Ten on Tuesday – 4

cooltext468162920.png10 Things I Like About Moving to a New City

  1. It’s a whole new experience. I have loved staying in a metro city like Mumbai to “soon-to-be” Metro cities like Jaipur and Lucknow and towns like Jodhpur, Kota and Jammu. Each place offered a distinct flavour and gave us an experience of a life time.
  2. Every city has given us a new set of friends, thereby adding a different sparkle and energy in our life.
  3. Each place has taught me a lot about adaptation. For example,staying in Mumbai for 8 years, made me a “Mall Woman”. Even for shopping of onions or bread, it would be the likes of Spencer’s or D-Mart or Big Bazaar etc, where, I’d go. While in Jodhpur and Jammu, none of these brands have entered yet, so without a frown, I have shopped till I dropped in these places too!
  4. A new place, a new house and a new decor to make it a home. I love this aspect of arranging everything in a new layout!
  5. The clutter that we accumulate in a short span of time at each place gets sorted, distributed or discarded as we move to a new place.
  6. Each city has made us acquainted with it’s unique culture and traditions. We have experienced, the hectic pace of life and not knowing one’s own neighbours in Mumbai to extra nosey neighbours and very conservative and orthodox outlook in Jodhpur. Everybody is a friend in Lucknow and everybody is extra religious in Jammu!
  7. Food of each city has added variety and spice in our tummies. The Gatte and Kadhi, Dal-Baati of Jaipur and Haldi-ki-Subzi and Mirchi Vada of Jodhpur to Kebabs of Lucknow and Rista-Gushtaba-Tabak Maas of Jammu have tantalised our taste-buds and made us more open to different tastes and treats.
  8. I like the exploration part! And exploring in a new city for a tailor who would alter the jeans or looking for red sandal powder which would be sold by a lone shopkeeper in the market which had narrow by-lanes, looking around and trying to commit every sight, every banner/hoarding to memory, for future reference and finding what you need is one thrilling experience.
  9. The weekend-getaways are always new and different, as there is so much to explore in and around each city.
  10. I like the whole process of packing, unpacking, arranging, exploring, settling, learning, savouring and adapting at the new place, simply awesome and amazing!!
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22 thoughts on “Ten on Tuesday – 4

  1. Shilpa, That is such a wonderful summary of all things wonderful about moving cities 🙂 There is something absolutely wonderful in exploring a new place, a new culture, making new friends! Totally love this post 🙂

  2. This is so true….Every time we move a city we take a bit of it with us in our hearts… Shape us the way we are over the period of time 🙂 Well compiled list

  3. Frankly, moving out to a new city a quite a pain.But, what we look forward to is newer eating houses and and different social contacts with whom one can spend a quiet evening over a drink.
    Shilpa,why do you have to shift often?Is your husband in the Army?

  4. it is thrilling to move cities..even houses you know..I moved from gujarat, Umbergaon to Mumbai..then from hostel to with parents and such. Now again I will be moving out soon..

    Mumbai food you didn’t mention! how can you forget vada paav, misal paav, kothambir vadi, kanda bhajji and so many other things 🙂

  5. Isnt it wonderful to be moving and experiencing new places, food, people and its so fun…

    This is the first time, that I’ve failed to enjoy my shifting back to Chennai.

    Anyway, would love to move around so much, just like you…I want to experience the North Indian cities…lets see…

    Love this post !!! 🙂 Did u see that I took inspiration from your Ten on Tuesday posts… 😉

  6. Very nice post-brought back memories of my childhood.Dad was an engineer in a govt.job- with every transfer there was a new house,set of new friends ,new school and change in so many other things.Exciting it used to be.Now i live in the same place for the last 15 yrs.

  7. i find Moving across cities very adventurous 😀 and of course exciting… everytime adapting to a new life
    //mall women// 😀 hehehe thats what i am turning into these days

  8. @ Smitha : Thanks Smitha. You know, I love moving to different places. After a year or so, at a place, I start getting strong urges to move and if not move, atleast change the things around!! Thks 🙂

    @ Prats : Very well said, lots of learnings and loads of memories … always bring a smile when we look back. Thank you! 🙂

    @ Norman : Am glad 🙂

    @Aativas : Wow! that’s cool. Happy settling in Delhi. Wishing you loads of good times!
    Cheers 🙂

    @ BK Chowla : I have seen, those you have stayed at a place for 3-4 years, they find moving and settling in a new place a bit difficult. It’s like starting everything all over again… leaving the comfort zones…

    Yes, exploring newer places, meeting new friends is an added bonus.

    KG is with Vodafone, and we have moved to 4 places in 6 years and another move is eminent too! 🙂

    @ Neha : Oh, yes, thrilling it is!! Wow, you have moved around a lot too. But we have never done within the same city movement!

    I know, I know… honestly, I don’t like much of these (street food, I mean)…I know, I am committing a big crime by saying this!! 😀

  9. @ Pallavi : I know, lots of people hate relocating so often. But, if one has to move so frequently, might as well enjoy it!! 😀

    @ Jidhu Jose : Yes, it is Jidhu. 🙂

    @ Anil Kurup : I can understand. 🙂

    @ UmaS : I simply love the experience. :))
    Oh, is it?? 🙁
    Amen to your wish and I would like to explore South India!! 🙂
    Thanks Uma! 🙂 😛

    @ Avdi : Thank a lot Avdi! 🙂 Your comment has brought many smiles, this side!! :))))

    @ Kavita : I can understand!! But after staying for 15 years at a place, would you like to move now, if given an opportunity??

    @ Rajlakshmi : Cool Cool!!
    Let’s shop together sometime!! I am sure, we will have a great time. Shopping with like minded people is GREAT fun!! 😀

    @ Insignia : I love it Insignia. But I can understand your paranoia! It happens!
    Thks 🙂

    @ Phoenixritu : I know, if you stay at a place for a long, it’s difficult to move away! 🙂

    @ Swapna : Thanks Swapna. Am glad…will love to learn from your experience!

    Cheers 🙂

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