Monday, December 24, 2012

Love at first sight…

Love at first sight…
How can you love a crying person… people look beautiful when they smile right? and you fall for them for their smile?
Will you fall for someone who keeps crying? Can tears attract someone to you?
In my case it did… ya… I know you don’t beleive me…  But it has happened and it was not love that grew eventually it was my first love and it was?? no It is my Love at first sight.. or rather His love at first sight :)
Our first meeting was at the most unromatic place not in a park or cinema hall or any romantic place where love can bloom that you can think of in this world… It was a hospital, When he first saw me I was crying uncontrollably, still he loved me… I dont know how he could fall for my tears,
In those tears he found his happiness??? You might think he is a jerk right?
I gave him blank looks but the belongingness in his eyes made me forget this world….Forget the hospital, my reason for being there, the sadness, the pain everything disappeared by just one look in his eyes…
He stood at a distance and looked at me for quite some time, then after a while he came to me, He did not speak a word nor did I, he just took my hand in his and kept looking at me silently, there was peace in his eyes, so much calmess that it made my pain vanish, I forgot why I was crying.
His eyes were content and they were telling me so many things, He was silently supporting me, his warm touch gave me a feeling of care.
He caressed my hand for a while and then he planted a soft kiss on it, that kiss  told me “Come what may I will stand by you always… ”
His aura made me forget the smell of medicines and blood that was lingering in the hospital,
He tought me the meaning of passion, He tought me to love unconditionally, Because of him I know what Love means,
His touch made me feel what “To Care” means,
His eyes told me so many untold things, He was still admiring my tears which were lost somewhere now, I was so comfortable in his arms, Nothing in this world can be more cozy than his arms, a place to reside when Im in fear. He was holding me firmly and after a while his hearts was content admiring me, he bend towards me and he kissed my cheek, my first kiss and I don’t remember how my heart was reacting cause I was out of my mind!!
Slowly lifting his head he whispered those magic words which still linger in my ears… “I love you my baby…. Daddy will never let you hurt… ”
And till today he has kept his promise… He has been with me in every up and down….
Thinking of him, feeling his love and planning for his coming Bday… :)
Love you Daddy…

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I have lost him...

It has been 2 years now... I don't know how but I was very much attached to him, I don't even know what made him so special...  he had nothing special, he was just like the others...

It happened like it happens in every girls life... His proposal came to me and I was given some time to analyze before I say a YES... I read through his biodata, it was quite impressive, I had a look at his picture, there was nothing to say a No but somewhere I felt I was not ready... but after my brother insisted, I knew I had no reasons, I had to agree.... I know it was not something like love at first sight and all So don't expect those things here... so you know we took time... to develop that bonding. Slowly I came to know him, I explored his world, He never denied any of my requests. He always welcomed me, he had no problems in giving me access to his deepest secrets. I enjoyed spending time with him, with Him I would never be alone, and with him around I would be lost in crowd in his eyes.

Slowly I came to know about his knowledge, He was impressive had knowledge of everything... I loved listening to music but had never bothered to wonder who the lyricist and musician is...  with him I too started to categorize and recognize various forms of music. You know I'm very bad in remembering roads, he would always help me find out my way.. how does he remember all ways, wherever I might go he would make sure I didn't lose my way... his caring ways would just leave me with a smile...

We were bonding, getting closer.. or rather I was becoming more dependent on him, may be he was that way always? he had no demands, he agreed to all my needs and in return he expected nothing from me... He only had one demand "I will have to charge him every night!!" and I readily agreed to it... don't look with those wide eyes at me now... had no choice after all...

Its very easy for girls to start depending on someone, imagining their whole life with them...  and then it becomes very difficult for them to detach from them... That is what is happening to me now...

He has gone... forever.. he left me without saying a word... I don't even know what happened... what was my fault... what went wrong and why and how he left, how can he do that to me.. I wonder.. till today I miss him... It has been two years he left me... I miss his voice.. I miss his touch, the way he made me feel when I was with him... I know every other girl had one for them like the one I had...and everyone believed she had a unique one was in love with hers... there was nothing special in him too, but I thought him to be unique, made just for me.. still cannot forget him... Ohh God...

My heart aches to accept the fact that he might still be alive... in some part of the world.. his heart still beats but its not beating for me.. he still cares the same way... but not for me... some hands might still be feeling  him but they are not mine... the ears that hear his voice are not mine... He doesn't sing the songs for me anymore... He is no more working as a messenger for me... who would give all my messages with a smile to all my friends and deliver their messages to me... My cutie pie... I really miss him.. though he is not with him.. I still miss those wonderful days... After all First love is First love...

I know I need to move on... and Yes I have... Today I have someone who fills his place... who sings song for me when I feel low... who tries to bring smile by reading out jokes to me... keeps all my reminders and pays attention to everything... he is smarter, cool and much fun to be around.. that is how my friends describe him.. they feel jealous of me... but me.. I'm still longing for that old feeling... longing to feel...

I just wonder how come I realized I have lost him after a long time.. If I would have realized it in time... Alas... before I realized the deep loss his departure had made.. somebody had manipulated his heart and his heart is no longer beating for me... He is no longer loyal to me... he was now ringing for someone else... he was delivering messages for someone else...

Ohh dear.. My Nokia N79 I miss you so much.... I still want you back in my life... and you know what I still give suspicious looks to all those lucky hands who have your brothers in them.



Thursday, August 9, 2012

Hamari Kahani...

