October 31, 2017
It all began on the 4th of January 2017 with Shashi and me landing at the Pune airport, followed by half an hour by the Chennai gang. After the joyous greetings and bear hugs, we waited for the next arrivals. As the clock kept ticking, Parimal Parikh (assigned the task of reception at the Pune airport) asked me, “Do you think they have arrived or had we missed them?" I was aghast at this question - but I said to myself “Forgive him for he knows not what he is saying - as obviously, he has not attended any earlier Reunions". So, with tongue-in-cheek, I replied, “You have heard of sound traveling faster than light - this is a case of sound traveling faster than sight! Yes, guys - no prizes for guessing which gang was making its entry! Too elementary, except for first- timers and even they, within an hour of being at the Reunion, would have figured out the answer to this.
Anyway, jokes apart, their arrival really livened up the atmosphere as they always do! They are the backbone of our festivities and enjoyment, they are the soul of our reunions and so on and so forth (our next reunion is on an island and I don't fancy being dunked into the ocean). After squeezing the entire luggage into buses, we were on our way to Mahabaleshwar - jabbering away and bridging the gap between reunions in those hours.
Click here to read the full travelogue of the 1973 Reunion. Happy Reading!!