The picnic finally happened. After thinking over the issues with various
places , 'Ramappa Lake' was finalized. Dhola ri dhani was too close,
Runway 9 did not satisfy the purpose and there was no replacement close
enough. So Vidit and I while searching on net stumbled upon this place. It
has been three days now after the picnic. The life continued to be busy
after the trip. The 'Into to visualization' exam, the demo for the same
early in the morning, the Dean's List party and now the FYP deadline. This
whole month was really really the most busiest month since I have joined
The 3-4 days before the picnic were really busy. The fixing of caterer,
bus, place for going, collecting money from our lazy batch, finalizing
menu for lunch etc and the toughest of all, arranging all these things.
On 21st (23rd was the picnic) we had to go to arrange bothra's birthday
party. Ketan, Amal and I left for Imran's home as it was 'Id' at 4:00. He
finally called us and we finally took it seriously and thought that if we
wont go now we might not go ever. We reached his home at 5:30 and called
AC from there. We did not have lunch so we were hungry. We ate chicken
biryani, chicken, raitha and after that 'simiyan'(i dont know how to
spell), custard and 'qubani ka meetha' (once again i am not sure).
Everything was delicious. I could have finished all the sweets but thought
better not to. We saw dhoom at his home. We finally left at 7:30.
We dropped Vishnu near sec'bad station and started looking for options. AC
started talking of his experiences of discos at pune which aroused us to
go to a disco after the bday celebration. We had planned to book a room
somewhere in a hotel and get some stuff to eat/drink and watch movies. But
this plan did not seem good to me. We went to 'liquids' to ask about the
disco and came across one giant of a man. He was simply huge. The guy
there told that it closes at 12:00. We roamed around, went to the 'secret
lake' (durgam-cheruvu) to look for discos and could not find anything. We
again came to the plan 'b' of going to ohri's, so we went to ohri's to ask
about some preperation that could be made. The manager told that in such a
short notice he cant do it. We again came to plan 'a' of booking a room.
After taking the cake from 'universal bakery' amal gave an idea to roam
around in the night in the car itself. We finalized it. We went to Agra
sweets corner and got some stuff. Then we started on our way back. We got
cold-drinks too. We reached back at 10:00 and when we went to put the cake
in the coffee-shop's freezer we saw that maliha's cake was lying
vertically :) . We went back and decided to meet again at 11:45 behind
We met there and celebrated his bday. It was 12:45 already when we came
back to hostel to cut the rest of the cake with rest of the people. Ketan
and I were waiting in main building when we came to know through phone
that the Car got punctured :( . We came back. Tintin and I replaced the
Tyre and finally at 1:20 AM we got into the Car.
We were 8 of us. Would you believe 8 people , that too fully grown like us
in a maruti Car. AC was driving, Bothra was sitting with Piyush on the
first seat. Nitin,Dixit, Amal, Ketan and I were at the back. We started
off and were looking for a Petrol pump all through the way till we came
across 4 closed petrol pumps. We thought of returning as the petrol in the
Car was pretty less. We stopped at a petrol pump thinking of waking up
somebody and filling up the Car. There was noone inside. To our amazement
, the Car did not start after that. The petrol got over.
We got out, ate some stuff we had and all of us agreed to have some
adventure, walking till we find an open petrol pump and coming back with
the petrol. We started off on foot. We must have walked 4-5 kms coming
across a police patrol van which stopped us in between. Finally we came
across a petrol pump with 24 hours service. We got petrol and came back to
institute. It was 3:00 AM and noone had the power or capacity to roam
around more than that.
We came back and stopped in the garden (lawn near the Gate) to eat the
rest of the things. We cut the rest of the cake as well. We ate and drank
and came back to our rooms. I slept at 4:00. The next day had a lot of
work for us.
