Monday, June 29, 2009

The 'Proposal'

Disclaimer: All characters are fictitious.It is based on the writers imagination.This is an exclusive fiction work.

Since childhood I actually never knew the definition of life. In this event ,I have seen many people who explained me the concept of life. It would be strange to say that life is an enigma,may be a hypothesis to be precise.No one knows it well.There has been many instance in my life when I've seen ups and downs.There has been times when I had no one to stand aside and say a word or few as solace.For a moment I felt I was longing to meet someone.May be this some one was Mandy,my best friend.We both studied in the same Engineering college.I know her from the first week itself.How innocent she would be?.She was courteous and her mannerism was appreciable.She respected each and everyone in this globe. She was a simple and honest girl to be precise.

"Mandeep Kaur," is what she is called by most of her friends.
But she was "Mandy" for me. "Sweet and Naughty Mandy" is what I call her.
It was 2006 and our regular lectures had commenced. I had taken Electronics stream.Since I used to live in a hostel,we were devoid of something called time management.Our practicals used to start sharp at 9 pm.It was the first time I met Mandy.I was going to my college.I used my bicycle for travelling purpose.


"Hey Excuse me! ," I heard some one calling me as I moved .
"I guess you are from Shiromani Khalsa Engineering College na," She asked me.
"Yes, I'm ," I replied.
"If you don't mind could you take me with you," she smiled.
"What!!," I remained stunned. Why would a stranger ask me to take her with me.
"I mean could you drop me till college," She said.
"Yeah Sure," I said and asked her to sit behind me.

"Me Mandeep," she said
"Yeah me Sandeep Singh," we shooked our hands.
Perhaps that was the first time we met.It was a rainy day in the month of August .

She ran for the class as soon as we reached the college.For a moment I wondered if this girl was alright.As usual I went for the lecture as late as I could.

It was our "Electronics"Pracs. "May I come in Ma'am," I asked my teacher to permit me to enter the class.I scanned through the entire class to get a glance of Mandeep.
"Is this the time to come," she grimaced.
"Sorry Ma'am ,first lecture forgive me," I said.

Finally after begging and pleading ,she asked me to enter the class.This begging trick works for me and I can proudly call myself as beggar of Khalsa college.I don't mean the other beggar sitting at streets.

"Hey Sandy!,its me here," She asked me to sit aside her.
"Thanks for dropping me today," she said.
"Thanks thousand times,"She used to say.
Her obsession for the word 'thanks' continued even till today. Even after 3 years she used to utter this word time and again.She used to thank me for every small help.She even feels sorry for other people.

"Sorry yaar,I forgot to bring your notes today,hope you won't mind," she used to say.
"Sorry for what , are you mad Mandy,silly," I used to reply.
"Sorry so much," she said.
'Budhu' is what she used to call me.Even after 3 years we both remain friends.Our friendship just turned from better to best during this course of time.
It was the last day of our college.My college guys had planned something spicy.It seemed we all were going out. It was Anandit (aka Andy) who gave me the news. He always used to be the informer.Sooner or Later Andy became an important part of my life. Mandy and me used to fight quite often. We never cease to stop fighting once we started the war of words.Andy would be the negotiator.

I don't know why,I don't know whats happening around me. Why is that I feel strange things happening around me?. Why is that I feel Mandeep as some one special?. I know she is my best friend ,but what is wrong with me these days.?

"Dude,we are getting late," Andy said me.
"Sale, aaj apni dil ke baat Mandy ko bol de," he added.
I nodded suggesting that I might confess my love to her if I had enough courage.
"Sandy,I want you to spill the bean ,samja," Andy smiled.
I didn't knew that my best friend would ever accept this and may be she wouldn't expect this from me.

