The M(D)anavathey Project.

17 Mar

There are projects, and then there are projects. This one doesn’t qualify under either.

Sohumming 35,000 kannada speaking brats, free of cost, under adverse conditions, in 15 days is not a project. It is a tsunami.
But I got through my part of the big jigsaw more or less smoothly. Thanks to all the love that I was filled up to the brim with in manipal. I am convinced I have some karma with that place. I feel so much at home there, more like a spiked pseudo ashram feel. Spike being the PDA, the smoke rings and the drunken stupor.;)

A bundle of us camped with our yoga mats in our minimalistic (mirror free) YES!+ manipal abode. The main course was Danavathey but the mocktails, starters and dessert stole the show.
We watched patanjali yog sutra in the morning, which for me was like a daily dose of red bull. Few of us did a fullon kadak upvaas, minus H2O even, on Shivratri. The group tapa made it fun and thick.
Bawa’s board games were hackneyed followed by tremendous varieties of massages that embodied pleasure and beyond.
World cup in random small hang outs with flat screen tv was super fun too.
Long kriya was performed on the terrace after which a cute candle lit barbecue happened thanks to Sam and Arun. These 2 are like amaron batteries, last long very long;);)Phew, insane energy they are endowed with.
One day, a dip in temple pond was also taken. This pond is situated in an eeriely romantic green place filled with pedicuring fish. We lost ourselves there until an uninvited guest- the water snake chose to share the water body with us.
Desperately tasty south indian home cooked food was consumed (standing ovation to preeti and deepti) and was ravenously consumed by us pondies. Midnight pasta that was manifested was mostly freakking tasty too;)

The daytimes weren’t oh-so-rosy however. I had to unleash my vocal chords in a language alien to the asuras i was teaching in the 4 government colleges i was assigned. With utter lack of electricity, a strong presence of the lord of heat was experienced. Each sweat pore of my surface area cried tears of agony. This is beside my insides which were anyway wailing at my helpless condition.

So the days and nights were long, woefully and gleefully respectively.
Names must be taken, people must be thanked for the gleeful part of the equation.

1] Nikhil; for being the original roomie without even a mirror in the house. he’s enlightened.!

2] Rohit; for being the smartest descendent of meerut.

3] Kulprit; for being there, “waqt se pehle, jarurath se jyada”, like all good things.

4] Aseem; for the nights filled with mindless laughter.

5] Abhinav; for making me feel precious about myself.

6] Arun; for being my guardian angel.

7] Arun’s car for being my non-living guardian angel.

8] The patanjali gang for appearing at 6am (approximately;)) for all of 11 days.

9] Guruji, for getting the above 8 in my life.

I can welcome death this very moment. I feel so full in every way.
Regret free, untouched, happy bird type…
Jai guru dev


6 Responses to “The M(D)anavathey Project.”

  1. rohit shah March 17, 2011 at 11:40 pm #

    oooohhhh!!! at last……. another wish got fulfilled :))

    P.S. I think you understood priya di 😛

  2. priyax March 18, 2011 at 3:26 am #

    thanx for the good times;)

  3. Kulpreeth March 18, 2011 at 8:46 am #

    But all this while when ” the Project ” was going on , it was yo only who kept us going … you had become a mini guruji … travelling manipal-AJJERKADU-mangalore-manipal EVERYDAY for that week … i felt you’ll disappear into the air ( coz you were travelling just like air ) Hats, shoes, sandals ( and all other accessories which you like ) off to you 🙂 😀

  4. Nikhil Shenoy March 18, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    a looooong 1 month…but all awaiting for ur next visit di…more of Manavathe 😛 , more of cooking and even more FUNtastic days….cu sooooooooooon….
    PS : has foggy developed 6 packs…:P

  5. Abhay Karnataki March 18, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    Superb! 🙂

  6. eben March 18, 2011 at 11:45 pm #

    its you pasted on the screen, and decoded in the letters of the english alphabet…


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