Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Buffalo

Its been almost a year since I have moved out of Buffalo and Here I am penning a few words about a few who shaped my life.

(In alphabetical order)

Aditya: Adi ... F1, bowling, golfing, driving, mandir, DC, Toronto, NF, letchworth, Scorpions, rava dosa's, ... donno what all to write about him ... can go on and on

Alpina: Alps as we often called her ... the only non CS engineer in our gang ... the only one funded from SEM 1 ... I often recall her dance in the heath kitchen ... something I can only dream of ...

Ashima: Another babe of my junior batch ... the economist ... am sure someone got jealous of me (wont name whom ..and he may not even agree to it) when she hugged me after she returned to buffalo after her internship ...

Aunt Nancy: She has been a gift to me ... I still miss her calling me 'baby' ... I dont know how many hours I have spent at her place ... the only regret I have is ... wish I had stayed with her a bit longer that fateful night ...

Bhanu: "girls are getting married" One of his phrases that I still remember. But a great senior to have ... one who let me use his computer to send an email to my parents telling them about my safe arrival in Buffalo.

Candice: Yeah people Candice .. .. can dice ... (sorry for the bad PJ) ... better know as candi ... the girl crazy about kalla music ... dances on those tunes

Dipti: The 'modak' girl ... or let me not speak about this controversial issue .. what say people ... jiske saamne alps nein sumedh ka slid game kiya tha ( cant write about that down here ) ...

Frank: I am sorry for not eating your piazzas the way u prepared them .. and kinda forced you to change your cooking style for me ... yeah .. the only person on this earth who has made a pizza without CHEEEESE just for ME ... me not kidding ... and people ... his pizzas are just delicious ... but mind u .. dare not eat them with ketchup

Jayesh: Another MS guy but this time Morgan Stanley ... an ex Patnite ... aur mujhe sure hai ki yeh sabse pehle suli pe chadne wala hai ...

Joy: His name says it all ... and you got to be in his company by what i mean. Did not interact with him that much but i can definately say "Yaar kitna bolta hai" ... but guys he is an artist ... Music is his passion ... you got to listen to his creations ... and yes he is my new teacher ...

Ninad: The Kid who has grown leaps and bounds ... the guy who always stole the limelight from us ... the cute guy for all the girls .. wht say heath people ?? Till date if anyone sees my pictures from buffalo .. the first question is 'Who is this guy ???'

Mahesh: The guy who has the guts to say the standard proposal line to a girl "Aapko pehle kahi dekha hai" even before he landed properly in Buffalo ...

Maria: A long lost friend ... have been out of touch for the better part of the last 2 years ... but of late I was able to get in touch with her ... we used to talk endlessly ... about nething and everything ... I still miss sitting in her office and talking for hours ...

Mary Jane: I donno wht to write about Mary Jane. At one point of time she was my supervisor(I think so) ... and today I wish I would have met her on the very first day I reached in Buffalo. She gave me a home away from home. Used to barge in at her place anytime .. anyday ... MJ ... my trip with u to NF cave of the winds is still pending ...

Meenakshi: Or better know as Smiley ... and of late the Poetess ... the joint founder of the MR club ... the girl with the maximum number of research papers ... tha handwriting expert ... working for a company trying to improve quality of human life ... the one who introduced me to my mentor ... way to go girl ...

Murtuza: Some think he is very sarcastic, but the guy with whom u can have the most fun and still not get tired, can take ur case even if u r right ... still remember the call on that fateful night of algos assignment ... it was equivalent to the call that call center guys recieved in one night @ the call center ...

Nikita: :P:P:P ... Choti or Niki is a cricket crazy, cooking crazy girl ... most often lured by vivek to cook on his cooking turn ...

Pranjal: She is the defective one ... with dimple on only one cheek ... she is the most distinctive style of laughing ... and has big plans of directing a special movie ...

Praveer: My classmate since good ol' enggineering days, Jadye is the guy who has been a "Kelvinator" ... I mean ... "the coolest one" .. happy to go lucky person.

Saloni: The pevert jokes ... the snow pics ... the diwali nite ... the fight when her lens fell down ... her ability to keep in touch with 100000000000000s of people ... and not to mention the shaitanee she does ...

Sarah: MJ's daughter ... and she gave a special touch to my name ... I would hear people call me sumeeeeeeeeeeeeet ... but she's the one who still calls me suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuumit ... and believe me while writing this.... her voice still rings in my ears ...

Saumitra: A nice guy with the purest hindi, that even me a northeeeee, sometimes had trouble understanding .. still remember how much we had laughed on " woh bahut batameeze kar rahe hai" ... and I am still smiling while writing about it.

