Its ‘WE’ Part II
Posted March 6, 2007on:
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls….
This is an update about the well spent evening on Saturday, the 3rd March 2007.
I was getting late, so took the ring road to reach New Bel circle. Lo I drew past with good speed and crawled(:D) 25Kms in just 30 mins approx. This ride also included a horrifying scene I was treated with on the ring road wherein men on bike were interrrupted by a dog and in an attempt to save the poor dog, these guys had a fall and the pilion, severely injured, bleeding thru a part of his face. Rider escaped as he had a helmet on him!!
Leaving it apart, I cruised to reach the place. I was late, but by 28 mins. Usha and Vani gave me simple instructions to reach Kamath Nandanavana. There started the wait….Praneshachar called, Vani said “inna yaroo bandilla solpa hottu admele banni”. After some time he joined us. We waited…waited for Veena. She had lost the way and was getting instructed by Vani and Praneshachar on the way. Looking at the delay, we went inside the restaurant, had a glass of juice, each one. I suggested us moving on, she’d join us mid way.. And then I came to know to my happiness Sanjay was also on the way. It was quiet some time we had met Sanjay. We started to BEL colony, on the way pit stopped at the BEL’s Kuvempu kalakshetra. This one is an awesome auditorium, completely acoustic, beautifully constructed. .. As we were checking the auditorium, BELites who were rehearsing some skit, greeted us and treated with a nice cup of coffee each. Meanwhile Sanjay came on his Italiano. We had a quick chat with one Hasya lekhaka Mr. Gopalakrishna, an interesting person. We came out of the hall and were going around the complex, looking at the Rasarishi Kuvempu statue, then Veena’s call came. It was instructed to her that she wait near General Aiyappa garden and I go and get her to the Kalakshetra and I left. There might have been some confusion later, which I have no clue as I was “out of reach” with my weird mobile.
So, I was left alone, but Chaitanya came to my rescue.
We all moved in the direction of Praneshachar’ s house. Kept on traveling… .it was a long way there….took some turns, bumped in air on a few pathetic stretches of roads….Hmmm. . finally, we took one turn where his scooter stopped. This journey included some hicups as Veena showed all signs of missing the bus again… But Chaitanya didnt allow that to happen.
And…wow! What a house, Praneshachar’ s 4 year old house was uniquely designed and well decorated. Decoration was done by his daughters. Both of them were avid artistes, had their glass paintings, sketches and other works hanging all over the house. His son had won many awards at the school which occupied one whole cup-board!!
We had a tour of the house, guided by Mrs. Praneshachar. I loved Bittu, their pet.
We had a samosa and a sweet along with a glass of juice each. Had a relaxing stroll in their garden. They have interesting and rare plants and herbs being grown there. Sanjay did a quick tour of the area and captured some birds and monkies on his camera.
We would’ve continued in that state of talk talk and more talk, but time was the constraint. We all moved to Chaitanya’s house. Another beautiful house!! WOW!! The architect of the house must get a good pat for this marvellous thing. Chaitanya’s parents must have been surprised by the way we talked. It was as if we were a part of that house from long
His house had a unique music room which cuts itself off from the world when its door is closed. And the unique pooja room which had glass covering…and there was a unique kitchen which is open and beautiful. The kitchen garden, in-door garden, car parking area, balcony…everythin g was good. To add to all these, there is Bhupathis’ tennis academy just opposite to his house!!
We had to hurry up since there was no time with us and we had to travel to the exact opposite corner of the city. All took that most pathetic road towards Sahakaranagara and planned for Hebbal flyover, that Veena and Sanjay took. Myself and Usha sought a cop’s help and took the Sanjaynagar Ganganagar road and reached our area quickly.
All in all, it was a wonderful evening, where we connected South of Bangalore with its North with open hearts, forever.
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