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An 'bang' to remember

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Evening sunlight….Nobody at home…. Music playing on the stereo….. All this makes a recipe to do that one thing….One thing you always wanted to do when you are lonely…With nobody to fear too, You just enjoy while doing it…Even though it hurts sometimes…Ah the pleasure … Yeah… It’s…….


Head Banging :P


That was exactly what I did just 2 days after valentine’s, my aunt had this wedding (Read: tragedy) to attend, and she with all the family members would be gone from 6 in the evening to 10 at night, I was free in that time, till my brother would come back from work…So with the suggestion of EVIL M, I indulged in my coveted hobby, Listening to songs loudly, I put up songs so loud, that the neighbors thought ghouls and dogs had started a Gig of their own, with lighting in the mix… It was loud, I mean so LOUD that I could not hear myself.


Alice cooper, Motor head, Bullet for my valentine, AC/DC, I listened to them all, I head banged so much, that I had a sprain in my neck, but I also had this pain in my ankle, and in my wrist, and in my hips, and I have no idea how that happened.. But kudos, in addition to that sprains and pains, I also had some gains ;), I lost weight :P, maybe it was due to screaming, like a bad pressure cooker, or the donkey on weed dance (just imagine…Actually Don’t :P ),I “worked out”, and when my bro saw me the first day, all drenched in sweat, he asked “Dude…Did you break the shower again?” :P




I had so much fun, I forgot all about the lousy V day that went by, where I was stuck eating a bad curry, with pasta and noodles (made by me) which looked liked 2 brooms burnt together, I was thankful for the 2 whole days in which I enjoyed freedom… ah… so all you children out there, here is some advice from EVIL M himself…


Head bang and you will lose weight… Guaranteed results”

(Sprains may occur in neck, leading to brain injury, adviser is not responsible in anyway for your attempts)


Then 2 of the most unexpected things happened, I never in my life anticipated them, but well, they were bound to happen someday, still they gave me shock of surprise when they finally happened.

One was when my very good friend (You will know, why I am calling her very good. very shortly ;) :P)

R.J went to her home in Kolkata for a week after the exams on a V.L (Voluntary Leave :)), and she messaged me after getting back that she had, so much…., so much….., so much fun,

EVIL M said “Visiting home is fun, but why is she so…, so…, so excited?”, I had no idea so I asked her, and when I got to know the real deal…. Oh….She had fun all right….


The temple of Karnack in Luxor, the ancient library of Alexandria, the catacombs, Cairo, sphinx, and THE PYRAMIDS, she had visited all these places in the past 2 weeks, I and EVIL M both were like Wha….. with both our mouths wide open, she said of all the experiences she had there, and also she had a surprise for me, I was like, that was the surprise, I could now brag to everyone saying, I know this friend who went to some of the “hottest” places on earth and everyone else who heard that story (added with a lil masala and exaggeration… of course :P) would be all open mouthed, just like me, I thought what could be the surprise????




(The Tickets)


So when I got to the college the next day……

I dint get to know what it was, cause she was suffering from jet lag, I thought I would get it the next day, but there was this informal holiday so I dint go to college, but she had come, so I dint get it that day even, and when I went the next day, I got to know she was suffering from fever, and it was the same case the next day too.


Surprise+Waiting can be a really…., really bad combination, so I just prayed to god, that she get well soon (I dint do it for the surprise, I did it for her. Honest ;)) so on Monday I got to know, she was all good, (I silently thanked god :)) I waited, she came to class and after the first class, R.J unveiled the surprise, she had bought me gifts from Egypt(Wohooo, yeah…. yeah the excitement hasn’t got down… still), there were 2 things, one a very beautiful original papyrus book mark, and 2nd ……, hey…… you guys have seen that black insects in the movie mummy right?, that eat up human flesh, ok I am not scaring you :P, but the souvenir was shaped like that, with a electric blue back casing, and Egyptian encryptions all over it, it was a show piece, I was just amazed by the beauty of it, I have never got a gift from a foreign country, maybe bandanas, or fake moustaches for the fancy dress competitions, but they were all “foreign” if you know what I mean… this was something authentic, so true, I mean I showed it to my parents and they were like “awwwwww you lucky dog”…. It was beautiful…. And I was happy, really happy.


“I know R.J thank you is not the word I should be saying, but I am so thankful to you, I will preserve it till the last moment of my life :), thank you so much, you are a very good friend ;)”


(The the papyrus book mark)

The other one i will leave it for your imagination :)


I thought, that was all for the week, but it was not meant to be; it ended with a tremendous bang. A bang of gigantic proportions.

