It has been four years & eight months in the IT career and during all this time heard a lot about one thing that is team outings & when outing word comes any where I am the most excited person, as I love travelling & exploring new places. This time with my new team of 30 people we went to the Corianthans Club Pune. Almost 10 KM form Magarpatta City office near NIBM road Kondhwa Pune. Its beautiful property to chill out & enjoyment.
So as decided by managers on 20th July after 12:00 Noon meeting we will leave from office to outing place. That day morning we all came to office early in the morning as we need to have at least 4 login hours. Everyone that day was with smiling face & waiting for the party time to come. In this way finally at 12:30 PM we all left from the office & reached venue around 1:15 PM. After reaching there we had delicious starters & soups. At the same time we had some group pics in the banquet hall & in resort area too. A while later we had our lunch too, till we all finished with our lunch it was 4:00 PM in clock.
Actual fun started after that & had lots of enjoyment in it. Outing organizers Mohit & Jayaprakash started opening one after other surprises for all of us. As it was rainy day out there then also they beautifully managed all activities for us all. Initially they handover-ed one paper to each person present there. It was like fill in the blanks but with the name of any team member. On that paper some adjectives were mentioned like Most Beautiful Lady in team, Angry Young Man, Cool Dude, Famous Personality, Enthusiastic Person, Rotlu of Team, Silent Person, Don of ERU, Helping hand like this almost 20 adjectives were there. After 10 minutes they collected those papers from us.
Later both of them announced the second game & that was Housie. Most of us were not that much aware of this game so we asked to explain it first before starting so Mohit & JP explained it nicely.
In this game any number of players can play. Each player will have a ticket with random numbers of (any between 1 & 99) in 3 rows.. We organizers have some coins printed from 1 to 99 on them.
How to play:
We will pick one coin at a time & will announce it aloud…
The players who have the number in their tickets, will make a note of it…
Its HOUSIE if you mark all the numbers in your ticket before any one else does..
Also you can play for First Row, Second Row & Third Row.
It sounded interesting & we all started playing it with very much energy & passionately. Everyone was eagerly & with full attention listening the numbers announced by organizers. In such way some comments in between were (bhai maine kya paap kiya mera to 1k bhi number nahi lag raha) , (mera ho gaya mera ho gaya jake ke dekha to column hua hai not row…hahaha), (some one was asking agar single number bhi nahi aaya to use bhi gift hai kya). In such way finally Nirmala got her HOUSIE & declared as winner.
Later organizers came with very creative & full team effort game. I don’t know the name but it was very enjoyable one. As per our available people count, we made five teams each with 5 participants. four will play the game and one will monitor for any cheating is going on there or anything else but monitoring for different team. It was very awesome & lovely team building activity. In it Ishwar’s team declared as winner as they completed the task at first.
Then after best ever game started & it was none other than Musical Chair. For that our DJ was Apoorva & Mohit was looking for the arrangements later he got busy in 1st games result & I took over his part in that game. In this way after eliminating one by one last five participants remained in the game was Ishwar, Aditya, Nirmala, Vaibhav & Piyush. Finally after eliminating remaining participants Ishwar become the winner in it.
Finally all the winners of adjective game & musical chair got the prizes one by one with sweetness & lots of love. Later all we get served with tea & break for few minutes. Suddenly our DJ started the Dhating songs & we all got attracted towards it & started dancing with full of madness. In this way how time completed no one noticed & it was 7:00 PM. At last one sweet surprise were waiting for us & it was small but sweet gift of Happy Man Statue.
After that we had some group pics outside the hall in resort property & left the place by taking beautiful memories of that day with us.
A day before yesterday we were discussing on some matter happened in Pune that is last Sunday few trekkers from one of the adventure group get lost in Rajmachi Forest for few hours. So across all kind of networks like facebook, whats app, regional FM stations, print media it was the hot topic. In such way discussion was going on who’s mistake it was, who was responsible for it, ohhhhhh that group has tremendous strength & capable leaders then how could it happened & all. Suddenly one of my friend said those who missed were not seasonal/regular trekkers that’s why they were not able to get the orientations present on the path like red ribbons, rock towers, arrows painted on rock or tree branches.
Later thinking on that point in personal I realized something that I will explain here. I don’t know who’s mistake it was for that Sunday’s incident, but for sure everyone some or the other way shared the part of that mistake equally. Shhhhhhuuuuu I don’t want to discuss about it here I just wanted to focus on one point that everyone ignore just like that.
That is do which said not to do & ignore the indications / orientations regularly.
Human’s ignore so many indications in their day to day life just like that.
- Before every exam all use to say us study completely but what we do that is known to us & after exam we use to say it was out of syllabus & etc.
- People use to spit on the places where mentioned Not To Spit Here, over and above that action they spit in such amount that few days later that Not words get disappeared & it becomes Spit Here.
- On every Tobacco & Guthka packets danger sign & cause of cancers mentioned over there.
- On every Cigarette packet it is mentioned that Smoking Kills.
- Warnings mentioned on Liquor bottles that drinking alcohol may increases the risk of cancer.
- During traffic a red traffic sign either signals you to stop your vehicle or prohibits entry. Green:Green means go! A green traffic sign signals that you can proceed, or provides you with direction on where to proceed. Yellow: Yellow stands for caution. A yellow traffic sign serves as a general warning. Most of us don’t follow it & with us who is not even did anything will pay the price of it.
- At so many places boards are there noticing No Parking, No Entry, Even Odd Parking,One Way.
- Not even we only systems also ignore notifications like possibilities of natural disasters, terrorist attacks, riots & etc.
