Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Stranger's Gesture

It was a long and a tiring day. She was completely worn out due to the stressful assignments given to her in her college and what also added to her worries was the upcoming presentation. Thanks to her oh-so professional course. So with the bag of all such tensions, she stepped into the metro and headed back home. As always, the metro was heavily crowded and she did not get a seat. She made her way and stood near one of the train's door with some people staring, some listening to music, some talking on phone and some having a restless nap.

After two stations, few punk looking boys boarded the train and on seeing her standing all alone, they started passing lewd comments. For her it was not the first time that she was being a victim of eve-teasing, but by looking at the cheap expressions which they gave, she felt that this time it was going a little over the top. Those four boys made her nervous.....really nervous. She tried to deviate herself by turning around and when she did turn, she saw a decent-looking boy wearing a red tee and jeans, sitting in front of her.....and observing what was going on. She gave that boy a jittery and a 'please-do-something' look and then turned again.

Things were now getting even worse as she saw one of those four boys was moving towards her with a wicked smile on his face. And the other three were giggling and enjoying the show thoroughly. Just as she gasped some air and felt her heart beating faster and faster, the boy in the red tee stood up and came between the girl and those goons. He faced the girl and whispered..."Don't worry, I'm here". She took a deep breathe and felt comfortable with his words. He then turned his head to those four men and gave them a get-back-or-I'll-thrash -you-up look . And with such a simple step by the stranger, those four boys did stop doing all that nonsense stuff. The moment was intense for the girl and this boy but subtle for others as nobody noticed it at all. Nobody noticed the way this boy, though being a complete stranger, helped and protected her, made her feel that she need not worry at all. And this sweet gesture, left her awe-strucked. She kept looking at him, wanted to thank him a million times, but was just not able to say anything.

A few moments later, an announcement was made. Her station had come. She stepped out, turned back, smiled and lip-synced a big 'Thank you' to the boy. He nodded and smiled back and the door closed.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Few Words Do Wonders!!!

She looked at her watch; it was 7:45 pm. She was all set to go but was very nervous. Having tried four to five outfits, she still lacked contentment.

"Oh dear God, I wish everything goes well tonight. You know na I've never been to such parties of elite and this is not just a party, it’s a big night for me…and for Brian specially. Please God, give me some strength to face his entire clan. I've never been a cynosure of all eyes and this is my first experience. I don’t want to give them a chance to reject me. I don’t want them to say that Brian could find a lot better girls than me. What if they call me down-market or say that I don’t deserve to be a part of them. No...they can’t be so contemptuous. Ok now Audrey....stop pondering over it....stop being a pessimist jerk...just relax...*phew*..."

*TING TONG* the door bell rang.

She quickly raked a comb through her hair, checked herself in the mirror and went to open the door.

"Cor! Look at you. You look so gorgeous....*sigh*...I think I’ve fallen for you again." Brian said
She gave him a jittery look and hugged him fervidly.

"Hey... don’t be nervous. My mom is not a Hitler. In fact she's super excited to meet you...asked me for your photograph but I said no you'll meet her at the party only. And don’t worry I won't leave you even for a minute... I'm here with you always." He said kissing her forehead.
"By the way girl, now I’m getting nervous 'coz I know nobody's going to watch me when I’ve such a pretty lady by my side." he giggled

"Oh Brian...I love you...and thanks for supporting me." she said and gave a big confident smile.

Sometimes the only way you can take a really good look at yourself is through somebody else's eyes!!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Winged Dreams

Life's a roller-coaster ride, keeps on changing every second. It changes when you become habitual...It changes the moment you believe that OK, things are going to be the same for some time at least. Well, I may sound a bit philosophical but believe me this is what i recently experienced. Its not that i have never gone through such 'changes' but this one was pretty quick and sudden.

Remember just a few days or a week back i wrote that I'm super vella and have got nothing to do at all. Well i think god was listening to me at that time and so he turned my life upside down. This was pretty much expected but not so soon. I mean i created this blog because i thought i would be having plenty of time to share my thoughts, like i was having for the past one month. But as i said life changes every second.

