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Blogs on Rainathon

ಬಾನೆತ್ತರಕ್ಕೆ ನೋಡಿದಾಗ ನೀಲಿ ಆಗಸದೊಡನೆ ಪೈಪೋಟಿಗಿಳಿದ ಮೇಘರಾಶಿ,ಕಣ್ಣರೆಪ್ಪೆಗಳನ್ನು ಬಲವಂತದಿಂದ ಮುಚ್ಚಿಸುವ ಮಳೆಹನಿಗಳು,ಸಂಗಾತಿಯ ಸಾಮಿಪ್ಯ ಬಯಸಿ ವಟಗುಟ್ಟುವ ಗಂಡುಕಪ್ಪೆಗಳು,ಮೋಡದ ಮರೆಯಿಂದ ಕದ್ದುನೋಡುವ ಸೂರ್ಯರಶ್ಮಿ,ಹಸಿರು ಹೊದಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಹೊದ್ದ ಸಸ್ಯರಾಶಿ,ಬಂಡೆಗಳೊಂದಿಗೆ ಘರ್ಷಣೆಗಿಳಿದು ರಭಸದಿಂದ ಧುಮ್ಮಿಕ್ಕುವ ಝರಿನೀರು...........

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ಅಯ್ಯೋ ಮಳೆ ಮಳೆ ಮಳೆ, ಸಾಕು ಸಾಕಾಯ್ತು, ಏನು ಮಳೆ ಅಪ್ಪ ನಾಳೆ ಜ್ವರ ಖಂಡಿತ, ಇದು ಮಳೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನೆಂದು ಮನೆಗೆ ಬಂದು ಅಪ್ಪ, ಅಣ್ಣ ,ಅಮ್ಮ ಹೇಳುವ ಮಾತಾದರೆ,.... ... ಮಗೂ ಬಾ ತಲೆ ಉಜ್ಜುತಿನಿ ಮಳೆಲಿ ಪೂರ್ತಿ ಒದ್ದೆ ಆಗಿದ್ದಿಯಾ, ಬಿಸಿ ಬಿಸಿ ಹಾಲು ಕುಡಿದು ಹೋಮ್ ವರ್ಕ್ ಮಾಡು ಇದು ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಅಮ್ಮ ಹೇಳುವ ಮಾತು. ....ಇಂತಹ ಮಾತಿಗೆಲ್ಲ ಅಪವಾದ ಈ ನಮ್ಮ ರೈನು.. ರೈನು.. ರೈನಥಾನು...

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Ok. there is a reason why Rainathon should come in green route and not my messy desk. I will tell you how. It all started with a pinch of skepticism a trekker usually has for other kind of nature getaways. Well, there has to be some way of connecting with nature in everyone of us. Some like to call it 'a trek' and some have named it 'rainathon'

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An interesting jersey, 300KM overnight bus journey, some simple but tasty food, a really long walk in expectedly incessant rain and some leech treatment – is all that we were told before we set off to something that was interestingly termed as Rainathon for the last 3 seasons and the 4th was to be unfolded.

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Flagathon- One must take initiative others will follow, one should think others will make it happen; yes this is what happened yesterday. I never even imagined in my dream Flagathon can be so successful event. How we celebrated Independence Day, was it really made any difference in us? My answer is yes... read the story of Flagathon.

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Rain : Scientifically the condensed moisture of the atmosphere falling visibly in separate drops and philosophically the condensed moisture can be your feelings. When you watch the rains, there is some strange connection with your feelings, you allow your feelings to come out and feel the drops of memories. Imagine how it feels when you walk amidst rains in a dense forest that is completely disconnected from the world and think only about oneself, while its a crazy dream to have very few people actually think about even trying it.

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I came to know about this trip through Facebook. It's here where I first saw the Rainathon II advertisement. I got myself enrolled because even I wanted a break from my hectic routine.,I hope this notion gels well with other guys on the trip as well :-) .

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