There was a dialogue in Hum Tum if you dont recollect let me refresh..
It says like "hamari kahani.. jaise se hum naye logo se milte hai hamari kahani unki kahani se jodti rehti hai... "

Even God doesnt have enoufh incidents to make unique things happen in every individuals life... so stories are combined... like someone will have a story that his bank will go bankcrupt... so will every customer of that bank.. soneone might have in his fate that will meet with accident while travelling in bus.. so will every other passenger... Tsunami will affect so many lifes and get included as an expirence in the ones affected and the people who know the affected...

So you see our story is never a very unique story... it always has something common with someone or the other... !!! We think God is giving us pain.. only you are teh sufferer...
And by that I mean.. even your love story will never be unique!!! ;)
Now u say... why?? ahh??

Ok... let me tell you why.. because you share your love story with the one you love.. !! :) Right... so there is nothing liek unique that is happening in your life.. !!

Ya.. Im coming to point... so I was just thinking... even god implements the principal of  Reuse !! :) 

This is just outcome of my frustrated mind... nothing fruitful to think.. ! ! :) 

And how does this happen.. how is this decided that who all will suffer??
I think the stars play a very vital role in this... Stars are the s/w created by god which runs on the program god craeted... in every individual story...
God writes our life story as a test case...
-- He will get a good job... when saturn is in this...
-- He will fall sick... when xxx isin yy
-- He will suffer recession...

Then gods s/w picks up all teh conditions given in the life story and then calculates the start positions when those things will happen in actaula n are suppose to happen in our life and accordingly... calculate our date of birth.. and so we are sent on earth to execute His program... (Live teh program... )??? :|


let me give eg:
In Mr X life he is to suffer a recession at age of 40...
In Mr Y life he is to suffer recession at age of 25...

The starts will have a plan to bring recession in year 2050
so in 2050 Mr x needs to be 40 and mr y needs to be 25... and so likewise they are born...


:) Ya.. I beleive.. Stars are behind whatever happen in your life...
That does not mean I dont beleive in efforts...
Both are needed for success... Effort + Luck... (From stars...)

What do u say???

Sunday, August 5, 2012

My Bundle of joy ~ Pranav

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Like every girl even I dreamt of him. I use to spend hours thinking about him dwelling in my dream world. Imagining my prince, he would look like this he would be like this he will do this for me and what not. All day long however tired I might be I would get time to go in my imaginary world and think of him.
Then it happened 6 months before, even my parents entered my imaginary world. They too started dreaming about him. They started telling me about him. It was six months back that I heard this name, his name! Yes, he had a name- “Pranav”. Even before I saw him I knew him. My parents told me so many stories about him. They ignited the imagination fire within me. They aired the fire daily by talking about him. Reminding me.. He is coming soon, and with that followed thousands of instructions of how I should maintain myself. So that he is happy when he comes. 
We use to spend hours talking about him. There was no day left without his topic being discussed. It was as if we had already developed a bond. Initial 2 months I just heard them, how they praised him but then later slowly I developed interest. We talked with each other often. Without seeing each other we started loving and caring for each other that bond developed and then it happened that I desperately waited for the moment to come when we will actually see each other.
It was still 1 month left for him to arrive. That day my In-laws came to my home. As usual his topic came up and everyone started talking about him and teasing me.  Just One month.. .Bhabhi are you prepared to meet him... how do you feel?? All types of questions and I had no answers a strange feeling of shyness would grasp me and I would utter no word.
I use to go back in my dream world think about how we will spend our life here after. How my life will change. How I will care for him. How I will love him and how I will cherish all these memories. These were the most precious moments in a girl’s life and those I was living. I wanted to live them to fullest. The eagerness to meet, shyness, anxiety of the future. The wait everything added more and more to the suspense and I counted each sec… I was looking forward to the day with so much of expectations and there was fear, fear of the unknown. Though I knew him, I feared things that I didn’t know.   
That day arrived and at the same time our bond which was already developed got named. We were bonded together for lifetime. Bonded to be there for each other. That day was the happiest day for me. His touch made me feel so complete. His voice so soft. I could now feel him close to me. Was this a reality I pinched myself ‘oouch’.. yes it was… He was near me. I could touch him, kiss him, feel his skin, his voice, I could see him smile. He was so smart. Better than what I had imagined. When I looked into his Deep black eyes I felt as if they are hiding the night in them with the twinkling stars peeping out of them. Everything was so perfect about him. There was nothing to deny.. that it was love at first sight. Though we were in love since long. We knew each other and we were already committed to our relation. These worldly physical things hardly mattered to us. But when we saw each other for the first time that was icing on the cake.
Pranav was very shy types. After Meeting he hardly spoke anything it was all time me who use to do the talking part. He used to listen to me… giggle and smile and that killing smile, I would do anything to get that smile from him. Though I knew him so well, He talked very less. But that was never a problem for me as that gave me chance to speak more. Our relation developed as time passed.
Work started getting hectic for me. I use to reach home late. Pranav use to wait for me. I loved that feeling that someone is waiting for me. It used to bring a sense of wantedness in me. At The same time I never wanted him to wait for me so long. I too had an urge to reach home early Hug him … and forget all the worldly tensions in his killing smile.
That day I was very unhappy with my work, I talked to him I knew he will say nothing but My heart will feel relax so I talked to him about everything that was troubling me. 
Today is his Birth day. But his birthday is not just a birthday for me. It is an Anniversary to celebrate, The day had brought so many things in my life It was
Anniversary of our first kiss
Anniversary of our first touch
Anniversary of feeling each other
Anniversary of our Eyes Meeting each other.
Anniversary of Myself feeling complete, feeling a woman
Anniversary of my Motherhood.
“Happy Bday Pranav!! ”
Thanks for giving me this chance of being your Mother. – Pranav my Prince.
:)




Sunday, July 8, 2012

Generation Gap?

