What If

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What if I wrote if I was provided with a topic “What If”, and was asked to pen it down within the next 1440 minutes? I would probably be the last person to know the topic. Hmmm… first I thought of penning down as “ What if I became a billionaire overnight”, but it looked a very common one after Slumdog Millionaire – may be Slum dog Billionaire – so ignored it. Minutes rolled on as I started scratching my head thinking what should I pen down? I was the only one living creature ‘working’ (just in words though!) in my entire Development Centre when suddenly I received a call, “Private Number Calling”, and my hands shivered to answer the call as it was the first time in my life to receive a call from a Private Number. Should I answer the call? I thought for a second and then pressed green button in my Nokia 5130 Express Music Phone, voice trembled to say, “HHElloo”…, “Hi Sarav, Kim here” ( ONSITE PROGRAM MANAGER ), “Hi Kim” briskly, “Still in the office?”, “Yup, just completed my works; will be leaving in another ten minutes”, “Cool Man, Send a status update and leave asap”, “Sure, Bye Kim 🙂 ” and I noticed that my watch, fastrack, looked freaky; with its hour hand pointing ‘1’ and the other, ‘12’. Suddenly, I was suggested a topic by my mind, “What if I received a call from a PRIVATE NUMBER @ half past midnight” and I started to pen it down – only the topic – before which my instincts informed that it won’t be impressive to pen down such a weird one for something which was supposed to rank my name first time in the seventh edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. I was totally confused and pissed off thinking what I should pen down, it should be innovative and impressive and more over it should be of good class, say for e.g., “What If Spiderman joined Fantastic Four?” if not of that standard at least it should impress someone in Vipul’s Team (i.e. Our Team). I consumed 120 minutes in the above process and still dint find any topic to pen down, so again started scratching my head @ first, followed with my cheeks and etc., Hmmm… I really felt good @ scratching but not in finding the topic which was supposed to be first step in the above said process. I started yawning as I felt sleepy and tired because I had been sitting in front of my PC for the past 1080 minutes, hitting my head @ sql queries and C# and so decided to sleep @ my desk for the next 240 minutes. I woke up @ six in the morning (please don’t read the sentence fast), brushed & refreshed myself, swiped out and left my cabin. It took another 60 minutes to reach my room, a decent – clean Bachelor’s room and opened my laptop to pen down something related to “What If”. I thought, thought and thought if I was capable of penning down an impressive one or at least something under my name so that I can put my name in the comment column and a link to my blog which will remain among the thousands innovative bloggers, But I resorted to sleeping once again.  I woke up after 300 minutes, had my breakfast and started thinking again; but readers don’t think that this time also I failed to capitalize the opportunity (My thoughts), because I decided to pen down as, “What If I was provided with a topic – What If?”.

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Someone is always destined to their someone


Feb 14th 2009, everything was ready for the funeral of Mr. Sanjay, who had died of heart attack (in flight) on Friday Feb 13th 2009, when returning back from New York to Chennai. His relatives & wife Hassini (married three weeks ago), yet to start her life, had gone with a bouquet to receive him, but sooner the smiling faces had turned to tear-filled faces, bouquet to garland, newly married girl to ____.

Ashik whose eyes were as red as a drunken guy, who doesn’t have any relationship with Sanjay, was helping in moving the corpse to graveyard. He couldn’t even have an eye to eye contact with Hassini (LOVED EACH OTHER) because he couldn’t even imagine that her life was set before dawn.

The weeping sound rose as equal to acceleration of the van, as it started & Ashik kick-started his bike to join them. He couldn’t control his temper; cursed, cursed & cursed God for keeping a Full Stop to Hassini’s life. He accelerated the bike very slowly in order to match with the van, suddenly his college days flashed in his mind, “Heeeyyyy …. Ashik go fast man” said Hassini, “Idiot I can’t be faster than this!” Ashik. “You have to be, as this is our first ride in bike”, Hassini and paused for a second hiding herself in Ashik. “Hey what happened idiot?” Ashik, “The one who was standing in the bus stop in white shirt & dhotis with three stripes of ashes in his forehead, is your Father-in-law”, Hassini. “Oh my God, I missed to see him”, Ashik. “Its ok, you drive fast my dear”, Hassini & hugged him so that even air couldn’t enter between them.

