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Aug 18, 2018

Hampta Pass'd

After yearning to go on a Himalayan trek for years, it finally happened one evening during the summer this year and to think of it that it would happen while we(missus and I) were out to make acquaintance with my wife's cousin's fiance, was a bit of surprise. What was meant to be a meet, greet and eat session turned into a rendezvous of getting to know each other and talking of common interests. Scuba-diving, travelling, anything that we spoke struck chord. It was almost a topic that was waiting to be touched upon, as soon as trekking was uttered things just fell in place one after another. 

SN: How about trekking ? 
Me: Oh I love trekking, have done quite a few treks. [Before going on any further, the mind provided an exclamatory statement as if to remind me of 2010]. Just that work has taken toll on all extra curricular stuff, i said at the risk of sounding old and mundane.

SN didn't say much, he probably wanted to hold his cards close to the chest, probably vary of the fact that we were after all relatives of the family he was to wed into, who might subtly scrutinize him. While we didn't harbor any such intentions, the questions that were posed to us at the end of the day by the more older folks surely made us think if we missed an opportunity to don this hat. But then it was like meeting a friend, and we don't judge friends, do we ? 

Couple of days later we got to know that SN and his friends were planning to scale the Hampta Pass with IndiaHikes, and we obviously got invited to the same. Though we were not 100% sure of making it, we signed up for the trek which was slated to happen from July 28th to Aug 2nd, only after knowing that we had time to back out until the beginning of July with 100% refund. Couple of weeks after the registration formalities, we forgot about it with life in general charting its course. We started receiving a lot of communique from IndiaHikes, about the trek, what to expect and how to prepare. The manner in which the preparation journey is laid out, makes you realize how far one really is from being trek ready. 

Hampta Pass Trek is a high altitude Himalayan trek, and being physically prepared is the least of the initial preparations that one can put in. Do note, i am calling it physically prepared and not physically fit(mountain fit), as there is a big gulf that awaits to be abridged before being considered as the latter. IndiaHikes did a superb job of keeping the trek aspirants informed about the mandatory fitness requirements. We had to clock 5kms in 30-35 mins to be considered trek ready. An initial assessment showed that both of us together were not even close to 40% of the target. The goal was so motivating that plans until the day of the trek were etched to achieve it. Running every weekend at Lalbagh/KR Park to get closer and closer to the target. Surely the plan wasn't faulty, the schedules had it's say, and we obviously couldn't have ours, managing to run thrice, once every month starting May, June and July. So much for being prepared!!! By the way, it just strikes me that there are some management lessons i can derive from this experience, but that's for an other day and post. 

Then comes the other part, equipped to be on the trek with the right accessories. This was relatively easy, one trip to Decathlon sorted 80% of the list and the other 20% was covered with a trip to Woodlands store. Its easy to be overwhelmed by the occasion and buy to cold proof oneself, don't fret it, because on the mountains more is less. But then its also prudent to buy something that you won't mind carrying in a 60L backpack, look for the new age smart buys. After all that, not much was left to be done physically, the mind takes over from here. Many times when the goal is so clear its the mind that pushes the body. Lack of mountain fitness was probably overshadowed by the aspiration of scaling the Hampta pass. 

Cut to the present, a week after completing the trek, here's a recollection of how the days unfolded. 

Day 0: Travelled from Bangalore to Delhi, followed by a 14 hour bus journey to Manali. The whole journey was very eventful, with a fellow passenger having a bout of fits, and then the last part of the highway in Manali being blocked due to land slides. All of us had to alight the bus with our luggage and then reach the hotel by private vehicles. 

Day 1: On reaching the hotel Keylinga,  the congregation point before the trek we quickly freshened up and were ready to gobble up the meals before heading out for the trek at 2.30PM. The next 5 days was to be without getting a chance to shower unless someone was to be extremely adventurous in braving the cold winds and the water. We started for Jobra immediately after lunch and reached there in an hours drive. From here the trek to the Jobra campsite was more of an acclimatizing half an hour trek which we took about 45 mins to cover. Rest of the day was spent getting to know the trek group, the modalities and what was ahead of us. 


