Hello guys…i forgot to tell u that , the temple architecture research timings were set up of year 2009, 7 years back story. Present day is different. All the characters thought this or flashbacks are there. I’ll let you know that. So lets move for third chapter. Let me know ur views.
Lakshmi took all three to university. They met poornima there. After some formal introduction poornima told them their accommodation at guest house for foreign students which was little away from from university but stood right in centre of the city. Lakshmi will lead them there.
Poornima asked,” as per ur guideline u r supposed to do ur work on UNESCO heritage site, sun temple. Right??”
Arjun replied,” of course that’s in our list, but if we get to see other sites, which will have equal importance, we will be glad to see that”.
Poornima smiled,” if u want to search here about temple architecture, remember; U will find only temples in each corner of this city. That’s why Bhubaneswar is known as ” temple city” in other words.”
Edward and Remy looked on astonished. While Arjun said,” we would love to visit then. After all we come here for that purpose and we will stay for more than 6 months.”
Poornima eyes brighten with happiness,” okay, not only city, we will help you to get information on important architecture from important places”.
She added,” four people are here who will assist you in ur research work, you will meet them tomorrow. Now have some rest”.
She looked toward Lakshmi and told her the sites should added in their list for their visit. She asked about radhika; Lakshmi told radhika went to Puri, lord Jagannath temple. Lakshmi handed poornima the report radhika prepared. Arjun wanted to see the thesis report. He wanted to see with whom they were going to work , if they were good enough to provide them data or not. As Arjun requested, poornima copied it and gave one piece to Arjun. Lakshmi took them to their guest house.
At Mishra residency
Dilip was looking tensed for some reasons. Nandini came out after giving bedridden mala, her medicine dosage. Nandini told Dilip not to worry about industry legal matters, she personally will handle everything. Dilip stared at her lovingly and thought,” I must do something very good in my previous birth that god gave me such selfless sister”. Suddenly he remembered something and said,” u let radhu go alone”.
Nandini narrowed her eyes,” I let means? Should not I? U know every year on this particular date she went there. She never wanted anyone to accompany her this date. ”
Dillip said,” u r right. But we should think about nowadays dangers”.
Nandini got angry,” why u always think about dangers first? She is a localities. Nothing will happen to her, moreover I taught her everything. “…. She said like warning,” see if anything happens to my baby like u talked, first I’ll not leave u for such absurd talk”. She went out ferocious. Dilip looked on.
Nandini had a habit she couldn’t hear anything against radhika, her baby. Even if they were related to her good, even if Dilip said. She always thought it’s her duty to see her, to care her, to protect her and she did her part very well. Nandini never said no to radhika, likewise radz never crossed limit. Nandini let her do everything in her way, yet she appointed some guard behind her being unnoticed by her whenever it’s necessary. Not always.
Arjun was going through the thesis prepared by radhika. He amazed seeing the report. He thought,” purely magical feeling. How could someone described those things like a enchanting dream!! Like we view things in real. Unlike other people who did only for work, for professional purpose. Who wrote this, that person poured heart here. I feel it in my each cell of my body”. A strange sensation created inside him. He wanted to know the person who submitted that report; so went to cover page which he didn’t care to look before. ” Radhika Mishra “, he mumbled as his lip curved in a smiling mode. He decided to meet radhika and would have her to help him.
Moreover he didn’t know where this life take him. He didn’t wanted to come here , but he came. He doubted ability of indian researchers; but he was spellbound. ‘women’ whom he thought always as betrayer , he will understand true meaning of women. He merely understand it whom he wanted for him to assist, life chosen her for different reasons. When time will pass he will understand the value of life.
Arjun called Edward and Remy, asked them if they were interested to go outside?? Both replied they wanted to rest then. Moreover they could barely understand the local language unlike Arjun. Arjun had a habit from childhood to learn different kind of languages. Though he couldn’t speak fluently different Indian languages but; he understood clearly. Arjun bid them a bye as he desperately wanted to reach near a sea beach or river bank. Sea,river, ocean ; those things gave him a little bit relaxation. He spent his time by looking Deep blue sea.