I was hurriedly walking to catch my bus, as usual I was getting late for office...
on my side I passed by a small girl who was walking with her mom to catch her school bus.. there was nothing new to capture my attention...
suddenly the girl said something and an alarm bell started ringing in my mind... I asked myself again... did I hear that correct??

I heard that girl say "Thappad se daar nahi lagta ... Pyaar se lagta hai..." ya.. nothing wrong in this... but I was wondering.. the way she said.. the tone her voice had... todays generation is way ahead from our generation I know... but that dialogue from her made me go slow... wait and hear her and made me think...

Whne I was of her age... I too use to walk holding my Mom's hand... I too would speak with my mom and to impress her I would sing the nursery rhymes I learnt at school... feeling proud about which she would give me a choclate and I would happily eat that...

Today's generation knows operating mobile,laptop and video games smoothly .. they can handle mordern devices without hesitation, they can learn quickly... play games on any mobile... handle any new model of mobile and expolore any new device from camera to TV to CD player anything.. which I would think twice before touching it.. I would prefer reading teh user manual first...

everything is fine... the children are growing fast.. learning things faster in teh age of this media and TV... Im afraid to face a child.. you know what... They can ask you question you will never be able to answer...
Questions that you would have never thought about till your married? Tv serial sare affecting the inocent minds... but somewhere I feel they are loosing innocence... The most valued virtue of being a child and the one we miss in our life now.. and the reason why we remember our childhood...

What are we giving our children? Are we really making them intelligent? Or are we rather snatching their right to be a child?
I know Its not our fault... its technology and everyone wants to be updated... but I would still love to see children playing cricket in teh backyard.. hide and seek these games are like vanishing... I loved playing them so much and even today I long to get a chance to play them again... Children now have stopped getting out of houses... tehy are all time infront of the TV, or computer or video games.. taht is the life thay are living.. socializing, making friends is one of teh very imp aspect of ones growth...
I dont know how we can change things but we can atleast pursue child at our home to play outdoor games for a while...

Change begins at home...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I love him a lot!!



When he comes without my knowledge smile appears on my face
His touch caress my heart, putting fullstop to my pain
such is our relation, not from now...
its since then when I knew nothing
I use to feel good when he came
I use to get off from school when he came
Mom use to refrain from sending me to school when he came...
so naturally I started liking him...
After all I use to get a holiday to school because of him...


he comes every year without fail
I used to wait for him eagerly,
excitement to meet him was more than the summer vaccations
I still feel the same for him...
but these days I dont openly go to meet him,
I cant do as I wish to do..
When he comes I dont pay attention to him these days...
he comes every year to meet me without fail...
waits for me...
mI that busy... that I cannot meet my childhood friend..
Or I have grown up and I cant do what my heart desires?
I love listening to him..
he calls me.. but I keep staring at him from the other side of window...
I feel an urge to go and meet him...
But I still dont leave my place, thinking I will go tomorrow...


But... then Its time to say good bye to him... as rainy season comes to an end...
my wishes remain as it is in my heart
I wish I could... tell him Im the same Nishi...
I wish I could play with him like I did..
I wish I would have never changed.. never grown up...
I want to tell him...
"I love to be with you... I love you... and I love staring at you for hours"
Yes.. I love rains a lot...

