Category: timepass

Rajesh bought a new swift and we decided to go to the marine drive Friday midnight. I had been there last Sunday, but that can never be the reason to say no. We left at 9:30 after we finished our t/o’s and took the western express highway to south Mumbai. I had never been beyond Bandra on road and so this was the first.

We paid 75 bucks in toll (to and fro) on the sea-link and sped along on it. The ride was amazing. I got a close look at the structure, a sign of India’s progress over the last decade. The view of the city was amazing from the sea-link. The tall barricades on the sides prevented the view of the sea but the well-lit sky scrappers of Mumbai were a treat to watch along the way. Natasha and Akshay ditched us immediately after the sea link at worli and we then took to south Mumbai via the peddar road. All the restaurants on this road usually host big parties with a lot of celebs frequenting them.

On the way I even got to see the Antilla (Mukesh Ambani’s house). It did not even have a good entry from the main road. Apparently he doesn’t stay there! Goes to show how much money he has to waste. I also got to see Haji Ali from a distance. I do want to visit it again during daytime. The marine drive was amazing with the road curving to the right as we travelled all the way till Nariman Point. Rajesh and me were very hungry and so we decided to go to Bademiyyan again (2nd time in this week ) After a 15 mins wait, we got our food at 11Pm. I started to now develop a strange liking to the Butter chicken masala and the rumali rotis we get there.

Since no trip to Marine drive ends without a scoop of natural ice cream, we went there and I got myself a mango ice cream J YummY. Enjoying the starry night and listening to Jagadish’s belief in palmistry (which he kind of explained emotionally!) we spent 30 mins chilling out. It was almost 12:30 by the time we started and on our way back I sat in the front enjoying every moment of the next 1 hr drive back to Malad. It was an amazing road trip to marine drive – the high-rise buildings, traffic at midnight, imported cars, ice cream, sea-link and the amazing new swift. I want more! and a big thank you, Rajesh, for the ride :)


It has been nearly 6 months since I have had a weekend without an agenda! No preparing for GRE or GMAT or CAT, no weekend office work and no more app -ing. The thought of the same on friday got me scared. I hate getting bored and always love being busy ;)

I rang up Sam, very old school friend of mine to come to marine drive, where we would meet up after an year! After synti was done with his weekend football, we went to churchgate when the blistering sun decided to cool down. Synti wanted to eat chicken and after meeting up with sam, we went to the “Bademiyaan”. For those of you who are not familiar with this place, I would definitely suggest this place. It is a roadside eatery behind hotel Taj, near gateway of india, with the yummiest butter chicken I ever ate. People do come in all fancy cars, stop by to have some chicken there. Synti was on a high after he had his share of chicken and when a car passed by, he exclaimed – “See, i told you imported cars do come here!!”. Btw, that was a new model of TATA INDIanCAr ;)

After that lovely little trip on Synti, we went to marine drive to have natural ice-cream. Of-late natural is the only brand of ice-cream i am having, as I get the real fruit flavor when i have one. I took a double scoop (Kesar Pista and Roasted Almond) and enjoyed the ice-cream sitting on the marine drive facing the sea and enjoying the starry night in the cool sea breeze. It felt so awesome! and then, I realized why so many people go to marine drive just for the sake of going! :)

I was having an amazing time, before i realized time absolutely flew by and Synti was getting desperate for a game of DotA. I bid Sam adieu and returned home for a game of dotA. Synti played Alchemist and rock-ed it! A very good end to an awesome and peaceful weekend. I WANT MORE OF THOSE :)