Well, I got raelly tired writing about the Kavalur trip. But abt the Hoskote trip, I dont have the time to write every damn thing abt it. But, to say it all, it was another memorable trip. u can see the photos at photos.yahoo.com/i_am_sudhir_p under Hoskote trip.
It was a pleasaant evening when we arrived there. After unloading our luggage, we went roaming into what seemed to be a Eucalyptus farm (or was it?). We went quite a small distance, and then decided to turn back, as we were to meet the person by name Padmakar Parihar(Yeah! I still remember) who would explain about the telescope. The telescope was in Laddakh, and was controlled from Hoskote.
Although his accent was quite illegible at start, we could follow him soon. He went quite elaborate in his discussions. He used the word 'Grism' a zillion times in the talk. I thought that it was his way of mis-pronouncing Prism. But it actually turned out to be that there is indeed something called a Grism- Grating+Prism.
Some supernova tracking was going on at that time. So we were asked to come at 12 midnight to take our observations. So we went out into something that looked like an amphitheater. Many demonstrated their yoga skills, until it got all boring, and we decided to lay truth or dare. All of us chose truth. And all of em were damn boring (which includes me). Then round 2 was dare, coz none chose dare in round 1. Suhas had this dare, that he had to verbally offend everyone, there. Aditya got offended a zillion times over (easy prey!). He really tried hard to offend Amrita and Rohit. But, it wasnt easy. Goo was kinda easy! (He just kept on saying the f-word a zillion times when speakin to him. And thats all that was required).
Adi ha dto climb the communications tower, (it was a dare, considering the fact that he was acrophobic). Then comes the interestin part. Adi dared Rohit to kiss Amrita's feet, on the soles. (This is a different Amrita from the one I mentioned in an earlier post). Rohit first hesitated telling "I can do it man, but the taste is a problem". Suhas darts back, "Oh! so u plan to use ur tongue also?". Instead of feeling offended, he joined in our loud laughter (Tough luck Suhas!). Rohit finally did it.
A few more meaningless dares and few attempts of Suhas later,we had to go to the control room. Our slot was postponed to 3:00 am. We waited, did our work and went to one of our rooms.
Suhas started to talk about the non-existence of a moral in the story of Edipus and blah blah blah. Only few were interested. Then we slowly went on to philosophy. Amrita being so philosophically minded was a real shocker to me!
Adi and Goo went to sleep. The rest of us continued discussions ALL NIGHT! Then we dispersed to do our daily morning activities. I had my bath, and went out to take a few pics Then I realized that I had forgotten to brush (this happens quite oft these days). Came back to finish my unfinished jobs.
Then, I realize that the rift between Bhavana and Adi got deeper. Probably, that fellow justkept on pissin her off. He never knows to draw the line. She was so damn uspet, that she wanted to go home! (its quite strange, considering the fact that she hates home). Well, I think she takes everythin too seriously as well.
Wait, this is getting too long. So lets cut it short here......... Everyone went back home (sleeping in the Qualis) and lived happily ever after.