It was a chilly winter midnight, where the only warmth around me was my childhood friend – Ananya- the non-stop chitter chatter. It was the fourth mug of coffee throwing up steams and refreshing the room with the aroma of coffee beans which acted more like a catalyst to our brains and helped us walk down the memory lane where we revisited our kindergarten small shoes and hanky pinned uniform to the high pony and short skirts in high school. The first ever class we bunked and did nothing other than smelling the camphor balls in the washroom, the first ever stage play where my chatter queen was just an idol! The first dance where we wanted to apply all the shades of eye colors, make our cheeks as red as that of a clown and flaunt off as if we were the only girls on planet Earth! We grew and so did our talk progress – till a point of time our cheeks only had a smile, a feeling of how beautiful school was and how amazing the teachers were then.
One more mug of coffee was down and we realized that the smiles made our cheeks pain, sitting on the kitchen top with all albums from school to college to graduation to post graduation and finally being placed the clock stroke 4:00 am and we still had to revisit the most of abnormal days of life! And suddenly Ananya had her fingers stop on a picture, she gazed at it and even the hot coffee mug that touched her baby soft skin could not get her out of the land that the picture took her to.
She just looked at me, her beautiful eyes expressed the emotions the picture took her through, the tears elegantly clinged her eyes as if a pearl was placed. The tear didn’t flow off and she simply uttered a question – Aisha, can we un-love someone? Can we unwind life? Can a series of good memories be simply deleted forever and ever? And she stopped, she didn’t have a single emotion on her face! The entire chirpy night was now taken to a silent closed room where even slightest breeze touching the window panes felt like a mini disaster, I could feel the coffee cold which was as if adding to the sad atmosphere. She looked at me with all questions as if they were screened in her eyes. I just quickly cleared of the other pictures to make a place to sit by her, held her baby soft pink which froze like ice, still clueless of what was I gonna explain her by getting into this philosophical pose. I just looked into her eyes and as if there was someone speaking from me – I shot a big lecture as if I was working on a research paper on the topic!
And Aisha had so much to explain about all this!!! Which will be seen in Part II very soon!!!!
You’re just an imitation of what is around you, its just that you don’t imitate one person; you take bits and pieces of hundred people and make yourself
I was small when my mum always had a concern of all the tiny heads which would flock in our house to play, laugh, complete homework and enjoy the best days of life. It wasn’t the mess we created in and around that dreaded her, it was the children coming home, their upbringing and their culture in which they were brought which was her concern! She was very keen on choosing the right people as friends and I always had a grudge as to its okay whosoever they are! I just play with them and will not be influenced with any of their habits! But then entering the house without a brief introduction of my friends was next to impossible!
Now when I started analysing things myself and knowing the psychology behind her worried eyes, I totally agree to her! You are known by the company you keep! Not because it’s a saying! But because your brain constantly snaps images of the attitudes – be it good or bad of all the people you surround with. These small snaps taken slowly and steadily start throwing impression on our personality! And to be checked out in practise – take an example if your boss is in a grumpy mood and you happen to be the target point as soon as you have taken your seat early morning. You are thrashed and abused in hard words in front of a few colleagues, later you take the same grumpy vibes to the cafeteria which is simply carried ahead to your kids waiting back home. So, you see, you gradually become the way you receive vibes! You read a positive quote and you are all filled with motivation. Atleast for the next few days you work with a new energy and focus!
So, it’s simple – I vibe, your vibe… WE VIBE. Be surrounded with positive people, the optimistic ones, those which send you a positive energy! Those who allow you to be a little better than your best version
Mushkilon mai aage badhne ki Himmat bhi tujhise paaayi
I joined Pune WICASA with borrowed formals! Yeah! The day of election was unplanned opportunity knocking my doors through an intermediary named Miss Hemangi Kothari! WICASA and its committee never attracted me as I was unaware of the unexplored doors one can break open here! It was one of the best and quickest decisions of life! And I thank Hemangi as well as Rajesh Sir for shortlisting my name from the hundreds of options available.
So tenure started with boom – we had daily seminars, then we arranged for Sports League, Pune WICASA MUN 2018, Jallosh 2K18, Star of Galaxy and the events had just no end. All that got tested in this was the creativity level of the entire team and our skills to reach all students!
All those late evening meetings, those arguments in committee members, the ups and downs through out did pay us when we won the FIRST PRIZE for best students association in large category!
This being a joint effort of every single person, I would thank Rajesh Sir, Figgy, Hammy, Raj, Sai, Dhananjay, Aadi (and entire ex-committee), all our volunteers, Deepak Sir, Reshma Madam (for being on tip toes at any point of time we asked for help), Accounts team (for clearing our reimbursemnts in spite of delays, Kaka and Kaku, Vinayak Dada, Manoj Dada, Swapnil Dada, entire teaching and non-teaching staff at Phadke Sankul (special one to Sanket Sir to make us aware what students want), all our faculties and every single person behind the stage who constantly worked hard to help us achieve this huge success!
And the cause is fitness! Yes! Reason being a awareness (they are doctors by profession) – simply the ones who care for others health need to symbol of fitness and health to all their patients!
There started a journey of cycling – the only difference being it was not like we teenagers do – Every Sunday! It was a daily routine of cycling, be it a dark rainy morning or a chilly wintry dawn! It just cannot stop both these doctor friends from getting up and pedaling for health!
A simple route from Nagar road they pedal to Yerwada to Pune Station to their favorite early morning start at Dagdusheth Ganpati with a hot cup of tea and back to home! Well Sundays are special days and distance has no limits for both of them!
Getting up at 4:45 am where mornings be like ice too feels chilled is just an inspiration!
With all this dedication the duo completes 5000 kms today! To be specific some 5012 kms today! And I heartily congratulate them for keeping up the dedication to drive for fitness!
And it gives me immense pleasure and pride to reveal that one of the two super heroes is my DAD!
Proud of both of Jaiswal uncle and Papa! Keep up the young spirit going! It does give an inspiration to many of us!
A wonderful weekend was spent at Goa!! All new faces and all new stories! And with the end of the journey it was bags of memories filled with enumber of beautiful smiles! Speaking about Goa it was just a stress buster treat to eyes after the heavy schedules of study! Ofcourse every trip is complete with family, few people were missed to the core!
The journey from Pune Junction to Madgaon,Goa was all a package of exchanging formal handshakes and a few faking extra happy smiles with eagerness of what will be next 3 days of Goa be like… Finally dropping down all our luggage at Madgoan Station lifted the friendly wave in all of us!!
Entering the bungalow with ever smiling Geet, the sweety pie Vaishnavi and my photogenic darling baby Samu got our excitement to peak like what next!? After a tiring journey of long wait for bungalow keys the refreshing bath made us all set for the day in Goa! The simply dressed ladies from Pune looked no less than the most beautiful Goan beauties after dressing up!!
3 days just flew off!! With so many games, dance, songs photography sessions, long drives in cradle of nature!!
A really refreshed start was what Goa tour gave me!
Special thanks to you Jaiswal Uncle for arranging the most memorable trip and all of you for a wonderful company!
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