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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

A Stranger in the town

How does it feel to be in a place you have been years ago?
It's like meeting an acquaintance u knew long back..it's like..u have to re-introduce urself to that person/place again...
Sense the sights, smell, temperature..in a new way...
It's like adjusting urself to a place u called home years ago

An hour's drive in the early morning of 9th March from Dum Dum airport to Pretoria street gave me an eerie feeling..

The smell was so unfamiliar..the humidity so foreign that I had to ask myself.....Did I really ever belong to this place?
Born a Bengali,brought up in North East ..and having spent my growing years in Delhi & NCR..I often wondered...Where's my home?

To that ..once my Dad had replied..."The whole world is your abode...where u can make ur home..that's where u belong to..."

20 comments:

zoxcleb said...

sometimes i feel like that.. when i go home. (aamchi mumbai)

but thankfully its not been long enough for me to forget the humidity, the smells, the routes..

so far i'm safe... i guess.. but for how long? well I know..

as for ur dad's comment.. thats lovely! whoever would have thought i would actually develop some liking for blore.. however small it may be

Aparna Kar said...

Aah! Talking about familiar places which have turned unfamiliar and a friend who has turned a stranger..

Lemme me talk about a place I have never been to...but have always believed is mine in spirit...
Salzburg,Austria

The birthplace of Mozart,the the gateway to the Alps..Salzburg cathedral...and the Mirabell gardens... I know every place even though I haven't been to that place yet

the shooting of my fav movie "The sound of music " took place there..

And some day.. I know I am gonna be there..on my own expense
with the person I love most...

Taht reminds me..I cud write a post about MY LIFE'S TASKS :D

zoxcleb said...

or abt the person u love the most!

it'l be a toss up, and a close call to see which one will be more interesting to read abt!
:-)

u talk abt Salzburg, i talk abt other galaxies.. thats where my heart is.. away from this place.. this mess.. this....

Aparna Kar said...

@zoxcleb
Ummm..u got me thinking... but have written about "HIM" already :)

harry potter said...

nice experience...everyone feels that way sometime or the other...sort of like in Hyderabad Blues when N.Kukoonoor returns to Hyderabad after a gap of 12 years!!!myself having been away from home for the last 7 years feel nostalgic every time i go home on vacation...there are som many minute changes you can tell everywhere...be it a multiplex or Big Bazaar...still the childhood memories spring up without reason or warning!!!

zoxcleb said...

really!!

either i was too dumb to figure it out.. or i missed that post entirely..

wonder which.. tho personally i favour one of them. am sure u can figure which one!

what did i get u thinking abt?

Aparna Kar said...

@harry potter
missed that movie...:(
Loved his "Rockford" and "Iqbal" though...:)

Aparna Kar said...

@zoxcleb
really?
which one ;)?

zoxcleb said...

dont make me answer that :-)

Aparna Kar said...

oh pls pls pls....:P
let me lnow which one u figured out "it" to be..

Aparna Kar said...

@harry
right u r..some things never change...like the one and a half hrs drive to a temple in Udaipur I have been going to for years now...

zoxcleb said...

well.. aparna.. i'l see whats behind door number one!

omar said...

that reminds me of the refreshing kool breeze of my hometown , the known faces whom I have seen all this years throughout my journey of life. And suddenly one day i realise that i`m far away from all of them into a whole new unkown world ..it does pains but then i try to figure out the good things taht place has to offer and that thought makes me feel at ease.
thanks aparna that was a very memorable post..

Aparna Kar said...

@ Omar
Pleasure!!!

If my words can strike one chord that's close to ur heart..I will think it has not been a waste:)

lost said...

Quel est le problème avec vous? Pourquoi vous continuez à supprimer vos poteaux. Ne vous changez pas pour n'importe qui en tant que vous a dit

fcuk said...

Dis donc lost, depuis quand un "blog-post" se traduit par "poteau" ? MDR ! Un poteau en français c'est soit "lamp-post" soit n'importe quel "pole" en anglais. Et sinon on dit un article de blog.ou alors un billet.

C'est honteux surtout si t'es un français... mais ça m'étonnerai. Bref vive la traduction littérale !

Ah là là là là...

Aparna Kar said...

@Lost

Rien .
Laissez-moi essayer .
Essayez de gagner une bataille perdante .

Pouvez-vous parler allemand?

lost said...
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Anonymous said...

HEY NO MATTER HOW LONG U STAY OUT OF YOUR OWN PLACE.... SHUD NT LET GO OF THE SENSE OF ROOTS............... ITS AFTER ALL YOUR PRIMARY IDENTITY.... BT TRUE U SOMETIMES FEEL LIKE THT....


SHANE CHATTERJEE

Aparna Kar said...

@Shane

glad u think the same :)