Thursday, August 16, 2012

KUSHKA - 1/2 Plate - Rs.50/-

It was lunch time at office. Everybody shuffled to the cafeteria robotically. The monotony of the South Indian meal was killing me and I decided to take boost my taste buds with a Thalapakattu Biriyani.

The proximity of the restaurant gave me a relaxing 5 minute breezy ride and to no surprise of mine, the place was full. Luckily, a table for four cleared in a few minutes and I took my seat, mentally picturing and smelling the aroma of plate of chicken biriyani. The other three seats remained empty. I placed my order and two men sat across the table. The fluorescent safety jackets they sported were a dead giveaway that they worked under the Chennai Metro Rail Project. Unlike most such workers who happen to be North Indians, these both were natives of the state, their fluent Tamil told me.

Their faces told me that they were simple and happy people. They began talking and within a minute’s eavesdropping, I realize that they are brothers. Unlike most such siblings that we would meet, they were a rare breed and they addressed each other as ‘anna’ and ‘thambi.’ I suddenly remembered Bharathiyar’s poem ‘…thaen vandhu paayudhu kaadhinile…’

"Anna, oru vazhiya innaku biriyani saapda vanthaachu. Evlo naal yemaathitu iruntha enna", the younger told the elder.
"Illa thambi, enkitta ivlo naala kaasu illa, innaiku thaan enkitta 200 rooba irunthuchu. Kaasu vantha odane ennaku nee briyani saapdanum-nu sonnathu thaan gnyabagam vanthuchu. Athaan vanthaachula, nalla saapudalaam", he replied with a hearty laugh.

In the meantime, the waiter served me the food and got an order for two chicken biriyanis from them.

After hearing them, I was slowly gaining more interest in listening to their conversation further than having my food. A few minutes later, their order arrived.

"Sema smell, na. Super-ah irruku", the younger one seemed really excited seeing the food.
"Aama da. Seri soodu aararathukulla saapdu", the elder one replied with a smile.
"Kandipa, sema pasi-la irukaen. Biriyani vera! Kekava venum!" With that, the happy younger one devoured his meal, his hunger and his long time wish to have that biriyani reflecting in the joy exuding from his entire self.

My hands were barely on the food in front of me and I completely lost myself in that beautiful situation. To ensure that they didn’t catch me staring at them, I took my mobile out and pretended to message a friend. It gave a sense of pleasure to see someone who worked so hard for a meal and the happiness that fills his face and self upon seeing the food he desires arrive is certainly out of the world.

In no time, the younger one finished the food on his plate while the elder brother had barely gotten halfway.

"Anna, oru kushka sollu. Sema pasi”, the younger brother said.
"Kushka na?”
"Verum Saapaadu mattum. Piece irukaathu.”

He called the waiter.

"Kushka oru plate", the elder one said.
"One plate ah?" the waiter confirmed the order.
"One plate evlo?", He asked
"50 rooba", the waiter replied.

He started mentally calculating and I tried to race him to it: he had 200 rupees; two half-plate of chicken biriyanis cost Rs.160 and he then Rs.40, 10 short of the 50.

His face changed shades.

"Ambathu roobaiya! Appo vendaam", he said.

"I will pay the bill, you please eat whatever you want", I seriously wanted to tell him, but what if I touch a sensitive spot there? I forced myself to shut up. The younger one was so engrossed in eating and he failed to notice his brother cancel the order.

"Anna, kushka sollitiya?", he asked,
"Illa da, enaala suthama saapda mudila. Thideer-nu vairu oru maathiri pannuthu. Ennodatha neeye saaptru", he said.
"Enna na aachu? Kaalai-la veliku poniya illaya?”
"Ponaen da, but enna-nu therila, vairu oru maathiri valikuthu. Site-ku poitu doctor kitta kaatanum. Ippo itha nee saaptru”
"Konjam saapdu na, meethi naan saapudraen”, the younger one pitched in.
"Illa da, suthama mudila. Neeye full-ah saaptru", he said.

And saying that, he moved his plate towards his younger brother. The younger one joyously accepted the offer and even more happiness danced in the elder one’s face. After the second plate of chicken briyani was done with, the elder called the waiter.

"Pepsi iruka?"he asked
"Iruku sir.”
"12 rooba.”
"Rendu pepsi.”

"Thanniye pothum na, ethuku ippo pepsi? Ennaku vera vairu full-ah iruku", the younger guy said.
"Illa da. Biriyani saaptutu pepsi kudicha thaan jeernam aagum. Appo thaan vela seiya mudiyum. Illana thookam thaan varum", he said
"Athuvum correct thaan”, the younger guy replied.

I looked at them in awe. Both the faces radiated bliss and contentment. One was happy to have had the food he always dreamt of and the other was happy that he had helped him savour the very same dream meal. They had the pepsi, the elder guy paid the bill and they left the place.

I looked at my plate. I had hardly touched my food my I felt so full. I felt a sense of warmth spread in my heart, a feeling I am still having difficulty expressing. I got up, paid the bill and left the place.

Just when I was about to kick start my bike, I noticed the menu outside:

Chicken Briyani - Rs...

Mutton Briyani - Rs....

Egg Briyani - Rs.....




KUSHKA - 1/2 Plate - Rs. 50, it said.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


"You are coming late to office I know, But still its 8.30 now and you are still in bed. Ithu konjam over sollitaen", Shahul shouted at me on phone.
"I slept da, i'll be there in another 30 minutes", I told him and got up from my bed in hurry.

It took 5 minutes for me to search for my towel and brush
"Bloody, Intha room-la ethuvum vacha idathula illa", I thought and then I realized that am the only person staying in the room!

"Thoongi eluntha udane, Warm water shower edukarathula Inaaaaaa sugam", I thought as I stood still in shower.
"Vitta ingaye paduthu thoongidalaam pola, avlo ithama irruku", I thought and took the soap!


Just the moment when I took the soap in my hand, I dropped it and accidentally I kept my leg on it, got slipped and fell down.

"Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwd, Yammmaa....", I screamed in pain as my head got hit in the shower holder.

Somehow I managed to get up and it was paining like hell in my head and also some other parts in my body!

"Etho different-ah smell varuthe", I sensed something different and in couple of seconds when I saw the shower tray it was full of blood.
"Mummyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, aiyooooo... En manda odanchi poche", I screamed!.

Bloood came like a fountain from my head and I started to feel dizzy. I took the towel and cleaned the blood in my head but the bleeding never stopped and as the bleeding increase, I started to feel like fainting. Somehow I managed to get out of the bathroom and took a cotton, kept it on the wounded place and pressed it to stop the bleeding.

"Man, its paining like hell. Guess your whole body weight transformed to your head when you got it", I thought.
"Alava saapdu, Odamba korai-nu sonna kekuriya?", I remember how subhi and my mom used to scold me.

I called my driver and asked him to take me to the hospital and he did.

"It's an emergency, Its bleeding badly", I showed my head in the hospital reception and they directed me to the emergency ward.

