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He : tumhe ek complement dena chahunga…
She smiled : me bahot pyari hasati hun..yahi na…
He smiled : nahi..
She looked at him knotting her eye-brows…
He smiled : tum jab hasati hona..toh bahot pyari lagti ho…
an excitement ran through her spine..her expressions changed from smile to something else..she didn’t know…a smile..a blush..a confusion..a amusement..a surprise..a shock…everything seemed to form in that single statement of him…she had nothing to say…n both……just kept looking at each other……with unlimited emotions flowing in the air of new shade of LOVE !!!
suddenly their eye-contact broke..n both looked opposite to each other…thinking what just happened between them…did he just complement me…she thought…did she just blush..he thought…kyu chhod diya usse…????came a sudden question from her as she was just trying to change the topic..he knotted his eyes-brows..thinking..whom she is speaking about…she looked at him..
She : kyu chhod diya sunchi ko..??(why you left sunchi?)
He sighed : wohh..pehli baat..mujhe pata tha..dadi nahi manegi..humari shadi ke liye..mene try kiya n dadi was convinced just for d sake of my happiness…par.( That was the first thing..I knew..Dadi would not accept..for our wedding .. I did not do it, Dadi’s voice convinced just for the sake of my happiness..But)
She cut him : par..??
He smiled : shadi ke baad..dadi ya kisi relative ke sath nahi rahungi..ye kehne lagi…( After marriage … do not live with a Dadi or a relative.)
She : phir..(then)
He puzzled : phir kya..mene keh diya..this is so not possible..
She : kyu..??..aaj kal..its common..(why?..now a days its common)
He more puzzled : common..
She casually : haan..i mean..shadi ke baad..ladai jhagade hona..aur tab alaga hone se achha hai..ke pehle hi alag ho jao..
He shockling : pehle hi alag ho jao..?? apni dadi se alag rehne ki tayyari kar lu..(before wedding only…I should prepare myself to separate from my Dadi)
She : bilkul..(Yaa)
He : kiske liye..??(for whom?)
She : ghar basane ke liye..(to settle down)
He cut her : ghar chhod do..(By leaving home).
he joked feeling disbelieve of her words…
He : ghar basane ke liye ghar chhod dena..(leave home to settle down)
she sighed knowing what he meant..
He : Jis dadi ne..ya kissi bhi maa-baap ko lelo..jo apne bachho ko bada karne me..uski padhayi:likhayi..uska jivan savarane me apni puri zindagi bita dete hai…ussi ko chhod ke apna naya ghar..apni nayi duniya basani chahiye…??..ek ladki ke liye..?? (That grandmother … or take any parent.. Who is to raise his children .. his studies: wrote… for His life they spends his entire life… Leave his own new home .. Your new world should live … ?? .. for a girl .. ??)
She : uss ladke ke liye..kya wo ladki apna ghar nahi chhodti…( For that boy..Does the girl not leave her house)
He : woh samaj ki reet hai…(that is society’s customs )
She : arre..jaise usse reet mante hai..waise hi isse bhi maani chahiye..(Same like that only…start follow this also)
he looked at her all puzzled…
She : woh ladki..apna ghar..apni family..apna sab kuchh chhodkar ek paraye ghar chali aati hai…kispar bharosa rakhkar..?? uss ladke par hi na…( That girl..her house..her family..By leaving everything else, she comes to his home … by trusting … ..? only on that boy)
he was not understanding this girl at all…
She : usse badha karne me bhi uske maa:baap ko wahin parehsniyan aur taklife hoti hai..jo ek ladke ke maa:baap ko hoti hai…( Even her mother in raising him: the father has the same calamities and sufferings .. who is the mother of a boy: father)
He : par iss sab bargaining me…me apni dadi ko kyu chhodu..(why I leave my daadi for all this talks and bargaining)??
She : arre..it doesn’t mean ke humesha ke liye chhod do..vacations..functions..ke time par jakar waqt bitana…( Hey..It dosin’t leave me forever..vacations..functions..will spend time with them.)
He : really..matlab..shadi ke baad..biwi full time n parents half time..is it ?
She : ab ye tumhari soch par depend karta hai..(now that depends on your thinking)
He : ye achha hai…
He : kahin Rehaan aur tumhari jhagadon ki vajah aisi hi kuchh to nahi thi…( There was no such reason for Rehan and your quarrels.?)
She : yeh bhi ek thi unme se..par uske kayi sawalon ke jawab mere paas nahi the…what’s my fault..??( It was also one of them .. But I did not have the answers to many of his questions.)
He : aur tumhare sawalon ka kya..(And what about your questions)??
