It has been 18 months in the city of Nagpur and I can already feel the joy of living here. All my apprehensions of leaving one city and moving to another have long been settled now.
This place is lovely. It has its own small town kind of charm. Yet it is not small by any measure. One can get everything one wants to make a happy living here. There are nice places inside the city for shopping, eating or hanging around. Also there are great places for escapes outside the city. Lots of Tiger reserves and lakes, several forests and national parks. If you are a religious type of person, well there is no dearth of temples and shrines in and around the city.
But what strikes me the most is a place situated 35 kilometers away from the main city bounds on Katol road. This place is called IMT Nagpur. I have rarely seen a business school campus as self contained as IMT Nagpur. It resembles a small modern village. The main occupation of villagers here is teaching and learning. Their staple food consists of books, journals and papers!
IMT Nagpur has many distinctions when it comes to quality of campus life. But the most prominent of all is the greenery on this campus. There are lots of trees and these trees are home to variety of birds, insects and creatures. It is very common to spot parrots, squirrels, monkeys, frogs and even snakes here. There is even an orange orchard where we get plenty of juicy oranges two times in a year. Their supply has always been more than their demand. But here nature has its own economics and equilibrium. The sight of setting sun over the lake with flocks of birds returning to their nests in that reddish sky is simply mesmerizing.
Do visit this serene meditative state of the art colony once. These red bricks will leave you hypnotized for a long time.