Tuesday, August 7, 2012

That Cup of Coffee

An idyllic setting for a memorable evening would be a walk along a river side, or sitting atop a hill on a rainy evening watching the birds flying back to their nests. Audacious as it may seem, the prospect getting lost in my thoughts in sync with nourishes my muted senses. Living in a (much cliched) "concrete jungle", I yearn for such an evening. Too good to materialize !!!

Coffee shops, have indeed paned out to be the urban alternative for a relaxed evening. The emergence of coffee shops across cities is indeed a testimony to the growing culture among us. I used to be cynical about coffee shops, the rationale being obvious, money. It was not until late 2010, that I had visited a coffee shop. I was with a couple of friends, at Gloria Jeans in Hiranandani, Powai, Mumbai. It was a memorable evening where we ended up conversing about a whole host of issues, over a big cup of coffee. It was indeed one of those memorable conversations I had. Hence started my love affair with coffee shops. Costa Coffee, in Hiranandani is another favorite hang out, owing to its idyllic ambience. I frequented the shop usually in company of a friend, and we used to spent our time gossipping over a cup of cappucino and a blueberry muffin. This place has witnessed some of the most memorable and hilarious moments of my life in Mumbai. Coffee shack in campus was another favorite spot where I used to unwind after a long day at work, discussing on failed experiments or fantastic results or cribbing about the lab. However over the past year, my friend circle petered out, as they moved to different parts of the world in search of better career prospects. However my love for coffee shops remain. I take my cup of coffee at the coffee shack and introspect on my day at work, assessing and analysing the numerous possibilities. However, I miss those inspiring and hilarious conversations, but I have learned to live without it. 


Gaudhaman J said...

Gloria jeans :) it was a nice place :)

Anonymous said...

Cheenu..i love reading ur blog.. keep writing....Jikky

Abhijeet Kshirsagar said...

Nicely eritten short n sweet