"Hello Mandy," Mandeep had called me.
"Sandy ke bachhe,mein tujhe maar dalungi,jaldi kar ," she said and cut the phone.
I'm feeling a bit unsecured and different. What will happen if she said no?.Will she ever talk to me? How would I face her?. My mind was full of queries.Mandy was the sole answer to these queries.
I was a bit skeptical if she would accept me as a part of her life.
"Andy,me afraid yar," I said to him.
"Sandeep,listen write your feelings in form of words," he suggested me to write a letter for her.
I soon sat down an scribbled few words for her.
"Dear Mandy, I am not able to rectify whats wrong me these days.My thoughts have run dry and I'm in the process of identifying the right from the wrong.I don't know how you would react after reading this.I am hopeful that you will still remain my best friend. Promise me that you won't leave your best friend alone.Will you Mandy? or will you not?.I was afraid of darkness Mandy ,it were you who showed me the light of my life.If you weren't there to support me I wouldn't have seen my alter ego. I'm happy just because of you.Do you remember those monsoon days when we met for the first time. I still think of that innocent smile of yours Mandeep.I don't have enough wealth to support you,but I can assure that I can do things to bring a smile on your face.I just wanted to say it long ago,but I couldn't .Now I think that I like you.Every single second ,I just think of you.I have decorated this letter in form of words,just for you.

'IT was the month of august when i first you
walking aimlessly down the road without a clue
i crossed, you hollered, i turned back
and this is how our story started

you asked for a lift...though i had just a cycle
i just stared at ur eyes.....the mesmerizing sparkle
we walked, we chatted, we moved ahead
and i had ur name on my lips all day


i didn't know what your feelings for me would be
so i didn't say it...coz u mite have said, "I AM SORRY"
Yet i decided to stretch my hand...
and that's how we became the best of friends....


i am the guy of your dreams...
masquerading as your best friend.
I am the one you are searching for..
I can make your world change

My friends say its just infatuation
I say, "ITS SOMETHING ELSE!!!"
and if our chemistry clicks,
I will turn it to a fairy tale romance.

lots of moments spent without you
But in thoughts just you prevail
Your eyes intently watching me
Your feel, your presence I inhale

what we share is magical
what we create is ours
n watching the two of us together
even the Gods above are jealous

i am searching for a word to let you know
how much i love you...but i can't really show.
anyway or the other...believe me its true
when i tell you darling...I LOVE YOU'

PS: I really love you very very much .
Yours,
Sandy."


I inserted the letter on her journal and got ready.

To be Continued ...

Poetry by Freelancer

Friday, June 26, 2009

Cricket,TV Soaps and more...

Guys,I am back to normalcy after a long time.After having written few long series and short series ,now I switch to single post.I'm infact glad and overwhelmed after reading your responses .I'm actually sorry for not updating "When V Met " series. For the last few weeks , I don't know why,but I feel like my mind has occupied the 7-11pm tv serial slot.Wait, is this any hormonal change or somethings wrong with me.Why the hell am I showing interests in TV Soaps?.God forbid! Well,a perfect delight to the week where Pakistan claim the world champions tag from India.Nevertheless ,they have shown this sporting spirit even in a turmoil like condition ad mist bomb blasts and other factors.All hail Pakistan team for winning T20WC and my favourite player "Boom Boom Afridi". Umm!Now let me write something about my favourite TV serials one by one.

1.Bhagyavidhata.
To be honest,I have never cried after watching a TV Serial.This programme had made my eyes moist.I never knew a serial would make me cry."Mumma! Yeh kya hua Bindiya ko,".
The main protagonist of the show Bindiya is being harassed by her in laws after she was forcibly married to Vinay .This not so good marriage happened without her dads consent.Her dad was off to Patna when this illegal wedding occurred.Vinay was kidnapped by Raja,the rogue brother of the actress and one of Pappu's loyal aide.The emotional "gudiya rani"songs played during the scenes has to tendency to make anyone cry.The music scores are really brilliant.The female who plays Vinay's babhi is really malicious. Her looks and acts adds flavour to the show.I'm really glad that really good shows are being shown these days.Count me as a fan....hehe...I feel bad for Bindiya who now lives in a cow shed.Hope she will be fine.Colors:Monday - Thursday @7pm.


