Saturday, 30 April 2016

Part2: Super natural powers?

Aloki smiled and entered college with a small prayer in her mind. She knew God will answer her prayers. HE never rejected her prayers, they were fulfilled, may be in different forms and timings but they always were!

She asked for the directions for her induction class from some one who seemed to be a senior. She acknowledged her said a thank you and was in her class. She just sat at the random empty one. Next to her was a young kid who looked almost 4 years younger to her, they both exchanged pleasantaries. Hey, this is Aloki, hey this is Adithi!

Soon, everyone stood up in respect to the professor who just enetered the class. Hello everyone I am Raghunandan. Please have your seat. I am glad to see you all  here. I know you are all excited to see what those old guys were up to those years? how they used to communicate? basically you love english, emotion and write up...that is what got you here...agree? asked Raghunandan with a smile. Everyone extended a broad smile and class went on enthusiastically introducing college and course structure for the 2 years, every student had glow in their eyes, they envisaged themselves as future writers/professors/Associates. The class was exciting and communication was bidirectional unlikely Aloki's degree induction class which she felt was boring. The reason might be because most of them chose this, like after  gaining complete senses and exposure to the world, they knew this is what they need, this is what they can live on!

Aloki was astounded by the collection of books in the library.It was a huge library with big strips set up on every corner seperating philosphy/ficiton/non ficition and so on endless geners, She thought a lifetime would not be sufficient to complete them. Every student will be given a login id and initial password soon, you can access the computers which are spread in between to track the book allotment faster explained librarian to bunch of  fresh faces before him. He looked older and strangely composed and calm. 

They dispersed to random directions, books attracted them like magnetic forces. Yay! this would be pleasure, Aloki already felt better joining college after such a long gap. There it is young lady, the book you were searching for, Aloki was startled to know someone speaking to her, she turned around only to see the librarian, hmm, you scared me sir, she told.

Haha! Sorry about scaring you, the book is over there in the 3rd row. Oh ok Thank you sir, she said and moved forward to get a glimpse of the book. It striked to her after a moment, she left the book there and immediately moved to librarian, sir, how did you know i was looking for this book, I didn't even tell you.

Librarian took a deep breath and said "I am sure you will not believe this, I have got powers to read people's mind, If I am not wrong, you are now in stage 4 of reading course. Stage 4 is an interesting phase though, when I was during that stage I was searching for answers for every goddamn thing, your soul just gets excited with the term question! As a part of wanting to find who you are, purpose of your life and meaning of existence, you would tend ro read more books, you would tend to gain more knowledge, don't worry, at the end you would be successful.

Aloki dropped her jaw in surprise! how does he know everything, is it true or is he just playing somekind of random joke. Aloki made a face which portraited every single emotion of what she is going through and her quizacal look made the old man smile, Easy, easy lady! I just made fun. I overheard you speaking about the book with your friend and thought I would help you.

Ohhh! that is it, I really was wondering how you aquired super natural powers! Librarian smiled and left the place.

He moved forward leaving behind strong imprints in Aloki.

It was around when she was 22 she started reading books, she was fascinated by word LOVE, she fell in love with characters of the book, she laughed when they had fun, she was depressed when the character was depressed, she cried with them feeling the pain, she grew up with characters in the book.

Aloki didn't leave single famous book on love, she experienced butterflies in stomach reading them, it was always joyous to see someone happy, like they show in movies happily ever after!

She did get attracted to men, girls do have crush! but nothing lasted more than 10 days. Whether it was hormonal change or the age or the thought process that matters, she started losing interest in love stories, she could not relate herself to them, she just could not feel. She believed there was more to love, she believed there was more to life.

This tickling didn't leave her until she found new interests, strangely, she got attracted to crime, suspense thrillers, power and women in ancient history. She grabbed the knowledge like a pro on history, the power women showed to come out of the circle that had challenged them and restricted to particular fields was enormous, Aloki was simply inspired. She could even imagine how draupadi suggested her husbands in every matter she was aware of and they were glad enough to take her suggestions. Only, if she had known about gambling that was taking place, she would have stopped in the first place and there would not be a war called kurukshetra that caused mass destruction to human life.How she would have struggled to overcome the barriers.

