Monday, 5 July 2010

Hyderabad ke chichore potte aur khubsoorath pottiyaa ..khuda hafiz !

For the den-(no)-zens of Hyderabad, the title means"Good bye to all the naughty boys and beautiful gals of Hyderabad"

It is difficult to love the city that you live in, a city that you roamed about for two years. But it is even more difficult to leave it. With just one week left for me in this beautiful city that introduced me into the professional world, the feelings are of a mixed kind. Though I haven't converted myself into a "Pukka Hyderavaadi laundey" (A perfect Hyderabaadi youngster) in the two years, to part ways is indeed becoming an emotional affair. I am on my way to Chennai for a new job and the feeling is good to be back at home full-fledged, after 6 long years. The downside of it is bidding goodbye to the best years of my bachelorhood. The two years after graduation have introduced me into a truly cosmopolitan lifestyle in this city which is indigenous in its own sense.

This week would be my last one in Hyderabad and I have a bucket list of things to do before I leave. I will miss all the 'maal' that the city provided me with as I am going to barren terrain on the "masth maal hai re" front. To mark my last weekend here, I did a few things from my to-do list, like the Cafe Nandini coffee and meetha paan. The icing on the cake was my best friend's visit on this last weekend. This guy made my day. I had the perfectly lazy agenda for his visit and we managed to do nothing but eat, sleep, drink and football.

I would definitely miss the Madhapur jalsas, New year highs, paradise biriyanis, chutneys lip-smackers, mana ammayilus (eligible Hyderabadi spinsters), late night masala chai, the completely useless traffic police (who have managed to milk only 230 rs. for my TN registration bike over one and half years of its usage. With TN police the number would have touched 4 digits long back.), north indian jinglis, telangana maniacs, rayalaseema warriors, colorful telugu movies, bramhanandam comedy tracks, rockview apartments, neela residency, babulal (owner sahib), Hyderabadi language, a concept called winter (Chennai does not have a season called winter), the number of audis, mercedes', BMW's, volkswagens that flood jubilee and banjara hills, a high sex ratio on the company roster (I am moving to a highly testosterone driven workplace at Chennai), Karachi bakery biscuits, road side chat bhandaars, double ka meetha (a speciality Hyderabadi dessert), tastey foods kothu barota, mutta veechu parotta, hot rotis home food, front seats on the share autos and a lot more. But the icing on the Hyderabad piece of my cake has been and will always be my wonderful time with him, him and him, my dearest room mates.

It is tough to bid khuda hafiz to the numerous friends that I have made here-at work and outside. My friends at work place who have shaped me into a professional and people outside who have given me company for all the typical bachelor matters.

But I am looking forward to many other new things in Chennai for I am going back after quite a long time. First day first shows for all tamil padams, Besant Nagar beach, ECR drives, paruppu, vatha kozhambu (Sambar variety made out of tamarind), melagu rasam, thair saadam, mom's love, radio mirchi, tamil kulavilakkus,Satyam cinemas, murugan idli shop, saravanaa bhawan, isaiaruvi (tamil music channel), sun music, adithya(tamil comedy channel), sirippoli(-do-), relatives, car driving, t nagar shopping, various kalyana sapadu menu items in brahmin marriages etc.

Nevertheless, It is time to say adios to a really beautiful city that I will never forget.

Aiderawaadi Bhai jaan, Milthao Yaaro!!!

13 comments:

raghu said...

dei first bid a good bye to this black background and white font combo...my eyes are literally burning when am typing this...and the after effect of reading the post i am seeing lines on this white text area ala ruled page.

Pradeep Sekhar said...

@raghu: lol da....will consider this a priority request and resolve it asap. Software Engineer vaazhga!! :-)

Pradeep Sekhar said...

Bug Resolved!!!

nalini said...

ore unarchi pizhamba irukkiye.... anyways dont worry... even though a short while it would have given you the exposure of a new place, new people, new language etc etc... but enna sollu pirandha veedu pirandha veedu thaan....but i am sure you would have nice memories of this period of your life....

nalini said...

n thanks for tutoring me...:-)

Pradeep Sekhar said...

@Nalini Mami:

That's really true. It introduced me into a new world altogether. Enna irundhalum namma Singara Chennai, Singara Chennai than!!Looking forward to being back at home for some home food, family reunion etc.

Psittacine said...

dei dei...romba decenta sila matter sollirukke... So naanum decentave mudichukkaren...believe me...after living alone...coming back home is going to be a "LITTLE" difficult..haahahaha... good luck with that..

Pradeep Sekhar said...

I am aware of the "little" difficult things in life. But we live in a globalized world. I think I can manage the transition without hiding a lot of the bachelor in me. Let us wait and see :-)

Pradeep Sekhar said...

BTW, I am waiting for some post on your blog. I can see a picture and that's about it. Kick off soon please. :-)

Mani.. said...

Paasa kara payaley irukiye da...
anyway.. englayellam maranthudathey...... :)

Mani.. said...

Paasa kara payaley irukiye da...
anyway.. enayellam maranthudathey...... :)

Pradeep Sekhar said...

@Mani: Onna epdi da marakka mudiyum...Bottle Mani...Bullet Mani...Rowdi Mani!!!

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