I am back.
Bangalore was immensely fun. People who missed out, I pity you. There shall be next year. But let’s start from the first.
29th:: Get on Coromandel. Sandeepda and Panu fellow travellers. Bugged by pesky beggars at Kharagpur station. Hijra christens Panu Ei Madhuri. Call her that for rest of the day. Take random pics and vids.
30th:: Reach Chennai at 1800 hrs. Go to Spencer Plaza. Buy Che Tee. Freak foreigners out with Nazi salute in front of Spencer. Get on Bangalore Mail. Go to sleep.
31st:: Woken up by TTE poking me in foot. Says we’ve reached Bangalore. Compartment deserted. Wake up others and jump off train. Head off to IIM. Wake up Harish(who seems to be the Mahadyuti figure of IIM). First get alloted a temp room. Take random pics and vids. Alloted a room in the evening.Go out in the Evening. Go to Hotel Imperial and polish off a whole grilled Chicken each. (Yes, salivate bitches Mwahaha). Go to Zero G. Go back to IIM. Make fun of Harish.(not to his face of course)
1st:: Shifted to different room. Kaichu shows up. Pissed off with Panu for giving wrong directions. Calm her down. Stay in Campus. Watch AmRock till 0430 hrs. Too many death metal bands. Go to sleep. Wake up at 0630 hrs and hear prize winners.
2nd:: Wake at 1200 hrs. Sen and Arnaab show up. Head out in evening to Corner house. Eat Ice Cream. Head back at 1800 hrs. Hear a bit of Zero and Motherjane. Not too good. Meet some old friend of Sandeepda. Stay up till 0500 hrs. First crappy Karaoke night. Then okay DJ night. Missed Harish doing Johnny Bravo dance.
3rd:: Wake at 1000 hrs. Listen to A Capella bands. Very good. Especially Acoustic Chutney from Christ College, Madras. Watch Kannada play called Jugari Cross. Understood random words. Stay up till 0430-0500 hrs.
4th:: Wake at 1100 hrs. Go out to Commercial street. Spend day there. Have lunch at Koshy’s. Spend evening walking around. Eat Ice Cream at corner house. Eat dinner at Miller’s 46. Best beef steaks in the world. Eat whole beef steak.
5th:: Wake. Leave. dump luggage at Sandeepda’s uncle’s place on Brigade road. Go to Imperial. Eat lunch. Go to Sandeepda’s friend’s place. Go to Cantonment. Catch train to Coimbatore.
6th:: Reach at 0600 hrs. Bargain with taxi driver in tamil. Catch a taxi to Mettupalayam at 0615 hrs. Catch toy train to Coonor at 0710 hrs. Beautiful ride. (Again, those who missed it…Suckers Mwahaha). Check into hotel rooms. Beautiful view of tea gardens. Drink coffee sitting in balcony. Sen frightened by Monkey. Go out for walk. See Sandeepda’s cottage. Lunch at Kurunji. Back, watch TV. Sleep.
7th:: Wake up. Decide to go for walk. Decide to go to Ooty by bus and come down by train. Go to Sandeepda’s cottage. Meet Molly Elliot, the caretaker, and her five dogs. Act as interpreter. Visit Sim’s park for free, thanks to Molly. Scrap Ooty plan. Decide to go to local sights. Get mistaken for foreigners. Freak out person who was mistaken by telling him in tamil that we are Indians. Make up Molly rap.
8th:: Wake up. Walk around Coonor. Visit Sandeepda’s aunt. Very beautiful house. Scrap Ooty plan. Catch train to Mettupalayam. Catch train to Chennai.
9th:: Wake up at 0400 hrs. Get to Chennai at 0530 hrs. Dump luggage at cloak room. Go off. Come back. Get on Coromandel. Very bad seats. Spend whole day sleeping
10th:: Wake up. Spend time. Get off at Howrah at 1330 hrs. Hitch a ride with Sen to Esplanade. Catch bus to Durgapur. Will be back in Cal on 12th Evening.
For details on Coonor trip, please contact Me.