Our group that trekked the Hampta Pass
Day 2: Trek from Jobra (9,800 ft) to Jwara (11,072 ft); 7.14 km, ~6 hours. The day was meant to be very difficult as there was going to be steep ascent, so per out trek leader we had to follow a 6-7-8 schedule (Freshen-Eat,Pack-Leave). [Packing a 60L trek bag to its brim was not something I'll take away with pride, however over packing layers is something I'll take any day to being cold]. We reached Jwara after some heavy duty trekking in constant rains . The Jwara campsite was extremely pretty with the whole valley looking like a carpet full of lavender flowers, tall pine trees and a few maple trees making it a perfect setting for impromptu photo sessions.
Flowery trek route
One for posterity like they say
Day 3: Jwara (11,072 ft) to Balu ka Ghera (12,411 ft); 5 km, ~4 hours. This route was very scenic and had dramatic change of landscapes as we got higher. Balu means sand and we particularly loved the feeling of walking barefoot on sand parsed with ankle length water from the mountains. After walking for long on stones this was very soothing on the feet. Rest of the day went in getting ready to face Day4, with some card games and other impromptu stuff with our trek group. Talking about the trek group itself, we were 25 of us from different walks of life. There were architects, folks from IT, families who trekked on vacation, etc. The only non-diverse factor was that 21 out of the 25 were from Bangalore and the other 4 were from Pune.
A panoramic view of the Balu Ka Ghera campsite.
Day 4: Balu Ka Ghera (12,411 ft) to Shea Goru (12,254 ft) via Hampta Pass (14,035 f); 6.65 km, 9 hours. This day was the toughest day of the trek and we were on 5-6-7 schedule today, the altitude gain was rapid and the ascent extremely tough. Added to this, sparing oxygen and the altitude was giving many of us altitude sickness. Thankfully, Diamox tablet used for high altitude acclimatization was majorly helpful in dealing with this. Beyond all this, the views of the valleys enroute the summit point was the highlight of the day. We reached the summit point by around 12 and stayed for sometime before proceeding to the Shea Goru campsite, after a descent of about 3 hours again. The whole experience was chilling and thrilling in the true sense of the words. The Shea Goru campsite was so scenic and the best of all the campsites. The tents were pitched next to the flowing Beas and when the sun was out, it was a sight to behold.
Shea Goru Campsite
Day 5: Shea Goru (12,254 ft) to Chhatru (10,898 ft); 6.87 km, 5 hours; visit Chandrataal lake and return to Chhatru camp. This was the last trekking day, and again after a descent of 4 hours, we reached the last point of the trek. All along the way were tremendous valleys, so scenic that a lot of pictures were clicked. On reaching the last point there were Tata Sumos waiting for us, which took us to Chatru campsite. This camp was right besides the road which connected Chhatru to the civilization. The day also saw us taking a tortuous journey to Chandrataal lake(due to the roads being in very bad condition). But then weren't expecting any better, with landslides similar to weather change in Bangalore, its not difficult to understand why. After a journey of almost 3 hours each way, we saw the most pristine and thankfully well maintained lake again at an altitude of 14000 plus ft.  After some pictures and reflection time(both figuratively and literally) at lakeshore, we headed back to Chhatru. Here's a timelapse video shot near the lake.


Day 6: Chhatru to Manali; 4-5 hours drive. The day started with some yummy breakfast followed by a ceremony of awarding trek completion certificates, where each one of us got to share few words about the trek. While a lot of them spoke well, i was actually not my usual self. Was it withdrawal symptoms or just inability to sum up the 5 days we spent in the himalayas in the mother nature's lap. 
No wonder that i had this urge of writing this long past days and weeks after completing the trek. We had a day more which a lot of us chose to stay in and sink in the sights and sounds of Manali. Have to  make a special mention of our stay about Malhaar Cottages on Airbnb. We had a great time here with some awesome food and hospitality by the hosts.



Us twinning after scaling the Hampta Pass :)

The trek other than it's natural beauty on offer, also gave us an opportunity to meet some wonderful people, along the way. The entire group beautifully mingled and encouraged each other at all times both tough and easy. Of course, a lot of credit for the fantastic team of Indiahikes who made the trek an unforgettable experience for us. 

Apr 25, 2018

Keep calm and jump

Freefall has always given me a high, whether during a ride in a theme park or a pool. So no wonder that I got instantly driven by the idea signing in for a skydive during my recent trip to the US.