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Budding Love #6.3



As he entered in the room he saw a cynical smile coming up on her face. He looked at her with questioning eyes to which she replied… So??
So, means? What? He said and shrugged.
Hmmm, she continued clearing her throat, so, who is Pinky huh? Why you didn’t introduce your first love to me huh??
Ma told you na… we played together when we were kids and nothing else…
Really??? Ma told me something else too.. are you forgetting something? That you should have told me long back?
What… You don’t try to pull my leg… I’m not gonna fall prey ok!! He declared
So who use to hold her hand and drop her to school every day and bring her back from school to the auto… Ahh you had such a great caring sense when you were a kid…
You mean I don’t care now? He got serious…
Aree yaar, this is not fair when you ask me all mischievous questions, I’m supposed to answer them with 100% truthfulness and when I’m just trying to …
Interrupting her, he hold her by her shoulders and made her sit on the bed… while he sat on his knees, ok… fine you want to know who is Pinky right… ?
Yes, she said gaining back her lost enthusiasm.
Hmm, Pinky is not my friend or love, she is more than that, she is my guide, she has been always there for me, as you know by now, we studied together in same school and they stayed a house next to ours, so being in same colony we even played together. As we grew our friendship also did! That’s it.
Ummm and what about the proposal?
What proposal, that was just our parents or rather my parents who thought she will be a great daughter I law…
Don’t tell me… even you were ready, right for the marriage?
If she would have agreed… he blushed
Ohhh… that hurt her so deep, she was in pain… So you still fantasize about her being your wife?
What non sense… are you Mad, out of your sense? I said, we were just friends, and I had no problem if she would have accepted the marriage proposal... Think before you speak mad lady, she is someone’s wife now. He stretched his words.
And what before she was someone else’s wife? You did think about her often huh?
Yes… that again hurt her, I did think, not about her, and then I thought that I’m someone else’s husband… Are you going to stop those stupid questions? Or we are planning to play a quizze show her, ok then now my turn… Did you ever feel I’m not true to you? Someone brings up some topic and you start questioning?
Ohh, I had no intentions of hurting you; I just thought I should use this chance I got to tease you!! Why are you angry…
And you have met Pinky… he again cut her sentence in between.
What… me… when? Pinky?
Preeto you remember she came here yesterday with mama mami.
Preeto Di... she is Pinky… ?
Yes!! Pinky is her pet name, but after marriage everyone has stopped calling her Pinky, he doesn’t like it seems, people calling her by name Pinky and she is older than me, so she had refused the proposal.
Older and you studied in same class, She was confused now.
When Did I say same class? Same school… We were together in same school, after she passed 10th she went for college to other city and then our communication had broken.
Ohh… so sad… A great love story had to break in middle of making history… Things could not happen… She remarked sarcastically… you feel sad about it?
No… Not at all, because if she would have accepted the proposal, I would have been in a great loss!!
What loss… ??
I would have missed you in my life… he said and he hugged her. In his arms she forgot everything… She softly replied to his hug, “I know you love me a lot!!!”, looking up to him in his eyes, she continued… “I can see that in those twinkling eyes…” to which he just smiled and kissed her forehead!
Promise me, you will not ask such questions again… you won’t doubt my love again... you won’t hurt me like this again… he has a series of questions.
I never doubted you dear, I was just teasing you, but I can’t promise I will never do it again... now whenever I will see Preeto di... she paused releasing herself from his arms, she continued these questions are going to come in my mind!! she grinned and ran to the other side of bed.
After running for a while behind her, he was able to get hold of her, both gasping for breath “Shhh… don’t forget Ma and Papa are also there in the house…” she laid her head on his shoulder and after their breath regained normal speed she took his hand and said, you know I was very hurt when you said you were ready to marry Preeto….
Why?
I don’t know why… may be the realization that I was not your first choice was hurting me…
It is the main drawback of arrange marriage you know, he said pressing her hand, You have to reject so many before selecting the one… But… Hmm… Madam… Mera man ek kora kagaj tha… jispe bhagwan ne tumhara naam likha hai.. (My heart was a blank paper on which God has written ur name) and now it is no way going get erased…
She was content with his answer, no questions left in her mind!! But he had something store for her… He pulled an envelope from the pillow and handed it to her, she looked at it surprised with perplexed eyes, as she opened it, two tickets to Singapore popped out of it…
Wow!!! She exclaimed as she had never imagined she would be there even in her dreams…
She questioned him what is all this… ??
This is my treat for you for your today’s accomplishment... for treating and caring for my family like yours!! I hope you like my treat. The trip is in next month as this month is a bit hectic and me getting leave is not possible.
She had never expected something like this would be in store for her, she was overwhelmed, It was very big thing for her, tears started flowing and she could not speak a word, she was full of emotions.
She just cuddled into his arms and made herself comfortable, though the day was hectic, she was not feeling sleepy, and she had so much to share with him, ask him and so much to create memories to cherish them throughout their life about these couple of days which had brought with them bundle of joyous memories.
Chatting, thinking, knowing more about each other, planning for the Singapore trip, somewhere they went to sleep. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Budding Love #6.2


