Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Six Months.... So Fast

Hello Koyikode,

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!!!


Village Girl


  1. congrats for completing 6 months... and i can't imagine u eating all those foods u mentioned der especially domino's part... i still remember u struggling wid pan pizza. just send all those food items here for me ;)

  2. I m missing Calicut completely... :(

  3. I hope to add a few more to your list when I complete my 6 months in koyikkod :)!!!

  4. @meenakshi...i hope u'll get down in calicut when u come to kerala for our friend's that time,i'll get u all these food items.

    @manu...yeah!i can understand

    @nishedathi...i know u observe things better than me... :)

  5. ya sure... provided she dnt forget dat she has to invite all of us :D

  6. hey my dear nice one.....eniku ishattayi

  7. Liked this description of yours of the city which means just about everything to me... there are a lot more spaces there to explore... Go ahead and be awed by the majestic splendour of Kozhikkode.. Cheers !