येरे येरे पावसा…

शाळेमध्ये असताना “आवडता ऋतू” वर निबंध लिहायला सांगत. मला नेहमीच हिवाळा आवडायचा. पण त्यावर काही विशेष लिहायला नसायचं.. किंव्हा असं म्हणावं की सुचायचं नाही. मग मन मारून “माझा आवडता ऋतू म्हणजे पावसाळा..” या ठराविक ओळीने सुरुवात करायचो. तसं पावसाळा आणि माझ्यात असं काही विशेष वैर नाही, पण नाही असही नाही.

उन्हाळ्याची सुट्टी मिळाल्यानंतर, क्रिकेट खेळण्याचा ज्वर चढतो. आणि मध्येच पावसामुळे सर्व बंद. घरून तंबी मिळते, बाहेर जायचे नाही, बाहेरचे काही खायचे नाही.. पाऊस म्हणलं की चिख्खल, चिकचिक, सर्दी इत्यादी इत्यादी. आणि सर्वात महत्वाच म्हणजे शाळा आणि पाऊस दोन्ही जवळपास सोबतच हजेरी लावतात. मग कशाला वाटणार पावसाबद्दल प्रेम? वरून पाऊस आला तरी शाळेला सुट्टी नसायची.. गपचूप भिजत शाळेत जायचं. या उलट हिवाळा म्हणजे एकदम सही.. सणासुदीचे दिवस, दिवाळीच्या सुट्ट्या, क्रिकेट, पतंग, काय वाट्टेल ते खेळायचं. एकूण काय तर हिवाळा जाम आवडायचा आणि पावसाळ्याचा नकोसा वाटायचा.

काल पाऊस सुरु झाला. कडक चहा हातात घेऊन खिडकीजवळ उभा होतो, पावसाला बघत. थंड हवेच्या झुळूकेसोबत पाण्याचे थेंब आतमध्ये येत होते, मोठे मोठे टपोरे नाही तर धुक्यासारखे. चिंब भिजवणारे नाही तर ओलावा देणारे. इकडे रेडिओ कोणततरी गाणं गुणगुणत होता. अर्थातच मन भूतकाळात पळणार. पावसाशी जोडलेल्या सगळ्या आठवणींची ट्रेन सुरु झाली. टपरीवर भिजत घेतलेला चहा असेल, प्रचंड भूक लागली असताना गरम गरम घेतलेले भजे असतील, मित्रांसोबत एकामागून एक सटकून पडलेला क्षण असेल,  “कोणाच्या” आठवणी असतील, एखादा गड सर केल्यानंतर दिसणारा विहंगम दृश्य असेल, किती तरी आठवणी दिल्या आहे या पावसाने आपल्याला.

पाऊस संपल्यानंतर सगळं कसं झ्याक वाटतं. धुराने आणि धुळीने माखलेल्या झाडांना पॉवरवॉश मिळतो आणि आपल्याला नवीन रंग दिसू लागतात. मळभ दूर होते.. निसर्गाची आणि मनाची सुद्धा.  समुद्र किनारी रेघोट्या मारल्यानंतर एक लाट येते आणि सर्व काही मिटून जातंना तशी संधी दरवर्षी पाऊस आपल्याला देतो. की बाबारे, ही घे मागच्या वर्षीची क्लीन-चीट, नव्याने सुरु कर आता.

ह्या सगळ्या गोष्टी पावसाने मला दिल्या आणि मी काय दिला पावसाळ्याला; तिरस्कार. म्हणूनच काय ते, पाऊस पण सध्या अधून मधून रागावतो, एक दोन वेळेस भराभरा बोलून नंतर अबोला धरतो. पुण्याला आहे तसा पाऊस पण माझा मराठवाडा अजूनही कोरडाच आहे. वाटलं, लहानपणीची केलेली वरवरची स्तुती त्याला समजली असणार.. म्हणूनच गप्प बसला आहे. त्या क्षणी ठरवलं, किमान मनापासून लिहिलेले दोन शब्द तरी पावसाला ऐकवावेत. म्हणून हा छोटासा लेख.

“येरे येरे पावसा…” तुझी खरच खूप आतुरतेने वाट बघत आहे बळीराजा..

Daud…

I donno what provoked me…that I took part in Delhi marathon.