Next day she woke up early morning, though he had communicated the news last night itself, they both were tired to go out and do shopping. She got ready by 4:30 AM, then did her daily pooja and was free by 5:30, she started deciding the menu for the coming days and preparing list of items that will be needed, She went and brought extra milk, It was around 6:00 Am when she heard a car drive outside, she peeped out of the window, There were 4 standing outside, as she had guessed they had arrived, she went running and woke him then came back running to welcome them, she greeted everyone and took some of the luggage and guided them in the house. Everyone looked very tired; she served them with water while he came to greet them. He was still sleepy; when he saw them in front he was bolted down and was shaken by the realization… Ohh my God he thought to himself… they are already here, I will need to go and fetch extra milk while they get fresh… as he was struggling to think what else… she came and handed him a piece of paper and went in the kitchen, he followed her and whispered, I will get milk by the time they get ready, she told him not to worry and she already has brought it.
You just get ready and get the things in the list, by the time you get ready and chat with them it will be 8, I need the items by 9 ok?
Yes ok…  so you have decided the menu..
yes!! She said…  their conversation was broken as her MIL intruded in the kitchen.  He left signaling her he will get it on time.
Everyone got busy, She prepared tea for all and served it with some biscuits.
After taking the fist sip everyone was appreciating the tea, saying it was refreshing and very good, tasty. She was happy to hear that, it boosted her confidence a bit and helped to cope with the nervousness she was facing. Everyone asked her to sit and chat with them, it was the first time after their marriage they were visiting them so all wanted to know the new daughter in law… she talked politely with everyone and answered all their questions, enquired about other family members, trying hard to recollect details about everyone. After a while she took all the cups and plates, she had to wash them herself, as she could not keep them for the maid, she started cleaning them and mentally started taking note of next task she had to do. Time was flying it was 8:30, she prepared snacks and then was worried whether she will get the vegetables and all in time, Just then he entered, he handed all the bags to her, while everyone was upstairs getting ready, she started segregating all the vegetables, he helped her arrange them in the freeze, while she started preparing, He took the carrot and cucumber and started cutting the salad, she stopped him, but he said, “you are doing your duty, let me do mine… ok… ” and without waiting for her answer he started cutting the salad and vegetables, she prepared the dough and let it settle, slowly everything was getting ready and things were at right place. She was tensed; she hoped they will like food cooked by her. She wanted to tell him to tell her how the food was. She thought of telling it to him that while they had food, he should signal her if it was good or bad, while she was about tell him this idea his cousin entered and started teasing him for not letting his wife alone even in the kitchen and forcefully dragged him out with himself. Disappointed he had to retreat from kitchen, he was her moral support she was a bit nervous but she felt happy that most of the things were done. Soon it was time for lunch.
Everyone settled down at table, the men were supposed to have lunch first, so there he was sitting with all elderly uncles, She kept staring at him to signal him, she wanted to know how the food was from him, but he was so busy entertaining others that he never bothered to look at her, once in a while when he looked it was to tell her to serve curry or rice, she was still confused, no one said a word about food, was it that bad, she thought to herself, she was worried now, tension prevailing, she didn’t want to let him down. As they were about to finish and leave the table, her Father-In-Law came to her and said, “Bahu, I ate 1 roti extra today, I loved the food. If I stay with you here, soon I will put on weight.” and he laughed, those words felt so soothing, she was now at peace, as everyone settled down in the hall, she heard their conversation, they were talking about the food, and everyone seemed to be happy. Just then stealing everyone’s eyes he entered the kitchen just to tell her the food was wonderful, he helped her clean the dinning for the ladies, she insisted him to leave that job to her but he was not ready to listen to her, soon the table was set for ladies, and now was the true test, you know how it is… one lady will never praise the other and so she had already set her mind. She just hoped she doesn’t get a bad comment. He waited there in the kitchen itself, when one of his aunt commented, “You can go dear, she is there to take care of our needs…”, he replied wittily to her comment, “She is there but I want to serve my aunt you see, so I’m waiting here… ” and he grinned.
As expected his nagging aunty started praising how her daughter in law prepare nice delicious food, though no one paid heed, it was usual for all, they started and at the first bite everyone started praising food for being very delicious and they loved the food cooked by her. She felt relaxed. After everyone had their lunch, all gathered in the hall and were watching TV. He was in their room upstairs, he called her and as she came in he closed the door, she was taken aback by his behavior, she went to open the door, he pulled her towards him by her hand and made her sit in the chair, he went to the table and as he unveiled the plate, she was surprised, “What is this? Who brought this here?”
He just signaled her to keep mum and fed her, “I knew you will not have food.”
“But I’m not hungry… ”
“Since morning you are running behind everyone… and these kids… they say, Kids are God sent, but these Kids… they are equal to devil… haven’t I seen how much you had to take trouble to feed them.”
“… It’s all right I’m seriously not hungry….”
“See, this is not a matter of today, you need to have energy for a couple of days, I don’t want to see you sick… so please don’t argue”
She ate a little, but she was not feeling hungry, may be after seeing satisfied faces of everyone after lunch her heart was content. Still for him, she ate.
Soon it was snacks time, she felt as if for the whole day she was in kitchen, as the snacks time was over it was time for dinner. Whole day she was in the kitchen. But she never showed signs of tiredness on her face; she did everything happily for them.
By the time it was time to sleep she was completely exhausted. She went tired in her room, he was reading a book, though it was late, they spent some time in chatting about their first experience with guests!! She was very worn-out, after a while her eyes started getting heavy and she closed them and listened to him, she didn’t realize when she went to sleep, when he realized he was talking to himself, he smiled at himself, placing the blanket properly, he kissed her eyes and went to sleep.
Next day she got up and followed the same routine she had done last day, today she was relieved from the pooja job, her MIL did that for her, some of her In laws left after lunch while others left after dinner, they were now left with her Mother and Father In Law, who they supposed will be staying for a few more days.
After dinner all four sat for a small chat with their cup of Ice-Creams, while they told her about his childhood memories and his mischief’s’, she was stealing glances to tease him and question him how naughty he was. Soon it was bed time; when finally they got time to be together, she was getting away with her earring when a devilish thought entered her mind…
…TBC…