A loud horn was heard after which Ashik came back to live action. The driver came out of the car & started shouting @ him, “Something something green, very green”, “Sorry Sorry sir” & accelerated his bike to catch hold of the van. He could see only the flowers and not the road, which made to him to think about Hassini’s birthday (14-02-03), “Sweet Sixteenth” in which he made her to walk only on the flowers from her bed to Pooja Arai & he also proposed on the same day. He promised her that she will never have tears in her eyes but not to be, as that day her eyes were drenched in tears. He closed his eyes and started cursing his favorite God, as he just passed the temple he used to visit with Hassini. “Hey Hassini, AM MADLY IN LOVE WITH YOU, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, SO SO MUCH…………” shouted Ashik six years, 8 hrs before in this temple, she wore a peacock blue color half saree with golden border. He kept Kungum on her forehead and said the above, no no shouted for which she replied “Is it so?” nodding her head & blushed a lot.

Ashik couldn’t forget her smiling face with kungum & blushing beautiful eyes whenever they were romantic, but now no more smiling face with kungum or blushing beautiful eyes. He had no clue as to how to get those things back to her. They were almost near to graveyard, before which he sighted the park where they would usually go and sit in the white colored bench on the right corner to read at times & to talk many a time which would end in her blushing eyes. The small fights, timely hugs, tasty kisses, cute tears all came to end before three weeks in her marriage. Those days were the best days of their life which now became a nightmare. Soon, they reached the graveyard & Sanjay was cremated to ashes. Ashik had a BIG QUESTION MARK before him & that was Hassini’s life.

Two hours later he reached his home & locked himself in his room. Almost 24 hours had gone by when he ate something, looked very tired & so he lied down in his bed. He tried to unlock his mobile several times but later he discovered that the mobile was switched off because of zero % charge. He looked confused without knowing what to do next but decided not to live anymore, so he made arrangements to hang himself, It was almost 99% complete i.e. (kept his head inside & tightened it) but his love over Hassini saved him; still remembered the promise that he gave her on her wedding day. So he loosened it & started crying badly to overcome the grief & later realized how stupid he was to take such a worst decision in his life, thanked God no Hassini who saved his life, but hers?

A week later, all the formalities were done which declared to the society that a 21 year old girl, a newly married girl before three weeks was now a _____. Is it the destiny for that girls’ life? From 21 years till death should she be alone? Should that full stop be permanent? Thousand of “?”! Will God answer it? Idiots! God won’t, because God decided that her destiny is something else and not this, but this poor race of human being suggests this. Break the shackles; think outside the box to save a life of a cute young girl.

Yeah, it happened, Hassini’s uncle Bala, an innovative, modern cultured person insisted on her Re-marriage to say appropriately, HE WANTED TO GIVE HER A NEW LIFE. Even though initially it was not accepted by her parents, but most welcomed by her in-laws, it resulted on a happy node in two months. YES IT WAS DECIDED THAT HASSINI WOULD MARRY HER SWEETHEART, “Who is that? AASSSHHHHIIIKK” As readers you could think that next will be also a happy note but it is not, as Ashik’s father denied it. No words to describe the pain undergone by Ashik and Hassini, the queen of his heart.

Do wait and expect some unexpected nasty twists 🙂

Someone whose love is true have no end

“Hurray!!! We’re gonna reach the top of the Dhanaulti Hills!”, said Ashik. The splendid place was situated on the Mussoorie – Chamba route, 25kms from Mussoorie. The car speed was increased by 10 Km, Aishu – “Hey you, cool idiot, come to earth, yeah only we both are in this trip, we will enjoy dear”. Ashik, “Yeah we have to, as this day can’t be forgotten, one year back in our college staircase with lots of anxiety and excitement, i declared my love to you right.” “Yeah mera piya how i could forget that day!” said Aishu. Ashik smiled “You looked like a cute angel in that white chudi! Hmmm… damn cute!” Aishu “Hmmm”, “Yeah damn cute but not as cute as my Aishwarya Rai” said Ashik. Aishu kept silent.

Ashik switched on FM, “chand chupa baadal mein” and he started humming with the tune, for which Aishu reacted angrily by switching off the player. “Yeah, if moon sees her beauty it will hide itself in cloud, that’s true, she is the cutest girl, I accept”, Ashik, “Come on dear! Let me hear the song” and he switched it on. She tried to switch it off but Ashik din’t let her switch it off. In the meantime a lorry came on the opposite side as Ashik sighted it late and hurriedly applied the brakes very powerfully……. “Sssshhhh!!!”.