Very keenly I filled the registration form online. And was determined to run. I wanted to ‘remember the joy of running’ as their punchline says. But I forgot one thing…instead of a small potly residing harmlessly on the two legs, the place has been replaced by quiet big matka (or the single pack as I say :p)

Now jogging is no fun it has become exercise a painstaking lung squeezing exercise. Anyways… ata decide kela ahe tar kela ahe.

Just finished the formalities. Got my running number. Ab to bas daudna hai. Marathon is on sunday. Early in the morning. I hope I will get up early.

Delhi daudegi…!

India, that is Bharat…

1st Article of The Constitute of India: India, that is Bharat, shall be a Union of States.

I always wondered.. why Bharat is also known as India. Our name does not change with change in language [:p].. then why Bharat has multiple names.. i.e. Bharat, Hindustan and India.

Here is something interesting i got to know.

1. Bharat:

“The word Bharat has vedic origin. It means the source of light for entire world. Contrary to popular myth which attributes ‘Bharat’ to a king. Bharat is name of our country since dawn of vedic civilization because this was where Vedic arts and Sciences flourished first.”

Interesting thing to note is.. the earliest reference of term Bharat (in Hati Gunfa enscription of Kharvela Kalinga of Orissa) is after this vedic age.

Man… I was so sure that… long long time ago there was a king Bharata… and hence the name Bharat. One small thing taught in school.. but finally it turned out to be a myth.. I am sure I will know lot more such similar myths and their facts.

2. Hindustan:

To enter India from only possible and feasible route to Bharat is from North West after crossing river ‘Sindhu’. Persians had problem in pronouncing this term. So they called it Hindu, the place thus ‘Hindustan’. Basically to differentiate between them and the Indian, they used the term Hindu. So, it was like Hindu and non Hindu.and hence the word Hind and Hindavi.

3. India:

Greeks called the river Sindhu as the Indus river.. same reason; they could not pronounce the word Sindhu properly, hence the word India. And this is the reason why western world uses India instead of Bharat…because they were introduced this way by Greeks.

Delhi heights…

FINALLY!!!

I managed to write a blog using mobile.

From capital city of state i.e. Mumbai I have capital city of country… Delhi as it is written on maps; Dilli if I type phonetically; Dehli as it was known some time back (and still used in some part).

If I have to define Delhi in single word I would say ‘huge’, I have never seen such big houses and roads anywhere. Mumbai has taller buildings. but houses..baapre. And its just tip of ice-burg. I have not roamed in capital city that much. just been restricted to 3 km radius. (room to tuition and back) x 2.

About the boring routine, I wonder how people eat paratha as breakfast every single day. But now even I have become part of it. So its b’fast- tuition- lunch – tuition- dinner (study is invisible and constant factor everywhere, so not written explicitly).

In short, there is not much happening to write abt. But I am come across some terrific facts which I’ll surely jot down.

जीवाची मुंबई !

मुंबापुरी!

खरं तर मला लहानपनापासुन मुंबईचा द्वेष.

मुंबई… जिकडे लोकांकडे भेटायला…किंवा बोलायला वेळ नाही… त्यात त्यांचा दोष नाही हो…मुंबईकरांचा अर्धा वेळ लोकल मध्ये किंवा बस मध्ये जातो… मग अजुन वेळ तरी कुठुन मिळेल..

मुंबई… जिकडे सगळीकडे गर्दीच गर्दी… मग ती समुद्राजवळची चौपाटी असो…किंवा स्टेशन जवळचा चायवाला…

मुंबईचा कानाकोपरा लोकांनी गजबजलेला…

घरांच तर काही बोलु नका… पु.लं. नी सांगितल्या प्रमाने कबुतराच्या खुराड्यासारखे घर आहेत ईकडे. असो.

पण हा जो काही द्वेष होता ना… तो मुंबईत येईपर्यन्तच!

Spirit of Mumbai जी आहे… ती फक्त ईकडे आल्यानंतरच समजते.

महाराष्ट्रात जर वेळेची खरी किंमत कुठे मिळत असेल, तर ती या मुंबईतच… मिनिटावर चालनारया लोकल… खर तर मला मुंबईमधली जी गोष्ट सगळ्यात जास्त आवडली ती म्हणजे लोकल.. जबरदस्त अभियांत्रिकी चा उत्क्रुष्ट नमुना (हुश्श…)… ९.२५ आणि ९.२७ यापैकी कोणती लोकल पकडायची… याचा निर्णय लोक कसा आणि का घेतात ह्याच लॉजिक श्रवणीय असत :p

मुंबईत आल्यानंतर मुंबईकर झालात तर सगळ्या गोष्टिंचा आनंद तुम्हाला घेता येईल… गर्दिची चीड आहे म्हणुन AC taxi मध्ये फिराल पण IInd class मध्ये टाळ आणि म्रुदुंग सोबत किर्तन ऎकण्याची जी मजा आहे.. ती घ्यायची असेल तर त्यासाठी तुम्हाला मुंबईकर व्हावच लागेल.