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Budding Love #6.1


She was new in the cooking business. He had patience to give her the learning time. He ate whatever she cooked with no signs of repent. She would ask him every time how is it. He would answer her politely every time; encourage her to do better every time. She would be happy to listen to his comments and would work on them. He was sincere in giving her comments; they both were trying to make a good couple, he by encouraging her to expertise in her cooking skills and she by putting all her heart to reach the goal.
That day, he had a bad day, lot of work and to top that misunderstandings in the team, blame game being played. Handling people is the toughest job, you cannot take sides, especially if you befriend with both sides, and if you do, you are sure you are going to lose one friend… So tired and mentally disturbed he reached home. She chirpily greeted him, took his laptop bag from him and made him comfortable, after a small chat she asked him freshen up, while she served the dinner. He tried to keep all office worries and show enthusiasm to her, but the things kept coming back of his mind…
They settled to have dinner, she was very excited, she had tried a new dish and wanted to know his comments, she kept nudging him. He responded that it was good, it tasted nice.  She was happy. After a while she again enquired him about another dish…. He lost his control and in anger he shouted at her,
You didn’t taste it? Why do you need me to comment every time? You don’t have taste sense, why you need me to guide you every time?
She was in tears, she left the dinner table and went in her room crying, after a while he realized his mistake, he shouted at her for no reason, it was no where her fault. He too could not eat. He went to her. She was sitting leaning to the wall, head buried on her knees, sobbing. He sat there watching her; he had no clue what he should say, how he should say? He just hoped he didn’t hurt her again. After sitting there for some time, he just moved his hand over her head, she looked at him and he said sorry. She again continued crying, “Look, I really didn’t mean what I said, I was tensed and thinking about something else and you interrupted my thoughts, I just could not handle it, it’s all my fault, please forgive me.” She looked up again at him. Both were silent. She slide towards him and kept her head on his shoulder. Promise me you won’t do this again to me.
“I promise… ”,he moved his hand through her hair and then wiping her tears he took her face in cup of his hands and said, “The curry was delicious”
Really?? She questioned with happiness reflecting from her eyes. He just nodded and continued, “I could eat the complete bowl myself.. but…”
But what?
You came in here, so I also could not eat… so my wish remains incomplete….
Hmmm she smiled to herself knowing his tricks to lead her back to dining table. Without saying anything she got up and went to sit at her chair… They had dinner in peace and as a reward for cooking delicious curry she was later treated with an ice-cream.
Then her cooking guru never again got angry with her, she would welcome his feedbacks and appreciations and strive to do better every time, not only to be a good cook but after every delicious dish that she cooked, she was treated with a special treat. No this time it’s not an Ice – Cream treat!! It’s a special treat... ;)
She was now accustomed to cooking, not well but she had got a hang of how things work in kitchen. She was still in learning phase but had built a confidence. He came back home very tensed the other day. Looking at his face she got very nervous. She knew something was wrong. He was desperately surfing channels, switching from one to other. She came and sat near him. Holding his hand in hers she softly questioned, “What happened? Something wrong?”
He switched off the TV, he knew they had to face this and that too boldly. Umm… actually Ma had called me today, and.. ahh she said that she…. He took desperate pauses making her worry what the matter was.
“she said what? Ohh tell me… I’m all ears”
“ya I’m.. they are coming to stay with us for a couple of days. ”
“Ohh really.. wow, that’s so good… so why are you tensed?” She said chirpily.
“Dear, do you get the meaning of this... you will have to cook for them - all meals…. ” he stretched his words, trying to make her understand the severity of the problem.
“Them means who all are coming”
“Ma said she will be here with dad and a few relatives. Around 10-15 people”
“hmm so… why are you worrying… I will handle everything”
“you sure?”
“Yes dear, you don’t worry”
“I’m not worried about you won’t be able to handle so many at a time, I’m worried about my nagging aunty… whatever you do, you know she keeps nagging, she is never satisfied… whole time she will brag about her family, her sons, her Daughter In laws cooking ability and all and… ”
“You are worried, I may commit some mistake and let you down right?” she interrupted him in between. He shook his head in disagreement and said,  “No… not that dear, letting me down and you.. never.. I will never feel something like that for anything you do for me… but I don’t want to hurt you, their comments might hurt you.. you promise me, you will not take her harsh comments seriously… ”
“hmm I won’t and I promise that.” She said lifting his face by his chin “now can we have dinner?”
He smiled and they started towards the dinner table.
“So at what time they will be coming?” she asked as she served him.
“They will reach early morning… you will have to look after their snacks, tea, coffee and their kids requirements also…  ”
“Don’t worry Honey I will handle this.. but hmm… after I successfully handle this… I want a big treat” she said with naughtiness reflecting in her eyes.
“Big? Umm how big and what?”He questioned back trying to imitate her.
What…hmm, you... let that be suspense… it depends on how happy you will be after this task of mine is accomplished…. And for now you have to promise me you will fulfill my wish…
Ok.. done!!
They went to sleep, After getting assurance from her, he slept in peace. While she still was thinking. She had firmly shown confidence to him but she at her heart was knowing she was not ready for this, her tension prevailed, The next day was bringing with it the testing phase, yes, girls not only have to handle testers in office who test their code and patience, but also at home, who test her umm.. ?? her ability of being a good wife, or at least if she is a able person… as if cooking is the only thing left in the world…. She was lost in her thinking, he shifted sides and was now facing her, she kept looking at him, his face was lit in the dim light of the night lamp and happiness was still glowing on his face. She kissed his cheek and tried to gather some sleep, after all next couple of days were going to be hectic. She thanked God it was a weekend, else managing office and home would have been tougher.
… To be continued.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Budding Love #5


She came back home from a hectic schedule feeling tired, still her tired eyes searched for him.  There was no sign of him. She went upstairs and started getting fresh, she felt so exhausted, wiping her face she fell on the bed.
She woke by the tingling sensations his caressing generated. With half open sleepy eyes she looked at him, he was still in his formals meaning he had just arrived…
Ohh I’m sorry I don’t know when I fell asleep, she tried getting up putting her hair into a bun.
You didn’t tell me you are not feeling well? You should have called me; I would have come early from office.
Huh?? No I’m fine… just feeling tired and exhausted because of the over packed schedule, so might be because of that I slept…  after that power nap I’m feeling good. You get fresh I will prepare dinner by that time. She got up to get started but he insisted her to take rest.
You have fever, don’t do anything now, you take some rest. I will get fresh and just be back. He said folding his sleeves to elbows.
But…
Shhhhhh… he scolded her and did not allow her to do anything. She kept watching him going in and out of the room and once in a while at the thermometer that he placed in her mouth, finally after a while he came to her and sat there near her bedside, “In few min we will be ready to have dinner”. He checked the thermometer and exclaimed… “Look… I was right and now you are going to take rest”.  He went in to get fresh…
What? But, how? What did you do…
Don’t worry nothing much I have just prepared Dal and rice.
Ummm… she kept mum… they had dinner in peace and slept.
Next day she was not able to get up, she was feeling week, she had a bad stomach ache which had taken over her.  She could not get up and sit, she wondered how she will work in office, She decided to take a leave and be at home. He was already away, meaning he was getting ready for office. She went back to sleep. After some time he came to her with cup of tea.
“you are still here?”
Off course, dear, you are not well and how can I not be here? Where else would I go?
And office?
Bunk…  for you!!! And he widened his eyes.
No… I’m fine you go to office.  She argued but in vain. She knew he won’t listen.
Whole day he sat beside her, caring. They went to doctor in evening as she did not recover. She asked him to order something but he insisted he would prepare himself. Since doc had advised not to each heavy food, to keep it light, he prepared khichadi for her.
He took some in a plate and topped it with ghee, the aroma was very tempting as he entered the room, she started complaining, I trouble you a lot na… you have to cook because of me… but I said you can order something from hotel…
See… you are already having stomach infection and in this condition eating food from hotel is not advised, he grinned as he fed her.
As she chewed she started crying!!  He panicked, what happened? He went besides and wiped her tears…
Controlling her sobs she started explaining, I feel like I’m a baby, I will eat myself…. Im very bad, you care for me so much and I’m lying here sick… I always trouble you!!
No dear it’s not like that, I love doing this for you, after all I get this chance once in a while, all throughout the year it’s you who keeps caring for me, making note of my every little need, understanding me, and if I would have been sick you won’t have cared for me? let me do it for you dear, you just take rest…
But…  she knew she cannot win
Before she could argue on anything more he stuffed her mouth with another spoon of khichadi.
Hmmm nice idea to keep her mouth shut he thought to himself.
After 2 days she felt good. She got ready and went to the kitchen…
Ohhh my god… she was about to blast… was this the kitchen she left, the empty glucose packet lying at a side, covered with ants, the gas had spilled water, The kitchen platform had salt, spices spread over making nice design… the sight was horrible.
She felt like shouting and calling his name aloud… and him explanation to what he has done, but her heart stopped her… it asked her to think for a while, why is all this here, from 3 days he was in charge of the kitchen, he cooked food for you, the one who hated to come to kitchen even to take a sip of water. He prepared glucose for you, cooked food for you; what if he didn’t spend time cleaning the mess that was created here. She recollected all the moments of care that he spent with her, how he would rush with glucose water when she would get hiccups, hmmm she smiled at herself, he had to boil water as she was suffering from stomach infection which tasted yuck, to provide sweetness and some energy he would add glucose powder to it… the memory made all her anger fade away in a sec and she started cleaning the kitchen, keeping all things to their defined places agreeing to her heart she said to herself… he loves me so much… and was lost in the pampering she had received for these 3 days, when he came by her side and asked her how she was feeling.
You can take rest for today.
No I’m fine, feeling good now. You get ready I will prepare breakfast.
Sure?? She nodded affirmatively, Umm ok… he kissed her forehead and left. While she prepared breakfast she heard him calling…
“Where are my socks… ” and that brought a smile on her face, and she headed upstairs.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Budding Love #4


