Monday, April 19, 2010

Bidding goodbye to Bangalore!

I never wanted to write this particular post, but since I have named this blog 'Records in a Journal', I felt that memories/events of significance that deserve to be recorded should indeed be. This post is intensely emotional, so it might not be very coherent!

Bangalore - There are so many things that I have come to love about this place, I don't even want to think about what I would be losing a few days from now. From July 2007 till date, this city has shaped my life, I have partook of some of my life's greatest joys and most memorable experiences here.  Now that I have to bid goodbye to this wonderful city and all that I associate with it, my eyes well up with tears...

A lot of things changed when I moved from the suburbs of Chennai to Bangalore. My personality suddenly took wings and learnt to soar and fly. I simply didn't bother anymore, didn't shudder, didn't hesitate, didn't care about anything that had been a mental stumble anymore. I explored life like I had never done earlier. I learnt that life is about the quality of experiences a person chooses to indulge himself in and nothing more. This might seem an abnormal simplification but that is how I feel. The time at my disposal during the weekends and after work, I chose to channel it towards this objective, to experience richly. 

I would like to make this post, a record of certain memories - the picture that emerges is a nice little collage of a few years of life lived to the hilt. In no particular order, here they go -

So many people have been wonderful to me, made me their friend, cared for me, wanted me to do well and wished me well. If not for them, these years would have been a drag and a bore. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been blessed so lavishly. A huge credit for all the happy memories goes out to them.


If I make a record of the things that I'd miss, it would not end, so I wouldn't attempt it. I would just like to believe that only the first innings of my life @ Bangalore is coming to an end. I wish that the second innings is longer and equally rewarding in all aspects. To the parks and streets of Bangalore, my goodbye until hopefully, destiny permitting, our paths cross again...


To all my friends here reading this, we shall stay in touch. The world is a small place and it can only get smaller! As tears of joy well up, adieu!

12 comments:

Aishwarya V said...

This post of yours makes me think what this city has offered me. And for most part, they are the same as yours. It has completely changed the lives of each of us who have left our own towns for the sake of Jobs.

A truely touching post indeed. All the best! And I am sure you will regain this joy in a new city. Looking forward to more of your posts in your new walk of life.

$$ said...

"Even this will pass!"
May this change be for the Bestest, cos you do not deserve anything lesser than that!

Shiva said...

@ Aishwarya: "It has completely changed the lives of each of us who have left our own towns for the sake of Jobs." - how very true!!

Thank you and would definitely continue blogging... :)

@ Shalini: Thanks for the wonderful wish..!

Deepak said...

Simple yet unforgettable moments Brilliantly captured!
All the very Best of luck, Hope to see you soon in Bangalore!!

Shiva said...

@ Deepak: Yes Sir, hopefully a year later I land in Bangalore to begin my second innings :)

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Aswin said...

Ah, good. July 2007 to March 2010 for me...before I moved to Mumbai.

Never got the words to write about Bangalore, to be honest. I miss it so much... maybe becoz I moved out of the 'South India' zone when people start looking at u as an outsider.

Despite all the clashes, bandhs and the anti-Thamizh nature attributed to Bangalore, I felt at home. Going back to blr next month anyway.

Heck, u're only going to Chennai, so cheer up!

Shiva said...

yes Aswin, chennai is not so bad...