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So here I am far away from everyone. 😦 I was overwhelmed reading such wonderful words and responses on the last post. Thanks everyone from the bottom of my heart for wishing me luck. I need it. Your best wishes and love. Always!

Okay. I am feeling little lonely out here. But I believe this feeling will mitigate and definitely it is not the same as it was the very first day when I was all alone in the Guest House. Every thing is a new experience here and it started the moment I landed.

One of the best experiences was an hour drive from Newark Airport to New Jersey in a limousine. Yeah! Limo it was…a big black one! 🙂

Aha! How can I forget this wonderful incident which actually reinforced my thought to reach out to folks who need help. I wanted to make a call back home to inform my parents that I have landed safely. It took me several hours to figure out from where I can buy an international calling card. Unlike India there is no STD/ISD booth here 😦

And when I walked into one of the departmental stores, I saw thousands of cards stacked up! And guess what, I was not able to figure out which would be the one I need. Asking few people around was not helping either. Then I happen to see one Indian and just rushed to him and narrated my plight. He was an angel…seriously! I cannot even think that someone can help me out in this way. This guy told me that I will not get the calling card here. He made a phone call to his dad who owns a store and noted down the calling card details with the pin number and all.

He walked with me to the public phone booth and explained me how to make a call to India. And then he walked away. I was like…I ran to him and said thank you so many times that he would have got bugged! 🙂
And he dint accept money from me! Do you believe that!!!! He calmly said that this card has 30 minutes talk-time available which would help you to call back home for few days. I was dazed!! I was speechless! God bless this guy!!
Finally, I was able to speak with my parents using that card!
I believe I used to see such things only on hindi movies!!

There are more experiences to share. But will leave it for the next post! 🙂

Till then…you folks stay tuned and keep blogging. As usual, blogger is blocked in office and I can only read the post but would be unable to comment. For wordpress..there is no problem. So my blogger friends..I am keeping tab of your regular posts even though I am not dropping any comment! And once I get a laptop and settled with an internet connection at home..I will be back with my comments as well.

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There was a dream and there was an ambition. A dream since my childhood, a dream which I nurtured over a long period of time. When I would share this dream with you all, one may say whats a big deal about this. But deep down in my heart I know how important this moment is for me. And I believe that what matters. Isn’t it?!

I am relocating to the US!
Today I am flying off to this wonderful country. At this juncture I am not thinking that how long I would stay there! May be one year..may be more or may be even less than one year. But what makes me happy is that I am going for something good.

That’s why such a long break..to meet parents, sisters, cousins and friends.

The blogging may become infrequent or may be dead for sometime. But once I am settled there..I will be back. Yes, but what would not be affected is keeping tab of all my regular blogs which I follow..even if there would be no comments in the comment box! 🙂

Last few days have been really hectic. The packing, preparations, phone calls and shopping just killed me. And if this was not enough..I had to unpack and then repack due to baggage weight issues 😦

It’s a new start for me..a new journey which was much required to recollect myself. Hope I do well in this new endeavor of mine!

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A thought…a line..and a truth!!

“For every time I loved you and for every time I thought of not loving you anymore, I now realise that you were never mine. It started from me; it is getting over at me.”

PS. Read it somewhere long time back..dont remember the source. At that moment I saved it on my machine..which was around 6 months back. Found this while clearing my documents and files.

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 So here I am..back again! Apology is definitely due for not responding to your beautiful comments on a timely basis and of course missing out on loads of your new posts. Meanwhile, I witnessed my blog is apparently dead as the hits went down to a single digit! However, I believe this would go for sometime more. I would be little infrequent for sometime, but of course I have a good reason behind that and you shall soon know. 🙂

I am back to the same mundane office after a two-week break. And believe me no matter how long is the break; I feel I need another break. J Such is life and so I am.  

The entire trip was simply amazing. Delhi had been a blast. All the memories were back again…campus days..old friends..roadside paranthas at 2’0 clock in the morning..ravishing and incredibly beautiful females! Delhi is undoubtedly the best! The city is undergoing a lot of change and one would find a lot of construction happening around.

Then there was a small trip to Agra to meet my sister. Agra trip ended with loads of beer with my brother-in-law and an amazing fun time with family. Then I had a weeklong stay at my home town with parents. Chilling out, relaxing, and gobbling home-made food! The time spent with parents is always wonderful. This trip was little special as I gifted a bottle of Jack Daniels to Dad! Few years back I couldn’t even think of it. 🙂

Time passed and it was the time to land at Kolkata. The city is still the same in every way. Same traffic snarls, same taxis, same way of driving which literally kills people! But whatever may be the case, this city has its own charm. I love Kolkata for its variety of food. Some of my favourite eating places are in Kolkata. So I had to dine at Flurry’s, Bar-B-Q (Park Street) and Azad Hind Dhaba. Roadside chai served in kulhad (cup made of clay), daal-ka-vada, paav bhaaji…and the list is endless. Kolkata trip was special as I met another sister and a very close friend.

And then I landed back to Chennai. This time rather than flying I chose to travel by train from Kolkata. A long journey indeed but I was able to catch some good sleep and a quality time to read a book at my leisure.

This should not be missed. At one of the station named as Vijaywada, my bogey halted outside a public convenience. I noticed a very funny board which proudly boasted the price list for different activities. Here was the detail:

Urinal – 50 paise

Lavatory –  Rs. 1

Both –  Rs. 2

I was wondering why that “BOTH” was added!!! 🙂 Any answers?! 🙂

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Will visit all your blogs soon!

Hey folks..hope everyone is at best of their health! I am extremely sorry for not responding to the comments here. Also, I was not able to visit your wonderful blogs fore quite sometime now.

I am travelling and dint have much access to internet. Will be hopping to all the lovely blogs soon.

Stay tuned folks. Take care.

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