Monday, February 18, 2008

the ride had it all!!

Everyone turned in that direction. I craned my neck to see wot it was. As it came nearer , the yellow board came into view..the number was still hazy. It was full..half a dozen people,boys n gals alike, were hanging by the door. There was a fat chance dat it was 203! It was the only direct bus to our college and der was as much competition to it as it wud be for a medical seat!! The sight of 203 wud bring a 1000 watt smile even on the most exhausted of faces!
It was tugging along..bent to a side becoz of that extra offer.
Nearly twenty people moved...anticipating the spot wer it wud cum to a halt,each one trying to be the first to get into it.
everybody was ready...ready to pounce onto the bus...
It was coming faster...
Instead of slowing down ,it went past dint stop!!!!
"ooooyeeeee!!!! " everybody shouted in chorus...
i cursed the driver..i cursed myself..i cursed the people who wer already in the bus..going away happily....
Happily?? Hmm....lets see..
travelling in 203 is altogether a differnt experience!!
"AAAaaarrggghhh!!!! " I screamed..the gal simply stared at me..looked down..removed her pointed heel from my foot,oblivious to my pain and then looked away,.. regret on her face!!
bloody hell....
I scowled at her...she dint care..
hmm..i resigned to my fate.
"Ooooooh!!" another gal dug her elbow into me...
"sorry ..sorry "
i smiled at her..."it happens"...
"Screeeech!!!" the bus came to a sudden halt! I fell on the former gal! she looked back angrily...i jus heart smiled...rejoiced dat i had taken my revenge!
I heard the conductor shout.A large bulky figure ...khadoos fello..
Here we wer..fighting for space..struggling to find feet...and there he was..pushing himself ..carrying his pot-belly to and fro...causing much annoyance to d passengers.
A bunch of vilagers had boarded the bus..munching paan..
the smell was nauseating..yuck!!
my nose had had enuf...perspiring armpits...stinking mouths..oily needed fresh air!
i tried to look out frm the was nt clear..i had to see from the gaps between numerous heads. i saw ppl..zooming on tension..all happies..
my heart ached...
then there it was!! MVSR engg college..
wen i finally stumbled out of the bus..i was glad to find myself in one piece!!
thk god..its finally over!!!
but then..wen i look back...i find the fresh air soo soothing. If it was not for 203, i wud'nt have enjoyed the air around me!!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

slow dance

Have u ever watched kids play on a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You better slow down.Dont dance so fast
Time is short.The music wont last.

Do you run thru each day on the fly?
When u ask how are u,do u wait for the reply??
when the day is done , do u lie in your bed with the
next hundred chores running thru your bed?
you did better slow down.Dont dance so fast
Time is short.The music wont last.

Ever told ur child we will do it tomorrow?
And in your haste,not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch,let a good friendship die
becoz you never had time to call n say 'hi'?
you did better slow down.Dont dance so fast
Time is short.The music wont last.

When u run so fast to get somewhere
you miss half the fun of getting there
when u hurry and worry thru your day
it is like an unopened gift thrown away

Life is not a race.Do take it slower
Listen to the music before the song is over.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

My aishoo

"manchineellu amma,pattukondi!",shouted our watchman from the groundfloor, his husky voice reaching even the 3rd floor.I was in a hurry,running from one mirror 2 another(we 've 3),adjusting my hair-do.. which was the order of the day(getting ready 4 college).My mom was busy with hearth,so she asked me to fill water. That was the last thing on my mind.With a scowl on my face,I collected those empty vessels, making a loud clattering noise. I heard a suppressed giggle.that was from my sis, and a stern glare from my mom.With the scowl getting even more uglier,I opened the door.
then ..I stopped n stared.I stared at the little thing ,on all her four limbs,smiling mesmerisingly,she was in her yellow frock,looking as cute as ever.Suddenly,I found myself smiling!My scowl vanished comletely!! her charming toothless smile bowled me over!!I ran 2wards her,putting down the vessels with a bang! she looked up startled. then ,there it was again!her toothless grin! I stooped and lifted her gently,kissed her chubby cheeks n brought her home.
"Hi,Aishu !!",my sister squealed. she dint lose a moment 2 snatch her away from me.but ,i was no less.I was anticipating that ,so i clutched her firmly.My father peeped in 2 c what the commotion was all about.when he saw aishu shaking vigorously 2 the tunes of 'hrudayam ekkadunnadi...',he came out dancing,his half-shaven face looking funny and struggling 2 find pace with the hit number.We(my sis n I),sang n sang (?!!) until our throats ached,but she never stopped dancing.
We have seen her grow from day-1 she was she is 1-yr old.12 months of attachment! she is very much a part of our family. she brings out the child in us. now,I willingly fetch water!!
today,when our watchman shouted his usual song,I opened the door,hoping to see the familiar face.But a big lock stared back at me! then I remembered,They had gone out of station,for 10 whole days!Any sound of a crying baby,and we would all rush to the door hoping against hope that aishu was back.
We miss her so much!!
well..this was long back..aishu is 3 yrs old now. mischievous and tantalising as ever!
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