The rescue ranger when your life is in danger
The rescue ranger when your life is in danger
February 14th, the only day of the year, when the young generation’s world seems to be filled with lots of love, shared and exchanged with objects of heart shape and lots of posters and roses. Boys can be seen holding any one of these in front of their girls whose face may be blushing pink or bursting out red. But, it is also the day where singles feel for being lonely, or rather enjoy by themselves for not being part of the fantasy world filled with hi-fi, costly or stupid love!
Raghu, a guy who loves being solo soul till he finds a right girl at the right time, spends his time partying and adventuring with friends. Swapna, an ambitious girl, is not ready for any commitments till she assures herself of a bright future with a good career in her life. Seema and Vicky are lovely and a strongly bonded couple. Raghu, Swapna, Seema and Vicky form the core of their group. Vicky, coming from a wealthy family lives in an apartment. Seema, a typical Muslim girl also lives in a flat next to Vicky’s apartment. People think Seema is in love with Vicky just because he is rich. But all she can think of is sharing and caring for Vicky who also has same feelings for her. On the eve of Valentine’s Day, Seema was so excited, as she came to know that Vicky was planning a surprise for her because of which, she could not stay on the ground. Sri was also a part of this group but only because he was in love with Swapna. He was being helped by Vicky, who was the only other person who knew about Sri’s love and his plan for a surprise event in which he would propose to Swapna on the day of Valentine with an ultimate gift.
Finally the clock’s all three hands joined to show 12′o clock to mark the Valentine’s Day. Thousands of messages and calls exchanged at that moment. Among this group, Seema’s is the only mobile to sound “Honey you got a message” which was the only source of light in her room. Seema who was so eagerly waiting for this moment picked her phone. With wide and bright eyes that reflected same amount of light produced by phone, she tapped on the screen to open a message “Happy Valentine’s Day” sent by Swapna, who almost stabbed her heart by sending the message before Vicky. Before her eyes grew red because of Swapna, they were covered by a hand. She tried to scream. But, even her mouth was closed by another hand. Her heart beat increased and eventually cooled down by a rose that poked in her cleavage. A warm breath next to her ear said “Happy valentine’s day, honey”. It was Vicky who entered Seema’s room through the balcony door using the key stolen from Seema’s bag the previous day and by jumping from her neighbour’s balcony to Seema’s. Since Seema was alone in her flat, Vicky managed to enter with the help of a newlywed neighbors who were aware of their love story.
“Stupid” was all Seema could say before she saw a red box placed in front of her as Vicky switched on the light. With lot of curiosity she took that box which had the words ‘To my life, a life’ on it. When she unwrapped and opened it, to her surprise a cockroach flew from the box with Vicky saying “Valentine’s day foool”. He vanished through the main door, leaving another box which was already open. There was a white rabbit with the name ‘SEEMA’ written on its red collar. Seema was still recovering from the previous shock and yet had another shock because of the surprise she was given. There were enough shocks for Seema who went to sleep to create her own fantasy world of love.
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Vicky said, “Guys let’s have dinner at my flat today.”
“OK. But before dinner, let us go to a movie”, Swapna replied sitting on her moped.
“Hey, sorry everyone I have an important work to do so I can’t come to movie. I’ll definitely be there for dinner”, Sri said and left without waiting for other’s reply.
“Idiot. He’s gonna miss an awesome movie. Come on guys lets go” Raghu reacted.
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“Hey, you should have seen Seema’s face when the hero died in the climax. Her eyes were filled with so much tears that one could swim on them. Hahaha!!!” said Vicky pointing towards Seema, all the while walking towards his flat in the apartment corridor with Raghu, Swapna and Seema who were close behind. They could barely walk. They were all very hungry as Vicky had made everyone starve since noon, as he had dinner ready for everyone at his flat.
“Oh God. Stop your story. I’m hungry. I can’t wait anymore. Let’s move fast”, Swapna told as she rushed past everyone to Vicky’s flat. Vicky rushed too, to open the door as Raghu and Seema were still behind. Raghu and Seema were talking very slowly that no one could hear them. There wasn’t energy in to speak out loud and there wasn’t energy in Vicky and Swapna to hear what they were speaking.
“Come on yaar, open the door soon”, Swapna urged Vicky. ”Here you go”, responded Vicky opening the door.
Swapna entered at a brisk pace and stopped in the same pace after a couple of steps, as she was stunned by the house lit by the candle lights everywhere, placed in a manner, making different signs and shapes at every corner, along with the red colored heart-shaped balloons levitating, pillows lying around a few candles and a table on which was a heart-shaped cake surrounded by light drinks. There were other drinks too, the aroma of which filled the entire room, and even the neighbor’s flat if, the door was open.
