Thursday, May 24, 2012

The most amazing trip of my life..

I was super excited to see the mail from Indiblogger in my Inbox...It read Congratulations from Indiblogger and Cox & Kings. Yipieee I won an exotic holiday to Thailand that too on a Cruise...
I was on cloud9...



Without wasting a single minute I called my GF Isha to give her this gr88 news..
"I have a surprise for you sweetheart..we will be celebrating your b'day at some far away place this time"..I chuckled...She was far more smart than I thought her to be.."Ohh so the results are out I guess",she said in a notorious tone..

Yes they are out and I have won an exotic holiday to Thailand that too on a cruise..but sorry baby , this time I would be accompanied by the most beautiful gal in my team, my Project Lead Aparna, I hope after this when appraisals are there she would have my name on topic of the list...:P..I tried to agitate her..

"Darling its April and the appraisals are already been done...Though I belong to a different industry but for us also the financial year ends on March itself", she said laughingly...All my efforts went in vain..:(

You are a smart gal ,I told her...Nways we would be leaving on 5th May and it will be a 3D/4N tour..Please talk to your Manager about leaves beforehand itself..I started imagining about the Magnificent Cruise ...its luxurious facilities, Thailand are going to have greatest time of our life there..
Suddenly there was a call waiting from Mom and I came back to reality..Time to go, mom's call.
Start your shopping my gal we have only 15 day left, saying this I cut the call.

Finally 5th May arrived and I was all set to for the Thailand excursion. We were told to reach the Mumbai Port trust around 6 pm,where the Cruise was waiting for us.
I had informed Isha about the timings and told her to directly reach the port from office around 5 pm.
I reached there by 4:45 but could't find many people around. After half and hour the crowd started to gather.
I was really angry and agitated as it was already 5:30 and she was no where around.
As I was about to call her the phone rang, it was her, I am really sorry but I wont be able to accompany you. My Manager just told us an hour ago that we have a client visit tomorrow and everyone is supposed to be present in the office.You know how much I wanted to come for this trip, I am really sorry baby,but I can't do anything.

If I was on cloud9 after winning the holiday trip, this time it has hell9 , as I was really very angry and agitated. 
I was about to throw the tickets and all other documents in the sea but than decided to travel alone as I had a dream to travel by cruise and was not going to miss it.

The ship left the dock around 6:30. We were served with a welcome drink and a pamper pack upon arrival. Drink tasted gr88. Pamper pack had shampoo,conditioner,soap and a lotion...nice..:)

We were than asked to explore all the facilities that they had on the cruise, right from pub,disc,swimming pool,sport junction, gaming zone, massage parlor to the grand Casino...


I was super excited to enter Casino and see how people lose millions in a single night..:P
There we so many tables there and people were happily waiting to lose their money weird..:P
So after exploring all the places, finally I moved on to the most amazing place on a ship...Its Deck..
The cool breeze was slowly stroking my hair and face..the sound of water when it hit the ship was amazing..Its was really romantic and I was missing my GF badly..:(

I don't drink usually but that night i tried because people usually say that whisky is the best medicine for Love, so i decided to try it. I went to the pub which was situated in the middle of the ship.


 It was really big and half of the crowd was enjoying there. I took a place near the bar counter and asked for something good in whisky. It took me 15 mins to decide what to have..finally I had Teachers..:P


Donno how I managed to finish the complete bottle, but I did it. Than I decided to go back to Deck and have some fresh air. I was completely drunk and had no control on myself. There was a box kept at the corner of the ship and I tried to stand on it so that I can have a clear view of the sea. In trying to do that I lost my control and was about to fall in the sea, but was caught by a hand from behind.
She was a gorgeous gal with cute dimples.


 Had a glow that can charm anyone, I was so lost in her that I didn't tried to pull back myself but had her also with me. Both of us fell on a boat which was tied to the ship and was used for emergency purposes. The impact of the fall was tremendous and I lost my consciousness.

When I got up there were around 10 faces staring at me as if I was not a human but some alien..:P
Anyways I was searching for my lady and finally found her...playing volleyball..!!!!