मुंबईच्या hang-out जागांना पण तोड नाही… नोव्हेंबर च्या एखाद्या संध्याकाळी मित्रांसोबत वरळी सीफेस वर गप्पा माराव्यात ते पण आरे च्या बाजुवाला sandwich हाणत… आणि मग हाजीअली ला जाऊन हाजीअली ज्युस सेंटर वर cream of lychee खावा… किंवा मग या ३६५ दिवसातला कोणताही दिवस निवडा… आणि मरीन लाईन्सवर जा… कोणी सोबत असो वा नसो पण आपला अरबी समुद्र तुमची साथ नक्की देईल. त्या लाटांकडे बघत असतांना सुर्य कधी मावळेल ते समजणार नाही पण मग लक्ष जाईल ते queens necklace कडे आणि अधुन मधुन येणारया आणि सिग्नल्सशी स्पर्धा करनारया गाड्यांकडे…

दादर कडुन दक्षिणेकडे जायला लागल की जो वेगळा फील येतो तो शब्दात नाही सांगता येणार…

रात्री २ वाजता कार्टर रोड वर भर पावसात चहा मारतांना जी मजा येते त्याची तोड फक्त नरीमग पॉईट वाल्या भेळवाल्या कडे आहे… अजुन कुठेही नाही!

मुंबईतुन बाहेर पडतांना ह्या सगळ्या गोष्टि लक्षात येतात…
I will miss you Mumbai…

खरंच… जीवाची मुंबई!!!

Vipassana

Vipassana is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. Vipassana is a Pali word, it literary means ‘insight’. In Vipassana camp one practically learns to look inside the self.

I was pretty selfish at first place to go to such camp, I have heard a lot about this camp, heard that it will increase my concentration, will calm me down, will show way to the ‘ultimate truth’ etc. etc. but I just wanted to increase my concentration, nothing else. I am not a person who is bothered to find answer to questions like presence of god, or the ultimate truth etc.

Anyways, following is my experience of Vipassana camp.

I reached Igatpuri in afternoon, had quick breakfast and headed for “Dhammagiri”. Dhammagiri is a small part of Igatpuri which is at half an hour distance from Nashik in Maharashtra. As I entered the gate, I could listen the sound of silence (which means it was quite but windy :p). Gate it is beautifully designed. Wait… lemme put a pic of gate and the dome.

[Entrance to Dhammagiri]

[Main Gate]

[Dome picture]

I reached at main office. I had to submit all the readable and writable material along with money and mobile to them which goes safely in locker. (imagine the disconnectivity for 10 days continuously).  I had a couple of hour before the program start. So I roamed around a bit to know place better, there was a brief information about Vipassana given in shuddha hindi🙂

[Meaning of Vipassana]

I got to know that there are different programs for 10, 20, 30, 60 days available. I wonder how people can stay quite for so long. Oh yes… I forgot to tell this before, in this 10 days course we are not supposed to speak a single word, even gestures are not allowed, i.e. “Arya Maun” which literary means “Noble silence”… I call it “Absolute silence” (remember the absolute zero from chemistry :p) although we are free to discuss meditation problems with the teacher.
All gathered in a hall in evening. I could see that the people were not from specific region or specific religion, it was mix from south, north, from different casts and creeds. There were few foreigners who were acting as volunteer.

We were told the schedule for next 10 days which was like this:
0400: Wake up
0430 – 0600: Meditation
0600 – 0630: Break fast
0800 – 1200: Meditation with 5 minutes break in between
1200 – 1230: Lunch and rest
1300 – 1700: Meditation with 5 minutes break in between
1800 – 1930: Pravachan
2000 – 2100: Meditation and questions (if any)
2100: lights off

After the lecture we were divided in groups and taken to the meditation hall where we would meditate for next 10 days. On way to that hall we pass by the beautiful Golden Pagoda.