Before I go any further, a little flashback to 2012. While on the UK secondment in London, a friend and I were thinking of what to do for the weekend. My friend suggested that we sky dive, I looked at the prices and decided, that I'd much rather spend it on buying a D-SLR camera, which I was getting on investing a little more. Felt proud about it for the moment of being so prudent, but it didn't take me long to realise that may be I let go of something that I was to rue for a long time. Every other time, the thought of sky diving came to me, I had something else to think about. It just never happened. 

I'm a firm believer of not just being at the right place at the right time, but also doing the right thing for something to transpire. Almost as a converse, not wanting to make it happen, and not overthinking about it, on a Sunday morning in an alien land where nothing other than breakfast seemed interesting, a quick WhatsApp conversation with a cousin and his wife got things rolling. A quick google search for groupon deals and 20 mins later, we were already signing online waivers for the 2PM slot at Bay Area Sky Diving
The TV which displayed time to go for our turn
This was finally happening, and the first person I could think about was my wife with whom i had shared the longing to do this for so long. All she asked in reply was "Have you decided", "Please do it safely for my sake". Answer to both were "Yes" in the heart, but the mind wouldn't allow me to respond. Thanks to the timezone difference, being non-responsive didn't hurt.

What followed was a quick visit to the temple at Livermore, enroute to the location almost as if I were to subtly make my peace with God and seek blessings before the dive. On reaching the location the process was rather smooth, but the wait was long, with so many divers (tandem jumpers, solo jumpers, photo/videographers) waiting for their turns. By around 4PM, we got briefed as to what actions were expected of us midair, and we were harnessed on to the safety equipment. The guide shouted 10 mins before we took off and there we were, waiting with bated breaths for what I was counting to be a once in a lifetime experience. 

The journey was a unique experience, taken upto 13000ft in a small plane, with around 10 people on it seated like army troopers on a mission. In 5 mins, we were upto 13.5K ft and the experts felt it was good to let go. A couple of girls led the way and it was my turn to go second. Being tied to the expert jumper with the safety equipment, felt like the umblical cord that an unborn shares with its mother, so safe and so enriching. I guess the fear of the moment was manifesting through these thoughts, while I felt a tap on my shoulder and thumbs up from my expert jumper with which all thoughts subsided into submission. A submission to faith, efforts and perseverance of human race to get all things right. The tap, followed with a slight slide, and a little sway back and forth that the expert demonstrated like that of a high jumper raring himself to go, and in the blink of an eye, when the heart skipped a beat and I was freefall. The air hitting vigorously against the face, and the body forcing into submission against the nature. The minimum I could do was to enjoy, and that's all I did, all of which the videographer tried to capture. The minute and half free fall, after which the parachute opened gave me a sense of calm after the storm, and the landing followed. With clear instructions to get my feet as high as I could, or forget about them helped me land almost perfectly. 



A rush of emotions, jubilation and sense of having overcome loomed large for the next 15 mins. Thanked God for being there on my side and immediately messaged my wife "I'm Alive", to which she responded "woah". 

Jul 5, 2017

ಮುಖವಾಡಗಳ ಮಾಯಾಲೋಕ

ಭಾವಕ್ಕೊಂದು ಮುಖ, ಜೀವಕ್ಕೊಂದು ಮುಖ 
ಸ್ನೇಹಕ್ಕಿರುವ ಮುಖ, ಪ್ರೇಮಕ್ಕೆ ಕಾಣದಂತಹ ಮುಖ 
ಕೋಪಕ್ಕೆ ಸಿಡಿವ ಮುಖ, ಸಂತಸದಿ ಹೊಳೆವ ಮುಖ 
ನೋವಿನದೊಂದು ಮುಖ, ನಲಿವಿಗೆಂಬ ಮುಖ
ಈ ಜಗದಿ ಅದೆಷ್ಟು ಮುಖಗಳೋ, ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಮಿಗಿಲಾದ ಮುಖವಾಡಗಳು. 

Mar 26, 2016

My dad's retirement address

This epilogue was written by my dad, he shared this with his colleagues the day he retired. Every time I read this, I question myself, is it really possible to ever have such devotion and loyalty towards one's employer in these days. He's long gone now, guess finding out an answer is not always an easy task.

ನನ್ನ ೬೦ ವರ್ಶಗಳ ಇತಿಹಾಸದ ನಿರೂಪಣೆ ಹೀಗಿದೆ.

