Reflections of My life and My thoughts ..

A journey called Life !! [Part 3 ]

Posted in Best of Bests, Dil Vil Pyar Vyar by Apoorv on November 3, 2006

Note: This be the third and final part of the series of short story.First one being ,Aur phir Ek Din.Second one , And the Ice was broken.Please read these two first before you start off with this story.
Its been six years.six long years since Rams last visited chennai…
the city had changed a lot with time.He was trying to remember and relate the place with what he left behind then.
Rams was visiting chennai on official work .He got into cab waiting for him outside airport ,which was supposed to take him to hotel.
Looking around he became nostalgic …Those three months he spent six years ago..
those were the most beautiful days of his life…which changed his life forever…he never was the same soul again…
cab was passing by Marina beach…he could see a couple sitting by beach ,below tree in that scrotching heat of summer…and he reminisced …                                                                                                                                                              he was sitting somewhere nearby six years ago …with sireesha.
Life passed on just like breeze of fresh air…he thought it was not really long ago when they were sitting there .
“saar,reached the hotel saar”..cabbie finally broke the chain of his thoughts.
He got down ,had to go to office in another hour or he hurried.Rams was manager with the company he was working for past 8 years,married with a kid.For long time,his wife wanted them to go to kerala,so he decided that they would go to kerala,his wife was to join him once he would finish his work at chennai in a day.
That day ,In the evening,he thought he would take a trip down the memory lane,and visit the places which were his hangouts during his last stay.somehow he wanted to sit there all alone reliving the beautiful memories.Next day his wife was supposed to come down.
“Lets go Besantnagar Beach”.He said cabbie.
On the way after about a mile ,there was an ATM,this was the place he first met with sireesha.He smiled.It was sheer stroke of luck,after all,that they met.
Once he reached the beach,He asked cabbie to wait for couple of hours,removed his shoes ,and went to the shore of the sea.
It was half moon,he always loved it..the waves..the soothing effect of rythmic sound they made..the beautiful moon accompanying it..
He slept on the sand…lost in thoughts…
and they took him right in the past.about 6 years ago.when it was first time he fell in love..the bittersweet memories for the lifetime..
after about two months,he realised that sireesha was as close as possible to his definition of somebody he would wish to spend his rest of life with..time just flew by.those after dinner walks..going out to movies on weekends…sitting for hours on beaches..and talking about everything under sun..
He tried to tell her about what he was feeling about her,but it always was an exercise in futility.
And finally the day came..when he was supposed to move back to puna.sireesha was going to be in chennai for another month before returning to hyderabad.with heavy heart,loads of emtions still locked in his heart ,he packed bags.Sireesha came to see him off .
“Rams,this is for you , a memoir .”she passed on something wrapped in cover.
“Damn”.he cursed himself.
“sorry,sireesha.I didnt bring anything for you”.she smiled ,the very smile which took his heart away.
And the train started.she was standing there till the train disappeared .rams was waving his hand out of train.                                                                                                                                                                                                       Next two months were most difficult in his life.though they were in touch,there was something missing from his life.he was completely lost .It took him sometime to realise that life is going to be difficult without her .He sensed Sireesha somehow was sounding bit different of late,for reasons he couldnot comprehend.
Finally he decided he will go to hyd and meet her under pretext of meeting his friends there.He decided he would tell sireesha whats on his mind,come what may.
“Helllo sireesha” .
“Rams,you in hyderabad ?? when did you come? you didnt tell me you were coming”.
“well its a surprise visit,you see.came to meet my long time friends,actually. And its been sometime we last met. so when can we meet madam,when are you going to take me out for the biryani you were taking at length about”.Rams said.
“haan,haan evening we will meet at Eat street ,husainsagar lake at 6 PM.aur uske baad leave it upto me.waise there is a surprise from my end as well,I will be leaving on onsite assignment next month .isnt that great ?”
He didnt know how to react to that news.That meant he didnt have much time left.
He was very happy to meet sireesha after 2 months ,he felt its been ages since he met her.And he had bought a gift in advance for sireesha this time.
It was 6.10,and still she was not around.
“Damn.”he cursed his luck.every passing minute was like an hour.he already had drunk a bottle of mineral water,and his confidence levels were all time low.
and finally she came.he saw her waving her hand at him from other end of the place.
He was literally spellbound looking at her.He had met her almost everyday before two months.But there was something special about her today.
she looked the most beautiful girl to him at that moment.Time stopped still for sometime.
“oye,kya ho gaya, kahan kho gaya tu?” ,she interrupted.
he faintly smiled,he was yet to recover out of the magical spell she cast on him.
And he could not recover out of that trance whole evening.she was very excited for having him there.she took him to many places that evening on her scooty.The rendezvous ended with sumptuous dinner .A memorable evening it was.
“so how did you like kababs and biryani,sir ?” she asked.
“yeah,they are awesome”.He said.
“kya hua,you alright ? ” .Sireesha.
“i am perfectly fine.I wanted to tell you something but i forgot .anyway some other time.”
“Tu thik tho hai na?” .
“Haan haan.I am alright”.
He cursed himself zillion times for his inability to express himself.
He wanted to tell her that he loved her in person ,but he just couldnot do it that day.Next day morning he was supposed to return to his place.And that meant he wouldnot be meeting her in forseeable future.she was not going to make it to see him off due to some function at friend`s place.And he finally left hyd ,dejected and heartbroken.”If only I could tell her yesterday…”.                                                                                                                                                                                              A strong wave of water touched his feet,and he got up.He realised it was long time he was sitting there.He decided to go back to hotel.Back on the way,he was smiling the way life shaped up after that.
Next day morning he was awakened by knock on the door.
“Hey sireesha,how was the journey ? ”
“yeah,it was fine. hey you know what ,I saw that ATM on the way,where we first met.Its still there.Thanks to that autowallah ,who stopped his auto there that day”.
“Nah.Not thanks to autowallah ,thanks to you who called back that night and told me that you love me .”He smiled .
“Hmm,thats true.Hey we shall better  go to cochin we will stay in chennai and go the places where we used to meet .would that be fine? ” She said.
“Yeah,anything you say madam “.He smiled back. ” A Cup of coffee at Coffee day, a fish at Besantnagar beach,  dinner at Basera and a walk after dinner by the side of beach.Just like good old days.Does that sound good ? ” Rams Said.  “Hmm,I didnt make mistake calling you up that night after all” Sireesha smiled.                                                                       


