In the South They Have a Mouth

21 Sep

a.k.a. This Townie Gets No Brownie

OJ: Hey, you went to Khandala?

BFF: Yeah, office off-site. Ghattu went too.

OJ: Oh fun! His first trip out of Bombay!

BFF: Not really, he’s been to [the Boy’s former suburban home], no?

Reserve your judgement, people. As a teenager, I used to have a pen-pal in Andheri. We even met once.

19 Responses to “In the South They Have a Mouth”

  1. Shivani September 21, 2009 at 5:26 pm #

    Oh my gosh, you’re s-u-c-h a towniee !! 😛

    Don’t lunge for my throat, this is what my fellow burbies in Xavier’s used to say to all South Bombay types

  2. dipali September 21, 2009 at 6:17 pm #

    Such an awesome sense of geography you South Bombay types have!!!!
    How is the cuddlesome Ghattu doing?

  3. Anamika September 21, 2009 at 8:04 pm #

    You will never know where I grew up. People would ask me if we received Doordarshan Channel 2. hmpf!

  4. Orange Jammies September 22, 2009 at 9:15 am #

    Shivani: Wait….you’re a XAVIERITE? 😀

    dipali: Ghatlet the Cutlet has learned to: a) walk b) clap c) charm the pants off all and sundry to get what he wants. And today is his first birthday party!

    Anamika: Oh tell, tell! I just learned about the existence of a place called Charkop on Saturday, so I may as well expand my horizons further, non? 🙂

  5. G September 22, 2009 at 9:47 am #

    I was once asked by a guy “So how does one get to Thane?” (That is where I come from)
    And I said “The same train that goes to your Dadar goes to Thane as well” 😛

  6. wordjunkie September 22, 2009 at 11:23 am #


    Charkop, eh… is it too soon to mention such remote outposts as Chakala, Vidya Vihar and Govandi ?

  7. Nino's Mum September 22, 2009 at 11:32 am #

    hahahaha 🙂
    This was delicious!

  8. Orange Jammies September 22, 2009 at 2:20 pm #

    G: One of my favorite people lives in Thane. My masseuse. 😀

    wordjunkie: I will have you know I have a fair indication of the whereabouts of Chakala. Ahem! *scuttles off before WJ can actually test her.*

    Nino’s Mum: Oh I am much improved, Nino’s Mum. Growing up, Bandra was a day trip. Now I stun my family and friends by traipsing off to Juhu for the occasional evening. 😉

  9. Shivani September 22, 2009 at 2:38 pm #

    Yo! The same Xavier’s of the quadrangle, Malhar & Janfest fame 🙂 Et tu?
    No wonder you’re so cool 😀

  10. Orange Jammies September 22, 2009 at 2:46 pm #

    Shivani: I’m COOL? 😀 Didja hear that, world? I’m COOL! :mrgreen: I even went to Fashion Week yesterday and looked suitably bored, so take that!

  11. Nitya September 22, 2009 at 9:12 pm #

    Arjun is, umm, geographically challenged as well… After explaining to him exactly which suburb we live in, he patiently asks me, ‘Yes, but when are you taking me to live in Mumbai?’

  12. faredoon September 24, 2009 at 2:22 pm #

    Boisar, Badlapur, Asangaon. All are within reach, so buy your dream “weekend getaway” home now! 🙂

    Actually, I’m serious.

  13. Orange Jammies September 24, 2009 at 2:23 pm #

    Nitya: Told ya he was smart. 🙂 So Mommy Nitya, when are you bringing him to Bombay?

    faredoon: So is the Rann of Kutch. Take a hike! 😛

  14. faredoon September 24, 2009 at 2:27 pm #

    And did you forget? I’m such a hardcore “Thane-ite”. Thane rocks!

  15. Orange Jammies September 24, 2009 at 2:33 pm #

    faredoon: Yeah right, Grant Road boy! Don’t you forget I have the dirt on you.

  16. the mad momma September 28, 2009 at 4:21 pm #

    😀 yeah – thats what we say when we go to Gurgaon to visit friends

  17. Orange Jammies September 29, 2009 at 9:04 am #

    the mad momma: But G-gaon is out of Delhi, non? It’s in a whole other state! 😕

  18. supmm October 13, 2009 at 2:37 pm #

    @ OJ I’v been a townie and I’v stayed in Dadar as well _ i’v seen both sides of the fence 😛

    @ Mad Momma I travel to and fro Haryana & delhi every day 😛

  19. Orange Jammies October 13, 2009 at 10:25 pm #

    supmm: You know, these days the boundaries have stretched a bit. Lower Parel is now included in the definition and I’m pretty sure Dadar isn’t considered suburban either. Although for us old-schoolers, it’s an entirely different matter. 😉

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