Saturday, 1 November 2008

A regular night ... sending off cousin ...


It was a regular night around 9:30 pm, well rather not just normal because I was on a 9 day vacation for Diwali and my cousin bro Kaushik had come in the evening because he was leaving for his hometown Ahemdabad for his convocation as he had become a graduate (B.Tech), and his train was scheduled for 10:45 pm yesterday night (31-10-2008). Now who on earth wouldn't be happy enough to attend this marvelous occasion which comes once in a lifetime ? Well rather he was cool with it, maybe because he was already doing well working for TCS and had future plans. After finishing dinner, I went to drop him off at the station, where there was a lot of hustle-bustle around ... well this is Mumbai after all. During our short journey in the ric from our place to the station and the wait for the train [well why were waiting rooms created if the trains come on time ? :)] we had a short chat, which I believe normally all people do in their
lives but this I felt something bit different.



That guy is one of the most respected guy in the family and probably in his school, college and at work. I just wonder how can people be as cheery and good all the time like him ! Well that won't work on a brute, heartless and terrific looking guy like me, would it ? Like all other do, there I was getting advice from him to study hard and well for a bright future, and with giggle that wasn't that obvious ? I was like, "Ya I know" kinda thing in my mind and what came out from my mouth frankly speaking was I had never done one very important thing in my life - Hardwork. Well apart from intelligence, sincerity and hardwork are the key factors necessary for successfully passing the hurdle of IIT-JEE and the rest of Life. Moreover, I'm not one of those good boy of the family nor the respected one among family members and friends, which added fuel to the fire of my problems. Our discussion regarding career went on, he explained to be confident enough and also have other options open if at all any tragedy occurs. Ya I understood by the way he said that even if hes thrown out of job now he still thinks of doing a M.Ba course or something and other job offers by quitting himself. Ya he had to agree that it was a bit of show off too ;)

This talk from career went on to being a good person, rather how we later agreed upon a right person that is. Well being practical is good, but that doesn't always work when it comes to family and friends you know ! Not being philosophic, but I always wondered why we ever lived ... well this is no new thing, but just for people who actually gave a thought over this fact. We are lucky, because till we earn, we have parents who give us food we want, all what we need, we enjoy our lives doing all sorts of shit ... playing, hanging out, dating, surfing the internet ... why even writing this blog ! There are people who don't care a thing about their parents and dear ones who give their lives for the happiness of the children, most of the youngsters doing crap as I said earlier, dating multiple people without no heart of relationship, nor having no sense of duty towards the nation ... and on the other hand there are beggars on the street, just living, No I will rather say existing for the sake of bread to fill the tummy, their only motive in life is just to add a few more minutes to it .... well what can I do .. I can't change the world you know by just sitting here on my laptop and typing this for you to see ... but who knows what next can happen ... I've never always been a spiritual man, but whenever I see such misery and poverty just anywhere on the streets like air, or the cries in the battlefield where many brave men give away their lives, it has always led me to question to God's purpose .....


'PPOOOMMM ......' shrieked the train as it came .... well that lazy guy took time going and getting 'settled' on his seat. Well its not everyone whos the most idiot of all the brothers and sisters of the family, and having your siblings and cousins doing well while you being the villain like in the movies ... well theres no other way to it, we've got our lives to discover, face, create and live .... whats right and wrong was already known, the main gamble was to do the right thing (whether others liked it or not) ... precisely when it comes to saving money for education and clearing debts laid by parents for the child's future then spending it on worthless things ... its not everyday you get such 'doses' you see :)



The Train began to move away, and as I waved Good Bye, my mind pondered on what all we spoke, especially those words that theres no sixth sense, we already know whats right and wrong ... its upto to us to do take the right decision and do the required stuff .... I was expected to grow bigger, not only by size and brains, but also by thinking, and with reducing the boiling point of my head and being more poliet :)

As I walked back, one thing which I already knew was polished in my mind - I have to become more stronger, not my muscles but by a person, one who is capable of clearing all hurdles of life, even if I have to fall many a times .... afterall like any warrior searching for justice, as a student and human I must give my best shot so that I have no regrets in the future, as that we all seek, and few of us ever find.




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2 comments:

Hex said...

hmmm...you know, your cousin seems to have "sent you off" here actually...and on the most challenging journey of them all - the one 'within' :)
keep at it but do "slow down" n hold onto 'the secret' :)

Neha said...

i read it..very nice....
yea its ur cousin who send u off on ur journey...
whtevr ur cousin told u, i guess u already knew it all along...
so stop being lazy and start working hard!!!!