Theory of Karma - Part 2
If the first part excited you a bit, let's read more!
As I decided to extend my trip to Badrinath and Mana, I knew it altogether that it's going to be tough to reach Rishikesh as all the direct vehicles leave before 7am from Govindghat and I couldn't have reached before 12.
If at all I had to reach Rishikesh, I needed huge resolve in terms of energy to change vehicles and presence of mind to know where to go.
When I boarded the sumo from Govindghat to Joshimath, I asked everyone in the sumo if anyone was traveling to Rishikesh, a guy replied, I'll be traveling to Srinagar, it's halfway on the same route. He was a local from Uttarakhand.
He gave me all the know how of the place and how to choose destinations in order to reach Rishikesh. We even sold Sumo seats together in a district called Chamoli in order to get in 10 people.
Sharing stories and experiences, I found out that that guy was also short of cash and all the ATM'S in the region were devoid of cash. As he had to reach an extremely remote village after Srinagar, I realized that the money he had was insufficient.
When he got down at Srinagar, I offered him some cash and said, "things are unpredictable, it's better you have something in your pocket!" He initially refused but I forced it on him. We bid goodbye and left. I then realized, we didn't even exchange numbers.
5 days later when I was sitting in front of my system in office, I saw a ping on Fb messenger from that guy, he found me with just my first name.
He said, he actually couldn't find an ATM, with that money, he managed to buy food, an accommodation for the night and a vehicle the next day to reach his village. He asked for my Paytm no., I just replied what that Uncle said to me!
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