"Oops, the cut is pretty deep", the nurse told me
"Oh really?, I tried to figure it out in the mirror, I was not able to", I told her
"No problem. Let me clean it first, and the doctor will come and see then, But before that, I want to shave your head in the wounded place"
"No Please, Am young and already I have a very lil Bald in that place. So it will look bad. Try not to shave please"
"I can't help it", She smiled

"Nee mattum azhaga sirikira, Naan sirikarathu azhaga illana kooda, atleast en mudi aachum nalla irukanume", I thought

She shaved my head around the wound and I almost cried.

"Okei, its done. Please wait for a minute. The doctor will come", The nurse cleaned the blood strains and went.

"The cut luks pretty deep and big. Its better to stitch it", The doctor said
"Stitch??, Doctor naan bathroom-la thaan vizunthaen, athuke stitch-ah???", I asked him.
"Its doesn't matter where you fell down. It always matters how you fell down", He replied
"Intha punch dialog-ku onnum korachal illa", I thought

"It will be little painful and you have to co operate", he said as a nurse came and joined him to help.

"If she is going to stay here, I'll co operate for sure", I thought.

"No problem doctor", I said

"Shave this place a little more", the doctor said the nurse and I got shocked
"More????, No doctor please"
"We have to, we won't be able to stitch it then"
"Try something other than shaving my head", I asked him
"I cant do anything else", He smiled.

They shaved a little more and I remembered Superstar crying in Thillu Mullu Movie when Nagesh shaves his mustache.

The stitching process took almost 10 minutes and it pained like hell but all those time the nurse was holding my hand and I felt like flying even at that time.

"Yeah, its done", the doctor said

"Cha, ivlo seekaram mudinchiduche", I thought as the nurse took her hand off from mine.

"Thank you doctor. But I have a small doubt", I asked him
"You shaved my head all right. Hair will grow their again. But what bout the place when you did stitching??"
"Whats the problem there?
"Will I have a hair growth there??"
"Obviously NO", he smiled

"Aiyoooo pocheeee pocheeeee", I cried inside!

"No problem. It will look stylish", the nurse smiled at me
"Siri di..Nalla Siri", I thought

She made dressing then. I met the doctor and he prescribed me some tablets and asked me to come after two days to change the dressing.

I came back home.

Immediately I went and looked at the mirror.

I looked like a bald headed guy with no hair at the right top of my head with a big bandage.

I dint felt bad for the bandage or the pain, but..............................................


Friday, January 28, 2011

The Adventurous Fun!

PS:- This post is strictly for those who knows Tamil!

Everybody saw me in a surprise on that day as I came to office on time.

"Wow, what a miracle, you came on time?", asked Mr.Ravi
"It seems like it gonna rain heavily today, and these idiotic taxi drivers will ask more charge which I can't afford, so yea", I smiled
"I expected this"
"I know that, so what do you think? The clouds are looking horrible today"
"Yeah, even am expecting a heavy rain today and its better for us to leave early today"

As we were talking, the rain started and just in matter of few minutes, it started to pour heavily.

"Call our driver, its better to leave now. Inform all the workers and arrange for workers trip too", I told my secretary and went out to enjoy the rain.

It took almost 30 mins for my driver to reach the site, and by that time the rain was showing its Evilness.

We all started from the site, and the rain got even worse then. The road were quite clear in spite of heavy rain, but it all lasted for just 10 mins.

"Raja, where are you??, If you are in site, better dont start coz the roads are completely blocked here. Heavy flood", I received an SMS from my colleague who works in another site.
"You could've told me this before. We are on the way and its not possible for us to go back at this moment", I replied
"Its yar fate then", he replied me back

And just when I kept my mobile in my jean and looked at the door, I saw the water flooding like a river in the road.
Gosh, it was horrible. And as we drove further, the water level increased and at some point, almost half of the car got completely submerged in water and everything happened so fast, before we could sense the danger.

"Sir, the car can't move further anymore, what shall we do?", I asked Ravi.
"Its better to sit inside. Let us wait until the water drains, we are helpless", He said
"Yea, even I felt the same. Thats the only thing we can do now", I replied.

But again, nothing went in our way, and the force of the water increased and it started to push the car and it started to jostle with other cars in the road

"Sir, if we stay inside the car after this, we're finished. Lets Jump Outside", I told Ravi
"Jumping outside?, Are u crazy??"
"Am not, but If you're not gonna jump now, i'll go crazy for sure. Its risky to stay inside the car at this situation", I replied

I told him and immediately jumped outside through the window as i was not able to open the door and Ravi followed me

"Aiyo sir, thanni romba chill-nu irruku", I told him
"Inga avan avan uyira kai-la pudichitu ninutu irukaan, ithula ungalukku thanni cool-ah iruntha enna? hot-ah iruntha enna?", he shouted back.
"Uyir-ku elaam onnum aagathu sir, nammaku aayusu getti"
"Podalanga getti, stop talking and try to move away from here. The force of water here is damn high and am not even able to stand here. Am afraid of falling down", He shouted again.
"Even am afraid sir, but the thing is, it is impossible for us to walk in this flood without any support to hold and am not going to move from here. Its better to stand here holding the car and we too will go wherever the car goes in this flood", I laughed
"You dumbass, how come your are laughing now", Ravi's face gone red

"Ada, cool down sir. Kaasa Panama? Innaiku setha naalaiku Paal. Jolly-ah irunga, Innaiku oru kai paathudalaam", I told him
"Thambi, you're single. But am not like you, I've a family over there in india. My kids...OMG, Please save me, atleast for my kids", he started to scream.

Atleast for him, i've to find a safe place, I thought.

"Rightu, azhaatheenga..ippo enna aagi pochu?, U see, there is a tree. We'll go there and climb that. Someone will come to help", I told him
"Thats a good idea", he replied and we both started to move towards the tree holding each other's hands.

"Sir, enaala nadakave mudila, thanni thalluthu sir", I was lil afraid
"Innum konjam thooram thaan...Eppadiyaachum poidalaam", Ravi said
"Mudila sir........", I fell down, being not able to fight with the flood and as I was holding Ravi's hand he too fell down.

We were carried away by the flood and I had no clue about in which direction we are going.

"Sir, Kaiya vitraatheenga....Am afraid", Ravi screamed.
"Dont worry, Main hoon na", I laughed
"F&*^*&^*&^*^K *(&(*&(*&(*&", he used all kinda bad words then
"See the tree, hold it hold it", I shouted at him
"Anga paarunga sir, pudeenga pudeenga..vitratheenga", I kept shouting, and atlast Ravi caught the tree and so do I.

"Seekaram mela yerunga sir", Ravi shouted at me
"Sir, I don't know to climb tree", I said
"Sir, Loosa neenga, avan avan uyir pora bayathula irukaan, intha nerathula maram yera theriyaathu-nu sollitu irukeenga, Yerunga sir"
"Yera theriyaama eppadi sir naan yeruvaen, konjam thooki vidungalaen"
"Yovvv, naane thanni-la adichitu poiduvaen-nu bayathula maratha getti-ya pudichitu irukaen...ithula naan ungala vera thooki vidanuma"
"Yes Ofcourse"
"Sir, comedy panra time illa ithu, please....Mela yerunga", Ravi started to plead.

