Wednesday, October 18, 2006

How not to take a left turn

The past two weeks, I've been on a "sorta" diet (apart for some lavish homemade dinners ;-) ). For all of this week though, I've been shifted to Bangalore, and it seems that God has plans to keep me burning the extra calories that being in Pub city automatically brings.

So when I was invited to Styx by a couple of friends, not only did I not find an auto anywhere on the road (and thus had to walk the entire length from Guest House to M G Road), but even worse shit happened on the way back.

Knowing that I am quite badly directionally-challenged, I made sure that to reach the Guest House, I remembered to take a left turn from the petrol pump after the office, and this was somewhere near State Bank of India. So I got the autowallah to stop near aforesaid SBI, and confidently made my way on foot. Only, I accidentally managed to reach office about two hours, several blisters, four full circles and 5 suttas later. Guess what? Wrong petrol pump.

Meanwhile, I discovered that near office, there are Esprit and Satya Paul showrooms, a Barista, a Coffee Day, a Java City; and not-so-near there is Jewels de Paragon, Lavelle Road, and, well, M G Road. I had just made a trip from guest house to MG to office to MG to guest house.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I'll just attach this beautiful landmark I found. It has "chootia" written all over it :-(