She loves speed and he loves her.
The only aim in his life is to keep her happy come what may... .. .
But he dislikes driving so... speed is out of question!!
He took his bike for a ride after x num of years just to make their meetings after their engagements easy for her. So she doesn’t have to travel in that overcrowded bus where people keep hanging from every single point they get to hang. After a few meetings he learnt she likes to ride speeding bikes…
So it happened one day… he asked her for a long drive... she loved long drives and readily agreed. After a while when they touched the highway he increased the speed… she was loving it, wind blowing on the face, hushing in her ears, cannot see anything in front just have to feel!! Wow… she exclaimed and hugged him. But suddenly the pleasure turned into fear… he was driving crazy…. The speedometer showed max speed… she was scared now….
Slow down. This is scaring me. She cried in horror… he was not able to hear her because of the speeding wind… she repeated herself 3-4 times… then he responded…
Scaring you?? Are you all right… isn’t this fun. You love this… he just winked at her.
No I don’t, it’s not fun. Please, slow down…. it's too scary!
He thought for a while, this was a good time for revenge he thought to keep her scared for some more while, he rode the bike in zig zag manner…
Stop it.. you are scaring me..!! she shouted…
Then tell me, do u love me?? He asked decreasing the speed a little…
Off course I do.. why on earth would I come on a death ride with you otherwise…
Will you love you for whole life?
Yes my dear… and I want to spend whole of my life besides you.. but not in hospital… dear please slow down…
Ok I will but if I get a hug and a sweet kiss…
What..?? are you crazy… slow down first… then u will get whatever you ask for….
No.. My kiss first…
OMG… please… slow down… but he won’t listen to anything, no argument was reaching his ears… ok…. scared to death she kissed him.
And my hug??
I’m already holding you this tight.. can’t you feel it please… for God’s sake slow down…
She was tired pleading.. finally she gave up… ok… fine…!! If you love me… please slow down….
That condition ringed as a warning bell in his ears… and he applied sudden brakes… there was oil spilled on the highway to top it the sudden brakes… and the bike skid…
***Bhoom***
They were dragged for at least a Km… They dashed against a nearby milestone…..
He was bleeding… her leg was trapped under the bike… he somehow gathered himself and pulled the bike to one side…. He panicked seeing her condition… his mischief had hurt his love…. His heart cried … he gave her support and made her stand… She was crying in pain…. His forgot his pain when he saw her in pain in tears.
Finally they boarded an auto from a nearby point. He took his handkerchief and tied it to her bleeding leg…. Her scarf was already helping his body help control the blood loss….
There was silence for some time… the accident was flashing in front of their eyes…
I’m sorry.. he said after a while… she didn’t reply….
I just wanted to make you smile… wanted to please you. I only wanted to see you happy he pleaded.
She was not in a mood to enter in any argument nor did she want to blame him for anything that happened…. I know she said…
I’m really sorry…. Will never speed up in my life again…
Thank God there were no vehicles there… anyways… it’s ok…dear… these are minor injuries….
But you said you like riding speeding bikes… I just wanted to do things you love doing….
Yes I do… but only to a limit that can be controlled…. Anyways forget it… she said laying her head on his shoulder as her leg got dressed in the hospital.
Next day…
What are you doing??
Can’t you see I’m Driving….
Even bicycles are going ahead of us… Why are we riding a bike if we have to go at this speed?
Because I can’t see tear in your eyes….
Stop… I said stop the bike…
What happened??
Get down…
Why?? I want to ride the bike…
No way!!! … he exclaimed…
She was angry for his arrogance…. Tried to be angry with him… but then…
In that speed, the mild breeze that was flowing was teasing her… slowly she started enjoying it… without he asking for a hug... she hugged him and even kissed him …..
He was taken aback by that un-demanded pleasure he received…
In the mirror he gazed at her and questioned her….
Because…. This feels more romantic and I’m loving this…. SP…EE…D….
He gave a light push to her with his shoulder and they enjoyed their ride… at his SP…EED


