31st December 2009 : last day of a wonderful year and I was all set to bid adieu in even more wonderful way. We were all together – the school chaps, me, pravesh, ankit, pulkit, shrey and ambesh. The celebrations began at 9:30 pm when our cellphones rang and within 15 minutes we all were there at pravesh’s place. All geared up to see-off another awesome year.
But doing party is not an easy job ( huh!!!, partying is not a job. How can it be easy ??? ) . Ya, absolutely, and the first and the biggest question always is ” Where to party ???? “. The moment we confronted this “Question of the year”, in minutes we were flooded with options ranging from ” MIT ka Dhaba ” to 5-star hotels ( ofcourse, of arbitary names !!! ). And as usual, we got involved in crappy debate.
So there has to be a solution and we knew what that was. After all this was not the first time that we were facing this. So following the age old tradition, we obeyed the clause 3-C under section 42A of the ” Constitution of Mandavli ” and all agreed for Pravesh to make the call. This was it, the deciding moment was near, soon the party floor was to be revealed, we all could see it coming, I was excited and so was everyone else. Pulkit made his move, Pravesh was now to call, we all kept our breath, crossed our fingers, closed our eyes and prayed to the Lord. There was an eerie silence all around, air was still, petrol pumps became dry, honking horns got silent, stars refrained from twinkling and hell; hell, it was tails. As if like a ritual, Pravesh won the toss again and we all had to head towards “Surana Palace”, for our dinner of the year (hehe !!!).
Luckily on the dinner table, we did not have to follow the constitution. We could have, but that would have just took one more paragraph (like the one above) here. And we agreed on what to order very quickly ( actually, noone ever bothered about it, we were so hungry that we could gulp food without a second thought that time ). So we had some quality time with quality friends and quality food. But hey, the party wasn’t over yet, it was only 11:30 PM and still we had atleast 30 minutes at our disposal.
” What to do NOW ???? ” – Sawaal dus crore ka. Someone, sometime, somewhere said ” Beta, jab jivan me koi rah na dikhe to ghabrana nahi, apni gadi uthana aur kahin dur ekant me jaa kar chintan-manan karna “. And we did the same, this was what we needed. On a night when everyone was partying hard, dancing, shouting, losing control – we bunch of guys were looking for a peaceful, quite and deserted place.
So we kicked our bikes ( Ya, my Kinetic Honda 120 CC model 1992 is no less than Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-i with Nitro boosters. So I can call it a bike :P . Do you have some problem with that, better mind your business :-X ) and turned towards the Kothi Road. Now Guys, you got to believe this but the road seemed never ending today. The chilling breeze was dominating our nerves and at 12o KMPH ( Ok, I agree my kinetic’s speedometer shows thrice the actual speed but, you should accept this figure for the sake of this blog post. Phew !!! ) we started losing our senses. I was reluctant to apply brakes just coz that involved movement of my fingers !!!.
But, finally we did stop – actually we had to. The chill was getting unbearable and I wondered if I am reluctant to brake now than what is it gonna be when i will have to take the the U-turn at the end of the road (!!!!) . So, this thought scared me and I managed to brake somehow. We sat on a bench nearby and started enjoying the silence, the freshness in the air, the chill, the fog and the flash; “the flash” – ya that came from my cell, we had a small photoshoot – probably the first of the kind in our group. At strike of 00:00 we all cheered for the 2010 and greeted everyone with pastries ( in reality, no one did cheer, 2010 to yun bhi aa hi jayega, par pastry ka koi kyun risk le ? yahan sab bhuke kutte hai, jhapta maro aur kha jao pura ;) isi ko to greet karna kahte hai, kyun sahi bola na maine ??? )
New Year Resolution
Looking back at gone 2009
Hmm, to ab hum alvida keh chuke hai 2009 ko, 2010 bhi aa gaya hai. Phir bhi kuch kam hai, party me koi song na ho aisa kaise ho sakta hai ? Thanks to Ambesh, jisne yeh ichcha bhi puri kar di.Thank you guys for making my day. Happy New Year to all !!!