Sep 29, 2013

5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Happy New Year!!

5, 4, 3, 2, 1… and I could no longer hear the crowd that was cheering. I wanted to believe that I was fine, but the sound of people wishing New Year to their loved ones was fading. I felt as if I was drowning. Slowly, slowly everything seemed distant.

I was alone, really alone. I was no longer excited. I was scared. I began to cry. I wanted to scream but no words came out. Instead came out a muffling sound. I finally heard an ambulance before I drifted off to a deep sleep.

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It was New Year’s 2010. It was my first new years away from my family. I had managed to convince my parents and left for Goa with my buddies on 28th morning. Next four days were going to be the best holiday ever of my life.

Next two days were full of unlimited drinks, music and dance. Goa was amazing. Beaches, great weather, amazing crowd, larger than life parties, all that a small town guy like me had seen for the first time.

Finally it was the New Year’s Eve. We all wanted to do something bigger, something better, something different than the parties that we were attending for last two nights. My friend found out that the best party in entire Goa is at a private beach of a business tycoon, but the entry is strictly by invites.

Driven by the adrenaline rush, we vowed to gate crash. We dressed up well, and reached the venue. After twenty minutes my friend managed to get us an entry by convincing one of the bouncers.

Inside was a party that we had never ever imagined. Everything was on house. The “Who’s who” of the Bollywood and corporate world were there. Page three media representatives, photographers, skilled bartenders, five star caterers… think and they were there.

We were having a great time. It was 15 minutes left to New Year’s when someone offered us a smoke. I took a drag and realized it was not a cigarette. I thought of returning it back but yeah! It was New Years. My friends encouraged and tried a drag each. I smoked off rest of the joint in style.

Soon after that someone took me to a corner where several people were bent on a table. It was exciting. I was handed a roll and encouraged to bend down and inhale. As the DJ began the countdown 10, 9…. I bent down. 8, 7, 6… I inhaled and got up. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Happy New Year!!

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This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

This post is written to highlight increasing availability and usage of party drugs. (Photo source - Google)

24 comments:

  1. The bad and ugly side of rave parties.

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  2. The bad and ugly side of rave parties.

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  3. Enjoyment has been degraded in every sense by rave parties

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  4. its happen in india... at . many palace..

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  5. Very nicely handled Sugandha.

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  6. nicely take.. happens frequently in here

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  7. That's a nice take...I did a Happy New year too...mine was a love story, though :)

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    1. I should learn to talk about happier stories maybe :/

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  8. A nice story for the prompt... the ugly side of the rave parties that has spread its roots in almost all cities now!

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    1. Thanks...Yeah it has, but I feel it is as much our responsibilities as others

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  9. Well written sugandha...sad but true..

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  10. And, its Happy New Year again :P

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