I got up and had breakfast. Then I met Vidit and Bole to decide upon the
things to be bought and funds to be used for the same. It was 11:00
already when AC came in. I could not even take bath and we went. We ate
lunch in AC's home. Food was great . In two days (the previous and this) I
got the opportunity to eat home-food. Luck is putting in extra hours for
me. We left at 12:30 to meet AC's father and there we met some guy who
gave us the location for the Travel agency. We went to secundrabad station
to see the Bus and finalize it. The bus looked ok and the music system was
fine. We gave advance and came to institute. We reached at 3:15. I missed
the 'LCS class'. Ranta was working on his master-plan with others.
I went to hostel to freshen up a bit. I had to come back soon to give
money to people who were leaving to get things. Swati, Ranu and Devi went
to get the gifts. I left with Bole to get the fruits,paper plates etc.
Vidit and Majj went to get the rest of the things and lost the bike keys.
After searching for bole and talking to him I went to the LCS tute in
which I was thrown out of the class becoz I did not have a notebook and the
TA seemed to hate my N-Gage. Good that it happened, I did not want to attend
the class anyway. I am feeling proud of these improvements happening in me :).
I took Adi's bike and went to mehdipatnam with bole to help them out. When
we reached there , they had already got the keys. We took some stuff from
them and came back to hostel after ordering 3 Kgs of Chips in indra nagar.
It was 10:00 already.
We went to the 2nd floor to pack gifts and all for various games. Vidit
wasn't back yet. Bole and I went to Indra nagar at 11:20 to get the chips.
We came back and started working on the gifts. At 12:30 appx, the driver
called on my Cell. The bus was in campus. Vidit and I took Bread /butter
etc. to prepare sandwiched. It was my and Deadly's idea to prepare them
ourselves. Maliha, Manjusha started working on it. The gift packing was
almost over, thanks to Lahari, Manjeet, Bole, Majj and Manjusha. Tarun and
Vidit brought hot water to heat the butter. Bothra, Tarun, Nirnimesh and I
were working on the tambola numbers. Vidit and I went to get Tea/Coffee
for all. At 2:00 or so the sandwiches were prepared. Vidit and I had
brought two cartons to put sandwiches from the coffee-shop. We arranged
them and cleaned the mess we had created.
Some gifts were still left to be packed so we packed them. We also added
some 'weird' gifts :) for some fortunate people. It must be 3:00 when only
Maliha,Manjeet,Tarun,Vidit and I were left. We came to the coffee
shop and sat on the chairs to discuss few more things. We did not have
time to sleep. We sat there with mosquitos biting us everywhere to discuss
about the pacing the parcel and the tambola numbers. At 4:30 we had to
wake up everyone. Maliha brought some cake which we all ate. Most of the
things that had to be discussed were over. So we came back to hostel to
wake up everyone. Within no time everyone woke up and got ready. Almost
all of us got into the bus at 6:00. We finally left for the picnic at 6:30
The trip was good enough. We went to the 'thousand pillar temple' in
between. We reached Ramappa temple at 12:00. It was a beautiful ancient
temple, and was almost at the brink of falling. We climbed to the top of
it where there were broken stones for cealing. We played dodge ball in
which I fell down very badly. We went to the Lake at 2:00 where the
caterer was waiting. Everyone had a nice lunch there. After lunch we had a
ride in the boat. We gave the boat-wala extra money to take us two rounds
instead of one. People waiting for him must be cursing us. We had a water
fight in the boat and most of us got wet pretty much. After that we came
back to the temple where we played Tambola, passing the parcel etc. Ketan
and I left to sleep in the bus before these got over. I dont remember when
everyone got into the bus and when we started . When I got up we had
already started our journey. We stopped at some place in between, close to
warangal. I served cold-drinks to all and one full glass almost fell on
me. When we started again we were recharged. Dixit,Gupta, Parivesh,
Rakesh,Nirnimesh, Piyush, Ranta and I danced for a long time on all vague
songs possible. We even danced on some advertisements' songs. The journey
ended at 11:30 when we reached our hostel. We were so tired that the only
place we wanted to be in was our bed. This picnic will be a memory
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