Friday, June 24, 2005

Monuments all...

'All Hot Chips', 'Durga Darshini', 'Ganesh chat center', 'Chamundi churmuri center'...These names ring a bell? Am sure every Bangalorean relates to these name-boards that can be seen in virtually any area in town. Come to think of it, every city has it's own list of regular eateries and goody shops that have over the years become icons of sorts. Especially when you arrive in town after a long time from a trip, early in the mornings or late at nights, and when your groggy eyes catch these familiar names, somewhere deep down you feel reassured. You sigh warmly and close your eyes again, smiling. Hmm? It's true that any place or society is made up of the people living there, but it's also true that such brands that are so unique to a city, also give it a definite shape, a dark, bold outline highlighting the specialty of that city. I've been around the last 20 years or so, and I know that even after I die, these brands will remain for many more years to come. That's the good thing about household names. They stay on and remind you of all the good times you had. In a way, they're no short of being legends. In their own rights.

6 comments:

Akruti said...

U r right,In Hyderabad,we have such places which will be bound to be my fav after another 10yrs also,those by lanes of charminar famous for glass bangles,those Hyd biryani joints, rambharose ke samose and kachodi Minerva and kamat,oh,the list is endless:)) These places have something which makes us all comfortable,which is lacking in many modern and hep places,The warmth and the informal atmosphere and that makes many comfortable:)

manuscrypts said...

'Iyengar bakery' saar!! and yes, when i go to my hometown, its part of the 'coming home' effect!! :)

Prerona said...

ello! referring a friend to ur site. ur churning out masses of awesom posts these days :)

phatichar said...

akruti: Hmmm..true

manuscrypts: aiyyoo!! marthe hogidde, thanx for reminding..and hey, do keep dropping in.. :)

ricer: got ur 'one line' mail, thanx...will be replying soon :) and ur friend's welcome any time :)

aqua said...

oh yes every place would have some of those. bringing alive memories of hanging around with friends.. :) *sniff*

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