Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Dodging Missiles

Have you run through long dark stretches dodging missiles and waiting for the light at the end of the tunnel?

Well, ah 'ave. walking down from VP towards Golpark, the lights suddenly dramatically went out the moment I asked a taxi driver 'lake gardens jaben?'. As I scrambled towards Golpark (on my feet) guessing my way through the ups and downs of the pavement ends and beginnings---plffftttt!---something whooshed past my ear lightly grazing the little finger of my right hand.

It was pakhi poo, of course and in that disconcertingly unfamiliar darkness I couldn't even make out the branches on the trees above, much less the birds sitting on them. It was miraculous how I managed to dodge two more of these warm, liquid missiles before reaching Golpark to comparatively more lights and traffic. Whew!


mojo said...

southern avenue is the creepiest street in calcuuta.

Madhura said...

por que?