Monday, November 19, 2007

Love in the age of Technology

On Parish Island off the cost of Virginia there is a company called Blue Chip. This company deals in all software and hardware and all things related to computers.

Several hundred of people work here. Among them is a software engineer Rohit, who iss very tall dark and handsome and about 30 years of age. He works in this company and was a very good worker. He does not talk much but is the idol for all the women that worked for Blue Chip.

Anna, was also a software engineering who has recently joined the company, she has come from Bangalore in India. She is a very friendly young lady. Since she was new she was taken around and was introduced to all the staff by her Manager.

Anna was introduced to Rohit as they were to make team and work together on a given project. She found him to be a very cool calm person. He spoke very less and worked very hard. Anna noticed that he rarely spoke to her unless required. It was one of those days when they had to work late. Anna was tired of constantly sitting at the computer so she wanted to take a break, she was hesitant to ask Rohit if he would like to join her, but she dared to ask him. Rohit agreed and so they both went down to the cafeteria to have some coffee and a short break.

Anna being the talkative one decided to break the silence, and so she asked him from where he was and how long he was working for Blue Chip. Rohit told her that he was actually from Delhi but was based here in Virginia for over a decade that his family too had settled here. Rohit then asked Anna about her, she told him that she was on a short term of three months and would go back to Bangalore after the project was over.

It was very late by the time they finished work for the day. Anna had to take a cab, but Rohit was driving his own car. Anna was hoping that Rohit would ask her to be dropped home, but he just said goodnight and left. Anna found him to be a very strange man, yet there was something about him that she liked.

Next day, was another day at work, too much to do and very little time. Time was running out they had only 15 days to finish the project. Almost every day they had to stay late and finish of the days work. There was many a time when she never knew certain things and Rohit would come to her aid.

The project was over and was time for Anna to leave. The entire office got together to bid Anna a farewell, but Rohit was missing. Anna looked a bit upset that he was not there, she asked around but no one knew where he was. Anna got into the taxi and went to the airport. When she reached the airport and was about to get off the taxi, she thought she saw Rohit, and so looked again and yes he was there standing and smiling at her. She did not how to react, but was happy in her heart that he had come to see her off. She wanted to ask him why he was not there at the farewell, but time was little and she had to check in. She found it very strange that he came to see her off. He waited at the counter while she checked in her baggage and picked her boarding pass. When she turned to look at him, she found him staring at her. She felt a bit uncomfortable, but did not show it.

Funny but they did not talk much – when suddenly it seemed they both spoke at the same time – he asked her if she would ever come back to Virginia, she told yes if she was given that opportunity. Then she heard her name being called to board the aircraft. She was about to say bye to him, when he brought his hand and gave her a small gift. He barely hugged her and let her go. She was dumfounded, there was something that they both wanted to say but could not at that moment, he waved to her as she went in.

Back in Bangalore, and at work, she could not concentrate that day at work. She turned her computer on and was checking her emails and the first mail was from Rohit. She was so excited that she opened to read what was written. All that Rohit said was that he missed her presence back here in the office and a friend to talk too. She was touched. They kept in touch through emails and chat and yeah must tell you the little gift that Rohit had given her was a lovely high tech mobile with all the latest accessories and a roaming one. They would speak for hours together. Nearly after six months of chatting, emails they realized that they were falling in love, but they were so far away and yet felt near when they were on chat, emails or on the mobile talking. Rohit had taught her so much in her field that she was an expert.

The next day as usual she was at work, but saw no emails from him not did he come online to chat with her, she even looked at the mobile and found that there was no missed calls too. She was kind of worried, and waited the whole morning. Luckily that day there was not much too, but she was worried and as the afternoon came she decide to call him, due to the time difference, she waited for noon to come. She dialed his number and when it got connected the voice on the other end said that this number is no longer working and has been disconnected. She was not very worried and it showed on her face. He colleagues too knew about her chat and email friend. They were also worried. She could not call the office as it was a holiday there. She was in tears now. It was 6 ‘o’clock and time to go home. All her friends were getting ready to go, she did not know what to do, she kept looking at her computer and hoping she was would see him on line or receive any message from him. She took her bag and was about to leave when the watchman said that there was someone to see her. She was taken back as she was’nt expecting anyone at that time, she asked her colleague if they had made any appointment for her, they too said no. Anyway she asked to watchman to make him sit in the meeting room and that she would be there in a minute. She kept her bag back on her desk and took her note pad and pen and went to see the visitor.

When she reached the meeting room., she could not say anything , she was shocked and wanted to scream with joy. It was Rohit . He had a big bunch of flowers for her. He had come to see her. She just went into his arms little realizing that all the staff were watching her. Suddenly it hit her; it was her birthday and he had come especially to wish her. She introduced him to all her friends and together they left the office. She told him how anxious he had made her by not calling her or writing to her. She told him how worried she was. He just smile at her and said that he wanted to surprise her. This was the best birthday gift that she had received for her birthday. Rohit was her life now, for they both planned to get married and she would fly back with to Virginia.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

I Write

Debra N
I write

We met as strangers,
then we fell in love,
was it too soon,
we parted and went our ways.

I was hurt, was he,
I never knew,
we get married,
same year, same month, same week,
but to another.

Life goes one,
and one day I see an
email from him,
my heart skips a beat,
I am angry, but I want to take revenge,
But can I do it , will I do it.

I learn,
he is still in my life
by his brother marrying,
another relative in my family.

Now he is back in my life,
seems he cannot forget me,
and nor can I ,
are we doing wrong.,
is this love?
Can anyone tell,
or this hate/love for each other!

Monday, June 4, 2007

To Him

I remember the first time I met you
I never thought you'd be the one
Who'd take my heart away
I even thought you were bad & strange
But seems I've been wrong anyway

Then my feelings grew for you
I liked you, I did’nt even know why
Maybe because you're sweet
You knew how to care about me
When I was feeling lonely
You were there to let me feel your warmth

You knew what to say
When I was troubled and confused
you were able to see me
through my letters and
You wrote such sweet letters to me.

Now I loved you
And this feeling became deeper than I imagined
I wanted to tell you how much I love you
How much I care for you, how much I need you
But alas it was too late,
For your heart was already tied to hers

If, I was brave enough that time
to tell you all these before you met her
would something have changed?
Would you have loved me?
in just the way I love you.

But it was just another heartbreak? :)

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Nisha and Anirudh - Part II

They arrived in Switzerland early morning and went straight to be, due to the time difference, they suffered from a jet lag.

Later in the day when they woke up, they had a good brunch and went on a sight seeing spree. They spent a week there and had to return back to home base.

Back home in Shimla was a new beginning for them both. Ani had bought a beautiful house and had it all ready for his lady love. Two months passed by quicker than ever and Ani had to go back to his work. Nisha was not happy as she would have to be alone, but Ani promised to take her too once he went there.

