7 Days

A Mad Man Story

First Day

Shall we bunk the next class Suraj?

Pagal hai kya, I can’t bunk Microbiology classes and all...

Eh once this class is through, you will be off to your home town, and then you wont be back for a week...

So what?



Nothing… (Don’t you understand, I’m already started missing you yaar…)

If you want to score good marks in first semester, then don’t even think of bunking class…

Ok... (You and your exams… you are very selfish yaar, you only think about yourself and your priorities...kabhi kabhi tho friends ka kayal rakho yaar)

You know what? I am very excited that I would be travelling back to my home town tonight… I was keeping my fingers crossed if sir would grant my leaves, thank god, he finally did...

Yeah, I was also hoping that you get your leaves yaar…

I know... you were hoping when you will get some mukhti from me, so that you can be free... Enjoy man, Enjoy... I won’t trouble you for one week…

Hah (Eh know what? I was wishing badly that you get your leaves as I know that would make you the most happiest person in the world, but once you got your leaves sanctioned, somehow I wasn’t the same cheerful one...Hmm… you see 7 days without you is bit difficult ya!)

You See…I know you would have a nice time with Nithya in my absence…

Hah… (Nithya might be my darling… but you are my friend yaar… I miss you much than her… You know what!
Everybody gets time to talk to you & likewise you get interested in everyone's life, but unfortunately i'm not in that 'everyone' list.. I miss you so much even when you are in the college, so you can't even imagine how much i would miss when you are away... anyway... Tum kya samjogi!)

Fourth Day

VENKAT, VENKAT!!

Yes, ye... yes Madam…

What are you looking at? How many times do you want me to call your name? What is that you see through the window?

Nothing... Mam... I was... I was just listening to you...

Listening to me ah! Then tell me what am I asking you?

Ah... Hmm... Mam….

If you keep on day dreaming like this, then forget passing this semester…

Sorry mam… I wasn’t well...

Now don’t act in front of me... I am watching you for two three days, you look very dejected, less attentive, doesn’t show any interests on the lectures…

Mam… nothing like that Mam…

If this situation continues, I would definitely like to meet your father…

No mam... I am sorry… I will be more alert from now…

“I will be more alert from now”... Ah... Sit Down…

Fifth Day

Yaar, is there any value for lambda?

Lambda? Woh kya hota hai? (What’s that!!!?)

Oh God, Venkat, only yesterday Mam was giving a big lecture on it…

Oh is it?

Where were you yaar?

Yaar Amit... Mann nahi kar raha hai yaar…

Kya mann nahi kar raha hai? What happens to you yaar? One week you keep joking around, suddenly for two days you look as if you missed the first day first show of your favourite movie! Kya baath hai bhai…

Araa, kuch nahi... Ok, you were asking something? Some bombda…

Yeah...Bombda, Dombda... Kaambda… you fool, it is Lambda!

Oh yeah... Lambda... which place is it?

Forget it, I will lose even the little bit of hair I have… Call Suraj nah… she would be the better person to say… even in the middle of the night, if you wake her up… she can still give a half an hour session on it…

Poor yaa... Leave her... let her enjoy her much needed break…

Just I took your mobile yah... You are grabbing it back as if I’ve started making an ISD call on it... What man! Suddenly where did you get so much of energy...?

No I thought you are going to dial her…

Tho kya hua…

Nothing… (You idiot I think of calling her every 1 hour and ask her what is she doing, where did she go, how is she enjoying her leaves, what did she had for breakfast, what…)

Hello, hello boss! Lost again?

Nothing... Let’s go (I am afraid to call her, what if she gets irritated, instead of saying hello, what if she greets me with a question ‘what’?... oh god, I will bang my head on the same phone, if she does that… let her be happy in her world.. anyway just few days, she will be back)

Sixth Day

Why didn’t you call me yesterday?

I was studying nithya…

I will believe if someone says whole Kashmir is under India control, but you studying... never!

Hah…

Can’t you even smile a bit if I joke…?

Oh it was a joke is it? Sorry... didn’t notice it....eh you know... Suraj is at her best when she start cranking jokes… you know she is exactly a child, who can laugh at simple things… and masha allah! When she smiles, it’s a pleasant sight to watch...

Yeah… it‘s so nice being with her…

You bet… I’m just so glad that she is my best friend….

Why you don’t say the reverse?

What?

You are so glad that you are her friend?

I didn’t get you...

I mean you said “I am so glad that she is my best friend”... why don’t you say “I am so glad that I’m her best friend”...

Galti hogayi yaar… leave me…

Ok, if you insist...

Thank you mata (eh... you know... you have a point.. I wish I could say that one day... But I’m never sure yaar...)

Good boy… You know when I think of Suraj, I see her as a River…

River?

