Can you believe I’ve been with you for last six months? No na… Well, my joining letter says so. When I stepped in to your world on 20th January, I was a simple village girl who never knew the etiquettes of city life. Huge flats, flashy lightings, fast food corners, trendy clothing styles… Everything was so new to me.
A land known for hospitality, a place famous for art admirers, a city known for foodies (How can anyone blame these people as they are getting the best biriyanis, porottas, halwas, fish items etc!), a town that has the most sincere auto drivers… This place can be described with many phrases. However, only after reaching here, I could understand you sound more pretty with the name ‘Koyikode’ as called by your natives rather than the printed name Kozhikode or Calicut, the name given by foreigners.
On this occasion, I should also say that I’m grateful to Mr. Radhakrishnan KG or RK, my boss for trusting and appointing me as the Social Media Executive of Webnamaste.
Webnamaste- My dearest office
Avani- My uncle’s house that gave me warmth and all the love more than I expected
SBT ATM, Vattakinar- An ATM which never denied money for me
City Buses- Green colored buses Athira, Vishnu, Golden, Jawan, etc for helping me travel.
Mananchira- A lake that always kept silence without taking the pride of being a soul around which the whole city revolved.
Palayam- The market place providing all the essential goods for the citizens to survive
Sopanam- A veg restaurant that offers Biriyani for 30 Rs and Gobi for 10 Rs
Railway station- For being a venue of my meeting with my best friend
SM Street or Mittayitheruvu – Get jeans that costs only Rs 150 from here. Not only jeans, you can find many quality items especially on Sunday market here.
Focus Mall- One of my favorite hangouts
Big Bazaar- For making me crazy with its huge collection of teddies
May Flower- The chiratta biriyani of this hotel is awesome
Beaches- No words to describe
Modern Coolbar- For giving me yummy mango juice
Dominos- For serving hot pizzas especially when it rains outside, lovely
Ojin Bakes- A place to hide from heavy showers and to have a nice coffee
Happy Creations- The mobile hub that presented me a Nokia X2 cell phone
Sonali- An air-conditioned bus which takes me home on my weekends
Also there are so many people who have entered and rarely some who have exited from my heart. Some characters can break your heart, while others can heal it. Luckily, in my office, I’ve a group of good friends-Amith, Ayesha, Basabi, Jishnu, Nikhil, Nimiya, Roshna and Shahan-whom I can always count. Also thanks to:
Muthashan, Vallyaphan and Cheriyamma- For your guidance and help
Appu and Alaka- My brother and sister; remembering all crazy things we’ve done here
Anoopettan- A close friend gifted to me by Kozhikode
Vibinettan- Also known as yoyo, who always love to be in touch with everyone he meets
Uncle- RK’s dad for his care
Laxmi- My college mate who belongs to Calicut, now working in Bangalore (though whenever we plan to meet, it’ll be cancelled because of some or other reasons)
Many more names of people and places are left out. If I continue, you’ll get bored. See, I forgot to mention about the Press Club, the sight of which reminds me every day that I’d a life of journalist once. It is already 12 o’ clock. I’ve miles to go…Let me have a nap!!!