The Day He Lied To Me…

‘Dadi (Granny) Does Dadu ever lied to you?’ I asked my Dadi who was reading her all time fav novel Harry Potter…she looked and gave me a warm smile, and then she went towards the window and kept staring outside for quite a long time…

She turned slowly and said “Get me a cup of hot cappuccino, will you”

 I ran to the kitchen and return with two cups of hot cappuccino…she took the white coffee mug and sat on the window sill The Day He Lied To Me…hmm…it happened long time ago Karan…very long time ago…I was in Bombay for a business meeting…which was going to change my world…my career, my dreams, my stakes, my life, everything was depending on that meeting…it was a two day trip and in those two days I called your Dadu thousands of time…at every call I asked him how are kids and everything at home…every time he gave me the same reply‘Everything is under control, don’t worry, I am here, you concentrate on your meeting, give your best’

 I reached home after four days…when I came out of the airport, your Dadu (Granpa) was waiting for me…on the way home I kept chattering, your Dadu was very silent which was unlike him…half an hour later I noticed we were on different road…I asked your Dadu where were we going…he stopped the car and took my both hands and squeezed them gently and said ‘Shona, something happened when you were away…and I want you to stay strong and I know you can…Aditya has severe asthma attack and he is in critical condition and I am taking you to the hospital…I know you have many questions, I will answer all of them but let’s get back to the hospital first’ …I felt as if someone had punched me hard in the stomach still I didn’t cry…until the day my company announced the name of their next CEO…Shonali Shanon…

I was standing on the dais…cameras were flashing, people were waiting for their new CEO to say few words…but my eyes were searching the man because of whom my life was about to change…he was nowhere in sight…I got free from all the hush hush after two hours…I needed some alone time, so I walked towards my office…I turned the knob and opened the heavy wooden door of my new office…and he was standing right there with a huge bouquet along with Aditya & Aditi…I stood still for some time lost in his gaze…I had so many questions in my mind…and he was smiling as if answering all my questions & clearing my doubts…

When I didn’t move after few minutes also…he walked slowly and gave me a tight hug…in that moment I allowed myself to melt in his arms…I cried like a baby and like a good companion he hold me firmly…once I was done with my tears he whispered ‘Congratulations Mrs CEO’…I couldn’t help smiling…that was the first time he lied to me…”

“You mean there are more”

“Couple more I guess” she winked

“Karan…if your Dadu wouldn’t have lied to me on the calls…I would have never retired as the CEO…he was always there…he took all the responsibility of house & family…and let me fly high…whatever I achieved in my life it’s just because of your Grandfather…I think that is why Aditya, your Dad also supports your Mom so much…

Karan, supporting a woman never makes you less masculine…in fact a true man will always support her and help her in achieving her dreams…not because she is a woman but she shares same potential & caliber as yours…remember she deserve better than the best…can you become better than the best?…if you ever have someone special in your life…do me a favor…give her wings”

Love AARYA

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In That Moment…

I was sitting at the edge of the terrace, sipping hot coffee…it was the tallest building of the city…the view was scary yet spectacular…I was feeling like the ruler of the world…I waited for that moment like forever…I dreamt about it thousands of time…I never thought  I would live so long to see that day…I picked the brown envelop lying next to me…tore the sealing and took out the book…it was shining like a freshly polished diamond…I flipped through pages…hmmm, the smell of the fresh book was so erotic…and it becomes more erotic when it’s written by you…I looked at it for a long time…like an artist admiring his master piece…well it was my master piece…I ran my hand over the cover page, which was perfect…I looked at the setting sun thinking…my title was right, my tagline was right, my family was right, my love for him was right, my city was right, my god was right…I guess, you, me,  everything, everyone and all was right in the world in that moment…

Love ❤ AARYA

Daily Prompt

Thoughts…Life & Coffee…3

‘Mom what are you doing?’ Aryan asked his mom throwing his bag on the sofa

‘I am making chocolate cake for your Dad’

‘Wow…is something special’ he dipped his finger in chocolate sauce and licked it

‘Aaryan don’t you dare touch my cake right now’ his mom scolded

‘Fine but I will lick the empty bowl’

He gave a small peck on her cheek and sat on the counter and asked his mom ‘Mum what’s the one thing that changed your life?’