That week was very busy one a lot of guest and relatives came for dinners, lunch etc as Ani was leaving and also to welcome the new couple. Nisha used to get very tired by the end of the day and would fall of a sleep lie a little baby. The next day early morning was his flight. Nisha was not a mood and did not feel like talking to anybody. Ani tried to console her and tell her that he promised to take her once he got there.

Since there was no direct flight from Shimla, Ani had to fly to Delhi and then to Bahrain. Nisha cried a lot at the airport, it was a sad sight to see. Nisha mom and sister and her in laws too had come to the airport. All were sad that Ani had to go back.

Back home Nisha just wanted to be alone, so she went back to an empty house and did not know what to do as she was really lonely and missing Ani very much. She turned the TV on and saw what she did not want to see. All flights to the Gulf country were delayed by a day, so which means that Ani would be stuck in Delhi for another day or two depending on the weather. She was hoping that she had at least gone with Ani to Delhi. Just then the phone rang. Nisha ran to the phone “of course it was none other than her Ani. He called to her that he was already missing her and that he would be staying in a hotel until he received information from the airport. They must have spoken for an hour. Ani told her that he would call her back once he checked in the hotel.

Nisha waited by the phone like a little girl waiting for her dad’s call. Nisha left the TV on to get the latest news. She must have been so tired that she fell asleep on the couch for when she woke up it was about 10:30pm, she woke up with a start, she was wondering if the phone had rang and if she had missed her Ani’s call. She was all confused. She went to the kitchen as she got a bit hungry, made herself a sandwich and glass of orange juice. She was getting impatient as they were no news from Ani, she did not know where he was staying or any number to contact him.


Nisha could not concentrate on anything, she did not want to call her in-laws too as it was too late. She changed the channel to a movie and sat watching the movie with no interest in it. By the time the movie got over it was way past midnight. Nisha was not sleepy as she seemed to have slept though the whole day. She got up and had a glass of water, and then went back to her bed hoping to catch a few winks before the morning came. She looked at the clock by her bedside, which said it was about 4 am in the morning. She dozed off to sleep only to be woken up to the ringing of the telephone. Nisha almost tripped and fell as she ran to the phone. She picked up the received and heard a hello on the line but could not recognize the voice, her hello in a sleepy voice. The voice on the other line asked if she was Nisha she said yes and asked who was speaking, she then said that she was calling from Bahrain and that she was the operator.
In a minute Ani came online to her delight. He was worried and asked her where she had been the previous night; she then realized that she had missed his call. She apologized and told me that she was watching TV and fell of to sleep and only woke up late night. He told her that he had to board the flight midnight and so now was calling her from his office in Bahrain. He told her that he too was missing her but that it would take a month to do all the paper work to bring her to Bahrain.

They would chat everyday on the phone and on the net. Then one day all a sudden she got a call from Ani telling her to get packed that she had to come to Bahrain. She was so delighted and happy. Nisha was to travel the next week, so she was busy preparing for her trip to the Gulf. One morning as usual she woke and felt nausea, she did not know what it was but was feeling very sick. She called her mom and her mom came to see her immediately. She told her mom that she had vomited and was getting giddy spells, for which her mother smiled and said to her that she was going to be a mother. , she told her that she was pregnant and that she had to see the doctor before she left for Bahrain. Nisha’ mother made an appointment with the family gynecologists. Nisha went to see the doctor the doctor took some tests and then told Nisha that she was on the way to motherhood but that she could not travel now and had to take bed rest.

Nisha was sad and happy too at the same time. She called up Ani to give him the good and the bad news. Ani told her to go and stay with his parents so that she could get help when needed. Ani was very excited that he was going to be a father, he told Nisha that not to worry and that he would take her as soon as the doctors tell her that she was fit for travel.

Two months passed by Nisha was getting bigger, but she needed a lot of rest, as her womb was very delicate and if she moved too much or carried anything heavy she would loose the baby. Since Nisha needed constant care she decided not to go to the Gulf the baby came.


Everyday Ani would call her and would enquire of her health. She was getting ready for the baby, as a matter of fact the whole house was very happy and excited and were preparing for the arrival of the baby. Her sister Anamica who was married before her had twins and she had comet o spend time with her mother. He mother was very excited as another baby was going to come. Nisha’s younger sister Rhea, was engaged and was to get married the following year.

One day early in the morning Nisha woke up with severe pains, the doctor was called for and she was rushed into emergency. Everyone was worried as it was not yet time for the baby to come, there was still a month to go. All were praying for her and the baby’s health. Ani too was informed and he too was worried. The doctors came out of the room and told her mother and in-laws that she was already getting labour pains and was taken into the Operation Theatre, after half an hour they could hear the cry of a little baby all were delighted to hear the little cry from the baby. Just then the doctor came out with the little baby in his arms and gave it to Nisha mother. It was a little boy. The doctor told them that Nisha is too exhausted and is resting, they had sedated her. The little was boy was then taken back to his little crib and kept under observation.

Ani was very happy to hear the good news but was waiting to talk to Nisha. After a couple of hours Nisha woke up, and looked around her and saw a little crib next to her, she tried to get up but could not move as she was keep on drips, she called for the nurse and they came to her immediately and showed her , the little boy. Nisha was so excited and asked if any of her family members were around. He mother was with her waiting in the waiting hall, the nurse called for her mother. A soon as she saw her mother the first thing she asked if Ani had been informed her mother said yes and that he had called a couple of times, but since she was sleeping they did not want to disturb her.

It was the evening of the ext day, she had many visitors besides her family members who had come to see her and the little boy. Nisha was to be discharged the next day. The next day was a big day Nisha held her son in her arms and was about to leave the hospital when she got a call saying that her sister Rhea had met with a tragic accident and was admitted in the same hospital but in a different ward.

Nisha was not allowed to see her, but her mother and other sister told her that Rhea was in intensive care and they pray that she comes out of danger. Nisha went home a little sad but happy as she had her son with her.

A lovely crib was set for the baby. Weeks passed and Rhea was still in ICU, she was hit by a car and had fractured ribs and hands.

The baby was turning a month and it was time for the naming ceremony, that day was set by the Hindu priest. Everyone was busy preparing for the day when she got a call from the hospital that Rhea was not out of danger and was transferred from ICU to the normal wards. She was very happy. And so was everyone at home. All were worried as Rhea was due to get married early next year.

Guests started arriving and to her big surprise a taxi pulled up at the entrance and she was so excited as it was Ani he gave her a surprise visit. All were so excited and there was so much of noise and commotion. Ani was thrilled to see his little boy. They name him Sagar. Sagar was the apple of everyone eyes especially his dad. The biggest surprise that Ani had given was that he had left his job in the Gulf and that he was starting his own business here in Shimla. The next day Ani, Nisha and little Sagar went to see Rhea who still in hospital and was recovering well. Rhea was delighted to see her nephew.

Sagar was now four months old toddler and kept Nisha and everyone very busy with his gurgles and cute smiles. Rhea was discharged from the hospital. She looked different as she had undergone many operations and had to walk with crutches for a month until she gained strength.