೧೯೫೦ರ ಜೂನ್ ೩೦ ರಂದು, ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಶ್ರೀವೈಷ್ನವ ಮಧ್ಯಮ ವರ್ಗದ ಕುಟುಂಬದಲ್ಲಿ ಜನಿಸಿ, ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲೇ ವ್ಯಾಸಂಗ ಮಾಡಿ, ಬೆರಳಚ್ಚಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಪರಣಿತನಾಗಿ, ವಿಜಯಾ ಕಾಲೇಜಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಭೌತ ಹಾಗೂ ರಸಾಯನ ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ ವ್ಯಾಸ್ಂಗ ಮಾಡಿ, ೧೯೬೯ರಲ್ಲಿ ಪದವೀದರನಾದ ಕೂಡಲೇ, ಮದ್ರಾಸ್ ಆಟೋ ಸರ್ವೀಸ್ ಎಂಬ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಆರು ತಿಂಗಳ ಕಾಲ ಸೇವೆ ಮಾಡಿ, ಆನಂತರ ಉದ್ಯೋಗ ವಿನಿಮಯ ಕಛೇರಿಯ ಸೌಜನ್ಯತೆಯಿಂದ ೧೯೭೦ರ ಆಪ್ರಿಲ್ ತಿಂಗಳ ಒಂದು ಸಂಜೆ ಬೆರಳಚ್ಚು ಗುಮಾಸ್ತೆ’ ಹುದ್ದೆಯ ಸಂದರ್ಶನಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಮೈಸೂರ್ ಬ್ಯಾಂಕ್ನ ಸುಂದರ ಕಲ್ಕಟ್ಟಡೊಳಗೆ ನಾ ಮೊದಲ ಸಲ ಪಾದವಿರಿಸಿದೆ.

ಗುಂಜಾನರಸಿಂಹಸ್ವಾಮಿಯ ಕೃಪಾಕಟಾಕ್ಷದಿಂದ ಹಾಗೂ ಗುರುಹಿರಿಯರ ಆಶೀರ್ವಾದದಿಂದ, ತಿರುಮಕೂಡಲು ನರಸೀಪುರದ ಮೈಸೂರ್ ಬ್ಯಾಂಕ್ ಶಾಖೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ೧೫.೦೬.೧೯೭೦ ರಿಂದ ನನ್ನ ವೃತ್ತಿ ಜೀವನವನ್ನು ಮುಂದುವರಿಸಿದೆ. ತದನಂತರ, ಮುಖ್ಯಕಛೇರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಉದರೀ ವಿಭಾಗ, ಶಂಕರಪುರ, ಚಿಕ್ಕಪೇಟೆ ಮತ್ತು ಅರಳೇಪೇಟೆ ಶಾಖೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬ್ಯಾಂಕಿನ ವಿವಿಧ ಕಾಯಕಗಳನ್ನು ಕಲಿತು, ಅರಿತು, ನುರಿತು, ಲೆಖ್ಖತನಿಖಾದಿಕಾರಿ ಸಹಾಯಕನಾಗಿ ಕಾರ್ಯ ನಿರ್ವಹಿಸಿದೆ.

