Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fifteen hours...

It was an usual day when we woke up in the morning. Mom had her breakfast by 9 am.

I just reminded my mom that we had to go to hospital for a regular check-up. She realized that and then we started our journey to the hospital by call taxi. We reached hospital within an hour. We had to wait for our turn.
I was in a little anger with my dad; Yes, how nice it could have been if he is with us now. Thankfully my grandparents were with us.

After an hour or so [around 12 pm] we met the Doctor. She advised my mom to get admitted in the hospital.

Immediately my dad had been informed to start to Chennai.
He must be in the bus stop now and waiting for Volvo bus.
I don't know why, these software engineers always prefer Volvo/AC buses. :)

Bangalore - 2.30 pm. My dad boarded into a KSRTC volvo bus and started his journey. Mom was happy to hear that he had started. Doctors started giving some medicines to her. I was too little to understand what is happening to her.

Few more hours passed. It was sharp 9 pm in the evening and she started suffering badly. Doctor gave a heavy dose of medicine to her. We were getting worried. Finally my dad reached hospital by 10 pm. Mom was really happy to see my dad back. Dad was with her for few minutes and then he was told to leave the room.
He was sitting outside in the waiting hall with his in-laws.

Dad went out to get some hot milk in the flask, and few medicines for mom.
He returned and gave the milk to her. He shared some milk with grandparents too.
We had to accompany the night shift doctors and nurses. Yeah, all the other patients who came with us were left after their treatment. Needless to mention - night shift mosquitoes also were giving company. :)

We were waiting in the hospital without knowing what to do.

Doctors were clueless about the situation. They gave another dose of medicine in the midnight.
Mom's condition had not become better; and it started worsening as the time passes. We were asked to wait and relax. We were able to wait but couldn't' relax.
Dad caught up some sleep for few minutes in the early morning. He woke up suddenly with the sharp bite of the head of mosquito department. Checked his wrist watch which showed 4 am.

He ran towards mom and saw her from outside of the room.She was still in the same situation and was screaming at the duty doctors to do something. He couldn't see her in that condition. Returned to his seat and sat quietly.

Time passed slowly; Sun rose in the morning to start his duty.
Mom was given only some milk in the early morning. Dad took bath and was forced to had breakfast with grandparents @ 10 am.

Dad discussed with doctor about mom's condition. Doctor told that she should become fine in few more hours. But she was in extreme suffering state which she couldn't bear any more. She started crying and screaming @ loud tone. We were helpless. Clock ticked past 12 pm. Mom was taken to the next room.
She calmed down by 12.25 pm with a smile on her face and tears broke out of joy. Relaxed herself after 15 hours of continuous pain.
And I started crying loudly when I landed in this world.
But, I felt happy that mom's health is OK now..

Dad was flying high after seeing his new born baby boy...

I am thankful to my mom for carrying me throughout this 40 weeks.
And bearing the pain for about 15 hours to deliver me.

[PS:: Today is Feb-9-2011.]

Friday, January 2, 2009

500 ரூபாய் நோட்டு !!!

மும்பை - தாதர் ரயில் நிலையம். காலை 6.30 மணி. 2006 நவம்பர் மாதம்.

நம்ம கதையின் நாயகன் 2 ஏசி படுக்கை வசதி கொண்ட பெட்டியில் இருந்து பிளாட்பார்மில் உதிர்கிறான். உடமைகளை சரி பார்த்து விட்டு வெளியே செல்ல ஆயத்தமாகிறான். மெட்ரோ ரயில் பிடித்து செம்பூர் ரயில் நிலையம் சென்று விடலாம் என்று எண்ணிக் கொண்டு சில அடி தூரம் நடக்கையில், ஒரு பருமனான உருவம் குறுக்கிடுகிறது. டாக்ஸி சாஹிப் என்கிறார் அந்த பருத்த உருவக்காரர். நம்ம ஆளுக்கும் ஒரு நப்பாசை. சரி, டாக்ஸி ல தான் போவோமே என்று அவர் பின்னால் செல்கிறான்.

if ( நாயகன் டாக்ஸி ல ஏறாட்டி )
நான் இந்த ப்ளாக் எழுத வேண்டி இருந்திருக்காது!!