Yeah River… it keeps flowing, it keeps going, going… and going... It doesn’t stop for none…

Hmm... Interesting…

You can be in the river and have a nice time with it... but you can never think of grabbing the River, you can never think of making the River yours… can you?

No…

But when you are in the River, it gives you all the happiness, it serves you in the same way, as it serves everyone else... but you can never try to possess it... dip your hand inside a river and try possessing it… you will left with nothing…

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But at the same time, try to flow along with River, it will help you, it will guide you, it will teach you… but beware the river is fast moving… unless you are trained, it’s very difficult to keep up the pace of the river…

But Nithya…

Wait, I am not finished yet… And more importantly can you ever think of taking the river back home? Never right…

I agree… But there are fishes that live inside River and go along with it right.. so gifted to be with that River always...Cant I be that fish?

Unfortunately God has created you as Venkat and not a fish... hahah…

I am not sure if I have got what you wanted me to say..

you know what? you are like that person who went to write an open book exam. The question was there, the answer was readily available on the book, you know where you can get the answer from that book. But...

But...

But you are still reluctant & adamant to see the book. You keep on thinking for the answers...and ultimately... time passes by & you end up failing the exam...

Oops...this is even more difficult to understand ya...

Okay, let me give you another example... suppose imagine you have a big 100 litre water can... and you have kept it reserve only for a person say X. unfortunately, the person X doesn’t get thirsty at all… even if X does get thirsty, it’s a small micro mini cup that X holds to receive water from you. So if you try to pour water from your 100 litre water can to that mini cup, what will happen?

It can over flow…

Right, it can overflow…. So either you should look around who has a big cup to receive water so that you not only help them but also your water doesn’t get wasted or If you don’t want to give water to anyone else then just be satisfied in filling this micro mini cup.

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But remember don’t over pour the water as that X doesn’t need it. If you keep on over pouring the Water, X might completely stop coming to you. All X need is just 1 micro mini cup to be filled and that too once in a while… Got it?

I think your previous example was little clearer to me… this completely gone above my head…

Hahah… ok... no probs... chalo, let’s have golgappa…

Oh yeah…

(Poor venkat, how much you miss your friend… I know you would be too excited if I talk about her…that’s the reason why I was keen in discussing about her, but I thought you would get my point, you didn’t… no problem.. You are such a sweet boy… one day you would understand...)

Seventh Day

Hi…

Hi… (Just hi… Suraj you are coming after 7 days yaar... just a hi… with no excitement... hmm..i've read that "no matter how good a friend someone is, they're going to hurt you every once in awhile and you must forgive them for that,” but i too have a limit in getting hurt yaar)

Did vani complete the Lambda theory?

I think so... (To hell with Lambda yaar… everybody talks about it here... and I thought you would first ask me how I’m here)

Lot of lectures to catch up yaar…

Yeah... (I too have lot of things to catch yaar.. about your 7 days.. about your 168 hours.. about your 700000 heart beats.. will you ever update me those.. or will it be another 1001th question left unattended!)

Ok, we still have some time before the first class starts, chalo, let’s have some Tea and come… Call Amit…

Oh yeah... will do... how we can go without him… (Is it so important to call him? How many times do you think he would have thought about you in this one week…, Sigh...? One more precious tea time gone waste with the whole gang…)

So how are you...? I bet all your excitement would be down once you saw me today...

Hah… (If that’s your belief on me… it would have been better if you didn’t ask about my well being at all...)

Nithya doing well? She must be happy seeing me offline for a week, as she could spend her entire time with you... right…

Hope so… (arae yaar… poor nithya, she had to talk only about you to keep me exciting.. otherwise I was such a boring creature for this whole week…)

Did you call Amit?

Kardiya yaar... kardiya… (Nithya was Right… You are a River... can’t think of holding you only for me… I can just take a dip and enjoy my bath...and thank you for your help… nothing more and nothing less than that.. I should stop expecting things from you)

Ok, he doesn’t seem to be coming, chalo let’s not wait for him…

OK YAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRR (Yes! Yes! Yes! But will you say the same thing if I don’t come tomorrow and Amit joins you…or will you insists for me to join?)

Some people don’t learn the lessons well even after so many failed attempts… Only time can teach them…

Some people don't want to learn the lesssons as they prefer failing… Only God can teach them…

3 comments:

Rekha said...

U HAVE GONE MAAAAAAAAD!!!!

Raz said...

i lowe rekha's comment......

Anonymous said...

"Some people don't want to learn the lesssons as they prefer failing… Only God can teach them…"

This is some way of learning to live with pain.. A neat story flow..

This story made me to remember one of my brother (exactly brothers friend). He is very possessive and he wants me to be a most caring more than i do to my own brother.. I may avoided sharing things with him as he is too young.. But he used to fight with me for this..

Cool stuff again.. Sasi