Sheer silence, after which the lorry went the other way as their car moved, Aishu was speechless whereas Ashik’s heart was pounding hard. Nothing other than the seat belt could have saved them. He slowly parked the car in nearby shop. “Two Sprite” said Ashik, and they both drank it, later they started again on the car thanking God that nothing had gone wrong. He drove slowly and reached Aishu’s Uncle, Rahul’s home, who knew about their love.

Rahul invited them in and with a huge smile. “Hey Aishu come my dear, Hmmm… You have grown up quite a lot… Come on young boy, you both are a perfect match… MADE FOR EACH OTHER!”. Ashik smiled and went inside the home before which her aunt took “aarthi” for them.

The clock showed seven with its little hand and 12 with its big hand and struck seven times. TV was on and the channel was changed to Neo Sports, “Hey four, that’s cool” and claps thundered as Sachin Tendulkar – Ashik’s favorite batsman right from his childhood – hit a four. He needed just four runs to complete his 20,000 runs in ODI cricket. The match was progressing interestingly and they had their dinner enjoying it. Suddenly, when Ashik looked the clock it showed 9:15, and Sachin thrashed one ball over the fence and completed his double century, first man in cricketing history to do so. All jumped from their seats, claps were powerful, laughing, ‘hoooo’ sound; everything was heard with lot of crackers sound. More so as he hit the six in the last ball of the match and broke the record.

Three hours later, India won the match by 143 runs and Sachin was awarded Man of the Match Award and got many honors since he broke the world record and became the first man to score double century in ODI cricketing history too. They switched off the TV and went to sleep, Aishu said bye to Ashik and left with her aunt. Ashik’s mobile sounded “sweetheart, you got my message!”, he opened the sms, “Koibitou, Aishiteru ! Oyasumi ! :-)”, replied “Oyasumi Koibitou!” and went to sleep.

The next morning, Rahul, Ashik & Aishu started for jogging, Rahul, “Why you both plan for a trip to Barehipani & Joranda Falls ?”, Aishu, “Is it a good place to enjoy?”, Rahul, “Yup”, Ashik “We will go today with uncle & aunt.” Aishu, “Done!”.

Two hours later, they started to Joranda Falls and reached there by 11:30. The weather was so cool & nature’s beauty made them feel like heaven and it was so pleasant to spend time there. Rahul & Ashik went to take bath in the Falls and later Rahul went and took his wife to Falls, Ashik came out of the falls and went near Aishu, which made her to blush thinking that Ashik is coming to take her to Falls, but Ashik said “Still a lot of time left, Koibitou!” and sat with her and talked, talked & talked. After two hours they started climbing the hilly part of the falls and went to the hotel and enjoyed their dinner. It was almost twelve @ night when they reached home.

The next morning started with heavy rain which ruined their entire day’s plan. Aishu’s aunt prepared some chips & other stuffs which made the day lively. It was a Wednesday morning (NEXT DAY AFTER THE HEAVY RAIN), Ashik took the car to go for a drive to Pradhanpat Hills with Aishu, and it was about 31 Km from their place, so packed all that they wanted and left home early. The travel was very interesting as both were talking about their future plans. It took hardly an hour to reach there, after which both started to climb the hill. It was so risky as it was very wet, they slipped a lot which didn’t change their idea of climbing the hill. Aishu, “Should we climb up?” for which Ashik nodded his head and later “Should we?” Aishu, “We will Koibitou!” smiled and hugged him.

Aishu, “Koibitou!”, “Yeah”, Ashik, Aishu, “Honey, when can we marry?, because am afraid of my parents”, Ashik, “Should we?”, “Will kill you?”, “Better choice dear”, “You are a stupid idiotic sweetheart”, “Hmmm, we will talk to your parents and will get married soon, honey”. “Then” Aishu; Ashik, “Life is a Big Question Mark, and we have to find the best way to succeed in it, Hope we should, No… WE WILL”. Aishu smiled big and had a deep look into Ashik eyes and said, “Aishiteru”.

