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September 12, 2009

And The Love Showers Continue......


Ok, I am a bit late in putting this one on my blog, but few days back a fellow blogger, Saim from Kolkatta wrote a follow up story of one of my fictional tales - When Love Signed a Blank Cheque. So, if you have already read the original story on my blog earlier, you can go ahead and read this one too. Alternatively, you may read it on his blog too here. Its a touching piece of writing and it carries the similar style/tone as my post. He surely deserves kudos of appreciation for this. Enjoy...

3 Days later after Nitin's death......

Garima stood in her balcony gazing into nothingness. The night which was to be the witness of their togetherness had chosen a different path. A twisted fate had come and drowned her into numbness, leaving nothing in it's wake but memories. Memories of a time much better, of a love eternally pure and of a bond seemingly unbreakable. Memories which refused to leave her, almost overpowering her and making her relive all of them, one by one, piece by piece almost as if she were rearranging the whole picture into a jigsaw puzzle.

Karoge yaad to har baat yaad aayegi
Guzarte waqt ki har mauj theher jaayegi

As the skies opened up to share her grief, she finally gave in. The tears finally broke through, the grief was final, the fate certain. Gazing at her mehndi adorned hands, she wondered who to blame...Was it the person who fired that gun when he could barely stand on his feet ..... was it Nitin himself for coming in the way of that shot which was not meant for him or perhaps it was that bullet which struck her love, tearing some flesh from his body and shredding their togetherness. "Mehndi ka rang jitna gehra ho rishta utna hi lamba hota hai"...as these lines came back to her she could not help but laugh a hysterical laugh at the smug slap that fate had landed on the face of traditions and hearsay.

Barasta bheegta mausam dhuan dhuan hoga
Pighalti shammon pe dil ka mere gumaan hoga
Hatheliyon ki hina yaad kuch dilaayegi

The good or perhaps bad thing about life is that it never ceases. Whatever happens, however one wishes but one wish that is never granted is for life to stop. It is always there and you have to live it. The question remained for Garima...how to live it? The answer for once was not difficult, rather it stared her in the eye...ever so bright even in the darkness of that gloomy night. Maybe it was the shimmering moonlight or Nitin's conviction which shone so brightly. What better way to live than to strive for Nitin's dream. Yes, she would build the orphanage and fulfill his most cherished wish. She would walk the path he had chosen and bring the road to it's destination. And perhaps it would help her to live.

Ye chand beete zamaanon ka aaina hoga
Bhatakte abr mein chehra koi bana hoga
Udaas raah koi daastaan sunayegi

3 years later...

The darkness of that night has somewhat receded now. Her life is now the children who live in the orphanage. Spending time with those children of misfortune, she has learnt how to live with her fate. Life is a wonderful thing nonetheless, inspite of all it's shortcomings and uncertainties...the smile on their faces and their eternal struggle to find happiness in every difficulty makes her proud. It's not that she has forgotten Nitin or the cruelty of fate...she often remembers it even now and always it still brings a moistness in the corners. Running around and playing with the children, sometimes inadvertently when her glance falls on the pathway...there still rises a momentary hope that Nitin may walk through the door, that the hand of fate may just have been a joke. These reveries are soon broken though, what with everyone pulling her from all sides and filling her ears with a cacophony of laughter.

Gali ke mod pe soona sa koi darwaza
Tarasti aankhon se rasta kisi ka dekhega
Nigaah door talak jaake laut aayegi


25 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, you are inspiring people to write stories also now, after poems. cool, lage raho HR bhaiiya :D

Harini said...

Every love story doesnt have a happy ending. Actually life itself is the same.... you always dont find happiness, you loose precious people in your life and feel like the happy world that you created, has ended. You feel like you can live no more with that hollow place in your heart. But the irony is that Life goes on. Even though the place is always empty, you learn to live making new relationships and they again make a place in your heart.

If anyone is planning on writing the next part... let Garima find someother guy. Even both times i liked the stories... they made me sad and i dont like feeling that. I like happy endings :P. Kiddish bit yeah :D.

Rane (The Orchid with All Shades Pink) said...

Amit baba ka jaadu chalta hi ja raha hai!! :P

Rane

Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Rane

Tera Jadoo Chal gaya, Ahem ahem!

Waise mere jadoo se tu bhi nahin bacchi hain, miss 184 (or has the count increased in the time you commented here, go and check quickly :D)

Cheers,
Amit

bondgal_rulz said...

Hmmm...matlab aap tto inspiration ki baatli ho...first someone writes a poem for u...n now ppl are writing follow up stories...someone's all popular haan. :P

May the inspiration and love continue. :)

Cheers

Suresh Kumar said...

Nice followup by Salim.... and beautifully expressed....
But are these song lines original or taken from some hindi songs...

Pooja Mahimkar said...

beautiful story.. i read the previous one as well.. both are really good. keep up the good work

sujata said...

simply beautiful loved it!! the song seems to be made for the story here!!the old songs are such gems!! try writing a story arounbd dhan te tan...

Mahesh Sindbandge said...

Dont mind amith...

Saim wrote it..so i am going there to post my comment :)

Cheers

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Anonymous

bhaiiya :O Kaun hain bhaiiya yahan par , koi nahin , alright :D

Thanks for appreciating, if you really was doing that in the first place :)

Cheers,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Harini

thanks for those wonderful lines, and i truly agree and appreciate them.

Why don't you take the initiative and write a follow up to let garima find true love :) Btw, as you said, we all like happy endings, but things are never the same in real life!

Thanks,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Isha

mein aur inspiration, lol, good joke :D

thanks for your sweet gesture :P

Love,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Suresh

its Saim and not Salim, read again!

I think the first song is a Bhupen Hazarika song from the movie Bazaar. I am not sure about rest of them, need to google it!

Thanks,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Pooja

thanks, glad you liked it but i am sure you noticed that i have not written this one, i just posted it here!

Cheers,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Sujata Di

ya, Saim actually kept the same tone and the style as my post, that was one reason i really liked it and decided to cross post it here also...

Dhan-te-naaan, lol, lets c, if not a story around it, then may be use it somewhere in story!

Regards,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Mahesh

lol, that's why i have given his blog link too.

And btw, its amit and NOT amith, you always make this spelling mistake and i always correct you :D

Cheers,
Amit

Suresh Kumar said...

Oops... sorry for wrongly spelling the name.....

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Suresh

No problems, buddy !

Cheers,
Amit

Mahesh Sindbandge said...

The other amith gets me confused :(

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Mahesh

lol, ok ! but how many times dude ;)

Cheers,
Amit

Deepika said...

your sunsign changed?? :O

From libran to piscean how come!!

I like happy endings... :( waise bhi real life mein toh endings sad hi hoti hai.... atleast stories toh happy honi chahiye :(

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Deepika

This sun sign is not based on your birth date but birth-year :)

Someone's fiction is reality for someone. Happy or sad endings is just an illusion in life:)

Cheers,
Amit

Deepika said...

Philosophy haan.... good!!

I know am bad at writing stories.... but if ever i gonna giv it a try it'll have a happy ending :)

Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Deepika

Well, lets not get philosophically dramatic about it, but shouldn't the stories be reflection of the harsh realities of life. Every one can dream about happy endings, but shouldn't sad endings make you aware of the difficulties in your path and help you in a way to avoid that so you ACTUALLY get to a happy ending.

Think about it,
Amit

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