Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Adieu my dear friend!!

Its been more than a month, there has been so many attempts, but nothing saw the light of the day, nothing that I write can bring out the grief and the hollowness your loss has caused to us. It all still feels like some cruel joke, some kind of a bad dream. When I first heard it, I couldnt believe it. Someone who was always smiling, cracking his share of PJs, so full of life is suddenly no more.

Couldnt the truck driver, stop and rush you to some hospital? Couldnt the cop, instead of chasing the truck have attended to you? Couldnt the first hospital admit you? Couldnt the so called noble profession save you eventually? Couldnt you fight death a little longer? How can God even think about it? Is there really someone up there? This cannot be, how can you do this, like this fellow had his entire life infront of him. He was just 27.

Death as they say is a great leveller, we are all happy and proud one day, thinking of our achievements, sharing so many emotions thinking we rule this world, and then something like this comes up and you cannot do anything, you are bloody helpless. You feel like a loser. Yes thats exactly how am feeling all this while. Someone snatched you away from us, and we couldnt do anything. We just couldnt do anything.

I dont know if there is after life? But I want to believe in it. Coz I want to meet you, tell you how sorry Iam, how much we all miss you. Tell you that just one day before this fateful event, me and Sujith wanted to call you, but then we thought we would call you later. That day never came, the next day brought with it the sad news of your death.

I couldnt come and even see you one last time. I couldnt, I did not want to see you in that state, for me you could never be like that. The image I have of you is captured in my mind. Its your smiling face and no power on mother earth can wipe that out. Thats how I want to remember you. I want to remember all the lovely time we spent during the four years we were in college and the numerous times we met after college and ended up sloshed and called each other names.
I want to remember, the card games we used to play bunking lectures, us ragging the poor first years, us collecting money from hostel to arrange booze, the numerous rides on your bike, the nights when we burnt midnight oil preparing for exams, the Mohan Lal movies we saw, fighting our lives for the tickets,our final year dance performance, our copying assignments, your last ball six which won us the match against the Civil Team, and many many more moments worth their weight in gold.

As friends I never got the chance to tell you, how special you were, how lucky I was to be your friend. As time passes the angst will lessen, the injuries will heal, but your loss will always be felt.
I will meet you one day, then we will again pull each others legs, call each other names drunk and beyond making any sense, but this time I will surely tell you Vijesh how much I love you and that you have been more than a friend to me.
Wherever you are, always be happy and be smiling. As for us we will continue to miss you.
A bereaved friend.

PS: Vijesh met with an accident last month, on his way back from office near Marthalli Bangalore, where a truck went over him. He lay on the road bleeding for an hour before being taken to a hospital, where they refused to admit him, and by the time they rushed him to another, he was no more. Thus destiny snatched from us our friend, from a young boy his brother and from two proud parents their elder son.

Monday, October 19, 2009


I have been awfully lazy, and been suffering from bloggers' block(coined by myself). I have had several half written posts, which were deleted after some time. Finally my new found blogger friend Moo helped me with another tag. Its called the ABC Tag. Why? Find out for yourself.

1) A – Available/Single?
Available this week, my wife is out of town.. :P
2) B – Best friend?
Bob, Susmi, Kiran, Sujith, Ranjith, Vijesh, Sankar, Prasanth, Sachin, Arnab, Alok, Bhanu, Anju, Sumeets(there are two of them), Ajay and the list goes on…
3) C – Cake or Pie?
Black Forest cake or Pastry anything would do.
4) D – Drink of choice?
BEER, anytime, anywhere, any brand would do, but if given a choice, Guinness would be preferred.
5) E – Essential item you use every day?
Bare essentials(Read chuddies), Contact lenses, watch, wallet.
6) F – Favorite colour?
Blue and Black (Not the colour u get after an injury).
7) G – Gummy Bears Or Worms?
I want to use ‘phone a friend’ option.
8) H – Hometown?
Palakkad, Kerala
9) I – Indulgence?
Any form of alcohol.
10) J – January or February?
July, yours truly was born on that month.
11) K – Kids & their names?
Abhi abhi to shaadi huyee hain yaar, kyon watt laga raha hain..
12) L – Life is incomplete without?
Being able to do the things I want to.
13) M – Marriage date?
18th May.
14) N – Name? Your real name!!
If you still don’t know my name, then you are the dumbest person, and you cant be reading my blog.
15) O – Oranges or Apples?
Neither, Mangoes for me.
16) P – Phobias/Fears?
Nothing in particular, am the next Kathron ke Khiladi host…May be we can include the Giant wheel in this. I don’t know if there is a phobia for it.
17) Q – Quote for today?
I hate Mondays!!
18) R – Reason to smile?
Talking to loved ones, spending time with them. Coming home and drinking hot cup of tea/coffee.
19) S – Season?
Winters in India
20) T – Tag 3 People?
Anju, Shabbu and Arnab
21) U – Unknown fact about me?
I love shopping and can spend hours checking out things.
22) V – Vegetable you don’t like?
Raw Papaya.
23) W – Worst habit?
Getting up horrible late everyday
24) X – X-rays?
Twice, both times for my broken wrist.
25) Y – Your favorite food?
Ghar ka khana, daal chaval and aloo ki sabzi.
26) Z – Zodiac sign?
LEO, koi shak!! WTF!!