ವಿ ವಿ ಮಾರ್ಕೆಟ್ ಶಾಖೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಲೆಖ್ಖ ತನಿಕೆ ಮಾಡಿ, ನಾ ನಿವೇದಿಸಿದ ತಪ್ಪುಗಳನ್ನು ನಾನೇ ಸರಿಪಡಿಸಬೇಕು ಅನ್ನುವಂತೆ, ೦೧.೦೧.೮೦ರಿಂದ ಅದೇ ಶಾಖೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಹಾಯಕ ವ್ಯವಸ್ತ್ಪಕನಾಗಿ ಪದೋನ್ನತಿಗೊಂಡು, ಅಧಿಕಾರಿವರ್ಗಕ್ಕೆ ಪಾದವಿರಿಸಿದೆ. ವಿ ವಿ ಮಾರ್ಕೇಟ್, ದಾವಣಗೆರೆ ಮುಖ್ಯ ಹಾಗೂ ಪಿ ಜೆ ಬಡಾವಣೆ, ಹುಬ್ಬಳಿ ವಲಯದ ಮೊದಲ ಡಿಸಿಪ್ಲಿನಿಯರಿ ಆಕ್ಶನ್ ಸೆಲ್ ಅಧಿಕಾರಿಯಾಗಿ ನಿಶ್ಟೆಯಿಂದ ನಿಶ್ಪಕ್ಷಪಾತ ಸೇವೆ ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಿದ ಬಳಿಕ, ಕೆ ಆರ್ ಪೇಟೆ ಯಲ್ಲಿ ಶಾಖಾಮುಖ್ಯಸ್ಥನಾಗಿ ಕಾರ್ಯನಿರ್ವಹಿಸಿದೆ. ಆನಂತರ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಎಫ಼್ ಬಿ ಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಫ಼್ಟ್ ವೇರ್ ಸಪೋರ್ಟ್, ವಿದೇಶಿ ವಿನಿಮಯ ಆಮುದು, ಹಾಗೂ ಉದರಿ ವಿಭಾಗಗಳಲ್ಲಿ, ಸಮರ್ಥತೆಯಿಂದ ಕಾರ್ಯನಿರ್ವಹಿಸಿ, ೧೯೯೪ ಡಿಸೆಂಬರ್ ಮಾಹೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ಕೇಲ್ ಮೂರಕ್ಕೆ ಪದೊನ್ನತಿ ಪಡೆದೆ.

೧೯೯೬ ರಿಂದ ೧೯೯೯ ವರೆಗೆ ದಾಂಡೇಲಿ ಶಾಖಾ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥಾಪಕನಾಗಿ ಕಾರ್ಯನಿರ್ವಹಿಸಿದಮೇಲೆ, ಮೂರು ವರ್ಶಗಳ ಕಾಲ ಲೆಖ್ಖತನಿಕಾಧಿಕಾರಿಯಾಗಿ ಹಗೂ ತನಿಖಾಧಿಕಾರಿಯಾಗಿ, ಹಲವಾರು ತನಿಖೆಗಳನ್ನು ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥಿತ ರೀತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಯಶಸ್ವಿಯಿಂದ ಜರುಗಿಸಿ, ಮತ್ತೊಂದು ಸಲ ಎಫ಼್ ಬಿ ಯಲ್ಲಿ ಲೆಖ್ಖಪತ್ರ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥಾಪಕನಾಗಿ,ಲೇಖನ ಸಾಮಗ್ರಿ ವಿಭಾಗದ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥಾಪಕನಾಗಿ ಕೆಲಸ ನಿರ್ವಹಿಸಿದೆ. ಆನಂತರ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಖಜಾನೆ ಶಾಖೆಯ ಲೆಖ್ಖ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥಾಪಕನಾಗಿ ಕಾರ್ಯ ನಿರ್ವಹಿಸಿತ್ತುರುವಾಗ ನನ್ನ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿಯವರಿಗೆ ಮೊಳಕಾಲು ಕೇಲು ಬದಲಾವಣೆ ಶಸ್ಥ್ರಚಿಕಿತ್ಸೆ ಮಾಡಿಸಿದ ಸಮಯದಲ್ಲಿ, ಆತಂಕಗೊಂಡು, ಸ್ವಯಮ್ ನಿವ್ರುತ್ತಿಗರ್ಜಿ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿದ್ದೆ.

ದೈವಾನುಗ್ರಹದಿಂದ ನನ್ನ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿಯವರ ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ಸುಧಾರಿಸಿದಮೇಲೆ ಸ್ವಯಂ ನಿವ್ರುತ್ತಿಯರ್ಜಿ ವಾಪ್ಸು ಪಡೆದು, ಬ್ಯಾಂಕ್ ಸೇವಾವಧಿಯ ಎರಕಮಾಡಿದ ಮೇಲೆ, ಕಾವೇರಿಕಲ್ಪತರು ಗ್ತಾಮೀಣ ಬ್ಯಾಂಕ್ ಮುಖ್ಯ ನಿರೀಕ್ಶಕನಾಗಿ ಕಾರ್ಯನಿರ್ವಹಿಸಿದೆ.

