The Broken Promises…

Meet Avni and Aarush, the lovebirds who had been together for 5 long years. Madly in love with each other, their morning would start with their video calls and nights would end up again on their video calls. Be it Instagram, whatsapp, facebook, snapchat and what not, they were always connected to each other. The weirdos were so much into each other, that they actually had made their own 7 vows (they were a kind of saat janmo ke Saathi)

The VOWS (Which were strictly followed until one fine day)

  1. We will never abuse each other
  2. We will never hide things
  3. Aarush to stop his smoking
  4. Avni to stop her over thinking and be confident of herself
  5. No matter how hard the fight gets, never should one think of leaving each other
  6. We will forever support each other’s dream
  7. The last being, staying loyal and committed to each other for the entire life

Their life seemed to be pretty easy and following such vows made their relationship much stronger. But a relationship is never as smooth as it appears. Before meeting Avni, Aarush had been a chain smoker and it took a lot for Avni to get him rid off his smoking habit. Whenever in stress, Avni would hold his hand and pamper him like a 2-year-old baby. She knew the right way to get him off from his addiction, was to love him as much as she could. And with passing time, with Avni’s constant support Aarush was able to quit his smoking.

The hollow cracks started appearing when Aarush changed his job, the pressure of a new job dragged him into his old addiction – “The Dirty Smoke”. And the worst thing Aarush chose was to hide it from Avni, but as they say, a lie finds its own way to spill out. One fine day, Avni found a box of cigarettes in his car and she chose to confront him. Aarush with shame in his eyes told her the truth. Instead of getting angry, Avni had tears in her eyes, in a flash, she could sense the old Aarush( “The Chain Smoker”) taking rebirth. Aarush consoled her and once again promised her, that he would never do it again.

Avni’s overthinking power had a great impact, she could somehow sense that the pond was getting dirtier. And Aarush would always cover his broken promise saying everything is fine and that he has stopped smoking(The LIE). Aarush most of the times had been under stress, maybe because he had a chirpy boss and that the new workplace was a dirty one. But Avni would always lend her ears to all the chaos going inside Aarush. Avni at times was hurt since Aarush had started confining him into his own space and not letting Avni enter into it. Despite all the odd’s, she supported him until the second warning bell rang.

On one of their evening meet, Aarush pissed off of his work, started venting out all his anger on Avni and even blamed her for not allowing him to smoke. Avni was shocked to see Arush’s dramatic change. The words that he babbled had thumped her heart. Avni was broken and she realized the disaster had already begun. Heartbroken Avni left the place with tears in her eyes. The very next day Aarush called her up and apologized for his bad behaviour, Avni for one last time gave him a chance and asked him to stop it right away. Ever since his second mistake, Aarush had started hiding things a lot and some of the other way Avni would always discover the truth. As they say, Universe has the power to bring out the truth. Every time when Aarush got caught, he would get angry on Avni for spying him and would block her for like days on social media. Day by day, their relationship was falling apart and Avni could no longer get her Aarush back. With every broken promise, Aarush made Avni go a step away, he never did try to get her back instead gave her the pain which she could barely hold off.

It wasn’t just about the bad addiction but every time he did so, he disrespected Avni, and his rage made him do things which tore her apart. The third bell wasn’t just a warning it was a “Runaway” sign for Avni. Avni caught Aarush in a lounge, getting intimate with a girl. To this, he did not seem to be sorry but instead left the place with the other girl. And this was the time, Avni had to finally get out of the shit that Aarush had brought in. Aarush had started heading on a road that seemed to be a dark one. His sky was covered with smoke and ground was covered with ashes. There was no room for Avni in his life, she was shattered and disheartened.

Aarush and Avni, once madly in love were now miles apart. The tale of their love had ended with every broken promise.

P.S: It takes a moment to bind a relationship with a promise, but it takes lifelong to adhere to it. Think wise, before committing one.

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The Awaited Meet

11 am, 1st July

After the long conversation over the phone for the entire night, Rahul and Meera both seemed to be happy. While both were at their respective offices, they kept their eyes glued to the clock. For them, it was one of the longest days of their life. And the anxiety of meeting each other after 1 long year made them leave their offices early.

6:00 PM, Meera’s Home.

