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Friday, February 13, 2009

A LOT LIKE LOVE



I used to trace this route everyday...returning from the public library,which was a respite for me during those days when one starts getting bored of vacations..
There was this couple whom I saw..they used to frequent the library very often..
While the girl unearthed books in those sections where i found my fiction collection,the guy kept himself busy with newspapers,history and magazine section..
At the eatery close by they would sit and devour snacks..feeding tit-bits to each other..breaking into chuckles...at times even ended fighting,slapping each other in jest......

As the road forked into two separate streets..the boy and girl parted..said goodbyes to each other..
They moved a few steps away...and turned back,to get a final glimpse of each other .
I could sense their longingness for each other...they didn’t want to leave ...
Until the guy uttered the words from a distance..”I LOVE YOU”...
She stood there smiling,frozen,blushing only to wave her hand out to him.....and perhaps became conscious of a third person observer(me) who was an eye witness to the sweet adieu...and all she could do was tap herself on her head...as if feeling stupid....All I did was gave the girl a smile............
The next time I saw them..they were sharing the same umbrella...on a rainy,windy evening...
Much as i would not have liked to look at them,The romantic in me couldn’t resist.
For the sake of vicarious pleasure I looked at them..
In a tizzy the guy was on his knees,hands folded as if praying to the girl,serenading her..
“WEIRD??? CRAZY.....FOOLISHLY ROMANTIC....”
Then why was it making me smile,and why did I not turn my gaze away from them??
Maybe that’s the stuff dreams are made of..............
Only later did the girl box his ears,and they started to walk to the fork where they parted,smiled,waved......turned and looked back at each other..again and again...


Days passed by,and my long vacation was coming to an end..
I didn’t get to see them again..
It was only a few days back that I saw them together again at a Gift Shop.....
Buying each other valentine’s gift...probably

But alas!their day will be ruined!
In a country where the vanguards of “culture” are the youth who are unemployed,and who have nothing to do.....
Honestly the only identity about BAJRANG DAL I am aware of is their protests against Valentine’s Day on the pretext of safeguarding our culture....
Awww Come’on!
Do I need to mention the Khajuraho temples were built over a span of 200 years, from 950 to 1150AD??

Don’t we know how Lord Rama won Sita’s heart or for that matter Arjun wooed Draupadi in a Swayamvar..... the Girl had her own choice even then you see!!
And who needs to tell them about the God who portrayed various roles: a god-child, a prankster, a model lover, a divine hero and the Supreme Being.Lord Krishna .The stories of his play with the gopis (milkmaids) of Vrindavana became known as the Rasa Lila.These became important as part of the development of the Krishna bhakti traditions worshiping Radha Krishna. Krishna and Radha have been epitomised by Hindu Mythology as eternal lovers...who never really married each other...
Our Indian culture in the antiquity has been liberal and very frankly open minded..
Parvati is depicted as interested in Shiva's tales and appearance from her very birth and finally remembering her last life as Sati. As Parvati grew into a young woman, she began tapas (austerities) to please Shiva to grant her wish to reunite with him. She is portrayed as surpassing all other ascetics in penance, undergoing mortifications. Finally, Shiva tests her devotion by sending an attendant or appearing himself in disguise to criticize Shiva. Untouched by the act, Parvati retains her desire for Shiva compelling him to marry her. After the marriage, Parvati moves to mount Kailash, the residence of Shiva.
Now who says that a girl and guy should tie(the knot) or else die??
So why see a girl meeting a boy as a taboo??
Why go about hitting women who are dancing in pubs??
Why go inside head post offices and vandalize it because postal department has been selling and conveying Valentine’s greetings??(Atleast that’s generating some revenue for the postal dept.)
Agreed most of us celebrate the day without actually knowing the history behind the day....
What’s the harm in spending a day of fun and frolic with the special one in the lovely spring??
Calling it a money spinning iniative by Archies,Hallmark,florists,bakeries...
We need a running economy...dont we??
So
My dear Moral police officers,custodians of “culture”..
Please use whatever sense u have left,or better seek an asylum..
Let us live in love and peace....
As for my valentine wish goes...
These lines from Beautiful Mind quoted by John Nash say it all



“i have always believed in numbers and equations and logics that lead to reason..
And after a lifetime of such pursuits i ask what truly is logic who decides reason...
my quest has taken me to the physical ,metaphysical..delusional and back...
And I have made the most important discovery of my career..most important discovery of my life...
It is only in the mysterious equations of love that analogical reasons can be found..
I am only here because of you..
You are the reason I am..You’re all my reasons...Thank you”

16 comments:

Leonidas said...

i agree.... the self appointed apostles of moral science have no place in a country whos foundations were laid on the priniples of freedom of speech...

and nice lines 2 end the blog...

keep shattering more keys

ananya said...

nice one...perhaps every sensible person (wid or without a "lover")wud truly agree wid u...great time 2 cum up sumthin like dis..brilliant end..n a really sweet beginning!!...happy valentines day!!!

