Final year engineering exams ended on 1st June, finally! I had to leave for Bangalore on 4th June, for that would be my first day interning with Fybr. Basically, all I had in Mumbai was a window of 2 days, during which I had to meet relatives, meet friends, pack and leave for Bangalore.
On 3rd June I went to Marine drive, for capturing sunset with my new DSLR Canon 600d. Marine drive is not just a place. It is an experience! I’ve spent lots of hours there, mostly sunsets with my musings or late night star gazing. Everything dissolves in meaninglessness when you realize that impermanence is a real thing, that nothing at all stays for forever. And all you can do is take time to get over that fact, without being able to change it. It was my last sunset there for at least the next two months. And it struck me that day while I was looking at the sunset picture on the camera screen. It struck me how I will only be able to see it on the camera screen and how badly I was going to miss it. Jason Silva says that beautiful things can make us sad, because we know of their ephemeral nature. Here is that picture I’m talking about
I did not sleep that night and left for Bangalore at 4am in the morning. I was aware of the traffic that the city had to offer but did not expect to be stuck in traffic at 8am in the morning!
I had booked a room at a PG and I reached there by 10am. Reaching office would have been a pain had I not got a cycle for rent. So yes, I go to office cycling everyday. It is just 5-6kms from the place where I stay. Since it was my first day at the office, things winded up quite early for me and I was free in the evening. That’s when I went to Ulsoor lake. At the lake I saw the longest kayak I have seen till date. Fascinated by the view, I started clicking pictures till a guy patted my shoulder and I turned to see a army jawan go – “Who you? Why you click? Name?”
He asked me to not click pictures since it was an army base for training. I clicked a picture of him when he was leaving. It’s fun that way, you know! 😛
I returned to my room, had dinner and called it a night!
Met a few friends, friends of friends and friends of friends of friends (yeah, lots of people) over the weekend at Toit Pub. The weekend was good. Temperature does not go over 30 degrees in Bangalore and it is not humid, so the weather is awesome! Clear skies from morning till evening, a bit of drizzling in the evening and serene at night.
On a totally unrelated note, I got to know there is no U.S. Visa Consusate in Bangalore. Thus, I had to reserve a date at Mumbai branch. So I am coming back to Mumbai on 21st, for a couple of days! Yay!
PS: It’s not easy to live in a new city, all by yourself. It might sound exciting initially, but you end up missing home within a week. Well, at least a bit.
PPS: Bangalore me kisiko chaat banana nahi aata.