Ani was very busy with his business that he had set up in Shimla. He was doing very well. Everyday when he came home he would take little Sagar out for drive and Sagar would get excited to see all the lights on the streets, he was getting bigger and bigger.
His first birthday was coming very soon. Ani planned a big party for his son’s first birthday.

A day after Sagar’s birthday little Sagar was looking at a Photo Album, he was thrilled to see all his birthday pictures. Then he came upon a picture of a little boy and girl which caught his eyes. He asked his mum who they were – she smiled and him and told him that it was his dad and her when they were small.

Time went by now Sagar a little lad all set to go to school. Nisha also decided to take up a job and Anirudh was busy with his business, it had grown in twofold ever since it began.

Nisha and Anirudh Part 1 - Short Story

Nisha and Anirudh were childhood friends. They were both born and brought up in Simla. It is a very beautiful place to the North of India. They were neighbors and always went to school, studied and played together. Their families always got together on weekends and even went on holidays together.

Time flew by they both finished school and joined college, but their streams were different. He chose to join Commerce while she joined Arts. They did from time to time meet when on a day off.

Life changed, Nisha lost her dad and she now had more responsibility, she was the eldest of the four children and she decided to do Night College and work in the day. It was very hard for them as the younger sibling were still in school and college. Her mother was always a housewife and so could not go to work, but she would sit and at home and do some tailoring work that she would get from time to time. They had move from their house to a smaller place, she was sad to bid farewell to her neighbors and all her friends whom she had grown up. She has missed Anirudh that day when they were leaving as he was in college. They moved back to her mother place in Ooty. She joined another night college and in the day time she found work at a Modeling Agency. She used to work as a PA to the General Manager. It was about 5 years since Nisha was working, she had passed her college with honors, and she wanted to pursue her career further but decided to take up a proper job instead. Her younger sister and brother who were twins passed school and were now in college. The last was in her final year of school.

On the other hand Anirudh had left Simla and had gone to Bahrain to work. He was now the Business Development Manager of a big IT firm in Bahrain. He often used to visit his family back home, he was the only son, and whenever he came home he would always ask his parents if they had heard from Nisha or her family. All that his parents said was they had lost touch with them and did not have any address for them; they knew that there were in Ooty.

Back in Bahrain he used to be a very busy man and very rarely had time for anyone other than his work.

Many years went by, Nisha was promoted to the position of a General Manager, her younger siblings were now all grown ups and were working. Her mother was getting very old and was always worried and was after Nisha to get married but Nisha always put it back, she would always find her excuse. Nisha twins got married latter that year. She was very happy as the twin brother and sister got married to another set of brother and sister. Her younger sister was left but she was graduating that year and had to study a lot and also look after her mother. Since Nisha was promoted she had moved to Bombay and was very busy with her work, she was given an opportunity to go abroad but refused due to her old ailing mother., who was back home in Ooty then.

Though she missed her family and friends her sense of fulfillment in her workplace and in her career made up for it. He younger sister that year completed her graduation and took up a job in Ooty itself. It was the festival of Divali, so Nisha went home, her mother and sister were very happy to see her. They planned to Simla that holiday just to meet all their old friends. They left the next morning for Simla and booked themselves into a hotel. They then went to meet their old neighbors there was so much of excitement and chattering as everyone was happy to see Nisha and her family. While they were busy talking Anirudh mother asked Nisha if she was married and she with a blush say no. Nisha asked about Ani and was told that he was in the Gulf and that he was expected to come down this week.

While Nisha went o meet her other friends both the parents got talking and Ani mother asked if she would get Nisha married to Ani. Nisha mother was very happy as she knew him a little child, but said to them why you don’t ask Nisha herself. Then they decided to wait for Ani to come and they could ask her hand then.

Next day they were invited for lunch so she, her mother and sister went for lunch to Ani place. When she entered in the house all of a sudden there was a kind of pin drop silence and all were staring at her, she saw a young handsome man just staring into her face. He came and said hell to her, she was surprised as she did not recognize him, his mother told Nisha how could you have forgotten your childhood friend, for which Nisha was shocked and with a big expression on her face just hugged him like old times. Everyone was watching them, they then sat had lunch and then talking and talking for hours and hours together. Nisha and Ani had so much catching up to do, so they both decided to meet again the next day. Nisha told him that she was staying at the Hilton.

Next morning Ani came to the hotel to pick her up. They went for a long drive and had so much to talk about their college life, their work and the present. Suddenly they both felt silent for a moment as they both asked each other the same question, both asked one another if they were married and out came the answer no. She asked Ani why he had not yet married and he told her that he had fallen in love with a girl since long time but that girl had left the place and had gone, he never knew her whereabouts and so was waiting for her to come back some day. She was very curious and asked him who that girl was. For which Ani asked her why she had not married yet, she then told him that she had to look after her younger siblings and never really thought about marriage since she was so buy with her work and home, her life was the same routine like before.
She again asked Ani who the girl was then Ani told her after a long time that it was her; she was shocked but never knew that he was in love with her as they were childhood friends. Before she could say anything he asked her hand in marriage. Nisha was speechless, and was blushing but shyly said yes.

That day was the best day for Ani and it was Divali and so the celebrations were grander. Ani told his parents they were very happy and so was Nisha’s mother, the next week Nisha had to leave so they decided to get engaged before she left. The marriage for planned for the next month, as Ani had come on a long leave, but Nisha had to back to apply for more leave. Next day were big celebrations and all their old friend from college and new friends had come for the engagement.

Next day Nisha and her mother and sister left for Ooty. Ani and family had gone to drop them of at the airport.

Now back at Ooty Nisha was exhausted but there was so much to do and so little time. Her mother was very happy and was very busy with the wedding preparations.

The following week went very fast. Nisha resigned from her job, her sister too resigned from her job, they sold everything that they had and were ready to move to Shimla.

Nisha was anxious and nervous too at the same time. Life was going to be different for her now. They arrived early in the morning and Ani was there to receive her at the airport. The house was ready for them, all the preparations to move into their new house was done by Ani. She was very happy. He left them at home and went back as he had a lot of work to do. The day was a very busy one for all of them, guests started pouring in from different places, and she and her sister along with their mother had gone to distribute the invites to her wedding.

It was henna (Medhi night) there was lot of singing, dancing and the bride be adorned with henna. She looked very pretty in a green shalu sari. Ani house too was a very busy one; he had his celebrations of a Bachelor’s night. The next day at 10:00 am was scheduled for the Muharat. The wedding procession had commenced the bridegroom party had come to pick her up and take her to the hall where the wedding ceremony was going to take place. There were about a thousand guests. Nisha was dressed beautifully in a red sari and adorned with flowers and lot of jewellery. The Muharat began sharp at 10:00 am. The nuptials got over in an hours time and all the guests were there ready to greet the newly wed.

It was late night by the time all the guests’ left, early next morning Ani and Nisha were leaving for Switzerland for their honeymoon. They bid everyone a good bye and went to their room.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Creative ADD on

The Cat was big..
His whiskers were like Twigs,
I thought and I thought and I thought in vain,
And then I let the cat go in the lane.