And after a big struggle, I somehow managed to climb the tree and ravi followed me.

"Sir, Super sir neenga, Naan 15 mins yeruna marathula neenga 2 mins-la yeriteengale"
"Shut your mouth", He shouted at me. I could see that his hands were shivering in fear.
"Ha ha ha, enna sir kai elaam otharathu...avlo bayanthaangoli-ah neenga", I laughed but he dint reply and sensing the seriousness I dint talk to him then.

"Anybody there, please help us", I shouted deep from my throat but there were none.


"Pare", someone called me
"Sir, koopteengala", I asked Ravi
No reply from him

"Pare, Kamasthaka?", Again a voice
"Sir, Neenga filipino language elaam eppo sir kathukiteenga??", I asked
Again no reply from him

"Sir, Kochikaatheenga sir, Ippo kochikittu enna panna poreenga", I asked him
"Pinna enna Raja neenga. Naane Uyir pora bayathula irukaen...neenga chumma comedy pannitu irukeenga?"
"Saagum pothaachum sirichite Saagalaam-nu thaan"
"Ungala thirutha mudiyaathu"
"Rightu vidunga. Now tell me, when did u learn Filipino language?"
"Nope, I dint learn it. Why are u asking?"
"Illa, I heard someone talking in filipino. Thought it was you"
"Its not me. Look above. You will understand"

"Mela paakanuma??, Inaa solraaru ivar", I thought and I looked above and to my surprise there was guy sitting at the top of the tree.
"Pare Kamasthaka??", He asked the same again
"Dei, Nee ennada solra? ennaku onnnume purila", I said

"U NO FILIPINO???", a typical Flipino english
"Sir, Ivan ennaku filipino theiryuma-nu kekuraana? illa filipino theriyaatha-nu kekuraana??", I asked ravi
"Better you ask him"
"Rightu", I replied him

"Pare, Me no Filipino. Me only English", I replied in typical Filipino english.
"Oh ok. 3 hours before, Me come here. nobody coming help. Very Difficult", He said
"Oh me just now coming. Very difficult for me too"
"oh, good. Pare, I have cookies. You want to eat?"

"Yappa, Kola pasi ennaku. Kodu da en theivame", I thought

"Yes pare. Me very hungry. Thanks for cookies", I said
"No problem pare. You and me Same situation. good to help each other"
"Yes yes, Nee mothala cookies-a kodu da", I said
"Wat Pare? Me no understand", He said
"You No understand. Tamil da....", I said
"Nothing, so can i get the cookies?"
"Oh yes pare, catch it", he told and throwed the cookies packet and I caught it

"Indian Cricket team thothuchu po", I thought

"Sir, Cookies saapudreengala??", I asked Ravi
"Atha neengale saapdunga"
"Yen sir, you're not feeling hungry or wat?"
"Ennaku pasi elaam pochu. I need someone now to rescue me"
"Varuvaaanga sir, Poruthaar Bhoomi Aazhvar"
"Bhoomi aazhrathuku uyiroda irukanum-la??", He said
"Ada enna sir neenga? Naalaiku poi sorgam kathava thatta pora maathiri pesitu irukeenga, Chill chill..Some one will come", I said
"Ennaku appadi thaan thonuthu...The water level too is increasing rapidly. Am afraid"

"Bayanthavan Pozhaika maataan, Eppadi sir ennoda punch?", I said
No reply from him
"Rightu. again kochikiteengala? Kochikonga...Naan en filipino Nanbanoda continue panraen", I told him

We both spoke in typical filipino english language for almost 2 hours. It was damn interesting!

"Pare, See coming helicopter", He told me and pointed out the helicopter which was flying above
"Oh..super Pare, Wave your hands. They will see us"
"Yes pare....Heyyyyyyy, help help", he started to shout
"Oh Pare, No shouting. If shout, they No hear, Just wave your hands", I told him

"Sir, Neengalum Kai aatunga. There are chances that they will see us and come for help", I told ravi

We all waved our hands and after some 5 minutes, we noticed that the helicopter is heading towards us

"Pare, Coming coming....", The filipino shouted in happiness
"Yes Pare, its coming. Atlast, there's someone to rescue
"Sir, Santhosha patukonga..Namala Kaapaatha vanthutaanga", I said him and just that moment I saw some change in his face. It was bright!
"Yappa, ippavaachum face maaruche, good good", I said

The helicopter came near and some guys throwed a big ladder outside and asked us to climb up

"Pare darling, You go first", I said
"Oh no problem pare, You go first", He replied

"Rightu, Unnakum venaam, ennakum venaam. Inga oru manushan romba nerama uyira kai-la pudichitu ukaanthutu irukaar, let him go first", I said
"Pare what??, Me no understand"
"Tamil da", I said
"Nothing, I smiled"

Ravi then climbed up first and we both followed and the next 5th minute, we all got in to the chopper.

"Sir, Helicopter super-ah irukuthu sir, Elaarum headphone maatitu irukaangale, ennakum tharuvaangala?", I asked Ravi
No reply.

"Neenga ippadiye irunga....Ennaku en Filipino nanban irukaan", I said
"Pare, Me want window seat please", I said him
"Oh no problem pare, you sit, I take middle seat", He told me

"Thol kodupaan thozhan maathiri, Ivan seat kodutha thozhan sir", I said Ravi
"Rightu, neenga eppadi irunthaalum pesa porathilla, so unga kitta solli use illa", I said

"Pare, what you talking. Me not understand at all"
"This is our own language pare. Its tamil", I said
"Tamil or Tamil da??", He asked me

"Ha ha, its only tamil...Not tamil da", I smiled

We flyed for some 10 minutes and then we were dropped at the rescue camp.

"Okie Pare, Nice meeting you. I had an awesome time with you"
"Same here pare. Nice meeting you", he said
"Where your house?", He asked
"Its very near...just 5 mins walk. I'll manage. And what about you?", I asked him
"Me too near by pare. I go by walk", he said

"Done, and Pare what is your name?", I asked him
"Oh yes, I forgot to tell. I am Robert and what is your name pare?", He asked me
"I am Raja Mohammed"
"Oh, Nice name", He said
"Thanks pare. And I want to ask you only one thing", I said
"What Pare?"
"What does PARE means??"

"Ha ha, PARE means brother. Its filipino"
"Oh...Brother! Thanks alot man. WIthout knowing the meaning I was talking to you all these time", I smiled
"No Problem"

"Sir, Kelambalaama??" I asked Ravi
"Yea okie", He said
"Yappa, Ippvaachum themba pesreengale. Good", I said
"Konjam siringa sir. Uyir polaichu vanthurukeenga. Smile atleast now", I said
He smiled!

Thats good!

"Okie da nanba, Naanga kelamburom! Nice meeting you again. Hope we will meet agian"
"Me no understand starting pare", He said!

"TAMIL DA", I smiled

I came to my home after a big struggle walking in almost a meter height of water and when I opened my room door, I just noticed!


