Experiences of staying with Venkata Natukula Pavan Kumar !!

Indeed the name is big enough. That seems to be mandatory for common
for any guy from Andhra Pradesh, or should I say South India? He is
quite cynical about the spelling of ‘pawan’ I have the habit of
spelling it as ‘pawan’ as most of the people, but he maintains that
it is ‘pavan’. I am also not sure of the order of the four words in
the name!!!

We are staying together during this internship, so getting to know
him and many other AP fellows through this experience. Various
others , because firstly , most of the AP guys are same!!! he
himself admits this. And secondly, there is a very beautiful thing
amongst these AP guys. They know every other entra in the college.
Not just in the batch, but also juniors and seniors. So he tells me
a thing or two about one entra or the other every day. When Pawan
kumar sings telugu songs, I feel as if I am watching Gemini or Sun
tv. They are all the same!!! In fact, it’s quite strange that in one
room, songs of 2 different languages can be heard in one room. His
telugu and my hindi can be distinctly identified.

This guy also has strange curiosities. On of them being,”i want to
see how a gals’ toilet looks like!”. I think that was really
creative of him.

These days I am watching lotsa Telugu movies with him. They are quite
understandable. After all, they are all Indain movies. Some of them are good


When Chentra visits us!!!

Now I was quite settled in Klagenfurt. Time flows quite fast here, through work, through jokes with pawan!!! Now it was my second weekend here. It seems to be a crime here to stay at home during weekend!! We didn’t want to be criminals. Plus it was a good time to visit new places in Austria. We were talking about some trip with our friend from Graz. He is Mr. Alok Chandra. and we call him Chentra!! . So we planned to go for trip to Salzburg and Vienna. After lot of plannings(Indians plan like anything for even the minutest event, ample proofs of it will come during the trips we made in europe, some of them being extremely funny!) and negotiati0ons about the timings , fare and place to meet, it was decieded that Chentra wouldcome to Klagenfurt to see this place and then we would proceed together to Salzburg. There came Chentra. I went to recieve him on station. He asked how far our hostel was from the station. I told him that it wud take some 15 mins. though I knew it was goin to take some 45 mins. Me cheapskate!! After all, bus fare was 1.6 euro.

Chentra taught us how to cook.

Infact, i guess that was the first day when we cooked rice in 15 days!! I had sprouted grams which I keep for breakfast. To have a nice bod. But Chentra is a guy with lot optimism. He finds opportunity in difficulty. We didn’t have lentils then. So he made some curry with grams . I was wondering how wud he make them without boiling. But this guy knows wht to be done with that. He gave me some instructions to cut onions and tomatoes, but wht came out finally was really delicous, both in taste and looks. We really devoured the food.

I also cleaned the room. Chentra’s visit was really like a visit to my home of some cousin. He also reciprocated such feelings. I wud while away with my cousins when they come to our place, and then we would go out and see places and markes around. We wud cook also. Similarly, we had lot of fun when chentra was here. We went and see Minimundus- a place that houses replicas of all the famous bulildings and monuments of the world.

Then we also did boating in the lake. In the room we ate our food by placing some kinda ‘food mats’ on the table, lest the table should become unclean. Me clean clean boy. Those ‘food mats’ were nothing but some useless cardboards or poly bags vacated from pawan’s clothes!! But we really ate like a family then.

While preparing dinner, we screwed pawan kumar, by giving him complicated cooking instructions!! and that too in hindi!!. We told him to make sure that colors of fried onions was brown. Look at the shade of brown!!!!
All in all, these were 2-3 days of ulti masti.