Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Touched by an Angel - NewYork

My previous 3 blogs gave a complete description of the visits and fun that we had in New York city. Our NY city trip was neither in Team Sanskrithi's tour budget nor were we funded by Indiana University of Pennsylvania or PESIT. Our dreams to maraud the city of New York would have just been a dream if it was not for an Angel we met in New York. He along with his family not only took care of all 16 dancers but also ensured us a luxurious stay in New York and New Jersey. He is none other than Mr Venkatesha Naik.
Mr Venkatesha Naik
When we landed in JFK international Airport with luggage,double our number, he had arranged for 4-5 limousines to take us to New Jersey where we stayed for 3 days in a luxurious hotel named Days Inn. This is by far the most luxurious hotel that I've ever stayed in. He took us to various places like the Liberty Island, the Ellis island, The UNO, Empire State Building, Times Square, Madame Tussaud's Wax museum etc. All these places had an entry fee, nothing less than 15$ per person! Unless I'm very much mistaken, the entry to 102nd floor of the Empire State Building is nothing less than 30$ per person!

We had our lunch, evening snacks, dinner during those 3 days in Wendy's, Mcdonalds,etc.And other days,they were kind enough to host all of us for lunch and dinner and the food was delicious!Our last day was the most memorable. We actually travelled in an elongated Porsche Limousine from New Jersey to JFK international Airport.

The royal team

I absolutely have no words to describe his generosity, his love to all of us and his energy levels. His family has also been extremely kind to us, especially Akka, who along with cooking us some of the most delicious cuisines ,took care of all of us when we were suffering from jetlag. I've rarely seen people as humble as them.

Akka and their kids. The eldest kid's missing from the snap :-(

I would want to quote the most touching instance.. On the last day, when I went to him to express my gratitude, he told me, "The World is round; we will definitely meet once again. Feel free to contact me any time in life for help!!"


Dhawal Yogesh Bhanushali said...

Hi raveesh this is Dhawal from Manipal Institute of Technology

Great experience man .. can i get the video of your performance. May God bless your angel :) and hope that people give appreciation to talented people the same way.

you Rock man

Dhawal Yogesh Bhanushali said...

Also please do add an rss feed to your blog [:)]

Ravi Atluri said...

nice shots in ur website..!!

btw...are u a part of a pro. dance troupe??

Tech Maddy said...

Hmmm.. Its not a pro dance troupe.. Its a college dance troupe.. But a fw of the dancers/artists are professionals (still students).

Its a great troupe to hang out with..

Kevin said...

In your post the pictures are awesome, great pics
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