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

En'nul Kalantha Pengal.. - Final Part

"Why do you want to resign now??", My General Manager asked me as I handed him the resignation letter.
"I need to go back to my home due to some personal reasons", I said
"Ok. I'll give you a solid 6 months break. You go back, look into them and come back again"
"Sorry Sir, I want to quit. I want to leave permanently. Mr.Asif has accepted to fill in my duties until you find someone for my place"
"That will be taken care of! But Think well. It is not easy to get a job like this and if you resign, you are going to miss something good."
"I already missed a lot of better things in my life. I want to quit"
"What do you mean?"
"It's personal sir. Please accept my resignation"

“I understand that you are in some stress. Don’t be haste. You might regret your decision in the future”

“I won’t Sir. I may regret if only I stay away from my home”
"Look Mr. ###....."

My GM tried his level best to convince me but he failed!

"Ok..Ok..I give up!!So when are you planning to leave??” he asked
"I already booked tickets and I am leaving tonight"
"Tonight????You are impossible...”
"Yes sir. Please do complete all the formalities as soon as possible"
"You are making a big mistake"
"I don't think so! I’m counting this as one of my best and right decisions!”
"...well, it’s your wish then. Good luck. I’ll do all my bests to release you from this project by this evening"
"Thanks a lot sir. I hope I had delivered my best at work in these 8 months"
"Of course, you did and that is why I don't want you to leave"
"I’m helpless. I need to go back to my home"
By evening, I was released from my project. My GM signed my resignation letter and I completed all the formalities and got ready to travel!


I looked out through the window glass. Chennai was materializing down there as my flight was proceeding to land. Chennai, a heaven where I’ll find all my loved ones!

"Welcome to Chennai International Airport", said the crew member.

I didn’t hear the rest of the words as my mind swirled with the thoughts from the time I left this dear place, the people that I saw here last, “Will I see all of them now..Why all...Will Swathi be there” the love I had then, the pain I’m having now… thoughts that I held back since we broke up came back gushing into my mind.

God..How I left this place… And how differently am returning now” I thought and tears came running down my eyes.

I know my eyes would be red. I went to restroom and washed my face!
"What am I going to answer if everyone asks me about my sudden resignation? What will I tell mom and dad", I thought!

I came out of the airport. It was 9A.M and I found my parents, friends, Lavanya, Varsha waiting for me!

I was surprised, but deep down my heart I was expecting.

“Hi mom… dad… hey guys… And Varsha, Laavi… Hi all… Thanks for coming...I missed you all too much that I took the next flight and came here” I said with an artificial smile!!
"What happened da???” That was the first thing my mom asked.
“I’m asking you. What happened there?? You don't like the place or was it your job???”

Silence again…

"Where the people good over there???” she was asking all kind of questions!
"Mom, Nothing like that. I’m here.. Let’s go home soon"
It was dad’s turn now.
"Are you alright???” my dad asked me a single question!
"Dad, I’m perfectly alright”, I told him!

My mind made a mental calculation of the number of persons there and the average number of questions I will have to answer.
God...give me the strength to sound normal” I made a mental prayer.
I walked towards my friends expecting something emotional since they knew everything.

“Dude...How was the air hostesses this time?” Rahul said.
“Even an old lady will look like a beauty to him after being in Saudi da” chuckled Arjun.

Boys are boys…What will the world be without boys!!

"Annaaaa", Lavanya called me.

"Hey buddy..Are you fine??", Varsha asked me
"Hey Laaviii, you gained lot of weight in these 8 months! Part of your pre marriage plans huh?", I smiled.
“Varsha, you are still the same. No change at all!!” I said.
She smiled back.
"Nothing like that. Are you ok?This should've never happened to you and Swathi . She is an awesome girl. You both would have made an admirable pair"
"It all happened Laavi! Nothing to think about that now", I told her!
"Please don't talk about that Laavi and for God's sake, mom is here. I don’t want her to know anything about Swathi."

I stared at Varsha now.
"I am not going to talk about Swathi now. Go to home and have some good time with mom ! Call me whenever you are free", Varsha said
"Sure. Let’s leave"

My dad and the guys were already walking towards the car with the luggage. I followed them holding my mom's hand! My mom was crying!
"Mom, you were crying when I left you! Now I came back to you and why do you want to cry again???” I asked her.
"I know you are hiding. There is some problem for you "

God..Mothers are the best“I thought.
"There is nothing mom. Don't confuse yourself", I told her
Somehow I felt better, a lot better than the last few days.

Three months passed....

“I am worried.You are not normal", my dad started the conversation in the dining table.
“Nothing dad. Am good” I said.

“What are you planning now about your job?”This is the first time my dad mentioned about my job after my arrival to India.
"I have no idea dad. Planning to try for some job in Chennai",I answered.
"Shall I talk to Kumar uncle??He knows some persons in L&T. Your 8 month experience in Saudi will be helpful too", he said
"I'll try myself dad. If nothing works out, I'll come back to you"
"Hmmm, That’s good. Start working on it"
"I'll dad"

Dad..I’m lying to you dad.Am not normal.Am feeling lost. Guide me like you used to when I was a kid. I’m missing all those times dad” I was thinking as we finished the rest of the dinner silently.

My mom went to bed while me and dad were watching tv.I was also about to leave when my dad spoke

“Feeling sleepy son? I remember you staying awake late nights a lot of times”
“No dad, Not sleepy but no interest!”
“Let’s talk then. I’m missing all those times when we all stayed together”I heard my feelings from my dad’s mouth.

I sat opposite to him.
" Why can't you shave????You look so dull and old with that bushy beard. You look like how I’m now"
“You look good and so I must be also looking good dad “I smiled.
He smiled back.
"I saw you yesterday in bus stand"
"Oh, when dad??” I asked him.
"Yesterday evening”

“I was with Rahul dad”
“But I didn’t see him. And I saw you smoking”
“I never knew you smoked. From when did you get hold of this habit?”
“Dad,No issues.I rarely smoke”
“Yes,I saw that day and understood that you rarely smoke and if you do, you smoke 3 at a time”
"What happened to you?? What's your problem?? Why are you spoiling yourself??"
"I’m sorry dad"
"Promise me that you will not smoke here after"
"I promise. I'll will not. And I’m sorry too”
"Don’t be sorry. But please take care my son.”

“Dad, I’ll”

“I know you have some problem and you came back to us because of that. I’m not going to ask you anything. Whatever the problem , I understand that it has become worst and it can’t worsen anymore. Its over.Try to come over it and rock on! I know you can do it"

I kept quiet without knowing what to reply!
"Am really sorry dad"
"Don't ask sorry again. Try to apply for the job as soon as possible and please shave. Good Night”
He left to bed.
I sat there smiling and that was after a long time! I felt some great change in me! Those few words from my dad boosted me so much that I slept peacefully that night!!


Next morning, I went to barber shop, trimmed my hair, shaved my beard! My face looked very bright and I loved it!
"Is that youuuuuuuu?????" My mom was surprised seeing me!
"Of course mom", I smiled!
"Clean shave, full of smiles. I’m so happy my dear", she said holding my hands.
"You’ll always be happy hereafter mom", I said her and went to bath.

