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Goa: A fun trip

One would say that Goa without fish and drinks is incomplete. But honestly, all that matters is the company you keep….

We a group of friends left Pune and traveled by road to Goa…a 14 hour journey and we were there..our destination – Go Goa…

On our way to Goa, we stopped at Narayanpur and visited the Balaji temple from where we proceeded to Kolhapur, there we visited the Mahalaxmi temple. Uncle is the trustee of that place so we got to click the Devi idols pictures and the pandit had already got the pooja done…we gladly went to visit the temple to pay our respect.  From there we traveled to Goa..

Day 1: Calangute beach and Swastik Cruise

Day 2: Calangute beach (fishing done using a fish net), Bagah beach, St Xaviers church, ferry ride, Panjim, Anjuna Saturday flea market

Day 3: We farmed on the way back to Pune..Coriander on the ground…with the lady showing us how to pluck the coriander plant.

 

One has to confess the road travel was fun with wonderful people and the most beautiful sceneries …

 

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Anu on an activa and we on the ferry to Panjim

She looked like a world war 2 air pilot….in the helmet…a fun experience travelling with a bike to the other side of the town from Varim to Panjim…

Starfish in our hands...

The fisherman at Goa let us pick up the star fish from the beach and requested us to throw the fish back into the ocean…the moment reminded me of the old star fish story…..

Mahalaxmi Devi

Mahalaxmi Devi

Kolhapur famous as a divine destination – residence of Shri Mahalaxmi (Ambabai). One among the ‘Shaktipeethas’, Kolhapur attracts the pilgrims of the world. They visit Kolhapur to pray goddess Ambabai (Mahalaxmi) for a peaceful & healthy life. It is considered that the darshan of Shri. Balaji of Tirumala is incomplete without visiting goddess Mahalaxmi of Kolhapur….They dress up the goddess so beautifully at Kolhapur…

Sea at its best.....

The wonderful hues of the sea….

Sometimes it becomes difficult to make a choice. However, one has to decide. I had been so busy filling up forms that if someone asked me what I was doing the past month. I would say form filling, complying with the needs of institutes. Phew what an arduous task. Sometimes I wonder what I am moving towards. But atleast it is a step in the right direction. I don’t want to share many details and hope to post an update as soon as good news is received.

Moving onto a friend in need. I used to wonder that Reputed institutes carried some brand value. But lately I got a reality check. According to a Hindi proverb “Door ke dhol Suhane lagtein hai” I can’t state but I feel relieved that I was saved an investment of almost 25lacs. Actually speaking I was going to apply to the institute where my friend is presently studying. But looking at the bad economy and the job scenario, I thought otherwise. I could sense a feeling of depression, a loss of hope. I am trying to help my friend in all the possible ways. My heart reaches out to my friend. All I can think of is after investing 26lacs is the ROI going to be less than that…Phew..My mind goes bonkers thinking about such things. Hope my friend gets the desired job…

Now moving onto my school reunion. We 7 girls met up at the school. The watchman did not let us into the school as we late latiffs reached at 11.30am post the school closing down. Now to make the best of it, we went till the school nursery, clicked pics, caught up on the girl gossip and ate loads. Everyone shared their issues. Most of them married with kids, a few trying to have kids and a few like me who are not even near the thought of marriage…Post the school venue meet up, we went to China Grill. As cautious citizens we told the restaurant manager that we had met up after 12 years. We are going to be pretty boisterous..He underrated us and within minutes started staring us. We continued to ignore him and chatted away in glory. Then came the time to depart. Apparently girls can never say a good bye. The good bye session lasted for like 4 hrs…Finally at 6pm we bid adios. The meeting was fun, refreshed old memories and made us remember that school friends will always be school friends.

Lastly, me and Utpala went for the movie “Midnights Children”. A very slow movie indeed. I don’t know how it fares in comparison with the book written by Salman Rushdie. All I could gather was that boy meets girl. They fall in love, get married in like a month, girl gets pregnant, boy divorces girl, second marriage takes place, etc. Finally four different boys and girls got married in like the first hour, women were over fertile and kids were like everywhere. Indira Gandhi was malnourished. They introduced a touch of magic, but nothing comparable to Harry Potter..I wish it was a bit well paced…But overall not a bad one time watch….I ended up telling Utpala, women were so productive in the movie and how many weddings…he he….

Unbelievable

Sometimes you become a part of things that one would like to turn one’s blind eye to..but sometimes it is not possible. She simply ran away, hired a cab and ran away. All I knew is she ran away..I simply had no clue what happened?? so when he called he said “Tell her to come back” I said whom are you speaking about and he said “***” Holy crap..I said does she have her cell phone with her. He said “Yes” I remembered that an iphone has a tracking system. So I messaged my friend “Do you know how we locate an iphone?” he helped out. Thank god I am blessed and have very good and helpful friends. 

We located her in Mumbai and then we called her sister. She confirmed, that **** was with her. Thank god she was safe. Who leaves their house in a sudden fit…Simply unbelievable. At least we confirmed that she is safe. Now let me find out why did she run away..what did he do again??? Phew!!!