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Budding Love # 3


He returned home a bit late after a tiring day.  As he opened the main door, he saw the lights were off. He was puzzled… Seems she hasn’t yet come he thought to himself…. But she daily comes before him? He kept questioning himself and tried to provide satisfactory answers but he could not so he thought he would call her. As his fingers reached to call her he thought let me get fresh first then I will call her. She will feel nice to hear me fresh, that will make her too feel fresh. She might also have had a tiring day. As he switched on the room lights he felt a note on the switch, yes there was sticky note on the switch he took it closer and read,
“Hello dear…  had a tiring day.. ?? get fresh soon… will catch u soon…. Love u!! ”
 that note brought smile on his face. As he folded the note and reached his cupboard to get his night dress , He found another sticky note on the cupboard which read
“Your night dress is kept…  ” ahh I know where my night dress is… he said to himself getting a bit irritated by her instructions… and he opened the cupboard, he searched the cupboard but could not find the dress… finally he opened the second note and continued… in the second section, right hand side…
Ok he thought to himself.. he took the night dress and went inside the bath to get fresh. As he came out wiping his face with napkin his hand felt some paper, he took a closer look and there he found another sticky note hanging to the towel… 
“Now that you are fresh dear…. Let me tell you I’m going with Anju nearby, will be back soon.. till then TC and did u miss me?”
Ha ha… with all these notes around u think I’m going to miss you?  He cleared her doubt and started going downstairs. Thinking he can watch his favorite football as she is not at home and today was the so much long awaited match… excitedly he went down and switched on the TV…  switched channel to his fav sports channel…
“I know… you feeling so nice to have this thing in your hand…  not for long… Till then u can enjoy your match”
Ahhh… he was getting nervous… how can she know everything about me beforehand. Without bothering to get an answer to his question he watched the match, but it felt so boring… I love to watch this match only when she fights with me to get back the remote and to change the channel…. He was bored and thought of calling her….
He dialed her number after a few sec he could hear it ringing… he was puzzled… the sound was coming from   the house itself…. He went in the direction of the ring only to find the mobile lying on the side table put on charging… he picked it up and again found a sticky note on it…
“I told na.. I’m going nearby… This was drained completely so thought would keep it at home will be back home till 9.  u seem to be missing me huh? By that time you can have a cup of coffee… ”
Ohhh… he was damn irritated by now…  he was not liking it that she was knowing him so well that even in her absence she took great care of his.  Coffee… no way.. I’m not going to make coffee.. he thought to himself and then again he sat to watch the match…
Suddenly he thought why not give her a surprise? She will be coming home till 9, I still have ½ hr in my hand…
He went in the kitchen happy with his idea.. umm… I will cook pulav for both of us he thought  scanning the freeze and took out the vegetables. She will be so happy that I saved her time and then after she comes we can both have it in Candle light…
Wow!! He exclaimed extremely happy with his brain… he chopped the vegetables and washed rice…  neatly he completed his task… the cooker was set and he had to just wait for 4 whistles.. and his Shahi dish was going to be ready to serve…
1 whistle.. then the 2nd .. and the third 3rd ...4th… and turned off the burner… now.. wait for some time… wait… hmm…  he prepared for other things before opening the cooker lid.. he went upstairs and he arranged everything nicely…  on the open terrace he brought a table and arranged chair, plates, jug, glasses, candles were set to lit. Everything was set… Now he only waited for the doorbell to ring….
He went downstairs and sat there on sofa watching his football match… all excited. Soon he heard the bell ring… he went and opened the door quickly…
She came in..
Looks like you are tired.
Ye s a bit.. this Anju took me to so many places and I had to return back walking; had not taken my purse. So feeling a bit tired she said sitting on the sofa… She glanced at the kitchen… after a while she went to prepare for dinner….  She called him from inside you didn’t prepare coffee??
How the hell she knows that? He thought to himself…
No.. was not feeling like having Coffee he shouted back…
Really???
He went in the kitchen and asked her… but how do you know that
She removed the sticky note from the coffee bottle and handed it to him…. And they both laughed for it He read it…
“ohh my my… so you are going to make coffee?? Hmm so let me tell you how to do that.. but I had never thought you will make it…u lazy fellow… “
She prepared coffee for herself and gave a cup to him… he resisted but he knew she knew him so well…. After having coffee, he was getting impatient…  finally he asked her to get fresh and then they would have dinner…
I will get fresh later let me first cook something.. she said putting her hair into bun.
No… first go and get fresh… .He insisted and she had to agree…
Seeing his plan work.. he took the coke bottle with him and as she came out of the bath she saw him standing there with a big grin on his face…
What happened??  Her eyes questioned…..  what are u hiding there at the back…
He came closer and blindfolded her with the scarf in his hand. What are you doing…
Shhhh… now just follow me… he guided her to the terrace… Lit the candles there while she questioned him 100 times what was he upto… suspicious about his intentions….
Honey.. I need to cook food.. tomorrow we have office…  she explained…
I know he said as he came closer to her to untie the scarf… He took a last look to check if anything missing… and finally he untied her..
Tadaaaaaaa…. He exclaimed her as she opened her eyes…
Wow!!! You did this!! She could not believe her eyes…. How.. why?? OMG.. u cooked… she could not control her happiness… she was so happy…
Yes mam… you were guessing my each and every step so accurately that I thought I would give you a surprise and tell you.. There are still many things you need to explore in me.. otherwise you would start taking me for granted…  they both giggled as they settled down for dinner.
They had their long awaited candle light dinner in peace!!