"Come soon da, I have a surprise for you", I heard my mom while I was bathing.
"What's that??"
"You first take bath and come", she smiled again!!


"Wow, So you both are my surprise????", I said to Laavanya and Varsha. They were in my home!!
"Ha ha.Your mom’s plan", Varsha smiled!
"We were worried about you. From what mom told us now, all our worries gone", Varsha told
"You should thank my dad for that"
"Of course, my dad.Dont ask me why.” I said!
"That’s great da Anna. I am happy for you and you look cool after this complete shave", Lavanya said
"And its great to see you both too. Thanks for coming", I said!
"Don't mention that anna. We are happy that we came lese we would have missed seeing you like this", Lavanya replied
"I promise. I’ll be like this only hereafter"
Both of them smiled.
"Did you speak to Swathi after that????", Varsha asked me
"...Nope", my face turned a little dull.
"Okie. Let us not discuss it anymore"
"Hmmmm" .

We went to my room.

"What hmmm?? Idiot, where is my photo?? You told like you will be keeping it in your bed place??Varsha asked me
"I do remember Varsha and I think you didn't see the table back of you"
She turned and found her photo on the table!
Varsha just smiled!
"Don't smile Varsha, I am going mad", I smiled
"Dude, even after all this things, I don’t find any change in you. You are so cool even now", she said.
I just smiled for a reply!

They both stayed with me for the whole day and in the evening Arjun, Rahul, Mani, Syed also joined them. Everyone was talking on casual topics. As I sat there in between them, I felt so fresh and relieved. I know I belonged here and I was back to normal!!

"People come in to your life for some reason. Some stay. Some don’t. Swathi came, showed me what love as well pain is and these girls came and are staying with me through all this pain", I thought!

The next day, I started applying for jobs and after couple of months, I got selected in one of the reputed construction company in India!
Life started to move on for me from then....


6 years later.....

"I’m tensed honey. I hope everything will be fine", Sameena told me holding my hand!

Me and Sameena have been married for the last 20 months. She is a lovable wife and a wonderful companion in my life! We are expecting our baby today!

"Don't worry, you will be fine” I assured her.
"I want you to stay with me here", she said!
"Where do you think I’ll go other than the place you are”, I said smilingly.

She blushed and said “There is a place. Wherever your lappie and your blog is there. Last one month you were impossible”

“It was because my post was about some special people. You know everything about Swathi and You also know how much Laavi and Varsha mean to me and my dear, it was you who suggested the topic”

“I know my dear. Hope there were only these 3 girls” She smiled across those tensed moments.

“Definitely not…”I started to answer but she tightened her grip over my hand. The pain must have increased!
"Doctorrrr", I shouted.
But everything happened so fast. She was having so much pain and was screaming.
"I can’t dear, its paining", Sameena shouted.

I started feeling tensed.
"Nothing Sameena, I am there with you. Bear everything for our baby", I got hold of her hands tightly!!

After some tough time, she delivered a beautiful girl baby!!

"Sameena, its a girl", I said with full of joy looking at the little doll the doctor was having.
She smiled back, but went unconsious immediately!
Doctor assured me that it was normal and I was jumping inside the operation theatre.I was asked to wait outside.

"Its a girl baby mom", I went out and hugged my dad and mom!! Sameena’s parents wished me.
I was not able to control my happiness!!


"So the doctor told that you will be discharged today", I told Sameena .
"That's fine dear", she replied
"I love u soo much", I said kissing on her forehead.
"I love you tooo", Sameena smiled!
“Aunty was having tears while seeing our baby. How wrong I was thinking that my mom was the most emotional person here”Sameena said.
"Lavanya was wishing me.God, she was so excited and the usual non stop", Sameena was talking about the phone call she had with Laavi.
"You know how she is. She’ll be in India by next week with her hubby. Seems like her hubby's project got over and they will be settling here in chennai. She can’t wait to see our little girl", I smiled!
"Oh, she is coming back. That’s good.What about Varsha??"
"Varsha screemed like a kid on phone after I told her about the kid.You were sleeping then.She said she will call again in sometime. She had asked me to mail me the pics."
"Hmmm, when is she coming back from Singapore???I haven't seen her after our marriage"
"She will be coming back next year I guess. Thomas will be getting promotion next year and after that, he too will be posted in Chennai"

"Thank God. These girls will be a great company to me if they come to Chennai.Speaking of company, you didn’t say anything about your guys, Arjun, Rahul and all"
"Oyeee, You didn’t notice all these dolls and balloons in this room or what? I thought you would have understood . You were sleeping but our little angel was awake and they were playing with her. It was tough making them to stay silent since you were sleeping", I chuckled.
"Ahh, I understand now. You guys are always cool."

"I forgot to ask Laavi about the blog. Actually she didn’t give me a chance to talk. Did you ask Varsha and Laavi about it???"
"Ha ha, how will I miss it. There comments in the post said it all.But both were curious about your reaction"
Sameena smiled!!

"Shall I tell them that you smiled??” I asked her
"Tell them that I love you more after this blog. You’ve completed the blog successfully . Congrats honey", Sameena smiled again!
"You're my best Sameena but I left something in my post", I told her as I kissed on her forehead!

"I finished it. But still, there are two more girls in my life about whom I had not mentioned anywhere in the blog", I said
"Honey, this is not fair, who are they??" she asked smilingly. I know she understood what I was saying.

"Swathi, Varsha, Lavanya..they all came in to my life. Made my life beautiful. But they all came for a season and now are busy with their own lives"
"Hmmm",She smiled again.

"But now I have two more girls, who made my life meaningful and made my life worth it"
"Interesting...who are they???",she smiled mischieviously.

“Its you Sameena from the day I met you and now our little girl!!” I said looking into her eyes.
"That’s dame sweet. I know it", Sameena smiled!

“I know you that” I smiled back.
"Know what, I can’t wait for the day she will call me daddy", I continued!!

Sameena smiled!!

"You showed me what true love is all about Sameena. I love you so much.I love you for everything ."
Sameena didn’t reply and continued to smile!!

"Take some rest. We will leave to our home this evening after mom and dad comes", I told her as she started to sleep!!

I got up from that place and went near the craddle!!



Thursday, July 22, 2010

En'nul Kalantha Pengal.. - PART 15

I spent almost half a day to set up my lappie and the internet!!

"Internet....Without it, you will go mad in this country dude", I thought!
And after setting up everything, I called my home!!

"How was the journey??, Howz the city?? How about the climate??? How is your room and other things???"lot of Hows?? from my mom!
"Everything is ok ma. I feel like am in home"
"What about your company?? Will they allow you to come back home once in a year atleast??"

"Mom, what is this??. Its been just a day I came here and you're asking about my vacation"
"Dont worry ma. See, we have internet. Whenever you want to see me, just give me a ring. I'll come online. Its not going to be a big deal"

It was hard convincing my mom but I succeeded!!

"How is she going to manage without you buddy??", I asked myself!


The best thing that happened to me after coming to Saudi was the days sped like anything.
It used to be like seconds before I woke up in the morning thinking that, I’ll be late to office and I will be already ready to go back to my room in the evening!

