Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I've Moved! -Teri Meri Prem Kahaani- The Proposal

Hiya People,

Check out the next episode here:

https://lifeslittletwists.wordpress.com/

After much contemplation and thinking, I decided to move my space to Wordpress after seeing that people were having trouble commenting, i couldnt password protect any posts and some such minor issues.

And what better time than in the middle of my love story to literally force all of you to go to my new space?

Please do drop in to my new Abode too-though its still Work In Prgress...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Teri Meri Prem Kahaani-Friendship to Love

During the first year of college, apart from those couple of instances there was hardly any interaction between us. Then January came and we had our first class trip to Hemagiri falls. It was a lot of fun getting to know the people in the class.(class strength had dwindled out by then with people going off to Engg and Medical colleges). I remember S was the only guy who stood at the bottom of those slippery stone extensions which were used as steps to get down into the water and helped every girl and the teacher get down. score-1. I realised maybe he really wasnt that egoistic guy.On the journey back home that evening, he sat next to me and that was when I really spoke to him. Rather he spoke to me-only about his mom for more than half the journey,making me realise how much of a mamma's boy he was. He readily accepted that he was a mamma's boy and respected her a lot - score-2. I had until then not met a teenage guy who would readily admit it. We also spoke about his arrogance and I remember him clearly laughing out loud and explaining each an every instance I thought he had been arrogant. A lot about his personality became clearer to me that day and I guess we became friends since then. Ofcourse-imagine, we were 18 and in college so there were other guys who began to tease us together. Initially we just got irritated and then we just began to ignore them.

The second year of college started and it seemed like there was never a break. We continued to be good friends and we moved around in a big gang of 12-8 girls and 4 boys. We used to either attend classes together or bunk together, go to someone's house, sit and chat or walk the 1.5kms to the nearest complex and share chaats with the combined money we had. None of us used to have any more than 20-30rs at any point in time. One of the guys had a maruti omni and all of us used to dump ourselves in that and go to drop each one home! Ofcourse all our parents knew about our gang (Dad called us the 'Dirty Dozen') and we used to make an adda out of someone's house whenever we bunked classes. That was the time other love stories began to happen in the group. There became another couple Sh&Sm and there were a couple of proposals from other guys to me. We also began to tease S with another girl who was quite serious about him and had even told at home. We also went on the very eventful 2nd year trip to Bulmuri falls and on the way back we again sat next to each other. I think by then most of the crowd knew that there was something brewing between us while I was still stupidly ignoring everything. We ended up holding hands and looking at the stars that evening through the journey back home.

In all this fun, we also had a big tragedy, which left us all completely shaken. We were studying for the final exams when one morning we got to know that one of our friend had committed Suicide. We only knew that she had a boyfriend but none of us knew who he was and how serious their relationship was. And apparently he dumped her.She committed suicide. And it left me very very upset. Not that she was my best friend-but she was someone I used to talk to on a regular basis and I cried for days. That was the time,I guess, his calls to me began on a daily basis...

In the final year, S decided to take up CAT entrance exam for IIM. And he convinced me that it would be good for me to take too. I came home and asked Dad,he readily agreed and was very happy that he didnt have to push me into something and I wanted to do it myself. So, we began to do combined studies together which gave us more time to be alone and not create doubts (or so we thought.Bah! Now I wonder, who were we trying to fool?!). And we did study seriously until December 7th....

PS:  People, please bear with me! I didnt realise that there would be so much story to tell when I first started it. Infact I told Seema that it would end in one episode. After reading this, it seems long enough to add more into this. So, proposal and what happens next, in the next post...

Monday, February 27, 2012

Teri Meri Prem Kahaani-No love at First Sight

It was those initial days of degree college when we were a small group of 4 girls, all school friends, who studied +2 in different colleges and had come together again for the degree classes. We were very religiously attending the classes. It was a new college for 2 of us while the other 2 were from the same college.We had heard a lot about the kind of extra curricular activities and the fun that happened in the college.

One such hot July afternoon, we were all sitting in a very strict Math class- I can still remember the Mehendi Brown hair of the lecturer with his tall build. It was about 20mins since the class had started and we heard some noise and a few boys wanted to come into the class.None of them had the guts to ask the lecturer an "Excuse Me" or "May I come In" and were discussing who would ask. Then one of them was pushed ahead and asked permission very confidently and when the lecturer asked why they were late, he very confidently said "Sir, we didnt know whose class it was, only when we realised it was your class, we decided to attend" and the lecturer just let them all in. The friend sitting next to me nudged me and said" He is S, he was in my class in +2 also. Very arrogant guy. Has a lot of head weight."- That was the first sight. Hmmm...
Confession: I kind of liked his confidence and the way his hair fell on his forehead...

His Version:
He says he first 'noticed' me at the bus stop one afternoon while my friend and me were waiting for the bus. I do remember that nonsense conversation that day-about the planning for the 1st year trip and I also remember we missed a couple of buses to our stop so we could continue chatting! And all that he noticed about me was my non-stop chatter with a lot of head and arm waving and he thought "My God! How much this girl talks and how her head shakes! I wonder how her neck doesnt hurt by the end of the day!"

