Reunion.

 was waiting for this photograph to come to write this post and it has just come in. This was taken on Friday the 13th when I had gone for a reunion with my old colleagues from more than a quarter century ago.   This was the reason that I had posted my weekly Friday LBC post a day earlier.

All these worthies live in and around Mumbai or in Pune.  Five more from my days with my employer than the six who had attended the lunch meeting about which I had written earlier had joined us and one who had attended the earlier meeting could not join us due to illness and another due to having been away at Kolkata. Two more could not attend as one was away in Dubai and the other in Ahmedabad.

You can see that the eleven characters here are anything but specimens who have frittered their lives away. Had the four who could not make it to the reunion attended, four more proofs would have been provided.  My association with them starts from 1970.  I had known some of them for forty plus years!

The reunion was at The Golden Swan Country Club in Thane which is located 165 Kms away from where I live. The very young looking gent at the rear row right extreme, is a member and had made the arrangements for us to meet and have lunch there.

I had picked up another resident from Pune where I live,  and the two of us picked up another attendee closer to Thane on the way. While returning I had dropped both of them from where I had picked them up in the morning.  It took us three and a half  hours on the way to the venue and four on the way back.

We had a grand time reminiscing about the old days and also discussing matters of greater current import.

A grand time was had by all and the next meeting’s date fixed for late July during the monsoon.

Indian spiritual tradition teaches us four principles and the First Principle states:
“Whomsoever you encounter is the right one”
This means that no one comes into our life by chance. Everyone who is around us, anyone with whom we interact, represents something, whether to teach us something or to help us improve a current situation.

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15 Responses to Reunion.

  1. tammy j says:

    i wish i could make the picture bigger.
    and i like that you wear the traditional men’s clothes.
    and i’m so glad you put a link to the golden swan country club!
    i can picture you all sitting under the cool palm trees enjoying lunch and memories and current affairs!
    tammy j recently posted..moving on old bean

  2. Sunil Chandran says:

    Thanks a ton for mentioning me, looking forward to meet you in the near future.
    Always admired and remembered you………

  3. “You can see that the eleven characters here are anything but specimens who have frittered their lives away.” On the other hand, I’m an unabashed underachiever and fritterer. That works too! 🙂
    Cheerful Monk recently posted..Laptops

  4. shackman says:

    S;eaking of reunions, this is teyear of my 50th highschool reunion. I won;t beattending though.

    • Nine years ago, I tried to organise the 50th year of my school leaving and advertised in the local paper to generate some interest. I got zero response and the then Principal of the school showed no interest whatsoever to the project and I gave up. On the other hand, our Business School graduating class of the 1967 vintage, is celebrating the Golden Jubilee reunion at the campus later this month. I shan’t go as the programme is quite hectic and I am in no physical condition to undergo the stress. I am however kept in the loop by the alumni and feel bad that I am unable to go.

  5. I see a certain quote that appeared on my blog – reply from you – recently…

    the first time I casually met my new encounteree – it gave much food for thought – and then having another serendipity encounter, much, more food for thought…now I have to see if we get another encounter!

    so glad you “worthies” have set up another encounter… particularly as I’m sure much will evolve from your recent chatting, as in much food for thought…

  6. Pravin says:

    You were in Mumbai! I wasnt in your check list, Ok 🙁 ;(

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