Thursday, November 27, 2008

Blabbering: Two friends chat after another bloody 26th

Note: This is a real chat and not my imagination. A few of foul words have been used here by both of us but please do not assume that we are foul mouthed guys. This was written in the heat of the moment.  

MF---My friend

MF: kya ho raha hain be ye .
ME: is desh ko inspector lobo ki zarurat hai
MF: heheh sach me.
ME: man...i may be joking...but this is seriously bad..
MF: yeah for sure.. its horrible
    can u imagine
    they ran off in police van itself !
ME: yes..saw the news
    cricket tour cancelled, champions league in doubt
    101 killed
    shit shit shit...
MF: u mean england going back or we r not going to our nex tour
ME: england goin back
MF: oh
    shane warne says..he is nt coming to india
MF: oh damn
ME: its not worth the risk
    ponting wants champions league to be shifted somewhere else...
MF: that f****r will always want it to b shifted
    here ppl are still dying
    and these ppl are bothered about their cricket
ME: i had the same feeling
    i dont know...what can be done to stop this carnage every now and den..
MF: its v.difficult to stop this i guess
ME: was that a pakistani terrorist attack..
MF: dont know .. thats wot they r suspecting
ME: nuclear attack on pakistan..saala...destroy the whole f*****g country
    na rahega bajegi baansuri
MF: yeah and they 'l destroy ours ! they r mad !
    saale even we wont stay after that
    the remaining elements of that country will screw us
ME: i know..i was blabbering....
    i was not serious
MF: hehe ok
ME: violence is not always the solution
    but sometimes it is..
MF: but u know non violence is not working either
ME: u should know..when to use it and when not to use it..
    and how to use it for maximum effect
MF: hmm right
    i hope this is the final wake u call to our country 1!! 
ME: this damn country doesnt wake ...
    how many times they will try
    i am gonna be IPS.....
    and kick these guys in the butt
MF: hehe .. everyone thinks the same when an attack happens
    i want to be black cat commando ! 
ME: i know..i was not serious once again..
    i was blabbering
MF: ok ok ur blabbering a lot these days
ME: if I cannot stop violence..atleast I can spread peace..
     once again blabbering...never mind
MF: its ok
    i understand ur feelings
ME: everybody is feeling the same...
    aaj mujhe manager mujhe bole to m**r lunga uski...
MF: hehehehe
ME: bolunga....log mar rahe hai..aur tujhe proj ki padi hai
MF: hheheheh pagal ho gaya hain tu
ME: this was not blabbering.....
    this was serious..
MF: ohh ok
ME: dont mess with me today...
MF: ok ok
ME: hehe 
    abe kya rakha hai MBA mein...
    sab bakwaas hai
MF: haan main kal yahi bol raha tha
    soch IIM-A se MBA kiya
    aur phir taj me rehne ko mila aur taj me mara
    phir kya use of slogging all the way
ME: thats a really novel thought....
    thank god...I didnt give CAT seriously
MF: heheh seriously i thought the same thing yest . thank god i dint get overjosh to do well in             life.
     yaaar i feel now its time to leave this country cuz u alone cant do anything
ME: nope...that will be the last thing that will come to me
     i am not gonna desert this country
MF: nobody is deserting . i wont go for this reason but just feel that u shud not lose ur life to this     for no fault of urs
ME: dats true...
    but if fate means you to lose...give it a good fight anyhow
MF: u know ... sometimes i feel .. wot can i do as a citizen to make a difference
ME: cannot leave...
MF: but wot do u do here by staying also ? when was the last time u voted during elections?
ME: i hv never voted...
MF: see if u dont even vote .. ?the slightest difference also u wont make
ME: bt its not like...i dont want to vote... I am staying away from home... 
    i cannot vote in bangalore..
MF: hmmm
ME: and I dont wanna use unfair means to be able to vote..
MF: hmmm
ME: atleast we can make a difference to our immediate spread peace, 
       love(s**) and maintain a healthy work and living
MF: hehehe ok ok
ME: so that no body else from outside with not so good intention can pollute...
MF: ok ok
    and study for snap cuz u will b put up in 3-4 star hotels after that atleast ur life wont b in               danger
ME: hehe....I am just gonna do my job...what will happen...happen
    you know..when I went to give IIFT..
    I met a guy before the exam,,,,
    who irritated me to hilt...with his problems and bad luck and his unable to give good                       performance in exams and his no job...and so and so...
MF: heheh 
ME: I wish...I could have been more sympathetic to him and given him encouragement.. :(
MF: arrre koi nahi be . now exam ke time tu bhi kya kar sakta hain
ME: but the point was...not about having problems...but how to deal with them..
    this guy was looking defeated
MF: hmmm... see sometimes u just give up hope u cant blame him ,when all roads look blocked u cant pose like an ideal man !
ME: i am not blaming anybody...but I dont see a point in being depressed...
MF: well.. we r not in his siutation to understd exactly the feeling
ME: I am having problems as well..and they are serious too..
    well..may be u are right..
MF: the problems and resistance level of each person is diff
ME: but even If I imagine myself in his shoes...i dont think..that I had be so sad so as not to smile
    everybody is different
MF: yah i mean before the exam there is no point in thinknig that ur a loser !
    thats the last thing i wud want to do !
    btw i dont think we ever think we r losers
ME: exactly....this is the point....
    courage and confidence will be the last things on my 'to lose list'
MF: yeah true i agree
ME: karna dharna kuch hai nahi..bas courage aur confidence ka jhanda lekar hum chillate rehte hain
    we are biggest hypocrites..
MF: hehehehe...
   abe ab tu details me mat jaa
ME: details..kya sach hi bol raha hun
MF: hmmmyeah
ME: abhi tak maine kuch kiya to hai bolun ki maine courage dikhaya ho
    tune shayad kiya ho :)
MF: hehehe.. nothin which i recollect that bold..
    well.. wot the police who lost their lives did yesterday that is courage
ME: yes...
    even, once I hit continuous three sixes in an over when required 25 runs to win in the last over...
    that was courageous
    we lost by 1 run though..
MF: hehehe.. like that i bowled 4 overs and gave 2 runs and picked 3 wickets against my seniors and turned the match .. though it became a tie. heheeh so     thats courage at low level
    but actually thats not courage
    thats bakc***i waala courage
ME: i know..i was blabering once again
MF: real courage will b tested someday and we will know that day
ME: yeah..

