Friday, September 3, 2010

RETURN TICKET I...


RETURN TICKET

KHURJA, a small town of UTTAR PRADESH, the place where I spent most of my childhood…

One of the memories I have of that place is of my childhood friend SANCHI…

Her bold eyes, her fluffy cheeks, her saccharine smile (it was the sweetest smile)...

She was my classmate and I used to call her motu, which she hated, and when ever I did so she used to complain either to mum (her mum or mine) or to school teacher…

We were best friends and used to share everything, and this everything included our lunch, books, or pencils, notebooks and chocolates at times…

We had been friends for almost 6 years, and we as kids knew anything and everything

About each other, we used to fight a lot and after every fight there was a RETURN, I used to return her stuff and she to used return mine, and then it took few hours, few days and sometimes few weeks before the next RETURN came, its when everything became normal and I gave back her the stuff I took from her and she returned the stuff to me…

I was in 8th standard, when I felt that I was in love with her ( I don’t remember the name of movie which made me feel so, but it was just an after effect of some romantic bollywood movie)…

RETURN to me now was something new, RETURN to me was the equal love as I did, RETURN to me was when she turned back to look at me…

There were sparks in all direction until 19th oct’ ****(I don’t remember the year, but it was the year when I was in 9th standard, and it was my cousin Amit’s b’day), as the other kids of locality she was also there to attend Amit’s birthday celebrations and she was looking beautiful, when I looked at her, my heart loved the view and that day I asked her to marry me, and she refused to talk to me anymore as any self respecting 14 year girl would, at that time I thought might be she was not ready for the commitment…(I know that was dumb, but I was just 14 and all my knowledge to love was confined to stupid romantic bollywood movies)…

After few weeks things RETURNed back to normal and we were talking again with a promise that I wont do anything like that ever…

After few months we left the town and moved to Delhi, I was to go to a new school for my 10th standard and the life for me changed…

I left Khurja with a promise to RETURN, someday sometime in my life…

Now its been more then 7 years since we left Khurja and I have never been there since then, never had any contact with Sanchi and all my friends there…

At times I miss my school, I miss my play ground, I miss the shops and roads there, I miss her, I miss her smile, I miss playing with her, I miss fighting with her, and I have been so busy in my life that I miss missing her the most…

Now I am done with my college and have few months before I start working, so I plan to RETURN, return to the place I feel is native to me (though I was not born there)…

Soon I am going to get a ticket to Khurja, my RETURN TICKET, to RETURN to the place where I left all my childhood memories, to RETURN to my friends, to RETURN to Sanchi…



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60 comments:

  1. So chweet...!
    I love childhood crush stories..and you been truly kind to enfold the return topic with the romantic cute lines!
    Really sweet...

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    ~Keep the Spark ALive..

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  2. thanx rachna... n i liked ur post a lot... :)

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  3. It is always great to return to where you belong :D as it is the place where your existence bury within the land =P

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  4. Hey Namit!!
    Goodmorning!
    Memories play a crucial role in life..
    It was a wonderful read.
    Take care:-)

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  5. Well done Namit - first time here and i find your blog quite interesting. Good job.

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  6. Loved the memories namit.. get a ticket soon, go back to the place and return with her..

    All the best for BAT..

    Someone Is Special

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  7. Awww, childhood love is so very sweet

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  8. A marriage proposal at 14? Wow! That is so sweet!

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  9. hey great read....all the best for your return ticket part...

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  10. Short, simple and sweet, almost reminiscing on childhood.
    All the Best for BAT -14.

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  11. Loved reading it- was very sweet and simple.
    All the best!

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  12. wow such a sweet post....loved reading it..!!!

    childhood is the best part of life..!!!

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  13. @riikain:yeah hope that i get to c dat place soon... :)

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  14. @gauri:thanx for liking it...n yeah memories play very imp part of life..
    good night.. :)

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  15. @gyanban:thanx for visitin, and keep coming to my space... :)

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  16. @SIS:well i dont know if she is stil dere..but soon i will return..

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  17. @phonix: love is alwaz sweet no mater when it happens.. :)

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  18. @dreamer: i know its kinda dumb, but i had seen in muviz dat wen dey luv each other dey just say marry me, n dats wat i did.. :)

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  19. @rumaya: thanx, n same to u for BAT..