What was she doing there, instead of sitting beside me..:(
What was this place...?? what was happening..??
Finally she came running in my direction...Man I was lost again seeing that glow..her skin had a shine which I had never seen before..
Hey how are you feeling now..?? My name is Kyra..
Better now..I am Ankit...
Shacking hands and knowing more about each other was what followed next...

"So where are we and what's going on here?" I asked looking completely puzzled.
We are on an Island named Elena, named after the greatest beach volley ball player Elena.


We have a beach volleyball tournament here on the occasion of her birthday.


I love playing beach volleyball,I just love beaches for this game..But I don't have a partner..
Would you mind joining me? Do u know how to play volleyball?
Also I have informed the captain of the ship about our location, so don't worry, soon a boat will reach here to get us..:)

I was confused, what to say..?, I wanted to have enjoy her company, but than Table Tennis was what I loved, volley ball was not my game. I used to play it in my school and had seldom played it after that.
But I didn't wanted to disappoint her, so I said YES.

It was summer season and everyone wore a hat or a scarf for protection from sun, but Kyra looked as if she didn't cared at all. She was happily enjoying her sunbath without worrying about any sunburn or tanning of body...

I couldn't resist myself from asking her the secret behind her liveliness in a hot sunny day.
How do you manage to keep yourself so fresh and beautiful even on a burning noon..?, I inquired.
She with a smile pulled out something which looked like a sun screen.
This is my ammunition against sun....LAKME SUN EXPERT..
Why don't you try it too..? It would help protect your skin from the sun and keep u fresh and alive..
You would also be able to give your 100% in the tournament...


The dress code for the tournament was shorts and bikini for gals and only shorts for boys..One thing I disliked about a beach trip was tanning of skin that too when you are only in shorts, but now I had a solution for it...I was happy..:)

As the tournament was going to start, we applied the sunscreen quickly and took our seats.
She had a great figure and I was mesmerized when she came wearing the attire required for the tournament..

Our first match was against a couple from India only. We won 21-10, 21-14..:)
Continuing our wining streak we quickly moved into the Quarter Finals of the tournament..
She was a classic player and my smashes too were on target. Our jodi created the magic again and we moved into the semis..But this time we were against the defending champions...people said that,if we nailed this 1,the trophy was ours..

Some quick words of motivation and a treat from my side if we won the tournament was what I offered her before entering the court again.
We gave each other a hi5 and the game started.
It was a breathtaking match...a neck to neck battle which we finally won 21-19, 21-19..

Phew...I had a sigh of relief as we entered into the finals, just one step away from winning the trophy..
Now we were relaxed as if we have won the tournament..We took our opponents lightly and hence paid the price..damn the first set was gone...we were 1 down...:(
We told each other to hold on to our nerves and enjoy the game..

Smash..!!! in between both of them...and the set was ours. We were back in the game with a fire..
Next set was just a formality...we won the match..finals and tournament 12-21, 21-17, 21-9..:):)
Kyra hugged me tightly and for a second I forgot that I had a GF too..:P was a gr88 feeling to win a tournament with such a beautiful lady..on a wonderful beach of Elena....when just 5 hours ago the only thing I knew was, I was lost..:(

It was time for celebrations and we went to a resort which was the only resort on the island.


I had a small bar but contained all the brands of drinks you can think of..
I took my favorite Teachers and she ordered for 3 Tequila shots..

After 1 hour of hardcore drinking we went on the dance floor to shake our body.
After some time suddenly a romantic number made its way through. I was a bit hesitant but than it was my chance. I asked for the lady's hand and she approved for it.
Her hand was in mine, slowly we came close, peeping deep in to each other's eyes, a kiss was the demand of the situation and I was ready for it...


But suddenly the song changed...i could hear a tune which was so mobile ringtone...!!!!
Who had such a wrong timing..?? Who was this stupid person calling me..?
I reached for the mobile which was in my jeans pocket..but what the hell..!! how did a jeans got converted to a lower..? What was happening...????