‘What do you mean? Be specific’

‘I mean…hmm…like this week’s WOW Prompt

‘This week’s what prompt’

WOW Prompt mom…it’s a writing challenge…this week’s topic is ‘A Click that Changed my Life’ …so what’s that one click that changed your life…like forever’

She put the cake inside the preheated oven and sat on the chair in front of him ‘You really want to know what’s the one thing that changed my life’

‘I would love to know it’

‘Oh kay…but you will not interrupt’

‘Done’ he made himself comfortable on the counter, dying to hear the story of his mom

‘Well it was long time ago…I was fresh out of the school…ready to spread my wings and smell the college life…you know your Nani (Granny) is conservative in so many ways’ Aryan nodded religiously…remembering the lecture of her Nani when he bought the Navrtari Pooja Sweets without having a shower…

‘Your Nani never used to let me hang out with my school friends…if I went away downstairs to see off my male friend…she would be like log dekhte hai fir baatein banate hai…she was always worried about what will the society say…and because of her so many restrictions…I drifted apart from her’

‘Really but you guys seem to get along well’

She laughed ‘Well we always shared a difficult relationship, it was more love and hate kind of’

‘Howz it related to the Click for your life’

‘If you will keep on interrupting how will I finish’

‘Sorry Sorry…continue please’

‘hmm…where was I…yeah…we don’t have this advance video talking facilities at that time’

‘Really, then how guys used to communicate’ he asked surprisingly

‘We had YAHOO CHAT…it was the hottest thing in the market’

YAHOO CHAT…never heard of it’

‘Yeah because it happened some 25 years ago’

‘Cool…I will google it’

‘Now…Chatting was like drugs…if you are addicted, it would be next to impossible to get out of it…just like any other human…I got addicted too…I was taking out all my frustration with my Mom in Chatting World…now there were lots of fake people fake identities just like today’s social media…I was 17, I had no clue about good or bad guys…I used to think if I am good everyone else is good too…so I started talking to many people…and got stuck in the storm of Chatting World’

‘Really I always thought you were sincere type’

‘Well we do have our share of mistakes in life, don’t we?’ he nodded

‘So I needed to be rescued…and believe me if I was not rescued on time…I would have been thrown into the dark pit from where there was no way looking back…it was 28th August…I was in the cyber café…I go’

‘A Cyber Café…what’s that?’

‘Cyber Café used to provide internet access to the public’

‘Really why, the whole world has Wi-Fi…every city has Wi-Fi’

‘Yeah…but so many years ago, internet was limited to Cyber Café only’

‘mhmm…it’s getting better and better’

‘Now listen carefully…here comes the interesting part…on 28th August around 4 in the evening…I got a pop up from some id ‘unuonlyu’’ she scribbled the weird id on paper and showed it to her son

‘God knows why but I accepted the request…that person was very nice and sweet…and he was a male, at least that is what he said to me…we had great tuning and chemistry…there was something magical between us…for days, I thought he had weird id…almost six months later I figured out the really meaning of his id…unuonlyuyou and you only you

‘Wow that’s a cool id Mum’

‘Yes it was’

‘What happened next?’

‘Well few weeks of chat later, we decided to talk on the phone…so he called me one day…his voice still lingers in my ears’

‘OMG Mum, your blushing…Dad would faint…he keeps telling everyone…my baby never blush’

‘hahaha…very funny Aryan’

‘So….what did he say?’ he asked while helping his mom with chocolate cake

‘He said ‘I must tell you, till date I was just living, but the moment I heard your voice, I felt my HEART beat’

He whistled ‘He was romantic kinda’

‘Yes he was’

‘What happened after that call?’

‘Nothing much…We started talking regularly…in fact we used to talk for 10 to 12 hours a day…we were always on phone…he bought me a cellphone also…so that I don’t have to spend a single penny…but your Nani caught me red handed’ they giggled for sometime

‘So did you guys ever meet?’