OK now enough beating about the bush, let me tell you friends that I've joined a law school and my oh-so college life has finally begun :)

Sitting in a law school, learning about all that I've yearned for so long gives me so much peace to my mind and it becomes inexplicable when you see that your dream has started blooming. And the feeling is even stronger when you've waited for so long. There was a time when I'd lost all hope and stood in utter despair because of the 'stagnating phase' of my life. But as they say...'All's well that ends well'....and its good to be back on track.

Anyway, about my college life, i would say that its pretty good, mixtures of all kind makes it even more interesting, some are here just to flaunt their attire and fashion quotient while some are to get a real sense of law and their are few others who want to enjoy their college life thoroughly (and this includes me).

Well the journey is long...pretty long but with the winged dreams I'm all set to unfurl the surprises....all set to shine!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

A Never Ending Hope.

It was ten in the morning. For the past fifteen minutes, she'd been standing in front of her cupboard, rolling her eyes up and down to select a good attire. It was a special day for her and she, obviously, wanted to look good and make the evening perfect. After a few more minutes of selection and rejection, she finally found a peach colored suit and in another fifteen minutes, she was ready. 

                                Previous Day-23rd December, 2004

" OK now let me tell you the details once again. My flight AI 008C will leave at 3:15 in the afternoon and i'll reach Delhi by 7:00 pm. From there we will go to your favorite restaurant and will celebrate our anniversary"
"Anniversary? oh yeah...its been 1 month since we tied knots. You remembered it. That is so sweet"
"Of course i did. And ma'am this is the reason i'm coming two days earlier...just to be with you on the special day. OK now I've got to go. See you tomorrow"
"I miss you."
"Miss you too. take care."

Before going to the airport, she thought of buying a present for him. Having plenty of time in hand, she went to a store, bought a nice antique photo frame, selected a photograph which they once clicked during their courtship period and got the whole thing beautifully packed.
On reaching the airport at around 6:15 pm, she decided to have a cup of espresso but before that she went to check the status of his flight. She had no idea how the the next few minutes would change her life forever...

Flight No.               From                             To                          Status
AI 008C                Indonesia              New Delhi             Cancelled

It was hard for her to believe and she was still tingling with what her eyes saw when something even worse came out. She heard someone saying something about TSUNAMI. On turning her head around, she saw many people rushing in and out, frantically talking on phone, to their relatives may be, but she was still not able to make out what was going on till she saw the news herself

"A devastating tsunami has struck the Southern Asia and parts of East Africa. Lacs of people have been reported dead and missing and the major impact is seen in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Maldives."

The news came as a bolt from the blue. She immediately dialed his number but it was not reachable. She called on a few more numbers which were of his colleagues but all were not reachable except one.

"Hello.....hello??.....", someone did pick up but his voice cracked and before she could even say something the call lost. She tried again and again....for hours. And after trying zillion of times, she despair...waited in vain...for her phone to ring. She waited for her husband to call and say that he's in the pink of his health and there's nothing to worry. But she never got any call from him.

Its been more then five years since her fate did a somersault and jolted her inside out. But as we say, life goes on, so has she. And going on doesn't only mean re-marrying. For she has found other ways to keep herself busy and to keep pace with her life.

Her husband's name was no where among the deceaseds'. He was still counted among the 37,000 missing people in Indonesia. And somewhere down the line, she believes that he'd show up and when that day would come, she would give him his present which she has kept safely with herself, packed with their beautiful memories.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Allow me to smirk at the butcher's knife
Raking through my soul for hope....
The Lost One!!!

Allow me to sail through the oblivious world
To find a refuge...
The Undiscovered One!!!

Allow me to escape through the
Melancholic core of my soul...
The Non-detachable One!!!

Allow me to count on
My cloud-cuckoo land for mirth...
The Surreal One!!!

Allow me to bring back
My heart in the pink...
The Faded One!!!

Allow me...allow mend my broken dreams...!!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Here I Come...

After spending days doing absolutely nothing , i finally came up with a good thought which was to create my own blog. Earlier whenever this thought entered my mind, i always felt that 'No' this blogging is not my cup of tea and honestly, i did not even have enough time...was busy with my 12th boards actually. But now i realized that its not that tough. I mean whatever i was writing in my diary, i could write here...and that would also save paper ;) 
After all something is and will always be better than 'nothing'. And for a 'vella' like me...this is seriously a good change.

So here i am... in the bloggers' world. Now lets see how far i can go :)