Saturday, October 08, 2005

Me , grandpa and girls

I am going home.Wait.I am "flying" home.Aeroplane.I am so kiddish and stupid.
I would be there for some eight days.And thanks for the wishes.You people just add to my belief - Life is good.People are good.World is good.
Now for the post.It really happened to me , once.
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Scene 1.
"Shall we meet ?" - The words appear on the screen.
My eyes shoot out straight.My tongue falls out.I do three and half somersaults in my chair. And then the golden words of my grandfather resound in my ears - " Munnu beta , ladki ko jyada bhaav nahee dena !.I remember my grandpa , calm myself , then type back "Umm..im not sure..ok , ill try..".She types back -" Ok , if you are not free , we can meet up later".I wish my granddad was with me , because I really want to tell him "Sir , your theory sucks like a vaccum cleaner".I hit the damage control button.I type back - "Ah..not really..I think I can make it. Sorry , grandpa".
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Man Man Man , I am meeting up with a girl I met on internet !This is it.This is "When Harry met Sally" happening.Uee ma , I am Sally , she is Harry..err..I mean the other way round.You see , I am so excited , I hardly know what I am saying.I am just so excited and flushing..err..blushing.
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Ok.she wants me to turn up at Music World at 1 pm.That is romantic.Grandpa used to say " Munnu beta , a girl has a very unstable mind.She would always keep changing things".Grand dad ,what do you know.Now she wants us to meet at 2 pm.It is still great.Of course , grandpa can be right sometimes.Now she wants me to turn up at a Metro Station.It is fine.I really love the idea of waiting for her sitting at some metro station , surrounded by sweaty office goers , paanwallahs and urchins in striped chaddis.It is so close to real India.It is all right.I am feeling ok.And grandpa can be right sometimes.
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Scene 2.
The Metro Station
I stand leaning against a big pillor.I knew I should have been a little less eager.I reached the station 45 minutes before the appointed time.And after half an hour of waiting amongst screeching metros , rushing people and a stupid TV which is belting out stupid bengali songs which would put a bus full of hyperactive three year olds to sleep , I am feeling not-exactly-euphoric.But just 15 minutes more , and a cool breeze will come breezing into the station , white clouds will waft in and float around my ankles magically , rose petals will fall from above , four well fed violinists will jump out of a metro and start playing "My heart will go on" and then she would walk in , with the breeze playing with her hair and a shy smile on her lips.Suddenly , my grand dad crops up in my imagination.He is wearing a white kurta pajama and has a dull brown shawl wrapped around his shoulders.He is sitting on a rocking chair.He looks at me with a deadpan face and says "This kinda stuff happens only in movies".
No way grandpa.What do you know about girls.Ten minutes to go for the violins and clouds.
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Scene 3.
It is time.She should be here any moment.I stand up straight , check if my clothes look ok , if my shoes look ok , if I look ok.Nothing looks ok.My tee shirt is crumpled after I had to sit between those gorilla clones in the metro on my way to here.My shoes have got so dirty , it looks like I am just back from playing soccer , and scoring two goals too , in some african mudland , and I dont look ok due to natural and biological reasons.I look around for a beauty parlour and a plastic surgeon in this metro station.Grandpa zooms back in my imaginations.His back is towards me as he waters the plants in some garden.Then he looks back and says "You look like god's mistake ,munnu".
Grandpa , you just dont know .Girls dont fall for looks.They dig inner beauty.I am a Miss.Universe , internally.My intestines and kidneys are beautiful.
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Would munnu find love again at this station ? Is this the start of yet another love saga ? Can munnu prove his granddad wrong ?
( To be continued )........Am I watching too many of those "to be continued" soaps now ?

48 comments:

sunshine the curious cat. said...

he he.... damn interesting. First, wish you a very Happy Birth Day. And man, you get me so curious after reading the post. I mean, assuming whatever you said was true, what happens then? Do you find it to be a guy from IIMC playing a prank at you? Was she a girl with hairy hands and oily hair? Was she a middle aged woman having a crisis in her married life and looking for some fun? Was he a gay trying to lure innocent kids like you(ah, innocent !)? Okay, my imagination is running riot, and I can see that. And it is bad that we readers have to wait all these weeks for you to "fly" back, take your exams, and then continue. Chalo fir, milte hain, break ke baad....

jun said...

learning the art of leaving your readers in suspense?
you've got us waiting!!
we want to know what happened neeext!!!

