Moments and Memories…!!

September 11, 2010

WHO AM I…!!

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Secunderabad Railway Station…

4’o clock in the morning…

a chilly morningggggg…

it had rained whole day the previous day…. it was still drizzling… and it was breezy…

Rohit was waiting for the train to arrive… all alone… almost the only soul on the long, deserted and dark platform… it was another 20 mins for the train to arrive… and this wait made it even more deserted and even more dull…

There was a touch screen machine put at the darkest corner of the platform to know how much longer for your train… and Rohit had already exhausted all the options there… twice… But since no other mode of entertainment was available… he went ahead to try it for the third time… still 15 mins to go….

Beta… kiska intezaar kar raha hai…” – a voice suddenly called…  Rohit, kinda scared, looked back… there was a police person standing… Rohit reached his pocket to check if he has his wallet with driving license…. He had it… >**sigh of relief**<

“train ka uncle…”

wo toh samajh mein aa gaya.. is platform pe bus ne aana kaunn sa aayegi tere liye… ha ha ha ha…….. ” – GOSHHHHHH…. he was direct and satarical… i liked him then and there only 🙂 , “… kaun si train ka… kiska??

“sister ka… AP Express ka”

“ohh… itni subah bulaya hi kyun… kitni pareshaani ho rahi hai tere ko… kitni duur se aaya hai…

“kareeb 25 km duur hai uncle yahan se ghar…”

he he he… aur didi kahan se aa rahi hai… kopi aur train nahin thi ??

“nahin.. Agra se aa rahi hai… ek hi train sahi hai wahan se aane ke liye”

kya karta hai…

“job”

itni si umr mein kamaane laga… sahi hai… aur kitna mil jaata hai… kahan kaam karta hai……………………..”

and then discussion continued… a good discussion… it wandered from job to life to investment to insurance to  income tax to life again… waiting was less pain…

and then Train name was announced…

“Uncle… ab jaana hoga… train doosre platform par aa rahi hai…”

acha chal jaa… dobara aana toh milna…

“zaroor uncle”

kya naam hai teraa….

“Rohit….”

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh……….. HINDU hai….

and then there was a longggggggggggggggg silenceeeeeeeeeee……………… awkward………………………………………….

there was no time to wait for the silence to die… train was already here…………….. Rohit bent and read uncles name badge: “PHULLAR”… dunno why but he guessed he is MUSLIM………….

PS: after longgg time have something to put forward…. this reminded me of a line from book TAMAS i recently read. It was over communal riots : [i] “kabhi kabhi ajeeb lagta hai soch ke ki kaise naam ya pehnava badal jaane se aadmi badal jata hai” …!!

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2 Comments »

  1. pelam !!
    mast likha h!

    made me remember a similar incident i once had in a train while moving for jaipur from hardwar…i met a gujarati family in my compartment…there was this boy not more than 9 yrs old who got quite well with me..then he asks me my favourite actor….i said ‘aamir KHAN’ & guess what he replies…’khan! muslim?…ganda !’…& i was wondering what made him say that… 😛

    Comment by vatsal — September 12, 2010 @ 12:24 | Reply

    • yukkkk….
      he he… mere ko nana patekar ka dialouge yaad aa raha hai… Ye hindu ka khoon… ye mussalmaan ka khoon… 😛 😛

      Comment by Mishra — September 12, 2010 @ 18:18 | Reply


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