Monday, 29 March 2010

Cars and our mis-adventures with them ..

The weekend was fun in many ways a very dramatic one. Saturday after the much planned out morning sessions of doing some constructive work, we decided to lunch at Hotel Ashoka in Egmore .. I ve heard the hotel is a good one .. but it was my first time there. After the good food and some vetto talks .. I along with my friends D and H got into my car .. Almost 10 mins into the car and we hear some peculiar sounds .. and the people in the road are pointing to our car and trying to tell us something .. Pulling the car to the side of the road , we got down to check what was wrong - The silencer was broke and was hitting the road as we drove ... :( :( .. We were almost a kilometer away from my place .. My dear friends D and H helped me move the car to my home in the " karagata karan movie style" - for the uninitiated , the car in that movie always had to be moved with people pushing it ..

After relaxing at home and refreshing ourselves .. we had a fun evening shopping for my friend Jaya's bday .. which entailed me into getting 2 new dresses for me :) :)

Sunday , Midway into celebrating Jaya's bday .. D's car got stuck in the sand .. after trying out various techniques .. and all that stuff that i came across when our canter at Ranthambore forest got stuck the same way .. but it didnt help here .. and after quite sometime of experimentation with stones , stick , sand and the car .. We finally did it .. after some serious rubber burning.. literally .. we could sense the smell of the tyre after its great impact with hot sand .. Neverthless, the car didnt give up until we all reached home safely ..

The last week also started on an adventurous note where I along with D and H walked from nungambakam to Anna nagar .. huff.. whata week its been ?? :)


karthik s said...

"THE WEEK THAT WASN'T" with Shalini Gowrishankar.. ;P :D
omg, u seem to be having a torrid time with cars this week.. one good thing though was that u've done enough walking to skip one whole month of ur early morning walks. :P

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


he he ya .. The walking thou' was tiring was fun eventually .. btw, I don' walk early mornings, do it only in the evenings :)

Jigsaw said...

hilarious !! 'karagatakaran' nice touch! :)lmao.. jus imagined hw the sight wud ve been.. of gals pushing the car.. with tht bgm... :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Nice imaginatio.. but in this case it was guys :)

Jigsaw said...

ah.. the classic!! always the guys :P

asha said...

mis adventure indeed. Where is your mmi?. BTW check out my blog, I have tagged you.

Nothing but "Ficus" said...

Hey, found your blog from Indiblogger and blogrolled you :)

About your post:

Nungambakkam to Anna Nagar is some serious walking indeed. But I think it;s something you must cherish. These days with cars and bikes everywhere walking is something one does very rarely.

Vasanthan said...

reminds me. in the army one of our convoy 1.5 ton vehicle got stuck in a ditch. 2 front tires got stuck. and we were all rushing for time. so all units were called upon to tow the vehicle out of the ditch. we managed by lifting, towing and using the 4 wheel drive. what a mammoth task that was, every one of us won't forget it for the rest of our lives.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


he he ya .. happens most of the times :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


:) , sorry was held up with a bit of project work .. I know its a lame reason for not putting up my MMI , but its up this week. Will take up your tag soon :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Nothing but "Ficus"

Thank you for linking me , glad you like my blog :)

Yup, it was some serious walking *sigh* .. Im happy the weather wasn't as hot as it is these days ..

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


I could actually visualize on how the whole scene would have been.. Life gives us so many mis- adventures but later these are some experiences we would never forget..