It scared the folks living there
for they ran helter skelter,
bumping into everything that came their way.
Alas, he was not after the folks,
but after his master who let him loose.
Bark and a yap
that what he does
the whole day long
Frighten's every stranger
that passes along.
He is but a lovely pal
with little kids
and an eye for the blind
but above all
my best friend
and my bodyguard.


You missing mommy,
and I am missing him.
Lets get together and chat
and forget our loved
ones while they are far away.

Turn on the music,
get the gin and the vodka,
call up a friend
and make the best of your weekend
Happy weekend!

Creative ADD On

Glad this thread has come back
to life
Better be warned Asha Don
is after you to write
So back on line everyone
and continue this thread!

Ice cream you scream
Ice cream we all scream
for a bowl of mango Ice cream
for bowl of pista Ice cream
or for a Bottle of chilled beer!
On this hot summer's day.

You dont need HAzmola
whatever that is
Ice cream before or after
is welcome on a hot
summer's day.

A cool one here
and cool one there
a cool one everywhere
Everyone is chilling
out - in the pool over there.
Beer beer beer please
Its the call for beer
and no more ice creams
for ice creams melt
and only remains vapour
for hot is the air
and hot is the month
so come one folks
lets chill out
and have a nice cold
one
Hic Hic hic

OOps!
Ma and Pa sat in a car
And went to the bar
They drank from a jar
Then got back into their car
And drove to the park
They sat in the dark
And were lost in the park
Only to be woken next morning
With the singing of the Lark!

Creative ADD on

Anu if the wheels are turning around
Hurry dont let it stop
for if you do
This thread will stop
And no more wheels turning around

T'was birthday time
so Anu forgot
that her wheels were turning around
Enough of cake and wine
Music and dancing - and
Come back to this thread

That is what is left to do
You and me enjoy this thread
With a bottle if Fizz
And corn on the cob
I am continuing on this thread

Seems all are asleep
Or lazing on the bed
As its sunday afternoon - and
to early to play
on this thread.
So, early did I wake the
dead from sleep or the lazy
You sound so sad and dejected
You are home sick
so get back to base
And bring the smile back on your face.


We'll take it from there
As there is too many mixers happening
On Nukkad these days
Too much of wine and dine
And all people's a knockout
the next day!

Creative ADD on

There'll be more than just dancing
There'll be laughing and prancing
And eating and drinking
And back pats and winking


Yeah! there will be romancing too!
As Love is sailing in the air
You and me will be there
For the weather is fair
And love and music in the everywhere.

The colored paper is bought
And the kite is made
But whose gonna fly it first
As there's dust storm coming up.


Lets make a hot air balloon
instead
So you can fly in that balloon
Against the dust storm
and dusty air.
Until one finds a better suggestion for you and me
Lets take to the sea
Sail away on a cruise
Into the Arabian sea
You and me and all folks on Nukkad

A big liner will it be
The cost has to be free
For we'll find a big Don here
And make him sponsor our trip for all
to be free
The trip sure sounds like fun
Cmon,Cmon, where are you Don?
Wanna get away from this soaring Sun
Now,be sweet and stop being such a CON ;)


Yeah Aarti get on the phone
And wake up the Don to this thread
Tell him peepals are waiting
For the answer to their trip


Ask Anu to join in the pun
Wake up everybody to this thread
Work up your grey cells folks
If you want to win a trip.

Welcome aboard the liner Asha
Your on the guest list
Inez, Don,where are you
Come quickly before the liner
sails away again
to another port to another country.

Aren't we missing more of the folks
Where are Vijay's, Anu's,
More the crowd more the merrier
Hurry all, lest we all get left out.
Lets do that Inez and
Get back to our Kitchen
The way to a man's heart
is the woman food and her kitchen
So lets get busy in improving
Our culinary skills
and put an end to their Cricketing skills

Creative ADD on

Dining is not the time,
For there is party.....ing
Happening everywhere
Lets join the gang
And make the best of everything there!

Pull Inez in to the party,
Swirl to the music, dance.
Names in the gang matched to faces,
We greet faces calling thier names, smiling.


Come Asha let's you and I dance
Lets dance the rumba,the samba or the tap
Let have fun and frolic
And wake all the crowd up tonite!

Creative ADD on

Yes back online is where we are
To spend good times with friends afar
But when the Bell of Duty rings
We must log off and see to things :(


But Nukkad is such a place
that when you have a couple of minutes
You come back to spend that time here
and keep in touch with the folks on line


So folks lets make the best of this
time we have on Nukkad
Enjoy every moment we spend
By making more firends and
lesser enemies
Lets together make a chain of Friendship.

Come folks
join me on the Ship of Nukkad
And sail on the sea of Friendship
Lets together dock on the shore of
enemies if any
And make them all friends of Nukkad.

The friendship wand I can see from afar
Lets welcome the ship as they dock
The welcome band is ready & champagne a flow
Hurry folks,
Its happy moment for you and me !


Lapsi gets more but when he
see the champagne, he say no more
to Rhea
The folks are busy ashore
Eating and drinking
and having fun galore.
As long as Inez there
there will more fizz
The City of gold is all a buzz
With V twins arrivals
and all the Fuzz (ss)

Creative ADD on

But soon my eyes begin to tear
It's the truck's exhaust I do fear
I thought they'd make good morning friends
But this is where my story ebds

The highways too busy
For a friend in need
Its a foggy morning
So lets keep our eyes on the road
Ahead,
for there are friends waiting for you on
Nukkad.


Nukkad I reached in time
To have a lovely cup of coffee
And chat with the friends on line
Got the latest gossip - that
Don, Inez,Asha are back on line

Creative ADD on

I am waiting for you,
Please come back to me
Or I will fade away
Like the colour on the wall.,
Like the flowers in the vase.
Come back, oh come back to me and brighten my day.

dont tell me that because of work
you have forgotten me
that I am second thoughts for you
you assured me that I am the only one for you
And that you will never let me down.

You are the only one my dear
But we must eat as well
I'd like to see much more of you
But the Boss will give me Hell!

And if the Boss gives me hell,
It's not good for me
As I would out of job
And that is real hell


So come dear, bear with me
Tomorrow is another day
And we will surely meet
Like we do every Sunday.

Creative ADD on -

So thank you my Love for being there,
For supporting me, my life
I'll do the same for you, you know,
YOUR LOVE, is the ultimate.

I have found a true love in you
Cos’ life without you dear friend
is a life of emptiness!
Its like a boat without a sail
and a day without the night

I remember the day you said good-bye
I laid my head on my pillow and cried
left all alone again left in the dark
my only friend
its really something this love I have for you
is never ending

Creative ADD on - continued

I maybe an Amateur
In writing a verse or two
But in a language of my own
I’d like to get the message across
Some may like it ,and some may contradict it,
But as long as I can get the message across
It makes no big difference to me.