All of sudden I got up..The place looked like my room..clock showed 8 am..
Was it a dream..??  Was Kyra a beautiful gal of  my fantasy world..??
Again my mobile was Isha..
I picked the call quickly..
Hey baby get up you need to go to office early..remember??
We have a cruise waiting for us on Mumbai port trust..I will get there by 5 as decided..
Okay than C u in the evening sweetheart...Love you..The call got cut..

There were mixed emotions..I was really happy that my GF was accompanying me on the trip..
But than Kyra was still running through my mind...A sunshine girl playing volleyball on a beach was what I could imagine..!!!!

This post is part of The Lakme Diva Blogger Contest On Indiblogger.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Aapka aanchal hai meri zameen..
Aapka aashirwaad mera aasmaa..
Aap ho khuda se bhi badkar mere liye..
Meri maa..meri maa..meri maa..

Meri har ek zidd ko..
Puraa kiya hai aapne..
Apna har din bhulkar..
Har pal mere liye jiyaa hai aapne..

Mujhe khushiya dene ke liye..
Khud humesha gumo ko gale lagati rahi..
Mujhe chen ki nind den eke liye..
Khudko raato me jagaati rahi..

Mere mann ki hare k baat..
Aap humesha jaan jaati ho..
Hasi ke pichhe chhupe aansuo ko bhi..
Humesha pehchaan jaati ho..

Aapki mamta ka karz..
Me kaise kabhi chukaaunga..
Jo bhi kiya hai aapne mere liye..
Use kaise kabhi bhulaaunga..

Aapke roop me mene..
Dekha hai bhagwaan..
Aap ho khuda se bhi badkar mere liye..
Meri maa..meri maa..meri maa..:)))))))))))

Sunday, May 13, 2012

11 years hence...Internet made us meet again..!!!

It was a routine boys talk going on between me and my bst buddy Amit..We were discussing about d upcoming fashion show in abhay prashal by sdps woman clg and figuring out some means to get d passes..Amit was in renaissance clg and was telling me abt d fun he had in his fresher's party..

Suddenly I came up wid an idea of organizing a school get together party..
"lets invite all our friends who were wid us till 4th" ,I tld amit..
amit was amazed as it had been 11 years down d line and we had no clue where most of our childhood friends were..

I was not hearing as I was lost in my own world..remembering those past we used to go to school by riskshaw..all fun we had..suddenly my sail through d memories came to a was her..Kratika..I becme nostalgic..all memories started pouring in at which we played together..cycling in d evening and how can I forget those samll fights we had..I was trying to remember d incident when I was fighting wid her for a corner seat and a slap..!!!
I was ready to retaliate but saw d beautiful face of Kratika covered wid hands..trying to say, plzz dont hit m..

I got a blow on my back but this time it was amit..I came back to reality and asked amit to contact those who were in town from our class 4th batch..After bidding him good bye I came back home, took out my cell and started searching for Kratika on internet..d best means was social networking...I only knew that she left for ujjain after completing her 4th standard..The year was 2008 and at that time there was no Facebook so it was really a tough job to search her.

With the little information I had , I began searching for all Kratika's living in ujjain on orkut as it was the most popular social networking site at that time...finally after 4 hrs of searching I found my gal..her profile had a pic of rani mukherji..there were only some 500 scraps which showed that she was not an orkut freak..more precisely orkut addict..

Would she remember me???
will she accept my friendship request?? what would I say her??
My mind was filled wid lots of similar thoughts..
Finally I decided to tell her how much I had missed her after she left..her departure was like a shock to me..there was no1 left to play,fight and most importantly share my immature thoughts..

"ur kidding man..u found her?? really..!!!", enquired amit , as he was astonished to hear about Kratika from me.."I think I was in love dude..childhood love..u know" I told amit
and also about all thoughts that kept on surging in my mind all d day before..

"Are u serious..?? do u still love her..?? it has been 11 years and u guys havn't even seen each others face m she wont even remember u.." ,amit assured me, as if he was some fortuneteller.

I dont knew anything, I just wanna talk to her..share all that i have in my mind..I think it might be too late..she would have a bf..or on d worst side she wont even remember I will give it a try..saying this to amit I left, wid a hope of getting my friendship request been accepted..