Sri, who was just a couple of feet from Swapna, was on his knees, on a heart-shaped carpet. He held out a ring and said “I Love You, Swapna.”
Those three words in that scenario along with the theme song of ‘Titanic’ movie in the background would have mesmerized any girl to fall in love with the boy on his knees, at least for that moment.
Seema who entered the house Following Swapna and Vicky screamed “Congratulations Guyz.” She hugged Swapna from behind and planted a kiss on her cheek and stared at Vicky, who was thinking “What is going to happen next?” Without a wink, Raghu stood at the door as if he was frozen suddenly due to heavy temperature drop. Everybody was waiting for Swapna’s reply.
Swapna, on whom the entire group was focusing, hid her face in her long hair, trying to avoid eye contact with Sri. Breathing heavily, she said, ”Ahh… Ahh… I’m sorry.
Suddenly the house became silent, although the song was still playing. Seema who was the only living being in that room till then froze and covered her mouth, thus covering the brightest thing in the room, and widened her eyes which were like almost filled dam.
Swapna continued, “Sorry Guyz, I should have told you long ago. Raghu and I are dating from past three months.” Taking a locket out that was hidden beneath her T-Shirt, she said, “He proposed to me a week ago.” Moving towards Raghu who, was idle from the start of the event, she continued, “I accepted and I Love him,” and thrust her hands and held Raghu’s arm tightly, which symbolically said ‘NO ONE CAN SEPARATE THEM.’
All the boys who were frozen till then became active as Raghu turned and went away holding Swapna’s hand and saying, “Will meet you all tomorrow.” Sri, who was on his knees, with an arm holding a ring pointing towards the door, collapsed as Swapna went. But he was rescued by Seema who, rushed to hold him, and both of them burst into tears.
The song that was playing in the background ended. Most of the candles were very bright as they were nearing their end. Vicky closed the door and was walking towards Seema and Sri who, were in the ground. Doorbell broke the silence of the evening. Vicky opened the door to a beautiful girl in black skirts, blushing and holding a red box. She hugged Vicky and kissing his cheek said, “thank you for the Gift. I was expecting this from long ago.”
Sri and Seema, who were together, were shocked. The tears on Seema’s cheeks evaporated in fraction of a second, although Sri’s were still sliding, when that pretty girl left a confusion mark on Vicky’s face, who would see Hell .
I wasn’t a guy who had ideas about making new year resolution, but, until I came across a line about new year resolution. It said about visiting at least one NEW PLACE which I have never seen. This thought struck so hard that, this line became my new year resolution back in 2013. Now I think I have lived it and visited some really awesome places whose result is the following pictures .
This is how 2014 started…
Originally posted on Active Idler:
This post is about how two people trolled my friends and me, on 1 January , 2014.
Vinod, Sachin, Jayanth and I are 4 innocent guys (atleast some people think that way). We were headed to Goa on Jan 31st to take part in a trekking expedition organised by YHAI (Youth hostels association of India), in the Western ghats starting from Jan 2nd.
We boarded the Vasco express from Bangalore, Karnataka on Jan 31st and celebrated the New year 2014 on the train. How you ask? Well, we stood near the charging points in train, hooked to our cell phones and responded to calls as the train sped ahead, over 120kmph. Then we took a bland group photo at the Hubli railway station after which we slept through the night.
We met the rest of the guys before reaching the top, which was now only few meters ahead of us.
By the time we met them, they had already made it to the top and were actually having fun by sitting over a tree, our ancestral place! To relive and rejoice their enjoyment, they were giving different poses for the camera.
During this event, my friend Vinodh who is kind of heavy was sitting at edge of a branch and was posing for photos being captured by Surya. First shot, done. Surya went on to take another shot. After adjusting the camera, when he tried to focus on Vinodh, he was out focus. Even Sunil and Mahanthesh who were least bothered with photos, also were shocked as Vinodh vanished from the spot he was sitting. They went over to the edge of the rock and found him between smaller rocks under the branch he was sitting on which is about 2-3 meters. Controlling the pain he had felt, he acted as if nothing happened. But he had bruises on his leg and cuts on his foot and knees. The severity of cut could be guessed by the puncture in his pant.
We also arrived on the scene of the accident. Surya explained the whole event. Kp examined deeply for any cuts or scratches and found nothing.
Not even a scratch on the surface of the rock, on which Vinodh fell. It must be hard and so is our Vinodh who continued the journey with little help from Kp and Subbu. We all made it to the top and now got to know the real bad news.
Mahanthesh, Sunil, Surya and Vinodh who carried our bags the other way finished most of the snacks we had brought except for a couple of biscuit packs. We satisfied ourselves with those remaining biscuits. A big thanks to a boy who came there with fruit juices and quenched our thirst.