A stranger you were once.
There's nothing as nice as someone who shares,
your laughter, your secrets, your wishes and cares,
someone who's there through your good times and tears,
who stays by your side as your friend through the years

Monday, May 21, 2007

A Stranger as A friend?

People ask me often,
"How can you be friends
with someone you've never met?"

I tell them,
" You've never been online I am sure!"

It's something people offline will never understand.
You open up your heart to friendship
with your fingers typing away fast.

It's a world full friendship at your finger tips,
there is so much online,and
it only takes a heart to reach people
with your touch.

First you start out online, surfing all around.
Next thing you know a great friend will be found.

You will chat a lot and surf a lot.
Soon it will be your second home,
a comforting, and special place.

You will find a
Friend to share your dreams and your tears
and to help each other wipe away life's fears.

You will share life together
and help each other along
You will make it through bad weather
because friendship is so strong.

No matter how far apart you go,
your keyboards will keep you together,
and in your heart you will know
you don't need a face to be a true friend forever.

So, How do you explain this to people
who've never been online?
I guess it takes a gesture of friendship
& a little bit of time & effort.

So let's start by keeping in touch
and passing our special touch.
A smile, a website, a gesture starts it all
becoming friends doesn't take much.

:)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Rain

As the hot May winds blows through my hair,
Its sends a chill down my spine,
Leaves fall from the trees,
and the wind comes with heavy dark clouds

I see dark clouds,
and a gray sky
then a streak of lightening,
followed by
thunder clashes,
as lightening flashes
a storm rolls in,

The gentle cadence of falling rain
Its soft pelt splashing
upon the window pane
makes my heart miss a beat.

The golden sun is hidden away
with the gray clouds,
the rain falls on the earth,
like cyrstals falling from heaven above.

Making the earth so wet,
and the earth smelling so sweet.
Everything around turns wet and cold
And yet the rain is welcome on this
hot summers day!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Missing Him

Its been a few days since he's gone

And I have already begun to miss him

As I sit by window and watch the sun setting,

My mind begins to wander

Of the lovely days that we spent together on chat

I miss him every single day

Why is this happenig to me!

I find no interest in my day to day work
Is this called infactuation!

He is only a friend to me

Is it because we share the most intimate chats,

Is it because we share our lifes on chat,

His absence is driving me crazy

Can anyone tell me why?

He told me that she is aware.

That we are chatting and does not care

He wants us to stay friends forever

He's been happy being friends....till now

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Love is A movement

I found my old scrap book and in it dated 27/01/1990 I had written:

Love is movement
In which you have a Master menu

Every move you make and step you take
Enters the stock file of your life।
You stock file all the movements
And then one day analyse its mistake
You correct & delete every fault,
and then when the bad times over
You let your love friend te another
Option of friend pice from your life।
Once again you accept a new life
And when finally all ifriend well
You end that movement of your Love life,
by joining together in Holy Matrimony
And another new movemnt if your
Love Life has begun।

Blessed are they that join together in holy matrimony!

I write

I write

True poets don't write their thoughts with a pen,
They release the ink that फ्लोव्स
From within their heart।

Amen!

I write

I write

You know how people say that someone is lucky in love?
Well i feel like I'm lucky in Frienship for
I have found you my friend

I write
It means a lot to have a friend like you
You have become apart of my life
I feel so comfortable when
I am with you & the times we share are a delight
& I know, no matter what,
I can always count on you my Friend

I write

I write

You know how people say that someone is lucky in love?
Well i feel like I'm lucky in Frienship for
I have found you my friend

I write
It means a lot to have a friend like you
You have become apart of my life
I feel so comfortable when
I am with you & the times we share are a delight
& I know, no matter what,
I can always count on you my Friend

I write
I write
It was a long weekendvery hot and humid
I got fed up and waited for itto end
A new week has begunand new day and
new threadphew that is a lot to

WriteGood threads always last long
good friend s join the gang
and write good things and
keep this threadgoing forever
Until BMW publishes itall in a bookI write

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Creative - ADD on's

Rhyme, i see has become the name
Ff this post,that has become quite a game
Now,now,dont give me no excuses
For i know if you try, you can add to the juices
Cmon now,stop prancing about,
i know u aint so tame
I maybe an Amateur
In writing a verse or two
But in a language of my own
I’d like to get the message across
Some may like it ,
and some may contradict it,
But as long as I can get the message across
It makes no big difference to me
The message is clear, as clear as ice
and now's my turn to add some spice
and turn it away from bricks & bats
It's valentines day, let's tip our hats
to all the wonderful ladies out
hereand everyone else we hold so dearA stranger you were once।
There's nothing as nice as someone who shares,
your laughter, your secrets,
your wishes and cares,
someone who's there through your good times and tears,
who stays by your side as your friend through the years

Creative - ADD on's

Come out of hiding from under your beds
For fellow Nukkadites seldom lose their heads
They just talk more than chew
Confused most times with their points of view
There will be no outburst of words or cries
No slapping of fingers just people going crazy
Not knowing what to write or to say
And confuse the other writers all the way :)

Creative - ADD on's

Methinks there's something going on
Of which I understand none
So with hand on
head am hiding under the bed
Till the storm or tempest is gone
And when the tempest is gone
I'll come out from underground
To see what is happening
And the cause of this destruction

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Love around Technology

Love in the age of Technology


On Parish Island off the cost of Virginia there is a company called Blue Chip. This company deals in all software and hardware and all things related to computers.

Several hundred of people work here. Among them is a software engineer Rohit, who iss very tall dark and handsome and about 30 years of age. He works in this company and was a very good worker. He does not talk much but is the idol for all the women that worked for Blue Chip.

Anna, was also a software engineering who has recently joined the company, she has come from Bangalore in India. She is a very friendly young lady. Since she was new she was taken around and was introduced to all the staff by her Manager.

Anna was introduced to Rohit as they were to make team and work together on a given project. She found him to be a very cool calm person. He spoke very less and worked very hard. Anna noticed that he rarely spoke to her unless required. It was one of those days when they had to work late. Anna was tired of constantly sitting at the computer so she wanted to take a break, she was hesitant to ask Rohit if he would like to join her, but she dared to ask him. Rohit agreed and so they both went down to the cafeteria to have some coffee and a short break.

Anna being the talkative one decided to break the silence, and so she asked him from where he was and how long he was working for Blue Chip. Rohit told her that he was actually from Delhi but was based here in Virginia for over a decade that his family too had settled here. Rohit then asked Anna about her, she told him that she was on a short term of three months and would go back to Bangalore after the project was over.

It was very late by the time they finished work for the day. Anna had to take a cab, but Rohit was driving his own car. Anna was hoping that Rohit would ask her to be dropped home, but he just said goodnight and left. Anna found him to be a very strange man, yet there was something about him that she liked.

Next day, was another day at work, too much to do and very little time. Time was running out they had only 15 days to finish the project. Almost every day they had to stay late and finish of the days work. There was many a time when she never knew certain things and Rohit would come to her aid.