Sayesha said...

What the...??!! Jus when I am going off... damn! The story better be complete by the time I get back! :D

Ashish said...

hey its the biiig day kya ??????
*BUMPS* *BUMPS* along with a lots of hugs and heartily wishes :*

aaayegaaa, aaayegaaa
aayega aane walaa . .. .
dont lose hope, keep waiting ;;) we are looking for some good masala story when you come back. and also wishing you gr8888 luck at the metro station! may gods shower rose petals :D
BUT aisa na ho ki aap aakar bolo woh to sapna tha :-ss Esshhhh

bon voyage, take care and have a blast back home :)

Chhutki said...

Guys!!! nothing great going to come up in the to be continued episode...either the girl will not turn up or will end up making "munnu" a brother :P

Good luck bhai and God bless u..

Happy b'day once again :)

Anonymous said...

Cool blog you have going here, I will check in often! I have a similar site about food processor. It pretty much covers food processor related stuff.

the_free_soul said...

the gal doesnt turn up...tht happens all the time in KOl...when i was back there i even had the phone no of this gal i met on net and then i she didnt cum and i cudnt call coz she switched her cell off....dont worry tera shaadi ho jayega.

Archana said...

We're all waiting here.....breathheld!!

!xobile said...

OH SHIT!

that's the evilist thing some1 could do! leaving a '2 be cont.' post is like a devilish act!

im glad to say ur eviler than me!

huhahahahah
huhuhahahah

anyways
abhi tak good tha
lets see the next epi.

byebye and as many ppl say 2 u
happy budday...

Raam Pyari said...

In a future not far off, ur budday will be sooo famous that it will be a declared holiday for the blogging community.Heartiest wishes on ur budday.
itna bura kam...tch..tch.....u cant do sumthing like this...i was like wudering wat the outcome will be when suddenly i realised that u have decided todo the shesh-bhag-agale-saptah thing!!!!
Mishterrr Munnu, jaldi se apani post complete karo...

smita said...

hey happy bday abhinav..hope u had a fanatabulous day..(with all da breeze n da viloin n ofcourse da gal.. ;-)

Ellipsis said...

Happy B'day :)

sunshine the even more curious cat said...

Munnu, junta seems to be real excited to know the outcome of your meet. Honestly, even I am. Yeh koi mazaak to nahi hai na? Ant mein pataa chalaa ki alarm bajaa, you get up and brush your teeth, and while you do so, you smile remembering the lovely dream you have had just then.

Kamal Chopra said...

Arey yaarrrrrrrrrr............ ye kya ! Aisa suspense... ab main soo bhi nahin paungaa...

Next episode kab aayegaa...???

Kamal Chopra said...

Arey yaarrrrrrrrrr............ ye kya ! Aisa suspense... ab main soo bhi nahin paungaa...

Next episode kab aayegaa...???

Dreamcatcher said...

Hey happy birthday (if it was your birthday) and plz plz dont keep your poor readers in suspence.

Princesse said...

Abhii naa jaao choddkarrr, ke dilll abhi bharaaa nahiiiiiinn

Happy birdayyy and g'luck with exams?!

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Pradyot said...

yes you are mister... now kill the curiosity instead of cat and tell us what happened before you go on that vacation.

Anonymous said...

grandpa ko bhul gaye beta?

grandpa said...

Munnu beta, my theory doesn't suck. You'll see

divya said...

so the plot thickens! waiting for ur next post with bated breath. and thanks for all those nice words on my messenger... they really meant a lot to me!

saurabh ohri said...

kool
but why "to be continued"
makes me feel cuddly ;-)

saurabh ohri said...

uff
Forgot again
Happy Birthday

kay said...

lol!lmao...man ..u r something...looking forwrd to the sequeal!(is that spelled correctly?)

Prayank said...

great build up ... we r waiting for the rose petals , violins and a sudden shift to mountains of europe ...

Nila said...

Oopsie! Sorry munnu, I could not make it to Metro station that day.

Keep waiting ......;-)

Grandpa said...

