Friday, March 30, 2007

Back To SG Highway

SG Highway ......

It is the short form for the stretch of a fourlane highway which connects Sarkhej(S) and Gandhinagar (G)....so it is the SG highway...

Well for a normal traveller this would be normal stretch of road ....nothing extraordinary about it ....just another work of NHAI ...

For me it was the same when i first drove down or rather was driven down by one one of those yellow buses of Nirma University ....this is where Nirma has done a good job i think ..everything related to Nirma must have a shade of yellow somewhere ......same goes with the buses ...now if i see A Yellow Bus i only think of Nirma ....

Anyways so there i was on the SG Highway for the first time....there was a group of eight to ten of us .....we were here to pursue the PG course of MBA .....

It was 22 June 2005...somewhere around 6.00 pm ...

Yesterday i had come back ..the day is 29Th March 2007 ..the two years of MBA is over ...we are here for the convocation .....i am driving down the SG Highway again as i had done almost everyday in the last two years ....with me was one of my dear friends Shekhar "Bookie " Ruparelia ...i know he will make faces when he reads this ...actually this is the first time i have used the term for this gentleman ....he is a great bookie..no he does not have to do anything with cricket betting ...he just is in love with the books he reads so he is a bookie.....

It was 9.45 pm and we were heading towards a very successful food chain which sells u easy fat ...it goes by the name Mc Donald's.....the one which has a joker sitting in front of it ...i was back from home the same afternoon ....then i said .."this feels like home ..."...shekhar then said " this actually is home"....

so this SG Highway is not just a highway for us .....it is not a sentimental blog ...it is just a plain and simple retro ....for senti stuff ....contact Mr Rajat "Pappu " Beriwall.....i don't know where he is right now ...may be shooting "Beriyan dil se lag le di,l..." with Katrina Kaif somewhere ...anyways what crap am i writing ..

So SG Highway...why is it home??...it has Nirma on it ..of course ...

but in the two years we spent here ,our life has revolved around this highway....if we had to eat we would go to one of the restaurants situated on this high way .....there were many to choose from .. in all the price categories and shapes and sizes...started from a dhaba type Place Rajasthan to a Multinational like Pizza Hut ....

And we being very meticulous with our living habits were in constant need of food and groceries...for that we had the Big B on SG Highway ...i am sorry must clarify that Mr Amitabh Bacchan has not started a food and grocey store...it is the name we kept for Big Bazaar ......very lately we had an option ..Vishal Megamart ...but i dint like it ...the place really has to look into its layout..it is very confusing ....

for a person like me and most of the others this stretch of 15 odd kilometers was the heart of Ahmedabad city though actually most of it was not even under the jurisdiction of the city's municipal corporation

That just about sums up the importance of this stretch of 15 kilometres .....

So when I leave on 4th April i may be travelling on this stretch for the last time ...well that depends on where my company asks me to go....

However if i ever come back this stretch of road will always feel like home....

In the meantime the highway is going to be the same ...vehicles of all the sizes will be plying on it as for them it is just another stretch road....

2 comments:

Shekhar said...

Nice post, old chap. By the way, the term you were looking for was "bibliophile", if I may so add. :)

ani said...

i like ur blog... :) it's like so 'dil se!' :))