Wednesday, November 14, 2007

T h e .. M i s t a k e n .. I d e n t i t y

Avanudaya tharpodaya peyar JO (His current name is JO).


He is the hero of the current blog and a good friend of mine from college days.I hadnt met him after my college ,since he migrated to the then Bombay.As always in everyones life the frienship and fondness developed during college days get etched deep in the mind.


I had made several trips to Mumbai ,little knowing he was living there all along.During one of the get togethers in chennai ,I came to know of his existance in Mumbai.I decided to contact and meet him during my current visit.


In my broken hindi ,I conveyed to the elderly auto driver my destination,not knowing that he was from Dharavi.When he replied back in chaste Tirunelveli Tamizh ,I felt greatly relieved.He introduced himself as rajendran better known as Annachi among friends.I was comforatble with that name.I knew I was in very safe hands and requested him to take me to Boriville.Since I was not very familiar with Mumbai,I asked him if he could fix a rate for up and down journey which he politely refused.He said.. Frienda paakka poriya,payya varuveenga(You are going to meet a friend,you will naturally delay)..and then in that auto ride I started my reliving my college days.


Jagannathan was his official name,which we dissected and called him Jaggu and the small north Indian group called him Jags. Already three names for him. A fairly intelligent bloke and studious too.Naturally he got great marks, our envy,and a job in Bombay.How would he be now.Will he recognise me.Decades since we met.


The words.. ayya erangi konga,,...(Sir Please get down ) brought me back to reality.Just as I was about to pay him ,I once again wanted to ask the driver to stay back and to drop me.But then I knew Mumbai was very professional, where every minute meant money.Will jaggu also feel I am wasting his time?


Sitting in his one roomed apartment,a corner of which was perhaps earmarked as drawing hall by imaginary walls,I broke the silence.Jaggu,eppadi da irukke(HOW ARE YOU ).A smile erupted in his otherwise expressionless face.Did I ask him anything wrong? Did I offend him.He realised my confusion and clarified."Its ages since I have been called as Jaggu,and here I am called JO".I was further confused.I knew GOAN girls were very beautiful.Has he fallen for one and changed his name.


JO,I dragged on..he royally ignored it..perhaps he didnt want to explain.
After few hours of catching up of good old days,he became a lot free.
Me, being a nosey parker ,couldnt resist asking him about his personal life.Then began his story..

....in his words...

"Soon after Degree I came to Bombay.Matunga was the place my relatives stayed and I lived in their house. One day as soon as I entered their house I fainted.I felt very light and when I turned back I could see my body lying on the floor and my relatives were around it (!)If I am lying there then who am I...I felt myself above my body and in a state which words cant describe.Sudddenly I found a cloud like object few feet away from me.It had all the hue pink, blue ,purple sparkling in places.It was approaching me.Then it dawned on me that it was the pick up for me !I was just 21 and already my term had ended here.


Just then, two more cloud like objects were heading toward us at breakneck speed.Then all the three merged .Nothing happened for a few seconds.Then ,the three objects reappeared,the last two left.Then wonder of wonders I began to sink back into my own body.What an experience.Words can never explain the few moments I was away from my own self.


As I sank back into my body totally, I could hear my uncle gently asking me..Beer edhavadhu saaptiya.(did you have Beer or something like that)..My God !!I had an experience of a LIFETIME and here they are asking me if I had Beer !!When I woke up ,the only hangover thought being..was it a case of mistaken identity !


Cheenu,(my name)till this date I have never found an answer to it.I havnt shared it with any one.I decided to remain single,since I perinially antipate that the VIMANAM (VIMAN )will come any time"


It was already past twilight,and just then the power went off.I thought ,I saw Jaggu's eyes alone were glowing like lit charcoal ,in the darkness.Was it a reflection from somewhere !My engineering brain refused to cooperate in this analysis.


