Update 2019: Never mind. We broke up.
Two years back, I was bored in my small cubicle, surrounded by workload, which made no sense to me. This is the benefit of being a fresher and joining a crucial project, as people tend to think that you know nothing and in reality, you really do know nothing. So, here I was, trying to figure out how to do this small implementation and voila! It hits me. I have been in office for more than the required time limit, and I can just...leave. No one can stop me. I anyway don't get paid that much, and I've been doing all this extra hard work for what? Pennies? Screw that, I'm going home.
But... There was only one thing that stopped me from leaving. Not my manager, duh. Not my inner conscious, don't have one. It was....*Drum rolls..* Traffic Jams! Ta-dah! So yeah, my office is in Kormangala, and irrespective of where your office is in Bangalore, if it's the peak hour, I would suggest you to just sit back, rest, and leave once it's 9ish. Less traffic , less headache, less tension and you can reach home in a jiffy. Also, your manager would be impressed by the extra hours you have submitted in your Prime Sheet. For people wondering what a Prime sheet is, it's a very common occurrence word in the world of IT, or to be specific, Bosch. It's like a spreadsheet, where in you enter your Clock in Time and out Time, and this sheet is available to your manager. You are entitled to complete the 9.25 hours mandatory.
If you've been following me, you'll know the deal with me and my conscious. So, few people used to be scared of their managers and enter the correct hours. Me, on the other hand, would scribble in whatever hour seems nice on paper. It's unethical, but who cares. I used to hate my job! So yeah, sorry for diverting away from the topic. I was at my work, trying to figure out, how to pass time, and be a bit more productive, and then I stumbled upon this website, www.indiahikes.com. It was intriguing. I went through the treks they had to offer, and boy! They all were so beautiful!! But this one trek got to my attention. Kedarkantha Trek. It was an easy trek, Snowy, high altitude, and affordable. Only catch, it was for 6 days. I had no leaves remaining. Shit...
Two years went past by. Lots of stuff happened in these two years, I left my job, started travelling, and writing. It sounds all dreamy and unpractical, but that's what happens when you get annoyed by the whole IT industry and it's repetitive nature. Luckily, I had my parents to support me through all this. Love you! :*
One fine day, while I was sitting at home, contemplating on my life and where it's headed, I get a mail from Tripoto. I had taken part in a contest, #takemetohimalayas, and they offered me a trek from Indiahikes to Kedarkantha. I was really ecstatic after reading that mail. It was applicable till December 2018. I clearly don't have patience to wait till then. I proceeded to book the earliest dates, as I really wanted to do this trek in winter. It sure had few risks. It was a high altitude trek, 12,500 feet, winter season, so the temperature would go down to -11 degrees. I didn't want to die alone. So I convinced my friend to join me on this trek. Smart much?