Sunday, October 28, 2007

Another evening in Bangalore!!

Dont be embarassed by the title!

I've not gone outside Bangalore to say the above statement. It was another lonely evening i spent interestingly. Just another one like this.

Had been to 'Geleya' yesterday with Raghu, Susheema n Karadi. I'm doin Masti Venkatesh Iyengar's 'Chikaveera Rajendra'. Thought of taking a break from it while Raghu called me up today for a meet up. As usual, I was ready n started by 10 minutes.

While reached bus stand, I got a message from him askin me to start 15 minutes late. As I was outa house, I replied that I would just roam around here and there till he comes. We agreed and I got a bus to Majestic.

Thought of gettin down at Guttahalli, calling Yogesh passing time till Raghu comes to Beagules. Called to his cell to find his dad answer the call askin me to call up landline. I said I'll call up but didnt as I got another call from Hemanth. By now I was at Mekhri, and the Kaveri Signal was all the way till the Gayatri Vihar entrance. I got down right there thinkin of walkin my way to Malleshwara.

Was speaking to Hemanth for 10 minutes while i had crawled 100 steps ahead of the Corporation Bank, Sadashivanagar when we ended the call agreein for a long call late at night. I cut the call to find an anonymous asking path towards Malleshwara 18th cross. I thought i got a company till 18th cross and changed my route for him.

He had come to Sadashivanagar for personal work and was heading back to his room at Dasarahalli, Peenya. On our way we spoke about each other regarding many things. He was basically from Beluru, Hassana. I was just queryin about things there and his qualification n stuff like that. We shared many of our thoughts on the city. I didnt find my way to 18th cross end so quickly. Thats what happens when you get a company. We walked around the semi-circle of Sankey Tank from Sadashivanagar to 18th Cross. I asked him more about Hassana and its near by places. According to him, even there, you find people from outside intruding. Pathetic!

We then reached the gate towards 18th Cross and bid goodbye! No phone number, no contact. It will be good only with such short encounters which makes you feel happy!

I now headed to Beagules, I took the photo of a herd of cattles you find at the 16th cross! I just find myself dumbstruck looking at them! Dunno why??!!

Came to beagules, where I always find something new or something strange (or both!!??). to my usual senses, I found a person sitting all alone and drooling! It was about 5:15 and he was drunk by that time to the fullest!

Dunno where these people live and what they do for their living! Have lots of pics of such men and will dedicate a post for them asap! Here I'm attaching the one whom I found at beagules. Pathetic guy!! Was in his own world and was not disturbing others. That was the best part! I just climbed 4 stairs above him and started waiting for Raghu n others watching some of them play Basketball in the ground!

Was watchin the matches played as always and waited for Raghu to come meanwhile, had called Raghu, Seena to come asap for which Raghu said that he is with PG and it would take 1/2 an hour for him to come! He suggested me to call Seena or Yogesh and ask them to accompany me till he comes! Which i had already done. Seena wasn't pickin up the phone and Yogi as his behaviour would take long to come to beagules from Guttahalli! (We call him Slomotion, the late lateef).

I continued watchin boys n girls busy playin basketball! I recollected that I was really bad at outdoor games and had never been to such grounds to play anything! also, in my childhood, the most popular game we used to play was Cricket, sometimes Kabaddi, Lagori, Jootaata, Kalla Police, Lock and Key, Chood Chand n stuff like that! These days such things are dissappearing quite drastically! Desi Games should be protected! Everyone is behind Globalization! They prefer playin Basketball, bowling, n other stuff!

It was 6 and there were no signs of anybody! I called some now and then to find a busy tone! 6:15, there arrived a short figure below the steps where I was sitting! Was wearing helmet, a sweater, looked similar to Daksha! Was astonished to see him come uninvited and with no clue! He looked at me! 75% of my mind confirmed me that it was Daksha, but the rest 25% was true! It was a similar figure! Here is a pic of him taken without him noticing it!

He saw me! Think even he thought that I was waiting for him! He might have mistaken me for someone he knows. He came closer, saw me and recognized that he doesn't know me and sat 5 feet away from me. Even he was waiting for somebody (Male for sure which I found out by his conversation over phone). He waited just like me calling his friends. I was happy that there are people just like me waiting for their late lateef friends who do not time themselves).

When all this happened, the lousy guy next to me was awake and was tryin to find something from his pockets. After a long search, he found a motbeedi (small beedi), lit it and was enjoyin smoking! Even the guy who sat next to me lit a cigarette and was busy smoking! I choked teice for the smoke, called up Raghu asking about his location to which he replied, he was still in Jayanagar and it would take still 15 more minutes for him to move from there! PG had a meet up with his cousin and that was delayin things. Meanwhile, Seena had called up and said that he woke up just then and he wouldn't be able to make it that day! So I asked Raghu to take his time but I would leave as it was 6:30 and he would come late! He agreed and I walked my way back to Guttahalli looking at two of my silent unknown companions for the evening that day!

You just experience such things without doing any significant thing but you feel something strange entering your mind after such incidents! It just depicts the simplicity one can find in LIFE. How beautiful would things be when things are simple right?? Think about it!

Nothin much after that! Just walked my way back to Guttahalli bus stand, took a bus without a board to find its a KSRTC bus and BMTC passes are not allowed. Got down at Kaveri signal, walked back towards Guttahalli bus stand, found another bus and headed my way back to home!
There was a satisfaction in my heart for the simple experience I had that day!


KbHbEjTi said...

mmh.... hanGe IISc ge hogbeKagithU kanla!!

ankurg said...

Sometimes moments in lonliness are very valuable.
Not only they give a lot of time for retrospection but also they can make us look at life from various facets and look at other's lives.

i 7 said...

kabaddi n choo chandu favrt games aa?? sakkath s*xy aatagaLanne aadidiyaaa bidu :P