I  logged on to orkut widout wasting a single minute and quickly searched d list of friend requests I had sent. To my amazement Kratika's name was not meant that she had accpetd d request..yes!! she still remembers m..
I was on cloud 9..

In a blink of an eye she came online and pinged me..I had goose bumps all over my body..she had a long list of questions waiting for did u found me after so long..??
where u had been so many years..?? and d list was endless..

We started chating regularly..Kratika was in jaipur and was doing engineering..
she had few frnds there as most of her best buddies were in ujjain...I was a bit disappointed not to find my name in her bst buddies list, but appeased myself by thinking about 11 long years we have remained apart..
I was really happy to find that she remembered all d fun and fights which we had together specially d slap 1..she laughed aloud on remembering that incident but then apologized d next minute for hitting me that hard..:)

As time passed we became gud frnds again..we used to chat for minimum 2-3 hrs and had started enjoying each othrs company..I felt that this was d right time to tell her what all I felt and how much I missed her..

Next day as I logged in to orkut, I was amazed to find her already there as most of the times it was me who came first.. Anyways I pinged her..after a little conversation of hi..hellos and wassp, she became silent and stopped responding..I felt that there was something wrong with her...
"R u upset", I asked her..Is everythng f99 at home ??..

well there was no response but suddenly my cell started was Kratika.
She was crying like hell..I tried to appease her and asked her what d matter was??
than came d ans which I never expected..she had a serious quarrel with her Bf today...Down came d tears from my eyes..Why didn't she tell me abt her bf before..?? I had started liking her again..but all in vain..

Ankit..Ankit..!!!..are u there called a soft was of Kratika..I came back to my senses and pretended as if nothing has happened to me...I started consoling her and ensured her that everything will be f99..

Well I couldn't sleep d whole night..the word bf was going round and round in my mind..should I tell her the truth..confess my liking for her..but what if she says would she feel after listening all this..what if she even dont wanna remain friends wid me..all scary thoughts started coming to my mind..finally I decided not to confess anything, but to help her by all means I can and always remain friends wid her..

Kratika was a happy gal now..she had reconciled wid her bf..
"It is all bcz of  those advice and suggestions that you used to give me on our long chats,
 Ur my best buddy Ankit", she confirmed while we were chatting on GMAIL...

"It was a very small thing for my sweetest friend ever" ,I responded..

Slowly wid time I had learnt to keep myself away from all those feelings that I had for her..

Today both of us are into job and work for top IT companies of India..
Though we get less time for each other due to office pressure, work burden, mismatch of office timings but still we chat on gmail, like each other stuff on facebook and talk to each other on skype on weekends..

It is always fun to play games, download movies and videos, try different Apps and use the GPS to get directions to your favorite destinations on one go on internet, but when you get to meet your old school friends, 1st time chat with your crush , meet those childhood langotiya yaars, its really much more than than becomes your second home, a place where you can remain in contact with all your near and dear ones.


Today though internet has many pitfalls and loopholes but if we see the brighter side of it you will surely agree with me that,
It is all because of the power of Internet that I got my childhood's best friend back.
It is one of the most important means to communicate and has a very big part in helping us to keep our long distance Friendship intact and still remain the best of best pals..:)


This post is part of contest Internet is Fun on  Indiblogger.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Internet on Mobile..A door to unlimited fun....

That small thing we hold everyday, called a mobile phone, can be very powerful, even beyond our imagination. Decades ago, very few people could ever imagine having such functions in a “very small” equipment, nowadays we can get a lot of things from our mobile phone which includes the ability to call our friends and family members anywhere they are in the world, the ability to send people text messages and most importantly the ability to access the internet from any corner of the world, in fact,our mobile phone is now a virtual world of its own 

Lets explore all the fun and advantages that we can get by having internet on our mobile

1. Flexibility- Where ever u take your mobile, u have the internet connection too..isn't that fun..
                     You can access the net while relaxing on a chair in a resort, while seeing the sun set on 
                     a beach,while exploring the jungle on an elephant's back,while cruising on a ship and
                     even while climbing Mount Everest. So it's like carrying the world in your pocket.

