Friends Forever!

‘A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else‘ and ‘In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends’. What is life without friends? The wise say that 1000 relatives = 1 friend. We are sure all of you have had special friends in different phases of your life. Some may be still in touch and some may have lost touch. Let us recollect all the good times and remember those wonderful moments spent with our friends. On the occasion of ‘Friendship Day’ on Aug. 1, we present to you “Friends Forever‘ contest.

BlogAdda, in partnership with PringOO, is proud to announce this week’s contest called ‘Friends Forever

  • Let us remember our friends right from the nursery days to our present. Wherever they are and whatever they are doing, let them know that we are right here waiting for them. ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is a chance to remember the good times we spent with them. Here is a chance to show your gratitude. A blog post would remain forever and so will your friendship. Share the wonderful times you had with your friends, an interesting story, great moments – your post should help relive those wonderful times! Go ahead and write one now!
  • Choose an existing item from Pringoo.com or create your own design. Incorporate that in your blogpost and if that is not possible, linkback to your product of choice on Pringoo.
  • Add a Link in your blog post, mentioning this BlogAdda contest announcement AND leave a comment here (stating the link to your post), so we know for sure, that you are participating. This is important.
  • In case of any discrepancies, the decision of the judge(s) will be final.

And here’s the most interesting part, TOP FIVE winning entries can choose personalized goodies (T-Shirt/Mug) from Pringoo.com.

The contest runs an entire week, starting Wednesday Jul 28, ’10 and ends on Tuesday, Aug. 3, ’10, midnight IST. Hurry Up!

Results will be announced on the BlogAdda website by Friday, Aug. 06, ’10. So, what are you waiting for? Write down your thoughts now and share the link with us! And yes, Aug. 1 is going to be a good day and we wish you all a very happy friendship day in advance! ๐Ÿ™‚

57 Replies to “Friends Forever!”

  1. This thing called friendship

    Friendship is a funny thing. It starts in the most casual of all encounters โ€“ eye contact, a shared smile, maybe a chance meeting, even a fight which ends before it can begin. Then it grows like a living thing, warm, beautiful, eccentric, demanding around a solid core of respect, commitment and love.

    This thing called friendship needs more than one to grow. Sometimes it is born out of a group of three, maybe four, maybe more. It crosses all man-made boundaries of caste, colour, creed, time and geography. It is strong. It is permanent. It survives through years of separation. It leapfrogs across continents. Which is why when friends meet after years, even decades, threads are picked up smoothly just as if they had last seen each other only minutes before.

    Iโ€™m gregarious. Always have been and hope always will be. I like people and generally people like me. I can strike up a conversation with anyone from any walk of life, which quality comes in handy in my line of work. Yet, despite the hundreds of acquaintances whose lives I have touched over the years, I can count only a small handful as my friends. Three of them go back more than 37 years. All three were from different colleges and we met randomly. The only thing we had in common was a love for playing hockey. What bound us was an irreverence for almost everything, including each other.

    Each contributed his and her friends and relatives to the core group of four and we built up a sizeable crowd of 18 strong which guaranteed interesting extracurricular activities and a network that is now scattered all over the world. They annoy their children with stories of the fun times we had, which their children obviously do not.

    The four of us were not some group of like minded soul-mates who were always on the same page. No indeed. There were fights, practical jokes that went awry, there were misunderstandings, days where all diplomatic ties were severed, but somehow all rage melted away and we were back together planning another caper.

    Of the core group of four, one of us rose to great heights in an international airline, one opened an advertising agency and made a killing with her hobby of currency trading, the third and most impressive, steadfastly refused all opportunities for promotion in banking because if he were promoted he would be transferred out of Bombay and there would be no one to look after his mother. As for me, I still donโ€™t know what I am doing, but at 55, I feel my best years lie ahead of me.

    We keep in touch sporadically on birthdays and festivals, through telephone and email. When we speak to each other, time and distance dissolve into nothing. All worries and tensions that dog our everyday disappear and we are back in that time of crystal clarity when one felt no fear, when the world was our playground and we were invincible. Thatโ€™s what this thing called friendship does. It melts away the irrelevant.