Ignoramus Scribbler said...

Where are you Arjun Rampal ??? Someone is here bcoz of you.Hehe!!! Enjoyed reading it and that too at 00:00 AM,14 feb.And as far as Bajrang Dal(who claim themselves to be the custodians of indian culture but are busy controlling women!!!) is concerned some couples really like them as they force them to get married which they wud not have dared.nd please increase the no. of ur posts.

chiku said...

lovely dear......
but have you ever thought of fighting alone in a battle???have you ever thought of a match b/w Aussies and Hong Kong???
BORING NA!!!
Yes , these useless fellows(bajrang dal) are not useless , because they make relations and love interesting n stronger by making them tougher..The more you are restricted the more you are tempted to .....(blank)
So i donot agree wid u completely.we sud Let them do what they are doing and taking their actions positively do what u wish.
So kiss , hug and love till 13th together then join them(bajrang dal) on 14 to protest and then again continue your part from 15th...
HAHAHAHAHA
this is life
"why to cry...
churn n njoy"

I Am Nikhil said...

Poor Arjun Rampal :)

ŋ|ħ|η said...

@ chiku
lol too good; but I don't agree.

aaw so romantic...(the blog until bhajrangdal interrupts). Yes I completely agree with u that people have their rights and its their will to exercise their rights in the right way. Well about the story- @ college or back home ?
Pretty keen to know the answer, do reply.
lovely enrty... :)

dk3v said...

Nice one!

I dont need to add anything to the comments out here...but still..it nice!

Rainman said...

I MADE POSTERS OUT OF THE LAST FEW QUOTES!!!! AWESOME!!! btw...

I hope each and every1 of these pple(Sena n crap) Die Burning in hell... not our fault they wer too ugly not to have girlffriends in their yunger days.... but awesome post... loved every bit of it.. the story is awesome.. did it hapn??? :P ne way.. wrote this cuz u forced!! :P kip it up!!!

Susmita said...

i am in total agreement with this... love n let love... all those dals n senas r probably jealous cuz no one's gonna do anything for those blokes on V-day :P ...beating up young ppl coz they havent been stupid enuf to join youth wings of their parties :(. its d lack of expression dat retards d growth of any society... so its morally correct to express oneself on d right occasions! happy valentine's day... (elated... belated!!)

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Karthik Narayan said...

very nicely written - esp the myth fundaes... :)

Rabab said...

wow perfect hindi movie ur blog is got dreams, romance, action, drama n villains.....n ofcourse feminism...lol!! loved it grl!!

deepexperience said...

Arjun's loss, MY GAIN..... :-)

kunal kishore said...

critics pt of view:the only thing i didnt know was the parvati shiv story. also org like bajrang dal nd others do lots of offscreen stuffs which help people out..thought their mthods r illegal (becoz thr r no legal solns in such unavoidable sitns)..looked like reading a simple news article, already read few times. wasnt strong enough to be thought provocative. may be it cld have been written with hard hitting lines or a better continuity bw the 1st part nd second part of the blog.

Pallav said...

Yet another perfervid soul rants ardently on the insatiable behavior and activities of the social miscreants popularly known as Bajrang Dal..

really.. do they actually deserve such attention?? I mean these ppl are jus doin wat they feel is right from dere naive political point of view.. although.. one may argue that who gave them the right to impose their PoV's on us. but lemme tell u one thing.. Love is the biggest cause of insecurity followed closely by money. I mean there is no bigger motivator in life than Love. Coming to think of it, mst f d decisoins we make in life revolve around this latent urge to be loved, be it the clothes we wear, our hairstyles, the movies we watch.. the way we speak and wat nt..

but.. wat happens wen all our efforts add up to null and the very mould a person had made for him/herself to fit into the titillating social organization of premarital commitment comes a cropper?
Well u guessed it rite.. Insecurity strikes.. and add a little contrived brainwashing to it and u get a perfectly motivated, abuse hurling, cane weilding, slogan sloshing bajrang dal bully..err.. worker... one who himself had once failed in love and den chose the path of "bramhacharya"

but the great thing about Love is that, when Love creates the problems it itself provides d solutions... and d only way to make dese bullies or even our society in general realise, that what d young couples are doing is no blasphemy.. is by loving more and more.. each day in succesion.. enough to make any brain-dead volunteer of social evangalization remember.. that Love.. is d only reason behind their very existence on the face of this planet..

Deepak said...

nice nice ....
lovel one yaar (specially the start nd end)...
gosh am gnna became a fan of ur blogs soon ....
btw ...
i knw am l8 but happy valentines day,
and yeah keep up de gud work