2. Lightening Speed- If a page takes more than few secs to load than definitely it is frustrating..but          
                      with coming of 3G,ride has really become smooth and fast...We can download                                    
                      songs,movie  trailers,sound clips or even complete movies in a Jiff. 
                      So downloading and surfing on net is lot more fun on 3G.

                      And when downloading is at such a minimal cost as in Vodafone,
                      just at Re 1, its awesome..:)                


3. Live Video Talking- What can be more fun than too see the person with whom you are talking.
                      With the 3G technology it is possible to watch all those priceless emotions of your  
                      mother when  you are away from her.                                      
                      That smile of your beloved when she blushes while talking 2 u.
                      That pride in the eyes of your father when he talks to you.


4. Uninterrupted streaming- With the 3G technology you can enjoy continuous streaming of a 
                       match or a movie...Imagine how much fun it will be when your surrounding turn into a  
                       live stadium or a theater and you enjoy it with your near and dear ones..
                       Also while travelling when the journey is too long, we tend to get bored, at that time
                       watching movies and videos live is the ultimate fun..:)

5. Keep getting Directions-  With the map and positioning services, anytime ,anywhere ,you can 
                       determine your current location and also get directions to a certain place you wanna 
                       visit. Isn't it fun getting a map with directions to your favorite restaurants, 
                        multiplexes and malls in a go, that to on your small mobile itself.


6. Gaming zone on your cell-  The biggest source of entertainment on earth is games.
                        Everyone can't afford buying a Xbox or PS. But with internet on mobile
                        you can download all those exciting games which rock the world and 
                        play it whenever and where ever u want, that to for free.:)


7. Always socially connected- Its really painful to carry laptop to each and every place while 
                        travelling, as a result you tend to become socially inactive and miss out the fun
                        with your friends. A simple solution to it is to have an internet connection on your 
                        mobile. Twitter, Facebook, Skype, than are just a click away .You can chat with your 
                        near and dear ones,share pics and videos ,update about what you are doing, where 
                        are u going,likes,dislikes i.e sharing each min of your life with your frnds...Isn't that 


8. Click and share- This probably is the most exciting feature that a mobile can offer. It allows user 
                     to send pics to anyone in any part of world within few seconds.A number of service 
                         providers also offer web photo albums as well as software that allows the user to 
                         put the clicked pics in the album. So click a pic and share it with your friends on FB
                         in splits of!!!


9. Unlimited Apps at your doorstep-  With thousands of amazing apps like Zamzar,Spypig,
              ,SkyDrive, Sumo Paint,Screen Toaster, Iterasi,, Animoto
                        available on net ,that too free, one needs nothing more to have fun..:)


                                   Vodafone VStore...a place from where fun can be downloaded

10. Learning is Fun- Knowledge available on internet is more than any book in this world.
                          Right from nursery rhymes till 12th standard you can get everything u need to
                          complete your schooling..
                          Preparation for getting into Engineering, Medical, Law,CA, Management appears
                          to be easy and sufficient with all the material available on some very good sites
                          on net.
                          Not only studies but internet helps in learning music,dance,photography
                          and the list is endless...

11. Earning online has doubled the fun- Did u ever imagine that u can use internet to earn your
                         livelihood also. Today it is one of the biggest source of income for many people.
                         There are different ways by which u can earn online
                         1. Biggies like Google, Amazon are the treasure of wealth. Google Adsense and
                          Amazon Affiliation are the most popular means to earn online.
                         2. Building of Apps for different sites like Google,Facebook etc and different
                           companies like Apple, Blackberry is the hottest trend today.Big bucks associated.
                         3. Freelancing has become a secondary source of income for many people.
                         4. Other ways include Pay per click, pay per post etc.
                     So one can say that earning money is always fun and when the source is as huge as an
                     ocean it's party time guys..!!!!

    Today Mobile phones are getting equipped with the latest technologies, updated softwares, applications
    and features. Internet on Mobile is the demand of this generation and has gained more
    popularity than internet on any other platform. But at the same time it should be made sure that access to
    internet is available to everyone and the Apps and software are developed not only for a technically
    sound person but also for layman.

  This post is part of contest Internet is Fun on  Indiblogger.