Friday, May 30, 2008


Cooking at 437 was fun. I learned my first cooking leasson at 437 and did lots of experiments. Most of the time I use to cut oninons and make tea but some-time use to make Dal and rice. No matter what masala I put the taste of the subzi remains the same :-).
Everyone had own style. There was one expert cook in the house and no doubt I think every one agrees it was Rahul.

--Manish (Motor chal rahi hai aur Pani aa raha hai)

Friday, May 23, 2008

Truely a home

I had earlier stayed with friends but stay at 437 was a whole lot different. The first thing I was really impressed was the way we maintained the place. In true sense it was a house and not a bachelor base camp. Initially every day had a new event like getting the motor fixed, getting the blinds/curtains, fixing the tube lights, getting the water tank installed in the garage, but it was a great experience.
The best thing between all 4 of us Nandan, Avinash, Ravi and me was that we had some kind of chemistry and that made 437 stay even more wonderful.

Avinash <------>------Ravi <----------->-------Nandan
When I moved in (Although I initially helped in shifting but I moved in after 2months) the place was still loaded with landlord's stuff, but eventually we arranged stuff and made the duplex apartment look better.
I still remember a protocol which all 4 of us used to follow:
We had a door bell, but if anybody among us would come home we would just tap on the latch to notify instead of ringing the bell. I don't recall how it started but that was our protocol.

And then there was one of our friend another Rahul V who not even tapped the latch , he just used to whistle . how was it... wssssssp.

Oh & yes that's me:

Thanks to Nandan, for getting the new look and feel and for the photo.

Chaar Teen Ka Saat

This was the first time I actually stayed with other people then may family. After my parents moved to Patna, I used to stay all my myself in a nondescript locality in East Delhi. The trigger to staying with flat-mates, as its popularly called in this part of world, was my movement to another city called 'Chandigarh'.I didn't stay there for long and when I was back, it made lot of sense to me to stay with friends.

So after spending one month at Avinash's place at Malviya Nagar, we hunted this place. It was coming out expensive since there were only two bread-earners when we moved here but it was all worth it. For the first time, we were staying in a duplex, it was very spacious (though very dated) and very well located.

I am adding a photo showing 3 of the residents. We hope to get some guest posts from folks who have been here and had a good time.

I think I have a pic which has four of us, probably we shot that outside of IMA in doon.

I plan to update it more frequently.

Friday, May 16, 2008

This is a new blog for people who have stayed/ visited 437.

The intention is just to recall the time spent in that place. 437 was not treated as a basecamp/ bacelorcamp but as a home.

About 437 i will write in my other post but here's a quiz to start with.
The purpose is not to get all correct answers but to cherish the time we spent at that place.
So give it a shot:

How many people came to 437 initially when first shifted and from where?

What was the name of the maid servant before Mukti?

Who said this "Meerut se hai hum". What was his address?

Who used to sing after switching off the lights?

Once electricity was cutoff by the UPSEB. Why?

What was the Land Line number of 437?

Who was the visiting chef once cooked upma for morning breakfast.

Who was the carrom champion?

Who were the two multani people who met for the first time in 437. What was there conversation?

Who used to come from work and open one of the shoes and watch TV for 10 minutes and then open another shoe?

Who had a bicycle?

Who said this "Kismat hai yaar"?

Who was the non drinker who used to be part of most of the parties?

Who used to visit 437 and when asked to stay would say "Ab meine socks pehen liye hai, so i have to leave"?

Who used to play guitar at 437?