D2QA’s Day Out: Q2, 2008

Posted by: Ravi Sharma

Tired of cocktail parties, D2QA decided to do something different this quarter. The team building event (hillock-hike, hilarious events, funky dances, chilled beer & yummy delicacies) took place at Dhulikhel; far from the maddening crowds, for a change.

Antakshari:

We left D2 for Dhulikhel on a hired bus at around 8:00 am, picking our colleagues on the way. We were caught in a traffic jam at Thimi for over an hour but we killed time by playing Antakshari. Some stretched their legs by walking through the jam. We had breakfast at Banepa and reached Dhulikhel at around 11:00 am.

Short Hiking:

Leaving some non-hikers at the Himalayan Horizon Resort, we hiked to Devithan, atop a hill. The view from the top and the cool breeze were refreshing. Some played carom against the soldiers stationed there and won. The D2 battalion conquered.

Drinking and Singing:

By 1:00 pm, we were back at the Resort and we kicked off the afternoon with drinks (Carlsberg; Beefeater Gin with Tonic Water; Juices) and snacks. RaviS played his guitar (beautifully, people, beautifully…) while others sang to his lovely tunes. AwanishR, BikeshS, LavaK, PrashantaS, RashmiP and ThakurG were the lead vocalists. Timro tyo hasilo muhaarako… Jhajhalko jaba aaundaa … aanshu kaa dhaaraa bahana thaalchhan…

Social Events:

SangeetaR organized a couple of exciting events that not only added to our fun but also helped in knowing each other better.

D2Idol

 

SudeepKh caricatured ‘Haribansha in ‘Lalpurja’ and won the first prize. “Office jaane belaan vai sankyo lugaan ta sukekain chhaina rainchha…”

BinodP, the Joke Server of D2QA, cracked a few hilarious jokes and bagged the second prize.

AwanishR sang ‘Kehna Hai’ by Kishore Kumar and won the third prize.

 

Musical Chair

 

SubinS ran, ran, ran, ran, and became first.

ManikM ran, ran, ran, and became second.

Others also ran but they did the dancing more than the running.

AbhishekS, blindfolded, played the ‘Chyaanbaa… hai…Chyaangbaa…’

Find Your Partner

 

ShankarS and SanjeetB meowed, hugged each other the fastest and won the first prize.

SubinS and AvaA represented fox and stood second.

 

The Dance

The short hike in the morning was not enough. It barely ruffled a few muscles. Our bones now needed some stirring and so we danced. Dhuk chuk Dhuk chuk Dhuk chuk and Yeowwww. We danced so much and for so long that we had our lunch at 4:00 pm instead of the scheduled 2:00 pm. For some, even that dancing was not enough; they did some cart-wheels right on the dance floor.

The Return

After the hearty lunch at the resort, we returned to Kathmandu. But, before boarding the bus, there was one final event of the day: The Lucky Draw. AwanishR, DeepakV, JyotsnaS, SushmitaP, SanjeetB and SubinS were the lucky ones.

We hope all, inclusive of non-drinkers, present in the D2QA’s Day Out had a blast of a time and brought back some delightful memories from dear old Dhulikhel.

 

Credits:

 

