Salute...

A Day in the Office of the Universe

Kanchipuram:

On whose name you want to do the God offering…?

On my son name swamiji, Suresh…

What’s his star sign?

I am not sure Swamiji… Actually he is attending one important interview today… with God’s grace he should get this job.. All our Family only Hope lies on this... otherwise…

Oh Mother, Don’t cry infront of me after coming to god’s shrine... cry infront of Him, HE will look after your son’s job and your family.. Everything will come good for you… God is there…
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Hyderabad:

The child is all on his father’s face, isn’t it ma?

Yes… he would be thinking of you both now…

I am not going to talk to your son when he is back? How can he leave me like this?

You know his job? He got married to his job already before you came into his life...

You always support your son… I know…

It’s not like that... though he is in the meeting with the foreign delegates; his heart would always want to see his son out here… Tomorrow he would anyway be catching the early morning flight… just a matter of one night dear…

I know ma.. I know… I just can’t wait for him to see our son…
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Calcutta

I am not going… that’s it…

Are you mad? Till yesterday I was asking you to cancel this trip and you were hesitant, and today you have a flight and now you say you are not interested…

How can I leave my one week old wife? Tell me... there are still many things to explore...

What?

Ah...nothing... I mean, there are still many things to talk among ourselves and understand each other...Right...

Don’t bluff? I know what you meant? If you are so devoted to your newly wedded wife, then why did you agree?

What to do? Boss is just begging over phone... Says the other auditors are sick and this client being prestigious one, can’t postpone the audit… so I am the only one left...

So what are you upto? Are you going or not?

I have to dear…

Then leave na... why this drama early morning then…

Eh... a good idea... I will book a ticket for you too, we will both go, you stay in the hotel, I will finish of the Audit in a day… and let’s celebrate our Honeymoon there for a week, and the place isn’t bad for a newly wedded couple like us, what you say?

Not a bad idea from the most romantic person I have ever met in my life... I agree to it, only if you restrict your audit for a day and be with me for the remaining week for…

For…?

You only said na… to explore new things.. hahahah….
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Delhi

What? 5,00,000 for a night? This is too costly…

But you can’t get her for rate lesser than this? There are high bureaucrats ready to pay more than this. This is a subsidy discounted rate only for our leader…

Don’t forget, we have the power, can make you out of place, if you don’t agree with our pay…

Sir, this is not professional, you know the market rate and she is one of the top selling actresses... fans die to see her on the big screen…

Ok, last 3,00,000, finish the deal…

Oh god! It won’t work; I will be at loss…

Ok man, Will treat you separately… don’t worry… tomorrow he is attending a party meeting and would be staying there in the five star hotel… can you make arrangements for her to come there…

Moring or evening...

Early Morning better… she can leave from Hotel midnight…

Done sir, she will there at 05.45 AM… same hotel right...

Yes, yes... the same, where you brought last time…
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Mumbai

So what’s your plan for 12th December, it’s just few days left…?

Why? What’s so special?

Arae… it’s the day when one of the most Honest IPS officer was born to serve the country…

Hahah.. Oh my birthday…

How can you be so casual? I want it to be celebrated in a grand way…

Oh come on... You thought I am still younger…

So what? I can still challenge there isn’t many guys, who can compete with my hubby… you are as strong as any of the young IPS officers in our country...

Nobody can argue with you… but still if at all you want to spend my birthday, then let’s think in some constructive way… which would help the needy people…

I agree and I know you would say that... don’t worry, I will plan in such a way that it becomes the most memorable day in your life…

Thank you dear and yes today’s dinner food is excellent.. I don’t know why, but I enjoyed it very much... Both Stomach & Heart are full today…

Oh, that’s very surprising… thanks for your compliments…. Can we go for a walk dear… before we rest for the day... it’s just 9.45 PM...

(Phone rings…)

Hemant*... the phone is for you…

(after few mins)

Switch on the TV, there is an emergency... my country needs me…
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(A Year later)

Another Day in the Office of the Universe

Daddy, where is Mom? Couldn’t see her anywhere in the house…

She has gone to temple …

Oh Not again? Always temple... these mothers are all old fashioned… I am feeling hungry and she hasn’t prepared the breakfast yet…

Son, you know what’s the day today?

What?

26/11

… Oh... No… I completely forgot… The day I could have died…

Yeah… thanks to your mother who stopped you from going to work that day, since she had a bad dream…

Yeah… I remember, I was forced to sit at home that day only to see my colleagues being killed by the terrorists…

And she believes, it’s all because of the God she prays daily….

Sorry dad, I forgot...I read in the newspaper, there are people who lost their son who had to attend an Interview on that Deadly Day at the Hotel, couples who were in Hotel for their Honeymoon, bureaucrats who were staying in the Hotel to talk about country’s betterment, Foreign delegates and…

And who can forget Hemant Karkare & other service staff who left their life for saving fellow countrymen…

Yes Dad… they did…they certainly left their lives to be on our heart for ever… And we owe them a Royal Salute…

On your Front...SALUTE....

*Reference: HERE

2 comments:

Vikis said...

Very Touchy...

The ending is Awesome......

have to read it until end... to experience various emotions....

Princess said...

a beautiful tribute..

I Salute his and other officials' bravery and sacrifice.