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Good news: Sudip got married to Ronnie on Saturday. Although the gang could not make it to the marriage in Kolkata, they had a party at Sudip’s place – U 24/25, pink town houses, DLF Phase III, Gurgaon.

Bad news: That was the last Hughes party in U 24/25. U 24/25, “the” party place for the Hughes gang for the last three years is now officially closed. Over the last three years, there have been numerous parties here; more than parties, it was a place where you could meet your friends in the weekend and vent frustration gathered over the week. Entry was by invitation only and only close friends attended, mostly comprising of Batch 1 and 2 of Hughes. There were unwritten two rules. 1. What we said there remained there. 2. Every two hours, we would have to lower our voices for half an hour (because the neighbors complained!!!). There have been gross violations of both rules on occasions. Still, it played a very important part in the friendship that we share with Hughes colleagues, most of them now working elsewhere. Will miss those parties.

Good news: Bangalore branch of U 24/25 – code named 406 (after the flat #) is now officially open. At the same time when U 24/25 held its last meet, we celebrated “officially” for the first time here in Bangalore. The party – Arun, Samarth, Amit (Junior), Dheeraj, Girish, Sushant (BD), Mr. Milind Modak (Yeah – special guest from NCR) and me. Although it lacked the neighbors-pluggin-ear-bud, straight from dictionary-of-profanities language, it was fun. Looking forward to more meetings.

In case you are wondering how Milind got here: He was in Chennai for a training session. After the training got over on Friday, his vacation started. First destination – Bangalore to meet us. We enjoyed a lot yesterday, showing him the city and making comparisons between Bangalore and Delhi. Like, you know, when he was looking at a local Volvo bus (launched recently – and looks really impressive), we pointed out that this is the normal local bus here; unlike in Delhi where the blue and white lines needs major overhauling. When immediately afterwards a local bus (the regular ones, running for ages and really unimpressive) passed, we mentioned that these are the heritage busses so that people don’t forget their culture and heritage!

He left tonight for Trichy, where his parents are. He will be there for the entire week and then go back to Chennai and then leave for Delhi.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes you are right dada, we should do it more often.

DADA u forgot to mention abt arun & his hand story :)

~ | | OM | | ~ said...

Modak !!!

wah wah !!!!

Batch 1 and 2 RULE !!!

406 mein ho gai shuruwaat... good good... i am coming over sometime !!!!

Palas said...

Dada, Hope u can have ur party habits of U 24/25 rekindled in 406..
Urs partyingly......

Palas said...

Dada, Hope u can have ur party habits of U 24/25 rekindled in 406..
Urs partyingly......

Palas said...

Dada, Hope u can have ur party habits of U 24/25 rekindled in 406..
Urs partyingly......

Subhadip said...

Amit: The place is leased by him and he has threatened to boot me out if I mention that story in my blog. So, mums the word.

Prashant: Hughes batch 1 and 2 rules! Come over sometime.

Palas: It will be rekindled; it will be rekindled; it will be rekindled

Rohit Talwar said...

Nice! Even the smallest of little-nothings at times can leave memories that last. :)

Sanjeev said...

Very good .Subhu....Partying is always a good time pass at weekend and when it is with a good reason like you had.......It leaves good memory......in your brain....
Keep it up...... But I hope you will enjoy the same in the party which I will give at my home.......

Rohit Talwar said...

Dudeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
UPDATE, MAN!

DeltaLib said...

Subho, Volvos for regular buses!
On 406, I am worried about my new friends across the terrace(# 408???) :p

DeltaLib said...

Hey, why dont you capture a volvo on your Dynax?