She : sabhi sawalon ke jawab nahi mile..par isse meri zindagi me koi break nahi aa jata…teyya kar liya..aur ho gaye alag..( Not all questions were answered .. But this does not bring any break in my life … it has been prepared..and we went to our way)
He : itna asan hota hai.. ??(is that too easy)
She : itna mushkil bhi nahi hota…(Not too difficult also)
he looked at her amused…this gals is something…understanding her means understanding world…she is way too much sophisticated…
She : ab ek baat batao…hum pyar karte hai.( Now tell me one thing … we love).??
“WhATTT”asked he shocked…
He : ab ye kab teyy huva…??????(now when this get fixed?)
She angrily : mera matlab hai…tum sunchi se..me rehaan se…hum ek dusre se pyar karte hai…
he sighed in relief…thank god…i was about to get heart attack…
She : tum ladko ko na..har haq jatana hota hai..( You guys have to go all the way.)
he made baby face…
She : ye pehano..wo mat pehano..ye karo..wo mat karo..abhi ke abhi kiss karo..n blah blah(Wear this … they do not wear..It’s..Don’t do that..you just do the kiss..a blah blah)…
he looked here n there…n cleared his throat…
She : tab kahan chala jata hai..tumhara pyar aur culture…aur agar yaho haqq ek ladki jatana chahe…tum esme galat kya hai..??( Then where does it go..your love and culture … and if you want to know a biys right here … what is wrong in girls?)
He : mujhe lagta hai ke iss prob ke liye..dono equally responsible hai..
She smiled idiotically : i don’t think so..
He : me sabit kar sakta hu…(I can prove it)
She : go ahead…
He : alright..mujhe batao shadi ka matlab kya hai..( Tell me what marriage means)??
she smiled : pata nahi..(Don’t know)
He : yahin se to shuruvat hai..( This is the beginning from here ..)
she waited for answer..
He : ho sakta hai..ke aaj concept badal gaya ho..par pehle ke jamane me..bhagwan ke ashirwad se..bado ki duvaon se aur agni ko sakshi rakhkar ek pavitra bandhan bandh jata tha…( Today the concept of today may have changed … but in earlier times… By the blessings of God..a sacred bond was bound by taking blessings from elders and by keeping a witness to fire …)
She :isss tarah ka waste of money aaj bhi hota hai..( Issue of money is still there today)
He : aur uske baad honeymoon naam ke ek concept hota tha…( And then there was a concept named honeymoon.)
She : wo to aaj bhi hai..(That is still there today)
He : haan..par aaj kal..shadi se pehle hi ek dusre ke bahot karib aakar..hum us pal ki mithas ko kam kar dete hai…aisa nahi lagta tumhe..( Yes .. but today .. tomorrow before the marriage, they come very close to each other .. We reduce the sweetness of that moment … do not feel like you ..)
she sighed..trying to understand his point…
He : rishton k maja dhire dhire samajhne me hota..us pal ka ehsaas..wo pehla sparsh..that 1st hug…( It would have been easier to understand the relationships slowly..that moment … that first touch..that 1 st hug …)
She : of two people who don’t know each other…
He : bilkul maanta hu..ek dusre ke liye ajnabi..par..ek dusre ko shadi ke baad jaanane pehchanane lagte the…( Absolutely … they used to recognize each other to know each other after marriage.)
she smiled at his thoughts..
He : bhid me chalte waqt anjane me hone wala wo hathon ka sparsh…( The touch of the hands that go unknowingly while walking in the crowd )woh sharmana..ek dusre ke liye wait karana…( She is embarrassing..waiting for each other )(he smiled to himself)..chhink ne ki aadat se lekar..khane me kitna namak chahiye..sab kuchh dhire dhire sikhte jana…wo sab kahin kho sa gaya hai…( From the habit of sneezing .. How much salt should be required in the food..Everything is going to learn slowly … It’s all lost somewhere)
She : arre par aaj ke jamane me..wo ladka ladki..shadi se pehle hi ek dusre ko samajhana chahte ho..to esme kya galat hai…( Hey, in today’s time..the guy’s girl..I want to understand each other before the marriage..so what is wrong in it ..)
He : me batata hu na ke galat kya hai..pehle 100 shadiyon me 5 ya 6 shadiyan tutti thi..( In the first 100 weddings, 5 or 6 marriages were broken).par aaj 100 shadiyon me 10 ya 20 shadiyan bachti hai..( But today, 10 or 20 weddings are saved in 100 weddings )aur 80% tutti hai..and you know the reason..??
she waited for his next set of words..
He : kyunki hum rishton ko khulane hi nahi dete(Because we do not allow relationships to open up)…us rishte ko samajhne se pehle hi uska maja kahin kho gaya hota hai(Even before understanding that relationship, his fun will be lost somewhere)…
She : me to kehti hai..ye todana jodana..ese achha ke ke shadi hi na karo.( In fact, it says .. Adding breaks .. do not marry good).
he puzzled : huh ?
