Thursday, November 17, 2005

Touch Down India...Home..yay

'Home sweet home' and 'Home is where the heart is'. Absolutely true; to the letter.

When I heard I can go home for 15 days whenever I want, my joy, as they say, knew no bounds. In this case, knew no international boundaries. A sudden barge of phone calls from my phone went out and I am sure I kept the phone lines busy for quite some time to myself. My flight tickets were booked....Ncl-London-Mumbai-Indore. Perfect. And flying in Virgin Atlantic would a new experience. But the thought of spending one night doing nothing in Heathrow airport on the way back, I decided to switch to combo of BA and Desi Jet Airways. Jet international was awesome, terriffic and brillinat. Very much comparable and better than few international flights of non-indian origin. Only song playing in my mind en route - 'Yeh jo des hai tera, swades hai tera...tujhe hai pukaaraa......' :)

A function(sathabhishekam) at home, marking grandpa's 80th birthday was to be celebrated and I was right on time. A surprise for parents. A scene cut out from K3G, SRK jumps down from private copter and rushes home just in time for aarti(final pooja ritual for the day). Just replace, SRK with me, private chopper with public plane and huge palatial bungalow to a humble abode. So, right in time for everything. So, I don't think I will be blogging for another week or two. Busy vacationing at home...you see.

Cheers.

6 comments:

icyblue said...

Hey Dindin.... Enjoy urself... Those UK's guys wont let go once ur back...

Take care and hv a happy vacation :)

Dinesh said...

Thanks Icy. Anyways, now my time to get back there.

Łóòň Ġãĺ said...

Ahaan...someonez having a lotta fun eh??

Hope u njoying ur stay there ... tiz getting freezing cold here!!!


Wishing u a happy journey back to UK !!!

Cheerzz!

Dinesh said...

Thanx mate..back in UK..respondingto your comment from Heathrow airport BA exec lounge. 4 degrees temp here freezing! Thanks for visitin the blog.

Łóòň Ġãĺ said...

Hahaaaaaaaaaaa!

bhattathiri said...

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