Circle of Love

28 07 2011

She had a bond with me that was totally unbreakable.. she was my best of friends.. I used to accompany her everywhere.. and then came a time when she found a new friend.. someone who occupied her whole day.. she was left with very little time for me now.. I was so heartbroken.. and then she introduces the friend to me.. I was shattered.. slowly the friend occupied her days entirely.. there were days when we both spent time mindlessly chatting.. now she hardly has time to say good day.. I was so shaken that I told this to him.. and he said, it’s about time.. I was caught by surprise.. to that he said.. our daughter has chosen well.

I waited and waited for her to return only to tell her our decision and kiss her to sleep, and all I did was only wait longer.. and finally she came with him laughing cheerfully.. she was surprised that I was waiting.. and dint know what to say.. she said.. “amma”

I waved goodbye to him along with her.. smiling brightly.. and asked her about him.. she hesitated.. I smiled.. she said ma I …. him.. I said, I know.. she said amma…? I said appa and I have spoken.. and if you wish to, we are game.. happiness gleamed in her eyes.. she was in all smiles totally caught by surprise.. she ran to the road and yelled deii…

He came running and barked loudly and licked my feet.. I picked him up and my 4-year-old smiled brightly.. she said amma I call him tom.. I said OK let us clean him and make a kennel for him tomorrow.. can we get some rest now?

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Feelings :'(

16 07 2011

I’m gonna pen what all i’m gonna miss from the quarters i grew up in.. the quarters that has been an integral part of practically all my life’s important phases (entire school life.. college life.. 1 yr office.. and marriage)

there weren’t many friends from inside the quarters for me.. even the ones i had, eventually moved outside the quarters as time moved on (i’m still in contact with them thou)… but it cannot replace the time when we all got back from different schools and went walking (read jumping playing running giggling) to hindi class talking stuff that happened in school..

the maths tuition that was just outside the quarters..

the watch man uncle who used to smile at me when ever i took my mommy’s vandi outside.. (not to mention his smile was just to watch if i’m going properly and if not complain to my kovil going mom at unearthly hours like 4AM.. “amma papa kitta vandi kudukkadhinga.. rash-a otturanga” naa kekkuren 40kmph lam oru fast a?)

the auto men.. whom i just have to mention the sabha’s name in mylapore.. and they’ll take me there even if i sleep for the entire journey.. and if i dont have the cash that they ask for, (andha kaasu irundha LIC building-a velaikki vangalam.. anyhow..) they’l collect it from my house…

running to my friend’s house which was blocks apart in the pretext of lending and borrowing class notes.. just to shout her name and laugh from the road…

going around everywhere with my mom in her bike 🙂

the walking sessions with my dad eating veppam-kozhundhu (tender neem leaves)

stealing marudhani leaves with amma from around the quarters…

the community hall.. (where thoppa vilundha “youngsters” play tennis everyday)

the maram.. chedi.. kodi…

the yellow and white carpet of flowers during spring…

the arajagam that we do in the middle of the road..

i digress to exemplify the arajagam..

my house was in a building in the corner left of the main lane.. we park our dad’s bike across the main lane (blocking ppl who go) and play badminton specifically at peak hours and unearthly hours.. and shout at people who cross us..

play holi in the middle of the road.. talk all that we want at the top of our voices, crack jokes and laugh so loudly that some people peep out to see if the sky is crashing (ok thats an exaggeration about the sky crashing part)

drive rashly inside the quarters.. and make the vehicle jump five feet after the speed breaker ended… etc..

aah.. i’m gonna miss these simple pleasures…

i’m back..

saying hi to any x y z aunty who says… evlooo chinna ponna irundha inga varappo… (ippovum apdiye irukka mudiyuma?)

alternate day 1 hour morning hassle to fill water in every spoon possible inside the house.. taking bath exactly when it is closing time of that precious 1 hour.. making a mess inside the house with the hose pipe.. (and getting blasted for that)

the hospital.. and the nurse i am still scared of.. the sessions with the homeo doctor who got retired.. exam nu poi sollitu evlo naal i would have cut the queue only to tell her the medicine worked.. i’m fine now 🙂

the iron maan (isthri kaaran) who used to beautifully press my dance costumes to shape.. i once went and called him watch man uncle and he was upset with me for about a week 🙂

the walls that leak profusely.. the most beautiful balcony..

innum naraya things i’ll miss… but ‘ll stop here 🙂

i’ll still take the road inside the quarters to go anywhere past it.. promise 🙂

Update:

i missed the saying Hi to chandramoulishwarar from inside the quarters part… he’s the Shivan in the chandramoulishwarar kovil near the quarters.. 🙂





Shall i tell you a secret??

