Monday, September 21, 2009

I too had a love story..

"If there are friends or family out there who you haven't called in a while, I would say send them a note or a call. Life is always moving too fast, work is always waiting in a small box which we call laptop and everyday emergencies are a part of it. But its far worst to sit in a room at early morning hours typing a blog hoping that you got one last word with a loved one. "

I have just completed reading Ravinder Singh's "I too had a love story" . Such a beautiful , emotional , touching love story. I was never really into love stories. I always used to find them boring. But this one changed my thinking. Its a true love story of the author Ravin and Khushi , a story of their meeting, a story of their love, a story of END. I was hooked to the book. Its so simple . Very unimaginable. I never thought couples like Ravin and Khushi ever existed in this world now . I laughed, I smiled, I cried towards the end of the story.

There are many moments when you connect with them. Ravinder has written this so simple. Those late night phone calls , loving each other so much that they decided to marry each other even without actually meeting each other, Khushi's death .. everything .. its a story of each one of us. .

This book is no 'Alchemist' or 'Acts of Faith' but its simplicity will touch your heart.

When you start reading this book, you find yourself completely lost in Ravin and Khushi's world but the end of it.. I wish I could change their story but it was not written by me. Their destiny was written by God.

Some of the lines just tear your heart out.
"The doctors said they couldn't hand over the body to the family. (Did you notice ? Yes, body . That's what they said. She no longer had a name. She was just a body. A dead body.)"

"I was at the photo studio getting a picture of my dead Khushi framed, to keep in the Gurudwara  during the last prayer for her, scheduled for the next day. Guess which picture/ It was one of those which she sent me when I was in the US. Never in my worst nightmare could I have thought that someday I'd be using her pictures for this purpose."

"She died. I survived. Because I survived, I die everyday."

The story is poignant and real . Full credit goes to Ravin. Everything is real, the places, the people. He narrated a very important chapter from his life with a message "Life goes on". 

I would recommend you to read this book. You may not include this in your favourites but it will definitely touch your heart.


Friday, September 18, 2009

Lalalalalalalalala .... Title nai hai mere paas

At around 11 today , I called my friend G .

G : Hello . Hi Ekku .. How are you sweetie :)

Me : Hi G . Am good . Tell me one thing , am I supposed to be mad at you?

G : Huh ?

Me : Bata bhi ... Am I supposed to be mad at you right now ?

G : What ? Why ? Kya bol ri hai tu ?

Me : I don't know . I am having this feeling that I usually have when I am upset with you . Did we fight yesterday ?

G : Are you alright ? Mujhe toh kuch gadbad lag ri hai . Waise toh koi nai baat nai hai par aaj kuch gadbad lag ri hai

Me : I guess I'm okay . I don't remember us fighting yesterday . Kal toh main office mein thi . Tere se baat hui thi kal ? Nai huyi yaar .. Kal toh main office thi .

G : No . We didn't

Me : Okay. In that case , what are you having for lunch today . What is Mami ji making today ?

G : Ekku tu pagal ho gayi hai poori . Pata bhi hai kya bol ri hai tu ?

Me : Le yaar .. Tu maan ni ri . Seriously , I thought I was mad at you all this morning . But then I thought and I thought and I thought only to realize that I never fought with you. So I wasn't sure why I feeling angry with you. That's why I called you to confirm. Chal chod , mujhe lagta hai kisi aur se ladai hoyi hogi . Usse huyi hogi pucca . Abhi main usko phone kar ke confirm karti hun.

G : Ekku .. Tu na pagal ho gayi hai . Ja ke so ja . Kuch kha le aur so ja . Tera dimag kharab ho gaya hai . Ab usko bhi mat tang karna . Chup kar ke so ja

Me : Par yaar ... Par ... Chal theek hai .. Mujhe lagta hai tu theek bol ri hai .. Maine sapna dekha hoga ...
Acha chal bata na ... Kya banaya hai aaj Mami ji ne ..

