Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The Mini Kashmir.....



  

           Enjoying the first experience in itself is a special feeling. Being passionate about traveling, traveled across many places alone. But the  Enjoyment in enjoying the journey with group of adventurous people like you has its own Charm.

   After spending Two & half years in Pune, was lucky enough to enjoy 2 days free from the usual  Monday to Friday office Life, with no mobile network coverage...

   Luckily, got to know about this Mini Kashmir Tapola  through the PALS-Passionate Adventurous Lively Soul,  a adventurous group made by couple of  friends almost 7 months ago with motive to introduce  the people to the beauty of nature, leaving behind the daily routine and enjoy the lovely moments.

  17th-18th of June'17 was fixed for the visit of  Mini Kashmir. Picking up the enthusiastic people across the Journey, the bus finally took its route towards the Tapola. At first, it was  somewhat awkward to interact with others who were in their own group of friends. 




   As soon as the bus got on its way, this feeling of awkwardness started disappearing slowly.  We started interacting with each other. Enjoying the journey with group of people together, without playing Antakshri & DumSheras,  is not possible.This gave a spark to our excitement in journey.

        After enjoyment of 3-4 hrs in traveling, we finally reach near by Tapola.  We stopped the bus along the roadside to enjoy the mesmerizing view of mountains.
   




   Finally, we reached our destination  Tapola. The natural scenes of Mini Kashmir were not letting our eyes to get distracted. Really it is Mini Kashmir.



  Post  Homely Lunch, we started to move down to riverside.

 

  
    It was time for the mud-bath. One by One, everyone started entering into the mud area. Everyone started to throw mud on each other. Playing the tug-of-war & Volleyball  in the mud was an awesome experience. 
 After the Mud-bath Experience, we enjoyed the Barbecue & DJ Floor with DJ Cheetah.
DJ night with DJ Cheetah(insight)
  Any Campaign is incomplete without the bonfire.

 The jamming Session by Shruti and Vaibhav was full  "Paisa-wasool".  
  After the dinner which almost lasted past midnight, we had Musical chair round won by Arko Roy,   followed by Balloon & the rope game. Playing the game, despite being tired, was in itself a thrilling experience
               After a sweet sleep,  and a stumptuous breakfast, we started our trekking on the mountain along the next side of river. 
  Along the riverside, we did Mannequin Challenge. Watch out its video...
video

 
            You get sigh of relief when you have the water into your mouth after  thirst while trekking the mountain.

   The trek was quite risky on return. But team effort made the trek more exciting. Some Moments of trekking.....

  The DDLJ's Pose..



 After the fun trek, we had Lunch and started our journey back to Pune after a wonderful weekend. 
   Indeed it was a great first time experience for me. Got new friends & amazing memories with them. 
           It was well managed and fun filled event organized by PALS.  PALS' volunteers didn't let us feel that they are the organizers, they got mixed up with us and enjoyed the journey along with us. 
   Thanks to PALS for organizing such amazing event.  Thanks to all my friends for making me comfortable along the Journey.


  
To know more about PALS, visit: https://www.facebook.com/PALSLAND/


Sunday, 4 June 2017

The First Experience...

    The First AIR Journey....

 

 

 

 For most of us, since childhood, it has been dream of traveling in the plane  whenever we use to see it  upwards in the sky..

  Finally over the years, I got this chance to turn one of  the childhood dreams true. My sister-in-law's marriage was fixed on 27th of  May'17.  As soon as I got to know, immediately booked the tickets for Indore from Pune. The one way journey was planned by railway - as it's my favorite one & in return, I planned for the Air journey - to feel  the new experience.  

 20 days more to go after booking the ticket. My excitement was increasing  day by day as the date was coming nearer. I booked the Indigo flight in return as it  was comfortable for me on my pocket as well as time.  

Finally the day came 25th May, I boarded the train Pune-Indore Express at 3.20pm from Pune Railway station. After being freshened up, as i arrived directly from office to board the train, i had some refreshment and started reading the book "Second Spring"  by Sandhya Jane. Reading the book to spend the time is my most favorite part while traveling through Train. 


 Next morning, I reached indore by 8.30am.After getting freshened up and having breakfast at sister's home, i got busy in wedding arrangements.

 Next day at Wedding Place, Guests started coming and simultaneously functions also. It didn't got stuck to mind how time went by in functions and wedding ceremony. 

Took  rest on 28th morning and had lunch by 2pm. After packing up the stuffs, I departed for the airport at 5pm though the flight was at 8pm.


  The time came nearby and the excitement increased. As soon as I reached the airport, my eyes started to wander here-and-there as it was first time for me to see the airport.

At the entrance gate, the security police asked to verify ticket and ID card. It is very important as on Security point of view to avoid  any unauthorized & Illegal entry. As i was new to all the procedures need to follow before boarding the plane, I asked the Indigo Company men what all process needs to follow who were there to help the passengers. 

   As per his instructions. I kept my trolley bag at counter for security check. then I get into the line to collect the boarding pass. As there were many passengers in the queue, I was watching the ICC Champions trophy Warm up match at LED Screen that was put in the Airport Premises for passengers, waiting for my turn to come.



