Saturday, July 24, 2010

Mumbai - Kolkata by Road - 'Tok, Jhal, Misti’ (Sour, Hot, Sweet) of an experience...

Some hoardings of 'Kissan' I had shot for LOWE/Lintas, Mumbai, here in Kolkata
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Friday, July 23. ‘City of JOY’ welcomed us home with some of the Giant Hoardings I had shot for LOWE/Lintas, Mumbai, here in Kolkata, last month.

It all started last Sunday, July 18. In total 'John Denver' Mode... 'Country Roads, take me home...' – my journey began. Mumbai - Kolkata by road.

Grey cells regained color. Green, green fields and starry, starry night. Big City blues, what is that! I was on 2,555 Km long 'Country Roads, that was taking me home'.

Night halt: Jalgaon.

Next day, relished Haldiram's Orange barfi from the 'Orange City' of Nagpur. Yes, we did touch the 'Heart of India' (Zero Mile). Retired at Bhandara. 3 days, and 1000km journey was done.

Date: Wed, July 21: 1 day, 3 States - left Maharashtra, crossed Chhattisgarh, reached Orissa. Stop: Sambalpur. 'Red Alert' ahead. Now which way! 'Life is a highway'.

Took the Road less traveled, as always... Avoided the possibility of Maoist ATTACK. Came to CUTTACK.

PURI journey ka mazza "PURI" kay bina, puri kahan say hoti! (The joy of the ride, would have been incomplete without a visit to the city of ‘Puri’).

Destination: Puri. Arrived: MH01 YA 2957. Jai Jagannath! Jai Balaram! Jai Subhodhra!

It had got really dark. Targeted Kharagpur. Decided against it. Night halt at Balasore.

2,555 Km long, Mumbai-Kolkata JOY ride finally concluded last evening.

Needless to say, ‘Tok, Jhal, Misti’ (Sour, hot, sweet) of an experience, indeed!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The next time you travel on this road, and stay at Sambalpur then you must visit Huma, 25 km from Sambalpur and the Saree Hand Made flea market at Bargarh.
Sambalpur is famous for Sambalpuri Handlooms.

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Neers said...

a friend (who is probaby your friend from FC days) sent me your links and needless to say am hooked!!! n of your pics have caught attention and i have always been like, wow what a picture, what technique!! you are GOOD!

Anonymous said...

liked the younger version the most.did you click that töo?it captured the essence of the tangy sauce,the best.it had one of favourite actors,bobby chakroborty my among others.these are good too.congrats.

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