By this time I had started sweating heavily and I was trying my best to see if he had feet!! My immediate thought was to rush back from Boriville to Chennai.Few minutes later I excused with Jaggu alias JO and told him I had to rush to the station. He offered to drop me ,which naturally and politely I refused.He started of..regarding my name as Jo,..now I was in no mood to listen..


Katti irunda Veshti ai maditthu katti(Ulle irukkum Kodu potta thuni manigal veliye theriyada varayil )aduttha kanam kizhe irangi vitten.(Rushing down the stairs ),with a strange feeling,my problem of locating an auto driver was uppermost As I started walking towards a junction,I spotted the friendly Annachi waiting.Rushing to him,as God sent,I told him my destination near the station.He too was equally pleased to see me..


SAAR,YAAR YAARO ENGA ENGAIYO POITTU VARANGA NEENGA IVVALAVU TENSION AAGAREENGALE..(People go to different sort of places and come back safely,why are you getting tensed here).Was annachi referring to Jaggus TRIP ?If so how did Annachi know about Jaggu..Shivers again .I gently peeped to the front.I couldnt see Annachis feet hanging ..He had kept it folded up...


CU

65 comments:

வேதா said...

ஏதோ அமானுஷ்ய கதை படிச்ச மாதிரி ஒரு உணர்வு, இது உண்மையாவே நடந்த கதை தானா? நீங்க இருந்த இடத்துல என்னை நினைச்சு பார்க்கவே ஒரு மாதிரி பயமா இருக்கு போங்க :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@வேதா,
aahaa..vetthilai paakku vekkamal vandhdhukku nandri.!!
Amanushyam than..sila nijangal niraya karpanaigal..athu than indha kadhai
TC
CU

Preethi said...

Sounded like some psychic experience. I attended some yoga sessions when I was in school... they teach you to float above yourself and look at yourself objectively (atleast thats how I understood it!). I could ofcourse do it right every time with my imagination ;) Talking of imagination and creativity ... yours rocks!!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Preethi
Thanks Preethi..Allowing imagination to run wild..BLOG teaches it all..LOL
TC
CU

வேதா said...

/..vetthilai paakku vekkamal vandhdhukku nandri.!!/
சே க்ரேட் இன்சல்ட் :) (இதுக்கு முன்னாடி நீங்க புதுசா பதிவு போட்டா தெரியாது, இப்ப கூகிளாண்டவர் தயவால அப்டேட் ஆகுது அதான் முதல் கமெண்ட் போட்டு ஓசி சுண்டல் வாங்கலாம்னு வந்தேன்;))

Raghavan alias Saravanan M said...

CU,

Just attendance post.. will get back a little later! :)

Look like yet another master piece from you!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@வேதா
Aammam..vetkatthule naakka pidingakkanum naan...Boni panni irukkeenga..Oru periya treat vechuda vendiyadhu than..Honestly..morning ae post pannittu bonikkaga thevangu maadhiri utkkaarndhu kondu irundhen..nandri marappadhu nandrandru..puriya vechutele
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Raghavan alias Saravanan M
Attendance post liye pull arikka vechhutteenga
TC
CU

வேதா said...

இதுக்கெல்லாம் நோ பீலிங்க்ஸ் ஹிஹி ட்ரீட் மேட்டர் மட்டும் மறந்துடாதீங்க:)(அப்டியே இந்த வாங்க போங்க கட் பண்ணிடுங்க ரொம்ப வயசான மாதிரி ஒரு பீலிங் தருது:))

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@வேதா
Treat vechutta pochu..oru gumbala venum nalum sethukka ( Idhu Ok ya?)Place choice a mudivu pannidu..avvalavu dhane
TC
CU

m.flowerr said...

Another mind-blowing post!!For a second, i thought it was real!

PurpleHeart said...

So was he not a ghost ? Is the story not real ?

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@m.flowerr,
It could be real too..lol..Thanks for dropping by
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@PurpleHeart
Some real ..some reel !Now how much is the proportion..its anybodys guess !!
TC
CU

Vishnupriya Janardhanan said...

That was pretty frightening!!!I guess, JO was working for sth like monsters INC:P

Aarthi said...