[Golden Pagoda]

[Golden Pagoda Entrance]

There are 4-5 such pagodas in Dhammagiri. The design of these pagoda is as per the Myanmar architecture. Which was quite strange as I have seen the Buddhist type of buildings or stupa and this one was very different from that. Later on I got the answer for this: The Vipassana technique was discovered by Gautama in India around 2600 years ago and then from India it spread to the Brahmadesh i.e. Myanmar, Sri Lanka, China etc. But because of various reasons this technique was lost. One of the prime reason was that many of the people tried to add or remove some part of this technique, some tried to attach a name or attached some idol while concentration. It is easy to concentrate on some idol or while chanting. But because of this the effectiveness was lost. And Vipassana vanished from most of the countries. But Myanmar kept the technique alive, unadulterated untouched. From few teachers to few students this technique was preserved as it is. In Myanmar the pagodas are build like stupas in India after asked the reason they said, India gifted us the technique of Vipassana to them hence owing to them they had built pagodas as per the Indian architecture. And since this technique has been preserved by Myanmar the pagodas in India are built as per Myanmar architecture.

We all gathered in a hall, seats were properly arranged at the center of this circular hall. Guruji arrived and first lecture started. Few more instructions were given and the noble silence started. The first pravachan by S. N. Goenka was given. This pravachan was video taped. That gives the brief idea of things followed in Vipassana and I got answer to most of my questions. Following paragraphs will clear some of the common doubts about Vipassana (as I understood).

In Vipassana course and pravachans followed, ‘Dhamma’ is preached. What exactly is this Dhamma?  Dhamma in Sanskrit means “Dharma”, but it is not concern with any particular religion. In old Indian culture “Dharma” referred to the work to be done by one i.e. Law, the law of nature. Just to give an example, Dharma of water is to flow, dharma of fire is to burn. Like this, the way human should live, will be nothing but his dharma i.e. Manav Dharm.

There are references to Buddha. Does Vipassana teach Buddhism? The answer to this question would be a YES and a NO. Vipassana is one of the most ancient meditation technique. There have been many “Buddha” (which literary means enlightened) before and after Siddharth. There have been many “Rishimunis” before Gautama who have achieved “Nibbana” i.e. Nirvana following the path of Vipassana. But this technique was lost after that and it was Siddharth Gautam who discovered, and hence there are references to Gautama the Buddha. Vipassana does not teach Buddhism. It teaches the technique of meditation and Dhamma. Ofcourse Buddhism teaches Dhamma as well but so as Hinduism, Jainism… in short, Vipassana does not teach any ‘ism’, it purely teaches the Dhamma.

Why isn’t anyone allowed to speak? Well, Vipassana is technique by which one tries to attain the state of thoughtlessness. If one speaks to other it triggers the process of thoughts. So, one is refrained from talking.

Can anyone leave course in midway? :p Vipassana is like a operation of mind. Imagine what happens if patient runs away from operation theatre in the middle of operation. So, to avoid such dangerous situation no one is allowed to leave the course midway.

OK! Enough of question answers let me tell you how my 10 days course went… and what I learned from it.

There was a big bell (Ghanta) in campus which was responsible to wake me up everyday at 4AM. First 4 days was tough for me to get up… but after that even 4 hours of sleep was too much… I had lost my appetite for sleep :p


First three days we had to concentrate on breathing. As the breath goes in and as it goes out. NOTHING else! It is called Ana-Pana. Pretty difficult to do huh… but not impossible. There are few variations, i.e. one has to concentrate hard to know the path of breath, where it touches in side the nose, the temperature of breathe coming out is higher than when it goes in, at a time we breath from single nostril only, but these are the things which you come to know without dedicated effort. One just has to concentrate on breath. The aim is to concentrate as per your will. One is not supposed to attach any name or any figure while concentrating mind. It is just plane breath. As it is, in its true sense. After hours of workout you can actually experience the difference. This is what I like about Vipassana. It does not just claim the things; one can experience the change practically. It is one of the teaching of Gautama the Buddha: “Do not simply believe whatever you are told, or whatever has been handed down from past generations, or what is common opinion or whatever the scriptures say. Do not accept something as true merely by deduction or inference, or by considering outward appearances, or by partiality for a certain view, or because of its plausibility , or because your teacher tells you it is o. But when you yourselves directly know, that the principles are wholesome, blameless, praised by the wise; when adopted and carried out they lead to welfare and happiness. Then you should accept and practice them” In Vipassana I could sense the change in myself as the days went by, through experience.