{ (தொடரவும்)
டாக்ஸி ய ஸ்டார்ட் பண்ணி சிறிது தூரம் சென்ற வுடன் டிராபிக் போலீஸ் ஒருவர் குறுக்கிட்டு வண்டி எண்ணைக் குறித்து விட்டு நம்ம ஆளு பேரயும் குறிச்சு வச்சிக்குறார். வண்டி மறுபடி ஓட ஆரம்பிச்சு கொஞ்ச நொடியில இன்னொரு ஆள் வந்து வண்டியில் ஏறிக்கிறார். சரி டாக்ஸி டிரைவர் நண்பர் ஆக இருக்கும் னுட்டு நம்ம ஆளும் கண்டுக்கல.

if ( யார் அந்த இரண்டாவது நபர் அப்படி ன்னு கேட்டு இருந்தால் )
பிரச்சினை எதுவும் இருந்து இருக்காது!!

{ (தொடர்க)
சற்று தூரம் சென்ற வுடன் வானொலியை ஆன் செய்து ஏதோ ஒரு ஹிந்தி எப்.எம் அலை வரிசையை தேர்வு செய்தான் அந்த டிரைவர். அப்படியே நம்ம ஆளு வாயைப் பிடுங்க ஆரம்பித்தான்! எங்க சார் வேலை பாக்கிறீங்க? என்ன வேலையா வந்தீங்க? அப்படின்னு எல்லா கேள்வி யும் கேட்டுட்டாரு! நம்ம ஆளும் எல்லாத்துக்கும் சத்யம் சொல்லிட்டாரு (சென்னை, சாப்ட்வேர் கம்பனி, 10 நாள் ட்ரிப் அப்படின்னு எல்லா உண்மையும்)
if (உண்மைய சொல்லாமல் இருந்தால்)
தப்பிக்க வாய்ப்பு இருந்து இருக்கும்!!
{ (அவன் தலை விதி - தொடரவும்)
பேசிக்கிட்டே செம்பூர் அருகே நெருங்கி விட்டார்கள். நம்ம ஆளு சொன்ன லாட்ஜ் க்கு கொஞ்ச தூரம் முன்னாடி ஆள் இல்லாத இடமாப் பாத்து வண்டி ய நிப்பாட்டினான்.
ஒரு சார்ட் ட எடுத்து கொடுத்தான்(டிரைவர்) நம்ம ஆளு கிட்ட. Rs.150/- க்கு வர வேண்டிய செம்பூர் க்கு Rs.350/- ன்னு அந்த சார்ட் ல போட்டு இருந்தது! நம்ம ஆளு அப்படியே ஷாக் ஆயிட்டாரு! என்ன ன்னு நியாயம் கேட்டதுக்கு அடிக்க எத்தனித்தான் அந்த டிரைவர். நிலைமை யை உணர்ந்த நம்ம ஆளு ஒரு Rs.500/- எடுத்து நீட்டுகிறான்!. அதை வாங்கிக் கொண்டு அந்த நோட்டு கிழிஞ்சு இருக்குனு சொலிட்டு இன்னொரு Rs.500/- நோட்டு கேக்கிறான் டிரைவர்.! நிலைமை விபரீதம் ஆவதை உணர்ந்த சோதா நாயகன் இன்னொரு Rs.500/- நோட்டு தருவதற்கு முன் வருகிறான். (ஆனால் ஒரு நிபந்தனையின் பேரில்!). தன்னை இறக்கி விடுவதா இருந்தால் பணம் தருகிறேன் என்று சொன்னான்! (அ)இறக்க குணம் கொண்ட அந்த டிரைவர் மற்றும் அவன் கூட்டாளியும் உடன் படுகிறார்கள் அந்த நிபந்தனைக்கு! Rs.1000/- கொடுத்து அவர்களிடம் இருந்து மீள்கிறான் நம் நாயகன் .... ஹி ஹி ஹி ... கேட்டாலே சிரிப்பு வருதுல்ல ... :)