"Goooossssh, 8 months passed Varsha. Its still like yesterday I came here to Saudi. Thanks to internet.", I pinged Varsha as we both started to chat after a week.
"Yeah dude, even I feel the same"
"So, how was the trip??", I asked Varsha

"Trip was ok da, I was missing you actually"
"Ha ha, don't bluff Varsha, I know you"
"Really da idiot"
"Hmmm, even I missed you to the core"
"I know that"

"So howz Laavanya? How is her job in Infosys?? She is working for 4 months right?? Infy training..she would've got screwed I guess", Varsha said

"Ha ha, ofcourse, they are screwing everyone at Infosys and Lavanya is not going to be an exceptional case. But still, she is enjoying there"
"That's good to hear dude"

"And Varsha, I wanna tell you something"
"I heard many told that distance will increase love. I never beleived in that. But I really felt that in you and Lavanya"
"Idiot, is this is what you wanted to say???, I thought something else. I know how much we all mean to you. And I don't want you to feel emotional like this anytime", she said
"I am not emotional Varsha, Let me complete what I started"
"I felt the same with Swathi too. We both are madly in love. But you know what, its been 2 months since I spoke to her"
"Yes Varsha. I don't understand what the hell is wrong with her. I never find her online. I tried to contact her manytimes, but no use. Whats happening to her, what is her problem, what is she doing now, where is she..I don't know anything"
"Da, what are you telling..", Varsha said
"Varsha... Am going mad. I am calling her almost everyday, but she never attended or returned my call"

"Da, there must be something wrong in her home then"
"Yeah, even I am guessing the same"

"I am missing her like anything Varsha. I am not able to concentrate on anything here"
"Dude, I can understand. But there must be something disturbing her or else she wont be like this. Give me her number, I'll try to call her"

"No need Varsha. I'll wait for some more days."

"I am sorry da"
"For what Varsha???"
"I’m surprised that you managed this situation for the past 2 months”
"I have no other choice Varsha. I came here for Swathi. And I got to be patient too. Swathi won't do anything like this without a reason. She will call me back. Let me wait"
"You're wonderful. I admire you da", Varsha said!

"Let me know afetr you talk to Swathi. I pray that there should not be any problem and hope everything will turn up well"

"Sure Varsha"
"Ok dude, I gotto go now. Will catch you later. Take care. Byeeeeee"

Varsha signed off!

"Swathi..What the hell is wrong with you??", I thought


I was waiting for my clock to tick 8pm and that will be 10.30pm in India. That is the time Lavanya used to come back to her hostel room from work

I was missing her badly after she joined work. She used to come back late from office. And whenever I call her, she will be sleeping.

Hoping that, she will be free, I called her and my call was on waiting.
I called her again after some 20 mins, and again the same waiting.

And after 10 minutes, she pinged me asking to call her!

"Annnaaaaa, I was talking to Prasad and I dint hear your call waiting"
"Seri na..I’m damn tired and feeling sleepy. Let me sleep. Good night"

"Good night"

Thats it. She hanged the line!!

"Fuck that Prasad. He had stolen some precious time of mine. I could've told Lavanya about Swathi in this 30 minutes and this guy had spoiled everything. What the hell does he want?? calling her at this time.....idiot", I scolded him until my anger level and frustration reduced a bit. But even then, I dint get angry on Lavanya. That was something crazy!!

Just when I thought like, its just not enough scolding that guy, my mobile beeped and that was a text from Swathi!!



Just two words… I became tensed.

"God, everything should be fine on her side. I hope nothing is wrong", I prayed n called her!

"Am Sorry buddy", that was the first thing she told immediately after attending the call. She had just finished crying!I sensed from her voice.
"Hey Swathi. What happened?? Where were you all these days? I missed you to the core...No calls, no mails nothing..what happened???", I just can't stop asking with my questions…
"Am really sorry da", she started to cry! I had never heard Swathi crying like this!

Being thousands of miles apart from her and am hearing her crying on the phone.
"What happened Swathi?? Pls don't cry"

That was the only thing I was able to do while Swathi cried so much.\
God,I’m useless” ..I thought!

but I’m helpless too!

She finally managed to stop crying after my desperate try to console her!

"Now tell me, what happened???"
"My mom came to know about our affair"

"Hmmm, I expected something like this"
"So what did she tell?", I asked her

"Buddy, you know what, for the past two months I was trying to convince her"
"And in that situtation, I was left clueless"
"Clueless on what??"
"I felt guilty to talk with you da. I imagined cheating my mom"

"Hmmm, I can understand Swathi"
"And even after this two months, I am not able to convince her da"
"We will be able to Swathi. Don't lose hope"
"No da, I was stubborn, but I am not able to now"
"What you mean?"
"I am not able to oppose my mom"
"And I love her too. You know she is not of good health..she is a patient. I just don't want to lose her"
"And in this two months, whenever I think about you, I remember my mom's face and that feel was too bad.. I felt like I was betraying my parents"
"You know my brother’s marriage last year was a failure, just a month after his marriage. My dad and mom were almost half dead by then"
"And now, the way my mom reacts for our love, I just can't imagine how they will be if we stay stubborn in our decision", Swathi continued!

"Buddy, please don't react like this. Just a "Hmmmm" is killing me"

"Its not like that Swathi. I just want to know how you feel"
"I don't know what to do buddy. I feel ashamed and guilty"

"Stay calm. Just chilldown and then decide", I said

"And now what this Hmmm means??", I asked Swathi as she started to cry again
"Please Swathi. I just cant bear to hear you crying like this"

"Am really sorry buddy. I am locked between my mom and love"
"I can understand Swathi. I told you na, stay calm. Stop crying. Then decide"


Just for a second, my heart skipped a beat.

"Please forgive me da. I cheated on you", she started crying again!



"Dont ever tell like that, I can understand your situation too and I respect your decision"
"Da, I am really sorry", she continued crying
"See Swathi, you decided. And its just for someone who brought you to this world. Feel proud about that"

"Don't you feel like scolding me??"
"To be frank, I don't know how to react Swathi. I love you and so I respect your decision too. That's all I can say"

She started to cry again!!

"Come on Swathi. There is no point in crying. Be happy. Take care of your mom and stay with her. That's the best thing we can do for them"
"I’m ashamed to see our friends now. They were all so much happy for us"
"Don’t feel that way. They will understand us"

I tried to stop her from crying but I was not able to. She kept on crying and at somepoint, I heard her mom's voice and the line was disconnected abruptly!!


I looked around my room. Two of my colleagues were talking about something and I felt very uncomfortable to stay there. I took refuge in the bathroom and locked the door!

I started to cry and was not able to control.
I was crying for almost half an hour and heard someone knocking the door.
I looked at my face in the mirror. It was swollen!!

I washed my face and came out!

"Dude…half an hour..What were you doing inside…”,chuckled the guy.
"Nothing", I replied and went!


Midnight 1.30am.
I tried to sleep that night, but I wasn't able to.

