Friday, March 27, 2009

Matters of the heart..does it really matter?

So another long weekend ahead..(actually its just a weekend ahead..the one extra day is already over with no big difference). Maybe just one small difference..nichu (my roomie nishmi..lovingly called as 'nichu' by near and dear) got a huge new fridge for our it was cooking curry and steamin hot rice..that too self cooked..speechless!! [;)]..hats off to us.And the fridge has been stocked up with all possible (junk) goodies!

PS: This post is going to be a long please tread onto this only if you have the patience for it.

The day started off pretty much like any other day. Got a bit of great news from mom the first thing in the morning.We came to know more details about the cute little new addition to our family..due in august(Bro and sis are thrilled!)!So it was a loud 'Awwwwwww..chooo chweet' with which,me and nichu began the day.Little did we know that the rest of the day was going to follow suit and either be an 'Awwwww' or an 'Oh crap!!'.

Eventually,after all the hustle-bustle of the day, towards late evening,me and nichu settled down to catch a little television and the first channel we chanced upon was HBO, which was showing the last few scenes of 'Run AWay Bride' guessed it right. The part where Julia Roberts hands over her 'running sneakers' to Richard Gere[He is one handsome man!I simply adore his hair!] and its the cute little long speech she makes while she proposes to him. was a loud long 'Awwwwww' which escaped from both of us and it was pindrop silence in the room till the end of the movie.I presume it was somewhere then that the same thought struck both of us...but we carried on with the silence [Please dont get any wrong ideas!] and proceeded to get the laptop and check out what the rest of the world is doing.So orkut it was and almost simultaneously, it was 'Oh Crap' from both of us.

Now the interesting part..since we both have known each other from college, our friend's lists are pretty much the same. And obviously the updates which we get from our friends are also the same.So moving onto the reason the forbidden words escaped from us. All the updates were either about new wedding photos or new born's photos uploaded..and not just from girls but also from guys who studied with us! [Quoting nichu..'This guy was in my class in fourth std..even he is married!'].

Thats how we started off on the topic on how some people just get so lucky and how unfair life can be to some. Life is indeed strange.Just when you think you are almost there, you realise that it was all just a mirage and that one blink of the eye can take away the entire picture.But for the lucky few, life is a firm portrait, drawn and colored the way their heart desires.

Eventually me and nichu embarked on the topic of the matters of the heart. That's when we talked about some of the romantic proposals we have come across [heard and seen not experienced] and i figured..why not make that the topic for the post of the day.So well here goes....

Story One:
Nichu's sister. Single,lovely, perky and a very successful IT professional in US for the last 5 years.Her fiance-to-be: A handsome, caring IT professional in US.On that lovely morning which was going to change their lives forever, he takes her out to see the new car he has bought. Surprise one, turns out that the car he bought was not for him..but for her..A steel black BMW car!!!!She is totally elated and speechless in the showroom. They are taken out for a test drive and 'chechi' is still not over the surprise of the brand new car she is going to be owning.Out comes a lovely little velvet box which held the most amazing diamond ring ever seen! She was proposed to,in her own,gifted BMW car with that gem.Though despite much persuasion she still refuses to disclose the speech he gave while presenting her with the ring.One sentence reply, if he was able to do all this..just know that the speech was not any less romantic! But me and nichu still believe that she was so taken away by all that was happening that she probably dint get to hear the speech well enough to remember it. All she must have heard was her own heart thumping away!

Just a little advice here though: When you come down to India to meet your relatives with a brand new glittering diamond ring on your finger,never simply put it across as 'Hey..i got a ring', unless you are prepared for the next question as 'Great..where did you get it from? How much did it cost?'. This piece of advice also comes from the lady of this episode.

