Maharaja’s. We went to Ooty with our Pre-Degree batchmates. I remember that we halted at the Trichur Zoo and that we bought More cigarettes in Coimbatore.

In Kovai Biju was our guide. There was this restaurant that he knew and he took us there for dinner. When the food was served Biju decided that we had come to the wrong place – the plates weren’t warm – and we scrammed from there.

Sangham at the Botanical Gardens

TV, Jose, Aby, Biju, Babu & Mookkan, during his Complete Man period

TV, Jose, Babu & Shibu

It was in Ooty that I first got a taste of kothamalli, and the intense dislike I developed for that continues to the day…

After lunch we went boating. While everybody else managed to row all around the lake, Sangham drifted in circles a few metres from the shore arguing about the right technique…