On fourth and fifth day the area on which we had to concentrate was increased from nose to complete head. On fifth day the actual Vipassana was taught. In Vipassana technique one learns to enter in our own body through the path of breath i.e. we can direct our mind to enter in our own body. There are no words, no idol, no virtual figure used while concentrating. In this technique one has to concentrate on a part of body, starting from the Brahmsthaan i.e. top of the head understand whatever sensation occurred on that part e.g. prickling, tingling, itchy, cold, hot, feel of air on that part etc. etc. whatever it is just accept it as it is and proceed. Do not react to this sensation. One has to start from top of the head to tip of the toe and then return from tip of the toe to top of the head. If practiced in correct manner, a sensation like goosebump is found to flow from top to bottom and back to top. When I had pain in my knee I understood that I had pain in my knee. That’s it! No special treatment to that pain… Just treat it like a normal sensation. ‘This part is paining’, accept it and concentrate on the next part. If one practices as per the instruction a time will come when this pain will vanish. For me it took two rounds of head to toe and toe to head but finally the pain was gone. And I felt the flowing effect on my body and it was indescribable. I could have sat for hours without moving an inch. One has to feel it to understand it. Unfortunately this sensation was only for small portion of time. I tried to attain that state but it was worthless. Later I understood that if one starts desiring such feeling, it is lost. This is teaching of Vipassana, that all the sensations should be treated equal; one should never desire or hate any sensation.

From seventh day till ninth day one has to practice Vipassana in ‘Aditthana’ which means “drudh nishchay” in Marathi. One has to maintain the same posture for complete hour without moving even an inch. NO movement whatsoever. Cause our movement is responsible for losing our concentration. It is said that Gautama sat months and months in Aditthana before become Buddha. I could not do the Aditthana on seventh day…missed by 10 minutes. But on eighth day I decided to maintain aditthana under ANY situation. First 20 minutes went without a hitch, but then knee started to hurt. By end of 40 minutes(I guess) it was hurting so bad that I wanted to cut it apart… but still I continued. I had decided not to move a bit unless I hear the big bell which signals end of Aditthana. I was continuously concentrating from top of the head to the tip of the toe and from tip of the toe to the top of head without giving special attention to the killing knee. And it happened… the knee stopped hurting… I could feel the continuous flow top of the head to tip of the toe and from tip of toe to top of head.

Vipassana teaches that no feeling, no sensation is for forever, everything passes with time. May that be a happy feeling or sad one, a paining one or the soothing one. So, one should not give any special importance to such feeling, it is our mind which treats it happy or sad and increases its intensity. Vipassana does not teach to suppress this feeling. It just tells that one should understand the feeling, the sensation however it is; and accept it, as it is, without reacting to it. It teaches that everything passes with time i.e. ‘anichya’ (momentary). It is the technique by which one learns from self experience that if no special treatment is given to hurting, throbbing part then the pain is relieved; it cures because everything is ‘anichya’. Gautama has said that not only these sensations are ‘anichya’, infact all the things, right from our thoughts, to this human body, everything is anichya. He had claimed that this human body is not made of solid matter, but these are waves which originate and dies in for “hazaar shahastra hazaartimes. i.e. 100,000,000 in 1/10th of a second. Modern science proves that the solid matter is not exactly matter, but these are the waves with frequency of 1,000,000,000. This proves that “hazaar shahastra hazaar” is not merely a phrase used by Gautama, but it holds true as per the modern science discoveries.

Vipassana is not relaxation, it is hard work! One has to work continuously in order to attain goal. One has to be very attentive in meditation. Constant Vigilance! But this vigilance is limited. The thought process is not triggered, only the current situation is understood. For example, say I look up at sky, a clear blue sky, the information from this would be the sky is looking clear blue that’s it. Nothing else. Otherwise, if thought process is triggered this can lead to: the sky is looking blue, I like blue eyes, in India mostly people have brown eyes, but in US there are many people with blue eyes etc. See..just in a moment or two.. from India to US :p that’s why some say, the speed of mind is greater than that of light :p These kind of thought process tires our mind. In Vipassana one learns to end such kind of thought process and hence our mind is fresh it does not tire much. And hence even few hours of sleep is sufficient for fresh mornings.


