Sunday, 16 June 2013

New Place

Been a little more than a week at this new place in Noida. I am in love with the room, the balcony and the fact that I don't have to share the loo with 4 people. Obviously the only thing I detest is the distance I have to travel to reach office every morning but that's an okay deal as in return I get some much-needed peace of mind.

In Kolkata I stay in Salt Lake, a place many do not even consider to be 'in' Kolkata, (a fact they conveniently forget when they spend hours gossiping at City Centre). I love Salt Lake (do not know if we'll stay there forever but still ...) , it's quiet. Though the proliferation of ground-floor offices, eateries and people who spit out betel-nut juice everywhere does get on my nerves yet even now once I enter Salt Lake, I feel I'm home. The space, the calm comforts me. I know for people who stay in busier parts of the city Salt Lake seems like a desolate place but not to me. I feel suffocated elsewhere. I do not like having twenty shops near my house, I do not enjoy hearing the noise of traffic all day every day.

Perhaps that is why I have taken quite well to Noida, (at least the sector in which I stay), it is green, there's a lot more space to breathe. Safety is a concern but I'm sick and tired of living in fear.

1 comment:

Simantini Sinha said...

I had my college in Salt Lake, and during the winter afternoons, I would walk with a friend, or sometimes all by myself, after classes. Nice place. Reminded me of North Bengal with its trees and sparse traffic.