Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Travelogue Part 5: Delhi

Hola! It seems funny to write this now that I've returned from Bangalore and Goa as well :D Might as well finish it though!

Continued from here.

So, on the 1st of August, we boarded a train to Delhi from Haridwar at 6:30 am and we were there within 5 hours. Delhi was just a halting point- we had a train to Bombay on the same evening and hardly had any time with us to roam around.

After a quick lunch, we hired a private tourist vehicle with a guide who'd drive us to a few places he knew. I always wanted to see the India Gate, and it was the first place he took us to. We spent some time clicking pictures here; there was some renovation going on over it. I feel the Gateway of India is prettier though I shouldn't be comparing :D

Next, we went to this temple called the "Lotus Temple". It has a different structure from all the other temples you usually see and it's unique in a way that the temple does not represent any religion, sect or caste. It's for one and all- goes to show all Gods are 'ONE', rather God is one. :)

We didn't have time to enter but it's definitely on my list on my next trip to Delhi and so is the Akshardham temple:

On the way to Akshardham temple, the guide stopped at a store and asked us to look around a bit to see if we liked anything. It was strange because we had told him we were short of time and least interested in shopping. We then guessed he'd probably get his commission if we ended up buying stuff there! I did buy a few wood pencils that looked like actual twigs- everything else was too common and too expensive.

Oh yes, we spotted a few "Kaavadias" here too!! The sight of them was getting to us now, and Rohini joked about them haunting us in our nightmares!

We boarded a train back to Bombay the same evening, and reached the next day to be welcomed by my friends :) It always feels good to be home no matter how good the trip is!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Right Time

It's not only about finding someone who calls you "beautiful" instead of "hot",
or about someone who kisses your forehead and tells you he loves you,
or someone who doesn't mind watching a chic flick just to make you happy,
or someone who'd come shopping with you even if that means waiting indefinitely for you to bid goodbye to those trial rooms once and for all.

It's beyond finding someone whose name you'd look for on your Gtalk list the minute you go online,
or someone you'd think about when you play that favourite love song for the nth time,
or someone you'd picture yourself everyday with and go to sleep thinking about,
or someone who'd make you go weak in your knees the minute you saw him and though you were dying to make conversation, you'd only be able to utter a few words.

Sometimes, more than waiting for the right person or the right feeling, it's all about waiting for the right time.