While looking at her wardrobe, Meera muttered

“Dam, I don’t have any charming stuff to wear, what shall I wear now? Pink? Blue? Black? ummmmm…. This is one of the toughest choices to make. Let me chuck off everything and just wear the black dress that Rahul had once gifted me.” And for a minute she was taken aback by the memory lane. Been 365 days ever since they broke up, but somehow she was still concerned about Rahul’s likes and dislikes. Within the next 15 minutes, Meera was ready and without any second thought, she chose to leave for her awaited evening.

6:00 PM, Rahul’s Home.

Unlike Meera, Rahul had his mind clear of what he was supposed to wear. Blue being Meera’s favourite, Rahul wore a blue shirt, black pant and left for the coffee-house. On his way, Rahul picked up a bouquet of roses, cake and some gifts. He had made some special plans for Meera’s birthday, there was a lot cooking in his mind and he very well knew how the evening had to be one of the special ones for both of them.

Rahul and Meera down the lane had the vibes of being together, but both were unsure of what the other one wanted. Today’s meet was very special for them as their fate was going to play a major role – Forever or Never Again..!!

7: 00 PM, The Coffee House.

Rahul reached a bit early since he wanted the arrangements to be perfect. He had booked the same table where they had met for the first time before 2 years. Just then Meera entered the cafe and their eyes met. Rahul was awestruck to see Meera in the dress which he had gifted her and he understood that Meera still had a soft corner for him. Meera was surprised to see the arrangements made by Rahul, the table was decorated with cake, flowers and gifts, Rahul hugged Meera and wished her happy birthday. Goosebumps cruised down Meera’s body, as, it had been a year now, that Rahul had been so close to her.

A sense of happiness and a sense of relief spread across their faces. Meera thanked Rahul for all the beautiful surprises and began to cut the cake.

Rahul: Meera, I must say, you are looking extremely gorgeous.

Meera(Blushed): Thanks, Rahul.

—— The silent moments —–

Rahul(breaking the silence): So Meera, been a year now, tell me how it was for you? And even before I hear your answer, let me tell you about myself, Meera it had been the toughest year of my life. I did realize my mistakes and I have since than longed for this day to meet you. Throughout the entire year, I kept on searching Meera in every other girl, I thought I could live without you, but trust me I was totally wrong. I thought love is a myth, but for me, it wasn’t. Every single day I craved for you, I just wanted to hold you tight and never let you fall apart.

While speaking his heart out, a tear rolled down Rahul’s cheek. Meera could not hold herself and she kept her hand on Rahul’s hand.

Meera: You know Rahul, I was so much habituated being around you. The moment we broke up my life paused, had I not just lost you, but I had majorly lost my confidence, my strength. While we were together life seemed to be pretty easy, you always lent me your ears, you were my solution to all the problems. Frankly, Rahul, I wasn’t even sure that we would ever meet again in life. I did try to contact you in between but for some reason, my heart stepped back. Every time I looked upon the sky, I felt (Meera stammered while she spoke) how how far we were, though we shared the same shelter, the sky, the stars and the clouds made me feel you were somewhere there watching me and calling me near you. There were several times when I dialled your number and even before the beep turned into ringer I cancelled the call.

In between, the waiter interrupted and they ordered their favourite Latte

Rahul: Meera it’s not that I did not try forgetting you, I did try my best to forget you and never look back, but that was my ego. My heart was stuck on the paths where we once walked. I realized how badly I needed you, I needed us. Against all the odds my heart still beats for you and only you.

Meera: Rahul even I tried thrashing the memories of the past and starting a new life. But I guess I was immature to understand what my soul wanted. I am sorry Rahul for having doubted your love in past. Maybe that was a test for us, where we did miserably fail but having given one chance I also badly want us to be together.

Rahul (Rahul kissed Meera’s hand): Meera, I am sorry for always misunderstanding you and crashing you down with my anger. I know I had not been supporting towards your life. Trust me, Meera I have changed now. For one last time and for forever I just want you.

Meera: Rahul, so do I want you, but what if we tumble again? Rahul, I can’t ever imagine someone else in your place. Through the entire year, I have been trying to make myself understand that there is a world beyond Rahul. And every time, when I made my mind firm to think so, I crashed. Rahul forgetting the past one year, I badly want our life to be one.

Rahul (with a grin): Meera before meeting you I wasn’t even sure if you wanted us to be together but now I feel I have got my life back, everything seems to be bright and clear. So, let’s just forget the past year, considering it was a test for us. Leaving behind the demons of past, all I want is a beautiful future for us. A future filled with love and understanding. Holding each other’s hand lets walk down the aisle of the journey called life.

