What if I were to take you on a walking tour around my city, or you to take me on a walk of your city, not the entire of it, but a few of your favourite places what would they be……. So I drew this up like a comic strip, to mark the places where we’ll go, what say, wanna join me …
Recognize my first city from the pic? I don’t know why I always go back to thinking of Hyderabad as my own city, is exactly what my happiness quotient remarked when I shared this scribble with her. I don’t call it my second home for nothing.. 🙂 and I feel it is my own place, though I haven’t stayed there for long, but long enough.. I know most of its nooks and corners, so much so that a taxi driver once told me, I could easily take up cab service as a business in here, even without the gps 🙂 Shilarya has shared her version of Hyd at her place. I miss Hyd even more reading her post, especially the chats at Gokul, biscuits at Karachi, the Sun at Tank Bund, food @ Fusion 9 and a small outlet of Belgium chocolates on Rd #1 Banjara Hills, Golconda Fort….
In that case, I’ll take you to the Hiranandani Gardens in Powai.. A place I walk to almost every day from campus to feel the air, wading through the shades of the trees, weeding it out through bus-stops, people and vehicles beside the Powai plaza which holds our any time go to restaurant, Mantra! .. I could just tell you let’s get into Haiko and be inside if the day has already begun 😉 for it will hot outside during the day, and the supermarket will be cooler 😀
If you were coming to Bombay, I would take you down this HN street to the market to a store called Lucky where any kind of stationery is made available for anybody who loves craft. With that in hand, we’ll go straight to Krispy Kreme.. they open around 7:30 in the morning, we can sit at a table, feast on a doughnut, drink a cup of their coffee and look out through their glass windows at a rare view of an empty street on a Sunday morning and a few morning breakfastiers.. open our Lucky parcel and make some thing with the papers and pins. In addition, we can see the doughnuts being made through the see through kitchen. I visit this place in the mornings to gaze at that machine moving doughnuts from one rack to the next. If you are still hungry, we can make a stop at Theo, grab a slice of the walnut cake! if you are hungrier, we get into Meluha for a breakfast buffet, among everything on their menu, I love their bacon omelettes.
So, what are your favourite places in your city you gonna walk me through .. 🙂