Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Remembering you!!

“Baba,  baba…what is the time to?” (reader’s don’t get confused cause this is a cute kid’s …me…vocabulary for asking the time”). “its 4:30”; he replied. The next moment I was ready in my trademark pink colored frock and was searching for matching shoes to wear …(fashion..fashion!!)  and sitiing on the rear seat of my ride...and ghooooooon!! went the Baja kooshter( can’t help it folks…scooter was kooshter then). ‘AP57356’, ..i am an amnesiac when it cames to names and numbers… but the former are the alphabets and numbers….i’ll never forget. The blue colored Bajaj scooter…prized possession of my father...his best friend.
There are fond memories of our long rides…of our unique sitting posture(I and my sister used to sit with our back towards baba’s back)…and we loved waving hands at people and it was like a competition for us… whoever got the more number of waves in return would be the winner. Whenever we studied maths near baba…  (well we were horrible at it…so the scoldings …and teary faces)…a ride on it was his compensation for his anger.  Know what!! I first learnt riding on it…just like my Baba it was so strong and dependable. How can I forget those short naps on it holding baba tightly…and everytime the ad of bajaj played on the idiot box…I and my lil sis would sing in chorus  “hamaaara bajaj…hamaaara bajaj.”
Durga puja festivals were like a get together occasion for the whole town of Rourkela…the roads would be jammed…and traffic ,which basically is never a problem in my hometown…would be at its  worst.. but ‘hamara Bajaj’ escaped slyly through the narrow twists and turns. One day I, and my parents went for purchasing the green and healthy delicacies…while returning as usual….the big kumbhakaran that I am…I slept holding my father…when we reached home, guess what? Mamma…she wasn’t there behind me…he he we left her in the market.. ( I guess my forgetfulness is an inherited trait ;)). Well she returned…I could see her sitting on a rikshaw with the bag of veggies and believe me the whole scene looked like a scene from history…I mean RaniLlakshmi bai sitting on a horse ready to attack her enemy. Well I and hamara bajaj were giggling..well, not literally but I felt it must also be having a great time.
It had been a part of our humanly emotions… smiles, tears, anger…it stayed with us for 25 long years ….and now its gone….!! My hero (baba), whom I had never seen cry…couldn’t control his emotions the day he bade it a goodbye.it was an indispensible part of our small family…yes biologically it is nonliving….but some emotional strings had wound us all together. They say man has come naked and will go naked…still I wish today it was still there with us. It had seen us prosper and seen us happy and sad….but it stood by us till the last….!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

APRIL 2nd, WORLD CUP 2011.......

The  day started with a prayer,
We don't ask much god, but
This world cup is Sachin's share.

Anxiety reached the mountain's top
Will India win the World Cup, and
Make every Indian's  heart stop?

Brilliant fielding coupled with bowling
We thought were doing the trick, till
Jayawardene silenced the crowd's howling.

With every stroke of his bat ...
Our apex beat had risen,
Will we be able to stop that?

With two seventy five runs to chase,
When Sachin and  Sehwag got out,
Can we get out of this tricky maze?

Gambhir and Kohli answered our worship,
Sailed us through the rough tides,
With a magnificent and daring partnership.

When Virat Kohli was caught out,
Lankans silenced the roaring crowd, but
Gambhir and Dhoni excelled without doubt.

Oh! Gambhir's out, We were in a fix...
But Yuvi filled his place perfectly
And Captain Dhoni finished it with a six.

What followed were happy and winning tears
hugs, laughter, shouting, celebrations, chaos
Yes! this world cup won't be forgotten for years....

One of the most memorable day in every Indian's life!!! :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011


"I expected that she would be there for me"; this was the statement that I blurted out, just a few days ago. It made me think about EXPECTATIONS..... what does it actually mean?? It means we predecide the reaction of a person on the other side,i.e, whether he should laugh/cry/get irritated...etc etc.
Parents expect that their children should get good grades in all subjects.How can they expect good grades in science when actually the kid is in love with history and is not interested in science.
Friend's expect.... I was there for her so he/she should be there for me.Well, maybe you did something for him /her, but you cannot decide whether they'll do something for you. Maybe they have some more important commitments then....maybe you are not as important to them as you treat them to be.
I expected he would play well, he normally does so. May be he is injured , may be he is not well, may be he didn't sleep last night....
How can we expect certain from completely different people...whose mentalities, working conditions, life itself... can never be like ours..because we definitely are different.
And then we say "EXPECTATIONS hurt". Yes!! they definitely will, because we think we can decide for others.
So, my dear friends...... the only person you can expect from is yourself and noone else, because you understand yourself better than you understand anyone else.