There was a college inter class drama competition that is conducted every year in the college and the boys had decided to do it while the rest of the class had to pay 200rs for the stage and costumes. And we all had to give it to S! During one break between classes one of the girls gave him the money and he said something real nasty (dont remember what it was now) and I lost my temper. I shouted right back at him and told him that there was no need for any Ego clashes here and we were only giving money as a class, so if he didnt want it he could just leave and pay the rest of the money from his pocket. And he just stared at me and walked off. Later, much later I got to know that the girl to whom he said that, had already had a fight with him regarding this money and that was a continuation of the same arguement and I had only heard his words...Oops! But no, I didnt apologise...

This is how we got to know each other first. I remember telling a friend at that point in time: "My God! This guy has so much ego and temper that he either really needs someone very docile who doesnt have her own self-respect and nods her head for everything he says, or he needs someone really strong who can head-butt with him at every stage to get things her way"
 
Little did I know that *that* girl could be me!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Teri Meri Prem Kahaani - Trailer

Since Seema refused to write her love story unless I wrote mine :-D Here is the series that I promised her. Im sure its not going to be as Masaledaar as hers, and I just cant wait to read her series which is ofcourse password protected (psst, mail her for the password).

Well! To start off with, here's how life has been with Hubby over the last 7 years (nearly) documented here:

http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2008/12/yeh-kahan-aa-gaye-hum.html

http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2011/06/years-of-togetherness.html

http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2008/10/you-know-youve-married-right-man-when.html

http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2009/02/your-only-one.html

http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2008/04/you-know-he-reads-your-blogs.html

http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2008/06/after-long-day.html

http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2011/04/1-year-of-samruddhi.html

http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2011/06/its-your-birthday-today.html

http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2012/01/simple-everyday-things.html

For all those who wanted a peek into my very personal life - here it is :-)

Picture abhi baaki hai...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tagged - Did I write all this?

There was a tag going around on posting what we thought about our own posts. And I was (still am) apprehensive about going back and reading them and selecting them too - God! Some of them are so silly, some mushy, some ridiculous - so how do I choose? Infact I didnt want to do them at all but then SnS had left a comment recently again that I should complete this task. So here goes this tag...

Oh! By the way, It was Ani who tagged me to do this post - SnS only commented I should do it (Sticks tongue out).So this one's for you Ani :-D

Rules:


1) Blogger is nominated to take part


2) Blogger publishes his/her 7 links on his/her blog – 1 link for each category. The links are:


– Your most beautiful post


– Your most popular post


– Your most controversial post


– Your most helpful post


– A post whose success surprised you

– A post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved


– The post that you are most proud of


3) Blogger nominates up to 5 or more bloggers to take part. - OK, I think most of the bloggers I read have already been tagged, only some that are my very dear friends, who do blog and lurk but dont actually comment are left out-so I will tag them :-) Lets see if I can get them out of hibernation!

Nikhil
Sanju
Deepti (Not that she lurks but she is a new blogger)
Seema (didnt see her doing this)

4) These bloggers publish their 7 links and nominate another 5 more bloggers - That is upto their discretion if they want to pass the tag on or not - Now now People! Dont come with Stones..
5) And so it goes on!

Your most beautiful post -
I have 2 actually-both of them are the Dad's letter to his son. I write enough here and vent all my feelings too (well mostly) but it takes a lot of effort to cajole the Dad to write something and that too he does it only for the son.So for the last 2 years, these words form a part of his gift to Chutku and so they are very special and beautiful to me...

http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2011/12/friday-fun-dads-birthday-letter-to-son.html

http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2010/12/fathers-letter-to-his-son.html

– Your most controversial post
Not exactly controversial but something that got a lot of thoughts and comments:

http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2011/09/education-childhoodexposure-to-latest.html#comment-form

This one that I had written quite sometime back: (Since SnS and RM had suggested that I link them to old posts)
http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2008/03/modern-day-daughter-in-law.html


– Your most helpful post - (I stick to my opinions and dont actually write anything helpful to anyone here)Not exactly helpful but since there was some general gyan on festivals and my Fave RM said she will come back here to read :-) -
http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2011/09/on-festivals.html

- A post whose success surprised you -  One really silly post that got a huge amount of response that it really did surprise me:

http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2011/08/what-do-i-wear.html

And this one was just a weekend update but got quite a few comments:

http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2011/09/denise-menace-and-90s-songs.html

- A post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved - Hmm... none actually! I always only blogged to make this a place holder for all my thoughts so I need to really go back and .....

I think these posts, because if you havent read them (Barring RM :-) )-then I would love to know your views:
http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2011/08/every-whining-has-silver-lining.html


http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2011/08/uncool-mom.html


http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2011/08/every-whining-has-silver-lining.html


– The post that you are most proud of - Quite Obviously the TRBA Award winning post! :-)

http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2011/06/nuclear-familieselder-care-and-such.html 

and this one that I wrote for the VAWM:

http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2011/10/killing-dreams-is-this-abuse-too.html

Whew! Im done with the tag. And since Im still browsing through my old posts and I thought, your thoughts on these would be interesting to know, here are some old posts (because some of you asked!):

http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2009/11/what-we-lack.html

http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2009/10/attracting-attention.html

http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2009/08/black-or-white.html
http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2008/06/friday-dress-down-day.html

http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2008/10/fairness-fixation.html

http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2008/11/what-they-dont-teach-at-harvard.html 

I had even submitted this to TRBA:
http://rushmechatter.blogspot.in/2008/07/is-this-how-married-woman-should-look.html

Bwahahaha! I just got so greedy, and so confused :-( NOW, go on and comment everyone, I have spent enough time in collecting these posts,so please dont let my efforts go waste!