Women at that time with restrictions did achieve so much, she thought to herself she could achieve more and can create miracles since she have so many people patting her back and walking along with her in every part of life. She did learn a lot and that transformed her to a different human being altogether.

After a few years of digging in to past, she was interested about current time, what is she now? why was she even born?what was the purpose of life?

She is currently in the process of finding answers to her endless questions.

After this analysis she was sure she was in stage 3. But he said she was in stage 4. She thought a lot through out her journey to her room, it suddenly striked her, those 22 years she wasted in her mere life with out reading any books other than subjects might come under stage 1 which she missed, if god gives her a chance she runs back to past and read all the comics, mougli adventures, and other things again and again.

That was just awesome, librarian predicted her stage in reading just by the book she chose. Now she knew, every part of him is knowledge, he is like a walking book.


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Friday, 22 April 2016

Part 1: First day of college!

It requires a beautiful heart to think and put your thoughts in to words! Those were the first words Aloki heard from her friend when she first posted in her own blog. she was so excited, she never knew it could lead her to write stories.

She was elated, even at the thought of her writing a blog, when someone posts a comment, it used to make her day. Aloki slowly grew in her blog, a little bigger day by day, She used to come up with different thoughts and feelings. She hates to get negativity in her blog.

She started concentrating more on her blog than her job. After a year or so she understood writing is  all she wanted in her life. She made up her mind to study literature to improve her skills in writing.
She put more efforts, she read more books, she heard many unsaid stories from her own friends, most of all, she believed in humanity.

She struggled in her job 2 more years and saved money for her own education. She finally took a deep breath and clicked on resignation button in her office tool. All memories passed through her mind, the very first day of her job where she had mixed feelings, happy that she is financially independent, happy that she could buy a scooty on her own, delighted that she could buy her mom whatever she asks for. She was a little scared too since it was completely new environment, far away from her parents!

She remembered how she started overcoming her fears and how she started making friends, how she started roaming around, having fun, how she learnt to live on her own.

This job gave me everything, I respect it forever, she thought to herself. It was major decision she had taken in her life, her brother said you have gone nuts to quit a job which is giving you everything, her mom said think twice before quitting, it was her dad  who patted her back and said "You go ahead with your decision, by the way, I am following your blog, when will next story be published", Aloki had tears when she knew her dad was actually following her blog, she casually told them she is in to writing.

She rarely have a deep conversation with her dad but at end of the day they both knew they are there for each other. Sometimes we dont need conversations to built a relationship, just their presence makes much difference.

Aloki wantedly moved to a different city, she wanted a change, she wanted to meet new set of people, she wanted to see different culture. She bid good by to her family and she hugged her friend who was crying.

She reached new city with dreams, aims and imaginations. Everythig attracted her!
She moved in to PG on sharing basis, She was thankful that her roomates were good, she knew how painful it would be if we dont have a good roomate.

They were kind enough to take her through the city and help her buy primary needs. She was glad that she came to this place. Awwww I would be in college the next  morning, she dreamt of her college, she wondered how it would be to join college after 5 years of gap, will she look like a distinctive feature among the students, will she be able to patch up with them, latter she calmed herself down, come on Aloki you are just 29 and not an old grandma, she even remembered a  female aged 55 joining college due to her undestructable love for education,  After a long struggle she went to sleep.

It was Alarm that woke her up in the morning, she was not a fashion freak but she knew how to look presentable and attractive. She gave one final glance in the mirror and said come on Aloki you are all set. Hey Aloki looking great, Good luck for your first day! her roomate wished her, Aloki threw her widest possible smile and thanked her, it's a good sign she told herself!

She was struggling atleast to stand comfortably in the over crowded metro. She was glad she chose a sling bag rather else she should become a super women to get a grip. After a good stretch of 20 mins she was finally out of the metro, She took a deep breath and sighed for the first day struggle.