After collecting the boarding pass, I went over the small beverage cum snacks stall to enjoy a small cup of tomato soup.  Also took some selfies and single pics of self during the time.




After 2nd stage security checking, I waited in at the lounge for on boarding. Must say, the security police are very strict. even they don't allow water bottle inside, Only 100ml of water is permitted to carry. 

     Finally  the time arrived to board the plane. The Indigo bus came to take passengers from terminal to the plane.




  Both the sides there were planes and the Ground team were checking if all is fine or not in plane.. 

       I Entered the Plane after warmly greeted by the Air Hostess. Getting on to the seat, was feeling awesome. 



After all the passengers got in, The air hostess started to give instructions for tying the seat belt.

 Further, the air hostess started instructing us regarding the use of emergency exits and escape methods and safety precautions to be followed in Emergency time.  

 Finally, the Captain announced to fly. Excitement was on its Peak. The moment the plane started leaving the runway, i look outside the beautiful moment of watching leaving the land & watching from the Plane's window. 

   As soon as plan reached the stable height, the outside view was no less than like heaven in the night.....
  
  It was like I was flying between the clouds and the moon seems to be just few distance away from me. No doubt the view of earth from sky was an awesome and storing it in eye forever. 


  After some time, the hostess reached out to each passengers asking for refreshment snacks if they needed. I ordered for Mayonnaise-Tomato Sandwich & Coke.

   It was just 50 minutes journey.Soon the landing time came closer, i captured the beautiful outside scene in my Lumia phone. Have a look...

video

 Finally the plane landed. Air hostess thanked us for choosing the INDIGO  for the journey. Indeed it was a New experience to go through.  

Though it is not a first time for many but, still some of  us are waiting to turn this dream true.

    Hope it happens soon 😉 ! Happy Journey !!


   If you like my First experience, do not forget to share your views in the comment section below..






Sunday, 30 April 2017

Kids Day Celebration at NICE....

Get your Kids at Work....

 My First Event to Enjoy at NICE....KIDS Day. Though it was for kids, being volunteered  for it was also a good time enjoyment. 
    
         28th April'17 , called as "KIDS DAY" at NICE, to let know the kids of NICE PUNE family members, the pretty environment where their parents work..
   To make them familiar with NICE family and ensure them they have a Fun-filled day at NICE, couple of  activities were planned out for the kids.. The Entire office was decorated with colorful balloons & Cartoon Statues.


   Starting with the registration in form of bands on their wrist, kids were welcome by the most fascinating characters of Indian Cartoon Family - BHEEM & CHUTKI to which kids love much.
BHEEM & CHUTKI

    Kids love Animated Movies much... We came to know this  when they were watching  "THE BOSS BABY"  with too much fun, even parents enjoyed with them.
THE BOSS BABY Movie

       Some fun loving activities like Mehendi, Hair Beading, Tattoo making, Nail art, Balloon art were arranged for kids to make them more comfortable at place.

 The Real fun started from 2PM. The cafeteria premises was beautifully decorated. Games Corner  like Archery, basket ball and Eatery stalls like Panipuri, Candy Floss, Ice Gola were arranged to make kids use full advantage of  the day at NICE office. The Puppet and the Magic Show was a full fun stop.   



 The Host of the Event made the kids to get involved in fun activities planned for them. Drawing Competition, Dancing with parents and Bring it on  activity made the kids day.  They loved the dancing with DJ songs playing in the background.  

  video

 Simultaneously, we had arranged a small Nutrition session for the parents to let them know the proper food required by the Children for their overall development.

 At last, their was a CAKE CUTTING Ceremony arrange for the kids at cafeteria followed by the MacD meal. 




As a small symbol of Love, We gifted TIFFIN-ZIPPER-BAG kit which was awesome gift for them. 
Also they captured this fun loving day at NICE at  Photobooth in reception area. 
PhotoBooth


  The Kids enjoyed a lot with NICE Family. Even most of kids were not ready to live the Office. Overall it  was a very fun filled day for kids and there parents  with NICE family. 

Time to Time, such type of events make it a Healthy  environment for the Employees  to work. Not Salary is an important outcome of  your work, but  sometimes such events making you relax and enjoy at Workplace is also needed. Healthy and NICE environment inspires your Employees to work with more dedication and passion. 

          Thank you to all KIDS, their PARENTS and of course the VOLUNTEERS and MANAGEMENT TEAM to make it memorable day for all.



 

To know more about NICE Pune, visit: nice.com/PUNE
       

 

Saturday, 4 March 2017

The Company I work with..

NICE SYSTEMS...





                      After  completing  11 months at Mphasis- my first job, I moved forward in my life with NICE LTD, Pune, where new challenges and many more surprises were waiting for me.

       When I came for the interview at NICE about one and half months back, I never knew that I would be lucky to be the part of this NICE family. It was whole day interview process, consisting of 5 rounds. Over the time, no. of things happened with me, would like to share you with.

                 Entering the office and greeted by the Security Guard in energetic way was how my interview day at NICE begin with !! Then as soon as entered the office, the walls attracted my eyes towards them. Colorful walls with some inspiring quotes written on them mesmerized me.


