Walks along the Park

13 Feb

Bsk ParkBsk Park

Last week I wrote about the parking and other problems that people who lived next to parks in residential areas faced. This time during my walk I thought I’d look at it from the other side.

The park itself is very popular with people from every walk of life coming here in the evening to walk, to talk, or just sit around.

In one corner I saw a father and son seated on a bench. Going closer, they were doing Math. What a wonderful setting for that ! On another bench I saw four techies discussing a project (it seemed) and elsewhere theres a couple who probably came to the park for some privacy from their home (interesting that a park with 100’s of people provides more privacy than a claustrophobic interior ). No park will be complete without several sets of retirees sitting around, talking about old times and watching life go by. Then there are the children.

I love watching the children. Their favorite place is the playground and fountain with its changing water jets and colors. I love the look on the tiny tots’ faces when the color of the fountain changes.

I still remember when Nikhil was two he would jump up and down everytime the water came on. Now hes 13, he is always amused at the little ones and gives his once favorite pastime (the fountain) a bored look and instead focusses on the Churumuri gaadi in the distance.

Sigh !!!! They grow up fast…. 😦

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7 Responses to “Walks along the Park”

  1. Aditya February 14, 2007 at 1:02 am #

    Not surprised by Churumuri gaadi… Like father, like son. What guru, patthe ne illa?

  2. praneshachar February 14, 2007 at 2:37 am #

    problems for the neibhourhood outside the park.
    a great time for people inside and for people from all ages, walks of life, poor, rich and so on and so forth
    appreciate for posting both the views we must see both angles
    a very good morning to all have a good day

  3. M O H A N February 14, 2007 at 6:07 am #

    People get fed up with monotony.

    They need a change of mood,space and talks and parks full fill those primary cravings.

    Cheers
    mohan!

  4. Veena February 14, 2007 at 6:18 am #

    Vijay,

    Madam na movies gantu karkond hogalla, atleast ee park gaadru karkond hogri.. Ivattu Valentines day, so park nalli hoovgaLu iratte, you can negotiate with those itself instead of paying money to the flower vendor…

    And before I forget, I repeat aditya’s Q ! 😉

    Foot note – There is no cost involved , so no need to update your book of records.

  5. M O H A N February 14, 2007 at 7:15 am #

    Hmm
    Vijay : Somebody is learning the ropes very fast!!!

    Why waste money on movies alwe? In fact money is time so its double whaste of money. The only good angle is the distributor running away to full house money box!

    Even churmuri brewed at home is healthy and cheap.

    Hope it helped our cause vijay. 🙂 😉

  6. Vijay February 14, 2007 at 7:24 am #

    Mohan: Outside “thindi” (food) fascination is something that is part and parcel of our family…waaay back to the days of my Grandfather.. its in the blood. I still remember the first time I took my son to the Pani Puri gaadi when he was 2. He devoured his Masala Puri in an instant and gave me a look that said “So what was that stuff you were feeding me all this time? This is so much better..”

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