Have you heard of this phrase 'Happening Place in Town'.
In Bangalore, its the Brigade Road. In chennai, its the Besant Nagar beach
and in Pune its 'FC Road/MG Road'.
When you are new to the city, almost everyone points you to visit these places. I have been to these places many a times, but never understood what the term happening means.
What do people do in happening places?
Young guys and girls are found at these places. Either single or in a group. What they do? Walk from one end of the road to the other. Cross over to the other side of the road, and walk back to the starting point. Cross
the road to this side and start again. Do this for some 4 to 5 times.
Guys do that so that they get to watch poor girls(Read as girls, who have no money to buy dresses). Either their jean will start 1 inch below where it should actually start, or the t shirt ends 1 inch before where it
actually should end. And guys. Most of them with sleeveless t shirts, to showcase their arnold like body. But its sad to see that they arent like the austrian arnold s. But like the srilankan cricketer russel arnold!
And everytime a girl or a group of girl passes by, the guys hand will goto his head for weaving the hair (This action resembles a military salute). If they had been in the army, their superiors would have been really proud of these blokes.
Every week you go, you will find same set of people with different costumes. Like the forest department allocates a number for the trees, police can allocate numbers to these dudes and babes. If a Munusamy or bangarappa or some patil goes to these places, he becomes a dude. And similarly a muniyamma or karupaayi becomes a babe.
I fail to understand what is the pleasure one gets by doing this. Yes, beautiful babes are a sight to watch. Then what? Seldom do I see, a dude trying to make an approach to talk to any of the babes. Whats the point of
gaping at them time to time, when you are not going to talk to them?
I would rather prefer to goto some garden restaurant, for a candle light dinner!
But onething for sure. It is really funny to observe what these people are doing. And I pity the shopkeepers. For the amount of crowd that comes in only 10 % enter the shops and only 5 % of that 10 % actually buy something!
When I called one of my dude friends last week to Bandipur, he said 'Mad or what? Who will go all the way to watch elephants and monkeys. Instead come over to brigade road. Lets hang out till evening and then go pub hopping. Learn to enjoy life(????) buddy.'
Cut and Pasted by F e r r a r i at 3:04 AM