Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The girl in white dress.

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The girl in white dress.


I was late today. Usually I left my office at around 6’O clock but today we had a client visit. I was waiting for 330-E bus and was enjoying Bangalore’s weather. It was at it’s best romantic note, thundering clouds and gusts of wintery wind made me furl my arms around my body. It was drizzling and the trafficless roads were reflecting the lights of vehicles coming time to time. Out of the falling drops a figure appeared, I had seen this girl before. The girl from next bay, in my office. I used to sneak her while she was busy solving bugs in the numerous lines of code or perhaps while she was busy checking facebook. 

She was running towards the same stand where I was standing, holding closed umbrella in her one hand and mobile in other. I still remember the red color of her mobile cover; it looked cute, but not as she was looking today, in her partially drenched white dress. As she approached the stand’s shed, I intentionally made a space for her by stepping aside and she too accepted it without any second thought. She was too close to me, I even saw the water drops on her face, and indeed she looked pretty. 

Only then she turned towards me and asked “What time is it?” “Sorry?” , I replied, with a question, as if I had not heard at the first place.”Kitna time hua hai?”( Translation: What time is it?) she asked me again and instead of replying to what she had asked, I asked her in return, “Aapka mobile time nhi btata?” (Translation: "Can't you check it on your phone?") she scowled at me and turned her face on other side.

Before I had made up for my mistake, she bellowed at me while pointing her finger at my wrist watch, “Ek baar time btane se aapki yeh watch nhi ghis jaati..huh!” (Translation: "Telling me time, wouldn't have harmed your watch.")and again she turned her face away from me. Her reaction had made me smile. 

”I am sorry, its 8:30”, I told her the right time. She turned back and looked into my eyes, “I am sorry, I had bad day. My cell phone fell down and now its not working anymore”, she told me with a sad face. 

This was the beginning of a long and beautiful relationship. I don’t remember how long that bus took to arrive, how two strangers sat together and talked like best friends. A fierce lightening and a loud thunder clap brought me back to the sound of rain. I was staring at the sparkling rain drops, in the yellow street light, from the balcony of my flat. I had tears in my eyes. From that closeness to these thousand miles of distance, I was far away from Bangalore. I had missed her a lot in these last ten months.

39 comments:

  1. This takes me back to my college days, a memory of suddenly being stuck in a coffee shop because it was raining so hard and didn't have an umbrella. There was only me, the shop staff and another girl. It took hours before the rain stopped and I found myself sharing a table with the other girl and talking like we were the best of friends. I never got her name or saw her again though, but it was a good memory to think back too. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. @Anne: glad to hear about your experience. please subscribe this blog to get updates and I hope you meet that girl again. God bless you.

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  2. Chance encounters. You wrote this one very well. Romantic. Please translate what the girl bellowed to English please.

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  3. Lovely stories.... Anticipated for more....

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    1. @eLaNaKcL: thanks for your words. please check the recent posts too. I hope you will like these too.

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  4. Hmm, interesting just like bollywood movies. Nice photography... I think u should take this seriously...

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  5. Serendipitous. I like it. I'm excited to know what happens next.

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    1. @Russ R.: Thanks. I have added the translations. Please check it and keep visiting this blog.

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  6. Sometimes, I'm hoping a little fairytale will happen to me in my life... just the little girl in white dress waiting for the knight in shiny armour...

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    1. @Tiffany: have faith, miracles do happen in this world. God bless you.

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  7. Serendipity. Reading it made me remember that movie, a pleasant surprise for a person that you did not looked for but was there to be with you for awhile. Sounds romantic.

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    1. @Raine: thanks for your inspiring comments. can you please mention the name of that movie, I will try to watch it. Please check the recent post as well, i hope you will like it.

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  8. aww that is such a cute story. The best part about your blog is how much I can relate ot with my Pakistani lifestyle.
    Fatemah Sajwani|What Fatemah Says

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    1. @Fatemah Sajwani: Glad you liked this story, i hope you will like all stories as well, please subscribe to the blog. People are same on the both sides of the borders. God bless you.

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  9. Loved the short and sweet story ! I was actually looking for the girl in the photo :)

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  10. Aw. That's a nice, sweet, short story. :)

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    1. @Nickle: Thank you, keep visiting this blog.

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  11. A very cute story - very Brief Encounter which is one of my favourite films! Sim

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    1. @Sim: thanks for the appreciation and for the movie name, IMDB rating is really good. I shall watch it soon. keep reading the latest posts.

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  12. Interesting story. Could you translate eveyrthing to english please? there were some parts i didn't understood.

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    1. @Damian: I have added the translations, please check and I will take care of it for the upcoming posts as well. Thanks.

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  13. i thought your blog post is scary because of the title "the girl in white dress", lol. and instead it is a very romantic love story perhaps?

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    1. @Lee: I didn't see that aspect. well its a love story and I hope you will like it and other stories as well. Cheers.

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  14. Very well written... we have all had those moments when a stranger suddenly becomes special person in our life... keep up the good writing

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    1. Thanks for your motivating words. I hope you will like the other posts as well. have a great day.

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  15. Chance encounter can really surprise us and change our life. Drifting apart is also difficult and hard to digest.

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    1. @Franc: its true, though time is a great healer and sometimes its enough if we can just breathe and let the time pass. Please subscribe to the blog for other stories.

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  16. Very emotional and moving story, funny and sad at the same time, I believe that when there is a will, there is a way, so if you really miss her so much, do your best to get closer to her.

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    1. @Vanessa: Everybody tries their best, I really liked your spirit. Thanks for the inspiring comment. I hope you will like other stories as well. Cheers.

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  17. What a beautiful story. I was expecting a picture of her too. Anyway, the one above is awesome.

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    1. @Eliz: its a fictional story, inspired by living people around me. I am glad that you liked the story and photo. please read other stories as well. God bless you.

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  18. It would be nice to know what she was saying in English but I do like the story. I've met great acquaintances at the bus stop throughout the years.

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    1. @Amanda: I have added the translations, please check it. I will take care of it for the next stories. Cheers.

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  19. aw if only i understood what they said in english. i would have enjoyed it more

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    1. @Nicol: I have added the translations and will take care of it for the next posts. Cheers.

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  20. Great writing. Love reading this post a lot.

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    1. @Sin Yee: Thanks, i hope you will like other stories as well. Please subscribe to the blog.

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  21. Am lazy, can I get your stories in my fb timeline ?
    Abhishekwhitegold@gmail.com

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    1. As of now no plans for facebook page, but yeam maybe in future. keep visiting, thanks

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