Shamalee: The babe of our junior batch ... I am sure have got enough bad words from a lot of people .. you'll know for what ... but yeah .. she is the only person to have been (both time) in my car when I met an accident ... once rearing Prav's car ... and then the day my Car died after striking a tree ...

Shantanu: Donno how I met him, but one of the great people I came to know during the days before classes began. Remember him coming to 83 Heath to eat mere haath ke aloo ke parathe.

Subir: The Guitarist ... I still remember and am hooked to "Making Love out of nothing at all - Air supply" beacuse of him.

Sumedh: His nose is one of the things u would notice the most about him. Till u dont know him ... a man of very very few words ... and after that ... only GOD can save you ...

Swapna: Swaps ... we sat up practically the whole night .. the day she arrived in buffalo .. and cooked at 4 in the night. The Archi of our gang ... the one who would team up with sumedh to speak in their Northeeeeee accent ...

Vinay: Currently the Microsoft Guy ... and the elder twin ... a serious guy ... but mind you dont let the word "Microsoft" decieve you into thinking that he is a geek ... and I know someone who is fida over him

Vivek: The younger twin ... actually a manager (kaam chor I mean) ... always used to patofy meenakshi/nikita to cook on his cooking turn ... the guy who would call u all for dinner at someone else's place ...

16 Comments:

Blogger SOO-BEER said...

sahi tha !!!
that was one hell of a trip down the memory lane !!! :)))))))))

March 08, 2006 1:17 PM  
Blogger Praveer said...

subir....tune mere muh se yehi shabd cheen liya :-)

trip down memory lane!

March 08, 2006 2:18 PM  
Blogger SumEDh said...

manocheeeeeeeeeeeeeee............
saaale....itni qualities mein se tujhe naak hi dikha???

March 08, 2006 2:18 PM  
Blogger SumEDh said...

u forgot to add...jaimie...one cutie for mooooaaah :-p

March 08, 2006 2:18 PM  
Blogger SAL said...

Oye Sumit, tussi gr8 ho. Since he commented abt all, thoda iska bhi case lete hai.

Well-known as Manocha... had many babes... the gr8 cook... PJ king, esp "Tu sharma nahi, Sonpal hai" ... The guy with Northie Hindi "Kapde teh karne hai", tehzeeb koi inse seekhe... someone who can loose his temper, u've to experience it to know it... Someone who can do anything for his Ferrari cap... And not to forget, someone who coined the acronyms HSS & ONO ;)

March 08, 2006 5:56 PM  
Blogger sumit said...

@Sumedh: wrote what first came into my mind about everyone. Jaime ... arre woh jab apni babes ke baare mein likhunga tab sochunga.

@Sal: HSS is Adi's acronym. I just use it more often than him.

March 08, 2006 8:59 PM  
Blogger meenakshi said...

sumit...
reading this, i have had just a smile on my face and tears in my eyes wanting to roll down...saari yaadein taaza kar din :)

March 09, 2006 5:47 AM  
Blogger Aditya said...

Saale, teri yeh majaal ki tu Udipi ka LOTA bhool gaya.

Chun chun ke badla loonga mein tujse.

March 09, 2006 7:04 AM  
Blogger Vivek said...

woah ! sahi hai ! .. didnt knew you had also started writing ..

March 09, 2006 11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I AM SERIOUS ... IF ANYBODY DOES(not) SMILE READING THIS .. HE/SHE WILL SEE MY ANGER TOO ...
:)

March 10, 2006 6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW, THAT WAS ME WRITING THE COMMENT ABOVE ...

March 10, 2006 6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AND THAT ME IS ME, I MEAN VINAY

March 10, 2006 6:02 PM  
Blogger RĂªves said...

sumit..
yeah...me too remember that first evening in buffalo when we were up and singing till late... u know wht more thing i strongly remember///that crazy night when we were wearing torn - traks...and the begging spree...
:))))
that was crazy like hell :)))

March 11, 2006 2:26 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

You all make me wish I knew the sense of commuinity that you all share... And long lost friends that are found become forever friends!!

March 12, 2006 3:55 PM  
Blogger mtalpz said...

sumit..i too rememebr that kitchen dance..and die to do that wvwn now. :(. but did u forget the bus stop to heath dance..man..thts somthing ill never forget..your post sure brought back wonderful memories :)

March 21, 2006 11:05 AM  
Anonymous Shamalee said...

hey
dips fwded ur blog link for mahesh and me to read since all of us are getting bored at work right now ;)
it was nice it reaad what u've written about everyone
the last year has really flown by hasn't it!

March 21, 2006 11:39 AM  

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