Ready for an adventure?

Amit was here over the weekend for some placement activity of his. He is an HR (Assistant Manager) in Wipro. The last time when he was here we had a blast. We (me, amit and sankool) went around on bike to explore Mumbai’s night life.Had Pav bhaji at Bhagvati around 2:30 in the night. We spent rest of the night at Juhu Hotel near the sea side sipping coffee. The next day around afternoon Amit and me left for Borivali National Park. We checked out the Tiger and Lion safari where we saw a very cute white tiger. The Lions there were pretty boring. Later in the day Swapnesh joined us and we checked out Gorail Beach. We reached the beach just after sunset and caught a glimpse of the boats on the beach in an unforgettable silhouette. Later, we just passed our time on a ramp which extended in the sea. There was a continuous balmy breeze and the pitch dark sky along with bright stars rendered an unforgettable image in our hearts. For dinner we visited Punjabi Pind at Raghulela Mall. The place just rocks. If I had not been to this place I could say I had never been to Punjab, but can’t say that now. It was FuN.

This time around I was a little busy with things (some deadlines at office) and my trip to NirmaLabs didnt make things easier. He stayed over at my place and had dinner too. Mom had prepared some nice pulav and salad to go with it. We had a marathon session of debate after dinner. I must confess I am not at all good at debates. The last debate I remember I ended up supporting the opponent’s claim. If historical records are to be considered then Amit is a pro. Even then I managed to defeat Amit. Amit said he hadn’t practised it for long (What an excuse). Anyways the next day I had lot of things lined up to complete before I left the city so we couldn’t plan anything in advance. After a lot of confusion (from Amit’s side) we decided to meet at Andheri around 10pm. I somehow managed to reach on time. We decided to have dinner at Alfa. When Amit’s around I can depend on him choosing the menu. We started with Chicken Kutubshahi and Prawn Masala with Naan. Then went on to Chicken Afgani and Jeera rice. Finished with Rose Falooda and Phirni. Had a masala paan to top it all.


We both are by instincts adventure enthusiasts. Amit has trekked more than 80 forts in Maharashtra. Some of which he has trekked multiple times. During dinner we were thinking of planning some adventure in the coming months. Amit wanted to trek the Himalayas in August – October. I thought of a cooL trekking cum desi trotting experience. The deal was to start with a set amount of money and set number of days and to try and cover as much of a particular location. Sounds interesting? Here is the formal invitation if you want to be part of this expedition. Pre-requisites include compatibility, excitement and zest to take things as they come by. Shoot me an email or push your comments here.

My iNjUrEd left leg

There has been a lot of speculation about my leg injury and i need to clear the air around it due to a special request and also bcoz feel like broadcasting my foolishness. Let me also add that its not because of the marathon run!

Once upon a time we lived in a 700 sq. ft apartment. They were the good old days of glass windows, no sliding doors. Then came a decision of all flat owners to extend two rooms for some additional space . Now, everything went well but extending our hall exposed a beam which hangs at around 6.5 ft high. I know this doesn’t sound so bad but then what one does with the resources at hand is very important. I feel like practicing a high flying kicks with it. No! its not a stress buster or anger management trick but I take it as a dare. I like to do it just to ensure I m in good shape. Now this was after i had recoverd from the marathon and I wantd to just chk whether I was back in shape.

So here I was, taking a initial start and deciding to give my 100%, I jumped in air and stretched my left leg as high as i could to reach my goal which I did. But on the way up I heard a loud click sound which had something really peculiar about it. Before I have heard so many click sounds, I knew something had gone wrong. I was a little disappointed that i missed my mark but then it was dinner time and I forgot about it and had my dinner and slept. Got up early in the morning because of a pulsating pain in my left ankle. Thats it!!!

Couldn’t attend college for the next 3 days on account of the pain during the cult-techfest. On wednesday things were so bad that I was at the bus stop in Santacruz (where i catch the bus to my college) and had to go to a chemist and ask him for a pain killer. Did attend the next two days of college with pain killers offcourse.

Sad, couldn’t attend the Annuals because the Doc told me pain killers is not the way its gonna get alright… give it rest… so here i m writing this post, giving it rest and wearing a ankle support.