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  20. @jaspreet: same to you... n thanx for visiting.. :)

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  21. @meduri: well thanx, and yeah dose dez r d best part of our lives... :)

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  22. Aww, this is so cute.. :) And I agree that we do get busy with our lives and we miss missing someone special and some special moments in life.. We need to take a little time out of the busy life to enjoy the moments.. :)

    All the very best for the journey and do write a post on what happened next.. :)
    Wonderful post.. Enjoyed reading.. :)

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  23. Since the story is pretty much run of the mill you could have tried a different type of narration. Nonetheless good one

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  24. Dont know about what happens on your return but you will surely make me return here. I want to know what happens on meeting sanchi. Please dont disappoint me :) :)

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  25. Wow , return to childhood .. nostalgia.. lovely to read. I know khurja. famous for its pottery :)
    Best wishes

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  26. nice namit :) sparkling 14th :) do visit khurja again . All the best for BAT :)

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  27. first all the best for the return journey & for BAT as well.. :)
    i liked the way you narrated your childhood crush,made me smile all the way.I hope you 2 get back together..:)

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  28. @bedlam:thanx for liking it, and yeah we shudnt miss enjoying, we shud keep doin it alwaz... :)

    @venky:well i will for sure keep that in mind for next time, but ur narration was totally different and liked it a lot.. :)

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  29. @phantom: well i will for sure let you know what came next...m going to khurja next week... :)

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  30. @tikulicious:thanx, n yeah khurja is famous for few things... :)

    @saket: thanx and yeah i am goin back to khurja next week.. :)

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  31. @rinaya: thanx , and best wishes for BAT, and i am happy that it made you smile... :)

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  32. Aaah !! Childhood & it's innocence!
    I'd like to say in context to your post that, "Home is where the heart is".
    Return is but inevitable :)

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  33. Ahoy !!! Those good old days of childhood !!! I luved it.

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  34. Hope u RETURN pretty soon.. and i hope u have understood LOVE by now..

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  35. The story is simple. But I'm shocked at the fact that the protagonist lost all contact for seven years. Where must Sanchi be and what would it be like to meet her. If you ever wish to confide in your blog there will be people looking forward to it.

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  36. Ooh very nice post. ATB for BAT! :)

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  37. @kevin: thanx, and yeah dose golden dez... :)

    @magiceye:thanx alot...

    @pavil: thanx alot... :)

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  38. @mudit: goin to khurja next week...n yeah now i know alot... :)

    @samadrita: thanx n same to u...

    @sidra:well the protagonist, or I lost that contact as 7 years bak i had no aces to phones n d life in delhi was so diferent and i was so amazed that i somehow left some important things behind... :(

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  39. That picture on the top is simply awesome!

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  40. thanx...one of my montek clikd it while cumin bak from goa... :)

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  41. don't worry, u will buy a return ticket one day and return to your best friend! Nice take on the topic. btw, pic is great!

    ATB NAMIT FOR BAT!

    RESTLESS

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  42. You asked her to marry you when you were in 9th std? Amazing! It is evident that you still have the same feelings for her. I really appreciate it, dude. All the best! It was a saccharine post indeed. :)

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  43. really nice post..try to view my blog..
    ambarishgopinath.blogspot.com

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  44. That is a very sweet story Namit.. and with a positive and 'actionable' ending.

    However, I think 7 years is really long; I hope she is married by now ;p

    Good luck.

    One more thing - I see your comment in the top 3 for almost every other blogger. Seems you sat through the night and did that.

    Honestly bolo - did you read all of them properly? Or quick quick? ;p

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  45. @restless: well m going next week.. :)

    @karthik:well its been 7 years so no love left i guess it wasnt a love ever, i was just 13-14 so i dint even knew what love was, i just wana go n meet my friend sanchi, just friend i wud say... :)

    ambarish: thanx, saw ur post and u can see my comment dere.. :)

    kshitij:thanx for visiting and i dont know if she marrried, will hopefuly get to know it next week, n for ur querry i replied on ur blog too, that my mum says to be a good writer you need to be a good reader first, n dats what m tryin to follow... :)

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  46. Nice sweet tale! Hope you return soon and find the things as they were 7 years ago!
    All the best for BAT.
    Cheers :)

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  47. Sweet story. Hope your return is satisfying. :)
    All the best with the BAT.

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  48. Aaand so he returns.... very sweet!!!

    Cheers,
    Sid

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  49. As much as i liked your story, i would be equally disappointed if you were still sitting around typing in random comments to the world instead of getting that ticket and rushing back to woo her back.
    7 years is a long time but somehow the number 7 has a very lucky feel to it-dont sit around any more-just go for it ! And right NOW !

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  50. @siddhesh: he will return soon...

    @brijender: sorry to disappoint you, but i already have plans to return next week, will update you what came my way...

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  51. The fascinating part is that it is a real story. As you have mentioned in your blog title reality is more fascinating than fiction. But I would be a bit wary of posting too much reality. At the end of the day, I want appreciation for my literary skill and not for letting strangers peep into my personal life.

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  52. @the fool: thanx for visiting and dropin a comment and, my perspective to it is a bit different, i feel that every one shoud know about the people i like and admire, and the way i feel..

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  53. The school crushes..!!! You atleast talked to her.. there were many who did not even confess their feelings..!!! :)
    Thanks for dropping by on the blog, hope to see you there more!

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  54. thanx for droping by, and i guess you expected some one to confess somthing to u.... :)

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  55. thats so sweet namit.good luck for your life.

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  56. thats so sweet namit.good for rest of ur life.

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  57. @anu: thanx for visitn, even u write a great deal.. :)

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