Of chocolate sandwiches & scarves

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site de rencontres canadien gratuit There’s also traffic, fashion and nightlife that make Pune what it is. I love some of it and hate some of it.

I left home out of boredom. Working as a freelance writer in the comfort of my home (town), I knew I wanted more from life. So, when I decided to move out, I had three cities in mind – Delhi, Mumbai and Pune. I ruled out Delhi because of my dad’s clan (can you imagine staying ‘independently’ at your grandma’s place?). Second, I hate Mumbai. And by hate I mean the ‘abhor-it-so-much-I-could-exterminate-it-from-India’s-map’ hate. So I chose Pune. It wasn’t a case of the lesser evil, but it’s just nicer to be here.

Now that I’ve been enjoying a pleasant, independent stay here for over 3 years, I thought I would share a list of five things I can’t get enough of in this city. In the last three years, I have had my ups and downs with this city. As is the case with any love affair. Nonetheless, it feels (is?) like home.

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We all have our ways to bust stress. Mine is to curse the living hell out of the drivers in Pune.

Before you assume I’ve lost my mind, no, I don’t love the traffic. Who, for the love of God, loves traffic? If there’s anything I hate more than the pounds I’ve gained after I’ve moved here, it’s the traffic in this city. What I love about it is the fact that my day starts by abusing the s*** out of the drivers in Pune. We all have our ways to bust stress. Mine is to curse drivers on the road. Fortunately, I’ve never had the opportunity to be late for work as I’ve, somehow, managed to dodge the I-have-money-to-buy-an-Audi-and-I-dont-know-shit-about-driving people in Pune. So, yeah, I love how my day begins and ends. If nothing else, I’ve enhanced my ‘vocabulary’ (wink, wink, nudge, nudge, you know what I mean).

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If you’ve never experienced an orgasm in your life, the Chocolate Sandwich at Flavors, F. C. Road will ensure you have one. People love Pune for its unique street food.

I’d never had anything like this in my life before! Yes, I love it more than the haha-you’re-going-to-die-a-diabetic online matchmaking dark souls 3 Cad-B. Or site de rencontre homme seropositif Cafe Chokalade. If you’ve never experienced an orgasm in your life (No? I feel sad for you!), the Chocolate Sandwich at look at these guys Flavors, F. C. Road will ensure you have one. People love Pune for its unique street food. However, what makes this city unique is its knack of inventing a chocolate version of everything edible under the sun (chocolate dosa, really??). If you’ve not had the chocolate sandwich, get on your moped and go. No, wait, read the rest of this article first!

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 I hate the fact that I spent my hard-earned money on a second-hand Symphony cooler that ran for no more than 20 days, but what the hell? I’d rather drench in rain than in sweat.

Just like every other person from the Northern locales of our country, I have come from a city that flaunts summer temperatures no less than 47 degrees. And the monsoons? You could make sure you’re done with your summer vacations sitting at home and welcome a new academic year drenched in rain. While the monsoons in my city have never hit before July, Pune welcomes the rain quite early. Yes, I hate the fact that I spent my hard-earned money on a second-hand Symphony cooler that ran for no more than 20 days, but what the hell? I’d rather drench in rain than in sweat.

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The nightlife is modest and has some good crowd to flaunt (Oh, I love how no one stares at me while I’m dancing). Oh wait, should I be concerned?

If you’re a non-Punekar reading this article, you must be aware that it’s not a joke driving a Delhi car in this city. Our mother’s brothers are everywhere on Saturday evenings, freelancing for some part time income. Despite the “gardi”, I’ve never had to experience a Saturday evening bargaining with the cops. What’s more, compared to Bangalore where places shut by 11pm (our parties are their after-parties!), I love how places in this city stay open till the time I’m out of my senses. The nightlife is modest and has some good crowd to flaunt (Oh, I love how no one stares at me while I’m dancing). Oh wait, should I be concerned?

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 Kudos to the girls who wear scarves under the scorching sun, in the PMPML bus, while walking, waiting and even while talking on phone! See them walking in a bunch, all covered in scarves, and you’d not miss having Arabs in the city.

Before I even begin talking about how girls dress up here, I want to talk about the reason Pune’s textile industry is successful today – scarves. Kudos to the girls who wear scarves under the scorching sun, in the PMPML bus, while walking, waiting and even while talking on phone! See them walking in a bunch, all covered in scarves, and you’d not miss having Arabs in the city. Now, talking about the fashion sense, unless you’re in an empty-your-wallet pub or a restaurant, you wouldn’t spot a single model walking on the streets of Pune. Hate to admit, today I’m definitely one of them.

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While the above are five things that I’ve learned to live with, the main reason I’m in love with this city is because my parents love it. They’re done with their attempts of trying to call me back home. But at the back of their mind, they know I’m safe. And happy. And living my life the way I want to.

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