26 06 2010

Its 3Pm, sudha and madhu are walking out of their history class.. slowly they  collect their items and leave the school gates.. all the way they were discussing that days happening in their class.. suddenly sudha pipes, “hey shall i tell you a secret??” and madhu immediately starts listening,

sudha:you know what? girls in my class are telling that, the locked up room behind the auditorium is haunted…!!

madhu: jokeing no?

suha: hey no di.. really my class girls are saying.. and itseems some even went and saw..

madhu: this is surely a lie

sudha: hey why don’t we both go check it out tomorrow?

madhu: ok.. i’l come. but only because you are calling.. lets go alone.. lets not take any one else.. we’l go and investigate for ourselves

sudha: hey thanks ya.. i wanted to go and prove them wrong.. i am sure they are playing TheFool with me

madhu: ok tomorrow morning we start early and look into this before going to class

sudha: ok fine

with this they take their cycles and ride home….

***********tomorrow morning************

sudha: madhu..? hey madhu…!

madhu: coming..

sudha: ready a? shall we go?

madhu: Maaa, im leaving with sudha, she has to copy some notes in history…

madhu: ya ready come…!

maa: ok ma be careful. bye madhu, bye sudha…!

and they reach school in a matter of 2 minutes since its 6 30Am and there is no traffic..

parking their cycles they rush to their class, put their bags, and meet near the auditorium.

sudha: hey i’m so exited yaa

madhu: shhh we have to keep our ears and eyes open, come

sudha: ya ok..

and they walk towards that room.. there’s a gentle breeze and absolute silence except for the ruffle of the trees..

they both approach the room… and peek through the window..

suddenly…

sudha? madhu? what in the name of god are you both doing here so early in the morning

Sudha & Madhu: aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh….!

Sudha & Madhu: you idiot jaya! you scared us beyond words…! why did you come here..?

jaya: i came to collect my notebook di… maths test is there i remembered it in the morning only.. i left my classwork notebook here in the audi yesterday during the culturals.. so came to get it.. thats when i noticed you both walking so secretly… what is it??

madhu: in sudha’s class it seems thay are telling that this room is haunted.. and i wanted her to understand that there is nothing like that..

jaya: oh that a?

sudha: hey you also know a?

jaya: thats nothing di.. they are simply telling stories, even i believed at first.. then i went and saw.. there’s nothing.. just and old left out room.. they dint open it for long and its just being used to keep brooms.. thats why its like this

madhu: sudha? enough a?

sudha: ya di.. now only i’m relaxed..

jaya: you want to see that room a?

madhu: ya di

jaya: ok come..there’s an entrance for it from the audi.. its not so scary after all

all three go and see the room…

madhu turns to call jaya… but…

jaya has vanished….?





Coffee

31 10 2009

Coffee… mm mm a strong refreshing smacky coffee starts my day… with out that beverage, something is jus not complete.. when some thing is sought after or i’m analyzing, my coffee is my pal… when it rains at night, oh its the ultimate company! who doesn’t like to gaze out of the window experiencing the mild sprinkle of the rain outside whilst sipping hot coffee from our mugs… or it be IM with friends around 2am at night having a coffee.. makes my thoughts drift to school days! coffee is best when i have to discuss something.. whether i drink it or not, the refreshing aroma itself makes the conversation long and good.. we might have started somewhere and would have digressed an gone else where.. and only when the coffee becomes cold or when the waiter comes to clean our table do we realize the passage of time.. coffee.. i can still feel its aroma thou i’m not sipping from a mug right now…





the entire road saw us like we were nuts!

23 07 2009

Yeah its one of my topsy turvy experiences again! me and 2 of ma frns walked out, and came near vani mahal.. we were supposed to get a share auto to anna nagar.

a little peek into the past… i’m used to getting share autos from rountana to nilgiris with my frnd who goes near the depot.. and 2 other friends go til mogappair.. so those 2 take the golden flats share auto and i take anna nagar west with the other girl..

this was imprinted in my head.
a share auto appears – the 2 with me dint know to read tamil (as if i’m a tamil pundit, yet i knew to join alphabets) – i read golden flats and murmered “Po da i wont come in ur auto” while waving No to the driver guy..
only after it picked speed all of us realised that all our destinations were before thirumangalam which either share auto would have to pass thru..
it took a minute for this fact to sink in.. an the 3 of us started giggling like mad at this.. and the passers by looked at us like as thou we lost our screws in the top floor :O only they dint know wat happened that we were laughing so hard 😀








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