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February 9, 2006

French Vanilla and Chapter XVII

Filed under: Sojourn — Tags: — Raja @ 5:21 PM

Our boss, Mohan-ji, would rather chop his tongue off than saying “yes” for a leave-request. So I put it in a way which made him feel that my ‘research’ (sic) would help us in treating R better. I didn’t get a leave. I got a better deal – do my ‘research’ as an official duty for six days a week and report here on every Sunday. I have a hunch that the names ‘R’ and ‘Radhika’ have influenced his decision (didn’t his eyes widen hearing those names?!). But I am not sure.

It took me some time to contact all of them. The one who was kissed by R for a 10-rupee bet, and still loves him; the one who had to be just brought to the bedroom for another bet (a cassette), and hates him like no tomorrow; the one who has seen him closely for seven years, and seemed the most worried after hearing ‘bout him; the one who had supposedly cried the most for him, and leads a happy family now; Mrs Gupta; and some others who got to know him for one night or for a few days. And I met one guy – the one who was supposedly ‘betrayed’ by R and was in next cell to R’s till very recently. Without meeting them I’d conclude that Radhika has ruined R’s life, and has no right to be happy!
Shall have to compile all those conversations. Being a love-struck investigative psychiatrist is not an easy job!!
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The conversation took its toll on French Vanilla. Wonder how someone can take so much coffee!!
During the entire conversation, my contributions generally were a few “I see”, “then?”, “ok” and “but, R, ………..” (which he blissfully ignored).

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Finally she looked to settle down with the one she truly loved, or so it seemed. After sixteen trivial and largely experimental chapters, the endless chapter seventeen had begun. She would tell her love — “tere waade pe jiye hum, toh yeh jaan jhooth jaana; ke khushi se mar na jaate, agar aetbaar hota.” I don’t know whether she would finally believe him or not, but when she officially got the last name ‘Gupta’, she didn’t die. R did. Not literally though – but that would have been better for him!
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I wiped his tears. This was the moment! This was the opportunity I was waiting for. I asked him, “R, what about the one related to the empty apartment and pink mattress – do you want to know her name? Somehow I think you can be happy with her.”
“I did never love you. SHE is still my only love.”
I didn’t want him to wipe my tears. I left the room praying to someone I don’t know – “if there is something called re-birth, make him love her in every birth, and then make him suffer like this each time!”

 

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38 Comments »

  1. what’s that? 😕

    Comment by Rani — February 12, 2006 @ 10:36 PM

  2. hmmmm

    Comment by Athena — February 12, 2006 @ 11:30 PM

  3. yeh kya hain [:o]

    Comment by Aurora — February 13, 2006 @ 3:58 AM

  4. 😮

    Comment by kosha — February 13, 2006 @ 5:20 AM

  5. Sorry! Instead of “save as draft”, I had clicked “publish”. Will fill it out soon.

    Comment by . R.A.J.A . — February 13, 2006 @ 11:47 AM

  6. :))

    Comment by Rani — February 13, 2006 @ 10:57 PM

  7. never expected this from u 😛

    Comment by kosha — February 13, 2006 @ 11:58 PM

  8. @Kosha:why? 😮I shud also get this luxury sometimes B-)anyway, I’ll make amends for this in this weekend

    Comment by . R.A.J.A . — February 14, 2006 @ 7:18 AM

  9. I liked the ending. Drama is always good!

    Comment by Deepali — February 14, 2006 @ 7:28 PM

  10. hmmm….. got the ntire thng abt R’s life and hope R gets Radhika ____ (its purposefully blank coz i knw the surname) in all other births :))

    Comment by Athena — February 14, 2006 @ 10:49 PM

  11. so what I said last night didn’t make any difference, right?

    Comment by Rani — February 14, 2006 @ 10:58 PM

  12. @Vini:“all other births” to theek hai. is janam mein kya hoga? 😕@Rani:It did. baad mein bataaunga

    Comment by . R.A.J.A . — February 14, 2006 @ 11:06 PM

  13. is weekend?tumhara letter milne ke baad?chat par?😕

    Comment by Rani — February 14, 2006 @ 11:40 PM

  14. so im confused- i thought this was fictitious but seems like it has some strong currents of real flowing through it. makes me feel like a jerk for my last comment. :S

    Comment by Deepali — February 15, 2006 @ 12:40 AM

  15. <> is janam mein kya hoga? 😕 <>tumhaara hi post ke main end hai is janam ka jawab… phir mujhse kya pooch rahe ho ??