My brother works as a marketing executive, and he has to travel to many places including villages, where as every Indian knows, roads are drivers and never good, so last week when he was going to a village with a friend, he had an accident, it was a bad accident, my bro was sitting in the back of the motorbike, he was hit bad, but not as bad as the driver, when I got to know, I couldn’t go there immediately, because there were too many people in the hospital and none at home, so everyone said me to stay back at home, I said “No, I won’t, I wanna be there too” but they assured me that, my bro was all right, there was a bad muscle tear, in his thigh, and some damage to the jaw, nothing serious. So I stayed back, I thought I would go there tomorrow and help in any way possible, as some of the family members had to go to Bangalore the other day.


So I went, with my bhabi at around 7 in the morning, and you know hospital rules like no screaming, no playing around, no dancing, no farting, so…… it was pretty boring there, I even fell asleep couple of times in the chair I was sitting, and then my brother got up and said he wanted something to eat, I went to the “nearby” (Read: half a kilometer away) shop and got what he needed, and then the relatives started pouring in, and some of them were taking unfair advantage of me “Boy, go get me a coffee”, “Hey thousif, I need a tea, run along, and get me a cigarette too ok”, I was running back and forth to the “nearby” shop like a marathon with no stops. It went all through the morning, the afternoon, the evening, I even got to know about the kids of the shopkeeper, for Christ sake, In the end I got so pissed that around 6 in the evening when my (accident) brother said me to get some coffee for him, I was so angry, that I huffed out of there.


And that is when I heard a voice, it said to me in a cool and calm manner “Thousif, you shouldn’t have been angry, does this happen every day, that your bro getting in an accident and sleeping here…, no na, you enjoy every day, you dance (if you can call it that :P), you sing (if you can call it that :P), you have fun in college, but today your family needs you, Your brother needs you, sure those relatives were dumbos (I really don’t wanna use the word the voice used) but do this for your brother, I know you are a good person, screw those relatives, go get some coffee with some biscuits for him. With a smile… OK”


I was surprised, and when I really got to know whose voice was it, I was even more shocked; I thought I would faint at that point, It was the voice of EVIL M.

I said to him “EVIL M turning HOLY M, Waaav (yeah the Saif wala wow :P)” and EVIL M said “Yeah… but don’t you go bragging about it to everyone, I have a reputation to maintain to”

I was all smiles, and I realized that decisions taken sometimes in anger can be wrong, very wrong, I was really glad, EVIL M was there at my side, and I can always count on him when needed, and even when not needed :P, life can be tricky, because I learnt the real meaning of a saying that day

“Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer”


Have a wonderful weekend guys…. And happy holy to every one of you, let the colors of happiness touch you all, and may it leave its mark on every human heart. and EVIL M’s for that matter… ;) Take care. Have fun.




Act Now Think Later

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Global warming and environmental pollution have been there for years, but their tiny heads are growing into such an ugly creatures, that both our present and future look bleak, if the generation Y thinks and works towards it... the situation will become better... so with this plea... my blogger buddy Charu has started a series of posts on how exactly the environment can be saved, BY US... we can be the miracle workers too...and i am already with her... and i want you guys too, to be a part of it...

here is the first post she has written....

http://travellers-fruits.blogspot.com/2010/02/part-1-learn-to-accept.html

i want to you all to speard the word... and make this world a better place to live....

Even EVIL M is excited and is saying "Hell Yeah we are gonna do it....Hum honge kamiyab ek din ;)"

What Say..... you with us?



Valetine's Day :)

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Today is a special day… a day we all humans love to celebrate, especially those, who suffer from a particular syndrome… The love syndrome :P


This syndrome has been there for over more centuries than one can imagine…….., it was there in the ice age, the stone age, and now in the concrete age.. ;) This syndrome’s main trait is, restlessness when you see that special someone, heart beat increases with a shot of adrenaline in the blood stream… which makes you blabber sometimes, which also include fainting sometimes….


Nobody has a reason as to why this syndrome occurs to anyone, but everyone wants to experience it, so that they can suffer from the symptoms it gives as stated above


EVIL M: Du hued… that’s too much science….. Even for me, the greatest genius the world has seen after Einstein… English puhleeze…..


Take-2

Love - The English version


I don’t need to explain you guys what is love, you know what is it, you would have felt something unexplainable in your heart for that special someone, once in your life, the butterflies in the stomach when you first proposed, the first kiss, ah the feeling… one cannot explain what love is but when you experience it, ah there is no better feeling…


Today is that day which makes love special, it makes us remember what love is all about, it’s about those sacrifices and feeling the pain of your loved one as your own, it’s about caring for one another with whom you always wanna be, because it makes you feel special…Some do it through singing, some do it through dancing, but for guys and gals who are not born with these special talents,(Like me ;)), words mean a lot…. Just say I love you to that person, and say how much you care for that person with all your heart, and mean every word you say…. And see that joy in the other person’s eyes, you will want nothing else.


