Your favorite haunt.
September 30, 2008 1:46am CST
Everyone has a favourite place to go to where you spend hours amongst the company of your friends. It makes you feel at ease as soon as you enter, taking away your exhaustion, relaxing you. My favourite haunt for a number of years ws a dinghy coffee coffee shop. Nothing to talk about in terms of the decor or the ambience. It was a meeting place for all the friends who would come in one by one spend some time, their stories, a few jokes and laughs. We had a our own corner as well. Sadly the placed closed down and it got difficult to find a place like that again. Do you have a favorite haunt, a place where you love to hang out with friends ?
30 Sep 08
I know what you mean. The most insipidest of coffee shops but with a heart! We have some in North Calcutta which is the older Calcutta as well. But people have been going there since forever. One such is the famous Calcutta Coffee House. Right from 20th century litterateurs to present day band members haunt that place. Right from Satyajit Ray to Amartya Sen to all bengali elites have been flocking there without any precondition. The ambiance has been the same since it was started. The same tables, the same chairs and may be the same cups and dishes! Bengalees are out-and-out nostalgic and they love to keep on this legacy. The whole city can stand still in protest if anything anti is being hinted at! My favorite haunt? Well, I do not have any such. Being brought up in a closed environment where freedom of thoughts were ample but little freedom of space you cannot expect me to have a hang out like that. In that sense my favorite hang out, (read hang in ) would be my favorite attic room or my room where I used spend hours in recluse with some achaars (pickles), both sweet and exotically sour and hot and lots of handicrafts materials. Most of the times I sneaked those in amidst hush hush for my mom would not allow so much sour in a single day! It still is my favorite place. I love my little corner with all those nostalgia, childhood remembrances and solitude, I can never get enough of it.
30 Sep 08
That's off putting! Most of the old joints are being pulled down in the name of progress and civilisation. The nostalgic value has little strength nowadays. So much creativity, so much pioneering works of literature, music have lost its value! Gone are those days, gone are those people, gone are those fun and cosy times.
30 Sep 08
I used to hang around in a boulevard, a place here in my town where it is near the sea and there were benches, in the early morning people jog, and do some stretching, meanwhile in the late afternoon, people hang out looking for the sunset until the evening, the place has plenty of people most come in pairs. I get there often too.