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Let’s pause for a minute…

Six years have gone by. So many changes have happened. Yet this day remains the same. Like first love, first job is always special, and this day too.

CDC’s, BDC’s and of course, our college, holds a very special in our heart. Most of us got married, or got busy in personal life. It’s no more an occasional ‘Hi’ on WhatsApp groups, or on Facebook or anywhere, owing to busy life. At times, we get notifications or reminders for marriage invite and for one or the other life events. Likes has become a way of acknowledging or sharing happiness.

Midnight wishes on birthday to posting wishes on Facebook timeline to nothing, calls to voicemail to nothing, and the worst is planned birthday surprises to being surprised by birthday reminders to ignoring reminders, greeting cards to e-greeting cards to nothing, flowers and gifts to nothing!

Life has changed so much. College life and school life are a part of our faded memories. We speak pride of it and feel sick when we reminisce. We have lost all the charm of asking questions and ended up in Google. All we know is deadline; a line which we never want to touch! We do all we cannot do, for an onsite opportunity. We beg for a salary hike. And we respect NI, MCE, HVC, ECC, and OSC, more than the individual respect.

Life is worse than being mechanical. We all run for priceless word money. We want it more and more because we want a triple bedroom flat or a villa, an Audi, a BWM or a Honda, eight digit bank balances, costly phones, branded dress, and more…

I feel void. I keep recalling those old gold memories. I smile, laugh and even shed happy tears, but time flew away. Faster. Faster than I ever imagined.

I wish life has a pause, rewind and play button. I know it is not possible. Still I wish…


Once a writer, now a person who types his life.

Someone is special for something

Sweetest 90 Seconds

The day started with the cool dew drops, as Ashik stepped out of his home. He was wearing a sky blue shirt and dark trousers, looked so smart. He started walking towards the bus stop and got into bus. It moved very slowly because of the ups and downs in the roads, he suddenly noticed that minute hand of his watch edged towards ‘3’ and the other just passed ‘8’. Peeping through the window, he noticed that ‘Hassini’, his college mate was riding on Scooty pep. Without his knowledge, his eyes started admiring her beauty, within seconds (only for him) bus stopped, and he got down from the bus. Entering the college, he saw that ‘Hassini’ was at the other end of the same pathway, so hastened his steps with the boot sounded loud and turned left which took him nearer to her. In the meanwhile, she slowed her steps as she noticed Ashik rushing towards her. When they met in same line, smiled at each other and Ashik would never know that it would take another 90 seconds to cover the rest 12 meters to reach their classroom. But it happened.

They both walked like tortoise, after smiling for a moment, Hassini said “Hey how was your physics cycle test?”, Nodding his head “Not so bad”, “Hmmm.. So…”, smiled and reading her beauty from top to bottom “you are looking damn cute in this rose chudi”, “Hmmm.. So..”, smiled again and looking straight into her eyes “so.. you are blushing a lot, Hassini”, “Hmmm.. So..”, “so.. class, a foot ahead”, she smiled, “thanks for your compliment”.

And they entered their good old classroom walking in unison, much like a perfect couple entering a party hall! The usual comments about ‘them’ would be roaring in the air but he couldn’t hear anything. It was because the endless charm of those most recent 90 seconds had captivated his senses – the sweetest captivity he always enjoyed thereafter.