Confused… don’t be… Gobi,as people might know it better or I may like it to refer for convenience, is a small place in Erode district of Tamil Nadu. I happened to visit this place as part of my Organisational Training II, A project with Rural Innovation Network-A Chennai based organisation. I thought it would just be a visit but went on to stay for a month now and will continue doing the same for another month.
Comming back to the place itself, I had a good impression on Day 1 of my stay. It seemed to be a cleaner place than most of the rural areas I have visited (Gujarat, U.P, Punjab, etc.). Then eventually, I learnt more and here it is. Gobi is nothing more than a straight road…. hahaha…. believe me… our hotel-Vasu Palace, our office-Samruddhi, market comprising of small shops, bus stop, banks, etc. are all on a single straight road. This kept me bothering till late and then one evening I was supposed to visit few villages and shops. Will move a little away from this road at last, I thought. Hard Luck but, again our journey was only along the same straight road with a little diversion to enter the villages. Good for me though as am bad with roads and direction, so no more fumbles now.
Now time for what used to be major motivation all through my life-Food. As goes for the road, its the same for the food. I have tried 5-6 odd places. The thali or meals as they say, tastes the same where ever you go. oooohh…… sick nd tired of the flavour we decided to visit few bakery shops. Surprisingly, the cakes and the puffs whatever you eat and from which ever shop you buy, would taste the same 🙂 Vasu Palace, our dinning hub…… you have south indian, north indian, chinese (well, they are proud to have it as part of their menu)…. every thing would taste the same 😦
Now, am no good with Tamil. So whatever people say… it sounds alpha gamma beta to me. The people at office are more often than not on tours, interactions….. whats that??
Never thought how bland life can be. But Thanks to the telecom revolution- our phones work here. Talking to friends, family, near and dear ones is the only flavour that I can savour right now and hope to continue till I escape….