Munnu beta..mere zamane me internet to nahin tha..kintu parantu ladkon ne ladkiyo ke nam se prem patr likh likh kar mera bahut kata hai..isliye i say "SAWDHAN HOSHYIAR" all the time

The real Grandpa..not the feignman said...

Muhahahahahahahaha..munnu beta kat gaya tumhara

Ashish said...

@Munnu bhaiyaa: hoshiyaar, khabardaar. bhaiyya ITS AM OMEN {me-the alchemist-is talking}

aapka ladki se milne jaana aur health insurance agents ka aapke ghar par.. err.. blog par aana! ITS A SIGN! BEWARE!

muuaahhaaaaa

hope you are having a nice time:)

DeePDiveR said...

Dude! There's some million gals hopping out of metro trains every minute! So how do you suppose you'll get to recognize her? You havent mentioned anything about her loox.........so??

Sayesha said...

Just read the comments. Birthday? Your birthday?? Kab nikal gaya?? :O

Chal koi baat nahin, der sahi, durust toh hai! Happy birthday, Abhi! May you live a long life and be the 'wise' grandpa who gives crazy worldly advice to his grandkids! ;)

Vidhi said...

yeah...now break the suspense and let us on abt wut happens next! going by the looks of it, something's not alright!

Vidhi said...

oh...a very happy birthday abhi!!

jun said...

are we going to have to wait 8 days for the continuation? -_-"

Anonymous said...

Well...well...well...is this post the same as Waisa bhi hota hai part-2 which never had part-1. In this case are we gonna have a part-2 or not ?

Anonymous said...

PATHETIC!! 3 grandpa's somebody nicked off my idea.N BTW how long is it b4 the grand finale???

Fathima said...

Bday? Wish u a very happy bday.

And I will tell what happens nxt. Only 5 more mins for the girl to come. Munnu's heart beats faster. Then checks his looks for the last time...mmmmmmmmmmm.... not satisfied. Decides he will meet her the nxt time. And writes a post on y he followed his grandpa's advice of making the girl wait for him:)

jive said...

beautiful blog. very well written!

Shekhar said...

Hey dude, you've vanished. Poof !! P. C. Sorcar magic at its best. Cloud of white smoke all around. Where are you ? When do we get a new post ?

Eagerly yours...

Princesse said...
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Princesse said...

Mein blog-world mein bas kuchh khaas logon ke yahaan aati jaati hoon...Par aapke alfaazon ne kardiya kamaal....Jaane ka jee hee nahin karta... Kyun ke aap ke post ne paidaa kardiya aisaa sawaal...
Roz yahaan aajaati hoon yeh dekhne ke aapki kahaani puri hui ke nahin...Par lautne par dekhti hoon, ke yeh hai waheen ki waheen...

yeh bhi khoob hai huzur... kamse kam aapke yahaan zinda rehne ka mauka toh miltaa hai... warna apni duniyaa mein toh ek patta bhi na hilta hai...

waapis haazir honge hum... jab imthihaan ki ghadi beeth jaaye...
Tabtak aapke liye, humaari praathnaa aur Shubkaamnaayein

;)

Meena kumaari ...
only the kumari part matches! haha :p

abhinav said...

@shoeshine-yeah.she kept a big iron comb just for her hand hairs.

@jun - i was helpless buddy.had to go.thats life.good guys go home too.;)

@sayesha - ooh , your tone is kinda commanding , eh , lady warrior.;)personally , i dont appreciate threatening comments.u can treat this as a warning.;)

@ashish - oh thanx a lot ashish.big day.not really.im no abhinav gates or abhinav bacchan.and that wasnt a dream , it was real hard reality.trust me.:)

@chhutki-thanx sister.and im copying ur comments in a separate text file , like dharam paaji says "chun chun kar badla lunga ek ek comment ka".

@spammer - wow , u write about food processors.thats a real interesting thing , right up there with rabies and bhutanese cricket or something.

@freesol - that happened with you.not me.;).and tnx fr the marital wishes.u make me feel all coochie coochie.;)

@archana - ok , 3 , 2 , 1.inhale.1 ,2,3, exhale.thats neat.right ? :)and a belated happy bday !

