With two suitcases, two carry bags and a laptop bag I stand on the porch of my home after a gruelling semester..

Mom: Look at you!! You are thinner than the last time I saw you..
Me: You talk as if I was a wrestler before..!! It is in the genes..Dont blame me..
Mom: And look at that hair..A bird can comfortably lay eggs in it..Go for a hair cut..Immediately!!
Sister: Mom!! It is looking great..Why do you behave orthodoxly??..
Mom: (senti) I can never see my son the way I want him to be..
Me: Mom..You must actually be happy that I dint get my piercing done.. Anyways wait until my engineering finish..I will be one of those tech-puppet with a well trimmed hairdo, living a life that is bereft of jeans and blah blah blah....The word duelling continues..

This is one of those sweet conversations that gets repeated again and again, whenever I get back to holidays..

I love the holiday season..Technically most of us would do(unless and until you are desperately in love with a person who is located at some other co-ordinates on the map :P)..Tasting home food is one of the best part, specially tasting the newer version of pickles in the summer..Apart from home food, I love the pleasure of dumping my stomach with excess when I visit the restaurants..Eating excess is an essential part of the revenge that I take on the mess owner of my college who serves me with his typical can-you-eat-this?? kind of dishes..Not to forget, the savory taste of the one and only Hyderabadi paani puri after having a samosa ragda..I just love the combo..No matter how much I eat I remain skinny..Altogether that is a different mystery..

Next comes the time passing session..I switch on PC and turn on the speakers, connect to the net and then give a status update on facebook saying "BACK HOME \m/"..I turn of the speakers and close the facebook tab on my browser only on the last day of the break..Man!! Internet is such an addiction, I wake up late in the night between 2 to 5 to fully utilize the free download scheme of my bsnl plan..Internet is one end of the see saw called fun..The other end is obviously reserved for friends..I have a whole bunch of friends, who never make a phone call but still whack me in turn for not being in touch with them.."You are thinner than before??", says them all..Me being thin is the best topic of gossip with which they often mock me..But still their company is fun..Be it a game of pool, or a movie at the multiplex, or a class reunion, or a random meet at Mc-Dee..I have loads of fun with my small-bunch-of-pals..Not to forget my sister who is one of my better pals..She has always been a sweet companion..Although sometimes she gives me shivers, when she tries to experiment with the beauty parlor stuff on me..It is one of those private jokes..Adding to this, the constant visit to my granny's place is an other element that I cherish..Apart from this, I love those long chit chatting sessions with my parents with topics ranging from girls to philosophy..My family is the greatest gift I ever had in my life..Hmmmm, what else should I ask for in life??..As long as I am at my home-chweet-home, I am content with everything that I have..:)

P.S: This will be my last summer break as a student..By the next summer, I will pass out from my college, hopefully with a job in hand..I wish that this 60 days of summer will be memorable..:)


It had been been 8 long years after the break up..I had accomplished the task of attaining almost every single comfort in life as defined in a layman's dictionary..I have a good job..I carry a fat wallet..What not??..I have everything in life except for her..I have lived with this emptiness for 8 long years..I know that she is engaged..But I desperately need to tell her what I feel..Else there is no point in wailing over it for the rest of my life..I want her back..

I invited her for a dinner at Green Park..It was 8 already..I parked the car and went inside..To my surprise, she was not alone..She brought him along with her..Holy Shit!! I was planning a moon light dinner to win over my girl and this man in his fucking blazer came uninvited to eat the food that I had to pay for, with a bloody tag that he is engaged to her..How insane!! A re-proposal to a woman in front of her would-be..Phew!! Walking on coals could have been much better..I didnt lose heart..This was my last chance..If not now, I will lose her forever..I knew what I was doing was insane but I had to..I made a silent prayer to god and moved towards the table..

Me: Hiiiee..(felt like giving her a tight hug but settled with a hand shake)..Its been a long time..
She: Yeah..A very long time..It is sooo nice to see you..Btw..This is my would-be..(giving an akward grin)..
He: Hello..How do you do??..(with a stupid smile on his face)..
Me: yeah!! I am good..It's a pleasure to meet you..(Fuck you!!)
He: So what do you do??
Me: I work for Codelinks..(you muddlehead!! This moonlight dinner is not to answer your dumb questions)
He: Haven't heard of such a company..(sarcasm)
Me: Yeah it is not a well known company..I feel, playing lead in a less known company is better than playing slave in a well known company..
He: (sarcastic laugh)..That's nice..Btw She keeps mentioning about you every now and then..
She: Oh come on now..Dont exaggerate..(turning her eyes away from me)..
Me: Ahem!!..What does she actually say about me??..(startled and happy)
He: She says you were one of her very good friends who always cared for her..(Gives a smirk)
Me: (angry)..I am sorry you were wrong..I never cared for her as a friend..I cared for her as the one who loves..
He: Sorry What!! (baffled)
Me: We were madly in love with each other..(anger to agony)
She to me: Please stop it!! Don't...(scared)
Me to she: I am sorry I dont care about this guy here..I am in love with you..
She to me: (troubled) You see...I..I donno...(swallowing a big empty lump)
me to She: (Interrupting her) see..I am aware that you are getting married..I know that I am acting stupid but I cant help it..I still feel that you belong to me..You are one of my priced possessions..Your hazel eyes..Your lips, your smile and that curly waves on your hair..They are all mine..I just dont think that I can sit back and relax when someone is trying to grab them away from me..Well, If you think that I am doing this out of an impulsive instinct by looking at your beauty now, or something of that sort, then you are totally wrong..To be frank, you have lost most of that teen tenderness in your beauty now..You look aged..You look slightly fatter..And your hair too..It is not as lovely as it was before..But I am so obsessed with you that I can love you the same way, even when you get fatter, or when you grow older, or even when you lose all your beauty of a woman..I know I sound like a moron but let's say your face gets burned up with acid in this moment..I can bet my life that this man will walk out and break the engagement but I wouldnt..And that's because I am unconditionally in love with you..Guess what!! Even if you say you wanna marry this muddlehead, I will just walk away from here and hope with all my heart that you must be happy till the ends of time..For, that is the extent to which I can love you..

He: (Pouncing towards me) You bloody fucking bastard..!! How dare you..(punched me hard in the face and it started to bleed)..
She to he: Please I beg you stop it..(Tears rolling down looking at the blood)..
Me to he: Thanks for the punch..That made me understand that she still cares for me..You F***ing D***headed a**hole!! The only reason why I didn't castrate you was because I didn't want her to shed a tear because of me...
He: You son of a ..(pouncing back)
She: stop it!! Please both of you..!! (more tears)
Me: (pulling her closer and wiping them away) I donot know if you have realized this truth or not..God made us for each other..Even though it's been 8 years, there is a part of me that is buried in you and there is a part of you that is buried in me..I was half dead in that moment when we broke-up..I was fully dead in the next moment when I realized that it was the truth..Now, I am just making a foolish attempt to resurrect the long lost love that we shared..I wish to experience again, the bliss of holding your hand in mine while having those long walks..I wish to experience again, those lovable conversations..I wish to experience again, those cat fights..All of those sweet memories I wish to bring them back to life..For, they were the only moments in my life that reminded me that I had stayed alive since these 8 years..So my dear lady!! This is not a proposal to love me..This is a proposal to share a life with me until the last breath..MARRY ME!!