The trees were dense and they couldn’t get any light to see, in secs Aishu slipped and started rolling as the hill was steep. Ashik, “Aiiissshhuuuuuu………” and started running towards her but he too slipped and rolled in the same direction. He rolled fast and by the time he caught her hands was the mountain’s end. Aishu was hanging in Ashik hands & Ashik in a half cut tree’s root.

Ashik, “Aishu.. Aishu.. Come on.. Come on.., you can climb up, come on.. Hold my hand tightly and try to come up idiot!”, Aishu crying, “Ashik, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!, I NEED TO LIVE WITH YOU FOR HUNDRED YEARS!, I NEED TO MARRY YOU!, I NEED YOU!”. Ashik, “Yeah we will, come on climb up, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! Come on… You can!”. Slowly Aishu’s hands were getting out of Ashik’s, Aishu, “Oh my God! I want you be alive, so better leave me, please”. Ashik angrily, “YOU STUPID, I NEED YOU! Come on you can do it”. Aishu, “Hey Koibitou, long live with my thoughts!”, Ashik, “You Baka, dummy, I NEED YOU ! There is no point for me to be alive without you”

Aishu, “Sorry dear, I LOVEEE YOOUUUUUU AAASSSSHHHHHIIIKKKKKKK……….”, and fell down. Ashik, “Aiiissshhuuuuuu………” & took his foot from the trees root and fell down like a leaf.

Thank God, the lower part of the hill is fully covered with water of Pradhanapat falls & they both fell into it, Ashik, a good swimmer searched for her with agony & found her and swimmed to nearest shore. In the mean time Aishu drowned and went unconscious. He tried rubbing her hands & legs and gave her warmth, but it dint help her, so he decided to go for Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation which heled her to gain her consciousness.

Ashik, “Speechless ! Hey are you ok ?”, Aishu “Noded her head” & kissed him all over his face. They totally drained in water and the climate was too chill, mobile phones were rinsed in water which too dint help them to get out of that dense forest. They had no clue where they are, how to contact their frends or relatives, only thing that they could do is to pray God. It was almost dark, so Ashik collected some dry woods and lighted it using stones, which protected them from killing darkness & chillness. Ashik glancing her, read her beauty from top to bottom & said, “Aishwarya Rai may not be as cute as you”, “Hmmmm IS IT SO, YOU NEVER TOLD ME?”, said Aishu. “Hei !”, Aishu said, “Domo” & blushed a lot. “You are blushing a lot idiot”, Ashik. “Hey stop idiot, it is girls’ nature”, “So …. ?”, “Hmmm hmmm hmmm”, Aishu.

Aishu, “I feel sleepy idiot”, “Hmmm wait for five min Koibitou” said Ashik & went in search of “BIG” Leaves. It was almost ten mins done, Aishu started screaming, “Ashik !!!!!!! Koibitou !!!!”, Slowly he came back of her & shouted, “MERA KOIBITOU, IDIOTIC LOVER TURN BACK”, she turned back, hugged him & said, “I LOVE YOU DEAR.. I Love u…”. He covered the ground with those leaves & made a tent with sticks around there. Aishu, “Oyasumi Koibitou !” & went inside the tent to sleep. Ashik sat near the fire, feeded it & slept there itself.

When all this was happening on one side, her uncle Rahul called them by five in the evening as they dint get back home, both the mobiles are not reachable as they were rinsed in water. He was afraid that something went wrong, so he informed police & since he is a NSG, he sought the help of NSG to rescue them.

They searched them from evening seven & atlast by midnight, they confirmed that they have fallen from the mountain as they bag were found @ the tree root & on the way they both rolled. NSG declared that they both are not alive & went in search of their bodies, Rahul couldn’t believe, he dunno what to do next but kept praying God that they should be alive.

Next day around six in the morning NSG ppl found that a fire is set inside the deep forest & started shouting, “IS ANYONE ALIVE”, Ashik, “Yeah we are…..”, made Aishu awake & went towards them. NSG Head, “Akhil” took his walkie talkie & informed Rahul, “BOTH OF THEM ARE SAFE, OVER”, Rahul, the happy man shouted, “Yahoooo ! Hurray !”

Three months later, Ashik & Aishu got engaged with their parents’ goodwill and marriage was fixed on Feb 14th, 2010.

Japanese Equivalent Words:
Oyasumi – Good Night
Koibitou – Sweet Heart
Aishiteru – I Love You
Domo – formal way of saying thanks