She : chhink se lekar namak tak janane ke iye kya karo..shadi..( to know from sneezing to salt do marriage)??
she said laughing…
He : ohh..so the bottom line is tum shadi nahi karogi..aur tumhe ye yakin hai ke jo ladka tumhe sambhal sake..wo abhi tak paida nahi huva aur na kabhi hoga(Ohh..so was the bottom line, you will not get married … and you are sure that the boys who can handle you..he is not yet born and will never be)..
she giggled : aisa tumhe lagta hai…(you think so)
saying so she started walking followed by him…
He : to fir shadi kyu nahi…(then why not wedding?)
She : kisse ?
He : tumhe…
She : mene aisa kab kaha…(when I said that)
He puzzled : arre abhi toh keh rahi thi…(arey..just now u spoke)
She laughed : wo meri soch thi..mera decision nahi…(that was my thinking not my decision)
He : kitni ajeeb ho tum yaar…(weird you are !!)
she turned to face him..
She smiled : me aisi hi hun..jis taraf wave..us taraf swiming..jiye to bhi khud ki marzi se..mare to bhi khudki marzi se…( In the same way of wave..which on the side .. Swimming on that side..even lives with my own wishes even will die on my wishes)
He : huh..?..
he just couldn’t understand this girl at all…
He asked : tum bhagwan me bhi vishwas rakhti ho ya nahi..( Whether you believe in God or not)
She : me khud me vishwas rakhti hun..that’s for sure..( I believe in myself..That’s for sure)
He : khud se itna pyar..not good..( So much love from yourself)
She : not that bad as well…kisi aur se pyar karega khud ko dard dene se to achha hi hai…( Not that bad also… love someone else, to give pain to yourself…isn’t good to love our self)
he looked at her carefully and then smiled…
He : ab tum made in Delhi lag rahi ho..( Now you are looking for Made in Delhi)
She : btw..Delhi me ‘TEMPLE ‘ kahan hai..
He : par tum ne to kaha ke tumhe khud me vishwas hai..( But you said that you believe in yourself.)
She : haan toh eska matlab ye nahi ke mujhe bhagwan me vishwas nahi hai..(yes, it does not mean that I do not believe in God.)
saying so she laughed started walking…he sighed at this mad girl and followed her..and both started walking to their destination..talking..fighting..giggling..laughing…and just an unconditional walk…
The bike’s speed increased cutting the cold and strong winds coming in between…with her hopped on it with him…as they reached ‘TEMPLE ‘she entered in while he went to park his bike…when he entered…he saw her calm form sitting in front of GOD with her eyes closed and hands raised in front…that calm gesture was very different side of her than the chatter box…
he smiled of his thoughts and too bend in front of GOD in submission..both looked at each other n went to tie mannat ka dhaga…both tied their respective dhagas with their personal requests to GOD..and came out…
He : left sight Delhi station..right side Oberoi house for the reason you came..where would you like to go…
She : Delhi khatam ho gayi..( Delhi is over)?
He : Delhi kabhi khatam nahi hogi…tumhare Mumbai jane ka samay ho gaya hai..( Delhi will never end … It’s time to go to Mumbai.)
She smiled : ek akhari coffee..(one last coffee)?
he watched her carefully..
He : no..
she looked puzzled..
He smirked : 2 log ek coffee kaise pee sakte hai..
He : par what about bill..
she looked at him and knowing what he meant..she started laughing again..so did he..as the bike again took its speed..they reached d same coffee shop. they ordered for 2 coffees while he was busy making airplane of paper..she shook her head smiling..
He : achha..tumhara favorite hero kaun hai..
she doing something in her bag…
She : tum..
he looked at her puzzled..she smiled at his puzzled face…
She : mujhe films dekhana kuchh khas pasand nahi..( I do not like to see movies. )ghumana pasand hai..(I like travelling)
He : rehaan ne tumhe kabhi Delhi nahi ghumaya..
she looked at him..
He : waise bhi tumhara nature dekh ke wo bhi dar jata hoga..( Anyway, seeing your nature, he would also have scared ..)
She : wo bhi matlab..
He : wo bhi matlba WO BHI..
she looked at his expressionless..
He : ok..ok..jaise me dar gaya usi tarah wo bhi darta hoga..( Just as i was afraid, in the same way he would be afraid.)
she didn’t smile and looked back to whatever she was doing in bag..he giggled to himself..
He : aaj din kaise gujara pata hi nahi chala na…( How did day went we don’t know?)
