Monday, April 10, 2006

Go Ah!!!

Yup, thats exactly what you do when you are in Goa... after 4 long years, i finally made the trip.. to the place where i spent the 2 best years of my life... and i can safely say, discovered severals facets of myself... and so it was a trip i was looking forward to... not just for the sun and the sand and the way of life, but also a trip to my alma mater...... and discovered that things had changed, in Goa as well as at the insti.. the people, mercifully hadnt changed, still lazy as can humanly be, oh i love them for it... :).
i saw an excellent campaign by a liquor brand -Arlem, i think the name was, which hit the nail on thehead. it said 'Its Goa...chilled' but some of the places had changed... Panjim, for example, had 2 Coffee Day outlets and an Inox... the time i left Goa, a Barista had opened in Panjim, but there is no trace of it now...
and there had been 2 theatres in Panjim which were reasonable, Samrat & Ashok, i bet they must be having a tough time now...
the 'kingfisher' neon that was a landmark is now joined by Airtel and RIM... there is a bridge to Arambol instead of the ferry, so yeah, things have indeed changed...
All the students at the insti now have laptops and cellphones.. in the three batches that i have seen there (1 senior, ours and 1 junior) only one person had a laptop and a mobile phone (the first in our senior batch and the second in our batch).. so the students dont speak much to the faculty, they call them or mail them... and there are no messages on paper, they have (i guess)e-chits...the beaches are there, so are the firangs, and the view from Chapora, and Titos, and the Mandovi still flows silently..but like everything else everywhere, the winds of change keep blowing...and like all the other pieces in my memory, the one about Goa is also frozen at the time i loved it best..
until next time, keep the change...

12 comments:

Richa said...

i have been to goa just once , last year , on nish's buday . i used to think that holidays in goa are over rated , i mean people all around gush over it n all that . i always thot they do it more coz it is in fashion n cool than anythin else..
but boy i was wrong . it is all that people say n more .. loved it thr.

Demi Goddezz said...

me wants to see goa too...:(

satchit said...

i last went to Goa about two years ago in July 2004, with my office folks. The temple of our family diety (Shantadurga) is in Ponda. Would like to visit the place again...

Stone said...

I have never been to Goa, but heard a lot abt it, and will definitely go there someday!!

Arunima said...

I am planning to go this week with roomie. We will be only two or three girls.

Is it the right time now and how are the accomodation charges?

Hyde said...

I go Ah! everytime I go on a bike ride. One day I might just take my bike there and go Ah!

manuscrypts said...

richa: yup, its a way of life :)

demi goddezz: thats a nice way to start, now plan dearie :)

manuscrypts said...

satchit: have been to ponda only once during my entire 2 year stay there...

stone: make it sooner than later :)

manuscrypts said...

arunima: uh oh should have replied earlier :(, hope you had a great time..

hyde: i have a feeling u just might :)

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