Friday, September 30, 2011


It was dark when I reached her house for giving the broadband connection. The subscriber had insisted me to come in the evening after 5:00 PM or on Sunday, and she told me that she will be available at home only that time . She was a teacher in the local school. I didn't want to spare the holiday available in the week. So started to her house on that eventful Friday evening after five from my station.

It seemed little odd when she told me that her house is near the old palm tree. Tress cannot be given as Landmarks here as the village is full of trees. I thought how foolish she was to give her address that way.

It was really a noticeable tree with full of seeds. I then remembered the comparison old people used to give about palm tree seeds hanging and ladies hairs.
The Old palm tree looked elegant and seemed to be touching the evening sky.It was getting dark and its shades covered all over the road. Very near to the tree I found the gate to her house. It was difficult for me to open it because I was sitting in my bike balancing it with a single hand and opening the gate with the other.
I was welcomed by her cat. It meowed and looked at me and went inside. It seemed like it went to call her mistress.
The beautiful lady came down to greet me, asked me if I had any trouble in finding the location. I just smiled. I had a nice time afterward.

The hot coffee she gave was really stimulating my nerves. My work was simple as her computer was new. It was done in five minutes time. As I was sipping the coffee, I inquired about her job and reason for staying alone, kids etc. She told me she was an artist, a singer and dancer by profession and she taught children dance at school. The couple had no children. Her husband was on a business trip. She asked about me and I told her about my hobbies and my favorite singers,the books I read and the films I watch. She listened to me like a curious kid listening to her grandma's story.

As I had to return to the empty quarters after providing this connection, I didn't hesitate to help her to make a facebook id . I don't remember when it started. All I new was that i was kissing her. I felt the fragrance of a flower filling the room. It was an ethereal experience.

When i opened my eyes i was in my quarters, lying weak. My friend took me to the nearest hospital. I had a burning pain in my neck and I was diagnosed as having anaemia

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I am still there.

Now I may not be there to give warmth to your feet with mine.
But I am the heat from the fire place which is making your feet warm.

Now I may not be there to kiss the tiredness away from your eyes.
But I am the water which you splashed over your eyes.

Now I may not be there to make a sand castle in the beach with you.
But I am the soft earth on which you tread.

Now I may not be there to whistle and tickle your ears.
But I am the air that breezes past your lovely hair.

Now I may not be there to give you the space just enough to move within my arms.
But I am the space where you move around.

I love you.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


When I was fifteen we became friends. My classmate introduced him to me. We used to meet in the evenings once in a month or so. I was proud to have him as a friend as he expanded my friends circle suddenly. I was I was relieved of my reservations whenever I was with him. I even formed friendship with old people . Some of them were so old that they were my father's acquaintances.

Steadily my neighbourhood knew about me. I married ar twentyfour. He was with me even just before my first night.
God blessed me with a kid.
Once I has a quarrel with my wife over an issue about him. I slapped her for the first time in my life as she questioned his integrity.
I told her that he has got even millionaire friends, there is no reason for him to ditch me.
Next whole day I was with him. I was feeling guilty to go back home.I was feeling inferior to others.
Life was going steady as my friendship with him grew.
I was lacking money. I was lacking the luck other friends had.
He shared my soul. He made me forget things.
My wife became independent. She was now not more than headache to me. I was not knowing even my son's grades, or mother's illness.
He made me forget all the worries, even the edema which started in my legs.
My parents my wife were worried about me. But in his company, I hated him. I started taking money from my wife for him, from my friends and then from my neighbours.
I needed more money, I needed more peace of mind. I asked my friend for peace.
He guided me there also. I felt it is better to be dead than unlucky. He gave me the rope to do it. He even made the noose with the rope for me.