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Mussoorie, Queen of the Frills


Spent an hour observing the aerial love games ofof Dragonflies. That's definitely something I always wanted to see. Rest of the weekend was spent doing something that I excel at, doing nothing.


Someone again asked the one question that I always dread. A very basic question. I now hate my long answers, long rehearsed through practice. But this time, the question came with an added layer of frivolousness. At night, walking down the narrow lanes carved in the hills, a wayfarer, an impetuous visitor typical to the northern hill stations of India any time of the year, shot the question towards me from across the road, 'Where are you from, Baby!'

How you wish your life was more like a Ritwik Ghatak film and how it keeps turning into a 'K.C. Bokadia Presents'.

Pinball machine.
Thanks to all the school in Mussoorie, game archades are still in business.



Grip Test. I am a clerk.
Shani gaya tel lenay shaniwar ko. The guy really loves oil.
Ear Gun
Air Gun
Report the map.
Skating Rink. Claimed to be India's biggest. On being asked about films that were shot here, the manager happily added that besides films, this place has also hosted many wrestling matches of Dara Singh.





At the Mussoorie Lake.

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  1. LOOOOOOVE! That sign at phone is adorable, and I would most definitely go in the ear gun store, though I don't think I'd let them near my face.

    Is that roller rink in Aa Gale Lag Jaa? I recently re-watched that but am having trouble remembering what that scenen looked like.

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  2. That's the first thing I wanted to know. I do think 'Wada Karo' was shot here. But I got no confirmation. All I got was that in next couple of months Mimoh is going to be shooting there.

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  3. Ah, Mussourie. The Himalyan version of Delhi's Karol Bagh. Crowded and full of kitsch. We usually make a beeline for the more serene Dhanolti, bypassing Mussourie altogether. I do like the hill-country beyond Mussourie, though. Perfect for reading poetry, rambling through the woods and painting.

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