By Dr. Neeta Baporikar –
As I travel down the memory lane of my childhood, memories of Belgaum flash through my mind and l become nostalgic. I was born in Lengade’s Building, Near Tilakwadi Club where I spent few years of childhood, and latter resided in Hindwadi. I did my schooling from St. Joseph’s and graduated from Gogte College of Commerce in early 80s.
I thought I would share some of these memories with Belgaumites (or is it now Belgavies) and what better way than through Uday’s allaboutbelgaum.com, a site or rather a good effort to bring Belgaum and Begaumites to the forefront in this “I “– WORLD (Internet)!
Here it is for you all – young to read and old to reminisce……………..
Belgaum in 1970’s meant ……..
St. Joseph’s, St Paul’s, Beyon Smith, Vanita and Tilakwadi Schools.
Gogte, RPD, GSS and RLS Colleges.
Tilakwadi, Kaliamarai and Hindwadi residential areas.
Bogarves, Goaves, Maruthi Galli, Ramadev Galli and Khade Bazaar.
Military Mahadev, Kamal Basti, Kapileshwar and Maruthi Temples.
Apparanji, Iyengars, Patils, Naiks, Marathes and Joshi Professors.
Majumdars, Badkundris, Tagares Barristers and Advocates.
DBKulkarnis, Shivangis, Halappanavars and Balekundri Chartered Accountants.
Murthy, Hukkeri, Ankola, Deshpande, Pusalkar, Belgaumkar Doctors.
Indal and Bemco Industries.
Gogtes, Doddannavars, Siddananvars and Patil Business Groups.
Potdars and Lengades Gold Merchants.
Ghotadikes and Deshpande Automobiles.
Gargattis, Hulbatis and Mohites Metal Merchants.
Tubakis, YCDeshpande, Chindak Cloth Merchants.
Hedas, Chindaks, Sardas, Jhamnanis Sarees Merchants.
Gunshop and Gunboris Elite Shops.
Purohits, Krishnas Halwais.
Kunda and Mandgi Sweets.
Amrut, Brindavan, Uday Bhavan and Chitrajan Restaurants.
Satkar, Milan and Sanman Hotels.
Mal Maruti, Hindalga, Rakshop and Asoga Picnic Spots.
English, Marathi-Kannada and Hindi Languages.
Rains, greenery and great weather.
So I wonder …………
What does Belgaum mean today!
About the Author: Dr. Neeta Baporikar, holds a Doctorate in Management from University of Pune, Master’s degree in Business Administration (Distinction) and Law (Hons.) degree and has more than two and half decades of experience in industry, training, research and academics – teaching/consulting – both at national and international level. Apart from this she is also an Accredited Management Teacher (AIMA), Qualified Trainer (ISTD) and PhD-Guide, Faculty of Management, University of Pune and Board Member of Academics and Selection Committee in accredited B-Schools.