பி.கு: இந்தக் கதையின் நாயகன் பேரச் சொல்லவே இல்லியே!!! இன்னுமா புரியல?? எல்லாம், நம்ம சொந்த சோகக் கதை தான் ... :)

Moral of the story:
Make it out on your own ....

Monday, October 27, 2008

Untold Love Story - The Climax

For previous parts of the story, click below:
First part
Second part
Third part

Why don't we let Kaveri speak a few words?

That was the time, we were studying our Higher secondary. I had lot of friends in my classroom. In particular, my old schoolmates. I used to spend more time with them and we always had fun.
There was 2 guys sitting at the second bench. Their names are Raju & Sukumar.
I knew that they were having a close eye on me always.
One day, Peter who was studying XII standard came to me; and talked about them. He also warned me to be careful; 'because any one of them might be in love with me'. I never had thought in that way. I got confused; why the hell this fellow is concerned more about this matter & me. Later, I got the answer when he proposed to me! :)
Did Raju/Sukumar also propose me? No, I am not going to tell you further.
I am leading a very happy and peaceful life here. I have got a loving family and my loving kids. So, Good Bye !!

She doesn't want to share anything more with us.
Let us go back to our heroes! Let's see What they are going to do?

iPhone 3G which is sitting in the 'SingTel' network rings loudly. Raju looks at the phone, smiles and answers the call.(Why is he smiling: becoz the phone call is from India) Sukumar is on the other end of the line. Both of them were very happy to talk with each other, after a very long time. They started the conversation which is going to last for an hour. After the formal talking are over, Sukumar asked about Kaveri.
"Do you know, how worse I worried when you were absent to classes on that day? I ran like anything to reach your hostel. I got tensed even more when I couldn't find you in your room.
You Stupid!! You were happily swimming in the river, right? Then also you didn't tell me that what were you talking with her?"
Raju replied: Yes da! After seeing the letter in your packet only, i wanted to tell about the previous day conversations.
Sukumar: Yes, now I can remember. Can you please tell me, what happened on that important moment; I wanted to hear it from your mouth.

Raju: That was a cool evening. She came to visit her friend whose house was there nearby our hostel. I was standing outside the hostel when she returned back to catch the bus.
She looked at me for few micro seconds. I slowly started following her. I got a flash in my mind. I just went ahead and stood before her.
I told her that I need to talk to you for some time. She said 'OK' and signalled with her eyes to proceed. I couldn't see her powerful eyes. I just kept my eyes to see the sky and said three words "I Love You!"
She simply smiled after hearing that. And we started walking towards the bus stop.

Sukumar interrupted; Didn't she reply anything?
Raju continued: No, she did reply. She took some time to open her beautiful mouth.
She started with a clever statement! Look Raju, who am I? I responded; you are my classmate.
She said: Yes. Thatswhat, We are students and we come to school for studying. I don't think that this is the age to fall in love. Let us be can good friends. So, please don't mistake me! Can I get into my bus? And she boarded into the bus and had gone.

Sukumar asked: Were you able to accept the fact that she rejected your proposal?
Raju: Yes! But, it took some time for me.
Sukumar: It means, your brain also justified her thoughts!?
Raju: She was clever enough to handle things at that age. If she had accepted my love at that time; I might not have passed even my +2 examination.
Raju: Yes. It is good that you guys approached the matter with lateral thinking. Let me ask you one question. Whom do you think that the Villain of your love? Either Peter or I?
Raju replied: None of you. Then? It is Kaveri! Yes, she did a Villain role by not accepting my Love proposal! "But the fact is, she is the ever green heroine of my first love."

