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Sunday, 2 October 2011

Assam

A year and a little more, with lots of amazing memories, I’m gonna bade Adieu to Assam. Goodbye green place, I’ll miss thee. People are like trees you know, the longer you stay at a place the deeper your root sinks. You get used to people around(love or hate doesn’t matter), you get used to the custom(even if it sucks). You know where to get what you want(like pork momo). You know what you don’t want too(fish stench). In short, it became a safe place where you feel secure at night. So right now i’m neither happy nor sad that i’m leaving. I’m just numb i guess. Maybe a little glad that i’ll be starting a new chapter, maybe a little scared at what horror i might find.

  As for Assam, i wish i could have seen more. It is a slow peaceful place with too few violence. And Dibrugarh is like the gentle uncle who always smile. I’ll miss the sparkling clear ground water here. It taste so good and made my hair so damn silky. The tea gardens are all so beautiful. A perfect place for meditation. The people here chew pan all day long and do their daily chore slowly as if they have all the time in the world. Entertainment comes in the name of Puja. Every single Pujas are celebrated very grandly here. Sometimes i wonder how many puja there can be in a year? coz i seem to be called to eat every month. Durga puja is just a few days from now and the discounts/sales have soared up feeding the shopaholic urges. Everyone with a new cloth. Last year i saw a titanic bhandal as well as an Egyptian one. It’s interesting how they make funny designs to keep their God and Goddess. Creative design they must be calling it.

The cost of living here is so low that you can save up a huge sum even with a midget salary. Not me though of course, i’m a spendthrift by birth. Don’t judge!  So itz a place of simple people and simple dreams. Sometimes i wish i could be more like the girls in my PG. They don’t want much and seem to be contended with what they’ve got. They dream of marriage and beautiful kids. The only worry i find with them is when their guy scolded them for something and they cry. Happiness is a treasure. Even if you’re a caveman and live a happy contended life, then i say that’s a life well spend. And i think it’s safe to say that Assam is a happy place.


And that’s me being nice. The truth is I was bored to dead by the 3rd month i stayed here. I can do without the ground water which obviously comes from the hand pump that i pumped each and every day. Now that I think of it, i might have grown a muscle or two thanks to that exercise!  I slept with mice scurrying everywhere and my dreams contain me terminating them in matrix outfits. Almost half of my time spend here is by day dreaming which often involves drooling heavily remembering some fatty food far out of reach.  Most of the time i don’t bother to do anything which was good in some ways since the girls think i’m a calm understanding person who doesn’t backbite like the others. “ A good listener” they must be thinking but i didn’t hear half of what they said. The warden sings praises too forgetting easily the small complains i made. My colleagues have different opinions of me, i don’t want to get into the details here. All in all, i’m relieved that this part of my life is over. Even though it was one of the most easiest and impulsive part of my life and i did some crazy things and learned a lot from them, Hallelujah I’ll be gone in 3 days!

2 comments:

  1. Can't agree more. I still long for the peaceful and rejuvenating evenings I had in Guwahati.

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  2. Yeah, Assam is quite rejuvenating :)

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