Friday, August 21, 2009

Wondrous Happenstance

I met my old pals from previous workplace 3G by pure chance yesterday evening. I was taking my evening walk down the seashore when I noticed a surd with a sx4 who looked familiar. As a went closer I noticed a girl along with. But it was not till I actually passed them that I was taken by surprise. My colleagues from 3G Anupam and Disha had come to get some fresh air all the way from Andheri and what a coincidence I happen to be taking my walk around there.

Its rather odd that we never met while we were working around the same place in the city but had to go out miles away to let chance happen to us. Annu and DT ( as we call them)later dropped in to my place for a cup of tea served with updates on our team members and workplace, though DT preferred biscuits with water! None of them have changed much -DT the same chirpy girl (what a ruckus she creates!) and annu always game for some fun! I still remember the last time we went out to silent hill resort in Bhavya’s blue Zen (Yeah! we played “who lamhe” repeatedly till we reached Mumbai on the return journey) and that was the latest I ever had a outing. Those memories coming back in torrents has made me desperate for an picnic now.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My pal Prakash

Its 0545 hrs and I was travelling to office when my phone buzzed. The Caller ID flashed an Incoming call from Prakash. Surprisingly I asked “what the hell are you doing at this hour”, considering that he works from 1730 to 0230 he should be dead asleep! “cooking “ comes the reply “I am starved”. “talking to her after a grueling 9 hour shift seems to make you hungry” I said laughing. “ya! it does and leaves me a pauper as well” he says. We continued with a few updates and making a few plans for the weekend after which we hungup.

I met Prakash in EDS a year after joining the company, since he worked mostly the night shifts (He’s a veteran of the Night shift). He’s a very quiet person, one may take him to be shy, but as you interact with him you’d know that he’s mighty cool headed and down-to-earth. We initially never spoke but later on I worked with him and be became the best of friends. We have mutual friends and share common interests that gel us up, we later ended up managing the night and morning shifts all by ourselves for months together!

Prakash has changed tremendously from being the fat-huge guy on the Bullet to the lean guy on a Bullet. His marriage is fixed in a couple of months and has to juggle work and home(since his parents are at native place) not to mention talking to his fiancĂ© after work (who talks nineteen to a dozen all at one go, my poor friend has to keep listening and pay for the phone bill too….grrrrrrr) Though our shifts are different now we manage to meet on weekends at friends place(he has a tremendous appetite and his tank has always space for more). I am looking forward to attend his marriage in December this year.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Happy Friendship Day

My warmest friendship day wishes to all....

"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advise, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares".

.....Henri Nouwen