Later, we had some amazing time. I wished I was lighter by a few pounds just because i wanted to fly with the wind.this wind that was already blowing heavily almost pushed us, but with a little more effort, it could have lifted us. Amid all this fun, we captured these amazing moments.
An hour later, we all left. Subbu, accompanying Vinodh came slowly. We also moved pretty slowly. Enjoying the amazing view around the hill, we moved with ease (as we were descending the other way- the easier path).
Once again it started to rain. It was drizzling and this time I enjoyed it a lot as compared to my previous encounter. We made it to the ground pretty smoothly .
Subbu was with Vinodh all time providing the help Vinodh needed.
Later, we all went to a near by Hospital to clean the wound Vinodh suffered and to have it properly dressed.
Although we had this incident with Vinodh, we returned home safe and sound thereafter, we enjoyed the trip to maximum and also learnt a very valuable lesson at the end of day.
It was the third day of my 7th semester so I wanted to make everyday count in my final year. Meeting all friends after a month added up josh to make it Count. It was Saturday so we planned a trip to Devarayanadurga. In the last hour many guys didn’t show up. Because of this group of 14 reduced to 8 reducing the number of bikes to 3. Since two bikes has to carry three people for about 75km and that too in National Highway, we thought it would be risky. Hence the destination changed from Devarayanadurga to Savandurga. Savandurga is so huge that it is seen from my house which is 50km away and from my college which is 35-40 km away and stood gigantic without being affected by rain and sun.
Surya, Subbu, Kp, Sunil, Jagadeesh, Mahantesh, Vinodh and myself left in three bikes(this time its double ride in my bike). Each and everyone in the group have been there once. few have made it to the top ( via rough n easy way) and few, to some extent and few not at all. And I’m one and only in the last few. During my last visit here I didn’t climb the hill as I didn’t have enough time. I wanted to return early so I ended up roaming in nearby park for few minutes. This time I was determined to reach top and wanted Savandurga trek experience in my list of adventures and someone said wish granted.
After buying snacks We reached Savandurga passing Manchanabele Dam and forest area, which is adjacent to both.
We were at the foot of this enormous hill which is almost kissing the sky.
One could see the walls here and there on hill built by Kempegowda for the guards few centuries ago. At the start I asked Kp and Subbu in which way to go. Rough or easy??? They replied ” come on, lets see what the majority is” For the first few meters we took the rough path and made it easily.
Then later few chose to move in easy path. But Kp, Jagadeesh, Subbu and me chose the straight, short, vertical , dangerous,…………, rough way.
Till the energy we had because of our breakfast, we all climbed the hill smoothly in that rough path. But once when the energy started to drain in everyone, the body started to shiver and for the first time we were scared of the height and enormous height left. As we moved the difficulty grew ( as we kept losing energy and path gaining difficulty). Kp was ahead of us all followed by Jagadeesh and myself and in last Subbu, who has put some weight in recent months. We took rest at a place where there was enough space to sit quietly. And from that point it clearly made a statement it is damn difficult to make return journey from the path we just came as path was too vertical. Even though we can, it will create holes and cuts in the back of our pants.
As always, the top looked so near as we kept moving and the hell started to appear when-
*My shoes started to slip and it became hard to find a place for grip.
*At times when we hold a rock for grip it came out.
*Subbu was almost down resting on his belly .
*Above all mother nature didn’t show courtesy as she started to rain!!!
Well the showering ended few seconds later. But still the top was too far and once again we took rest at a suitable place. From that point everyone looked puny and there was some encouragement too from other fellows whom we didn’t know. Thanks to them, we continued. Finding grips to place my hands and shoes , I was climbing using all the four limbs in this $~~^=*#>~%^* [ I don't have suitable word to describe the difficulty] journey.
1) Give me the power of Superman or Spiderman.
2) If I’m stuck here will there be any help ? throwing ropes from a chopper and someone tying himself to me and rescuing ?
3) Can Subbu make it???
Well first one is impossible, second was possimpossible and third one was possible. Finally , we made out of this vertical point and reached where we no more used our hands to move. Thanks to Kp, being in lead led us to this point through his lie which is,
“Macha, we are near. It’s just few more steps and I can see it”.
This path we just came was a bloody path. Literally too, as Kp and Jagadeesh had cuts in their hands and feet since they climbed the hill so far in bare foot and I too had some small cuts in my hand.
We made it to the pond on top where there was a big group sitting and chatting. I shouted the rest of our group’s name and got reply somewhere far which arose a thought that the journey to the top is still left. By the time we regrouped we had to hear a bad news.