The project was over and was time for Anna to leave. The entire office got together to bid Anna a farewell, but Rohit was missing. Anna looked a bit upset that he was not there, she asked around but no one knew where he was. Anna got into the taxi and went to the airport. When she reached the airport and was about to get off the taxi, she thought she saw Rohit, and so looked again and yes he was there standing and smiling at her. She did not how to react, but was happy in her heart that he had come to see her off. She wanted to ask him why he was not there at the farewell, but time was little and she had to check in. She found it very strange that he came to see her off. He waited at the counter while she checked in her baggage and picked her boarding pass. When she turned to look at him, she found him staring at her. She felt a bit uncomfortable, but did not show it.

Funny but they did not talk much – when suddenly it seemed they both spoke at the same time – he asked her if she would ever come back to Virginia, she told yes if she was given that opportunity. Then she heard her name being called to board the aircraft. She was about to say bye to him, when he brought his hand and gave her a small gift. He barely hugged her and let her go. She was dumfounded, there was something that they both wanted to say but could not at that moment, he waved to her as she went in.

Back in Bangalore, and at work, she could not concentrate that day at work. She turned her computer on and was checking her emails and the first mail was from Rohit. She was so excited that she opened to read what was written. All that Rohit said was that he missed her presence back here in the office and a friend to talk too. She was touched. They kept in touch through emails and chat and yeah must tell you the little gift that Rohit had given her was a lovely high tech mobile with all the latest accessories and a roaming one. They would speak for hours together. Nearly after six months of chatting, emails they realized that they were falling in love, but they were so far away and yet felt near when they were on chat, emails or on the mobile talking. Rohit had taught her so much in her field that she was an expert.

The next day as usual she was at work, but saw no emails from him not did he come online to chat with her, she even looked at the mobile and found that there was no missed calls too. She was kind of worried, and waited the whole morning. Luckily that day there was not much too, but she was worried and as the afternoon came she decide to call him, due to the time difference, she waited for noon to come. She dialed his number and when it got connected the voice on the other end said that this number is no longer working and has been disconnected. She was not very worried and it showed on her face. He colleagues too knew about her chat and email friend. They were also worried. She could not call the office as it was a holiday there. She was in tears now. It was 6 ‘o’clock and time to go home. All her friends were getting ready to go, she did not know what to do, she kept looking at her computer and hoping she was would see him on line or receive any message from him. She took her bag and was about to leave when the watchman said that there was someone to see her. She was taken back as she was’nt expecting anyone at that time, she asked her colleague if they had made any appointment for her, they too said no. Anyway she asked to watchman to make him sit in the meeting room and that she would be there in a minute. She kept her bag back on her desk and took her note pad and pen and went to see the visitor.

When she reached the meeting room., she could not say anything , she was shocked and wanted to scream with joy. It was Rohit . He had a big bunch of flowers for her. He had come to see her. She just went into his arms little realizing that all the staff were watching her. Suddenly it hit her; it was her birthday and he had come especially to wish her. She introduced him to all her friends and together they left the office. She told him how anxious he had made her by not calling her or writing to her. She told him how worried she was. He just smile at her and said that he wanted to surprise her. This was the best birthday gift that she had received for her birthday. Rohit was her life now, for they both planned to get married and she would fly back with to Virginia.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

I write

I have got a cold
I have got a flu
I have got a runny nose
And dont know what to do
I feel sickand my body feels limp
I am tiredand my head seems sore
I just want to go to sleep
But before I do
thatI just want to Write

I write

May your FROWN emerge into a sweet SMILE
may you see better days than these
may all your dreams come true
may you see that at theend of the tunnel the
re is a big bright light
every dark cloud has surely a silver lining
and every bad day has its end
I write

The streets are crowded
and hawkers everywhere
There's dust and smoke in the air
as the men smoke their cigrattes away
I am suffocated as
I walk downthese busy streets
I take a breath and
I write

Children playing the garden and
yelling everywhere
Women sit by the benches
and its gossip there

A lonely child comes upto me and
asked me what do you write

and

I just smiled at him and
said
I write

I looked at the innocence in his eyes
he seemed so lost in this world
I asked him from where he came from
he smiled at me and
saidI dont know।
He took the pen from my hand
and said to me
I also would like toWrite

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

I write

Yesterday I got a message
to say he was in love with me
Why are you making fun,
Stop fooling I said
and take life seriously।

I cannot take it again
You hurt me once
And will not accept your love again
I have shed enough tears
And can shed no more

I want to live my life my way
Please lets just stay friends
But dont say you are in love with me again।


I hurt, I want to cry
But I said no more tears now
for

I write

Monday, April 9, 2007

I Write

If you are lonely and blue
find a friend who will be with you
forever & true
I write

I met him today so handsome & cool
Yet behind those glasses
there was a devil in him instead


I write


I maybe an amatuer in writing
but when I write
I make sure only you can understand what
I write।
That's what I did,
I could not find a true friend
As true as the pen and paper
But now its my computer and keyboard who are my friends

I dont know what
to say
Just feeling lonely and blue
So I long onto Nukkad and found this thread
to express my thoughts and feelings
and make sure what
I write
is read!



I Write

The flowers stood in a vase on my table,
looking so colourful and smelling so sweet
that
I wanted to write about them
I write
I woke this morning smiling
अस
I saw my love sleeping so peacefully besides me
He looked cool and calmand
I felt the urge to writeabout him so
I write

There was a dust stormand then came the thunder and lightening
Down came the rainsplitter splatter acrossmy window pane
I had nothing to do but wirte about the rain
I write

Time passes
Life happens।

Distance separates।Children grow up।
Jobs come and go।Love waxes and wanes।
Men don't do what they're supposed to do।
Hearts break,
Colleagues forget favors
Careers end

I write



I wirte
Men get offenedsooner than ever
But hey wont show ituntil their pride is hurt
I write

A girlfriend is never
farther away than needing her
। write

When you have to walk that lonesome valley
and you have to walk it by yourself,
the women in your life will be on the valley's rim,
cheering you on, praying for you,
pulling for you,
intervening on your behalf,
and waiting with open arms at the valley's end।
Sometimes,
they will even break the rules and walk beside you,
or come in and carry you out।
I write

I pray to God to give me wisdom
to understand him,
To give me love to forgive him,
To give me patience to understand his actions
And prayed God,
dont give me strength for if you did
I would brerak his neck!
I write

Lack of sensibility as the darkness surrounds
Visions of destrution runs into actions
I write

Into each life a little rain will fall,
but if you have a friend,
you can bear it all,
for a friend is an umbrella,
to hold above your head,
and help you think about,
the sunny days instead।

I write












Tuesday, April 3, 2007

A Woman

Time passes.
Life happens.
Distance separates.
Children grow up.
Jobs come and go.
Love waxes and wanes.
Men don't do what they're supposed to do.
Hearts break.
Parents die.
Colleagues forget favors.
Careers end.
BUT - Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles
are between you. A girlfriend is never farther away than needing her.
When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by
yourself, the women in your life will be on the valley's rim, cheering
you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf,
and waiting with open arms at the valley's end.
Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you, or
come in and carry you out.
Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, daughters-in-law, sisters,
sisters-in-law, mothers, grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins and
extended family all bless our life.
When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the
incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead, nor did we know how much we
would need each other.
Every day, we need each other still.