And not just today, let it be a celebration for your whole life, for everyone who is in love, I congratulate all of you, may you love flourish like a perennial river, which never goes out of water(Was that a lil cheesy?? :P) may you experience pleasure and delight in every second that you both live, and for guys who are single(like me :)) wait.

It’s like my friend jasmine says, your soul mate is praying hard to god that ‘let there be no girl in my man’s life, until I come in his’ :P


Its valentine’s day…. And I wish everyone out there, Be happy and gay (Not literally :P)

Love who loves you…. And make them smile always….. And I pray to god…. May there never be a sad moment in your lives….



Happy Valentine’s Day every one….Love you all :)…….Take Care


Of Bumps, Baths and Lots of care :)

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“You have a surprise!!!” announced my classmates….

It was the last day of the WAR (Read: Exams) which we had been fighting for the whole last month…. I and all my classmates were huddled together in the lobby of our dept when they announced the surprise…. I was indeed surprised… my b’day was over and it had been over 15 dayz…., so I was thinking, or should I say EVIL M was thinking “What could it be?”, I raced the horses of my mind but I couldn’t think of anything….

“Maybe they are gonna kick your ass…..” sniggered Evil M with a evil laugh, I shushed him in my mind and asked them.. “What’s the surprise?”…
“You will know soon enough…” they said and almost all had an evil grin on their faces, I silently shuddered remembering EVIL M’s comment.

I sat down and while talking to a couple of frenz, got to know that it was a b’day of my classmate ‘O.R’ I wished him and later got to know that just 2 days back was the birthday of another one of my class mate ‘P’.
I checked my mobile calendar and saw that there were 4 more b’day’s coming up this month, EVIL M laughed and said “Your pocket money is doomed for this month dude….” I shushed him again, and went to join my frenz in thinking about how are they gonna celebrate the b’day, I handed over the money needed to bring the cake… they turned towards me and said, “No need for the money from you pal”,
I was surprised, these guys at the slightest moment when I say ‘let me buy you something’ hound me like a bunch of blood thirsty vultures, and suddenly today they were saying ‘NO NEED FOR YOUR MONEY’
I thought “Something is fishy here”.
“No Doubt about that, I can feel it, you ass is gonna be kicked baby, wohooo” added EVIL M.
“How on earth are those two things linked” I asked
“You will know. He he. Soon….” He said and smiled an evil laugh.

Some guys went to bring the cake, and I while talking to my friends announced a secret which I was dying to announce from the last week (Girls need not worry…… I am not engaged ;))
I said “I am going to Bangalore to spend a week with my best friend chavan”
“But we don’t have any holidays, class starts after 2 days for the next Sem” said Maddy
“Yeah I know, but just after exams I am not gonna come to college so soon, damn them if they don’t give holidays… I will take a leave of my own”
“What leave…” asked Maddy.
V.L……Voluntary Leave” I said with a smile…

After the cake came, we all gathered together to have a look at it, and when they opened it, it was indeed a surprise, there were 3 names on the cake, ‘O.R’, ’P’, and my own..
I looked at them and they said “We dint get to celebrate your b’day… and most of us forgot your b’day so to make up for it, we are gonna celebrate all 3 of your guyz b’day today”
EVIL M smiling an evil smile said “Recession can cut short a lot of things, thank god they dint get you a tissue paper with just your name on it”, I sighed and said “You truly are evil…”
“Thank you so much for the compliment” came the sharp reply.

Cake was cut by the three of us and I thanked all of them for the celebration, this year’s b’day had turned out to be the most memorable event in my life, I thanked god, and then saw others as they were giving b’day bumps to ‘O.R’ I smiled while they kicked his ass to their hearts content, then they caught hold of ‘P’ and kicked his ass too…looking at them I was laughing so much that I was almost crying, and then I saw them coming towards me. It was too late till I realized what was going to happen next
I asked EVIL M “Are they gonna kick my ass next?”
“BINGO” he said and gave the most evil laugh I had ever heard…


I had never got my ass kicked earlier, I had almost never been in a fight my whole life, So I tried to run but paddy and maddy caught hold of me and all the others started kicking, my god, I was lost…..lost in pain, while looking at others I had thought they kick slowly, but these were mean blows that were raining on my ass, after 3 whole minutes they let me go, to kick some random ass again.
I slowly got up and wonder of wonders, there was no pain, because I couldn’t feel my ass at all :P

I was walking slowly like had suddenly gained a hundred pounds till I reached canteen and began talking on my Bangalore plan,
Maddy said, “You said to me na yaar, you have almost never travelled alone, how are you gonna reach his place?”
I said “That was earlier, but now I got no fears, coming to mysore has made me brave”, truth was my friend R.V.D had said so many horror stories about Bangalore, one was where he was robbed in his own home in broad daylight, and another which included his mobile getting stolen more than 5 times, was the reason I was a lil thoughtful for the trip.
“So you are a big boy now….” mocked maddy
“Sure my mom doesn’t let me grown long hair or act like a punk, but yeah I guess I am a big boy now” I said and all smiled.

