The story in a single view:
"All ISCians present at the said venue in Miramer beach, hugged, shook hands and introduced themselves as to who they are. Before they could all break up and go to their rooms, they had a much needed welcome drink of coffee,tea and fresh juice with mouth watering snacks of vegetarian and non-vegetarian party food. Cuddling, shaking hands continued as most of old members were over joyed to see their old colleague and friends and they kept on inquiring about personal matters, while young and new ISC members went to beach. Delivering the welcome address, the Managing Editor asked the present Members to be comfortable, enjoy the warm sunlight of the beach and hospitality offered by the Wemasters.
Everyone formed their own little groups, with some going off on the free boat rides and others getting together to build sandcastles to relive their childhood days but most made a beeline for the food counters set up under large shady umbrellas. Further, some persons are thinking whether to wait in the queue for the food or to sit together and play cards until the queue is exhausted and finally decided to have fun with the cards. Gearing up to swim at sea, a group of swimmers wore their swimming slips/costumes and got into the water, not knowing the depth of the sea in that area. Having gone into water, the real commotion started as some of them pretended to be swimmers who ventured into sea got tangled and shouted for help and here were no life jackets too ? In a hurry to provide help to the suffers, a boat with good swimmers gone into the sea and helped the people who are in problem and see that they all will reach the shore safely and the Organisers felt relieved with the safe return of the people. Just then Partha entered into the scene, he dived into the sea and, as an experienced swimmer, started rescuing the Members one by one by skillfully negotiating waves after waves.
Knowing that all the members were safely rescued by Partha and the other people, the ISC group returned back to the beach resort as the sun was setting, the members were in store for a memorable sunset. Leaning on the sofas and sitting on the chair, some members started enjoying soft music played there. Some were eagerly waiting for the ball room to be opened to have blast. Melody King Jeets of ISC took out his violin and started singing his famous song "Despacito", and the whole people in the Miramer beach got into the resort to enjoy his music, any many started dancing, and the mesmerising Indian traditional music drew everyone like a magnet through the opened doors of the huge ballroom, twinkling lights from magnificent chandeliers throwing a soft light all around, creating a charming ambience for a wonderful party.. Notwithstanding the swimming debacle and beautiful music, some Members continued showing their special ability in eating and drinking (of course, soft drinks)!
Old ISCian Partha and Sun joined together, parted from the group, and went to taste some famous Goa drinks in a special room "Heaven on this earth". Partha ordered Feni and Port-wine, while Mr. SuN settled with King's Beer. Quietly, with her usual calm demeanour, the Managing Editor gently informed Partha & Sun that this was a party where it was highly inappropriate to have such drinks and, in fact, the catering service management had been clearly instructed not to make available beverages other than soft drinks, fruit juices and tea/coffee. Robin Fernandes, the manager of the "Heaven on the Earth", was peeved and he intimated the Managing Editor that in Goa, Feni, Port-Wine and beer are considered harmless soft drinks. Sun said,"Madam Vandana, Will it not be a sin if we leave Goa without tasting the Feni, the holy drink of this lovely land, and if you don't mind, you too can taste the drink of this land."
Taking in the advise given by Mr.SuN, most agreed that yes Feni is not a bad drink and since we are in Goa, why miss the Golden Chance of not tasting the original Feni and had a glass of this wonderful drink. under pressure, conceding the members request the Managing Editor informed that interested can have a glass of Feni, but nobody should not go beyond one glass and nobody should force others to have the drink and left for her lunch. Venkiteswaran opined that though variety is the spice of life, as the trip has families- with small children too- let us have prudence and use our discretion diligently, and Vandana after her lunch returned to the bar room to see the conditions of her members taking drinks, and found Partha and Sun still continuing their drinks, and scolded,"Partha, You are irresponsible as the in-charge of ISC picnic party, and I never expected this."
"Worried, she is very worried. But she doesn't know me. How can two bottles of Feni affect my performance?'': muttering this, Partha got up went to the beach, assembled other Members, and promptly arranged a snorkeling party. Xandra and Xavier, the twins who managed the snorkelling services at the beach, had readied the requisite equipment for those interested in the underwater sport, but Partha and Sun were not allowed to join as both were suspended from any further activities & summarily sent back home for breaking the strict party drinking rules & encouraging others, too, to do so. "Yes, they are rightly served"-some Members thought, but Xandra and Xaviers ultimately refused to provide their services, because no other Member (except Partha) was expert swimmer. Zap! In one shot, the entire party was spoiled, all because a couple of errant members did not follow the rules, which conveyed the moral of the lesson: select members as event managers with care, and zigzagging SuN after consuming more and more Feni came to the Managing Editor and the members, and said,"Bye Everyone. Bye all. It was an excellent picnic. Good day."
No life without Sun