Off to Govindaland

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There are some who visit Balaji in the 7 hills of Tirupati and say “Govinda Goooovinda”.

There are some who visit the dizzying heights of Mount Kailash and experience the ground where Lord Shiva allegedly dances the Tandava.

And there are some who visit the hallowed spots where Govinda danced with Karishma for most of the 1990s.

I belong to category #3. I will be in Zรผrich for the next 3 days.


Conversation with wife.

KA: Oi. What do you want from Switzerland?

VS: Nothing. Don’t spend money unnecessarily on me. Spend it buying nice things for yourself.

KA: (Mental note to buy her lots of chocolates, perfumes, and a swatch)

Conversation with youngest brother.

KA: Dei, I’m going to Zรผrich. What do you want from there?

KR: Um. What do you get there?

KA: Toblerone, which one gets in Nilgiris and Spencers. Watches, which cost about half of Belgium’s GDP apiece. Bank Accounts, of the Swiss type.

KR: Ok. Get me a few Bank Accounts.

KA: Ok. Will check and see if they open Zero-balance accounts.


20 responses to “Off to Govindaland”

  1. Voracious Blog Reader Avatar
    Voracious Blog Reader

    Enjoy maadi !

    Considered Tag Heuer or Tissot?

    Try to get your hands on Lindt chocolates. They are specialists in Swiss chocolates and are spread all over europe. Try out the factory outlets and go in there with a heavy purse. The prices aren’t sky rocketing, but you will come out with a trolley full of chocolates. []

    Voracious Blog Reader

  2. Rajendran Avatar

    Switzerland a! Buy a cuckoo clock, what else.

  3. zeppelin Avatar

    Lindt! and dark, if you fancy it! ๐Ÿ™‚ have a good trip! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Voracious Blog Reader Avatar
    Voracious Blog Reader


    Cuckoo clock is famous in South Germany and not in Switzerland.

    Voracious Blog Reader

  5. Rajendran Avatar

    @Voracious Blog Reader

    Aah – Twas not a very serious advise. I was just alluding to a famous quote from “The Third Man”

  6. krishashok Avatar

    VBR, zeppelin and Rajendran,
    Romba Tanks.

  7. clarissa Avatar

    Learn to yodel! Then serenade the wife with chocolates, perfume, a swatch and your new talent!

  8. Marc Avatar

    Dude. Swiss knifes. Get one for the bro and I’ll borrow it from him permanently.

  9. ChronicWorrier Avatar

    Pls tell me that conversation with wife was made-up??!
    If it is, & I didnt get it kindly ‘xcuse.

  10. krishashok Avatar

    Real conversation. She told me not to buy anything. So Im buying.

  11. K Avatar

    Switzerland is famous for its clocks, watches, handcrafts, army knifes and .. something none can buy .. Alps ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. jillumadrasi Avatar

    edhu nalla strategy …

    “She told me not to buy anything.”

  13. mahendrap Avatar

    Hey, how about some wholesome Swiss cheeze? They’ll never beat the Dutch at it, but hey it’s mucho bettero than anything you can get here!

  14. Shruti Das Avatar

    go to the temple and offer prayers god will fulfill all your wishes.

  15. Kiran Avatar

    Do sky-divin at Zurich…one of the best experiences you would ever have in life!! No, Seriously ๐Ÿ™‚ And as for Lindt..ah! mouth-watering!! A definite buy!

  16. Bikerdude Avatar

    Kindly sneeze, pay 100 USD to passers by and come back. Toblerone can be purchased at chennai airport.

  17. Priyank Avatar

    Wow how long did it take for you to learn how to decode your wife’s language ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Till you marry you need to learn and un-learn it so many times… phew!

  18. krishashok Avatar

    Business trip + Skydiving = sure cancellation of health insurance policy by my company

    Absolutely. Ive been gorging on Emmentaler and Gruyere.

    It took a 1000 cpu high performance grid to crack this one ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. amreekandesi Avatar

    You could shoot a nice song atop some hilltop, make a youtube video out of it, and send the link to the wife.
    She might be impressed ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. pr3rna Avatar

    //Nothing. Donโ€™t spend money unnecessarily on me. Spend it buying nice things for yourself.// You are very lucky ?:))

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