Surat RT 135 go on a Jungle Adventure

“Jungle me Mangal”


On the 31st December morning 5:30 am, Surat LC 72 and Surat RT 135,Tablers, Circlers and twinklers, along with past circlers and 41’ers gathered  at a common meeting point to board the bus for a surprise venue.

The fellowship started that very moment. We all enjoyed masala chai. Everyone was so enthusiastic. It was dark and the roads were silent, but our group was enthusiastic to witness never ending fun.

The bus started and everyone began chit chatting and sharing plethora  of dry snacks. From mysore pak to patra to thepla..the list is unending.

We stopped for breakfast and continued the journey after that. It was Antakshari time…Boys vs Girls and it was a beautiful musical journey where time just flew.


We had finally arrived at NATVENTURE  camp site in d middle of a jungle kind of a place. As we arrived, the place had a very fresh and positive vibe. Greenery all around, and no mobile signals!!

We enjoyed simple yet super delicious and healthy lunch together. It was now time to head to the rooms.


As we proceeded towards the rooms we found that all the girls had to stay in a common room together and all the guys had a similar arrangement.

The room was huge and we had numerous bunker beds.

Everyone immediately remembered their hostel life and school trips. Childhood visited everyone’s thoughts.


We all got fresh and there were various physical activities waiting for us. We were divided in teams and the activities included …crossing the Burma bridge and Flying Fox.

Each and every person participated very actively in all the activities with full team spirit. Then we did the hurdle crossing together and accomplished each task successfully.

It was evening and everyone refreshed themselves with tea, coffee and snacks.


It was the last evening of 2016. And everyone got ready to rock and roll.We enjoyed watching the THABA dance performed by the local people .

Then the DJ took over and we all danced around the bon fire till the clock struck 12. It was midnight and under a star studded sky we hugged each other and wished for the new year to bring along loads of love and happiness.

Everyone enjoyed dinner and it was time to bond and chit chat after the party was over.

MORNING !!! ….Another lovely day awaits you…

It was 7:30 am in the morning and everyone was spotted enjoying the morning tea in their pyjamas.

After we had breakfast we were again divided in teams and we did the treasure hunt challenge.

It was a fantastic game with people hunting for clues,running around in the entire area from left to right.


Another unforgettable activity was making a raft with bamboo sticks and tube tyres and and tying it all  together with jute ropes and carrying it all the way to the river , on shoulders and sailing it in the river.

The amount of fun we had while making the boat and then sailing it,cannot be measured. The children and adults,everyone had fun swimming in the river and sailing.

Now it was time for some amazing rain dance with the music playing loud.

After that we all had a bath and enjoyed super yummy lunch.


It was now time to pack up and gather for tea. Soon after the tea break,we sat in the bus to head back home.

The fun didn’t end here!!

We played housie and chit chatted all the way. The bus was full of noise and laughter. In spite of doing so many activities, nobody was tired.

We then stopped at the highway for dinner and headed home laughing, eating, singing and making merry…taking back loads of good moments and the memory of a new year,we will remember our entire life!!!

LMF Tr.Deepak Kherajani
SRT-135, Chairman 2016-17 (Be Smart To Win)

Activity Digest / Rajapalayam Sivakasi RT 158

Project: Chess Competition

Date: 4th December 2016

RSRT158 collaborating with Virudhunagar District Chess Association sponsored and  helped organize a State level Chess Competition for school children from all over Tamil Nadu at Jaycees School, Sivakasi . Chairman Tr. Murali, an avid Chess player, moved the first pawn of the first game and set ablaze the day-long tournament. The young minds were given a conducive environment to compete in good spirit. A certificate of merit was issued to all participants and the winners were rewarded handsomely with prize money and a generous applause!

Chess Cometition

Fellowship: “Go Desi” Social By Tr. Rishi & Cr. Aastha Khetan

Date: 11th December 2016

Tr. Rishi Khaitan and Aastha hosted a fabulous social for tablers and their families with the theme “Go Desi”. The gathering enjoyed a laid back, leisure Sunday afternoon at a Farm with a striking food menu and chilled beverages. The offbeat theme added to the elegance of the outdoor lush setting and cool breezy weather.After a long and productive meeting the party kicked off with twinklers and tablers plunging into a pool and enjoying insanely in an artificial waterfall.The icing on the cake, was hands down, the sumptuous food ranging from chaat to noodles, each dish specially home cooked by the hosts. Tr. Rishi and Aastha provided the means for everyone to let loose and unwind. It was a lovely Sunday afternoon, to say the least!!