    Comment by Athena — February 15, 2006 @ 12:41 AM

  16. Well Radhika doent deserve R and neither does R deserve her…I liked this story..it has intense love…and lotsa pain too…good one 🙂

    Comment by kosha — February 15, 2006 @ 2:14 AM

  17. Nice post you have here >:)greetings from Venezuela,Bruno

    Comment by Bruno Spelorzi — February 15, 2006 @ 8:12 AM

  18. @Rani:actually I keep telling u. u don’t understand that I’m telling u something that I had promised to :-D. ab sabke saamne tumhe stupid kahna nahin chaahta hoon :-p@Dee:It’s R’s future predicted by me :-p, based on R’s past and present. So, it’s mostly true B-) (‘true’ = what I feel is ‘true’)@Vini:So u think R will really end up in an asylum? 😮@Kosha:1. Radhika deserves a lot better2. Does R deserve treasure? 😉

    Comment by . R.A.J.A . — February 15, 2006 @ 8:28 AM

  19. @Bruno:Thanks a lot for visiting and making comment. Hope to see you here again

    Comment by . R.A.J.A . — February 15, 2006 @ 8:29 AM

  20. what abt the psychiatrist’s conversation with the other guy(the one who is in the next cell) ??

    Comment by Saras — February 15, 2006 @ 9:01 AM

  21. @Saras:that’s in next post :-p

    Comment by . R.A.J.A . — February 15, 2006 @ 9:08 AM

  22. 😀i am more interested in that one.this one is ok type .. more like angrezi drama movies

    Comment by Saras — February 15, 2006 @ 9:21 AM

  23. hmmmmm here too another love story:PPPPPpdont u think its a selfish love <>if there is something called re-birth, make him love her in every birth<>maybe chance mile ya na mile:PPPanyways love this post:))===================================<>tere waade pe jiye hum, toh yeh jaan jhooth jaana; ki khushi se mar na jaate, agar aetbaar hota<>love this line too:DDDDDd

    Comment by Aurora — February 15, 2006 @ 2:48 PM

  24. and why does it seem like R is here on this comments page *raised eyebrow*

    Comment by Deepali — February 15, 2006 @ 3:20 PM

  25. not only in the comments page, R is everywhere in the entire blog :-pand will mail u shortly :-p

    Comment by . R.A.J.A . — February 15, 2006 @ 3:34 PM

  26. mail me??ooh i like mails =D

    Comment by Deepali — February 15, 2006 @ 5:23 PM

  27. btw, R had forgotten that he needs an address to send the mail to :-p

    Comment by . R.A.J.A . — February 15, 2006 @ 7:23 PM

  28. @Saras:next post dekh kar gussa mat karna lekin :-p@Megha:it’s selfishness on part of Radhika and love on R’s part 🙂

    Comment by . R.A.J.A . — February 15, 2006 @ 7:24 PM

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    Comment by Deepali — February 15, 2006 @ 7:32 PM

  30. *whats that? 😕*chapter seventeen: i missed a lot of chapters :((why chapter xvii [bhavesh4all@gmail.com]*flirtable girls [:D]whats this?*story is getting confusing. confusion why things are going wrong

    Comment by Voice — February 15, 2006 @ 9:17 PM

  31. <> So u think R will really end up in an asylum? <>no comments on tht part…. its R’s future he has to thnk whether to end up in asylum or achieve the heights of life… aur phir zaroori bhi toh nahi every love ends in marriage..

    Comment by Athena — February 15, 2006 @ 11:01 PM

  32. Raja, you confuse me!

    Comment by Kanupriya — February 15, 2006 @ 11:07 PM

  33. 1. Radhika doesnt deserve her Mr. Gupta also…2. R doesnt deserve a Tresure 😛btw…y chapter XVII..mail me..

    Comment by kosha — February 15, 2006 @ 11:25 PM

  34. @Bhav:* As Rani feels, it’s best read from chapter 17* ‘flirtable gals’ means all at least decent-looking nonrelative gals within a certain age range :-p* If something can go wrong, it WILL@Vini:u spoke my mind 🙂@Crazy:now u don’t confuse me. are you you, or are you someone else? :-pam I supposed to talk with you as if I know you for ages, or as if we are semi-strangers? :-p@Kosha:why r u so against Radhika? :-pand Radhika doesn’t deserve anyone, R doesn’t deserve anyone – toh dono single rahenge kya? :-p

    Comment by . R.A.J.A . — February 16, 2006 @ 12:13 AM

  35. @Raja: mujhe kyun gussa aayega 😮i was laughing like anything for whole 5 minutes after reading ur blog 😀maybe bcoz i know all the codes used in ur blog 😀

    Comment by Saras — February 16, 2006 @ 1:52 AM

  36. =))I’m myself.have we ever been strangers? 😮

    Comment by Kanupriya — February 16, 2006 @ 10:56 PM

  37. 😦 … i got it ..i got it totally …. 😦 😦 ..:( i got it … no need to write a mail…i got it 😦 😦 😦 …i am sorry something this terrible happened to you … i hope the past is where it shd be… in the past… may you have a very very very blessed and abundant life ahead… sorry……i hope the pain has been healed…and the shop restored with love …..take care…… 😦

    Comment by sushmita — May 5, 2008 @ 2:03 AM

  38. the endless chapter seventeen had begun – she called you with that name… Mrs. Gupta, your xix … take care…

    Comment by sushmita — May 5, 2008 @ 2:07 AM


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