ಎಂಟೊರ್ಷಕ್ ನನ್ಮಗ ದಂಟೆಂಬಂತೆ, ಮೂರರಿಂದ ನಾಲ್ಕರ ಪದೋನ್ನತಿಯನ್ನು ಒಂಬತ್ತನೇಯ ದಂಡೆಯಾತ್ರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ, ೨೦೦೭ ಡಿಸೆಂಬರ್ ರಿಂದ ಪಡೆದ ನಾಲ್ಕರ ಪದೋನ್ನತಿಯನ್ನು, ಆದರದಿಂದ ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸಿ, ಮುಖ್ಯಕಛೇರಿಯ ಅಂತರರಾಶ್ಟ್ತ್ರೀಯ ವಿಭಾಗದಲ್ಲಿ, ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಸಂಕಷ್ಟ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿಗಳ ನಡುವೆ, ಮನೋಸ್ಥೈರ್ಯದಿಂದ ಹಾಗೂ ಮೇಲಧಿಕಾರಿಗಳ ಅಮೂಲ್ಯ ಮಾರ್ಗ ದರ್ಶನದಿಂದ, ಆತ್ಮ ಸಾಕ್ಶಿಯಿಂದ ಕಾರ್ಯ ನಿರ್ವಹಿಸಿ ಸಂತ್ರುಪ್ತಿಯಿಂದ ಇಂದು ನಾನು ನನ್ನ ವ್ರುತ್ತಿಜೀವನದಿಂದ ನಿವ್ರುತ್ತನಾಗುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇನೆ.

ಹೇ ನನ್ನ ಸ್ನೇಹಮಯಿ, ನಾನಿನ್ನ ಗ್ರಾಹಕ ಸೇವೆಯನ್ನು ಹಲವಾರು ರೂಪಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾಡಲು, ನೀನೆನ್ನ ಚೈತನ್ಯಮಯಿ
ನನಗರಿಯದೇ ನನ್ನಿಂದಾಗಿರಬಹುದಾದ ತಪ್ಪುನೆಪ್ಪುಗಳನ್ನು ಮರೆತು ನೀನೆನ್ನ ಪೋಶಿಸಿದೆ, ನೀ ದಯಾಮಯಿ.
ನಿನ್ನ ಔದಾರ್ಯತೆಯಿಂದ ಸಂಸಾರ, ಮಕ್ಕಳ ವ್ಯಾಸಂಗ, ಹಾಗೂ ಚಾವಣಿ
ನೆಮ್ಮದಿ ಜೀವನದಾಯಕ ಮೈಸೂರ್ ಬ್ಯಾಂಕ್ ಗೆ, ಶ್ರೀವತ್ಸ ಅವನ ಜೀವನಪರ್ಯಂತ, ಚಿರಋಣಿ.
  
ನಮ್ಮೆಲ್ಲರ ನಾಟಕದ ಜಿ ಎಮ್ ಅಂದರೆ ಗುರುಮೂರ್ತಿ’ ಕೂಡ ನಮ್ಮೊಡನೆ ನಿವ್ರುತ್ತಿಯ ಸಹಪಾಠಿ ಆಗಿರುವುದರಿಂದ ಸಭಾಂಗಣ ತುಂಬಿ ತುಳುಕುತ್ತಿದೆ ಅಂದರೆ ಅದು ಅತಿಶಯೋಕ್ತಿಯಾಗಲಾರದು. ಹೂವಿಂದ ನಾರೂ ಸ್ವರ್ಗಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ನುವಂತೆಇದು ನನ್ನ ಸುದೈವ, ಅವರಿಗೂ ಹಾಗೂ ನನ್ನ ಇಂದು ನಿವ್ರುತ್ತಲಾಗಿರುವ ನನ್ನ ಇತರೇ ಸಹಪಾಟಿ ಮಿತ್ರರೆಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ದೇವರು ಸುಖ, ಶಾಂತಿ ಹಾಗೂ ನೆಮ್ಮದಿಯಿಂದ ಕೂಡಿದ ವಿರಾಮದಿಕೂಡಿದ ನಿವ್ರುತ್ತಿ ಜೀವನ ಕೊಡಲೆಂದು ಭಗವ್ಂತನನ್ನು ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿಸಿ, ಮುಂದಿನ ಚುಟುಕು ಸಾಲುಗಳನ್ನೋದಿ, ನಿಮ್ಮೆಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ನನ್ನ ಸವಿನಯಪೂರಕ ಬೀಳ್ಕೊಡುಗೆಗೆ ಪ್ರತಿಕೊಡುಗೆಯನ್ನು ಕೊಡುತ್ತಿದ್ಧೇನೆ, ಇದನ್ನು ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸಿ

ಪುಂಗನೂರ ಮದುವೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕರೆಸ್ಕೊಳ್ದೆ ಹೋದವರು, ಹಳೆ ಚಪ್ಲಿ ಕದ್ದವರು ನೀವಲ್ಲವೇ?
ಕದ್ದು ಸಿಕ್ಬಿದ್ದಾಗ ಮರೆತು ಕಾಲಿಟ್ನೆಂದು ಪೆಚ್ಚಾಗಿ ನಿಂತವರು ನೀವಲ್ಲವೆ?ನೀವಲ್ಲವೆ?

ಬಿಯೆ ಪಾಸಾಯ್ತ್ಂದು ಬುರುಡೇಯ ಕೊಚ್ದವರು ಶುದ್ಧ್ ಶುಂಠೀ ಕಾಯಿ ನೀವಲ್ಲವೇ?
ನಂತಮ್ಮ ನಿಮ್ಹತ್ರ ಡೂಯಿಂಗ್ ವೆಲ್ ಎಂದಾಗ ಟುಸ್ಸುಪುಸ್ಸು ಎಂದವರು ನೀವಲ್ಲವೆ?ನೀವಲ್ಲವೆ?

ಭಾರಿಮಳೆ ಬಿದ್ದಾಗ ಛತ್ರಿ ನೆನೆಯುತ್ತೆಂದು ಬರಿ ಕೈಲಿ ಹೋದವರು ನೀವಲ್ಲವೆ?
ಮಳೆ ಸ್ಟಾಪಾದಾಗ ಅರ್ಧ ರಾತ್ರಿಯಹೊತ್ತು ಛತ್ರಿ ಬಿಚ್ ಹೊರಟವರು ನೀವಲ್ಲವೆ? ನೀವಲ್ಲವೆ?

ಅಮಾವಾಸ್ಯೆ ರಾತ್ರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕಳ್ಳರು ನುಗ್ದಾಗ ಮುಸುಕನ್ನು ಬೀರ್ದವರು ನೀವಲ್ಲವೆ?
ಮನೆ ಲೂಟಿ ಆದ್ಮೇಲೆ ಮಡಿಕೋಲ ಬೀಸುತ್ತ ಮೀಸೆಯ ತಿರ್ದವರು ನೀವಲ್ಲವೆ? ನೀವಲ್ಲವೆ?

ಎಲೆ ಮುಂದೆ ಕೂತಾಗ ಚಿರೋಟಿ ಬಡಿಸ್ದಾಗ ಇಪ್ಪತ್ತೂ ನುಂಗ್ದವ್ರು ನೀವಲ್ಲವೆ?
ಇಪ್ಪತ್ತೂ ನುಂಗ್ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಹೊಟ್ಟೆಯುಬ್ಬರಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು ಬಕ್ಕೀಟ ಹಿಡ್ದವ್ರು ನೀವಲ್ಲವೆ? ನೀವಲ್ಲವೆ?

ಸಿಟಿ ಸೈಡು ಹೋಗ್ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಸ್ವೀಟ್ಸ್ ತನ್ನಿ ಯೆಂದಾಗ ಬ್ರೂಕ್ ಲ್ಯಾಕ್ಸ್ ತಂದವ್ರು ನೀವಲ್ಲವೆ?
ಯಾಕೆಂದು ರೇಗ್ದಾಗ ಬರೀ ಬ್ರೂಕ್ ಲ್ಯಾಕ್ಸ್ ತಿಂದು ಸುಸ್ತಾಗಿ ಮಲಗ್ದವ್ರು ನೀವಲ್ಲವೆ? ನೀವಲ್ಲವೆ?

ಕರಿಸೀರೆಯುಟ್ಟವಳ ಬಳೇಪೇಟೇಲ್ ಕಂಡಾಗ ಲೇ ಲೇ ಲೇ ಎಂದವ್ರು ನೀವಲ್ಲವೆ?
ಕೆನ್ಗೆರ್ಡು ಬಿದ್ದಾಗ ಅಯ್ಯೋ ಅವಳಲ್ವೆಂದು ಗೋಳಾಡ್ತ ಹೋದವ್ರುನೀವಲ್ಲವೆ? ನೀವಲ್ಲವೆ?

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