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Project: Book Distribution

Date: 9th December 2016

Chairman Tr Murali and Tr. Ashish Bardia of RSRT distributed 40 books to the school library of Kammaapatti Municipal Middle School, Srivilliputur. This Project has been supported by RTI Trust’s – S.Chand Publications Free Books Distribution Scheme to encourage the Young Readers.

Book Distrubution

Project: Table & Chair Donation

Date: 16th December 2016

Chairman Tr Murali, Tr Srinivasan, Tr Rishi, Tr. Ashish and Tr. Jai Ganesh of RSRT made a Donation of  3 tables and 3 chairs to M Pudupatti Panchayat school at M.Pudupatti Village near Sivakasi. The National Marathon Convener Tr Ajmal Graced the Event. RSRT Chairman Honoured Tr. Ajmal with the RSRT Table Pin. The School Authorities greatly appreciated the generosity of the Club.

Tables&Chair Donation

Project: Sports Kit Donation

Date: 20th December 2016

Chairman Tr Murali, Tr. Kali, Tr, Srinivas, Tr. Ashish Bardia and HT Muthu of RSRT distributed Sports Kits to the Kammaapatti Municipal Middle School, Srivilliputur. These Sports Kits where received by Students who had a special interest and good aptitude in Sports. RSRT made this donation in a view to encourage young talent to participate in various sporting events.

LMF.Tr. Deepak Amarnath
IT & Blog Rajapalayam Sivakasi RT 158

Sports Kit

Fellowship: “Garden Social” at Ahmedabad RT 40


Tr Pulkit and Tr Animesh along with Cr Aditi and Cr Bhavna had planned a Garden Social with Live Music and Bon-fire on 11th December, 2016 at Goenka House. In the social the entire family of ART-40 and ALC-64 were invited

The host had personally called each and every Tabler, Circler and 41ners to attend the social. They had prepared a beautiful flyer which was promoted on our Tabling Groups. At the beginning of the party the host had served us with Hot Soup, Starters and Pani-Puris. The evening weather was cold enough to make all of us sit near the bon-fire and enjoy the hot delicacies with the tabling buddies.

Post the welcome was over the host had involved all the participants in Couple Games. In one of the games the couples were paired together and the guy was given a white plain paper to hold while the girl was given lipsticks. The girl had to use the lipstick and kiss the paper within one minute. The paper having maximum kisses was declared the winner. Post couple games, we had played Housie where all the members including twinklers were actively involved.

Once the games were over, the dinner was served to all the members present. The dinner menu consisted of Italian, Punjabi and Oriental Food which was relished by all of us. The fried ice-cream was the icing on the cake. Once the dinner was over we all did Couple Dance with the Live Music. The bollywood songs didn’t allow us to leave before 11:30 in the evening.

We really had a great time playing games, enjoying food and music and creating a bond among friends.

Thank you, Tr Animesh, Tr Pulkit, Cr Aditi, Cr Bhavna for giving us suchwonderful memories.

Thanks & Regards.
LMF Tr Ankit Parikh
Chairman, ART-40

Fellowship: Wedding fun @ Goa / Ahmedabad RT 40

Goa Fellowship

Mere Yaar ki Shaadi hai!!!

It was the wedding of a Tabler Priyam Patel from ART- 40 on 27th November, 2016. Tr. Ankit Parikh, Tr. Ankit Agarwal, Tr. Akshit Marwah and Tr. Ankit Mangal went for the wedding in Goa on 25th November, 2016.

25th November, 2016:

On that day evening, the host had arranged for English wedding where he Bride and Groom exchanges the rings and celebrated the evening with its perfect couple dance. The Bride and the Groom looked very nice together. We had a gala dinner in the evening in complete English style.