I reached chavan’s home with no problems, and chavan welcomed me with open arms
Lemme explain a lil about him, he works for a Microsoft certified company, works at a night shift and lives with a roommate, and has 24/7 power with unlimited internet with a kitchen looked after by a neighbor.
Days were going good, no one to answer to, no one saying ‘wash your socks’, eating when I want, sleeping when I want, internet anytime, “This is life” I said to myself
“Indeed” agreed EVIL M

After 3 days chavan suspiciously came towards me and asked me “After you came here you haven’t bathed, have you?”
“Lie Lie” screamed EVIL M, but I dared to say the truth, “No I haven’t” I said
My god…... why?... There is hot water any time you want, then why haven’t you” he questioned
I coolly sat back in the chair and said “Well I am doing my bit in saving the environment
Saving the environmenthow?” he asked in disbelief
I sighed and replied with my well rehearsed answer “See I bath mostly twice a week, I don’t wanna waste water, because water is a very precious commodity, I don’t regularly bath like you even if I am clean. You know how much water I save by not bathing……..”
He looked at me with disbelief in his eyes and roared “Not in my room you dont… go now and take one”
“Hmmm only for you my dear chavi… I will take one” I said and went to the bathroom, but as I lathered my hands with soap suddenly they turned all red and began to itch badly.



“See.. see this is what happens if you try to be too good” said EVIL M, “Yeah…I guess” I agreed.
“No more being Mr nice guy from now on, stick to your earlier plans about bathing twice a week and you will be just fine” said M. I said “Yes sir” and saluted him, and he gave his signature evil smile, I then searched for another soap and completed the painful human ritual. When I came out, chavan was smiling at me like a proud father :P.

That same night he left for the job and I came online, I then saw the time was 10.30 and went into the neighbors kitchen to get myself dinner, to my shock I saw it was locked, I went back into the room and saw chavan was online I told him about the dinner problem and he said to wait till 11.00 because the aunt who lives next door usually after finishing her work comes back at that time. I waited till 11.15 but no one was there, I said this to chavan, he called me and said, “I am in office, these people won’t let me go anywhere, and at this time of the night there won’t be any shops open too, still I will try to get you something”
I smiled and replied “No need Chavi….. Nothing’s gonna happen if I go hungry for one night, don’t worry about it”
“Hmmm ok” he said and cut off the phone…
It was almost 11.45 when he called me back again and said “Come quickly towards the gate”
I dint understand anything but quickly ran towards the gate, he handed me a parcel and said “Bon appetite”
I was shocked, shell shocked…. None of my frenz had ever done anything like that for me, I cried… I don’t know why….. but I cried, I went back into the room and opened it to find veg biryani, tears were flowing and I couldn’t stop them, the biryani was spicy as hell, but I was feeling so happy at that point, that it dint matter.

Even if he couldn’t go out of his office, at that time of the night he somehow had got me a biryani, I mostly couldn’t eat it because I was crying silently, I just couldn’t believe my luck, just last month there was so much happiness that had come through my b’day gifts and now this, I dint expect this much, I mean I cannot explain in words how it felt at that moment, it wasn’t just because he brought me food, it was because he cared so much about me that he dint want me to go hungry, even for one time. The moment was so special for me, that till the last second in my life, whenever I will have a sad day, I will remember it, I will cherish it. Alwayz


“You are blessed my friend, take care of him every moment that you be with him” said EVIL M, and that’s what I did till I was there, I talked so much that I shared moments which I have never shared with anybody and I ended up saying about a incident when I was in my 6th standard, when a girl had kicked me in the groin because I had refused to give her my pencil….I remember once when we started talking at 9 in the night which continued to almost 3 in the morning.

I tell you even if I dint do much in the week as I mostly stayed in the room itself, those seven days were beautiful, very very beautiful, for all the memories I made, for all the secrets I shared, I got to know him better, and I got to know more about myself than I knew before… it was a sort of awakening where I got to know, world is a special place and if you meet the right persons, your life can be heaven, you don’t need to die to find one :P.

The last day when I was to leave to mysore, while I was getting down at the bus stop from his bike chavan said “I wish you would stay for another week” and I guess you can know how I felt at that point.

“Heaven” exclaimed EVIL M, and I just smiled a really huge smile. Ear 2 Ear :D

P.S: Jasmine I am so sorry I dint mention about your phone call on my b’day. It was great to hear your voice that day (She lives in Assam), I forgot to mention it sorry, I can always sometimes be a dumbo, and yes you are the best friend in my life and you always will be. Now smile :)

P.P.S: Thank you so much for the care and concern Remya and QM, you know the reason why…. :) Thx once again.

Take care you guyz, see you next time……..