First batch (PRM 1) Tees Saal Baad @ Kuchesar Mud Fort

First Batch - Tees Saal Baad (TSB_2010) - 18-20 December, 2010

Kuchesar Mud Fort (Near Garh Mukteshwar, 70 kms from Delhi )

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A powerpoint show is herewith attached with this post.

In the entire run up and the actual reunion of 2nd and 4th batch we somehow missed out on reporting the TEES SAAL BAAD of first batch ( 1980-82) held near  Garh Mukteswar. Here is a small recap alongwith link to the reunion photographs. I am sure 2nd batch participants know quite a few of them.

What unadulterated fun....after first few hours the process of un-aging started in right earnest...by the time we left, we were our younger selves of 1980. I would call it rejuvenating regression. Refreshing, rewarding and almost therapeutic.

Thanks Teji for the "Ice-breaker session', on 18th evening, though you were having a tough time controlling the boisterous lot. I owe it to this session that I know the following:

Sonja (Shankar Dutta’s wife) fondly remembers that evening in a Goanese restaurant on the beach where a band was singing live, wonderful Goanese Folk songs while a delectable fish dish was served to her.   Shalini's (Bala's lovely daughter) best friend is a Pakistani Girl named Sada Naren (Ramanujam's son) is a keen footballer and played for Ahmedabad City Team.

Thanks Maitreyi for trooping in late, as usual, and breaking that 'Ice-breaker' session so that we got a little more time for the wholesome liquid session.

What a Group...Sankar with Muslim toupee, rudraksh mala and Holy Cross locket.....dapper Bala looking younger than 1980.....trimmer Subroto with his Shammi kapoor dance steps intact,,,,,,Singer Vipin with Rajnigandha-Baba packs replacing his Pan Parag Dabba.....chattering, constant weight, effervescent Pani .....chubby, full-of-punches Georgie.....Dubai Manojeet with impressive salt-n-pepper crop of hair....immaculate Prof Siva..... 'farm Fresh' apple (of the batch's eye?) Ramanujam....and all others

Thanks Ranu, Vipin, Nidhi, Sonja, Mathew for lovely songs. I too enjoyed humming nostalgic Ghazals and songs. Doctran's 'Red & White' joke was an icing 'before' the cake. Ravi 's magic box created the requisite thrill after dinner, though we need to learn the ropes....next time buddy.

Thanks everyone for the lovely, thoughtful gifts all of you brought for everyone else.

Ganga maiyya....blessed us all. People...you hogged like you had got back to Thelawala at Jagnath. After how many years did we eat Chhole and bread pakoras from street (island in the middle of Ganges ) hawkers? And Subroto touched our heart by performing a Pooja for all those who have left us and the rest of us still around. I was the most willing priest.

Viewing photographs of 1980-82 and thereafter upto Bees Saal Baad at IRMA in 2000 and then right up to get together at Kuchesar was a whirlwind journey in the Time machine.

Thanks Jyotsna for joining us.... else Pankaj would have bashed us up when we met him there

Finally when it was time to leave, many of us had a lump in our throats. We wanted a little more of it.... Guys we are going to get enough of it when we meet in Hyderabad in 2012.... over to Georgie (appointed Mukhiya of Hyderabad Jugaad Committee) & party.

In the entire run up and the actual reunion of 2nd and 4th batch we somehow missed out on reporting the TEES SAAL BAAD of first batch ( 1980-82) held near  Garh Mukteswar. Here is a small recap alongwith link to the reunion photographs. I am sure 2nd batch participants know quite a few of them.

What unadulterated fun....after first few hours the process of un-aging started in right earnest...by the time we left, we were our younger selves of 1980. I would call it rejuvenating regression. Refreshing, rewarding and almost therapeutic.

Thanks Teji for the "Ice-breaker session', on 18th evening, though you were having a tough time controlling the boisterous lot. I owe it to this session that I know the following:

Sonja (Shankar Dutta’s wife) fondly remembers that evening in a Goanese restaurant on the beach where a band was singing live, wonderful Goanese Folk songs while a delectable fish dish was served to her. Shalini's (Bala's lovely daughter) best friend is a Pakistani Girl named Sada Naren (Ramanujam's son) is a keen footballer and played for Ahmedabad City Team.

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