Puttani express and cotton candy

My first ever trip as a kid was within my hometown of Bangalore. Growing up under one roof with my dad’s parents and my dad’s brothers and their families meant chaotic times . The pressure relief valve for the adults was to take the kids to Cubbon Park( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubbon_Park). Once inside the park the first stop for the kids was the toy train know locally as the Puttani Express, which took kids on a full ride around the park. Once the ride was done it was time for cotton candy , ice cream and then running around to burn those calories off. While the kids were away the adults relaxed and took time off before we returned to the chaotic weekdays. These trips inculcated in me the spirit of family, sharing and responsibility as the bigger kids had to watch out for the smaller ones. It also was the start of admiring nature, trees and how important garden space was to a city.

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