26th November, 2016:

In the morning, they had made beautiful arrangement for the Mehendi Function. The ambiance and décor near the beach was perfect for our entertainment. There were games and fun zones near the food courts. All the guest were casually dressed for the function. We had an amazing time near the beach.

On the same day evening, we had Sangeet Function followed by musical night by famous Bollywood Singer Badshah. We have seen some amazing performances of the family members of Priyam and Panna. Bollywood singer gave us a rocking and Splendid time. We also got chance to click selfies with him.

27th November, 2016:

It was the wedding day. We all dressed up in traditional for Baraat. We had danced on Gujarati Garba and bollywood songs during Baraat. The wedding rituals, décor, food, music was just perfect.

God bless the newly weded couple Priyam and Panna.

We wish them a happy married life.

Thanks and Regards
LMF Tr. Ankit Parikh
Chairman – ART 40

Fellowship: Movember fun @ Vizag RT 77


No shave November or Movember is a concept where in one doesn’t shave for the entire month of November and grows a long beard . So , to keep up with that spirit and challenge , some of the tablers maintained their beards for more than a month.

As  November is coming to an end , our “OUT OF THE BOX” fellowship convener, Tr . Naveen Perla decided to call for a fellowship at TEA TRAILS  café to showcase each other’s beards .

Some of us were able to maintain the beards well whereas others shaved it off. Nonetheless those you kept up to the challenged flaunted their beards with pride while others just joined in to watch the fun .

Tr . Naveen is well known for his whacky ideas. He carried shaving cream to the café and tried to shave everyone who had beards, thankfully it wasn’t shaving cream , it was just party snow  (haha)

This fellowship was very chilled out where we just sat in a tea café that specializes in serving different types of tea . We kept ordering food and as the food and teas arrived, we relished every bit of it . This reminded us of our college days where in we would  spend time sitting in the canteen ordering food till we would have to be forced to leave . It was a similar situation here, only we were not forced to leave .We had good participation from tablers, ladies and Sq.legs so as and when more people started coming in , we realized that we were going to be here for a while  and kept ordering more food .We just couldn’t stop eating . We kept the fellowship fun and entertaining by making the most noise at our table and pulling each other’s  legs . We made so much noise that the waiter was having a tough time keeping up with the orders.

All in all another awesome fellowship to remember for 77

Tr. Shashank Dutt Kancharla,
Vizag RT 77


Fellowship: “Green Social” @ Rajapalayam Sivakasi RT 158

RSRT 158 @ October Social – Tr. Shiva Shankar “ Green Social”

Date: 22nd October 2016

Tr. Shivashankar and Deebiga Shivashankar hosted a lush Social with the theme “Go Green” inviting all RSRT tablers  and visiting tablers  from Madurai (MRT99 and MRT14) with  families for his “Green Party” at the Hotel Bell, Sivakasi .  The social was a milestone marking the landmark 365th Meeting denoting “A year of tabling”. The party was without doubt blooming with a green ambience, leafy crowns and a green menu ranging from coriander soup to palak paneer and green cake.  Everyone sure left the Green Party with  evergreen musings !

LMF.Tr. Deepak Amarnath
IT & Blog Rajapalayam Sivakasi RT 158

Inter-table Rock On Fellowship @ Hubli on National Fellowship Day

Rock On Fellowship

City table fellowship of Four City tables HRT- 37, HCRT- 142, HART-153 and HKRT -178 and Dharwad City Table DRT- 60 with the theme ROCKON to celebrate National Fellowship Day. Local Authentic Food Savji delicacy being the highlight of the party. There was Special DJ and Dance floor arranged to enjoy to the core. Tr. Druv Dalmiya was the chief guest of the night. All in all All Five city tablers, Ladies and twinkler found fine bonding during the night.

Tr. Gaurav Khullar Welcomed the dignitaries on behalf of all. AST Sundeep Mani congratulated HART- 153 for Super Cyclothon and also recognized Super Treasurur Tr. Pramod Hiremath. AVC Tr. Sachin Shah Thanked all for the spectacular Cyclothan which had more than 1500 participants. AC Tr. Mahendra Yadav said Khudos to HART-153 for the wonderful event Cyclothon which is now National event. He recognized Tr. Janeshwar Belamkar, Cyclothon Convenor and Tr. Kartik Chavan, Publicity Convenor as AREA- 10 SUPER STAR. National Secretory Tr. Druv Dalmiya appreciated hospitality of Area 10 and he congratulated all for having great year. He also Said cyclothon of HART 153 is one of the best event he has attended.

LMF Tr. Pawan Pawar
IT & Blog Convenor – Hubli Accent RT 153


Fellowship: “Jungle Book – Van mein Fun” / Hubli Knights RT 178

Jungle Book – Van mein Fun on 23 Oct 2016

We started the day at 4.15 am – I & Tr Sandy woke up & got ready in a jiffy. Reached the designated meeting point at 5 am. Started calling all who had confirmed participation, to arrive on time or start as early as possible so that we can cover all that we had planned. Slowly the tablers started trickling in, some chipper and bushy tailed, some hung over, some bleary eyed and some just plain grumpy. The visages told the tale as to who was a morning person & who’s a nocturnal creature.

A cook was supposed to accompany us for the journey, as the plan was to have freshly made breakfast and trail rations cooked on the fly boot camp style during the trek. But Murphy had other ideas and you know the old adage about the best laid plans!

To cut a long story short, the cook weaseled out of the job at 10pm on Saturday and we had to scramble to organise breakfast from aditya hotel and lunch from Vaibhav hotel.

Flashback to the previous day and a little background on the pre event plans:

About a week prior to the event, one fine Tuesday morning, I & Tr Sandeep Harapanahalli were tossing around ideas of having a “Hatke” fellowship, something that would be completely out of the box and not ventured before. Tr. Sandy took it up on himself to create something with a whole lot of personal touches. He made a snap decision to create stuff as he had a major spurt of inspiration hitting him right at that very moment and he sketched out stuff that could be hand crafted and used by all attendees. He took 20 man hours of work to eke out totems, goodie bags & custom handmade stuff for the fellowship / trek into the jungles of Ulvi. Tr Ankesh chipped in by sourcing caps & the banner and the print job for both.

An unconventional choice was made with respect to transport – a 909 was booked with the loading bay decked out in mattresses and beds by Gadagkar shamiyana, courtesy pH – our perennial pNpC as we fondly call him.

Tr Sandy collared a tour guide – sangu, who helped chart out the trail, the trek and all the relevant logistics for the day. The plan was to start the Stag Fellowship as early as possible, before the crack of dawn.  Most of us had attended the Rocktoberfest on 22nd – hosted by Tr Siddhart Nayak of HRT 37 and we were back home by 2.30am. I got up at 4.15am and the merry go round started off from there.

On 23rd morning at 6am:

We were waiting for the early morning victuals to arrive, courtesy Tr Santosh, the designated meals on wheels convener. He turned up with piping hot grub at 6am & Tr Prasad chipped in with wafers, adding to the breakfast bounty. Once the Hubli guys assembled, we hopped on into the load deck of the cargo 909 & set off on our merry way – destination:  Dharwad, to pick up VD & Vikrant. We devoured the breakfast in record time as soon as the 909 went into motion. Parth & Vishal drove down to Vikrant’s house by Vishal’s car. AD & Doc Sachin shifted to the car to give them company.

The real journey began from Vikrant’s house. Right away, from the onset, Karthik was teased mercilessly by AC Mahendra, who, being his classmate, was sharing embarrassing stories about Karthik’s college life & then wonder of wonders; Karthik turned the tables on Mahendra and recanted some of his bloopers. Rib tickling stuff. A lot of guffaws followed the witty repartee.

Breakfast was a hog fest which led to drowsy heads & the fresh air and good roads lulled everyone to sleep. It was time to up the ante and infuse some fun. Sandy recited a poem which wrote, the poem containing surprisingly observant and accurate insights into the strengths, good traits & inherent goodness within each of us, extolling the virtues of each and every Knight. He encouraged everyone to cast aside all negative baggage and truly become a band of brothers. On that emotional note, out came the goodie bags. Tr Sandy doled out personalised caps, hand crafted & hand painted Tribal Totems which could be worn as a medallion or as symbolic tribal head gear. They were artistic and colorful, loved and treasured by all who were fortunate enough to receive them. The intrinsic value of the Totems was worth far more than what money can buy.

Mother Nature called, and full bladders needed to be emptied pronto. Post the much needed relief, Vijay, Rajendra & Vinod elected to sit in the drivers cab for some time to catch some of the sights. Unknown to him at that time, Vijay sat right next to a box of very special guests who were journeymen along with us for a short while, destined for the jungles.  The boxes contained 3 full sized snakes caught by Sangu, our guide in the urban jungle of hubli. Half a kilometre into the trek, we released the snakes into their natural habitat. You should’ve seen the blood drain from Vijay’s face, took on ashen pallor when he realised that he was sitting right next to snakes all the way.

Once we reached the designated start point, we lathered up the sunscreen & started the trek with properly equipped backpacks containing water, lunch and knick knacks. I carried & was the guardian of a special backpack carrying ambrosia, lest it falls into the wrong hands and we start celebrations early.

The start point offered breathtaking views of lush and dense forest, a sprawling vista of various shades of vibrant green tree tops and heavy foliage. The view was akin to the descriptions by M/s Ruskin Bond & Rudyard Kipling. They & their storybook characters would be at home, looking at the smorgasbord of rich bio diversity, stretching well over the horizon and as far as the eye could see. Woe is on us, the nouveau urban jungle dwellers who do not get an opportunity to witness the magnificent vistas of Mother Nature in all her crowning glory. The view reminds one as to the reason environmentalists take up cudgels to preserve what is left. Woe is upon us for being just a couple of hours away from such breathtaking beauty and not taking time out to enjoy the stunning landscape lovingly drawn by Mother Nature.

The start of the trek was a steep decline, with us walking downhill for quite some time. Everybody remarked that the return trip would be a herculean task. At that point the snakes were released, some guys adroitly handling them, some guys were fascinated & a few of the guys couldn’t wait for the snakes to be as far away from them as possible. Prasad handled the snakes like he was a pro snake charmer, proving that his capacity to be charming extends to other species as well.

After a short trek we ventured into, rather stumbled into the famous Akka-Nagamma cave. Rumor has it that the cave was a totally dark & uninhabitable place. The patron saint of Ulvi, Shri Channabasaveshwara sat there in a long trance and his intense meditation led to the top of the rock face to split apart, allowing sunlight to enter the cave. It is still called the miracle of Ulvi, in local folklore.

6 of us ventured into the depths of the cave, we had to bend and twist like contortionists to navigate the rock walls and obstacles, to enter the sanctum. It was well worth the effort as the Sanctum was a totally silent space, ideal & supremely conductive for meditation and introspection.

Post the cave exploration, we resumed the trek & the quips were back en masse, with everyone being fair game as targets. None was spared, ensuring much hilarity. Along the way we came across another miracle of nature – a shilling made entirely of Vibhuthi, which keeps growing every year. Wonders never cease in India.

We then arrived at a spot called Aakala Gavi, where it appears as if a huge rock was placed with precision on a vantage point by some giant. A steep metal ladder was imbedded into the rock, to enable one to climb up & enjoy the view from the peak of the rock. The visage of forest from that vantage point spectacular to say the least. Visibility was over 6 km or as far as one could see.

I, Sandy, Santosh, Karthik, Prasad, Vinod & Rajendra ventured into another cave at Aakala Gavi, wherein we had to crouch, creep crawl, wade through pockets of natural rainwater water troughs to reach the Sanctum Sanctorum of the cave. We sat and meditated for a couple of minutes within the environs of absolute stillness. In there you could even feel the draft of air, the silence and stillness disturbed by our own breath. A short trek into one of the caverns of the cave led to a dead end and we had to retrace our way back to the ante chamber of the cave.

It was past high noon by then and some of the guys waiting for us outside were very hungry were about to start lunch by the time we came out of the caves.

At that juncture, Vishal, Amit Desai, Parth & Doc Sachin had to head back to Hubli due to prior commitments. We missed them for all that followed.

Our indefatigable & intrepid tour guide Sangu suggested that we had back with a slight detour from the leading trail, which led to a natural spring. We readily agreed and reached the spring in no time at all. Some elected to eat and then take a dip, some guys jumped in before settling down to have vittles and libations not necessarily in that order. Yep, the container of ambrosia was out, sitting on a rock loud and proud.

A couple of guys worked up the courage to venture our into the spring only after imbibing and in once case quaffing down the good stuff. Post the repast, some unwelcome intruders barged into the party. Aches, pains, creaky joints and stiffness from muscles we didn’t even know existed in the 1st place.

After a refreshing dip we had a rapid open & shut Fellowship meeting replete with the proper jewels.  Our popular Area Chairman Mahendra had garnered an admirer, a fan of his oration, who struck to him, intending to come back to hubli along his side all the way. The admirer was a blood sucking leech, hooked onto his leg! We searched for powdered lime – chunna of the paan in common parlance, as our ever resourceful, multi talented & on field medic Sangu praised the leech off our AC, staunched the bleeding and patched him up with a desi – illaj, ensuring our AC was good to go.

Back to the designated spot signaling the completion of the trek, we took a short break & had some mirchi, girt and washed it down with some local tea. Vijay, Abbas, Rajendra & Vikrant had to leave a little earlier than planned and took a prearranged taxi back to Hubli – Dharwad at that point. For the rest of us, it was the beginning of the end of the fellowship.

We climbed back into the Van Mein Fun wagon & out came the playing cards. A rip roaring game of bluff started which lasted several rounds with some classic jokes & comic moments thanks to Santy, Kathik and Ankesh. The Marx brothers don’t hold a candle to what these three can do.

We had another tea break at dharwad & finally reached hubli at 11pm. We got to the point where we had set out to be – a band of brothers.

Yours in Tabling
LMF Tr. Basanagouda Shivalli
Fellowship Convener (2016-17) HKRT 178

Team Bellary Vikings RT 152 participate in “Ten Tana Tan”

BVRT 152 team is ready to face the challenge in TEN TANA TAN every year and this year practice for cricket start around one month before.

Tr CA Kiran Jain Captain and Tr CA Pankaj (Vice Captain) lead the team in practice session since one month. Team was ready with Batting, Bowling and Fielding, and all set to challenge any team.

Teams were divided in to four groups. In League matches three teams were placed in each group. Total 12 tables participated in the tournament, and the winner in the group qualified for the Semi.

BVRT 152 won their consecutive league matches and directly qualified for the Semis.

Major Contribution was from Tr Anil (Man of the Match in both the matches), Tr Shiva, Tr Chini, Tr Kamla give their best efforts to make sure team wins comfortably. Tr Pashupati was not in the team but his motivation speech and team support always helped BVRT to give their best.

We lost the Semis, and the journey ended here with the new challenge to come back again with more practice and more energy.

But in the last we enjoyed the day and were back to Bellary by late night Train.

Thanks once again HKRT 178 for successfully Hosting TEN TANA TAN Year after year.

Thanks & Regards,
LMF Tr CA Pankaj K Seksaria
IT & BLOG Convenor
BVRT 152- Area X

Bellary Vikings RT 152 participate in “Glam Slam” hosted by Hubli Knights RT 178



A team of 31 Tablers, Circlers, Ladies and Twinklers took a train to Hubli to participate in GLAM SLAM- A THEME BASED Fashion Show. Full of masti, entertainment, foodies in train.

HKRT 178 team was there at Station to welcome us and took us to the Hotel.

Circler Prathiba, Veena, Sheetal, and Pritika with support of Tr Raaj, Tr Kamal, Tr Vikram did a great job in deciding the theme of Zodiac Sign and for second round COOL DUDE. Props, dress-code, makeup artist, tattoos all were arranged from Bellary.

BVRT 152 & BVLC 127 were on time at the venue. What a fabulous arrangement by the HOST of the night. Full AREA X was there to honor the show.

First and Second round were over and the team was waiting to hear the result.

AND BINGO BVRT 152 and BVLC 127 won the First Prize in GLAM SLAM and qualified for Finals at Hyderabad.

Such an excited moment for all of us and the hard work paid off.

Thanks again to HKRT 178 & HKLC 143 for successfully organizing the MEGA SHOW.

Thanks & Regards
LMF Tr CA Pankaj K Seksaria
IT & BLOG Convenor
BVRT 152- Area X