Once again, things happen without much planning. But we – hostlers of Tagore Hostel, Devagiri had a wonderful gathering once more. One year back we had our first gathering, and that get together was also not planned in advance.
Initial Get together of Tagore1999, Read here ==> Tagore Re-Union
We decided on the location of the gathering, just one day before the get together date, which was August 29, 2006. First we thought of making it short and visit Nandi hills in the evening. Abhilash, our dear Mayor came up with the idea of visiting Century homes situated at Denkinikotta, near Hosur in Tamil Nadu. Mayor has an uncle who owns a plot there and has a very good house. Mayor managed to get the key from his uncle. Without any doubt, everybody agreed the location and decided to start towards Denkinikotta by 3.
We, eight peoples gathered together at Forum mall in Koramangala after lunch. That includes Abhilash – our dear Mayor – Landlord in Kerala, Anoop – the dangerous Anoop - working in TCS, Sajith – our dear Kuttan – working in CTS, Binoy – our dear Usman – HR Manager - Infosys, Paul – our dear vayassan – working in FATICO-FAST, Sumod – our dear perappan – doing Post Graduate degree in Bio Technology, Bijoy – our dear Ganguly – was working in Met life and now a SAP consultant and at last me.
We started towards Hosur by 4:00 pm in two bikes and one car. In between we had stops for tea and snacks, and stopped at some good locations with good sceneries for taking snaps.
We reach Century homes by evening just after Sunset, the exotic location welcomed us with the awesome twilight, stars in the red-pink sky, moon just about to set. Above all this while we where having rest at the front of the house we sighted a shooting star, and we came up with strange funny wishes.
We started talking about all those old days where we had fun in Tagore hostel. We felt nostalgic about our stay at Tagore hostel. We felt just as if we were back in Tagore hostel. We discussed each and every funny thing that happened in Tagore during our stay there in the hostel. “Elachan”, “Pankan Chettan” and many new terminologies were discovered. (This secret is only revealed to the Tagorians.) We had a “namramukhi” who served tea for us, the snaps says who. We keep on talking till 12:00 am or 1:00 am, and slept.
Next day (Sunday 27th August 2005) we got up early in the morning to watch the sun rise. The sun rise was extremely beautiful, we took lot of snaps, and it was difficult to say whether the snaps were of sunset or sunrise. We then had coffee and went for a walk through the plantation. We enjoyed the beauty of the plantations and the pleasant warm sun rays in the chilling breeze in the morning and so on. We had our breakfast at around 9:00 am, and then went out of the Golden valley, for filling fuel for our vehicles.
We rode through the roads with big trees and nice landscape at either side for some time and took snaps of interesting locations. Later we came back to the Golden valley. There was a small river inside the plantations and a play park beside, we spent some time there and came back to the house. We started packing everything and left the house by 1:00 pm, had our lunch, spent some more time around and left towards Bangalore.
We went directly to Usman’s house copied the photos from the camera and shared it between us and had the evening coffee. Nithin, who missed the trip due to some busy work, joined us from there. We all went to St. Thomas Church in Koramangala, to attend the Holy Mass in Malayalam at 5:30. After the Holy Mass we had our dinner at MAS restaurant – Madiwala. As the final event of our get together, we performed the together, the traditional ritual of Tagore hostlers, which is again a secret kept between us and we parted towards our home.