Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hyderabad, hyderabad!!

In the late 80s/early 90s the weekends didnt exist for hyderabadis.

Saturday: A jaded government employee, harried housewife or delirious school kids would look forward to a hindi movie on Doordarshan on Saturday evening; the whole family bathed in the  glow of black and white TV sets.

Sunday:  Wake up late the next day, having Maggi or Dosa while watching Mowgli on The Jungle Book on DD-1 National and off to the next street for a healthy dose of gully cricket.

Mom is still busy in the kitchen preparing masala, Dad just arrived from mutton or chicken shop, kids come home with tired legs and a fire in the belly.  Afternoon nap.

Evening comes, get the rickety scooter ready.

Whole family to Tank Bund on Sunday evenings in a rather uncomfortable, but a reliable-looking Vespa or LML scooter.

Watch the serene face of Buddha as we comtemplate on how to through Monday to Friday......its the end of the night.