Raju said Sukumar, now it is my turn. Let me shoot you just one question.
"I can accept the fact that you had never told me about your love. But, why didn't you tell/propose your love to her?"

replied: If I had proposed her, she might have rejected it for sure. I never wanted my love to become an unsuccessful story. Also, I didn't want to make a bad history by proposing to a girl with whom my thickest friend was in love. One more reason behind it was I didn't want to hurt her feelings. I did read her face before coming to you on that day.
In a way, I can feel happy that she never had rejected my love.
Raju agrees to him and nods his head; Yes, if you had told her she might not have accepted it. It is good that at least your first love is neither failed nor succeeded. Your love is deserved to be an Untold love!!!

Anyways we have had great & lovable memories which we can happily talk about! For that, we should feel happy.
With those words, they just said bye to each other and ended the phone call.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Untold Love Story - The Love

First Part
Second Part

May 03 2008 - 09:00 pm local time - Raju's flat - Singapore.

Raju was so excited to hear from his dad that Sukumar had given him a call in the evening.
Also, he felt bad that his father failed to collect Sukumar's contact number.
He started tracing down the contact number by making few ISD calls to his friends.
He was not lucky enough, to get succeeded in those attempts. He was in a kind of emotion which had equal amount of joy and sorrow feelings. In no mood, he had his dinner and went to bed.

When he tried to close his eyes & prepare himself for sleep, his brain started exploring the footprints of Sukumar in his life. Somehow I missed to keep in touch with this guy for a few years. We had completed our engineering graduations in different colleges. After the course completion, We were working in Chennai for a couple of years. Then, I came down here to Singapore. When we were there in Chennai, we used to meet frequently. Sometimes, we talk about those wonderful days of our life.
Yes, we both had great time during our higher secondary school days!
If I start thinking about those days, it will make this night as a sleepless one. I don't want to do that; since I have to go office early in the morning.

He forcefully hibernates his brain and goes for a deep sleep. Let us not disturb him.
Don't worry that this part of the story has come to an end! I will take you back to their XI standard.

That was a fine saturday. No teacher was there to take classes for them. Happily they were making noise. Suddenly Chemistry teacher walked in to the class room to make them quiet.
Since they were not ready to attend classes, teacher asked anyone to sing a song. No one was ready to do that. You know what she did? She was dare enough and started singing on her own voice. :) Pupils started screaming and asked her to stop it.
Suddenly a lovely female voice raised. Who else that could be? Kaveri started singing the song
"Gangai karai thottam, Kannip pengal kootam ... Kannan naduvinilae ,, ohhhhhh, kannan naduvinilae !!" (translation - "Garden in the Ganges river bank, group of young girls, Lord Krishna in the middle!!)

Sukumar felt like, as if he was the subject of the song. He started listening to her and he did not move his eyes from her until she completed the song. The whole classroom applauded for her song.
He got admired by her voice, the song and each & every aspects of the singing style.
Hundreds of butterflies started flying in him. Also, that thing happened to him. Almost he fell in love with her at the first song.!
From the next class onwards he felt something different; the love waves started flowing from him.
He wanted to turn his head and see her(star at her) for a few seconds. He was keep on repeating it for 3 or 4 times an hour.
He just not wanted to disclose that he is deliberately doing it. So, he thought for a while.
Then, he called Raju and asked him to look at her smiling face. She used to laugh once in 10/15 minutes. (She was having a gang of her old schoolmates! They always used to talk about something and laughing)
Sukumar's idea worked out well. It solved his purpose.

Sukumar calls Raju, sometimes Raju calls Sukumar; both of them will have a look at her! It continued like that for many days.

Then, the quarterly examination holidays came. That vacation spanned for more than a week.
Sukumar was not able to lead the normal life without seeing her. His mind got disturbed by her.