I got confused...did u mean u were jus scared..or you really saw a ghost :P though I don't believe in ghosts I have to admit I'm still afraid of them..

Aarthi said...

jus chk out my new blog..i hav tagged u :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Vishnupriya Janardhanan
That was an good one..First visit I guess.Thanks and keep coming
Tc
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Aarthi
I was confused on what I saw.Leaving it to readers to conclude.
Tc
Cu

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Aarthi
What should I do if I am tagged..dont give this old man too much work..lol
Tc
CU

Priya said...

hello neenga bitsianaa??

c e e d y said...

Cool post !!!!! - I peepe onto my laptop and the words are just appearing from my thoughts - the fingers are not even touching the keyboard :)

Cool post - wish we can all levitate and change our bodies - kinda can I borrow your soul for a day :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Priya
Masters mattum BITS romba romba varushatthukku munnal
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@c e e d y
LOL..thanks for passing by
TC
CU

Thinking aloud said...

oh my god, CU...i thought it was real and then it started blurring into a story... so now i don't know what was real and what was the fiction...but i read till the end and got royally spooked too.:)

sahasra said...

Spellbound after reading the blog!!!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Thinking aloud,
Thanks for your comment..
//blurring into a story//
Thats nice isnt it..When there is blur we can allow our imagination to run wild !!
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@sahasra,
Thanks a lot.First time I guess.Please do drop by when you have the time
TC
CU

Nithya N said...

when i finished reading this post adn was about to close the book when i saw my comp in front of my eyes. then i looked around and realised i'm not 8 but 22 and i'm at work not at home on summer vacation reading a tamil novel.

in short, "good work".

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Nithya N
Thats a typical nithya answer
Lol
Tc
Cu

Curious said...

Whoa..

Super natural fiction verayaa ...But semma gripping aah irundhuchu...

You're a awesome story teller... unga kids ku ippidi laam kadhai laam solluvelaa?

Btw...I wanna know why he was called JO - Edhahu old cemetery ku poi pei pudichu...Appidi edhadhu build up ezhudhunga part two le.. :P

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@curious
aahhaa
//Btw...I wanna know why he was called JO - Edhahu old cemetery ku poi pei pudichu...Appidi edhadhu build up ezhudhunga part two le.. :P//

Vaanga co author ayudunga !!innoru murai venuma Mumbai poi Jaggu kitte kettutu varalam.
Annachi auto vum ready pannidalam
Thanks for dropping by..

P.S
Pasangalukku kadhai nariya solluven..paavam avanga

TC
CU

Sandhya said...

hi

Ha Ha Ha. this time i hv prepared my mind that this man cant be JO.

You know now m well aware abt ur posts.

What we think in starting, that does not happen. is'nt it????

Always surprising.

Curious said...

"Vaanga co author ayudunga !!" - Indha vambe vendam... Apparum ungaa blog wall le..Rotten eggs and tomatos dhan... Enna kodumai sir idhu maadri irukkum..:P :P

"innoru murai venuma Mumbai poi Jaggu kitte kettutu varalam.
Annachi auto vum ready pannidalam"

Curiously Curious...Adventuriously Curious aaga ready! :D :D Neenga, Andha jaggu...Andha Annachi laam dhan paavam" :P :P

"Pasangalukku kadhai nariya solluven..paavam avanga"
Unga reaction vechi paartha avanga dialogue "Why bloot Same bloot maadri irukkum pola irukku! :)) :))

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Sandhya.
Sandhyaaaa..dont let the cat out of the bag !!
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@curious
//Curiously Curious...Adventuriously Curious aaga ready! :D :D Neenga, Andha jaggu...Andha Annachi laam dhan paavam" :P :P //

Andha avasthaiya vechu oru blog pottudaren..avvalavuthane..nichayam jananga rasippanga

En pasanga enakku kadhai sollaranga( vidaranga !!)..neenga vera

TC
CU

Prats said...

I have feet...both of them...I promise you.