Meera(smiled with tears of happiness): Rahul, so do I want us badly to be together forever. Rahul not everyone is as lucky as us, we have been given a chance to be together, so let’s not miss this chord.

Rahul holding a rose in his hand and the other hand on Meera’s hand asked her:

“Ms Meera Sehgal, for one last time can you please accept me? I promise to be your strength through your thick and thin, all I want is you beside me for forever. ”

Meera got up from her chair and embraced Rahul. She sobbed like a child and promised him that no matter what, she will never let them fall apart. I love you, Rahul.

Rahul(kissed her forehead): I love you Meera.

The following night had been a night of happiness, a night where their dreams finally turned to be real. And a knot for forever had been locked in their life.

P.S : Rahul and Meera were enough lucky to get a second chance, but not everyone is. If destiny makes you meet someone then never let that person go away, remember everyone meets for a reason.

Tie the knot of your relationship with love, respect, care and trust.

 

 

 

 

 

The Three Rounds of Trial and Error~Arranged Meetings

11th Feb                                                                                                                                        Sunday Morning 11:00 am

Maahi, a girl in her mid 20’s, her innocent face and her coy eyes itself explained a lot about everything that was running in her mind.  While on her way to a Stranger’s home(Sahil’s home), she kept on murmuring

“Who the hell wakes up so early on pretty Sunday morning? Oh God..What am i gonna ask him? In next few minutes i would be scanned by everyone.I hope this one ends in one round itself”. The road to Sahil’s home was still 30 mins away so she chose to shut down the thoughts and take a nap.

On the other hand, Sahil just like Maahi was not prepared for the arrange setup. In between all the leg pulling was going at his home, he heard his excited brother screaming, “Bhaiya bhabhi has arrived”. Hearing this Sahil shouted at his brother and asked him to keep mum for next few hours.

At the Entrance, Elders started greeting each other and just then Maahi’s eyes met Sahil’s, and they smiled a little and glanced away.

While elders were trying to connect the dots of each other’s family, Sahil’s mom took consent of Maahi’s parents and asked Sahil to show Maahi his room(The common plot for the round 1 meeting).

ROUND 1: Sahil’s room

Sahil (Breaking the ice between them) : Hey Maahi, you know what, only thing I liked about arranged meeting is finally a girl has entered my room.

Maahi(Chuckled) : Her fear had now disappeared, Sahil’s ice breaking attempt succeeded. They both smiled.

Sahil : Maahi, let’s do 1 thing. You might have gone through my bio data and I almost have mugged up your’s so rather than asking the same things. Lets try something new. Let’s have a round of test.

Maahi: Sounds interesting..!! So you mean, we will ask the same set of questions of course has to be the one described in our bio data’s and will see how much we know about each other. Right?

Sahil: Exactly, just an attempt to make this “Arranged Setup” easier for us. Ok, so Ladies first.(Sahil passed a pen and paper to Maahi and took one for him)

Maahi: That was cheezy. ha ha..! Lets have a round of 7 questions and we can note it down and can give the score cards at the end.

They started shooting questions about each other like:

D.O.B, Place of Birth, Native, Siblings, College Certification, Hobbies, Current job and the last one being a blind question for both of them.

They asked each other what were their opinion for a life partner. Maahi had to answer Sahil’s choice of his life partner and vice versa.

The round of questions was now over.

Maahi: So Mr. Sahil, please reveal my score card. I am pretty sure I might have nailed it.

Sahil: Mam, you sound confident, well then you are right. 6 out of 7.

Maahi: Wooho, see I told you. By the way you are no less. 6 out of 7 for you as well.

Sahil: Shall I pinch you? Haha just kidding. We have mugged up our bio data’s pretty well.

And just then, Sahil’s mischievous brother knocked and informed them that snacks had been served.

Sahil and Maahi smiled at each other and joined everyone in the Dinning area.

After this, Maahi’s family left for their home. A common settlement had been decided of “We will let you know our opinion in a day or two.”

13th Feb (Tring Tring)

Maahi and Sahil had made up their mind for a round 2 meeting and the same had been communicated over the phone by each other’s parents. So 14th Feb was the second “DATE”

14th Feb, 4:00 pm, The Iris House

Sahil and Maahi reached the venue right on time, they greeted each other. They seemed to be more comfortable this time.

