Most Popular Articles

When Life Takes Over

Their first meeting had been a disaster. After all, they were mere three-year-olds. They both wanted the same empty swing at the same time and as three-year-olds are wont to, beat up each other, to settle the winner. As their respective mothers went hammer and tongs at the general lack of civilities, these two went off to try the slides.
**********************************************
They both again met when they were assigned to the same plump games teacher, who was very bored anyways and made them run around the ground. As Deepak collapsed after the third round, a mocking Deepa continued running. Deepak hated the very sight of Deepa.
************************************************
They both graduated from school and applied to various colleges. As destiny would have it, joined the adjacent colleges. This meant, same metro rides and similar friend circles. As they flirted around with others, they managed to tolerate each other, though often wondering, how on earth did God create THIS? 
***********************************************
In the final year of college, they were picked by the same bank, which made them work like donkeys. They bonded over mimicking the mean boss. Each felt the other wasn’t so bad after all!
****************************************************
Deepa was to wed the local wrestler boy and become Mrs. Sangawan. Deepak found a paying job. But somehow, this news, they felt, they had to share with each other first. In person. Else the throbbing chest would burst open, without the gloating, of having made it first, in life.
*****************************************************
Deepa reached the metro station, as agreed. She saw Deepak on the other platform. Two opposite trains were coming into the station. Most of the crowd was disgorged and more crowd piled into the bogies and the trains moved out of the station. Yet these two remained standing, staring, soaking, breathing, wanting, living. Nothing else seemed to matter. No one else existed.
****************************************************
Deepa was jolted when someone pounced on her, pulling her by her hair, uttering the choicest of cuss words. As she tried bravely to fight her brother and father busy thrashing her while dragging her out, Deepak didn't know what to do – Go and confess to a budding love and get beaten up surely, along with his new lady love or be pragmatic and move away, as Deepa hadn't said anything about he being her man. He chose ‘Being-Wordly-Wise’ and walked away. But to this day, Deepa’s parting and utterly withering look, directed at him, hound him badly.
*****************************************************
Today is their fifth wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Sangawan’s!
How do I know? Well I’m Deepak, the neighborhood florist and I went to arrange the flowers at the party celebrating this occasion and Mrs. Sangawan looked through me, while Mr. Sangawan paid my monies on time.
When life takes over!

The following two tabs change content below.
Anupama Jain

Anupama Jain

Anupama Jain is an accidental late entrant, to the enigmatic world of writing. She is the founding member and Admin of SeniorSchoolMoms (Facebook Group) and an avid blogger ( akkaacerbic.wordpress.com ) ( seniorschoolmomblogs.wordpress.com) She is the contributing author to - Chronicles of Urban Nomads, Crossed & Knotted( India's first Composite Novel, 2016 LIMCA book of Records Holder), When They Spoke, Mock Stalk & Quarrel - all published by Readomania.?She has published multiple stories and Snippets online. She has contributed to parental forums and won many prizes. She was among the top 3, of the Orange Flower Award for Humour, by Women’sWeb in 2016. She was listed as one of the 10 Indian women bloggers, a feminist must follow, by Women’sWeb in July 2017. She is A-Z Blogging Challenge 2016, 2017 survivor. She writes a fortnightly piece at readomania.com - ‘AJ Speaks’ a satirical take on the world around. Her favorite genre is humorous writing. An M.C.A., from Pune University, Anupama stays in Gurgaon with family and currently teaches children. Yes, her epitaph shall read “And She (s)mothered us!!”
Anupama Jain

Latest posts by Anupama Jain (see all)

Anupama Jain
About Anupama Jain (13 Articles)
<p>Anupama Jain is an accidental late entrant, to the enigmatic world of writing.<br /> She is the founding member and Admin of SeniorSchoolMoms (Facebook Group) and an avid blogger ( akkaacerbic.wordpress.com ) ( seniorschoolmomblogs.wordpress.com)<br /> She is the contributing author to – Chronicles of Urban Nomads, Crossed & Knotted( India’s first Composite Novel, 2016 LIMCA book of Records Holder), When They Spoke, Mock Stalk & Quarrel – all published by Readomania.?She has published multiple stories and Snippets online. She has contributed to parental forums and won many prizes. She was among the top 3, of the Orange Flower Award for Humour, by Women’sWeb in 2016. She was listed as one of the 10 Indian women bloggers, a feminist must follow, by Women’sWeb in July 2017. She is A-Z Blogging Challenge 2016, 2017 survivor. She writes a fortnightly piece at readomania.com – ‘AJ Speaks’ a satirical take on the world around. Her favorite genre is humorous writing.<br /> An M.C.A., from Pune University, Anupama stays in Gurgaon with family and currently teaches children. Yes, her epitaph shall read “And She (s)mothered us!!”</p>

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*


Login


Username
Create an Account!
Password
OR Connect with Facebook
Forgot Password?
(close)

Signup


Username
Email
Password
Confirm Password
OR Connect with Facebook
Want to Login?
(close)

Forget Password


Username or Email
(close)