Monday, March 26, 2007

I write

I have fallen in love
But I want to make sure its all so true
I dont want to live alone
I need you to prove it to me

Since you came back to me
I need you to

Write

Like I write

I write
to you every day
and put the paper away
afraid you throw it away
when you see it
for am not sure
if you really love me !


I sit back and think
Did I make a mistake of loving you
Did I make mistake of waiting for you
I am lost in this world of blues
I was happy when you came back
into mylife

I smiled and the world smiled at me
I cried but the world laughed at me
They said go out - its wide world out there
Yet I loved you and waited for you
But alas I learnt now that its of no use
The wait, the love is all a waste
So I do now is to
Write

I wirte about the past
I write about the present
I write about the future
I write whatever comes to my mind
But now all I do is when
I think of you is to
Write

I write
Because I cannot hide
myfeelings so true
I write cos' I am feelingso blue
I write cos' my love for you
was so true

I write
Because I am hurt
Because I want to cry
Because you have left me for another

I writeTo wish you luck with the other
To wish her luck too
To wish you both luck

I sigh as
I write

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Missing Him

Its been a few days since he's gone
And I have already begun to miss him
As I sit by window and watch the sun setting,
My mind begins to wander
Of the lovely days that we spent together on chat
I miss him every single day .

Why is this happenig to me!
I find no interest in my day to day work.
Is this called infactuation!
He is only a friend to me.
Is it because we share the mostintimate chats,
Is it because we share our lifes on chat,
His absence is driving me crazy.

Can anyone tell me why?
He told me that she is aware,
That we are chatting and does not care.
He wants us to stay friends forever
He's been happy being friends....till now
Its been a few days since he's gone
And I have already begun to miss him
As I sit by window and watch the sun setting,
My mind begins to wander
Of the lovely days that we spent together on chat
I miss him every single day .

Why is this happenig to me!
I find no interest in my day to day work.
Is this called infactuation!
He is only a friend to me.
Is it because we share the mostintimate chats,
Is it because we share our lifes on chat,
His absence is driving me crazy.

Can anyone tell me why?
He told me that she is aware,
That we are chatting and does not care.
He wants us to stay friends forever
He's been happy being friends....till now

I write -

She showed me how to hold the pen
And taught me my first words so
I write


You said I will never leave you,for another -
but you did
I am lonely and broken hearted,
And stand speechless all alone - so
I'll write

And when my heart breaks
I cry
When no shoulder to cry on
With my tears
I write


My imaginations run wild
Have no control on it
So
I write

Pick up the newspaper to read
But find it better to reply So
I write

The phone rings
I dont want to answer
I'm totally lost,Coz,
I write.


Thank you BWM
I accept what you say So
I write





I opened the dictionary to find a word
I found it - so
I write

The days work is over
My mind is rid of work So
I write

The weekend is here
Feel like partying
But dont want to miss the thread so
I write

Have a nice weekend
But dont forget this thread
Come back to thread and say So
I write

Back from the long weekend
dont know where to start
Then I remember so
I comeback to this lovely thread and
I write

I have work to do
And memos to send
I have lots of work to do
but before all that
I write

Thursday, March 22, 2007

A break away from home

We were just friends, he said hey since you and I needed this break then why don’t we go away together. It was then we decided we needed a break away from home. , but where to go what to do and whom shall we go with came the next question. We both asked each other at the same time “Why don’t we go together”?So we decided to go up north where there is a lovely place with the river flowing and the mountain in the back drop was just the place we would like to be. So the next weekend off we went, he drove me as I don’t drive. It was a two hour drive so we started early in the morning so that we don’t get too much sun and could reach the place by mid morning. We were rather quite and guess each lost in our own world. But all of a sudden he turned to me and said hey what are you thinking and it was that instant when I too turned and asked him the same question. Funny but we both smiled at one another and said nothing. We spoke for sometime and again the silence fell and we were again lost in our thoughts. It was an hour since we were driving. Since he had to fill up on gas we took a short break. Then after we finished with the Gas station we just pulled up the car to the side of the road and got out the car to stretch for a while, here the view was amazing, we could already see the mountains the air seemed too smell so sweet and there was this cold draft of wind that came from time to time. I felt I missed something and just folded my hands and stood. I found my friend staring at me, he asked me if I was feeling cold, I said no and said it was that cold draft that made me feel cold. We went back into the car and drove until we reached our destination.The hotel that we checked in was lovely and had the most amazing view. It was situated a top a mountain, the drive up to it was simply too beautiful to explain. The long winding drive with all its turns and bends and the trees that were planted all along the road were in full bloom. At the hotel we learnt there were no single rooms so we checked in a double room, at first I was a bit hesitant to stay with him in the same room, but then had no choice and since they said they would give us two beds it was okay. We went in had a wash changed and then decided to just tour around the place. The place was like an old laid back village but because of the scenery the place was full of tourists and we among them had come to take a break here. After an hour of touring around, we were getting hungry so headed straight back to the hotel. The hotel was really full so we went into our rooms, ordered some lunch. We had a nice balcony and the view from it was simply fabulous. He asked if I would like something to drink, I said yeah vodka with orange juice topped with ice was just ideal. I took a book and sat reading until our drinks & lunch came. We had a quick lunch and then just sat drinking and talking for such along time that we had forgotten that it had become dark, the scene was ever so romantic, the hotel had candle lights lit everywhere and on every balcony there was a light that we did not bother to turn on as there was enough light coming.We kept talking until the wee hours of the morning; it was getting colder by the hour, so I grabbed my shawl. It was rather strange that he and I could keep talking and talking and then suddenly I felt him move a little closer to me, I did not mind as I was feeling cold and I could feel the warmth of his body. That masculine scent that he wore was really getting me turned on. He just looked at me as if to say oops sorry I looked back and him and smiled.It may have been the smile but then we just got talking more intimately about our life and different things that were happening. He drew more closely to me and slowly he put his warm arms around me, by this time I sure needed a hug as I found my self crying. Well I don’t know if it was the vodka or his story or just the two of so lonely and needed each other to cry on. He held me tight and the next moment we were kissing so passionately and then made love. We were too lost to realize it was dawn, we both slept so peacefully and when we woke up, it was mid morning, strangely we both woke up at the same time and just smiled at each other (sheepishly).We realized what we had done but were happy that it had happened. We then took a shower had some brunch and decided to go on a long drive by the seaside. During this drive we were a quite again and of course we were lost thinking of the previous night. It was getting little dark so we stopped by a clove. It was one breath taking view from the clove. We could see the wide sea and the sea gulls flying. In the distance were the fishermen. As I was leaning on the rock, he just turned towards me, he gently put his big arms around my waist drew me close and asked me as he was playing with my hair if what had happened on the previous night was wrong I could not say anything as I knew that we both enjoyed every moment of this ecstasy, he looked into my eyes to find an answer, I asked him what he felt, he too just smiled at me and said I will cherish the memory of this lovely day forever, with this we got back into the car and drove back home.That was a lovely break away from home with my friend and me.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Lost Love Found Again - Part II

The following week she left for her aunt house in Bombay. Her aunt was surprised to see her and how she had become so quite. She would just sit in the balcony and stare at the road down and not talk to anyone unless spoken too. Days, weeks and months passed by, she would take a book to read or just write. She became a very emotional and sensitive girl and started hating men in general. Her aunt tried to send her to college but she kind of refused. She would see her cousins going, but was not very keen, then one day it so happened that she just decided that she wanted to go back to college, her aunt was very happy and got her admission with the other cousins. She told her niece that this time she must be more careful as to whom she chooses as a friend as there are many boys in the college, and gave her some advice, with a smile on her face, she told her aunt “don’t worry I hate all men and to shy to be bitten by another love bug.