2.Bhaskar Bharti
Umm!this is an adaptation of the Argentine comedy show "LaloLa",which was shown on Firangi few days ago.Bhaskar,a ladies man uses girl like tissue papers.He was a flirt by nature who made fake promises to impress girls.Like this ,he approached Gita ,who was a simple girl.He used this experience to write an article about traditional girls for his magazine where he is the chief editor.Gita cursed him and wanted him to understand a woman.She turned Bhaskar into Bharati and the fun arrives.Sunny - Arman romance bit was funny.Amarjeets word of day is really stupendous.Hahaha! stupendous,context, conclusion, juvenile etc are few of the words which are used by Amarjeet to discuss his tactics.
Sony TV:Monday to Thursday @9pm.

3. Baalika Vadhu.
Most popular show currently being telecasted by Colors.I like watching this show. The girl who plays Suguna is amazing."Haina". She is pregnant. God forbid.Shyam is in love with her.He even proposes her for marriage but Suguna refuses.Maajisa ,another flamboyant character in the serial along with the other protagonist.Super super exhibition of acting skills by really talented actors.
Loved the way, it is scripted and I enjoy every bit of it.

Colors:Monday to Friday @8pm


4.Entertainment ke liye kuch bhi karega.
A show which is used to showcase talents across India. People have to entertain the judges and the audience within 1 min.The judges are annoying Anu Malik and rude Farah Khan.Pretty Annoying!ehh!. "can't help".Well Vishal and Mona are really cool. People do anything to entertain others.Sometimes the acts are really dangerous and sometimes ridiculous.Daily winner get a chance to compete others on friday for the Maha
entertainer title.
Sony TV:Monday to Friday:10pm.

Aila! enough of tv serials.The Indian are going to take on the might Windies in their own soil.Gayle,the prince calypso doesn't wants to take this superstar deprived team lightly.MSD would or may try to experiment something new just like he did during T20WC . I just hope that we won't get humiliated once again.Vaise Chris Gayle is a cool customer. I'm actually in love with his new shades.I'm being honest guys.I'm searching for this yellow shades of his.God!mindblowing colorful it is.


Neela chasma,Kala chasma,
Kya dekhi hai aapne Gayle ka chasma,
Seedha chasma,Tedha chasma,
Kya dekhi hai aapne Gayle ka chasma.
Rocking chasma,shocking chasma,
Gayle ka chasma,anokha chasma.
Black background mein yellow foreground,
Waah! bhai kya color effect hai.

Indians,I warn you .Stay away from Chris Gayle.He might scare you with this shades and we have to lose one player.Waise yar!yeh chasma kahaa se milta hai.....I want it too....

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Love is in the air - 2

** All characters are imaginary and the pictures are used to relate to the actual scenes.





It was already 5.30 pm. She knew that there was no one at home. Today she was very happy and excited. She entered her bungalow and rushed to take shower.After 10 minutes ,she got ready to get dressed up. She wanted to look like a princess before Arush. She selected a pair of shoes from her shoe box.Her eyes scanned through the closet where all her dresses were arranged sequentially. She glanced thorugh few clothes ranging from jeans to salwars,but she was not happy at all. Later on her mind recollected the fact that Arush loved blue color. She soon selected a blue dress and the matching necklaces and ornaments.She straightened her hair through a comb and cleansed her face with soap and water. She beautified her eyes by applying eyeliner and thickened her eyelashes with a mascara. She was ready for the meet. This is the first time she was going to meet some one whom she had never met before. She never knew how he looked , wheter ugly or good. She never knew how tall he was .She just wanted to meet this person who promised to be with her forever.

