Saturday, June 8, 2019


The gentleman on a particular day traveled to the distant lands on the other part of the globe for stay on permanent basis. A few days after his arrival whenever he ventured out, the usual greetings and talk around used to be..

  • "Excuse me!"
  • "Did you find everything?"
  • "It's OK!"
  • "Thank you very much!”
  • "You are welcome!"
Soon, that had produced a total dull feeling in him having got disconnected thousands of miles away from his dearest conversations..

One day, he visited the neighborhood shop to buy some fresh curd and was soon at the billing counter. To his utter surprise all of a sudden, he heard a gentle voice greeting him with all warmth saying,

  • “Aap kaise hain?”
As he was coming back to his senses, the friend further asked,
  • “Dahi le rahe hain?"
And before he could reply, the friend continued saying,
  • "Ek choti si kaali mirch aur namak ke sath roti dahi vaastav meh ek achha naashtha banaatha hai!”
Finished billing, took the cash and handing over the item said with all pleasantness,
  • "Dhanyavaad!”
The gentleman could no more hide his emotions and responded with a big smile to his new friend at the counter. The friend bid him bye saying,
  • “Alvida!"
And soon the gentleman returned home with an unknown great feeling at his heart!

Thus his life picked up in the foreign land as a permanent resident and life moved on again with full vigor. After few years of stay there on a particular day, he had to visit his home town and soon travelled back to his place. He was welcomed with all warmth by his close friend at his home for the stay..

Soon he had lunch with the friend's family and decided to rest for a while as the jet lag was pulling him down. The friend with his family was going out on some errand and before leaving he said,

"Please keep your windows closed. Anyhow, this is winter and so no problem. The market is next to this house. Those continuous conversations, screaming and shouting sure will not let you sleep if window is kept open!”

The gentleman bid bye to them and went to bed. But the new place never allowed him to fall asleep and kept him awake as he was accustomed to hear..

Certain familiar conversational sounds out side the window at his place in abroad like..
  • “Hi! How are you?”
  • “Am doing good!”
  • "What do you say? Am I not right?"
  • "Very nice talking to you!"
  • "Bye.. See you tomorrow!"
And they were truly missing at that moment. He could no more lay down on the bed, got up and opened the windows facing the market area. Instantly, a cool breeze started blowing in making him feel refreshed followed by the sounds of certain outside conversations..
  • “Saab! mai iss se kam kaise de sakta? Aisa kareto, mujhe kya milega?"
  • “Mam, ye fresh maal hi.. Aap mera paheli Customer!"
  • “Aaj do Chai de do.. Mera dost idhar hai!"
  • "3 din school ka chutti hai.. Meri beti market dekh ne keliye aayi!"
  • "Abh my jaa rahaahun.. Kal jaroor ghar aana.. Mera doosra dost be aanewala hi.. Ham sab milkar bath karenge!"
Suddenly, it was an experience a totally another world. No.. No.. Surely not the new.. A quite familiar one ever part with him. When felt deep in heart, those very noises were seen highly welcome, sweet, pleasant and cool on ears..

Fully relaxed, in no time the gentleman went into deep sleep for few hrs forgetting all that strain of his travel!

The Post is written in line with this week's IndiSpire Prompt We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere- Tim Mcgraw - Your take! #InseverableTraits