But have you ever thought about what cost you will pay if any ignorance you do or someone else around you does it. Like in trek if the person who is leading ignores this kind of indication all the group get lost in forest or in trek, that time rather than fighting, all the other members also have same qualities so you can also tell your opinion on orientations you see there. If some one doesn’t follow the guides instructions there he/she will also get lost & along with them the whole group will pay the cost of it in terms of time & impression in world.
Like even if you don’t drink or smoke, you definitely had words on it with your belongings who have such addictions. Why you suggest because you know even if that person is ignoring those things right now he/she will pay very huge cost for it in future. Their family will also pay his/her ignorance cost. Most of the replies come when I tried to notify them about future causes are like what will happen because of this much of small quantity or one cigar. Ya ya I know you don’t worry about me. But boss don’t you know continuously falling drop of water on big rock breaks it so why are you hurting the precious gift from god like body.
Some times when you break signals that time who is moving on correct notifications got injured because of you. when some roads or bridges got destroyed because of some or the other reason, that time people in system use to say we were not in system when it was built, but boss if any notice are there on its maintenance in past its your responsibility to work on them on time else ordinary people pays it cost.
So many things are their to tell. But I will conclude here saying one liner that is rather than walking like horse, just observe & feel your surrounding to build your future. Someone said beautifully your present work builds your bright future & applies in all aspects of life.
On 30th July 2016 for the first time with Sahyadri Outdoor adventure group went for one of the deepest & awesome waterfall rappelling in western ghats that is Kataldhar near lonavla also known as Horse Shoe Waterfall. We left Pune at 7:00 AM & reached the destination Fanasrai village at 10:30 AM after travelling 72 KM distance. It was full rainy day there, while covering last 12 KM from lonavla to Fanasrai need to go via rajmachi trek route. It was disgusting road all of mud, rocks & full of rain water though drivable. In monsoon lots of groups use to do rajmachi trek & suddenly I mate with one of my best buddies on the way from Man Vs Miles i.e. Snehal Dongre & Rohini Kakkad. When we reached at camping place one of the villagers family in stall prepared the breakfast for us which is “Garma Garam Wada Pav & Tea”. There we filled our empty stomach with as many as Wada Pavs.
Then after we all headed towards the rappelling point, to get on the exact foot way need to get back little bit on the road & enter in the forest by taking right turn. Heading on that foot way first need to cross on small water flow but quite slippery these days, beautiful over bridge placed to cross this water flow. Little bit ahead there is awesome place for camping & all; adjacent to that another food stall is there. From there on right side we entered in the forest again & while descending that small hill, which is very much slippery these days so need to be very careful.
After 15 to 20 min descending we reached the point from where we will rappel down. Valley view from there is simply awesome; we all were in full of clouds. Waterfall coming from the top of the hill has direct steep way there to get down; going ahead it will mix up with Ulhas River. We did the rappelling on that steep way of waterfall. Experience of doing such big rappelling was terrifyingly hilarious. From there first participant rappelled down at 12:00 noon & after that one by one everyone was going down, average time to get down & pull rope back is 20 minutes. So we got time to rove around there & have amazing snaps in waterfall, but be very very careful while walking in waterfall because one step failure will cost your life.
We all enjoyed a lot in that waterfall & had group pics there. Till my turn comes to rappel down it was 4:00 PM in afternoon, so I got hungry again. Organizers had taken “Theple, Chatni & Tomato Sauce”. Finally my turn came & after checking my harness is tight enough I started rappelling down the waterfall, at the start it was as usual rappelling, on the midway I took 30 sec rest as it was quite energetic to pull the rope & lift up. There I turned a little bit & locked the wonderful valley view in hanging state. From there I used the hopping steps to get down which I saw in Man Vs Wild. Then at the end I took another 30 sec rest & step down in normal way & reached at the base. I took almost 7 minutes to get down, after releasing the rope heading little bit down by walk we reached the semicircular shape of hill formed due to waterfall. There exactly below the waterfall we had few minutes, while going there please wear the helmets, because you are not aware what may come in waterfall on your head, sometime it may be a small rock or tree branch. After having lots of fun there we headed in left direction of that waterfall & took rest in cave.
From there to get back to the camp need to do the one and half hour jungle trek, which we started at 6:30 PM. At the start going in left direction we reached the place to get down from that hill, from there take left turn through forest. In that forest I saw too many crabs o every single step there was at least 4 to 5 crabs were there so be careful for you as well as for their life. When those crabs were running on ground it was looking cutest, one thing I noticed if they were not able to find the place to hide their self they used to spread their claws in angry look. I don’t know the types of crabs but at least I know the color I found three color crabs there white, brown & orange. Also keep your eye on the way for proper orientation like red ribbons are tided on correct route, small small rock towers are created for right directions, paint markings are drawn on the rocks, on trees for proper directions. If you missed some where search for it.
Finally we reached the rajmachi trek road at 7:30 PM & in next few minutes reached the camp place, where delicious dinner was waiting for all of us. There we had “Garma Garam Bhakri, Aalu, Matki, Papad, Rice, Dal, Achar, Onion”. At 9:00 PM we started back travel to Pune with lots of fun antakshari & all. Finally our trek comes to an end at 10:30 PM. Thank you thank you thank you so much Sahyadri Outdoors for such thrilling event.
- Photo Credit to Rahul Chandure.
- At rappelling point check harness, helmet & hand gloves properly.
- Be careful while walking in waterfall & in forest.
- Go in full sleeve cloths, also have extra pair of cloths.