Maahi (Looking around the cozy couples holding hands in the coffee-house): Sahil  “Why did our parents choose this day. I mean Its Valentines, A day for couples and what are we doing here, trying to be a couple??”

Sahil: Ha Ha..!! Maahi relax relax, forget the day and date. Lets just enjoy each other’s company as we did in the first round.

Maahi(Blushed..!! As she was again impressed by Sahil’s way of handling her): Well ya, you are right.

Just then, waiter arrived, they ordered coffee and started chit chatting about their likes dislikes, the way they want to see their life, how their families are, what would they expect and on and on

Maahi’s phone interrupted the ongoing sweet conversation and it was a call from her home. From the other end, her mother teased her asking: Maahi Would you be returning back home today or not? Shall we finalize the dates? Maahi blushed and hunged up the phone saying “Maa, I am coming home, we will talk about it later”

Sahil: Wow, its been 2 long hours, and we did not realize it. So Maahi What next?

Maahi: Looks like, some one is in hurry to get the answer. You will get your answer in a day or two.

Sahil: Ok Mam, I will be waiting.

And here with, the second round ended well. Smile of sanctification was seen on their faces.

16th Feb

Maahi’s parents conveyed the message to Sahil’s parents, that they were ready to move ahead. They even asked their consent for letting Sahil and Maahi exchange their phone numbers if Sahil wanted to move ahead.

16th Feb, 9:00 pm

Maahi’s phone beeped.

A message from Sahil: So mam, I now know your answer. ha ha..

Maahi: Smart enough Mr.

And later on their phone conversations kept on going for a month.

Round 3 (So called meet, which is set up just to finalize the Dates)

20th March, Maahi’s home

This being just the formal one. The comfort level between both the families was now on next level. Everyone present there knew that it was a YES from both. Sahil and Maahi throughout the third meeting kept on blushing and had already started talking with each other by passing some eye signals or the so called love signals. Everyone present there had their eyes on them and teasing went on for the entire day with sounds of laughter inside the room.

Sahil and Maahi tied the knot a month later and were now a happily married couple.

P.S : Some processes in life are to be accepted the way they are just like one being the Arranged Meetings. Things will definitely turn out to be great sooner or later.

So, just Take it simple silly..!!

Live your Life..Before its too LATE..!!

It was one of those winter evenings, where everyone at the cafe were buried in their warm flurry jackets. The cafe was decked up with beautiful white cages dangling with cozy yellow lights inside it. Though being a chilly cold evening, the cafe was surrounded with a huge mob, everyone around had gathered for discussing about New Year’s Evening.

Well, it had to a big bash party, after all it was 31st ~ “The last day of the kick ass year”.

Loud laughter and jokes about how their year went,how many memes did they tag each other in, how many trips were cancelled, how many more will they be planning in coming year 2018 and not to forget the big business plans which are going on since years and years were heard across the tables. With all these discussions going around, tears of joy and sense of satisfaction was seen on every one’s face in the cafe apart from ONE.

Although, the left most corner of the cafe was covered with brightest lights and colorful cages, it still appeared dull. It seemed as if the happiness in the cafe did not flew towards the corner of the cafe. A young beautiful girl was sitting there holding a hot coffee mug and lonely smile tucked over her face.

Hearing the glee around, she whispered to herself : What was so great about the year? Why is every one around smiling even when the year might not have been much fruitful to each one? Why is every one so excited about New Year Night? What is the coming year going to owe ? It’s always going to be the same.. One more year with heart breaking expectations and pain. A year more to survive.

It appeared that she was being very much pessimistic about things around. Just then some thing happened, some thing that caught her attention. Out from the crystal clear window, she saw a man holding a stack of balloons returning back to his home. There stood a small hut roadside where his children’s were playing and his wife was cooking food on hearth. Seeing their father coming back, little kids geared up with joy and started running towards his side. The man immediately hugged his kids and carefully listened to their day stories. All three of them reached their hut and his wife served them the dinner, the dinner not being a lavish one, had some chapati’s and some daal.

The entire view pinned her mind, she carefully kept on observing them for some more time. To this she realized, even though this little family is able to survive hardly, how much contended they are. She could see the joy on their face and the zeal of living their life no matter how bad their survival was.

With all such thoughts in her mind, a new soul was born in her. She realized each minute, each day and each year might or might not be worth, but at least one should be contended with what ever one possess. There’s always a brighter sight waiting for us and ready to cuddle us up. When she walked out of the cafe, brightest smile rolled on her face and she now had plans in her mind of celebrating New Year’s eve and being grateful and Celebrating each day of the bestowed LIFE (And she framed it as her New Year Resolution).

