Guy Talk

June 2, 2009

It has been a hectic last couple of months. Semester endings are always a pain, whether one has 3 courses to juggle or just 1 course to tackle. There is always that report that never seems to get completed till the last minute or that exam which is never thought off till the night before. But in the end all’s well that ends well.

Well, after all that hard-work, a good long holiday was the cry of the hour. So off we went on a road trip right down to Miami. Beach, bikini and beer. Can’t ask for more. There is something about the sea that makes those women extremely hot. Need to do more research on that. And learn Spanish too.

Anyways, so yesterday was just one of those days where a guy gang slowly began to make its presence felt at the author’s place. It was a little after 7 pm and during these long summer days, it was just the right time to enjoy a cup of tea and watch the sun slowly dip into the horizon, soon to dawn on the land we thought of so much these days.

It is an oft-debated theory, especially among the fairer sex, that when a group of guys gets together, all they can discuss is girls. But there are occasions when we deviate from the obvious. And yesterday was one such day.

Our talk started off with the General Motors’ bankruptcy filing news and how this would impact other global players in the automotive industry, we touched upon the possibilities of the whereabouts of the missing Air France Airbus A330, then made our way to the dark side of Dubai and slowly meandered towards one of my favourite topics, Pune. (Yours truly being born and brought up in Pune.)

Three out of the other four guys had – at sometime or the other – been associated with Pune for the purpose of education or work. So the topic started with one of my room-mates mentioning how amazing the schooling was in Pune.

Another guy exclaimed,
“Bhai, UG in Pune!!! Kya mazze ke din the woh!!!”

Another guy blurted out,
“The girls at E-Square!”

He then explained how he once went to a multiplex in Hyderabad to watch a movie, and began to wonder whether women had stopped watching movies. I completely sympathized with the dude. For when I was living in Hyderabad, I had had a few debacles at the only multiplex (Prasads) that Hyderabad had then (PVR had yet not started then). I then decided to keep all the mega block buster type movies strictly for my Pune visits. Rang de Basanti was the one movie that I couldn’t wait to get to Pune to watch. So I saw it at Prasads. And then I went to Pune and saw the movie again to get the actual feel of the movie.

After movie halls, the topic moved to some of the wierd names that Pune areas have. Camp, Koregaon Park, Bibewadi, Swargate, Jangali Maharaj Road. There are so many. But the wierdest that we could think of was the chowk called ‘Seven Loves Chowk’ that lies below the fly-over connecting Swargate to Camp. Why would someone name a chowk ‘Seven Loves Chowk’? My guess is that there was a hotel named ‘Seven Loves’ at that chowk. I wonder how the food would be there?

Any other guesses?



  1. now tht's a nice post.. i always wondered why junglee maharaj is called so, till someone said there was a sadhu who had gone junglee who stayed there.. u missed out vaishali and roopali.. i spent some really good afternoons eating the roopali thali

  2. hey, there are always 'ifs' when there are 'butts' in the course of guy talk!

  3. Nice post. Simple, yet effectively took me down memory lane a bit. Though I am sure you would have spoken a lot more things about Pune…

  4. yeah.. there is a hotel/restaurant by the same name there..

  5. Oh!! i didnt know that chowk was called seven loves chowk!Its now 4 months since I left Pune.After reading this post I'm missing it!Cheerspreeti

  6. There are some more chowks in Pune named after famous restaurants in those areas; Good Luck Chowk in Deccan, Sarbatwala CHowk in Camp…I guess all the new chowks that come up now in Pune will have some Global names like KFC Chowk, MacD Square etc etc…:-)

  7. you have been away from blogging for a long time..

  8. Ya Gauri :(Been busy looking for a job… Hopefully, in some time, I will be able to sing 2441139 too.. šŸ™‚

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