Tuesday, December 11

P AND ME



Unarguably,this picture is one of my favourites,(Although I have managed to look a little more presentable in a lot of others).At six in the morning,with a rumbling tummy,threatening to rumble loud enough for everyone to hear,being held back and not allowed to go into the sea,(even though i convinced my friends that i could swim) ,the mangalore humidity giving your sweat glands a spin,a ton of sand in my hair and a huge tear running down my 3/4's,I certainly look anything but presentable!!!!!!!

the reason being ,it manges to capture me when I'm just me,no other designations like a mother or a wife,and that happens when you are with the friends(a friend) you love.It isn't easy to find many instances where you can be yourself(much as we argue) and there aren't too many pictures which can capture you,when you smile,into the camera, because you are happy.


But,what it also captures is the chemistry between MATHS AND ENGLISH.

well,words and numbers always didn't share this chemistry and history and Vidya Valley school has been a witness to sparks that flew,when words clashed with numbers.

Five years back,here i was thrown into the middle of the (sharks)school session,into a class full of kids who were sour at their previous teacher having left them mid way,and to top it all, the friendly colleague,Padma(the lady in question),was anything but friendly,trying desperately to COVER the syllabus,and fighting tooth and nail with the P.ED teacher,who had done the heinous crime of taking her class for games,when the exams were literally hanging over the entire school.Although,she spoke Marathi ,hindi and english with equal ease,she chose to torture me by (mis)communicating in marathi and in spite of reminding her several times,that MARATHI YEIT NAHIN(I can't speak marathi),she couninued to do so,till the time she turned around to tell me blatantly,' go and learn the language'.

I was mighty impressed with her dedication and her stamina to fight though,fight for the fact that Marie biscuits are lunch,Richard Gere is the most handsome man alive,how to stay silent and still fight and be stubborn,teachers are not boring,especially maths and biology teachers,and fight and lose and still be a winner in life,when life gangs up against you.


the rest they say is history,and although people say it isn't a coincidence that i chose to come to Bangalore,when padma was in mangalore,i choose to call it destiny.There aren't too many times,and too many people,being with whom, you don't have to be told 'Say cheese',to capture your smile and happiness.





19 comments:

Prax said...

nice one !

hey whers this beach

satish said...

its always like one of those coffee shows when you have prepared yourself for spending a great time becus you know that SRK is at his best, as always! okk, i suck at using metaphors!

nice pitcher and nicer thots! friends are forever.

padma said...

hi..eee gazal!!

Thats surely one of my favourite pic as it just captures... the happiness of being together with friends......!! :-))
hoping that we can have many more such moments.... Click click... ;-))

padma said...

hi..ee prax

Thats Ullal beach... SUMMER SAND RESORTS in Mglr ( am not sure even gazal knows the name, though she is been there

chers
Padma

Raghu Ram Prasad said...

Nice beach enjoyment with physics ;chemistry and inbetween MATHS...how nice

Prax said...

Hi padma

Ohok...summer sands is a nice place...strangely enuf, in all my years being in udupi/manglore i've never been there...hehe

Next time gazal's around take her along to Kaup beach - more crowded but gotta love the rock structures there....

Satyadarshini said...

I have been reading Paulo Coelho's "Like the flowing river". Its a collection of short stories and each as good.
"The dead man wore pajamas" is about how lucky we are to have friends...
and Gazal, reading ur post reminded me of this chapter..
check this link:

http://mangalorean.com/circle/browsearticles.php?arttype=Teen&articleid=1087

Well written post...and great way to express the deep affection for your friend Padma
Liked the title P and me :)

Ankit said...

I m sure many people will be able to connect with the chemistry and math connection

Gazal said...

PRAX
there's a huge mangalorian wave out here....isn't it?

SATISH
and i at understanding them...are you comparing me with Karan Johar or with SRK...HEHE

PADMA
shame on you.....i was expecting a little more praise!!!you took us to the beach and only the beach....not to a resort!!!

RAGHU
GLAD YOU ENJOYED IT.

PRAX
DID GO TO KAUP BEACH

SATYA
WILL CHK THE LINK...AND KNOW THAT WHEN YOU SAY THAT YOU MEAN IT

ANKIT
I GUESS OPPOSITES ATTRACT.

Prax said...

@Gazal

Yup...i've been to kaup beach quite a bit...before it even became a "tourist spot". The rocks are dangerous, but theres a lighthouse on top...and im proud to say that i climbed all the way to the top of the lighthouse (i was more fizzikally phit bak then)

padma said...

hi..e prax!

Have taken gazal to kaup beach! Gazal has her famous snap with the ligthouse at the back....!;-) Though none of us dared to get to the top of lighthouse ;-)))

But arent the rocks famous at St Marys Island??

padma said...

hi..ee gazal!!
Would have taken you guys to the resort, if i was confident you all will behave well... ;-))) after all Mujhe Mglr main aur thode din rehna hai!!!!!;-)))

Gazal said...

PRAX

have a picture with the lighthouse(one doesnt get to see them these days)...jus like padma said!!!

it's a beautiful beach.

PADMA

WE MORE THAN BEHAVED OURSELVES ,LADY!!!!ESP WITH VAIDEHI AND MOHANA BEING SHIT SCARED OF THE WATER

Raghu Ram Prasad said...

Wonderful and enjoy a lot dear....

satish said...

ohhk! everyone has posted twice. cant help the spamming.

well maidam. you are of course shahrukh khan. the queen khan. my sense of humour sux too!

Gazal said...

raghu
thanks

satish
well said
being SRK is a compliment!!!!

Roshan R said...

you had a mangalore stint too ? where ? I used to study there from 99 - 04.

Roshan R said...

and i worked at ullal too, at the primary care centre right in front of the same ullal beach u're sitting in in that pic..

Prax said...

@Gazal - u gotta put up that lighthouse pic too...

@Padma - yup, st Mary's island is famous too...although, believe it or not, being born in udupi and staying there for 21 years - i've never once been to that island !! :O

...and when i realized it, i was already in bangalore - so I've decided to go there only on my honeymoon now !...LOL