Saturday, November 22, 2008

One fine night

I was in [No] mood to write today. I was sitting whole day at home. Doing nothing, but wasting time in a usual nonchalant manner.[Now, would you believe it? Read the first sentence. I wrote, 'I was in a mood to write today'. But in mind, I was writing,'I was in no mood to write today'. I missed 'No'. May be I was destined to write today.]. Lets move forward. Talking about doing nothing, and waiting for something to happen, which I could rant, reminds me of  an incident, when I was still in school. I had a friend, who stastically speaking was a couple of years junior to me. For the record, his name was (we are not in contact now) Gunjan(a boy). Mentioning 'a boy is necessary becauseI know someone who shares this name and is not a boy. Moving forward, he comes to me one fine afternoon and says, 'bhaiya, aaj paper mein maine padha tha, ki aaj mujhe kuch meetha khane ko milega. Maine shaam tak wait kiya. Kuch meetha nahi mila to maine bazaar jaa kar mithai kha liya'.Ok, move it forward, man!!

So, it happened, that nothing happened when whole day I was something to happen. It became dark soon. I just took a jacket(yes, winter is here) and stepped outside. I regretted it soon after and came unscathed in a little over 20 mins. I guess, I was destined to be hit by some speeding truck or atleast a drunk rick kid on car today. It had to be my innocent looking face beneath which I hide all my anhumanly thoughts and tendencies, that God decided otherwise, and I was only hit  twice with lightweight harmless articles. 

