Moments and Memories…!!

April 5, 2009

Few smiles are FOREVER…!!

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“No smile is more beautiful than the one that struggles through tears…!!”

 

Aaj Rohit udas tha… bahut udas…. reh reh kar wo muskura deta tha… magar fir se udas ho jata tha…

 

Actually he had a talk with Prachi and some of the long forgotten memories were suddenly back to life…

 

It was when Rohit was in 12th class. Both of them, Rohit and his elder sister Priyanka, used to get up as early as 4AM in the morning to study.  And Rohit had this habit of sleeping everyday after they have settled to start studying, only to wake up after a slap from Jiji.

 

Jab bhi Rohit aur Jiji ladte the to wo log hamesha baat karna band kar dete the… not for an hour or so… but for days… bachhon ki tarah. And nothing was said or written… it was a protocol that was understood by both… just the scornful looks which said that the omerta was in effect.

We will call Jiji’s looks as Y: ‘tu aaj ke baad baat karke dekhna… daant tod dungi tere’

and Rohit’s looks as X: ‘huh..!! mujhe kaunsi bahut padi hai tumse baat karne ki… mat karo baat’

X and Y were often exchanged… 🙂


Hope now u understand the gravity of the situation once X and Y were exchanged. Initiating the talks then was taken as something against the self respect. Magar dono mein se koi nahin reh pata tha ek dusre se baat kiye bina. Aur yahan mummy help karne aa jaati thi.. wo doono ko bula kar aamne-saamne baitha kar ke baat karwaa deti thi…

 

 

aisa hi kuch hua tha us din… dont remember the xact date but it was in the last months of 2003.

Rohit subah uth kar ke, as usual, book khol kar ke padte padte so chuka tha aur Jiji, as always was ready with her slap. Her hand swung and BANG….!! zabardast wala thappad tha. Rohit ki aisi taisi ho gayi…

 

He suddenly was awake, never to sleep again… it took him some 5 seconds to realise what has happened. And when he understood that he was again caught red handed sleeping in the morning… X and Y were exchanged…

 

That ‘not talking to eachother’ thing stretched for some hours… then some days… and then suddenly a week was gone and no words were exchanged. Ab Rohit se nahin raha ja raha tha bina baat kiye… kitne assingments karne hote the jisme Jiji ki help chahiye hoti thi… aur bhi bahut saari batein share karni hoti thi. kuch nahin ho paa raha tha… ajeeb sa environment ho raha tha ghar ka…

 

Rohit ne apni taraf se baat karne ka full try maara… iske liye wo mummy ke saamne kuch-kuch aisa karne laga ki mummy ko samajh mein aa jaye ki both of them were not talking to eachother. But mummy was not helping this time… god knows why…??

 

fir wo mummy ke paas gaya aur directly bola:

“mummy, meri Jiji se baat nahin ho rahi hai..”

“pata hai, to kya karun…?”

“2 weeks ho gaye hain… aap baat kara dijiye na…”

“nahin, mein is baar kuch nahin karne waali. tum khud hi baat karoge to pata chalega ki ghar mein ek doosre se baat kiye bagair nahin raha ja sakta… Tum hi karo jo karna hai…”

“mummy please…”

“nahin..”

 

 

Ab Rohit kya karta…

Things were softening at both ends… jab Jiji kuch khaane ko banati thi to ab Rohit ko sabse jyaada milta tha… aur kyunki Jiji ki drawing kharab thi, to Rohit raat mein jaag kar ke, jab Jiji so jaati thi, Jiji ke pactical files ke diagram bana deta tha…

 

Lekin baat nahin ho rahi thi…

 

Fir ek din mummy ne dono ko bulaya.. THANKGOD… aur baat karwaayi thoda sa daant kar ke. Both of us were so sorry for the kind of behavior we had shown for the last 17 days… we pledged ki hum aaj ke baad kabhi nahin ladenge.

 

happy ending…

 

kareeb 1hr later, Rohit had to go somewhere. Wo ghar mein se Activa bahar nikaal raha tha, aur Jiji use see-off karne ke liye khadi thi… Suddenly he lost the control and Activa Jiji ko lag gayi… thoda tej…

 

She was furious… gave Y look to Rohit…

Rohit, finding himself innocent replied with an X…

 

And all this with in 1 hr of the cease fire…

 

Rohit started his Activa, and as he was about to accelerate, he looked back… X and Y were still there… perhaps another 17 days of ‘not talking to eachothr’

 

Fir dono ek doosre ko thodi der tak dekhte rahe… Hard looks softened to smiles… and then there was a grin on their faces…

 

Jiji smiled: “tu pagal hai…”

 

Happier ending…!!

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These were the senseless memories… Rohit had been going thru…

 

I asked him: “yaar, ye to SMILES waali memories hain… fir tu dukhi kyun ho raha tha…”

“Bhai, those days are never gonna come back… isliye thoda sa dukh ho raha tha… and then there are other sad memories also…

If some memories can bring u smiles.. some can bring u tears…”

 

 

 

 

 

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