            Since it was a longday process and the HR knew it, They took us to office canteen which was not allowed for interviewers to access.we all interviewers had our lunch there and then back to waiting for turn.
     Meanwhile in waiting space, I just saw a big Bell hanging in the mid of floor. I got very curious to know the reason behind putting that bell there. in the Last round with HR Priyanka, I was unable to stop self and finally asked her the reason behind putting the bell in mid of floor. 
     The answer was very inspiring for me. She told that whenever any team achieves success in their work, the bell is rang by winning team, and all the employee gather over there to celebrate the achievement by the team. This let us know that happiness needs to be shared with others. 
      After couple of days I got  my offer letter from NICE and on 20th of March, I became the part of growing NICE family. On very first day, all the new joiners became friends and started there office journey's with it..!!

   After all team work is what leads to achievement in any organization..
Team NiceNOC
 In the next week, we had a grand induction program for new Joiners. Our team was lucky enough to have Mr. Barry Cooper to  be present at this event at courtyard marriot to interact with us all. Even our Global HR head, Mrs. Sigal presided in the event. With Couple of sessions by directors, we had some fun activities conducted by Head HR of NICE Ltd. India. 
           At last, we had a photo session with  Mr. Vijay Gondi, Head of NICE, Pune.



    Before few days, we had our team lead, Tushar's birthday celebration at office. First time  we got to know is  this is erver 1st bday celebration  in Team. So, Tushar took us for pizza party.


 So what makes a team? Coordination with each one of in team, working as a team, celebrating many events together like birthday's,Cup of Coffee gossips and many more. This what all i am experiencing here at NICE. Work culture needs to maintain to keep employees to stay with company for a long time.... After all,                                                                                                                                NICE is all about Creating Better Experiences...

     Lucky to have you as team mates and New friends: Vishakha, Dipti, Rohit, Snehal, Sanoop, Nikhil, Rohan, Shantanu, Priyanka,Ajay and old team members whom i dont know properly....

 
                 To know more about nice/Pune, visit: www.nice.com/pune .

Monday, 26 December 2016

The Clothes Donation Drive and Christmas Celebration...

Whats the Biggest Thing to give Someone??

    Its LOVE Bcoz, How much you give to Others,

                                                You get more in Return.....

 

     After the successful Daan Utsav, We  were ready for our next, CLOTHES DRIVE. All our volunteers were charged for this.  All things were planned were in perfect way.

Clothes Collection at  various drop points
       The donors gave so much response and we had gather countless of love for this underprivileged people in terms of clothes.It took many hands to sort the clothes as per age wise and gender at many collection centers so that it should reach at proper place in the hands of needy one.

                    
     The day arrived for all of us we were waiting for. Preparations were on its peak to Spread the Smile & Share the Love. Dedicated Volunteers were ready for all 3 locations: Old age home(Navipeth),Orphanage(Wagholi) & Chinchwad  Slum area.


   After  distribution at Navipeth old age home, Volunteers from there joined Wagholi team for the next location. Volunteers had a meeting session with each other after arriving at orphanage and then we handed over the clothes to orphanage supervisor. We had some interaction with children residing over there and had a small kabaddi session with them.
  
                   Alternatively, volunteers at chinchwad were having great time with kids over there. 

The cute smiles...

Kids having fun..


       After a small tea break, we headed towards our destination. The Clothes drive ended happily and in organized way.
Volunteers team at different locations...


 The Christmas Drive.....

           
       Just 2 days after the clothes drive Neeraja our dedicated volunteer from Kalyani Nagar who works in Agrostar company at E-space(viman nagar),Pune informed us that her office employees are planning to donate Toys on eve of Christmas through our Lets Spread Love Pune  group. So the  planning began in no time.


LSL Volunteers Diksha, Rohit and Neeraja accepting Christmas gifts from Team AGROSTAR..


 The day came...25th of Dec,2016- CHRISTMAS DAY. We gather at Diksha's place as decided. AS soon as all arrived we started our journey towards ashram. On reaching there we were surprised to see Kunal and Ankit.
            The children were very happy to see us there. they all gather in the common hall and sat in disciplined way. 

Kids listening to volunteers attentively at Wagholi Ashram,Pune

 We had an interaction session with them, where some of them sang the song. the best part was when we asked the to stand for prayer and recite Navkar Mantra  which is daily verse to recite while praying.



Chocolate distribution and interaction with 10th Standard Students


      After Chocolate distribution, we had an interacting session with Children studying in 10th standard.We are trying to make some difference in their lives and to led their path towards their Dreams. 
  Some of them want to become IAS, some IPS, some want to go in ARMY, some  SINGER and DIRECTOR.


   It was indeed great Christmas celebration with this children in the true way.  We felt very happy and peaceful spending the time with them.

         Its true that Money is very important to live. But to be happy, you don't need money, you need to make some difference in others lives.  

                 Thanks to all volunteers who save their time  from busy scheduled and use it to spread the smile & Love on lovely faces of kids. Thanks to donors for their  kind support. 
     
       "Never Stop doing Little things for Others,
   Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their Heart."