I was crossing shimla and suddenly at ghora chowki a red cloth wrapped around a golgappa cart caught my attention, I immediately pulled over for this yummness, little did I knew I'll meet a inspiring man.
A guy in his early twenties was offering golgappas and papri chat, the golgappas with aloo chana filling and spicy water were so yum & perfect that I was forced by my taste buds to try the papri chat as well.
So this yummy afair was about to finish and suddenly a man in his late forties offered me tissues.
I enquired whether the cart is his and he said yes and the guy was his son, Second question was where he hails from and reply came Hathras, Next question was how he came to shimla and the answer which made my day was: "21 saal phle ghumne aaya tha sahib, yh jagha itni pasand aayi ke yahi bas gaya. "
For next 10minutes he told me his story how he rented the room at 400rs back then and now the price of same room is 4k, His three children, wife and parents still lives in hathras and they keep visiting him.
His children studied in hathras as back then shimla didnt have too many options, his children are well settled now, two of them working and third one is studying. He also had another golgappa cart which is handled by his servant.
After listening to his stories I asked his name and he smilingly replied
My journey to home continued after promising harish to come again whenever I visit Shimla, The way back I was thinking about him that how he managed his life for the love of Shimla. He is the perfect example of:
"Love the life you live, Live the life you love" .
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