Sep 18, 2013

Baggy pants to...Aahilya

 I haven’t been to many live performances and especially not classical one. But today I found myself sitting very early in the third row of Ravidra Bharti Natya Ghurha. It’s was a dance performance about Ahilya (one of the panchakanya in our mythology)
Now you are wondering why would be so eager and excited to watch a performance based on her life, right? Hold on we will come to that soon. So after a bit of a talk the curtains are raised and the show begins. Few young girl walk on the stage gracefully they perform on interesting piece of music and the narration in the background. But I am not happy yet, coz I still searching for her. it goes on with different girls doing there bit on the stage but she is still not there.
The lights go off on the dramatic musical beat, a small beam of light falls on a figure just highlighting a graceful, elegant so perfect silhouette. Slowly with another dramatic music lights come up, stage is all lit up and there I see her. That beautiful glowing face, those luminous eyes, that perfect captivating smile. Standing there gracefully with her aura spread on the stage in the whole auditorium.  Just like an perfectly sculpted idol.
Yes there she was the baggy pants girl from my office. I am sure my jaw must have dropped to see her this way. (And sure few others in the audience as well). She just didn’t perform, Boy!! She performed. Every ounce of her being was performing. Her eyes, body , expression they were so well tuned and perfect that  for the moment she made everybody believe that she was the real Ahilya.
When the lights went off and the curtains were down, I was the first (and loudest) one to clap. Soon we rushed back stage to tell her ‘how delighted to see her perform’. But the only thing which I could say was “Nen I am in love with you”. The way she replied “thanks for coming guys” earned a brownie point. So humble, so down to earth, so rooted. Hats off to you girl. To tell you frankly, that’s when I thought ‘Man this girl is going to go far ahead, and ahead she will go’. Good luck girl!

And one day I will wait in the queue to take your autograph for sure.

God bless you!

Jul 10, 2013

MIRROR

Imagine if mirrors were to reflect your characteristics and not your actual physical form, what you think you would see as your reflection. I do know what I will see. I will see Nenita as my reflection. She is a friend of mine from my new office. Now you are confused as to why will I see her, right? You will get an answer to that just read on.
All my life (I mean not that I am too old, but still)I have meet people who had similar habits or few similar likings. So I was always very curious as to why would that happen? Isn’t every human being supposed to be unique?  Then I was introduced to the existence of something called sun- signs. Something which segregates people as per their birth dates. I read a book about it to know more and found it difficult to believe that so many millions on people across the world are just categorized in few sun-signs.  So I just left it there at the back of my mind.
Then in my college I meet a girl who was born on the same day as me. She was the first person i meet with whom I shared my birthday and actually it was fun to say “Same to you”  to  someone who wishes you for your birthday. When I got to know more I realized that we had few common habits and characteristics. This lit a bulb in my head about the sun-sign factor. I decided to read the book again this time with more interest.   
Years passed by until recently when I joined my new office it happened again.  We were all just having our lunch jibber jabbering about something when I and Nenita happen to say the same thing at the same time. It was a coincidence (or as we thought) and smiled as each other. Few days later it happened again and again and few more times. Isn’t it weird for such reoccurring coincidence? One day I asked about her birthdate out of curiosity. And tadaaaaa!!! She turned out to be a Capricorn herself. So the sun-sign thing is somewhere true. But it didn’t stop there at having similar thoughts.  As we got to know each other we realized we are very similar in lot many ways. We like same things we dislike same things, sometimes our design solutions also end up being similar. At times, one of us says something and other just smiles (which say dude same pinch, good that we don’t pinch every time) forget all these things about likes and dislikes , even our desires , lot of the small small wishes those devilish thoughts are similar too. Isn’t that real freaky? It’s like being naked in front of someone.
Somewhere I really like that we are so alike, and somewhere I hate it too.  It’s like I have lost my individuality, my uniqueness. It’s as if god made one soul and split it into two. I don’t know if the whole sun-sign thing justifies it all, but for me it’s like I have found a friend who just knows me to the core by default. It’s like she is the mirror of my own soul.
By the way we were planning to ask our respective mothers, if we had any twin sister who was lost in kumbh ka mela. But then thought better not to get bashed up.

Wish you find a mirror image of your soul too!! Keep looking!!