Friday, July 17, 2015


The young man of 25 smartly dressed and well groomed was traveling by train.. The co-passenger, another youngster of his age soon befriended him through introductory talks.. Subsequently, he just commented, “I guess, you are 20 yrs old!”  

The young man coolly said that he was 25..  "Dear! You look so young!” remarked the friend with a clear astonishment seen on his face..  The young man instantly felt proud of his young look at the back of God given physique and health..

7 yrs passed just like that..

The man of 32, a family man by then was at a Social Function with his family once again well dressed.. One of his friends said aloud, “God!  What dear?  What's happening to you?  Can you please tell us your secret here?"

"What happened?" his wife asked with all curiosity.. The friend smiled and replied, "He just looks like 25 yr old young man!”

The man was instantly thrilled at his heart.. He felt proud of his strict exercise and diet regime along with the original God given assets he maintained all along and firmed up never to relax there for a life time..

Next 8 yrs rolled over without much notice..

He was then a man of 40 yrs with quite a number of greying hairs.. He started coloring his hair jet black and dressing up trim to his personality..  One day, when he was on the road a gentleman said, “Hi, You! Can you make a little more space for me? I'm 40 and have a problem of.........”

The man took that as compliment, smiled and disclosed his real age.. The gentleman got astonished and exclaimed, “Oh, dear! I thought you are just 33 yrs old!”

He was instantly proud of his a carefree attitude coupled with the earlier discipline he maintained all along that made him look much younger at that point of time..

Another 8 yrs passed..

“He was then a middle aged man of 48 yrs and a Senior Executive in his Company.. A new General Manager had taken over his Division and in that context, the GM had a Welcome Meeting with his Seniors.. During the Session, the new GM remarked, "What dear! You are a Senior Executive at such an early age..” for which the man confided with all pride, “Sir! I've just 2 yrs for fifty!” The astonished GM instantly remarked with a smile, “Oh! I thought you are just 40 yrs.. You look much younger.. What's the secret of this younger look, my dear?” 

The man was ultimately proud that his latest God Oriented approach coupled with Care Free attitude backed by past discipline he maintained all along ultimately produced those results which every one was speaking of..

Another 10 yrs passed thus with no look back..

It was a joyous Function in the house busy with all family members and many guests around.. The occasion was the Birth Day of his 4 yr Cute Grand Child who came from abroad and was the centre of attraction of every one around.. The then Grand Father of 58 secretly wished to appear much younger to his age so that people around definitely appreciate him on that point.. He dressed up trim in his attire for the Function and as he looked into the huge mirror on the dressing table, he instantly felt proud of his looks and get up and was very much sure that people would talk on that.. With all that confidence he walked into the hall to wish every one there..

Just then the Kid’s Mom was heard telling the Little Boy from the Upper Floor, “Dear! Go and call your Grand Pa once.. It's urgent and I want to talk to him!”

The Little One came down the stairs to take his Grand Pa, got tired and sat on the last step saying aloud with cute smile, "Grand Pa! Come!  Mom wants you up!"  

The Grand Ma busy in entertaining the guests, heard that and instructed her husband, "My Little One can't go up.. Carry him up and find out what his Mom wants!" The man moved on and carrying his Grand Child started moving up the stairs..

The child suddenly shouted aloud to be heard by all in the Hall.. “Grand Pa! What's this?  Why are you climbing like an old man? You are very slow..  Move up Faster!”

And finally there for sure for the first time in the man's life, his Real Age talked 'AS IS' to the knowledge of every one present around! 


  1. So true. Time and Tide waits for none. The old may hide their age but somehow it will catch up.

  2. comes full circle in such moments... :-)

    1. Thanks Maniparna.. The saying goes.. Steps speak the age! A good Comment!

  3. So true sir... time and tide wait for no man!

    1. Yes, Archana! Ultimately one has to accept that in their life.. Thanks for the Comment!

  4. That's how life is. Never waiting, never halting, always going on and on. If we live it while we can, we have a great story to tell in the end, if we didn't we'd have wasted it for nothing.
    Kishor Kr

    1. Rightly said.. Thank you very much for the nice Comment!

  5. Oh! He didn't deserve that rude shock.

    1. Of course Indrani that was a bit rude shock for him.. It happens a few times!