After the vacation, he started to get more feel on her. The frequency of turning his head, slowly increased. Within a few weeks, they had become the hot topic of the class (unknowingly).
Sukumar came to know about this when he visited a girl classmate's house on a sunday.
She asked him that whether he/Raju loves Kaveri! He just rep'lied' "No".
She told about the hot gossip of the class! "We are not sure whether Kaveri loves you or Raju? We are very much interested to know that who the lucky person is?"

Sukumar felt a shock from his top to bottom; to hear that statement 'whether Kaveri loves you or Raju?' These words started echoing on his ears.
He was not able to think of it; that Raju loves her? Raju has not spoken a single word to him about this. He wanted to get a hold on this matter.
Finally, he decided to talk to Kaveri about his love.

He went to School early in the morning with a letter in his right hand. That letter simply contained a sweet statement! "Smile! The second best thing, that can do with your lips."
And was waiting for Raju to come.
Raju didn't come to school till the first period started.
He saw Kaveri who was not in a good mood! Then, he heard from one of his friends that Raju wast talking to Kaveri in the previous evening!

Thats it!!! Sukumar felt something wrong has happened.
He rushed to Raju's hostel immediately, to meet him.

Final part

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Untold Love Story - The Journey

First Part

Dubai International Airport - 02:00 AM local time, April 30, 2008.
Sukumar is standing in a queue for boarding into the Emirates flight which is going to fly Chennai, India. After few minutes, he reaches the entrance of the flight. Cabin crew smiles at him and shows the way to his seat. He reaches his place and fits him well on the seat. Fastens his seat belt as the flight is ready to take off. At the time flight reached few thousands feets altitude, he puts the headphone on his ears. Turns on his Ipod Nano and plays the album titled 'Illayaraja's golden melodies'. He is slowly closing his eyes and started listening the music.
You may think, why is he coming to India? (Bcoz, i had not told you !! :)). He is coming to India for a month long vacation.
His mind is fast enough to reach India, before the first song is over on his ipod. Daddy, mummy, brother, sister, friends, sethu tea stall, high school ground, agraharam figures, Cauvery river everybody & everything comes to his mind. He starts thinking about Friends: "Where are my friends now? Krishna, Ram, Francis, Karthik, Raju ... Raju.., where is he!!? I had not talked with him for a long time. I heard that he is in Singapore. I have to collect his phone number from his father."

(Let Sukumar narrate you the remaining story in his view)
Raju is my thick friend. We were classmates from 6th standard to 10th standard. Though we were very close; we used to have a rivalry when it comes to study. We always compete with each other to get the first rank. That was mid 1990's. On that important day we had our SSLC examination's final paper.
After completing the examination, we happily wanted to go a ride on our friend's 'TVS Champ'. Raju asked me to occupy the pillion seat and started going towards North street. (Why North street? :- One of the famous figure of our school 'Krithika' lives there) I wanted to ride the moped in that street and he was kind enough to give me the chance. We were very close to Krithika's house. Oh my goodness! She is standing outside. I felt happy to see her and suddenly we were on the road. Yes, somehow I lost my balance and we fell down. After returning to school, all my friends started laughing at me. Even Raju also started laughing at me. I couldn't tolerate that. I left the place in a high anger.
That was the final day I met Raju. Very next day morning, I went to see him @ his hostel. I got disappointed to hear that he left to his hometown by last night itself. Slowly, I started realizing things: I didn't meet & talk to him when he left. We have a very long summer vacation for more than 2 months. Also, I am not sure whether he will join XI standard in our school. I was worried a lot. I cried like anything and started writing a letter to him. Did not get any reply for all my 4 letters. After 1.5 months, our results were out. I was very happy about the result. I was anxiously waiting for commencement of class XI.