"I never expected this Swathi. I love you to the core. Am mad about you. I dreamt my life with you. I wanna make love to you. And now after all theseI feel like its better to end up my life. I still respect your decision Swathi, but you left me empty and soulless"

I lost my control and bursted out again!! I remembered my friends who were there with us throughout and now the end has come.

I called Rahul. He dint pick the call.
I called Lavanya. She dint pick the call.
I called my home. None picked the call.

I threw my mobile in frustration!


Watch out for Climax!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

En'nul Kalantha Pengal.. - PART 14

I got an offer from Saudi, good pay and a good company", I told Swathi
"Wow, that's really great buddy, Congrats:)", Swathi was too happy.
"Why are you so happy about this Swathi???"
"Bcoz now I can talk boldly about you to my parents. I have some valid point to support our future. They will have some hope on you"
"Is that the reason??"
"That is one of the reasons da"
"Hmmm, so you feel that if I join, it will be an advantage for our love"

"Ofcourse da", Swathi got hold of my hand!
"But Swathi.."
"If I go to Saudi, who will take care of my mom??she will feel lonely here", I told her.

"Buddy, I can understand, but at sometime you have to consider our love too"
"I do, but still something is stopping me Swathi"

"Come on da, just think about our future. If you join now, our future will be happy, and sometimes in your life, you have to sacrifice onething or the other for betterment", She said!
"Don't confuse too much. Its a very good oppurtunity for you as well for us and you're lucky to have this, dont miss it", she continued!
"But my mom???"
"She will be alright", Swathi told me looking into my eyes!

Swathi's eyes locked me. Her eyes conveyed lotta messages to me! I was not able to talk anything after that.

"You've to do it. Just think about our love and this is for our love",!

"Am going", I decided!


I was not able to console Lavanya as she was crying like a little kid!
"Come on Laavi, I am just going to Saudi. I can come back anytime when I need to come"
"Still, I will miss you anna", she said
"I know, and I'll miss you too, but na, I gotto go now. Just for Swathi. I never compromised anything for her and this is the right time to do something for her, something for our love"
"Just an hmmmm??, won't you wish me???"
"All the best, good luck..blah blah..all those stuffs??"
"I wont"
"Thank you"
"When are you leaving na??"
"In another 20 days"
"Just 20 days???? I wanna meet you before that anna"
"Sure dear"
"When and how???"
"You come to my home or else I'll come to your place", I said

"I'll let you know na"
"But anna...."
"Do you really have to go??"
"Laavi???I told you na????"
"OK na, I understand. Its for your love. I seriously wish your decision will prove good for you and Swathi:)", Lavanya smiled.
"Its great to see you smile atlast"
"If I am not able to understand what you feel, then its a shame for me to call you anna", she said!

"I am blessed to have you in my life"
"Me too anna", she said!

"Take care of my mom, try to meet her every week and make her feel comfortable", I instructed her.
"Sure na, no need to tell me that, she is my mom too and how can I make her to feel lonely. You be bold", She replied!

Hearing those words from Lavanya was like a boost for me and my worries about my mom reduced a bit at that moment.

"But onething..", Lavanya said
"I won't be coming to airport"
"Don't ask me why. I wont be coming and please don't force me too. Its for your good. If you really want to leave peacfully, then its better I stay back"
"Are you worried about Swathi??"
"Well, not exactly.....but.."
"Why are you thinking like that??, Swathi isn't possessive to the extent that she won't like you coming to airport"
"I know about that anna, but still, I don't want to give a chance for anything"

"What the hell Laavi. You're talking like a fool"
"Am not a fool. I love Swathi too and I know how she will be feeling when you are leaving and I don't want to be an interruption there"


"Anna, its for your good am telling. Please understand. What if I am not coming. Wont you feel my presence??"
"Well, are you going to answer me or gonna stay dumb like this??"
"Nothing to say Laavi"
"Thats ok. Everything is for good!! We will meet before you leave and I don't wanna miss that"

"Cheer up anna", Lavanya smiled!

"You smile like a kid", I said
"Ofcourse, am a kid!! Atleast for you. Am I not????", she asked

"You are", I replied!


"Dude, thats great! I am happy for you and I wish you a very good luck. Rock the show idiot", this is how Varsha reacted soon after I told her about my job at Saudi!
"Thanks Varsha!! and you know what, you made me to realise the real difference between love and friendship"
"What you mean??"
"I told the same to Swathi and Lavanya. The way they reacted was totally different from how you reacted"
"Ha ha, how did they react??"
"I will tell that later, but at this moment I just want to tell you that, I went mad on your reply. You are the best"

"My pleasure dude"
"And can I expect you at airport??"
"Why do you want to ask such an idiotic question?? will you leave without seeing me??", she asked!
"Ha ha, I won't dear"

"Then stop asking like that idiot"
"I am going mad Varsha"
"Idiot, as I’ve always told, dont try to flirt"

"I never do that Varsha"
"I'll see that", She said!!


The next three weeks, I spent my time with my mom to the fullest.
Lavanya came to my home. The big “Miss You” card she gave is still in my eyes!

Swathi promised me that she is going to give something special at the airport!
Varsha promised me that she will stay with me in the airport until I leave!


It was 5.30AM in the morning, and by the time I arrived at the airport, Swathi was waiting for me!

"When did you come???", I asked Swathi
"Just some 15 mins before da, you took all necessary things?? your certificates and all those stuffs???", she asked me

"Come on dear, am not a kid", I said

"Hmmm, so howz mom now??, is she alright??"
"Yeah, she was crying the whole night, but not now. She wants to send me off with a smile on her face"
"I am sorry da, just for my happiness, all these..."
"Don't ask sorry, its not just for your happiness, its for our happiness. so yeah.."


I checked my mobile for calls from Varsha and there wasn't any.

"Dude, you're checking for my sms or what??", I heard someone talking to me and it was varsha standing with a bright smile!!

"Varshaaaaaaaaaaaa…. That was a great surprise"
"You know I'll come. so wats so surprising??"

"I know you will come, but I never expected in this way"
"That's Varsha for you and here I've something special for you", Varsha gave me a card!

I opened the card!

"I will miss you. All the very best for your career and love. I hope You and Swathi will succeed in every step of your life together and this is the first step"

"I don't know what to say Varsha, I'll miss you tooo", I told her
"Idiot, this is not the place and time for sentiments"
"Okei. No more sentiments. And wait, I'll introduce you to Swathi"

"Be careful while you do that. Thinking about the way Swathi reacted for Lavanya, I have no clue on how she will react for me", Varsha told.

"She will be too good with you until I call you honey or sweetheart in front of her", I replied.
"You're crazy"
"Ofcourse", I smiled

I introduced Varsha to Swathi and after somepoint of time I just can't beleive my eyes when I saw two of the best girls in my life together in front of me!!

Time passed pretty fast and I dint spend anytime with Varsha and Swathi!!!

I was standing with my mom holding her hand!!
I was keeping on talking with her about everything and also nothing.

"Why can't you tell about Swathi now itself??", I thought!