She : mujhe pata chala…(I know)
he looked at her like what is it with her…why she always have to say something different compare to his opinion..he twisted his lips looking away making sad face..she smiled shooking her head..
She : mera matlab tha bahot achha gaya aaj ka din..
he looked at her n smiled…but his hormones were urging him to be naughty…
He : to phir…he said in a teasing voice..
she looked at him..
He : ab kya karogi uska..(now what you will do of him)
She : jo zindagi me hai hi nahi uske bare me kya sochna..(why to Think about what’s not in life.)
his teasing smile turned to genial smile..
He : me wo tumhara Oberoi house wale ladke ke bare me baat kar raha hu..(I m talking about that boy of Oberoi house)
She : me bhi usiki baat kar rahi hu..(I m also talking about him only)
he nodded his head like okkk
He : ek baat puchhu..
she looked at him dumbfounded…
he looked at her..
He : what
She laughed : permission..??? itni respect..not expected..
she giggled..he too tried to hide his giggle..
He : thoda personal question hai..that’s why permission..
she didn’t say anything..
He : hum Delhi walo ka nature hi…
she raised her hands in surrender like ask whatever u want but plz don’t start Delhi-Mumbai again…
He laughed : ab tak to tum ye sab samajh hi gayi hogi..
she smiled shooking her head..
She : puchho..
He : tum rehaan ko bhul nahi sakti..esiliye woh Oberoi house wale ko mana kar rahi ho…hai na(You can not forget Rehan..for that’s why you are thinking to say NO to Oberoi House’s boy …)..
he asked quite sincerely..
She sighed : hmm..
He : aaj din bhar me ek baar bhi tumhe rehaan ki yaad aayi..( Today, once a day, you remembered Rehan)
she looked at him with quite unfamiliar emotions..for some reasons he couldn’t meet her eyes with those expression..he prefer to look away so did she..she looked back in her bag so did he got busy trying to make fly his paper airplane..but then keep it back knowing what is he doing..
he did look at her in between..of course not letting her know..both had nothing to say or hear…
they quietly had their coffees and left from there…
once again the bike took its speed moving through a non-traffic road. heading towards Delhi station…she was little confused with herself..she looked at the familiar male sitting in front of her driving bike…something about him made her think of him unintentionally…she was not sad but not happy as well…she looked away not understanding what is happening to her..she finally wore her glasses trying to get out of dose stupid confused state..
Station was more crowded compare to morning…the same place she entered Delhi..some people were still reading news:paper..doggies were still their irritating people..there were still many people rushing for their respective trains..there were still couple enjoying their togetherness..
everything was the same except her…she was not alone this time..he was standing on platform waiting for her..while she came back to him completing needed things..
He : exactly 20 min hai tumhari train k liye.( Exactly 20 minutes for your train.).
She : i heard that..
she gave him a paper it was the same paper on which she was writing something when they were sitting in coffee shop..
He : ye kya hai..(what is this)
She : me ye shadi kyu nahi kar sakti..eske kuchh reasons likhe hai is paper par…(why can’t we married some reason I wrote in it)
He : ohh..
She : wo Oberoi house wala ladka hai na…uske darwaze par stick kar dena..
He : adha litre milk types..
she giggled and so did he..
She : lo..(he handed him)..communication ka naya rasta sikhaya hai tumhari Delhi ne..
(Your new way of communication is taught by your Delhi.)
He : to fir..humara Delhi sikhane me ustad hai..
She : unnecessary..??
He : how unnecessary..sikhana aur sikhaana humare Delhi ki style…
She : samajh gayi..samajh gayi..
both looked at each other the burst into laughter remembering how they were fighting for Mumbai Delhi since morning..both looked at each other again and suddenly stopped laughing..
a silence spread between them…and both looked away..both were looking here and there..both looked at each other again and smiled weakly..
She : mujhe itni shanti pasand nahi..(I don’t like this much peace)
He sincerely : kahan hai shanti..(where is shanty)?..kitna crowd hai…railaway announcements..look do you find any silence anywhere..she smiled..
He : batao na..kaha hai shanti..
just then her train arrived…
she raised her hand for a hand-shake..he pointed at himself like do u want to hand-shake with me..she nodded giggling..
He : soch lo..agar mene hath pakad liya to kabhi nahi chhodta(Think..If I hold my hand I never leave)..
she laughed more and raised her hand again..
She : thanks for everything..
he smiled n shakes her hand with his..
He : milenge..(will meet)
She worriedly : fir se..(again)??
he burst into laughter so did she..both left hand of each other still laughing…
She : bye..
and started moving back..he too laughing wave her good-bye..retreating his feet back…both turned at the same time..smiling..started walking in opposite directions …and left for their respective destinies…
TO BE CONTINUED….
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