P.S : Each Day is a New Day, Erase the past bad chapters and live your TALE as a New ONE every single day.

 

Darkness…

To one of those rare winter evening..

After illuminating the city with its warmest rays, the sun had now settled between the swaying leaves. The city streets which kept on buzzing for the entire day were now silent. Hardly few tea and coffee shops were open across the roadside. While everyone buried them self in their coziest homes, she walked along the aisle of the river.

A lady with beautiful brown eyes and raven black hair, gently paced along the empty streets. She appeared to be lost somewhere in her own world, as if she was searching for something along the river side.

She kept on walking till she found a wooden bench located in the dark corner. Seeing that her face lighted up with a smile as if she had found a treasure box. The darkest corner of the city seemed to be her end of search.

After a stressful day at work and a monotonous routine, she found a source of happiness in that little hidden corner. With thousand of thoughts running in her mind, she muttered: this place is all i need for the rest of my life. Far away from the chaos of life the silence here carries my heart away. There’s no one to grumble about me, no one to point me out at how should I behave, no one to teach me the norms of society and no one to rule my life.

While she thought about all this a smile of deep satisfaction rolled over her face. It appeared as she had finally smiled after ages. She realized it’s not that darkness always comes with loneliness or emptiness. May be the world has just mistaken it. There are times in life when being in the loneliest corner can teach you wonders. The ones that are not taught by the inspirational videos that are stuck on the internet. At one point of time inspiration, motivation, happiness, tears, satisfaction has to come from within us and this can be sensed only by spending some time far away from the muddled world.

This winter evening had been the warmest one for her, though the city was covered with brisk but there was fire within her. She was ignited by the happiness that little wooden bench made her realize.

Her mind and heart were now in common acceptance and she perceived : “Nothing in life is dark or empty, it’s just our perception. We always see a half filled glass as empty and often forget that it is half filled too. It all depends on us, how we discover our life and how we let our thoughts shape it. Yes, there might be odd days too where things might just not fall in place and when no one would be by your side but that’s not the end. We ourself can heal our soul and probably in a much better way than anyone else can do for us. Labelling darkness as a gloomy thing is just not the right approach, darkness actually comes with so much peace and happiness. The silence teaches us the hardest chapters of life in the easiest way.”

With all this beautiful thoughts and a new perception towards life she started walking back.Just few steps and she paused a bit, turned back and waved good-bye to the little wooden bench: “Good Bye my Happy Dark Corner, I shall see you soon..!!”

 

 

And It’s my Fable..

Hurricane ..!! ‘I am 25‘ she realized, while she was in midst of her fairy tale dreams.

With this appal she woke up in fright,the sun beamed upon her face, her gaze was locked onto the cloudless sky, her heartbeats ran at the speed of a shooting star and her body was damp.Moving out of her fantasized world was the last thing she thought she could achieve.

She relaxed for a while , and just when her heartbeats sank a little, she exclaimed :

I can still be in my fancy world..There’s no one to stop me yet..I am 25 but that does not stop me from dreaming of a world which belongs to ME..!!” 

Right from her childhood she had always heard about A Perfect Life, Future Castle, Sand dunes, Prince Charming and so on. All this beautiful tales made her feel that she could possibly build a castle of her dreams.

She always saw people giving gloomy opinions about “Fairy tale world and blooming Fantasies”. Everyone around, poked her for accepting the fact that “Fairy tale is a MYTH, and she should better stop dreaming about it.” But for her it wasn’t so.

For her it wasn’t a fabricated fable, but it was more of reality. Although she thought of things which were way out of her world, but it was all about how dreams and imaginations could be turned into truth. She was emotional about her fancy imaginations but she was strong.She knew practical world might be different from virtual but she was ready to accept it.

A girl with fierce, a girl with sensitive mind and a girl with polite heart.She was a perfect combination of everything that could be asked for. She always had a belief:

“Fairy tale or the Imaginations or the Fantasies:”

Gives us a lens to see the world in a startling new way. Help us to see our lives not only as they are, but as they could be (or perhaps should be). It touches us in their most signature way by how we experience their endings : that are sudden, shocking, joyful, sad, adventurous that washes over us in the miraculous grace  which is

Grace of LIFE..!!!’