@ze chapaater - its my bday and u type wat in bold letters - OH SHIT.u broke my heart in some 662 pieces.;)

@ruchita - now thats a real indian mentality , eh ? ;) u want a holiday for everything !

@smita - he thanx a lot smita.:)the day was good.no violins.a few clouds.but the girl was there.man , am i in love...

@ranj - thanx , grumpy ;)

@shoeshine again - it wasnt a dream , kasam tere padosi kee.she came like an aandhi , worked her charms like a tsunami and went like a toofan.ok , i wanna sing 'dil le gayi le gayi" now.

@kamal - next episode .coming real soon.at a blog near you.tu soya na ?

@DC - thanx.yeah.it was my bday.am not a test tube baby , i have a bday.:)

@princess - arre meena kumaari jee , aap aur blog world mein ? ;)thanx fr the wishes buddy.

@spammer - u selling me health insurance.i see something fishy here now.police police , i need protection !

@pradyot - i cant kill the cat anyways.maneka gandhi would shred me in a shredder.;)

@anon - aapki yaadon ke sahare hee to yeh pahad see zindagi kat rahee hai daddu.

@divya - nice words.i was just being honest.

@saurabh - thanx bhai.and u can forget , my sister regularly forgets that i am a human and calls me animal names.

@kay - sequel.naughty kid , time for the spelling revision !;)

@prayank - not europe.make it new zealand.i liked NZ , was there in kaho na pyar hai.not europe this time.

@nila - you did not ? then who was she ? man , i got all senti senti with her thinking it was you...am sorry .you missed the bus.or , the metro , i should say.:)

@grandpa - i really appreciate ur concern grand dad , but its like ...wat do u know about girls old duck !;)

@another grandpa - ooh , plz raise ur hand when the joke ends.i wud know when to laugh this way.;)

@ashish - i can feel it.something big is about to happen.its coming.save me lord.;)

@DD - thats a very logically good question.i had her cellphone number and she knew how i looked .a decent answer . maybe.;)

@sayesha - oh thanx a lot sayesha.ill push my grandsons to go after girls.liberal and maadern dadaji.that wud be me.

@vidhi - thanx a lot vidhi.S came back ? :)

@jun - no way.more than 8 days , i think.:(.sorry.sorry again.ok.and hey , sorry.

@anon - sure captain.part 2 shall be there.

@anon - soon.thats a prefect response , i think.the finale shud happen soon.

@fathima - nice try fathima.:).but u missed the real script by around 200 feet.buddy , the reality is more romantic than wat u expect to happen with munnu.:)and thanx fr the bday wish:)

@jive - thanx.shit , thats the shortest reply i ever wrote.thanx ?

@shekhar - am coming .i wont leave you.

@princesse - wow.i am seriously amazed.this must be the most cool comment on my blog ever ,sacchi.how cud u think of all this ?? :)

Princesse said...

Arre wah, ek kaddardaan duniyaa ke kissi kone mein mil hee gaya!...

Apne alfaazon ke baare mein aisi baatein sunkar dil garden garden hogayaa :)

Shukkar hai ke iss naacheez ki baaton ne aapka dil behlaayaa

Warna hum jaison ko toh iss zaalim duniyaan ne paagal thehraayaa.

:)... courtesy of munu... for recognising meena kumari :p

munnu said...

@meena jee - please tell me you teach hindi.man , you are pretty great at writing these things.sacchi.:).and munnu ne kya kiya , aap mein waise hee meena kumari level ka talent hai !

Princesse said...

Nahin Munnu ji, Hum hindi nahin sikhaate hain... hum universal language sikhaate hain ;) poochiye kyaaaa :p hehehhe...
Munnu ne kya kiya: you remember the dialogue amitabh says to rekha in the movie silsila?

He says: Tum he meri prerna ho, kalpana ho, asha ho....

She said: Mere baare mein bolrahe ho yaan ladkiyon ke naam ginwaarahe ho!!! :0

heheheh :)

Hope your exams goin well...

Camphor said...

Now I understand that commen of yours in a later blog about you needing to complete this one, "unavoidable circumstances" definately does not suffice. My imagination is running roit and please get the next post up! You've learned how to keep audiences in during the commercial breaks too...

Abhishek said...

too good blog.keep up da good work