We all had to come out of the teynampet dhaba with our bells loosened and aiding each other from not collapsing. It was due to the wide range of delicacies we had that night. One of my colleagues at verizon (Rajagopal a.k.a kozhi) was forced to choose a better life. Yes, he decided to leave Verizon and join Ericsson. His harbinger would be thala kotta (Arun) who inaugurated this trend. Hope i also join this league in the near future.
Kozhi's treat was on dilemma. He was dilly-dallying and procrastinating many times. Finally a committee was formed under bala and andi to fix the venue and day to be August 6th, 9PM at teynampet dhaba, a place renowned for its potpourri of chickens.
Myself, Bala, Andi, Madan, Praveen, Phalgun and Murli were invited to embellish Raj's final treat. Palgun drove his car accompanying Kozhi and Murali with him. Myself, andi, praveen and madan came by two-wheeler. We all reached there on time. And we found a decent place in the open. The environment was colorful ;).
Lavish Murali and Ravenous Andi dictated the items. Palgun, Raj and Madan were the 'veggies' who were in lesser number (or is it greater ;-) ?) that day. Tomato soup, Hot & Sour chicken soup and Jaljeera were ordered to stimulate our appetite.
Then the starters which was really an elongated list of chickens included Dragon chicken, Tandoori chicken, Reshmi kabab, Tangdi kabab, Chicken 65 and Ginger chicken. Along with that we also ordered Chilli Prawn, Paneer tikka, Gobi fry. These items forced the main course out of the question. Still we had to order something for namesake. I recall them to be Butter naan, Romali Roti and palgun ordering some brown colored naan. I was full after having three to four pieces of chicken. And so were Murali, Madan and Raj. The remaining 'husky 4' raped the dishes that were served.
Amidst our banquet, we found ways to pass time joyfully which included eyeballing an iyer girl from the next table, badgering madan, pepping up kozhi etc.,
For desserts, we ordered Gulfi, Gulabjamoon and Jilabee. Beverages were pepsi and lime soda. Snapped these memorable moments with praveen's sony ericsson.
We all greeted Kozhi for his successful future ahead. All the very best da Kozhi!!! Consider this an apocalypse and seek a new and fruitful beginning!!!