Thursday, June 11, 2009

CHICK LINE... A journey!

“It is not very often that you stay awake all night long just because you are elated. I did so many strange things out of excitement on that day. May 3rd 2009… I knew it is going to be one of the happiest days in my life. It is something like ‘a dream came true!’ Ever since my childhood I’d been exposed to a lot of music. It is indeed an inseparable part of mine. And that day, I had the golden opportunity of watching my childhood ‘Music Hero’ live in concert. Well, I’m talking about a celebrity, who is now a national treasure! People call him the ‘Mozart of Madras’! Yeah … I had the opportunity to watch A.R.Rahman’s JAI HO live in concert at Kozhikode!!!!!!

The concert was to commence by 7 pm. The gates of The Corporate Stadium (the venue) would be open by 4.30 pm. I ought to be there at least by 4 pm as the seat allotment was on ‘first come, first serve’ basis. I got out of my bed by 6’o clock (too early on a holiday). We had booked the tickets in Jammu Tawi- Mangalore express, which would reach Coimbatore junction by 10’o clock and it’ll take only 4 hours and 30 minutes to reach Kozhikode from here. I and my brother were all set for the journey. I took a portable MP3 player and a book in my luggage to stay out of boredom in the course of the travel. We reached the railway station by 09:45 hours and then we heard this-“ Troing! troing! Payanigalin kanivana gavanathirku…”. Yeah guys, the train was delayed! Not just 30 minutes or 45 minutes but 2 hours i.e., 60X2=120 minutes!! Indian Railways... I cursed Indian Railways!!!

Alright, what’s next?

There was a passenger express from Chennai to Mangalore going through Coimbatore and Kozhikode. It was expected to reach here by 11:00 hours.

“Cancel those tickets online, and board into this passenger express?”

“Board a bus to Kozhikode?”

We had pressures from my brother’s friends whose tickets were with us. I was cool though.. Well not totally cool!

This is the point of time I was proud about the Electronics engineers who built the ‘Information Kiosks’. We checked out the status of both the trains along with an 8 year old kid, who was interested in the touch-sensitive screen. The Chennai-Mangalore passenger express was expected to reach by 11:15 hours. However, it was a slow train and it takes about 6 hours from Coimbatore to reach Kozhikode. So, we thought it would be better to wait for the Jammu Tawi express itself.

I entered the S6 coach and placed my luggage under the seat. There she was! The girl of my dreams!! She had a wheatish white complexion and very beautiful brown eyes. She was wearing a white ‘girlie’ t-shirt. She was reading a book. I didn’t mind what that was! All I was looking was her beautiful eyes and the way she slid her gorgeous hair behind her right ear! Uff… I couldn’t take my eyes off her. She saw me… She saw me ‘admiring’ her! She gave a short smile thinking about me, to the book. She closed her book. She looked to her right and then to her left. She couldn’t stop smiling out of shyness. Finally, she directly looked into my face. ‘Aasif!! Listen…’ Someone shrugged me. That was my brother and I was still seated in platform No.2 waiting for the train. You see, such beautiful girls smiling at you, happens only in your dreams. They say day dreams never come true. WHATEVER!! It was already 12:00 hours. The announcement made a statement that our train is expected to reach by 13:30 hours!!

I somehow managed to kill time talking to that kid and amazingly our train reached Coimbatore by 12:55 hours itself. I got into the B1(AC) compartment and my conscience stayed near the door and waved hands, “ Yo people!! I’m gonna watch Rahman ji live in concert ( O..Saya.. as a Background music).”

Hi all. I hope you had a good time reading this. I will continue this journey in my forthcoming posts. Until then it’s bye from me!

25 comments:

Amith said...

never found more abt the girl huh...:D
heard a lot abt the concert...give a quick review in your next post...

Priyesh Blog World said...

Huh, it truly was a sedative piece of an article.. I felt as though i was there at the place witnessing all those cause celebre. u r ineffable... Keep rockin...

Sharan.R said...

hey bro good work.... keep blogging....
keep in touch....

CriA'TVT' said...

@amith: Well, it was a dream bro. Couldn't check her out properly;) You can expect an elaborate review of that in my future posts.

@ priyesh: Thanks dude.

@sharan: sure buddy!

suganya said...

hey..its wonderful yaar!! and the mention of some smmall small stuffs like...the 8 yr old kid ,really looks sweet!and ur daydream..so romantic!

CriA'TVT' said...

@ Suganya: Thanks a lot. I'm so happy that there are people like you who notice and appreciate such tiny spangles.

Ashwin said...

for a sec I thot even yu copy stuffs!!but ended it up well thou!! :D

kai said...

gosh!! honestly tis thing is vry bful.. it takes a lot to kno wat is life..its not the big things bt the lil ones tht can mean enuf!! yu got tht ryt homie.. well yr dream was the coolest.. hope i'll marry the girl whom yu dreamt of.. he he!!

CriA'TVT' said...

@ashwin:Copy? Well, if were meaning the 'day dream' part, every guy happens to think the same before boarding into a train! :D

@kai: Thanks buddy. It's true that such tiny stuffs add colors to our life. And the girl... well, er... Happy dreams :D

Ashwin said...

lol yea I meant ta day dream part oly as it lookd very similar to vaarnam aiyuram!! :D
nyways keep goin bro =)

Deepak said...

Admirable journey.....My hearty wishes for ur dream to come true in ur next train travel....I think ur bro interrupted at the interesting stage of ur dream...:)cool blog!!

CriA'TVT' said...

@ashwin: The movie is quite close to my heart and it still has a very deep impact in me:) Anyways, thanks for your wishes:)

@Deepak: Sweet dreams are always interrupted because we always ought to live in a real world:) Thanks a lot man!

RESHMI said...

very delightful to read & perhaps it wud ve been enormously entertaining if u ve had mentioned the later happenings of the day broy ..nwaz i believe u ve made the readers think "you're the only one who can make the difference. Whatever your dream is, go for it"..n yeah the description of ur 'dream gal'z pretty interestin 2;)..

CriA'TVT' said...

@RESHMI: Thanks a million sisy:) How can i not tell you about the later happenings of the day?? The feast of entertainment will continue in my future posts:) Thanks, again!

Vigneash said...

Boy boy... Yu rite good... keep t goin..

CriA'TVT' said...

@Vigneash: Thanks man.

daran said...

Hey Aasif... a gud one man..i hpe u ve njoyed ur trip to meet ur dream hero.:) and ur dream gal 2222...;) dnt wry u ill meet her soon k... my wishes 4 tat.:)

CriA'TVT' said...

@daran:Why is everyone very much bothered about the dream girl part alone?(I'd be happy if that comes true;)). Thank you so much for reading.

kalvj said...

good one :)
cud have extended ur dream part a little more!! :P

kalvj said...

By the way, we have seen Vaarnam Aayiram train sequence :)

CriA'TVT' said...

@kalvj: Thank you. As I said in the earlier replies, it is a 'DAY DREAM' and it will resemble things which influences you! Well, you gotta be a guy to understand what a train travel is all about:D

Ashmur said...

you're a natural blogger man.. ur first post is much better than mine, which was about 3 years ago.. i take pride in the fact that in a small way atleast, i was responsible in coaxing u to start this blog. Good work buddy. keep blogging. all the best

CriA'TVT' said...

@Ashmur: Thanks mate. All the very best to you too.

Namashivayam said...

i hve no words to describe this dude....

Sebin Jose said...

awesome man...good