On the tenth day we were allowed to speak with each other out side the meditation hall and at our residential cells. It was fun to talk after 10 days. It was like learning to talk again. We were handed our belonging on this day. On this day we had option of meditating in the zero cells. This zero cells are in Pagodas. These zero cells are of size 3 feet in breadth and 5 feet in length and 6 feet in height. All white dome shaped figures with hole at centre are zero cells. One has to sit in this zero cell facing at centre of pagoda. (At centre of pagoda there is ‘nothing’.)

[zero cells]

End of 10 days and here I was, back in the noisy world, but still, nice :p

I was happy that I made the right decision to join this 10 days course. On my way back from Igatpuri I was thinking about how perfect this place is for meditation. It is far from all the noise of city yet it is reachable. Weather is nice there and scenic beauty surrounds this place. Following are the snaps taken from Dhammagiri.

Following is the snap taken at Phalke Smarak which is near Nashik. There is a 20 feet bronze statue at this place in quite huge stupa.

You can see more information about Vipassana at http://www.vri.dhamma.org/

Accident

20080727 Sunday
@2130 hrs
Banglore-Pune Highway

It was raining continuously.

We had taken a stop for tea and vada-pav and were heading toward Pune in my Mahindra Renault Logan.

Silver colour Indigo MH11H9930 was driving in front of us with speed of 85-90 Kmph beside the divider.

Our car was behind it with speed of 80 Kmph when suddenly Indigo lost its control… There were few small box shaped divider (rocks) which were around half feet above the ground beside actual divider. Right front wheel of indigo got lifted because of those box dividers.. because of this impact indigos back part lurched clockwise and Left front wheel also got lifted in air.

Just at this moment I pushed brakes hard and our car started skidding.
That indigo was so fast that this 1.5 ton car was completely in air with only small portion of boot (dikki) was touching ground…

Time was going little slow now… I could not take the car to left lane… coz there was another car speeding to overtake. Our car was skidding and if it were have been bit faster we could have dashed straight in to that indigo when it was in air like a ballet dancer.

But we were lucky.. our car slowed down pretty fast. Indigo fell sideways on road with driver’s seat at downside and roof of the car facing us. We were just few feet away from Indigo when it fell and got first bump on ground.. but the scary part was.. our car still skidding toward that indigo. With first bump of indigo on road, it was lifted few inches in air…and it started to topple backward.. i.e.. it was coming at us.

And it happened… our logan dashed in roof of indigo… that too at driver’s side.

I thought… the driver was dead. Just for 2-3 seconds I thought what to do…

I looked back… there were few vehicles coming but they were not that close. There was a guy who was coming out of indigo from back glass which was completely broken.. I could also see some movement at driver’s seat of indigo.

We took our car in reverse and then rushed away in front away from the indigo before anyone sees us at accident spot. Pulled the car on side 20 30 feet in front of indigo. I with 2 my other friends got out of car…as we came out we could hear the indigo which was r accelerating in full throttle… but the car was resting sideways. This gave the indication that the driver was dead.

We ran near the indigo, there were few vehicles which stopped to help these fellows. As we reached at the spot I could sense strong smell of alcohol. Those #$@#$ were drunk.

But thankfully the driver was alive; it was big relief for us. We took the driver out of car. There were only two ppl in that car… and they were not in position to answer anything. They were drunk and shocked. They had few visible injuries but they were not bleeding much.

And people around started the conversation… which car was behind… because of impact from that car indigo might have rushed in divider… We thought it is better to leave this spot as soon as possible.

My car was in driving condition. We got in car and started our way back home… No one was saying a word… It was horrifying experience and we were lucky that we were out of it without a scratch.

We came back to my friends at flat. All were sitting in room… looking at each other…dumbfounded…

And now as we digested what we had seen we started discussing the things. We know worse could have happened… but were happy that things went well. One of my friend said… “काळ आला होता…पण वेळ आली नव्हती”🙂

I called up the insurance guy, sorted out the things and then left the room.

Before starting for home… I again inspected the car. I opened its bonnet and was pleased to see that even if the bonnet was bent the engine was in perfect shape. Thanks M&M for giving this Renault baby a tough Indian skin :p

What a night it was…

I donno how I was going to explain the things to parents, how much will the insurance cover, will I get permission to drive the car next time.. I just wanted to get away from all these question, so I put on the radio. And the radio was playing “Zindagi bhar nahi bhoolegi woh barsaat ki raat…”