She looked at the wall clock and it was 6:30 pm. She knew that Arush had asked her to wait at fashion street at 7 pm. She was humming and singing songs . She got dressed and was ready to leave her house.
Paas aao ,Paas aao ,Paas aao naaa,” her cell phone rang.
“Hello ,Anki, “ Arush had called her.
“Hi Aru,” she replied.
“I will be sharp at 7 pm at FM,” he said.
“I will be there too and what color dress are you wearing today,” She asked him.
“Blue shirt and jeans,” Arush replied.
“Umm, ok then , “ and she cut the phone.
She left for Fashion street.She reached FM sharp at 7 pm. She scanned through the entire market ,but she could not find any guy out there. She tried calling Arush,but his phone was engaged.
“The Airtel number your trying to reach is currently not reachable ,try again later,” the Airtel operator said.
Now ,she was upset. Arush was searching for Ankita at the same place. He called her too .
“The idea cellular customer is busy ,” the voice message said. “Shitt!!,” he said.
Ankita ,after trying to contact him several times gave up. She was just waiting for him to call. She tried calling him again for the last time. They both were walking towards each other without knowing . At one point ,they were about to collide.
“Oh my God!! , sorry ,” Ankita said to the 6’1” tall guy.
He was wearing a blue shirt with dark blue jeans. She never looked at his shirts .
“That’s fine !!,” he said and he walked the other way. His phone was engaged again. Both were having cell phones on their hand busy trying to contact each other ,but they never realized that they spoke in real. She kept her cellphone on her bag.
The guys voice was somewhat familiar to her . She looked behind to see him once again. It seemed he was trying to contact someone. At the same time ,her cell phone rang.
Paas Aao ,Paas Aaoo,Paas Aaaonaaaa!!!!,” she started walking towards him. She stared at him for a while.


Arush was a tall man of 6”1”. He was wheatish and was a fit man.As Ankita approached him, Arush watched her.
“Is this Arush?,” she smiled.
“Yes, so you are Ankita right?,” he replied.
“Oh my god!, just now we were about to collide,” she smiled at him.
She smiled at him and looked at his eyes. Ankita was short as compared to Arush. She was dressed in blue just like Arush. Her seraphic eyes and her cherubic smiles mesmerized him . He looked into her eyes. They both were meeting each other for the first time. At their first meet, she had grabbed his attention.
“So,shall we go for the dinner,” he said and both left for the Taj.
Taj hotel is imbued with the best materials and pieces of art, furniture and interior artifacts . Due to its prime location, traditional architecture and massive size, Taj gained the status of the most iconic hotel in Mumbai. This is the reason why Arush decided to take her to Taj.
They sat on the table reserved for them .”What would you like to take?,” the hotel attendant said.
“Any thing you order,Aru,” she said to Arush.
They smiled at each other. There was no one to watch them. They both were all alone for a candle light dinner.
They looked at each others eyes. There was no one to watch them. They both were all alone for a candle light dinner.
“You don’t talk much,” he said to her.
“umm,not really,” she said.
They both spoke to each other and spoke to each other as if they knew each other since long.They started getting to know each other very well.
“I love you ,” she said of a sudden.
“I think I fell for you ,” she added.
Arush smiled at her and was listening to all that she was saying. She believed that she had met her prince in form of Arush. She loved him .
He soon touched her hands and cosed her eyes. “I got some thing for you,” he said to her.
“guess what,” he said.
She made few guess and finally gave up.”I got you a gold chain for you from Netherland,” he handed the gold chain to her.

It was one of the most costliest ornament and Arush had decided to present the same to her lady love. It was costliest and Arush bought it for 2 lakh Rs.
“Oh my god!, you’re so sweet Aru,” she thanked him for the gift.
“Even I’ve something for you,” she said and handed her gift to Arush. Arush loved the present for him and wore the gold watch on his wrist.
“Shall we go now,” he said as he paid the bill amount to the attendant.
They walked along the shores of marine drive .” I love you Anki and I want to live a life with you,” he said .
“Even me,” she replied.
He said that he was going to Delhi the next day and would call her .
“Are you really going to leave me,” she said wiping the tears from her eyes.
“No, I will be here once in a while to meet you,” he smiled at her .
“Ok ,then,” she smiled.
“I will come at the Airport tomorrow,” she expressed her sorrow for his departure from Mumbai.
“Ahh,common ,don’t cry ,” he hugged her.
They both looked at each others eyes as their lips got sealed for the first time. He kissed her …...
****** Thank you***
guys ,my blog is nearing 150 posts soon,so few of my blogger friends will be doing guest posts ...enjoy......&Dhanya and Ileen ,your email id's are urgently required by the solitary writer regarding guest posts... .pls mail him at steph47@gmail.com

