Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What were We doing there???

The Delhi tourism official website reads:The Garden of Five Senses (GFS)is not just a park, it is a space with a variety of activities, inviting public interaction and exploration. The project, developed by Delhi Tourism Transportation Development Corporation, was conceptualized to answer to the city's need for leisure space for the public, for people to socialize and unwind. Such spaces add atmosphere and life to a city and cater to all sections of the society.


Looking out for a place to spend our pleasant evening, Sunny came up with this brilliant idea to visit this Garden after his friend told him that you can hours there. (What his friend meant was all together a different thing....). So seven stags went out...
First things first, most of the auto drivers didn't know where GFS is ! Finally, a chai-wala provided us with the directions...
Unfortunately, our autos dropped us about a kilometer away. Walking down the lane, we asked directions from a 'thaele-wala', he replied with an unusual wry smile on his face (though none of us paid much heed to his smile..). Upon reaching, at the entrance the ticket guard made a strange comment 'Saat ke Saat Bande!'. Still we failed to guess whats in store for us.
No sooner did we land inside, we realized why that thaele-wala had that peculiar smile, and why did the guard looked amused.We have landed in a totally out of context place. The place which 'was conceptualized to answer to the city's need for leisure space for the public, for people to socialize and unwind' was couples paradise. Every nook and corner was occupied by love birds. If we were taken aback, equally shocked were the couples. Initially, I thought of killing 'Sunny' there, but decided otherwise, It wasnt so bad after all, we were in a really 'hot' zone (pun unintended). We set out for a stroll in th garden, recieving unpleasnt stares from every couple.
But this hardly made any difference to us. We actually posed for well over 15 mins infornt of the couple, for group pics . On our walk back , made sure I did not make even eye contact with that thaele-wala.

Still, when we sit together and recall the incident, it amuses us beyond doubt. Just think of the curse that were 'showered' upon us by the love birds for spoiling their evening. Think about the thought going through the thaela wala and guard's mind. Probably thay would have guessed that 'Jamana badal gaya hai' or might have recalled the famous song..'AAdmin hun, AAdmi se pyaar karta hun'..

PS: Though I have tried to skip details, those interested can always mail me.
Also I sincere apologize to all those people whose evening we unintentionally spoiled. Hate mails invited!!
At the hind sight I do want to thank Sunny's friend and Sunny's intelligence for all the 'scenic beauty' that we witnessed.!!

4 comments:

Smart Primate said...

I know why the thele-wala was smiling... he truly believed you guys were out celebrating the recent Delhi HC ruling... lmao ...

it was almost the gangtok disc again sans the "white" t-shirt...

Sunny said...

Hey Vijit--- this is just a critical comment.. no hard feelings.... u really let me down with ur gramatical error in the blog (ex- "didnt knew" not tht i dnt do any, bt thn i hv never been the editor of my college), gv a thorough readin, u'll get wht i'm tlkin abt!
we got to know whts in store fr us as soon as thr guard told us!(if u remember correctly!)
But really hats off to u in the way u used the lines "The Garden of Five Senses (GFS)is not just a park, it is a space with a variety of activities, inviting public interaction and exploration" and "...conceptualized to answer to the city's need for leisure space for the public, for people to socialize and unwind..."
A really nice blog, which must hv been written!

DUMESH KUMAR said...

really yarr that garden is awesome...
thank to god for that ki "APNA CG KA PURA GROUP NAHI GYA THA YARR"... WARNA KYA HOTHA YARR.....??????
DO NOT KNOW????
GOD KNOW ...????

vijit said...

@Sunny thanks for pointing out the mistake, actaully i never read read it again, more over i was thinking and writting at the same time.. but yaar blog main bhaavnaaon ko samjho....
I dont know about u all, but frankly i did expect it to be a to a couples hangout place, but was surely struck by the public display of affection. So i used that 'didnt know whats in store for us'.
As farthe lines about GFS, thats what the official website of delhi tourism read... they are not my words

@SP disc was all together a different experience... it was and individual, here we were in a group

@dumesh: probably you dont know about tha 'draupadi incident'. It appeared to me that the entire CG gropu was more than interested.