Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Thank you very much to those who made me SMILE today :-)

Well, I thought that it would be just another day but it was so special because it is not just my birthday but i got some happy news...

I felt very happy to receive first wish from Princy at 6 o' clock the morning... Many thanks to Cyril, Praba, Princy, Kavitha, Bala, Dom, Simi, my Anni's, Dolphin, Deeptimai, Arun, Vasu, Maha, Sangeetha, Sasi, Jaibal, Jai for remembering my birthday and wishing me good... That was very nice of you all...

You really made me smile and made my day more happier :-)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

When a friend becomes stranger…

It was a Sunday night and I was hurrying to the bus stand to catch my bus. When I reached, the bus stand was heavily crowded. Bus stand is the place where you can see all kinds of feelings… It will always be packed with lots of actions – hurrying, shouting, running, tension…

After a little struggle, I found my bus… When I was about to get into the bus, I felt a little vibration inside my heart which was passed from the eyes. I couldn’t identify what kind of feeling that was. But the cause for the feeling was, I saw my good old friend with her mother. We were best friends during college days and because of some reasons we no longer talk with each other. It has been more than 4 years since I talked with her and more than 3 years since I saw her. I don’t know whether she noticed me, but I didn’t want to go and talk to her. It was a surprise that she was also traveling along with me to Bangalore that night on the same bus.

It wasn’t more than 8 months we had friendship during our college days but I can certainly say that her friendship was one of the best things I had in my life during those days. Our friendship broke because of misunderstandings and few other reasons. Nevertheless, I always have good wishes for her.

The bus started towards Bangalore and she was sitting few seats in front of me. I don’t know what kind of feelings I was undergoing at those moments. It was a strange feeling to see one of your best friends as stranger. It was a mixture of little ego about what had happened earlier yet having the same feelings of friendship, care and love. Even if your best friend becomes stranger, you still will have best wishes for him/her inside your heart. I wanted to turn my concentration somewhere else; I started looking outside the window. Lights of the opposite vehicles were passing my eyes quickly, so as the days we had friendship.

After a while, I saw that she was struggling to close her window. I noticed that no one was ready to help her. I wanted to go and help her because I didn’t want her to struggle. For few moments, I almost wanted to resume the friendship, but then I felt that she is on her own way now and I am on my own way and we are just doing well in that. We have to let go certain things in our life just for the goodness of few persons whom we love and care the most. Inside I felt very happy for her, because I know that now she must be keeping her mother and little sister happy after she started going to job.

I didn’t know how I slept, but when I woke up, the bus was nearing madiwala, where I had to get down. Surprisingly she also got down at the same place. I still don’t know whether she noticed me or not. She started walking in the direction where she has to go and certainly that was not the direction I have to go; I started walking towards my house.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Some unexpected thrills...

It was a Saturday night and I was so bored to sit at home. I called Jaibal whether he can come along with me to a movie. There is a small theater near by, so we decided to go there and watch whatever the movie that is being screened. After a while, Jaibal told me that he had asked his friends to take the tickets, so we can go on time to theater.

When we went there, I saw two of his friends waiting there at the entrance. I noticed that lots of crowd at the ticket counter since it was Saturday night. It looked like it was not just me who was bored. When we approached the door, one of his friends told to the gate-keeper (who is checking the tickets to let people inside the theater), “they are my friends only, let them in…” Then the gate-keeper allowed us inside. Neither of his friends was holding the tickets. I asked them with surprise, “where are the tickets?”. They laughed and told, “We cannot go and stand in queue to get ticket. I have given some money to the gate-keeper, that’s all”. He grinned.

Even after the movie started, I was restless. I was thinking, ‘What if the others know that we don’t have ticket. The gate-keeper got the money so he let us in, but what if they come and check the tickets now??’ I asked Jaibal, “what if they caught us without ticket?”. He smiled and told, “Just enjoy the risk, and don’t think too much of what will happen… If you are in, you are in. That’s all… Enjoy the moments like this, you won’t get such moments later!”

He was somehow right that I won’t get such moments later, because I won’t even think of going without ticket. But it was a thrilling experience that I had on that day. It was a great fun watching the movie with them. Making comments for each and every scene, screaming, shouting, laughing… It was a great fun! In between, Jaibal’s friends were shouting like “we are the only one to watch movies without tickets… can anyone do it”… They were shouting like anything. But thank God! The sound of the movie suppressed their voice.

Nevertheless, I was so thrilled to watch the movie in that way. It was a great fun! Don’t ask me which theater and which gate-keeper… I wont tell names :D

Monday, February 11, 2008

Small thing that teaches great lesson...

Few days back, we were celebrating one of my cousin's birthday... It was totally an unplanned celebration. Nevertheless, we all were in full spirit of joy to have fun. I had my Sony handy cam, so we were shooting whatever was happening, making fun of each other... We also didn't forget to shoot each one's opinion on how they feel about the birthday boy.

We enjoyed a lot, got tired and slept. After we woke up in the morning, we all gathered and wanted to play whatever we filmed during the birthday celebration. It is always a fun to watch ourselves on the television especially if it involves some crazy things that we did in the past. More than just fun, each one started feeling that, their voice is totally different when they heard themselves from whatever we shot last night. For me, my voice was not the voice i usually imagine how it would be heard by others. But others told that, my voice was exactly the same as they usually hear.

Everyone felt that their voice is only differing when hearing on the video though other's voice on the video is the same as they usually hear when they talk. It was quite surprising and to be frank, it was not easy to accept the fact. Because whenever i speak i usually think this is how my voice would be heard by others, but the fact is not the same.

More than a fun, it actually induced me a deep thought in a different perspective. Whenever we talk or do something, we always think this is how it would reach others, but the fact might be different. The way people see it or hear it or receive it might be totally different than what we think. No wonder, why so many conflicts or so many misunderstandings that we see in our day to day life even in the situations where we feel that we were right. It is important to understand how others feel about whatever we do or say rather than just concluding by ourselves that it is how it would be received and later getting into a situation where the fact is different...