Thursday, May 5, 2011

Summer Vacation-yachting on the Hooghly

There are days when you just want to stay away from the markets if you are a trader.The 1st week of May has been one such period when thoughts turn maudlin and wander.

The cooler climes and the old treks in the Himalayas remind me that time is flying past and one needs to find a diversion lest the mind becomes the devil's playground.Kolkata having the Ganges(or Hooghly) passing right down the middle has been unable to turn it into another Thames.I see no Yachts in the Hoogly yet but the opportunity of Leisure activities in the middle of the city is too good to pass up.

Mumbai has more boating activity and I am hard pressed to find a travel guidue or even a boat building firm in Kolkata that has any concrete plans.The potential to develop water sports a la Hussainsagar Lake in Hyderabad is immense but who will come forward?

The Buggattis,Feraris and Audis have made their mark and I strongly feel that this is going to be the next big thing in India.So lets wait and watch and in the meantime lemme find a few sailor types!

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