Monday, 17 December 2012

Mumbai Pune Mumbai

Thought of choosing an attractive movie title..(the funda always works)…It’s my six month in Pune. After the initial yuks and wows abt the city, I could finally write down something..(which is nt based on first impressions)
Pune is city of
Two wheelers- oh yes…hell lot of honking and overtaking. People have just happily ignored traffic signals..No one stops at red light..Having said that, it is dream city for automobile industry. You can see all brands here. All new brands are welcomed and are sold like hot cakes.
The question is does anyone walk? oh will c lot of parks in Pune..Punekar’s only go for morning or evening walks. The rest of the time they enjoy sitting on their
Sur(sa re ga ma)- Don’t worry, u can’t hear me if you have got noisy picture of Pune then your half right. The city hosts many musical concerts ranging from classical music to Jazz, rock. It hosts Sawai festival in the heart of the city. All the shows always receives outstanding response from music lovers.
Food(Khana khajana)- You will find food joints at every galli and nukkad. People are foodie here…It is heaven for pastry, biscuits and cake lovers.  Shrewsbury biscuits are to die for.  How can I forget chitale bakarwadi, shrikhand..Being a mumbaikar I was used to wait in line. But the wait used to be for bus, train or taxi. It was never ever for buying bakharwadi. Oh yes, u read it right. Punerkar’s take a coupon and actually stand in line for half an hour to taste mouth watering delights. They say it is worth the wait.
Gulabi thandi- It is the best excuse to eat more. The climate allows them to eat more. The climate is dry and cool. No one sweats and hence no need to carry tissue papers. You can always look picture perfect, the skin does not look oily..(enough of girly stuff).. I could wear a sweater for the first time in winter. All the cool jackets which I could not wear in Mumbai are back in my wardrobe.
Mangalsutra mahostav vs rave party- I had never imagined jewellary shops can use Mangalsutra mahostav as gimmick to sell the quintessential piece of jewellary of married ladies. But it is a reality and big success too. You will c all the gold shops crowed here. Sometimes I wonder are they buying gold or vegetables. I had to wait for 1 hour to get wedding rings from well renowned jewellary shop.
So u thought, people are traditional. Think again. Pune had been into headlines for its rave parties. Youngsters who come here to study and make a bright future had to hide their faces after being caught at the rave parties.
Apan, Tumhi = ji, aap- Marathi is the only language spoken and appreciated here. You will people using words like apan tumahala (which signifies respect). I used to think that my Marathi is good until I came here. I barely understand words here.
What do you want to add?

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

 Blue vs Pink..

Let me confess…Men r from Mars and Women r from venus.. till I got married in june I had different opinion..i knew that we r different..something very simple like.when I come from office I blab abt my day vs my bro used to say it was nice day..u know what I mean right....
Read a joke few days back on this. Here it is ..Men got 3000 words for a day and women 5000. When a man returns home after a long day he is over with his 3000 words but she still gets 2000.
Just thought of decoding this star
1.    Difference in vocabulary..Men must have learned about cute, pretty words in school. But,they are non existent in their talks. We always work on cute and pretty is very sad that nobody has put a theory on this on the other hand have fixation for cars and bikes..i never believed that boys like toys..but I do can they watch formula one..i can watch it only at the end when I can c Michael Schumacher..
2.    High heels and sneakers- it is all in the preference..we love to wear nice pair of high looks damn good. Who cares about the pain…we have simple policy no pain no gain..Guys have different mantra here..who cares abt the looks..they buy something that is comfy..
3.    One line vs long ans- guys have all the time in world but still they can only ans in one line..they don’t like to give is unnecessary for them. they might use the valuable time saved sleeping(was gonna say meditating) always have time to give long answers with every piece of information that can be transferred to them…we always have time to talk and work too…
4.    On the road—I accept hands down that guys r natural drivers…we try to drive and some might be good..but on behalf of the rest..we r sorry for bad driving..guys just hate to take directions..they feel like they r always gonna find the right even if we r lost for about 10 min and have no clue about the place..guys confidence is wavering..We tend to ask for direction..have absolutely no intention of enjoying we r lost phase..
5.    This is very simple observation but very true..guys r not bothered abt sun..they don’t mind getting tanned..u will hardly c a guy standing in shade just to avoid sun..imagine a guy carrying an umbrella or covering his face just as precaution to avoid sun rays..we are always finding shade to stand..still end up paying so much on the

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