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August 20, 2007

A New City in my Life

Filed under: India, My Experience — nitin @ 6:26 pm
This post is for my experienceof a new city…A city which has a twin ,its named after software terminology..and yes the city of ROCKSSS…yeah its Hyderabad/Cyberabad/Secunderabad…Am here for some Short term assignment i.e 2 months.I had heard quiet a lot abt this city…Heard all the good things…and yeah some silly things also…Currently i am based in HiTech City..Its like a grandma of all IT Parks..All biggies have monstrous Glass-clad buildings in this locality…You name the company and its Hi Tech City..

My First Impression of the City was its ROADs…I always love wide ,clean and green roads..The city has beautiful roads with gardening on its sides.Mostly 3 Lanes..which we can hardly find in any other city…To my surprise ,it was not proper Hyderabad…the Place is called Secundarabad.(All day i was wondering how cud a place so old like hyderabad have such beautiful roads..)Begumpet was the stop were my first journey begun on the Rickshaws of Hyderabad..A guy dragged me to the nearest rickshaw even before i was about to get out of the Railway Station.I thought ‘wat a service with no cost’.As soon as i put my bags in ,the driver said”20 Rupee meter ke uper lagenge”.I smiled…anyway i decided to be extra smart after that incident.

On the way to Hitech City..the city was shining clean and well maintained..areas like panjagutta..Jublee Hills..Banjara Hills with some grt Bungalows.and parks.and then Madhapur which resembles a crowded place close to Hitech City…

The following Week we visited RAMOJI FILM CITY….It was a nice experience…not a delight..but still a good one.The next week we broke in to Golconda Fort,Charminar then Birla Temple, followed by Hussain Sagar Lake.

Apart from Exploring the Tourist Spots I started exploring the places like…Kondapur ..KukatPally..SomajiGuda….Got used to the Share Autos where 8 persons get fixed up in an auto including the Driver.

Also the Traffic Police is so strict here.I was finding them in almost every Chowk,with their uniform and white Helmet like cap..keeping an eye on any one widout a helmet.

One thing i found very bad and disturbing was the enroachments in to the Rocky Landscapes of Hyderabad. Its so beautiful with all those bigs ..spherical..monstrous rocks appearing betwn green bushes..Its such places which was cut off and digged to make a place like HiTech City and even Secunderabad.
The Rock cuts Debris is always an unpleasant sight.

Still many places are left out to explore.Still looking out for a delicious biryani.People have Suggested a place called “Paradise”.Its far from Hi Tech…but its sure on my Wishlist…I wanted to write more…This post is like the last day of the Last Test Match…All my travel to the tourist  places deserved an individual post but blame it on me..i had no time and by now my excitment is also low..which wud do no justice if i start posting about my experiences now…

If there’s any thing new and exciting stuff happening now..will try to scribble it then and for all…

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August 14, 2007

Gulf ka Deadlock

Filed under: India, My Experience — Tags: , , , — nitin @ 8:01 pm

Its being long since i am in hibernation.I am bugged up with lot of work here in Hyderabad.Still the place is cool and our guest house rocks even more than the city…Apart from my busy time in da office …the guest house is like a everyday visit to paradise.

Ii wanna talk something else…some short story ..a sad and inspiring yet painful and disturbing ,if we keep thinking about it…

It was the time when i was getting back to mumbai from Dubai.I was sitting next to a tall man.He was in his early 30’s..dark.quick witted ..and very extrovert.He involved me in his chat abt Dubai..the places in mumbai..his daily chores in Dubai and etc…

Luckily..he was born and brought up in Mulund(where i lived) but he moved from Mulund when he was 20.He had some grt stories abt the Mulund when i was not born…Initially ,I thought that the flight will be boring (AI) but then this lively man..made me feel as if time was flying like a rocket…

 Now comes his  side of the story.He was a tailor by profession.Here in India he used to make betwn 5 – 6K before his marriage.As we know the tailoring buisness is going down due to the retailing buzz and also bcos ppl are prefering readymade garments.This forced him to look for opportunites where he can make big…also his academics were not good enough to take up another job.As he was a southIndian, ..he had contacts in the Gulf. He was offered a decent job with a decent salary.He was not always obedient to his family members …was always been like a renegade .never afraid(he himself confessed at times)..‘main kabhi gharwalo ka nahi sunneka’

 He made the decision to fly to Dubai to make it big .Initially struggling for 2 week..finally he got a job in some garment procesing company.He got married before leaving for Dubai.Now here comes the big DEADLOCK.He was earning somewhere around 1ok INR in Dubai..Some years went by..he used to visit india every 6 months or 4 months..which was difficult to afford.Slowly his family of 4 was now transformed to 6.The childrens(wid admission to good schools) and growing family expenses(including parents) made him work even harder and an urge to earn even more than he could make up got deep inside his mind.

(I asked him how much can he earn in India at this point of time?)He hesitatingly said that at max 8K..and the family demanded 15K.Now the family was having a lifestyle affordable in15K…He could by no means cut it down to 8K. I got bit upset by  looking at my excitment to return home.He knew his stay won’t be permanent..He will have to fly back..To keep his family going.To get his kids educated in good schools.He was sacrificing all the moments and the time which he could have spent with his family..He was in a deadlock…If he comes to india permanently ..he can hardly support the family with  peanuts of 8K…and if he remains in Dubai..he will earn but at the cost of staying away from his family.

Why we need to make our life so complex.Who is to blame?
He could have returned frm dubai after making some money and shud have adjusted to that mearge income and settled in India.At least he could live his life with his family.

On the Otherhand…A person frustated by his shortcomings to earn and make big ,with a burden of family at home..some how gives up and tries to make most of the opportunity at hand…But at the cost of family.?

Even i cant say whether he was right in staying back in gulf…but then even in future if he wants to return ..he wont be earning more than wat he is getting in Dubai.So this will always prevent him to return back to india;Until he is free from his responsibilities, until his childrens start earning…until he is a free man…He is sacrificing his life in the 1BHK flat occupied by 8 people in Sharjah,only to keep his family happy without cutting down on their expenses and dreams…Can you imagine how difficult,painful it is to stay away from one’s family in a foreign land.Particularly when you want to return..but you got no other option..Each day is spent in finding out why i came here…did i deserve this life? Is it Worth of all the money?But then suddenly getting back to ground realities..forgetting the day as a bad dream…and then the sun rises again…same old routine…life goes on…

We keep on wanting more and then to fulfill it,we lose a lot …something very precious…something which we can’t get back…

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August 7, 2007

Buffalo Theory and Beer

Filed under: Fun, jokes — nitin @ 1:57 pm

This theory has really made by understanding of  “Thinking out of the Box” Concept..Someone has just dont that…

 Read it..and then you will know this by yourself…


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