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  1. Rams said, on November 3, 2006 at 3:30 am

    Badhiya! Ek number hai yeh, bhagwan tera bhala kara, tereko achhi biwi mile wo bhi bahut bade dahej ke saath 😀

    Flashback 🙂 Excellent narration and imagination, not my territory 😦

  2. bole said, on November 3, 2006 at 3:53 am

    sell this story to bollywood…
    they are short of ideas…and i have not seen such a romantic movie for decades…..
    ramy kash ki ye real life stoty hoti…
    wishing u both all the best for future…

  3. Apoorv said, on November 3, 2006 at 4:19 am

    Thankoo ,thought over this part for fair amount of time as i didnt want to disappoint rams :).and i am sure,he is happy to read it.

  4. Yogendra said, on November 3, 2006 at 5:23 am


    You left me spellbound.
    You have many stories in you. I see the next Chetan B in you.

  5. GG said, on November 3, 2006 at 7:17 am

    Awesome narration..keep it up ..:)

  6. Ashley said, on November 3, 2006 at 11:24 am

    Amazing !!!
    You have makings of a master story-teller. Keep it up.
    All the sequels are very good. I must read whole of ur blog 🙂

  7. Simi said, on November 3, 2006 at 1:48 pm

    This was the first thing I did as soon as I came in office!!!!
    Appu. u r really gr8… i mean ur narration is 2 good ….u carry d whole story so well….hey Rams must b a Happy man 2day 🙂
    Hope u have a gr8 future ahead….and get ur loved ones…
    hey and wht abt Apoorv in hyd…no mention abt him in the story 😀

  8. kedar said, on November 3, 2006 at 3:36 pm

    Hats off!!!

    your narration is superb.. cheers 😀

  9. Chittaranjan said, on November 3, 2006 at 5:30 pm

    I’ll get back after reading the first 2 parts….ciao

  10. Vids said, on November 3, 2006 at 11:22 pm

    Hey Appu, you gotta continue writing man, this one’s as awesome as it’s prequels and a befitting end as well.

  11. Apoorv said, on November 5, 2006 at 7:02 pm

    Thankoo 🙂 one and all for appreciating this one.

  12. Maddi said, on November 6, 2006 at 3:28 am

    Toooooooo good, Rams ko raato to raat famous kar diya 🙂

  13. Chithra said, on November 14, 2006 at 4:00 am

    Good imagination… 🙂 when are you going to publish the next version of the story

  14. sowjanya said, on December 8, 2006 at 11:00 am

    chooo chweeet is all i can say:)

  15. kaiku said, on March 31, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    This is terrific appu. You have got some creativity in you and i hope some parts of the story were true or maybe manipulated to hide the real facts.

    For my rating – 8/10. You could have published the entire story in one post and that would have kept up the tempo and also not having the connecting links in the posts makes the reader lose the tempo.

    Good story well set up and also great way of surprising the readers.

    One more thing this is my longest comment till date for any post.

    Good work keep it up and expect many more.

  16. Apoorv said, on March 31, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    well what can I say ! glad to know you liked it 🙂 .such a huge appreciation means a lot to me 🙂 .
    I think I will organise it in better way !! infact thats the reason I put links to all three parts of stories on one new page . Thankum once again,will try to come up with gud stuff !

  17. Santosh said, on June 10, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Really nice one Appu 🙂

    I loved the surprise in the end – don’t know if anyone would be able to catch it early (wife==Sireesha) ;-). In fact most of us expect a lot of twist and turns in life – specially the Love lost kind, but this one is a pleasant surprise. The Bollywood/Tollywood kinda ending – and they lived happily ever after 🙂

  18. Ipsa said, on August 23, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Cute lil luv story..

  19. Apoorv said, on August 2, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Thank you guys 🙂 .

  20. Neeraj said, on July 5, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Awesome!! 🙂

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