She finished college but when she was in her final year she lost her father. She was the oldest of the three girls and so decided to work. Between work and college she met another young man and was afraid to tell her aunt at first, but since her cousin had already let the cat out of the bag she told her aunt about him. Her aunty asked her to bring him home. So the following week he accompanied her to her aunty house. She introduced Noel to her aunt and the rest at home. They all liked him instantly, she was very happy. While her aunt was talking to him she went in and was telling her cousins about him and how she had met him.

Their friendship carried on for almost six to seven years, and one day they decided to get married. They are now happily married it’s been 12 years and they have two lovely kids too.

She also joins Noel in the Gulf and then one day – while in the Gulf she one day happens to bump into Ricky her first love. Imagine what she felt, she was shocked to see him for he stopped her and wanted to talk to her, but she refused as she was now married and did not want to have anything to do with him. He kept pestering her until she spoke to him. She dared not tell her husband that she had met him and that he lived close to where they lived. She learnt that he too was married and had two children too. Life went on, after a couple of years she and husband and children moved to another country. She got a job and was working as a Manager. One day when she opened her mail, she was surprised to see his name and was shocked how he had managed to get her email address.

She was scared but was curious to know what was written so she opened his mail, and all he had said “Hi, how are you and the family?” She was not sure if should reply or not but first love is first love, she replied to him. Ever since that day they are both in touch with one another. He chats with everyday and every time he gets an opportunity. They chat for hours together and really talk and exchange very intimate things between them. She just cannot forget him and it’s the same with him. She tried to ask him why he left her for another but he has no answer and just tells her that he is glad that they are friends again would cherish this friendship forever. She laughs.


To feel that vanished years have not estranged us, distance has not diminish love; although they are apart there is still that chemistry that is happening. to feel again the fondness, to hear once more the accents of his voice which to me had been for years so still,--a voice that brings with it the gush of memory! Past days flit before us; feelings, thoughts, hope, we deemed were dead, all rise again, and summoned by that secret witchery, the well-remembered though long silent voice.

Oh, time, and grief, and blighted hope, in its undimmed and joyous beauty, its glow of generous feelings, its bright anticipations, all, all again be ours.

Once when I was young and true, someone left me sad-
Broke my brittle heart in two;
And that was very bad.
Love is for unlucky folk.
Love is but a curse.
But now her love is back!

Lost Love Found Again - Part I



She had just finished with high school and was planning to join college.
She was a very quiet girl and was brought up by her grandmother. She was very simple and shy and always kept to her work and her hobbies. She used to collect coins, stamps, cartoons characters, and all sorts of nick knacks that were of interest to her. She had a good collection of novels too as she loved reading.

It was one of those days when she was busy sorting out her stamps when
there was a knock on the door, when she opened the door she saw two young boys standing at the door, one was her sister's friend whom she recognized but who was the other, she wondered. Well she greeted them in and there were introductions. Since it was her sister's friends , she went back to her collection. While she was sitting in the far end of the hall, she could feel someone coming towards her, and when she looked up , it was Ricky. He came up to her and says
"Hi, is stamp collecting your hobby" and she shyly answered yes. He said "I also collect stamps maybe we could exchange our collections", and he told her that some of the stamps that she had were bent and would be of no use.

Ever since that day he would accompany his friend to her house. He seemed to be very interested in her. One fine day, he approached her grandmother and asked her if he could take her out. The grandmother although being very strict agreed, as she found this boy to be good. She told her granddaughter "he likes you so why don't you go out with him". She was very shy and refused but relented after much persuasion from her sister and granny.

Then It happened once that Ricky and his maiden beheld each other in a public assembly for the first time…He gazed with great delight upon the beautiful face until he caught her eye…And, oh, how blessed is it thus to meet! Their friendship carried on for few months, after which he went back to the Rigs where he was working and she continued with her college. They would correspond regularly and both were in love with each other only through their letters, then came December and there was no mail. She would wait for the postman to come, but he would smile at her and say "no mail today".

She was getting very restless and did not know what to do, she kept writing to him but it seemed of no avail. She never knew what had gone wrong and why he had all of sudden stop writing to her.

Summer vacation had come; knowing that his brother was going to meet him, she gave him a letter and asked him to let her know what happened. She was getting very worried and two months passed yet no news from him.
Then his brother returned and all that he said to her was "just forget my brother and carry on with your life". She was hurt and upset. Soon, she started falling ill and was wondering where she had gone wrong. She truly loved him and never did anything to hurt him, then why was she being treated in this way. She did not do too well in her exams, due to the heartbreak. It took a toll on her health, she was sick. Her grandmother got worried and called up her aunt and told her the situation. They told the grandmother to pack her things and to send her to Bombay.

Monday, March 19, 2007

A Lovely Dream

It was warm spring day, the air smelt so sweet, so I just decided to take a walk in the garden, the flowers smelling so sweet and the roses in full bloom, the May flower stood bright orange and the grass all green.

I sat on the garden bench and was lost in a magical world. He came and sat down besides me, we sat talking for hours before we saw the time, the skylight shone bright with the trillions of stars shinning brightly above us. The moon was in full bloom. Everything around looked so heavenly. He whispered sweet nothings in my ear and we chatted away the whole night long.

It was getting late so we went inside the house and sat by the fireside. It felt like one magical night. I brought out the best wine and sat the two glasses down, we drank and nibbled as crisps, we chuckled at the jokes we made and forgot how time was flying by. He whispered in my ear, and touched my lips and said that they felt so hot, as he touched me, my body ran a shiver he said that I looked beautiful tonight than ever before. He ran his fingers through my hair and smelt it and let it fall on his face. His body felt very hot, we knew we both wanted one another, he just pulled me into his arms, caressed me until I was I asking for more. I said I don’t want anyone just you. The heat was raising the fire dimmed and we were at the height of ecstasy and when I turned to grab him, I fell of my bed.

I was breathing hard there was no one it was just my dream. I still live for the moments I have only dreamt about.