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Greenery calls…

View of the falls from Belkal village.

When my knee was creaky and hamstring aching, I relished the thought of a wonderful lazy day at home on Thursday (owing to dasara holiday). Little did I know that its going to be right opposite of what I imagined. Wednesday evening Sindhu called me up asking of a trek and before I could blink I said yes..

Good things happen when you least know it. There I was, ready on Thursday morning 6 in front of STP(Mangalore) waiting for others to join in. TT was ready and this trek was with people I really don’t know personally. The “Gypsy Gang” they call themselves is from Infy Mlore SEZ. A group that gets together and they explore places and have pure uncontaminated fun!

The trek was to BELKAL teertha. The Belkal Theertha also known as Govinda teertha is located in the deep Western Ghats at a distance of 50 Km from Kundapura.It lies near Kollur and Madur and it is situated in the lush green forests of Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary. The water falls 300 feet down from a mountain called Korshi Betta, which is an extension of Kodachadri. It is believed that the water of this waterfall is sacred and people come here to take a holy dip.

The breathtaking falls!

We folks jelled really well and it was an amazing experience pulling each other’s legs, singing in the bus, introducing ourselves in front of all, playing Mafia-villagers game (awesome!). The lush green paddy fields, breathtaking view of the falls from belkal village, a green snake and numerous bugs and leeches that took our attention once in a while, the very narrow and support less bamboo bridge that we had to cross was scary. The trek wasn’t an easy one. The slope was 60 degrees to the horizontal and we panted and sweat as we made our uphill journey. But To end with the waterfalls was amazing. You feel you have reached the zenith.

Moments re-visited

The lengthy (I could not capture the entire length of the falls in my camera in one snap ! )  white water making a spectacular fall piercing the green black rocky mountain, the splash of water particles all over your face, hmmm….didn’t feel like leaving that place. uff! All are worth mentioning. I will never forget this trek experience.

Forest and the Bamboo Bridge 🙂

In case you wish to visit this place:

Things to carry: Dettol, salt, water, oranges/apples, packed lunch, towel, extra pair of clothes and your CAMERA 🙂

Road: From NH-17 one can go towards the Kundapur – Kollur Road, taka a diversion towards Madur near a place called Jadkal, from Madur you can drive for about 3 Km till a shop in Belkal village, from here a trek of about 3 hours will take you to the Belkal Theertha waterfall.

All in all , this was an unforgettable week! Loved it and lived each moment of it!

A week that I will cherish :)

They say, when one door closes many other doors are opened by god.

With a few lows (actually big crater sorts that happened in life), I did become a sort of negative. But then, my originality was always to enjoy. May be I show the same intensity towards negativity as for positivity. Nevertheless, it’s been a real good time last two weeks.

I must confess that friends change your life.. And yes they change it for the good of you. I am gifted in this regard and right now blessed with a few friends to whom I do matter.. 🙂

Now let me get back to the reason I wanted to write this blog. 2 weeks back I had a gala time at the project party. I was the host and the DJ nyt was real cool. Dance makes me happy any time! To continue with that last week’s “Dandiya Night” organized by Minfy as a part of DASARA celebrations was awesome. I think dance brings many people closer whom you have never met before 😉 …

Last week I also had very busy schedule. Be it in terms of work or play. Yes, I said play. Every evening I got this chance to pursue my favorite pastime, to play, cricket.

It all started with our HR mailing to the girls at our Mangalore delivery centre, about this tournament. And without a blink I voted YES and replied to the mail. The practice journey began. Every evening at 5, leaving all the work for later, I dressed up in t-shirt, tracks and shoes and headed towards the field. We had our fellow Infoscion Leslie to coach us gals. The team was indeed a sporty one. I enjoyed every moment of the practice times. Be it girly (read double meaning) jokes… (On days when Leslie didn’t turn up)… Or the kind of relay running we did to build stamina. Each one of us was determined to have a good time. I was chosen to be the wicket keeper.

Huddle before the FINALS!

Yesterday was D-Day. Mangalore’s first Women’s Cricket match that brought together four corporate women’s cricket teams- Infosys, Mphasis, Diya Systems and Invengers. Each team had nine on-field players and two substitutes.

Seemanth Kumar Singh, Commissioner of Police and Deputy Mayor Geetha Nayak graced the occassion.

WE (Infosys) won the first Women’s Cricket Tourney “Advaith Hyundai BIG FM Navras Cup” organized by 92.7 BIG FM.

The moment was a proud one. We jumped with joy and the list of prizes was overwhelming. A Wonderla coupon, a movie free at adlabs, free hair spa and hair cut in Fringes beauty salon, Dinner coupon at Ocean Pearl, BIG FM T-shirt, Sipper water bottle, certificate and a team CUP Navras cup!!! Woooah! Our joy had no bounds. A test drive of HYUNDAI I20 around the field after we won was also cherishing moments!

I have decided that my team will continue this spree of practice in the days to come and wish to be called the “BEST GALS CRICKET TEAM”. 😀

Minfy TEAM- Navras Cup

I thank the almighty for showering this opportunity on me to find a new path of happiness and health :):)

OUR coach said ” I never knew you gals would be so lethal on-field!”