The college was 10 minutes walk from the metro station. Earlier her grand dad  used to tell that bandits used to cover their face so that only their eyes are visible, though people resist them when they attack, they can't make out their identity. Now all women in the street looked like a proffessional way. She understood that there was no other option left out and it was like a protection from damn pollution. She too took her weapon out and transformed to a bandit, she was sure, even her mom would not recognise her in this avtar. She smiled at her very own thoughts.


She finally reached college, Aloki felt at that moment, there should have been someone with her, to tell her, everything will be alright and you will excell here, she cursed herself for not letting her dad to come with her. She closed her eyes, imagined a bright future, good friends and best teachers, she let a smile on her face and finally looked at the college adorably.


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Friday, 1 April 2016

Sometimes it is good to get lost!

Yeah, I should reach there in another 15 minutes, I told to myself. Things appeared to be known, the hoardings I had seen earlier, the shops I kept in my mind, blindly just to remember the way, were passing fast. You are good to go girl! I said to myself. Hurrah I am almost there, I felt like patting my own back.

It was only after 20 minutes of tiresome, yeah, I remember seeing this, ah! no I think its another one, that I realized I lost my way!

I was supposed to pass through the service road and take a right turn but I copletely ignored the service road, like a racer and zoomed on the flyover which led me to an unknown mysterious place which I had never seen.

I stopped my scooty at a side and tried my luck with GPS. One two three...Done, its Gone forever ignoring me like how I ignored the service road, it appeared to me, as if my mobile threw an evil grin and wished me to have fun struggling.

I let go a sigh and kept the phone inside. Thank God, I dont have anyone waiting for me at the other end! Else, they would curse me for the delay through out life. I never knew a small fly over can grab your time just like that.

I enquired with people and found that un fortunately, there was no 'U' turn until next 3 kms to correct my mistake.

I thought ok fine, let me enjoy the ride and started driving forward. I drove around 2.9 kms on an average and started slowing down my vehicle just not to miss the 'U' turn again. 

I was almost near the U turn when I saw this man holding a stick to support his leg and was showing his thumbs up desperately for a lift. He looked old  and tired. I could not ignore and go on.

I finally stopped my scooty and smiled at him. I removed my helmet to make myself audible. I asked him where he wanted to go. He said some place which I was hearing for the first time.

I made a sad face and told him, Uncle, I don't know the route to your place from here, if you can guide me the way, I am sure I can drop you, I uttered.

He gladly accepted and moved forward to sit. I helped him through balance and he was hesitating to ask about his stick. I have excelled driving my scooty by holding so many luggages, I smiled warmly and told him I can put his stick in the front until he gets down. He handed it over to me.

I put the helmet in again and said are you comfortable uncle? shall we go?. He said yes.

Stars were not on my side, I  missed the U turn again since uncle has to sped in different direction. 

We spoke few things on the way. He said he have 3 daughters and he worked as an service man and retired. He told me how important it was for him to reach the place with in 20 mins. 

I did not want him to miss the most memorable moments he would cherish. I nodded my head in agreement and increased the speed a little further but in a safe zone.

We reached the place in 15 minutes. He got down, took his stick back and said "so sweeet of you, you would be my 4 th daughter and I pray God to give blessings to you and your family". I gave the biggest smile of my life and said Thank you so much uncle. 

We both bid our byes and I....started back tracing the path waiting for another U turn!

I knew how important it was for him to be on time, I knew how time matters to a service man, I knew how much her Grand pa's presence for her first dance show on stage would matter to a grand daughter! 

If things like this happens, I feel, sometimes it is good to get lost!

On the way back, I imagined the widest possible smile on the baby girl seeing her Grand pa cheering her while she is performing. |I imagined how cheerful uncle would have been, My heart filled with happiness and pride!

I see so many people stopping their vehicles, inspite of their busy schedule, pick the people and drop them safely. This post is espescially  for you guys and girls! You are much appreciated:)


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