Wednesday, November 09, 2005

reminiscenceS anD hopE



I was browsing through some old photographs that i came across this photo. It was taken at Goa, when we toured there during engineering. I don’t remember the name of this beach; people who are more familiar with the beaches there may name it. Three old ladies and two dogs were sitting on a parapet near the beach. Three of us were present there that time and we thought that it would be a nice idea to take a photo of the ladies and the dogs together. But we can’t take the photo just like that right. The suggestion was that my friends will go and sit near them and I will take the photo of the ladies and the dogs, pretending that I am taking the snap of my friends. I gladly took the picture (obviously along with my friends. he... he... I didn't tell them..) and we all were happy; I for a different reason. Later, at the college, this picture became famous as “Three Grandmas and Four Dogs!!”

After engineering, 14 of us went to Mumbai to join the company which recruited us from campus. It was the first time that most of us were going to Mumbai and the two years we spent there were undoubtedly the most beautiful days in our lives. Geo has penned down a few of those memories in his blog.

I am going to that good old Mumbai today night. At Mumbai, we will be having a two day interaction with O&M. Sort of a dream come true as far as I am concerned. Those who know about adMad may know this craze of mine towards advertising. Then to Kolkata for participating in a contest there. Wish me luck people! :-)


22 comments:

Thanu said...

Tada .. me first..

It is a great picture. Have a great time in Mumbai. Good luck in the contest.

-thanu

sheela_b said...

Enjoy the time in Mumbai. I wish I could go too. What contest are you going for? Good luck!

rocksea | റോക്സി said...

i liked the naturality of the picture. it brought back memories in me too.

divya said...

enjoy mumbai!
n all the best for the contest.....wat is it abt?
TC,
Divs

Ganja Turtle said...

Hate to be critical...but nevertheless,here I go : the pic would have been too good if you had a very tight frame with just the old ladies/ the dogs and a lil of the beach...also black and white...however to you, the picture is beautiful because of your friends and memories...amen! ;-)

Ganja Turtle said...

And hey, on a separate note - whats this "interaction" abt? General? Project? And the contest?

>|' ; '| said...

nice! 3 granmas n 4 dogs ehh....i see only 2 fourlegged ones and ur friend :-/

Ogilvy n Mather ehh...rock 'em d00d!

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all the best for the kolkata contest jithu! intaglio :-?

hope and love said...

:))
the pix is very intresting..
all the best for the contest..

Geo said...

I think this is one of the northern beaches... dont remember going to such a place which is closely lined with greenery....

Goa rocks.... but not kalangute... that’s where we lost 2000 Rs on betting and 500 as fine for riding our bike through the beach :_( ... thinking of posting abt that ;_)))

milo said...

gud u hav such nice memories n frnds...

all d very best.. hav a gr8 time.

chips said...

wow...reminiscing seems to be the current mood...divs has also put up a post about her school days.

have fun in mumbai...and all the best with the contest! :-)

btw...i read geo's post..it was sidesplittingly funny...u guys did get up to a of of antics in mumbai!! :-))

Thulasi said...

aasamsakal

Jiby said...

hi jithu,
have fun in bombay. not to pour cold water over ur enthusiasm at meeting O&M i met a gal working there who handled the motorola account for which my coz worked. the gal just 27 looked almost 40 and my cousin remarked this was common in the ad-industry.i read recently that motorola fired o&m and i thought abt this gal who put in so many hours for them.

good luck to you man...i have followed ur admad blog and know ur enthusiasm for that...but this wuz one story i heard abt the adworld and thought i should share it with you.

AF said...

“Three Grandmas and Four Dogs!!”
LOLZZZ!!!!
ALL THE VERY BEST JITHU!!

sinusoidally said...

Question. Why did you so badly want to take the picture of three old ladies and a dog? Is there something you want to tell us?!!!

Just kidding!

Invincible said...

All the Best Jithu :) for the contest.
but, 2 days @ "Ogilvy n Mather" , man !! must be a dream cum true for anyone.
I remember reading @ David Ogilvy and how he carved the advertising carrier out of nowhere !!

is Jithu the next adman in the making :)

silverine said...

I have just got back from Goa and your pictures make me nostalgic already :)Best of luck with the contest and the O&M internship.

I see two dogs and two headless guys LOL

venus said...

you guys can be a good paparazzis!

niki yokota said...

very very nice pic of 4 dogs...lol
great idea, jithu!!!!

Jithu said...

hey guys i am sorry that i cudnt reply to ur comments here.. i didnt do that coz something happened in that journey.

i cudnt win that contest btw, but i feel its better that i didnt win it..