North East Day 1: Shillong

Reached Guwahati early in the morning and met up with my old friend – Nakul. Even though we had met after many years – it felt as if we had met yesterday. Went to his place – met up with his cousin. Relaxed for a while and then had breakfast – which was so heavy it was more of a lunch !! 
Nakul had to go to Shillong for a small site visit – and asked me to tag along. Also a few architects from Nepal had come to attend a workshop organised by Nakul – and they joined us for the trip. Two hours up – the journey was through a small winding road. We stopped at the “Orchid” for some lunch – and it was absolutely beautiful. The lake was on three sides of the restaurant. and with the large windows it looked simply amazing. Unfortunately the food left much to be desired. 
Further on we went to Shillong Peak – which had a panoramic view of the entire city of Shillong – however the weather became foggy and getting good pictures was not possible. Still – it was beautiful. Then – but not before getting in a small tiff with the **supposed** authorities about the use of a camera – we went to the Shillong Club to meet Nakul’s client – owner of one of the best restaurants (The Bamboo Hut) in Shillong and he asked us to wait in his restaurant while he took Nakul along to the new site. The food here was amazing and the ambience of the place was also cool.
None to soon the day ended and we reached home. . . . .

Dushyant Ahuja
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained