Up until 6 months ago, I’d roam around my apartment on weekends, wanting to do something worthwhile with the precious little time I get to spend outside of work. After half a day of ‘roaming’ & ‘head scratching’, I’d finally convince myself for the thousandth time…. that there really isn’t anything extraordinary to do. Resigning to my fate, I’d pick up a book (from the stack of books left half read from similar preceding weekends) and start to read, knowing that this too would be yet another unfinished story…. Then, follows the long hours of sleep, goofing around with roomies & before I know it’s back to Monday morning …back to work…to advertisers & their plaguing issues…to the food (that threatens to make you put on 2 inches horizontally just by looking at it!!)…..Don’t get me wrong…I enjoyed it…life was loads of fun, easy, a complete ‘no-brainer’ & shallow…..
Occasionally, I’d go on Orkut..check out the MAD, Cochin community…read through the ingenious activities that volunteers come up with each class, the web wars, enthusiastic discussions on forums…& log off feeling nostalgic, frustrated, useless & missing MAD like crazy… more than 365 days of feeling ‘guilty’, ‘frustrated, ‘useless’ & plenty of awesome ‘VARKI’ talks resulted in MAD, Hyderabad :) … Yay!!!! & I’m eternally grateful to the above elements!!
So, if you’re asking what’s so special about MAD, Hyderabad???.. Well, thanks Jithin, Sanjana & the awesome recruitment process we’ve devised in MAD, we have over 20 very talented, committed, mind blowing enthu-cutlets joining the MAD family from Hyderabad!! Wondering what they’ve been up to for the last one month???…. Well, this is how they’ve been making a difference….
Christmas Celebrations in Hyderabad
MAD celebrated an early Christmas with the kids in Thara & Kasturba. The kids at both places performed amazing dance numbers that would put even Prabhu Deva to shame !! Many a Da Vincis & Michelangelos were also discovered during the painting competition that followed. And then, there was modeling for an exquisite ‘paper’ designer collection. Highlight of the event??? Well, a ‘very pregnant’ Santa Claus flew down from the North pole!!! :) Check these out….
Christmas Celebrations @ Kasturba:
Christmas Celebrations @ Thara:
Watch this space for more!! :)