Story Two:
Actually i cant write much here because i dont know how these two hit off.But i am still mentioning it since at one point of time,i was also involved in it.Yeah..this one is dedicated to my brother.During one of his visits home from his hostel, he walks into my room and tells me that he has won some prize coupon to get stuff from a gift shop and that he wants me to go help him spend it out. Now that's a favour which cannot be refused and i set out happily! I was still in my final year at school and i was glad of the excuse to run away from the board exam preparations!At the gift shop, i was randomly picking up whatever my teenage mind could find interesting and i sensed a little discomfort in my brother.Very slowly he approached me and put forth a request.[It was the month of february].One of his friend wants to get a gift for his lover and that he had assured him that he would be getting it.Now he wanted me to help him select it! Aaaah... little did my brother know that his kid sister was much smarter than he had taken her to be.Finally after much acting(which was just a way of probing to get more details about the girl!), we end up buying a gift. He is on his way back to the hostel.It was all i could do to wait for his next trip home to gather more information.[I was a pesky nosey little sister and very impatient too!].Finally with my investigation skills, i got all the information i needed, even the photo [;[).am smart aint i!].And this piece of information was not disclosed to anyone till the day my brother himself spoke to my parents about it...(which was almost 2 years later)Phew... was such a relief to let out that huge sigh!But like all love stories..they got married.. happily settled..and now expecting their first new member to the family! All through his courting days, i was secretly enjoying taunting him while he desperately tried to keep it a secret.

Simple ground rules:
1.Every lover will have some treasure hidden away. I was always being extra helpful to my brother by offering to empty out his bag and get his clothes neatly packed!I had no intentions of doing either..but it was fun watching him stop me from picking his bag and opening it.
2.I have absolutely no purpose in roaming around the house.I would have been much happier sitting in one place and reading a book.But in those days with no mobile phone and just fixed line connections, it was an added pleasure to make my presence felt in the room when he is desperately trying to catch up on a few words with her through the phone.

More ground rules will be shared later!

Story 3:
Nichu's cousin sister and the guy she had been dating for a while.They had been out on dinner's for many occassions and there was no reason for her to think that this dinner would be any different or special. So the dinner to BBQ Nation was just another casual outing for Tina. In the middle of the dinner,Orijith [AKA ori] presented her with a booklet tied with a ribbon.She was taken aback and little angry on having her nice dinner interrupted [come on..dinner is not the time to be reading books!]. Reluctantly she accepts the book and opens the ribbon and comes to the first page.It's a photo album filled with pictures taken right from the day-1 of their meeting.Each photo in it was special and Ori had made it even more special by adding his comments to each one of them. By the time she was near the end of the book, she was in near tears. But when she turned to the last page and read what was written there, she could not stop the tears from flowing!

Quoting : "All the pictures in there was to show what you mean to me and how our life will be together.There really is no other reason or way to tell you that i want to spend the rest of my life with you..will you marry me?" [Sighhh...Awwwwwwwwwww]

And tied to the edge of the last page in a red ribbon was the most amazing ring ever!.Even before Tina could finish her 'Yes'..out walks in their families applauding the new couple.It was one big family union and a very special moment for Tina and Ori.The fairy tale wedding took place shortly and the couple lives happily ....

By the time, we reached the end of this discussion, me and nichu were almost done with 'Awwwwwww'.

It's a pretty long post and if you are still reading this, i really thank you!
Maybe you dont need a creative proposal to invite someone to share the rest of your life with you,maybe all it takes is just one little gesture or word.But then again, like how me and nichu concluded our discussion..One has got to be really lucky and destined for it!
Else....everything is just a mirage....................


Nishmi Santosh said...

Just another Mirage.... How true...
Well anyways... I just wish the best of everything for these 3 amazing couples... :) God Bless U Them Always...
And of course, U and Me, Deeps... :D hehehehe

Deepthi Rajagopal said...

Thanks dear.. lets hope that we dont have mirages. Olden days it was knights in silver its IT professionals in BMW's..lets pray and hope that we end up with something !!!

Ashwin Kumar B said...

Ha ha.. Always hope for the best !! :) I am glad I had the patience to tread ahead ... It was a nice read ....

TheGreatOne said...

Awwwwwwwwww..Lovely stories, Are they really for 'real', I mean are they uhmm..ok..ok..yeah they are! Yeah...*sigh, some people are plain lucky!! :)

P.S: I can't believe I read the entire thing! :-o

Sujith Raphael said...

I dont have a clue how I bumped into this webpage.(coz me aint a blogger n this site is new to me..)

Gud write up and neatly presented & I had the patience to read the full text. Keep going, may be I'll peek sometime to see whats happening!

Vampire said...


Deepthi Rajagopal said...

@Sujith and Vampire
Thanks a lot !!..It definitely feels nice to see your comments.. glad you liked it!

Deepthi Rajagopal said...

thanks again sir !!
Yeah..u said it..some ppl are just plain lucky..and some guys..well way too rich !!! ;)