Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from November, 2012

If Only............

It was a Friday evening, the start of the weekend. The weather was mellow, the winter was yet to begin. When Praful got a call from his boss, when he was enjoying the evening with beer and friends. “Damn this guy, doesn’t give me a moment’s peace” said Praful then pressed the answer button “Yes sir, ................ No sir, its ok tell me................ I have already sent the report sir...................... Ronit sniggered and told Gaurav in whispered “Looks like somebody is boss’s pet” Praful hung up the phone and took a long sip of his beer “ guys am telling you this guy is a huge bore... he just keeps repeating the same things over and over again........... I just wish that there was mute button to his mouth so that I can just turn off his sound whenever I want” Ronit and Gaurav laughed seeing the state of Praful’s state of frustration. Ronit controlling his laugh looked at his friend’s face saying “Ok ok we are sorry for laughing, but you have to agree that this is funny... I mean…

Pieces

“So, tell me mom... Did you have a boyfriend in your life before Dad?” asked Shreya with naughty twinkling eyes, looking up from her coffee at her smiling mom’s face and daring her to answer. Saroj took a minute to react, she sat down on the dining table appearing to think and remember, while letting the anticipation grow in shreya’s eyes and replied, mentally ticking off from an imaginary list “Hmmm lets see, I had one, two, three and four if you count that and maybe five and six if you consider....” “Mom, stop teasing..... Saroj laughed in fondness and pinched her darling daughter’s cheek “well you started it” Shreya kept down her half empty coffee cup and asked hesitantly “Ok, mom.. hmm what I wanted to know was... .... well ... that is.... ok... I know you love dad a lot and all, and you miss him so much after all these years... but still was he your first and only love or.....” Saroj was still smiling but there was a scrutiny in her eyes when she looked into shreya’s eyes to search fo…

Did I ever tell you?????

"Did I ever tell you that I love you???" He asked her suddenly without any prelude. She was ironing her saree when he asked it. She was surprised at this question, not because he asked it, but because he took so long to realize it.
30  years of marriage is considered enough time to realize that you havent still expressed your love in words. She smiled at him and said "No, but why are you asking now, today of all days??"
"Huh, I just want you to know that I love you, I care about you a lot and am happy because of you"
And now she was really surprised. She switched off the iron and turned to face him. She looked at him with worry in her eyes and asked "What happened Debu.. are you alright?? Is something bothering you?"
He touched her cheek with tenderness and assured her "No dear, just wanted to tell you. Dont worry" 3 months back Debasish Mohanty had never felt so vulnerable in his whole life as he felt at that moment, when his daughter Ridd…