I was not in a good mood, little depressed. I got a call from my favorite senior from Mumbai, I told him that I was not in good mood, he asked me to come down to Mumbai. I did not give a second thought and decided to go as my family was in hometown. I was alone so thought to go to Mumbai by road. As you all know that I love driving. So I decided that I would do the ride on my car Swift Dzire ZXI. I spoke to our watchman to accompany me but he ditched in very last moment.
I took my car around 1 AM and started. I drove almost for 6 hours and near Umarga, I felt sleepy, my car was almost about to hit the divider. I took a long breath and stopped car near a tree. I thought to take a halt at Solapur but that was 30 KM far away and I was not in the condition to drive so I took sleep around 8 AM in my car only. When I woke up it was 11 AM. I took tea and again started driving. This time I was feeling refreshed and I had put songs at high volume. The moment I reached Solapur, the highway was very good, I drove at 160 KM/hr speed. Near Pune I felt very hungry, but I decided not to stop, I got a call from my friend who was staying in Pune. He asked me to visit him for sure. I stopped near one restaurant to collect Chocolates for kids, I was talking to manager, suddenly I heard the voice of a lady who was asking half plate of Sev-Puri (a Marathi Dish) but manager refused to give half plate, he was insisting to take full plate but that lady told that she was alone and could not finish up full plate. The food would be wasted, I liked her this point so I told her to take full plate and I would share half of that. I also paid my share too. I spoke to her and she told me about herself. She was in UK, returned to India last month and was living in Pune with in-laws. I offered her lift but she refused. She finished her food first and left. I quickly finished mine and thought to say thanks to her but she was not there. I checked with Manager but he told that she went, I went out and checked with passengers to check about any bus arrived, they told that there was no bus arrived from past 45 minutes. But she told me that she came by bus from Solapur which was 25 minutes back. I was confused but then thought might be God sent her to provide me food.
I reached Pune around 4 PM, visited my friend’s place and started to Mumbai at 11 PM after having dinner. Mumbai-Pune Expressway was awesome, so I switched On my Mobile camera and shot video of Night Vision. You can check video on my YouTube Channel.
I reached Mumbai around 4:30 AM and met my favorite senior, whom I met after 12 years. We almost talked for 4 hours and at 9 AM he left for office and I went to sleep. I woke up around 2 PM, had lunch and then we went to Juhu Beach. I met few amazing people over there. Visited Amitabh Bachchan house “Jalsa“, then visited one more friend in BhikhaJi Cama Place after 11 years almost.
Next Day I started my return journey. That was much more adventurous and dangerous. Stay tuned with me. I will share that in my next article.