Mar 4, 2013

A Visit to Dream City

(This post is written and posted in collaboration with CouponDunia)
How many of you know that before I started living in the Cochin city, I had been leading the life of a part time apprentice , a post graduate student, a journalist, an art enthusiast, and a fitness freak in Kerala's capital city, Thiruvananthapuram? Long term readers must be refreshing their memories right now about my curious narratives that centered around my Thiruvananthapuram experiences. After reaching Cochin, the creativity never performed the same. That may be an understatement. I might be getting better feedback for my write ups written based on the life and times in Cochin than what I got for the stories about Thiruvananthapuram days. But, as I was growing up, the excitement at the end of each post was lessening gradually. Perhaps, that may be the reason why I think Cochin didn't inspire me creatively.

The Movie
When The Movie was screened
However, I recently made a 5 days long visit to Thiruvananthapuram, the city where I believe I had my second childhood.  My short film 'The Movie' was screened in the Competition Section of the reputed Signs National Festival for Short Films and Documentaries. I found it as a good opportunity to go to the place which helped me grow practically, and see the changes happened since I left it before closely two years.

The journey was good, as Federation of Film Fraternity of India, who was the organizer of the fest, provided me two side train ticket and accommodation in an apartment. It was a great opportunity to meet some of the veteran persons behind the fest who belonged to the Art House stream of Malayalam cinema.

Let us leave the matter of cinema. I was feeling very nostalgic while walking through the once dear and familiar paths of Thiruvananthapuram. I passed through different places and corners of the city, where some of my beautiful memories were residing peacefully. When I went to the two storied building which was my dwelling place, I found no familiar faces, but that didn't disappoint me. Since I had no vehicle to travel on my own, many times I requested for two wheeler lifts, and majority of the Thiruvananthapuram men did not find it as a disturbance to help me. On such pinion rides, I glanced across the corners and places in a nostalgic mood which were once my hangouts.

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