Spiced up Indigo

Its great to be back. It was a fun filled weekend and an emotional one too. Though I was a bit stress due to the journey which I had to do literally everyday.

The whole exercise of going home and coming back told me one thing that I shouldn’t travel by flights any more. The reason being that Indigo was delayed by more than 2 hours. But the biggest problem is that they don’t serve anything to eat.

Indigo –> Sells food and beverages, which includes cold drink, cookies, packaged juices and some silly chocolate. But mind you nothing here is for eating. I even asked the crew what is do they have for beverages. She looked at me like I am an illiterate and said juice and cold drink. I asked what about Tea, Coffee or U? She told me the Lavatory at the back is empty and third choice is available. At that very moment the safety belt sign was turned on was not switched off till we landed at the airport.

Spice Jet –> They don’t provide anything to eat (except free cookies). When we landed at Hyderabad I even asked them if they can get anything from outside. The hostess looked at me like I am the world’s biggest runaway criminal and I committed have world’s biggest crime by asking her to get me something to eat from outside. She gave a glare and said “Its not in our policy to get food from outside. It will be security breach.”

Let me tell you the itinerary.
My 6 days long journey started on 1st of March,

Day 1 – Come to office and ask for a leave. Work for half day than leave for the railway station. Board the train at 4:30Pm for Mumbai. (Its a 14 hours long journey from Udupi to Mumbai). I know that luck plays a big part when it comes to me. (Mostly it’s my bad luck). I did my reservation for an AC 3 tier sleeper coach but thanks to Lalu ji and his seat upgradation scheme. My seat was upgraded to ac 2-tier sleeper. Great Na!! But when I saw that my co passengers were Uncles and aunty of more than age of 60. (My old seat had a bunch of Manipal gals traveling :(.)

Day 2 – Arrival Bombay @ 11.30 (4 hours delay). My 2:30 flight of indigo delayed by 2 hours. Reached Calcutta at 7. Took a train to Bihar at 8.40

Day 3 – Arrive at Pirpainti (My native. A small village in Bihar) @ 6.30 in the morning. Reach home and sleep a little more. Did nothing great, except playing cricket with my jiju, uncle’s kids and my bro. and at night Holika Dahan.

Day 4 – My face was full of colors much before I woke up. Played holi with after a gap of 9 years. Slept the whole day. Took a train for Calcutta

Day 5 – Took a spice jet flight to Bangalore @ 2.15. Reached Bangalore @ 6. Called up all my frens and meet them. Took a bus @9.35 for Udupi

Day 6 – back at Udupi @ 6AM

Home Sweet Home!!!

9 Years – Last time My whole family was together for a Festival

5 Years – Last time I celebrated Holi at my native

10 Months – Last time my whole family was together

6 Months – Last time I was at my native

3 Weeks – Last time I got my ticket reserved for to go home

1 Day – Time left to go home

6 Days – Time after which I will be back

9 Months – Time to start planning to go back to my home

God Knows – Time when my whole family will be together again

Infinity – Time after which my family would like to see me come home.

Huh, What a chronology? And, what is this “Family Reunion” kind of stuff? Ohhh!!! My mistake. Let me tell you a little about my background.

I am a guy born to a Marwari family in Bihar. (Don’t ask me that marwaris are from Rajasthan than how come I was born in Bihar? For more details contact my Parents). My small family consists off my 6 family members. That includes my Eldest sister and elder brother (rest on you to find).

Though my father told us that he is sending us to hostel because there are no good schools in my little village but I soon came to know the truth. I was the most handsome among my entire family member so the inferiority complex led me to an exile. Its already 14 years and counting.

The last time when my office declared a HOLIDAY, I celebrated holi with all my office mates. That includes colors and sweets.

Here is the advance wish to all of you on Holi and see you all after I get to meet my family.