Saturday, November 7, 2009


I had been away from this city since the past five months; precisely four months and 26 days. Life in my host city now is way different when compared to my home land. Now, it’s been two weeks since I’ve been here at the heart of Trivandrum and what say….! I am falling in love with it all over again…Absolutely! Trivandrum when drenched in the rain that pours slightly almost everyday now, is like a rose flower that got drizzled.

I haven’t seen more than one movie having been in Bangalore the past few months. The fact that a movie ticket costs almost Rs. 120 keeps me away from the theatres. The less expensive entertainment that Trivandrum provides us, with the warmth and caress of a dear one, makes one feel more close to home. I saw the movie ‘Swa Le’ just now. The movie was dragging in between, however, it has got a sweet ending. Somehow, after the movie when I got out of the theatre, the breeze gave a sudden gush of happiness inside me. And such happiness happens only when you totally love something.

Some thoughts that are running past my mind now…;
  • The hot teas that you get at the road side…nothing can taste better and make you feel better than that on a rainy evening.
  • The cinema posters that I saw around and still see around, all looked so alien to me the past week. I felt as though I have totally lost touch with this place. But now, all of them are becoming familiar.
  • The sight of your mother-tongue being displayed on the boards; yes, that also makes me feel so at home.
  • Meeting up with old friends....it feels like you are a kid once again..! :)
  • Sometimes, a short walk in the rain through the super clean and sometimes really filthy roads would give me a feel to enjoy the blacks and whites of the city and of life.
  • And yes, the transport. How I missed the ‘meter system’ and the K.S.R.T.C buses. A crowded bus on a busy day can be fun if you make yourself happy inside it. I had a fun ride once on my way back home.
  • Home made food- it is one of the many factors that keep driving me back home often. Nothing can beat the delicacies at home.

After five months from June 11th 2009, Thiruvananthapuram still looks the same except for few changes like the progression of the bridge construction at Bakery Junction, the lawn now totally green and beautiful at Palayam and the slight changes in the bus routes.


All together this city has given me a threshold of memories and places that I keep thinking of to get back to. And often I’ve felt that it is this longing to get back to somewhere you love is one among the factors that keeps life going on. It might me a place or a person or an incident, a moment; let free what it might be, but a hope of happiness at the other end of your life keeps the inner you joyous and glee with enthusiasm.


Once again let me say my heart out…

I am Falling In Love…with Trivandrum…all over again…Absolutely…

3 comments:

visakhgopinath said...

hi winnie
when i read this i felt that you are so lucky to be again in our Ananthapuri.I am writing this from a far way country,i am so worried...when i will be able to come back there?i am not sure!!..i am totally miss my city which gave me everything in my life...my friends,knowledge.....Thanks for bringing those memories

Winnie Panicker said...

hey..thank u :) take care.!

ajith aravindan!! said...

nostalgia aanoo sister....pinnne tvmtthuu jnan ennoru maha sambhavam undalloo.. athu nee vittu poyi

 

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