‘Yes we did’

‘How was he?’

‘He was very good looking and sexy… he had amazing fashion sense’

‘Does Dad know about him Mom?’ before she could have said something, he jumped ‘Wait a minute…he was Dad…it’s your love story…this is how you guys met…right’

‘Well…why don’t you Google it?’

‘Hahaha…very funny mom…say na…it’s your love story’

The doorbell rang…he ran and opened the door…his Dad was standing with a bunch of beautiful red roses ‘Thank God you are here Dad…Mom was sharing your love story…I mean she was telling me about this guy she met online years ago…but she is not telling me the name of the guy…is it you…please tell me it’s you’

They went straight to the kitchen…his mom had set the cake on the table…his father walked towards his mom…he gave the bunch of roses to the beautiful lady standing in front of her…she was looking like a goddess in Red Bandhani Chiffon Sari…there was spark in her black kohl eyes…those glass bangles…her red lips along with the same red nail paint…she was all dressed up for him, just the way he likes to see her…he kissed her red lips softy…she smiled ‘You know what Aryan, if I haven’t accepted the request of your Dad that evening…I would been in different world…that one Click changed my life’

She turned and put her arms around him ‘If I haven’t met you…life wouldn’t have been so beautiful…thank you for dragging me out of that hell…thank you for loving me so much…thank you for giving such a wonderful life…I love you Vicky’

‘I love you too Darling’ they kissed more passionately

‘Okay now you guys are embarrassing me’ Aryan made a funny face

‘Yeah if we haven’t been doing this…you would never been born in the first place’

‘Hahaha…very funny Dad’

‘Boys…enough…let’s cut the cake’

‘I will cut the cake’ Aryan came running around the table…

They went to the Balcony with their share of cake…it was raining heavily and the view was amazing from 15th floor…and far far away on the Clock Tower…the date was 28th August 2028

 Love ❤ AARYA

PS…Another story from the segment…here’s link to previous two stories…Thoughts Life & CoffeeThoughts Life & Coffee 2…

Journey of Tree Trunk

This is not the last picture I took…thanks to these smartphone nowadays…we are capturing moments every nano seconds…aren’t we…

But I decided to share these two picture for today’s Daily Prompt…which I took almost six months ago when I visited Rishikesh…the picture was taken from the hotel where I stayed…my room had River Ganga’s direct view…actually river was flowing  adjacent to our hotel…

I had to leave early in the morning…because it was a long drive back to Panipat…so I woke up by 430…I was standing near the window…enjoying the sound of water and cool breeze…suddenly I noticed something weird between the rocks…so I clicked the picture in night shot mode…

As you can see it’s not very clear…the picture was taken around 5 in the morning…it was still dark outside…so I went for my shower and all…I winded up the room…and before leaving I took some more shots…in the sunlight, things that was stuck between the rocks became visible…so here is another picture which was taken after an hour…

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When I took the shot, it actually touched me deeply…because in June 2013, there was a cloudburst in Uttarakhand…it caused devastating floods and landslides in Northern Parts of India and became the country’s worst natural disaster since the 2004 tsunami…thousands of people died in fraction of few seconds…many villages were destroyed as if they never existed…

River Ganga was flowing with force…dead bodies, buses, cars, animals, mattress, pillows, and what not passed through the river…

Now the tree trunks stuck in this picture must have been part of that disaster…nobody knows where did they come from…what’s their story…how much they had been through…when they got stuck between the rocks…they had luscious green leaves…with every passing day they must have counted their last breath…these stones, these mountains, these fortunate trees who are standing tall…witnessed their last days spent in pain…

Well that’s what I thought, when I was clicking the pic…many parts of the city were ruined…the disaster can be easily imagined by visiting the various places in the city…

Many of you might not have heard about the severity of the disaster…but it shook the roots of India…till date the stills & videos haunts us…I don’t know how to use Photoshop…picture is raw and taken from a normal digital camera…I hope you guys enjoy it…till next time…

Love ❤ AARYA