Arjun called Lakshmi and asked about sea or river.Lakshmi was happy when Arjun’s number flashed on her screen but; her face fell down immediately at his query. She told him to wait for some moments. While Lakshmi reached at their residence; Ed and Arjun stood outside.
Ed asked with a serious face,” r u serious albert? Do u really want to go? Wait for sometime. We are new here. We can go next week”.
Arjun replied deeply,” yes , m pretty sure and I want to go now. I’m thirsty, thirst for peace. Only by looking sea I forget myself for sometime. U know that.”
Ed could understand Arjun but ; travelling for 55 km just for looking sea was feeling like absurd to him. But he couldn’t understand the depth of contentment of person, only they know who experienced it. Arjun wanted to run away from city, right then. Lakshmi booked an uber car for Arjun, as he wanted to be alone sometime. She told him to come back as soon as possible.
On the way Arjun closed his eyes. His dad’s words were ringing inside his ear non stop. When he left Canada Anuj Mehera went to meet him. He didn’t want to see his face. But Ed pushed him. Though he hated his father but ; he could never deny the fact that he saw a warmth, a pure love & affection in his father’s eye. Anuj almost got emotional when he bid bye to Arjun. Anuj only said to Arjun,” u hated me Arjun for loving a person. But I never mind ur hatred, after all u r my son. U can only understand me when u love someone truly. For that one person u can fight against world. My heart says soon u will forgive me”. Before Arjun could react Anuj turned back and went away…..Arjun opened car window as he wanted to feel natural cool breeze and natural scenery of both side of road. Till now he couldn’t decipher why Anuj told his heart said he will forgive him soon.
At Puri sea beach
His car halted just nearby sea beach, little bit away from crowded place. got off and saw the view in front of him. He visited all most all around the world and its sea beaches. But it felt something different, not different from the view of outside cleanliness or anything. But a strange kinda feeling.
It was almost time of sun set. sun set at Puri is the most scenic enchanting beauty which attracts many hearts toward it. the holy auspicious bell rings and the evening worship of the sacred deity in sanctum make people’s mind & heart, calmed & contented. the serene and Sublime environment give souls of devotees a natural peace and joy. anybody can feel the purity in air.
After sitting for good amount of times by looking deeply the sea,Arjun adjusted his camera lenses to shoot some photographs. He captured the views of the beauty of nature ,sun set and crowd. He moved his camera in different angle with moving himself,suddenly he bumped with somebody and both fell down.
” just see before u move to anywhere. else people will think u r doing this purposefully”, radhika said in a calmed musical voice while made herself clean up sands which covered her whole body.
” I am extremely sorry for inconvenience. I just got busy with my work for research. so I couldn’t notice u”, replied Arjun with a guilt filled voice.
” mmm. let me help u “, he extended his hand to help her get up with her books.
She denied his help politely and got up by herself. He didn’t see her face yet as she was busy collecting her books plus her hair covered her face. once she stood erect sea breeze flowed her traces back and he could see her. he stood frozen. He saw many girls from around all over the world ; but she was different. She was not extremely fair or ultra modern, yet something was there in her captivating eyes which made him to look at her shamelessly.
Radhika walked away without looking back and sat at a silent place. Her gaze fixed on sea deeply. ” how weird, strange yet beautiful exotically”, Arjun thought. For the first time someone felt indifferent to him. Why not?? In that fraction of seconds, he read her eyes. He saw the same thirst, the same restlessness in her what he felt inside him from years. But the difference was she could hide that easily next moment. He was mesmerized not by outer beauty; but by curiosity. Next whole time until radhika present he only took her photographs without her knowledge and without his sense also.
Arjun suddenly came out from his thought to present. He looked radz photos which hanged all over his bedroom wall. He smiled widely,” today is the date, 7 years back exactly I met u. I met the way of my peace, my contentment. Still I am waiting for u.” He dialled radhika’s number as he stayed at Canada now, 2016.
Don’t dwell in past neither dream ur future, just live in ur present. Life is about creating yourself not finding urself. Its very little needed to be happy but we make it complicated. Life is not a problem to be solved it’s a reality to be experienced. Both restless soul when understand the true meaning of life they will get their solace. New journey was started. Lets see where it take us!!!
Precap: I asked life for something and the most unexpected thing happen!!! It accepted my wish for the first time