I went to my friends who were busy looking at the girls in the airport

"Dei, am planning to tell my mom about Swathi now itself, what you guys say??"
"Oh really??, ok da. Its time for my office. I gotto leave. You go safe. Happy journey. Take care. Byeeeeeeeeeee", two of the guys replied immediately

"Idiots, What the fuck?"
"Idiot,You gonna fuck all of us… By telling your mom about Swathi now. After you leave we’ve to manage your dad and mom. Its better to leave rather than stay now. They believe us and after you tell them, they will surely think that we spoiled you"
"Ha ha ha, silly guys", I laughed

"This is not funny da fool, Dont ever do that"
"Do what??"
"Your telling about Swathi now…"

"Dei, Even if I tell them a year later, they will surely blame you guys"
"Thats fate da, none can change that. But let that fate be delayed. We don't want now"


Just a minute after I heard that check in has been started for my flight, Swathi called me to the front gate!

"Hey, whats up???
"I promised you to give something special right?? you forgot??", She smiled
"Ha ha, am curious. Whats that????", I asked her
"Close your eyes then"
"Hey, you are making me more curious, whats that??"
"I said na, close your eyes", she said as I closed my eyes in curiosity!

The next second, She kissed me on my lips in front of some 100 people!!
"I love you. Take care of your health. Do sleep on time and eat well. All the very best da. Come back soon! A girl named Swathi will be waiting for you. Just for you", she said!

I was standing speechless and almost everyone in the airport were seeing both of us!! They were speechless too!!

"Do react something buddy", her lips smiled but her eyes betrayed… She was crying.

"I love you and I don't know what to say"
"You need not to tell anything. We have to go back to the terminal or else these people around us will miss their flight watching us", she smiled!

"Yup, you have lotta guts", I told her!
"Yup, I do.. until and unless your dad n mom dont see anything like this", she smiled!

"Ha ha, thank God they didn’t see you kissing me", I smiled back and we both went to the terminal.


"Where did you go??", My dad asked me
"Swathi's friend came to meet me, Just went to the gate", I lied to my dad hoping that he didn’t see anything!

The next 10 minutes, everybody cried and I felt hard to see my mom.

"Dude, its time for you. Don't worry about mom. We are there to take care of her. You proceed with the formalities", my friend told me!

"Okie guys, I'll leave now. Take care. Will call you once I reach", I said
"Sure dude, take care. Bon Voyage, we will miss you.."

"Happy journey dude. Do call me after landing there", Varsha told

It was very difficult to bid goodbye to everyone but being choiceless, I left the place!

Just for a moment, I felt like I could see my mom n dad one more time and I turned back!

My mom was standing there holding my dad's hands trying to smile! But she wasn’t ..

"Sorry for hurting you mom. I really don't want to go but I have no other choice. Some say love is all about sacrifice and I am sacrificing now for my love.."

Swathi, Varsha and my friends were standing next to them!
I waved my hand and they waved their hand back!! They all smiled at me!!!

Am gonna miss them!!

I boarded the flight and got settled in my seat. As the air hostess was instructing to switch off the mobile beeped. Swathi had texted…

"Come back soon da. Am here waiting for you. Mom will be fine, dont worry!! We will take care of her! I love you. Mmmwwwwwahhhhh",

Watch out for Part15 n the Climax!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

En'nul Kalantha Pengal.. - PART 13

"I pity you dude", Varsha told
"Don't worry, if not Swathi who else will understand you better. Give it some time, everything will be fine"
"Hope so, but its irritating!! Why the hell are you girls like this??"
"Can't help it da… In love,Girls are like this only ", She said
"Hmmm, change the topic, atleast now try to relax for a while", Varsha said
"And you know what??"
"Tomorrow is Aug 20th"
"I know that and whats so special about it?"
"Its your bday da idiot"
"Ha ha, I know that ..I just want to check whether you remembered it"
"Get yourself hanged "
"Ha ha, chill down Varsha, so tell me what you gonna gift me??", I asked her
"What you want??"
"Whatever you wanna give me, Varsha"
"Come on, don't be formal. Ask whatever you want. Let me try if I can get you that", she replied
"Well, if that’s the case, I'll ask you something"

"If Swathi allows, then am ready. Will she??", she replied back

"Ha ha, I'll ask her now itself. What you say??"
"What if she doesn’t allow??"
"No probs, I'll marry her and also you. Its not a big deal", I replied

"Now I feel like there is no mistake in Swathi being like that"
"Like what??"
"Possessive on you"
"Ha ha, very true .."
"I am wondering… you have so many problems and confusions in your love.. and here you are flirting downright with me"
"Thats how I am Varsha, Kind of special as you say always"
"I think you overrate yourself dude", she said
"ha ha, not at all"
"Get lost you idiot. I gotto go now and before that I want to tell you onething"
"Am not gonna marry you.."

"You broke my heart Varsha"
"Get lost you crazy gooze"
"Ha ha, okie and before you leave I wanna tell you onething and ask you onething"

"What you want to tell?"
"Am not flirting with you. Swathi is unmatchable"
"I know that da idiot. Now tell me what you wanna ask?"
"Where is my bday gift??"
"Check your inbox tonight at 12"
"Hey, whats that??"
"Wait till 12 buddy"

Varsha signed off

I checked the time and it was 11.15pm.
Gosh, I gotto wait till 12???. No way, am gonna check my inbox now itself. I opened my mailbox
No mails from Varsha!

What the hell???…

My mobile beeped.

"What buddy??No mails yet???. I know you will check it now itself and that's why I had sent it through auto deliver system. It will reach you at 12 exactly. Now stop checking your inbox and do something useful. Good night:)", That was a text from Varsha!
"You're crazy", I replied her
"Just like you:), good night:)", She signed off.

That 45 minutes, I was restless and started to roam inside my room . I was sitting in front of my PC when my clock struck 12,
I opened my mailbox..
There was a mail from Varsha!

"Hi da, sorry for making you to wait!

Happy happy Birthday!! :) Have a memorable and special day ahead!!

I have attached those two photos which you wanted..:) I took it just specially for you:) ha ha only fan to my smile!!:P and I hope you like my gift:)

Known you for small span of time, but I feel lots comfortable talking and sharing things with you!! :) Such a wonderful person you are!!

You believe me or not, U are one of your kind!! Never met such a person before!:) stay the same , let me be in touch with you always!:)

Enought of praising you:P Atleast today brush your teeth and have coffee:P

Wish you a Special Day!
Like you lots!
happy b'day again!:

I was blanked out for a second and next second wanted to call her and thank for the gift!
I took my mobile immediately and found three new messages!

The first one was from Lavanya

"Anna, Happy Bday:) I love you sooo much and you're the best. I wish you more and more happiness in your life. Waiting to talk to you in the morning"

The second one was from Swathi

"Happy Bday Buddy! Sorry for everything. I shouldn't have spoken like that. I am really sorry for that.
MMmmmmmwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh, is this enough da purusha????
Happy Bday again. Will call you tomorrow:

The third one was from Varsha

"Hope you saw the mail. Those two pics are specially for you. If you want you can frame it near your bed place so that you can see it every morning after you wake up , provided your mom, dad and swathi don't have any problem with it :P. I like you lots:) You are special to me! Happy Bday. Have a Blast"

Watch out for Part 14!