent started pigging out as yet but have managed to wipe out a quarter of the fish population in the landsdowne area! and about the friends thing..really psyched..hope i cope well..