ThakurG: The fun-igniter

PramodR: The coordinator

SushmitaP: The co-coordinator

SangeetaR: The Social Events coordinator

ManikM: The pictures coordinator

JyotsnaS, PramodR, RaviS, SangeetaR: The reporters

01 the part of space above the earth
01 the part of space above the earth
02 waiting for breakfast
02 waiting for breakfast
03 take our photo until breakfast arrives
03 take our photo until breakfast arrives
04 standing tall
04 standing tall
05 a view from himalayan horizon
05 a view from himalayan horizon
06 beautiful view
06 beautiful view
07 buddha the enlightened
07 buddha the enlightened
08 start the hike in the name kaali devi
08 start the hike in the name kaali devi
09 we like this way
09 we like this way
11 statue at the top of rock
11 statue at the top of rock
12 sunflower
12 sunflower
13 future models
13 future models
14 ducks enjoying a drink
14 ducks enjoying a drink
15 vishnu dai this is ladies shot
15 vishnu dai this is ladies shot
16 kaali devi
16 kaali devi
17 reflection
17 reflection
18 vish searching the way to namo buddha
18 vish searching the way to namo buddha
19 way to the horizon
19 way to the horizon
20 the other side of dhulikhel
20 the other side of dhulikhel
21 time to have some board game
21 time to have some board game
22 rest after steep step climb
22 rest after steep step climb
23 shashi you wont fit into it not worth trying
23 shashi you wont fit into it not worth trying
24 sid aakash and sameerdch
24 sid aakash and sameerdch
25 touch the sky
25 touch the sky
26 yellow flower
26 yellow flower
27 sushmita happy to be in the home town
27 sushmita happy to be in the home town
28 shell vase
28 shell vase
29 snacks n fun
29 snacks n fun
30a ravi enjoying the guitar
30a ravi enjoying the guitar
30 music time
30 music time
31 audience listenting to songs
31 audience listenting to songs
32 prashanta la awanis geet gaune bhae beer khuwaunchu ke cha bichar
32 prashanta la awanis geet gaune bhae beer khuwaunchu ke cha bichar
33 sushmita taking a breath
33 sushmita taking a breath
34 first d2idol
34 first d2idol
35 second d2idol
35 second d2idol
36 third d2idol
36 third d2idol
<38 shankar da thats guitar not sitar thakur dai is playing
38 shankar da thats guitar not sitar thakur dai is playing
39 d2 bouncers
39 d2 bouncers
40 musical chair start
40 musical chair start
41 so clever lavak
41 so clever lavak
42 running for chair
42 running for chair
43 four are running for the hot seat
43 four are running for the hot seat
44 finally two are left
44 finally two are left
45 cyangba hoie chyangba
45 cyangba hoie chyangba
46 what r u hiding
46 what r u hiding
47a thakur n abhishek enjoying the dance party
47a thakur n abhishek enjoying the dance party
47 move ur body
47 move ur body
48 bikesh hey you let me have my lunch okay
48 bikesh hey you let me have my lunch okay
49 lunch time_02
49 lunch time_02
50 lunch time_03
50 lunch time_03
51 enjoying the lunch_1
51 enjoying the lunch_1
52 enjoying the lunch_2
52 enjoying the lunch_2
53 ava and reena in merry mood
53 ava and reena in merry mood
54 sudhir enjoying tama ko soup umm yummy
54 sudhir enjoying tama ko soup umm yummy
55 sangeeta enjoying the lunch
55 sangeeta enjoying the lunch
56 lost in horizon
56 lost in horizon
57 lord shiva under construction
57 lord shiva under construction
58 yeah we enjoyed a lot
58 yeah we enjoyed a lot
59 kamals and ravis in the front
59 kamals and ravis in the front

D2QA’s Day Out: Q2, 2008 was last modified: September 29th, 2015 by Ravi Sharma
 

Blog Comments

  1. red chequered shirt

    why are u always after me hmmmm :evil:
    don’t u have other works to do?
    Jaile pani malai matrai pelne codi

  2. Lava Kafle

    Manila/Shamesh, you did not clarify who your bhinaju is, but, as far as musical chair is concerned, Human heart, fantasies, and passions are never old. The Kid inside you and me help us live better. thanks!! good catch 47a, prashanta punching abhisek.

  3. manila

    looks like u had a looooooooot of fun out there :lol: ….. the musical chair pic was really funny….. all the adults playing their kids game…. hehehe…

  4. Manila

    hello bhinaju…….. finalllllly i can see u in d2′s outing… m very glad to see ur pictures… n hope to see in future as well
    Cheers.. manila

  5. Awanish

    A mixed pack of adventure, fun and being social…Dance, music, guitar, games, jokes, hiking….what else do we need to make a perfect Outing….great event..i’m sure there are yet more such events to follow…

  6. AnOutsider

    Pic 42, the guy must be hiding his destiny which he has none it looks from his shape at that moment. He is future less so managed hiding his fate lines lest some astorloger could read it.
    Well Wisher, D2QA have rarely time on saturdays or sundays for any fun except they get chance on some really awkward free time. It is a surprise when they have time for fun and when they really have one, they surpass all other teams. other teams till now always enjoyed in closed restaurants, this time Sangeeta, Pramod, Sushmita, and the team under their manager managed to perform best in their organizational history.
    I belong to other department, D2QA did not take me in.
    Pic 31 backdrop shows Shanakar clicking against another camera. nobody found.

  7. Bouncer PIDIT

    K ko kali shirt laau dai ma, dari junga paldai ma, beer lidai ma ma mo janu na paune

    Reference: PIC No. 39

  8. Kasari Kasari Kasri

    K ho tyo Meta Physics bhanya? Could you (Meta Physics) or someone else please clearify this! How Meta Physics and Playing Guitar are related. :?:

  9. Meta Physics

    some might miss somebody in QA party while playing guitar. Brother Is it a part of meta physics?….

  10. Wait Wait Wait Wait Wait

    D2QA lai guitar bhaye pachi k cha hi yo ra. “Some enjoyed guitar” I enjoyed guitar bhane bhaihalyo ni
    :mrgreen:

  11. D2QAin

    it was definitely one of its kind. No one feel bored even for a moment.
    Everyone enjoyed in their own way. Some enjoyed guitar, some enjoyed singing, and some danced while the rest participated in social events.

    Thanks to Pramod Dai for co-ordinating such a wonderful event.

    :mrgreen:

  12. Deepak

    Great event….with lots of fun and really enjoyed the event. Event of this kind should be organised time and again.

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