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Mission Accomplished

June 24th, 2005

Note: The following events are recorded in real time.

An unexpectedly pleasant Kolkata morning. The bread suppliers and newspaper distributors were cycling hastily to reach their customers.  As always I am waiting at my self-proclaimed bus stop for Rohit. It is the third time in this week when we are attempting to reach school before the assembly bell strikes but it seems like a superficial hope as variables are more. Even if Rohit showed up now in no way could we cover 6kms in 13 minutes.

*Skipping my frowning period and fast forwarding to 3 minutes later*

*Rohit is a dedicated student with an urge to stay as the teacher’s pet. Sahil on the other hand is a carefree teenager.*

“You finished your homework?” asked Rohit while trying to stand firmly in the HVM students’ filled bus.

“What homework?” I asked casually.

“Hindi homework. Mam gave nine questions two days back. Today is the submission date”.

“I do not recollect any Hindi class this week. Where have I been?”

“I remembered it today morning while arranging my copies. Hindi class is in the end; don’t know how I will finish”.

“Oh yes! I was playing basketball with juniors”. I replied with a twinkle.

“How we will complete homework bro? There is no free period today” exclaimed Rohit.

“Dude lets first dodge the punishment for coming late”. I replied looking with a plan.

We left the bag in the sitting area beside the main entrance and ran towards the loo. In two minutes the bell rang signifying the dismissal of assembly prayers. We gently walked out and acted like we are guiding the Upper Kg students to their classrooms. Swiftly we picked our bags and mingled with the juniors before hoping into our classroom on the top floor (we are the senior batch).

In the first two periods Rohit tried multi-tasking but failed miserably as the teacher caught him. He skipped lunch and pursued his mission. Although it isn’t an easy one however Rohit is one tough warrior.

*Sixth period*

“Dude lets race to the court. Physics mam won’t come”.

“Sahil you can play basketball tomorrow. Sit and finish the homework with me”.

“Dude forget it. I am not writing 12 pages”.

After 40 minutes we came back drenched in sweat and Rohit is still struggling to keep his answers original in spite of having Ayushi’s copy as aid.

In the next 3 minutes he jumped up on his seat with pen in one hand and copy in another and announced “Mission accomplished”.

He came to join the discussion on – who deserved to be in the ‘morning shift basketball team’.

A fellow classmate came running and gave a blissful surprise. “Hindi mam is absent today”.

‘Yaayyyy’ enchanted all … except …

Evidently the joyful news for us was a heart-wrenching headline for Rohit.

A brave warrior had just encountered a terrible shock. A heroic act will not be rewarded today. The chance for an underdog to shine was dismissed brutally.

The teacher had killed a student’s dedication (unknowingly).

Rohit ‘was’ a dedicated student. Yeah he was. Now he is one amongst us.

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Two Birthdays

Do you know anyone having two legitimate birthdays? Isn’t it a strange thing to have two birthdays? Boggles your mind huh! Well, Sahil happened to know two such people.

One was his sweetheart Natasha Singh. At birth, she hardly weighed five hundred grams and doctors told she won’t survive. Thanks to her granny, for taking up the challenge to keep her alive and healthy. Growing up she knew her birthday was on 6th September 1992 and it was not until she reached Xth standard, when she saw her actual birth certificate hidden in one old rusty trunk. There it was printed on bold letters June 5, 1991. In a blink she was a year older.

The other one was his close friend Sneha Panth. While searching the original documents for admission in B.Tech she stumbled upon her birth certificate on which was written December 15, 1995. Her parents had changed her birthday to 25th December 1996 for admission purpose in kindergarten and never mentioned to her. One moment you are 18 years and Bam! The next one makes you 19.

I or anyone who never had this kind of realization in life will never know what a person goes through in such a moment. Is it tears of joy, insane laughter, sigh, anger or your whole life just seems to be a joke?

Anything can happen anytime in Life 🙂

 

Philosophies

Three simple philosophies which have always helped me march further in life.

 

  • Everything in life happens for a damn good reason, only if you believe. (Sahil stole it from me)
  • What goes around comes around. In simple words, what you do to others is going to happen with you sooner or later. So simply, be good, do good
  • If something is bothering you right now, then take a pause and think – 10 years down the lane will you remember this particular incident or phase of your life?

If the answer is NO, then why care about something which does not bother you in long term.

If the answer is YES, then will you cry or laugh about it?

If you will cry then cry it all out now so that you don’t have to cry 10 years later.

If you are going to laugh at you stupidity 10 years later then why cry now.

In my experience, the answer is NO most of the time.

Happy Living ♥ Stay Blessed 🙂

 

 

Life is one hell of a ride

Life is one hell of a ride
Situations which make you laugh,
Years later the same can make you cry.

Things which once caught your attention,
Years later you want them no more.

People whom you tell all your secrets,
Years later they don’t even know your address.

Brands which you cannot afford,
Years later those are the once you own.

Be it little, Be it small.
Life changes, for all.

Don’t resist change,
Embrace the change in life,
Coz,
Life is one hell of a ride.