G : Chup kar ja . Agar ab ek aur baar boli na , main tujhe maar dungi . Phone rakh aur so ja :X

Me : Par yaar .. Seriously yaar I was feeling that we had a fight yesterday . Sachi yaar :(


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Blog title changed .. Its Tryst With Soul now . Thanks to Vishal for the name :)

Friday, September 11, 2009

My first award ... I am a 'Superior Scribbler' :)

Yipieeeee ... I got my first award . Thanks to Rahul for the award. My first ever award in bloggers world. Thanks to everybody.
Now here goes my acceptance speech :P

I am extremely thankful to Rahul who thought that I deserved this award . I want to thank God , my parents, my family , my friends who supported me all through , my readers (I would like to think so) and to Pulkit (He's the one who introduced me to Blogger) and also to my brother who really gives me those extra 10 minutes after 8 pm so that I can complete my post if I am writing at that time. Oh God! I have 'khushi ke aansu' in my eyes...
Jokes apart! Thanks Rahul .. Thanks a lot. It really means a lot to me :)
Thanks Rahul :)

So now I would love to forward this award to 5 of my blogger friends who I love to read . 
Here are the rules for those who get this award.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
  • Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.
This is very tough for me as they all have been writing for such a long time and have been such fabulous writers .
So my list goes like this.
1. Abhinav     You just can't resist yourself reading all his posts and switching off your computer once you start reading his blog. They are just totally humorous. He's the champ in bloggers world. You can just go through his journey . From college to MBA to job and now to marriage . Just go through it for once. You'll love it, for sure.

2. Harshita     It hasn't been much time since I bloghopped to her blog. Her's is the same case as Abhinav's . Once you start reading them , you just have to complete her blog .I love reading her posts. 

3. Rohit        I love reading his posts. Just so close to our lives .

4. Pulkit        What to say about him. He is my guru . He is the one who told me that I can write. Otherwise I would have never been here. He writes mostly poems but his stories are just too good. Every time he writes a story , I just beg hime to write stories stories stories :D

5. Saad        Can you imagine , in his last post , he wrote his own obituary!! He's funny! You just HAVE TO read his blog. 

6. Arshat      I know I have to write only 5 names but I have to give the award to this man yaar . Go through his blog. 

I love reading all your blogs friends :)
Its just that I had to write some of the names which I like the most. 
Thanks to Rahul once again . 
God bless you all :)

PS... Here's a new blogger in blogosphere, my friend Vishal . He's new to blogs but a very good writer:)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Message Log 2

1. Memories play a confusing role. They make you laugh when you remember  the times you cried together.   But makes you cry when you remember the times you laughed together.

2. The best feeling in the world is when you think that your friend forgot you and suddenly you receive a message from the same friend saying ,  "I am missing you". :)

3. Love : Is not about expressing with heavy words. Its about understanding each other, a gentle touch and a pure heart.      
And Friendship : Is to laugh at the nonsense written above :D

4. Akele ja rahe the in kathin raaston pe
Thake huye
Phir ek mod pe aap jaisa ek dost mila
Aur baaki zindagi bhi barbaad ho gayi :P

5.Jab koi baat biagd jaaye
Jab koi mushkil pad jaaye
Toh main kya karu... ?
Nipto khud ... ! :P

6. Smile For The Ones You Love…
A Simple Smile Is All It Takes To Make One Happy…
Love Can Come In Many Different Ways, Shapes n Sizes …
But A Simple Smile Will Conquer Everything …
And Leave The Best Of Us Speechless …

7. Second day after wedding
Bubbly- Mom I got in fight with my husband
Mom- It’s part of marital life
Bubbly- Oh ok but what should I do with the dead body

8. Friendship is when you have a huge fight with your friend
And you say , "That's it! I'm leaving!"
But after a moment, you put all your egos aside
N say, 
"Chal yaar Pepsi toh pila" :D

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Happy Teachers' day ... :)

"The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher/mentor who believes in you, who tugs and pushes, and leads you onto the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth."
--Dan Rather

I think I am blessed that I have always been lucky with having good friends and mentors/teachers in my life.

Today on Teacher's day , I want to thank all of them who are my guiding lights. Thanks to Jyoti Ma'am , Nishant Sir , Indu Sharma Ma'am, Indu Verma Ma'am, Jaipal Sir, Gagan Sir, Sasi Sir, Piush Sir , Amrita Ma'am , Sandhu Ma'am.
Thanks for believing in me.
God bless you all.