(Our school is very famous in the town for its quality education. Though it is a coeducation school, seperate class rooms for boys and girls from 6th to 10th standard.)
Finally, the day had come. On a wednesday of July month, our classer for XI standard got started. I reached school very early. Our friends started coming one by one. I was very nervous, whether he will come or not? Suddenly, Raju came in front of me. I couldn't believe my eyes; thought it is a dream. He proved it to be wrong; by giving me a big slap and hugged me. Both of our eyes were in tears for a while. Then we happily entered into our class room. Met all the other friends.
We were 24 boys & 31 girls; total strenght -55. Wow, what a class room?!! Most of the pupils in our class room were well known to us. Only a few new faces - that too bcoz they were from other schools. We chose the second bench to sit with our gang. Classes started with self introduction. Eveyone started introducing themself to the class. One fellow, stood up and told his name as 'Pooppandhu arasan' (read as tamil word). Every one wondered, what was that. His name is Tennis Raj; he tried to translate that in Tamil. Funny fellow!!
In the second day, we found that our classroom is the most colourful one in the higher secondary. Yes, more than 50% of the strength is girls. We felt proud of that. One more funny incident happened on the third day.
I got a new imported electronic watch as a gift from my Dad. I showed it to Raju when the time was 10:10:10 (hh:mm:ss). He was eager to see the watch, when it shows the time 11:11:11. Physics teacher was interestingly giving a lecture about 'Atomic physics' on the second hour. Raju was concentrating on the watch and he got succeeded in seeing the time 11:11:11. Same time, teacher also noticed him. Asked him to stand up and angrily asked; what are you staring at? Answer my question. 'Atom is made up of'? Raju quickly replied, "It is made in China, sir". Whole classroom laughed for quite sometime, for the wonderful answer.

On the next Monday, i went to school in the afternoon. Classes were going as usual. Suddenly, I felt like something is flashing from the back side. I turned my head back and at the fifth bench I found her smiling face. Who is she? The new girl! Is she a new joinee? I got answers for all my questions from my friends. The 32nd girl is Kaveri. She is from a nearby village and had studied upto SSLC in a girls high school. Today only she has joined our school/class.
She stood up and announced; Dear passengers, please fasten your seat belts; we will be landing in 'Chennai International Airport' shortly.
He opened his eyes and saw the Cabin crew, who is doing the announcement @ the front. He realized that he has reached the destination.
I hope you would have enjoyed 'The journey' so far.
Please, stay tuned for the remaining parts of the story.

Third part
Final Part

Friday, September 19, 2008

Untold Love Story

This story will be revolving around 3 characters. Let's first have a small briefing about each of them.
Hero I - Hero number I 'Sukumar' is from Thanjavur district, Tamilnadu, India. He is working as an Engineer in a Chemical Company which is located in the Gulf country. It has been 27 years; since when he saw the light of world for the first time. There is a lot to tell about his personality. In simple words, he is a good looking, handsome guy. Currently he is seeking for a bride to get married. I can't say anything about his other side of the life. If I do so, it may land up us in front of Sensor board.
Hero II - Hero number II Raju is from Tiruchi district, Tamilnadu, India. Raju is a Chemical engineer in
a Singapore company. He also resides in Singapore. :) Two months back only he celebrated his 29th birthday. He is a pleasing personality. If you had seen famous tamil film artist 'Mic Mohan' in the early 80s; you can correlate Raju with him. (If you had not seen, just refer the pasted image)
Next one is very important character. Yeah! You are right. Heroine - Kaveri is a Home maker. She has 2 kids after getting married @ the age 20. She is now running 27, not out. She is residing @ the same Thanjavur district(Tamilnadu, India).I will simply describe about her charming personality; Chubby cheeks, dimple chin rosy lips, teeth within, Curly hair, very fair, eyes are blue, lovely too, Married - but youth yet, is that she (Kaveri)?? Yes, Yes, Yes.!

Enough !!!(Podhum da, podhum) Thatswhat you guys are trying to say.Ok, Ok. We have come to the end of the introductory part.

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Final part

Get ready to read the remaining part of story; will come back soon ! Bye for now!