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Pune

This is one of the few cities in India other than Mysore, where I have wonderful memories. As I had already mentioned in my "END OF THE WORLD" post that I chose to move to Pune from Jersey. It was the  12th of July 2015, when I took a flight to Pune from Bangalore without knowing anyone there apart from my Project Manager. Oh, wait, there was a junior from Cognizant Bangalore with whom I had exchanged hellos and smiles way too long ago few times probably in 2012 or something but FB is an amazing thing. I could see that he was in Pune and I did ping him on FB messenger and felt a lil relieved that at least one guy that I know although he was already working in a different organisation. Jersey has already made me a strong girl and was feeling okay about the whole situation. Also, may be the trust that I have in me getting friendly with people quite soon wherever I go, looking at the history you see! :P
I landed and took a cab to the Hotel in Kaspatevasti around evening. The s…
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Weird one!

This incident happened to me on my last day at work in Pune in June 2016.

It was nearly 4p.m. when I went to cafeteria with my colleagues to eat my last cream roll in Q3. Chatted up for a bit expressing how I was feeling on my last day and how much I will miss Pune and all. With all these heavy emotions in my head , was walking back to my ODC and took a short de tour to the loo. There were two girls near the mirror, doing their make up, looked like they were going for some party. I excused myself to wash my hands at the sink. And then one of the girls asked me how was she looking and the usual me always said "Wow, you're looking good and all that".Just when I was about to leave, she asked me "Would you mind exchanging our shoes and will return it back the next day".  I was wearing heals and she was wearing flats which she thought wasnt going well with her dress. I was like "WTF?!? How could any stranger who just saw you can ask for your shoes?". I re…

Diner Dash Live :P

I don't think many would not even have heard of this game called "Diner Dash". Well, at least, men for sure. Some crazy girls would've played this awesome game though. For people that don't know about this wonderful game, it's all about running a restaurant that gets pretty much weird customers and poor ""Flo" has to manage it all - she is the waitress at the restaurant. She keeps running around the restaurant, taking the orders, placing the orders, serving the food, cleaning the tables and also clearing the bill. Uffff! That's too much, innit? This all keeps getting worse when you keep moving up the levels and the challenges keeps getting hard. Trust me, after each level you'll be like feeling really tired as if you were doing the whole thing. But I enjoy playing the game even though it's gets a bit tedious.
So, recently I had been to an Indian Restaurant called "Pind Punjabi" in Amsterdam with work for Christmas Dinner.…

Yet another kind stranger...

On a warm winter day in London, I had just finished my work at the US embassy and was taking a stroll in the Oxford Street planning to do some geocaching. Now don't wonder what's geocaching - it's a treasure hunt kind of a thing. That's another story for another day - will defy write about it. So, here i was trying to cross the road with a sad face after a failed attempt of finding the cache and a bird cage umbrella in my left arm. Weather in the UK is as unpredictable as a woman's mind ;) So I always carry one as you never know when you need one. As I was waiting for the signal to go green, a tall, handsome old gentleman was beside me waiting to cross as well. He looked like a posh rich Indian. How we judge people as soon as we see them - can't help, can we? He started a conversation with me asking why was i carrying an umbrella and he said he couldn't see rain on the weather forecast. I told him how I never trusted UK weather. The signal went green and w…

Kind Stranger

It was just another Tuesday when my alarm went on at 8am and I know it's not that early to wake up but having the luxury of staying near work gives me this extra sleep time in the morning. Just like any other day I was in no mood to go to work but you know... Kept tossing and turning till half eight and finally gathered courage to get my arse outta bed and went straight into the bathroom. Just after a quick shower, my phone started ringing and that was a call from my lead in Singapore :/ As soon as I saw his name, I thought there's something he's going to tell which isn't soothing to the ears. Just as I thought, he said I'd have to be in office asap as something had to be deployed immediately. Soon after I hung up, booked an Ola, got dressed up quick, skipped breakfast and left. I felt like I was the president of some country and that country is going to be bombed if I didn't do something on time :P
The cab arrived on time but I didn't have cash so had to …

End of the world...!

Summer started quite early in Jersey this year(2015) and we had bright sunny days as early as in April. The new-adventurous-me started doing activities like horse riding, surfing, trial flight, scuba diving, geocaching,  fishing, photoshoot.... There was no stopping - every weekend was so busy and equally fun! I made sure I did something every weekend as if the world is gonna end soon and I won't get a chance to do these things again. Honestly, I had an intuition that something might change which turned out to be true when I received an email with the Subject 'Move to offshore' from my Manager. I still remember I finished my lunch and got back to my seat and just as I unlocked the system I found this email which made me feel like that was the end of my world. I always wonder how could that simple email affect me so strongly. As everyone knows, I was deeply in love with Jersey and it's people. May be because I had conquered being on my own which was my deepest fear bef…

Platform No 13

This incident happened to me few months back.


Usually i go to mysore every alternate week, everytime almost by car. When i'm alone and get lazy to drive i rely on train these days as it is very convinient and cost-effective(Look who's talking about saving money!;))I reached Bangalore railway station at about 45 mins past 10 on a monday, the day this incident took place. As it was a working day, had to go directly to work. Generally i take a prepaid rik from rly st to office which would cost be approx. 150 bucks. That day i somehow felt like taking a ride in the local city bus. As the bus stand is exactly on the other side of the road, had to walk through the subway to the reach the bus stand. The subway is really dirty, people have spit on the path and the smell i tell you! Ahhhh, i was already regretting my decision to take a bus thinking how well i would have gone in a rik. This decision of mine was not to save some bucks but to experience something that i don't usually…