  2. A few people change our lives so dramatically and we don’t even realize that they influence us so much to an extent where we ourselves become one with them, to think from their perspectives, their ideals and their minds. They share a whole new world with us, worlds which we never knew existed until that point of time. There are those special few people who have left some of the best footprints in my life and I know they are here t stay for a long time to come. I love them and look upon them as my very own and I always treasure and savor their company for years to follow and I think I’m blessed in ways beyond. I can just look up to God and thank him for these amazing human beings I’ve shared my life with. And I certainly look forward for an amazing voyage in life with these people I proudly call ‘FRIENDS’………

    Sharing a piece of my life : http://gravityoflife.blogspot.com/

    Dedicated to my best of friends : Vidhya Meenakshi, Nithya Ravindran, P.Satish, Anjana Sudhakar, Isha Bagaria and many more………………….

  3. This true incident between me and my friends is 55 years old (I am 67 now). Location: A village in the virgin forest areas of Chickmagalur, known for its coffee estates, ever green hillocks, piligrimage centers etc., in Karnataka, India. Me and my five friends were studying in 7th standard and after school hours, our adda was at the village panchayat sitting place.

    On that particular day, 55 years ago, we wanted to corner one of our five friends who always used to boast that he is fearless and had the habit of narrating and reeling out his imaginery heroic performances. Enough was enough for us and we decided to put his daring personality by challenging him with a task.

    We had a haunted house in our village (some man had committed suicide in that house and the inmates had deserted it) We decided to challenge our fearless friend with a challenge and if he performs the dare devil act successfully, his prize would be a Butter topped Masala Dosa at our village hotel. The challenge: A nail and a hammer was given to him; he must fix the nail on the wooden platform of the front door of the haunted house, after 11.30 PM on a full moon day. Mention of Masala Dosa was enough and He never lost a minute in accepting the challenge.

    On the appointed day and time, we all gathered at a distance from the haunted house, gave our friend a nail and a hammer and advised him that if anything happens, we would not be responsible. He gave a sarcastic laugh and moved towards the house with the help of a kerosene lantern. We saw the light disappear and after sometime heard the sound of hammering from the direction of the house and the sound stopped after a few seconds. We thought that he had succeeded and was appreciative of his achievement and also worrying how to foot the bill for the Butter splashed Masala Dosa. Suddenly, a blood curdling scream was heard from the direction of the house.

    Our hearts stopped for a while and thinking that our friend had been attacked by a ghost, ran helter skelter and frantically sought help from the villagers to rescue our friend from the ghost attack. In no time many villagers assembled and ran towards the haunted house. When we reached the house, we saw that our friend had fainted. When our friend’s father tried to lift the boy, he felt that something was tugging at his shirt. After investigation, he found that our friend had nailed his shirt also while hammering the nail and could not get up.

    Such incidences keep our life going. Some incidences in our life cannot be forgotten or forgiven.

    Vasanthkumar Mysoremath
    Mysore – the Heritage City of India

  4. Haunted house experience contd…

    Of the five friends mentioned above, only three of us are alive – one is permanently bed ridden and the other two are in heaven – and are in touch with each other through our good old Indian postcard. This is the power of friendship.

    Vasanth Kumar M

  5. Thank you for all the wonderful entries.

    Just a gentle reminder. You have to write a new post fulfilling the terms and conditions to qualify for the contest. . ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. “How to concentrate in class?” The biggest question asked among students.

    We dint give it much thought because we were busy researching on

    “How to pretend you are concentrating in class?”

    And this is how we succeeded..

    Here’s my entry. Read on.

  7. Hi, I know I must be the last one to enter the competition. I was not sure if I should be sharing my friends with the world, but then i felt why not, why not tell the world how lucky I have been to have not some but so many of the best people in my life.
    So here it is.

    All the best to everyone. In a way we all are winners, for being friends and having freinds is no small feat.

    My post is http://lotus-n-peacocks.blogspot.com/2010/08/friends-forever.html

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