It was 3:00 pm when I reached Starbucks Sector 29 Gurgaon. The sun was burning outside and I was melting inside with a thought of meeting him. The café was packed with strangers and I was trying to find that known face for whom I was patiently impatient. He was sitting in the cubicles near the washroom . Seeing me heading towards him, he stood up and gave me a hug. We both sat and he chooses to sit in front of me and his smoldering gaze was making me shy. He took my hand in his hand and pressed near his heart. It was not about the innocent coffee or the meeting, it was about those feelings that we both are no more ignorant about. The hustle and bustle in the café hasn't concerned us at all. We both didn't speak a word, but still I felt thousand thoughts shared between us. For the first time in my life I didn't require words to speak my thoughts, didn't require coffee to continue the meeting. After some time without disengaging his eyes, he asked “be mine forever”. I chose to sit silently as I can't say yes to a question as the answer was no. He parted his fingers from mine and placing the handkerchief in front of me he said “then don't meet me again”. Tears came out...Read More
Mommy Expression Corner
5:25 pm……. 5:27 pm……..5:45 pm….. 5:53 pm…….5:58 pm….. I had looked at the watch more than a hundred times in the last half an hour. I couldn’t wait for 6:30 pm; I had to get out of the office. Had to be somewhere by 7:00pm. I got up and went into the lady’s room, washed my face, and stared into the mirror. I was pretty and I knew it. I adjusted my kurti and re-did my hair. Looked at myself again in the mirror and walked out of the lady’s room. I got back to my desk and sank into my seat in the hope that no one finds me to dump work on my table. I just had to leave at 6:30 pm. It would be another twenty minutes to that. I waited, checked my e-mail, posted a few messages on facebook, and looked at the watch again. Now it would be another eight minutes before I could leave. I would need five minutes to get the car out and then depending on the traffic would need another thirty minutes to get there. I had waited enough, the minute the watch showed 6:30 pm; I got up and walked straight towards the door. I had a smile on my face, didn’t bother saying bye to anyone, lest they delay me by talking. I got into the lift and...Read More
About ten days ago, my maid didn’t turn up for work in the evening and she said she was in a hospital, because her brother-in-law met with an accident, has suffered a head injury and was in an ICU in some hospital in Chakkarpur. She came as usual to work next day. I came to understand, that he was a road cleaner and was hit by a car, driven by a female driver, when he was winding up to leave for home at about 3.30 pm. The man was admitted in a not so good hospital, and 5 days later he succumbed to injury. Why was he not given best possible treatment to save his life? And today I wake up to read the horrific incident in Jaipur. As humans it’s our basic responsibility to save a life, atleast try our best. I would like to share a real-life incident, to atleast help people who live under fear, that, what if they get into trouble by helping others or who just don’t know what to do. Back in 2002, I used to work in Bangalore on a project for a consulting firm. I used to commute by Taxi from Fox Town to Sharjapur Road, to the client’s office. One morning I had left for work at 8 in the morning, in a newly bought salwar suit from a boutique....Read More
When we first set foot in Gurgaon in January 2009, little did we know that we’d come to love this city (except when having to foot bills), so much over the years. We found friends, best friends, long lost friends and distant relatives who became first family. I still remember, during one of our first visits to a local mandi, we met a maami (tamil aunty, they’re easy to spot with their pattu saree and typical tamil diamond ear stud) and my mom-in-law asked her, “Are there many Tamils in Gurgaon?” and she promptly replied, ”You’ll meet a million!”,...Read More
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