First hit. I was crossing the road and when I reached the middle of it, avoiding and bucking evrything, I was hit by an aeroplane. A paper aeroplane. Right in the forehead, just above my right eye. The plane dropped on the road, shamelessly.  'Ok, well, that was nothing', I thought and moved ahead. 

I was going inside a general store to buy myself a chocolate. As I was moving in, I got hit by a chocolate wrapper. It missed my eye by a hair. As it happened, a guy was coming out with a chocolate, and he was in a hurry to taste it. The chocolate went inside his mouth and its wrapper hit me. Ofcourse, I was soon being tested with bouncers. 'Oh, I am sorry, I was aiming it somewhere else. That was not intentional. I am really sorry.' 'Its Ok, no problem, it happens!' I said and moved past him inside the store. This was my second hit.

I took the chocolate and while I was paying,  the boy who was working there told the owner of the shop,' jo sahab pehle chocolate le rahe the na, unhone yahin par chocolate khol diya aur uska kagaz aisa pheka ki  ee sahab ko ekdum aankh mein jaa kar laga'. I said that, that was nothing. 
The owner said,'main aapko bata deta hun ki , ye hindustaniyon ke paas kabhi dimag nahi aayega!'. 

Startled by his remark at first, I just said,'Aapke pas hai na?'.

P.S-Just wanted to share this. Have you watched Dasvidaniya? I doubt, if you have heard the name. Its a small, low profile movie. My take-go for it. It will please you more than most mindless entertainers that are coming off late. 

Thursday, November 13, 2008

God's Morning Joke

All of a sudden, I have become very conscious of my waistline. No, it has not increased upto alarming levels, not yet. But, time moves very fast. And if we dont keep track of it, it will move us out of track. I am proud of my waistline, in the sense, that, I can still boast , that it is more or less the same as it was during college days. Sitting in front of 'white screen with black boundaries with letters dancing in it' for long hours has not affected my waistline too much. And when my peers and friends say that ,'abe, tu to waisa hi hai', I take it as a compliment. But for how long? I realised that I am hovering over a thin line that separates, what you can call a 'hatta katta swasth banda' and a 'mota banda'. I am in a age group where, we often neglect the thin line in our pursuit of growth, money, power, career(almost synonyms of each other) that we invariably trip on the wrong side. So, I decided to take the plunge before it gets too late. So, what  am I going to do? Or rather how am I going to do?

Among other things, with steely determination, I have started to go for a morning walk. So what, if I am going in jeans. Lack of suitable clothes  can not stop me from starting. Determination has been pushing me from bed  for last three  early mornings. But, I will be tested in coming days. Winter is crawling slowly. Air is already cool and scented with the its fragrance. I hope to keep my ground.

Talking of morning walks, I remember an incident. 
Nightouts were an integral part of my college life.(They still are. Though the frequency has decreased). I had a weird habit of going for a walk in the mornings on most of those nightouts. I believe, it gave me a sense of achievement, a feeling of doing something good, after wasting time in nights. So, it was one of those days, when I was sitting on my bed parallely to  the backdoor which I had left open to welcome the dawn. (It was ground floor). I reckon, it was around 5:00 AM and it was still dark outside, when I opened outside wooden door.(Left the inside webbed door closed ) I had pulled my running shoes from under the bed and started reading something, as I waited for 'some light' to come outside. After about 15 mins, I turned to see towards the door. And, I saw a person(I am inclining to say man, but I didnt see the face). In plain white clothes, he was trying to see, who is sitting inside the webbed doors. I rushed to the door. But he was gone. I opened the door violently and rushed outside. But he was GONE!! Absolutely, no human presence anywhere near was visible. Honestly speaking, I was more curious than scared. 

Was it God's joke to pull me out of my room and announce that the dawn has indeed come? If yes, then he succedded. As I went for a morning walk soon after.