You spooked me royally....Thank god, I put a full stop on my imagination or else combined with yours, we'd both be at pearly gates...

Aarthi said...

It is jus you say 8 facts about u..let us knw more abt u...:)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Prats,
That gives me an idea..why not we call it ..SPOOKY BLOG SOCIETY..
feet..are you sure..please recheck..lol
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Aarthi
Hey..I wanted to keep everything of mine a secret..anyhow just do me a help..why dont you ask me 10 questions and allow me to select..choice like exams.plzzz
Tc
Cu

Pri said...

hmm tht was pretty confusing and spooky too...
hope it is juss fictitious...:)

take care!

Pri said...

by the way...ive tagged u :)
take care
and take it up soon!

seeya!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Pri
How does the photo on my cover page look like..real or fiction..thats been taken by me as I was running down the stairs!!
tc
cu

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Pri
Hey Doc,aarthi just did it..I have a request//post me the questions with the choice say 6 out of 10..too old to think even the questions !!
TC
CU

Nanditha Prabhu said...

hi , thank you for stopping by at my blog site. you have a great blog here. a captivating way of rendering .....your imagination:)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Nanditha Prabhu
Thanks for your visit and encouraging comments.Please do pass by when you have the time
Tc
CU

Joy said...

pullarikka vaichuteenga...simply superb...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Joy
thanks joy..keep coming..I hope it was really so !!
TC
CU

The Artist said...

Do you believe in ghosts? Anyway it was thrilling to read till the end.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@The Artist,
I have an experience of it too...May be I will write about it some other time..Thanks for passing by
TC
CU

Swati said...

a spine chilling post!!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Swati
Hi.Long time since you passed by..Thanks..keep coming
TC
CU

Preethi said...

Hi, You have been tagged.. go to Incessant Musings

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Preethi
Hi..Aarthi just did it..so has Doc Pri..now you..my suggestion is same give me the 10 questions.I will answer..lol..just a request
TC
CU

delphine said...

wwoowww. enjoyed reading...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@delphine
Thanks Doc for passing by.Firsr time I guess.
Please do keep coming.
TC
CU

Jaggu said...

Well I am also called as Jaggu...:))..nice to read the blog...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Jaggu
Thats a good one..Welcome..Hope it didnt sound as your biography..lol..keep passing by
TC
CU

preetilata said...

nice post fren. go thru it in detail aftr my xms.
hey i hv tagged u. c d details from my blog.
tk cr
:) :) :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@preetilata
Thanks for passing by..Good luck for your examas..Bhalo bhabe koro..
Re tags..hmm..Am still waiting for questions!!
TC
CU

Raghavan alias Saravanan M said...

Hello CU,

Its me back again! A pretty different story than your previous ones as the way slightly it differs from the ordinary lifestyle!

Amaanushyamae thaan! I could get your feelings by then! ouch.... :)

As usual a bit of comical statements added a flavour to the masala!

Sorry for the delay as a bit held up with work here! :(

Keep going..

Cheers,
Raghavan alias Saravanan M.

Raghavan alias Saravanan M said...

Namma side la oru story onnu oduthu.. mudinjaa vandhu paarunga ..

http://kavithaikealungal.blogspot.com/2007/11/kanaa-kaanum-kaalangal-2.html

Part 2 has been blogged as such.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Raghavan alias Saravanan M
Vaanga..romba naal aachu indha pakkam vandhu..vandhu oru nottam vidaren unga blog pakkam..vela vetti illama irundha naane busy aagitten,ilam thalaimurai aana neengalam busy a irukkaradhu nalladhu thane
Tc
CU

preetilata said...

thnx. ami bhablo bhabe xm debo. but m not at al prepared re..lol [:)]..btwn do u knw bengali also? woww..

the tag is all abt 8 random facts/habits abt urslf. u cn gt the details from my blog.

bhalo theko
:) :) :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@preetilata
Amaar jonmo kolkatai..st xaviers theke pass korlam..thaar pore bharat dorshon..abaar esho
TC
CU