Choti choti baatein

June 13, 2006

Sometimes, some things/events are so small or insignificant at that time that you dont appreciate their beauty.. but later miss them. Here is such a collection, which is getting rarer in Pavan’s life:

  1. Waking up in the morning to the sound of Suprabhatham, to the smell of fresh filter coffee. And when the sun begins to shine in all glory (~6:30 am), have “The Hindu” in your hand (doesnt the last part of the sentence sound like a racial one?)
  2. Traveling in the train on a full moon night.. and watching those spordiac houses with that tubelight or bulb glowing.. pass by.. and you wonder how lonely they are.. whereas I have the company of 72 bogie-mates (though sleeping).. or 72×10 train-mates.. and watching those lush green farms sway to the “kyun chalti hai Pavan”..
  3. Having a sumptous meal at a marriage.. pakka Andhra ishtyle.. on a banana leaf, with the guests seated in a row.. and people serving food from buckets.. the relative forcing you with “one more sweet please”.. and topping all this with a paan.. and an occasional beautiful single girl in Langa-voni..
  4. After dinner night-walks in the locality.. where it is less of a walk and more of a PR stunt.. when right from the building watchman to the roadside kirana store owner enquire about your day and you give them a “Late Night with Pavan” show.. provided that this time, you arent chased by the neighbor’s dog.
  5. Having idly-sambar for breakfast.. those days they were considered as “white tablets” (ref: Venky) which were consumed when you were sick! Now I am ready to fall sick for them.. how sick of me?
  6. Riding your bike when she is just done with servicing at the showroom.. and looks like (better than?) a nayee naveyli dulhan..
  7. The victory and happiness of getting that last movie ticket before it was sold out.. and sitting in the first bench and watching “Family Circus” in the local theatre with your friends.. and a dozen mosquitoes who are hell bent on kissing you everywhere..
  8. Skipping/avoiding a traffic constable who is waiting for a bait, and watching “that look” on his face of having lost a potential 100 rupees.. Once I was so bored that I stopped to show all of my updated papers to see if he would have a reason to catch me.. but I had forgotten my pollution cert. Cost of fun: Rs. 50
  9. Those vegetables buying sessions on Sunday morning with mom..

Just some random stuff that popped into my head.. maybe the coffee was too strong!

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17 Responses to “Choti choti baatein”


  1. Well,
    I thought that I would not have to give my real name in here. But the email part would have given it away…so email provided above is purely fictional…..

    Secondly thanks for getting out of your anonymity in my blog

    Thridly most important part

    “Waking up in the morning to the sound of Suprabhatham, to the smell of fresh filter coffee. And when the sun begins to shine in all glory (~6:30 am), have “The Hindu” in your hand (doesnt the last part of the sentence sound like a racial one?)”….

    and fighting with dad for news paper

    Also,

    Locking up mom in kitchen during the sensational cricket match coz last time she came out of the kitchen Rahul Dravid got out…..

  2. Apoorv Says:

    Yup ,being in India I still enjoy most of the things you mentioned above :),it sure was fun reading them.BTW I passed in 2003.should ideally have been in US for my MS after that ,destiny had it that I was to slog at my workplace in India 😦 ,chalo hopefully ye log mujhe next 3-4 months me bhej denge US 🙂

  3. Suyog Says:

    Beautiful! This took me on my own nostalgia trip – especially the morning with Tea and TOI (in my case) – and those walks. Life was simpler – and you are right – I long for that idly sambar!

    Suyog


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  5. Jo Says:

    wow ! pavan, that was a neat collection…staying away from India..I realise that even though most of the things listed can be “simulated” here in the US. But definitely not the 2 & 3 !!

  6. shark Says:

    wow! that’s a cool collection…

    This forces me to remember that some 15 years ago in Bangalore.. I used to wake up to the sound of birds.. sweet and melodious…
    But now I wake to the honking sounds of vehicles :-/

  7. Pavan Says:

    [GI] Dont worry.. evenif you had given the real ID, I wouldnt have spammed you 🙂 thanks for dropping by

    [Apoorv] best wishes!

    [Suyog] thanks, actually double thanks.. I later switched to TOI on Sundays only.. The magazine was good.

    [Jo] yeah.. but being in Cal, you would have access to Saravana bhavan.. been there?

    [Shark] 15? why 10 years back.. actually till ’98 I heard those (now strange) bird calls.. this was in GGPalya.. near Tumkur Road

  8. Venkat Says:

    chithi aayi hai aayi hai chitti aai hai……badein dino ke baad…hum bewatonon ko yaad!!!….gosh….u virtually make me cry everytime…….be it out of joy or sadness!

  9. GuNs' Says:

    Hey, thats a really nice post man. Got here from Suyog’s blog. He does recomment some good blogs and yours isnt a disappointment at all !! Will keep tabs here man. Keep writing.

    Do check out my blog and leave a comment if you like/dislike anything.

    -PeAcE
    –WiTh
    —GuNs

  10. Shruthi Says:

    Choti Choti baaten bahut mainey rakthen hain…..When i was reading this i could see the images…Now i am longing to go to India….These are really the beautiful small things which found now where other than our India…You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it.
    That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies,
    that is why you must sing, and dance, and write poems, and suffer,
    and understand, for all that is life……..:)

  11. Srikanth Says:

    Pool up some money to buy some petrol in 3 bikes, 6 people and go to hussain sagar in the middle of cold december night, and buy ice cold thumsup and fight for that last sip…

  12. Madhava Prakash Says:

    Boooooo woooooooooooooo this one is making me home sick…….. i badly need a break :((


  13. పవన్ ,
    బాగుంది మీ వర్ణన … వింటుంటే మళ్ళీ బాల్యం గుర్తుకు వస్తోంది . మళ్ళీ ఇండియా వెళ్ళినప్పుడు ఈ పనులన్నీ మళ్ళీ మళ్ళీ చేస్తా …. బోల్డు బోల్డు ఫోటోలు తీసుకుని ఆ ఫోటోల్ని హార్డ్ డిస్కులో , ఆ జ్ఞాపకాల్ని మనసులో భధ్రంగా దాచేసుకుంటా …. థాంక్స్

    (if u can’t read this please use IE rather than mozilla ; that might help)


  14. అబ్బాయ్ పవన్ ,
    బాగుంది నీ వర్ణన … వింటుంటే మళ్ళీ బాల్యం గుర్తుకు వస్తోంది . మళ్ళీ ఇండియా వెళ్ళినప్పుడు ఈ పనులన్నీ మళ్ళీ మళ్ళీ చేస్తా …. బోల్డు బోల్డు ఫోటోలు తీసుకుని ఆ ఫోటోల్ని హార్డ్ డిస్కులో ఆ జ్ఞాపకాల్ని మనసులో భధ్రంగా దాచేసుకుంటా …. థాంక్స్

    (if u can’t read this please use IE rather than mozilla ; that might help)

  15. Pavan Says:

    mirapakai anna, IE undi, kaani Telugu chadavatam raavali kadaa.. kaastha translate chesi punyam kattuko (I tried getting some literate to get to read it, but none was available) 😦

  16. PCG Says:

    i have beeen looking around for this film for last many years unfortunately this picture is not available i am fond of this film and this film gives me solace. i really like this movie because moti lal was outstanding in this film and the film was a wholesome entertainment. if any one is having this film on VCD or DVD, please mail me on my e-mail address. i am looking forward to get reply from anyone who has the same passion for this film. Thanks Bye.

  17. choti Says:

    nice reading the information. Wish to see the movie.


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