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My Brother.. My Friend!


Growing up, I knew I always had a great friend in my brother. He is the one with whom I played the most, wrestled the most, squabbled the most and of course enjoyed the most. In the company of my brother, childhood was rather a celebration! He is such an adorable thing!! :) Looking back.. memories bring loads of smiles; but in some corner of my heart, it has left a tinge of sadness too. Time has taken us far too forward.. there is no more childhood left in the journey of life!  

My brother and I have an unending tradition of never letting the other forget the calamities that accidentally occurred between us during our childhood. Those include him “accidentally” chasing screaming me around the house with a long stick in his hand, swinging wildly in the air. But will it be fair, if I don’t give him anything in return? The smartest thing I could do would be to puncture his bicycle tyre! He gives it back to me again.. by crumbling my silly art work or hiding the TV remote when he goes out to play! The cycle of mishaps keeps continuing..!!!!

But, I am only proud to admit that any day he is better than me. He is not only a better human being.. also better in studies, art, music, ....anything under the sun! :) 

If I am to list down our adventures which was part of growing up together, I would go on and on..!!


If you ask what he does during his free time, anybody who knows him well undoubtedly will only have to say, “Rahul is sleeping!” He sleeps while he sleeps, while he reads, while he eats, while he sits, while he plays, while he studies, while he does anything! He sleeps at home, in classroom, in train, in car, in airplane, …and he sleeps everywhere! :) :)

Now, this happened few years ago.

In an engineering classroom, there were these 2 bench mates - Anish & Visan! The teacher who was teaching Instrumentation theories, suddenly stopped the class, while the students were wondering why???!!! Anish and Visan meanwhile felt little restless cos they thought the teacher's stare through her specs was focused at them. Even then.. nobody knew what exactly has interrupted the class. When the teacher pointed at Anish, not knowing why.. he stood up! She said, "Not you!!.. The next person!!!" Visan too stood up! "Not you either.. Wake up the person who is in b/w both of u!" 

There lies a poor little fellow in between, with his head almost resting on the floor.. who is in the middle of a good afternoon nap.. not knowing where he is! Anish found it hard to obey his teacher, cos he should also try to not put his friend in an embarrassing situation. Anish murmured slowly, tapping his friend's feet, "Mam is calling you.. Get up, u dumbo!!" 

Hero suddenly emerged from the underground, staring sharply at Anish's face.. then turned at Visan, making his expression slightly more sharper! Our (poor little) hero who got disturbed, got wild and hence roared at Anish, "Grrr.... Why the hell do you trouble me, while I am searching for my attendance??!!!!"

The little hero is none other than my sweet tall brother! :)

4 comments:

Ammu said...

in short....paavam rahulndae maanam kappal lu poyi!!!!

jokes apart...that was awesome....could see a reflection of me and vijay too....

anish said...

Hey Chechi.....
Just awesome.... great narration and superb writing skills.... Cant belive tat u heard this story from me,Itz jus like u were with us during the time of this incident.... Good work....!! Btw Rahul.... after all Itz jus ur sweet sis is responsible for all this,spare me off,okay....? hehe. Sorry chechi.... i belive i wasn't tat cruel,na..? hehe

Pyari K said...

he he he..

Pyari K said...

Btw, Shalini, I was trying hard to recollect where I have seen this face. Hmmm... Called up Bablu (my brother)and confirmed that you are his batchmate!

Good writing n Keep going. :)

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