Monday, June 22, 2009

Love is in the air - 1

**All characters in this post are imaginary.



Ankita was lingering around the shopping mall for around 45 minutes. She moved to and fro in search of a perfect gift for some one whom she had never met before. He was some one close to her, but she was devoid of his appearance. All that she knew of him was his sweet and serene voice that she loved. She knew him for around 1 year by now. She was the only daughter to her dad who wasn’t lucky enough to see her mother. She lost her mother at very young age. Ankita’s mother died when Ankita was just 5 months old. Mr. Singh could not spend much time with her little daughter. Most of the time Ankita would stay alone in solitude, just cursing her life. She wanted to live like a princess with lots and loads of happiness surrounding her.

When she looked at some one being embraced by their parents, she would badly miss her mother.Her eyes would shed tears automatically . There was no one to provide her solace when she was depressed . Her dad would remain outdoors most of the time because of his business. He didn’t had time for his daughter. Ankita was used to such little things in life. She didn’t had any cousins who could support her and not even a single soul whom she could call a best friend. Most of her friends loved her money .They praised her for every single currency note of hers. She felt backstabbed and at times she would just cry . There was some one who promised to support her at every instance of her life. She never knew him .He was introduced to her in the virtual world of internet. She met him online through some social site. He was Arush Saxena who worked as a Brand Manager for HCL ,India. At first she started ignoring him as she never advocated this trend of internet and virtual friendship. Arush possesed much more wealth than Ankita and at an age of 26 ,he owned a car and a 3 room flat . They soon exchanged their phone numbers. They had never seen each others face . At times ,he used to call her.The other day Arush was online and she took no heed to buzz and disturb him .


cool.anki85 : hey Aru..

aru.83 : yes dear.

cool.anki85 : I wanna see you.

aru.83 : tomorrow I plan to meet you.

cool.anki85 : really !!!

Arush was in Mumbai for a company meeting and this was the right time for her to meet Ankita. He was a wanderer who never lived in a city for more than 9 months due to job transfers. He worked as brand manager for HCL,India.

aru.83 : yes , I will give you a call tomorrow.

cool.anki 85 : fine then…. Bye tc ..

aru.83 : take care dear.

Today when she was sitting at the mall ,she wondered if Arush would like her. She had fallen for him without even looking at him. She had just heard his voice. Today , she was excited. Carressing her long hairs , her eyes spotted a gold watch .She found it attractive and realized that it was a perfect gift for Arush.

“Bhaiyya, whats the price of this wrist watch ?,” she asked the sales person in charge .

“18000 Rs , Madam,” He replied.

She soon handed him the amount in cash and got it packed for him. She wrote a letter for him. That letter revealed everything that was running through her mind.

“I don’t know why , I started liking you without even seeing you Arush….,” she wrote on a piece of paper and of a sudden her cell phone rang.

“Arush Calling,” was the text displayed.

“Hello,Aru,” she was excited.

“Hello Ankie I will meet you at the TAJ sharp at 8 pm,” Arush said .

“Sure, but where will you pick me up,” Anki said.

“I will pick you up at the Fashion Street,” he replied.

“Sure ,dear …bye,” she said.

“Hmm, keep your cell phone with you… ,” he said.

“bye “ and he cut the phone.

Thousand thoughts running on her mind, she gave a silent smile. She asked for the receipt from the vendor and she left the mall. Today, she was very happy . Her happiness had no bounds. She was smiling all the way thinking of Arush. Today she was going to meet some one special . It was some one whom she had never met before..


(To be continued..)