Sunday, December 28, 2008

TRISHANKU

Its going to be two years dear,whispered Akash into Aparnas ears.

Hmm,thats going to be long time,its going to be one hell, missing you already.

and Akash added::this time communication is going to be diffucult too,I am going up there,where its going to be 24 hours of duty.

You mean facing our neighbours, Aparna asked

Yes hun & its going to be CI,Counter Intelligence & so may have to move across the border too couple of times.

She knew Akash was waiting for an opportunity like this & would have opted for this move.Without him it was going to be tough managing life.Even in Chennai,many a times Chats,SMS,off liners,and rare calls used to keep them going. Such was their situation.Akash was everything to her, always bringing cheer to her.In the same way,Aparna gave so much of balance & solace in the tough life he was leading.

Dhruv was 3 years old and Aparajith just 1. Managing both was fun but demanding,but being a home maker she could handle it well.Akash always encouraged her to do higher studies and perhaps take up a job too. He had very high regard for her capabilities but Aparna was clear ,nothing ,till the younger one was 3 & ready for school.

Akash went off to the border & time started moving at its own pace. So their communication was more of sms & calls rare. Being in operation Akash had strictly told her no calls from her & he would only call.And unfortunately due to the nature of his job,calls were tough to make.

In those rare moments of togetherness on the phone,they just used to pour out. Akash was a very considerate human always giving his ears to Aparna ,listening to all her problems & of course give her enough encouragement to face life.Always his words were soothing & Aparna was relieved of all her tensions by merely talking to him.Their good morning sms with a lot of sweet nothings would run for few pages, if printed.These sms became a sort of addiction & a competition as to who would be the first to send morning sms !

Meanwhile Aparna joined a school as a teacher & Aparajith was enrolled in the same school. Akash was happy for her & was sure this would give her the necessary diversion from the mundane life she was leading.She had also told him of her school being strict & it was no no for mobiles. She would always sms him after return from school, after 4 pm.

It was 230 in the afternoon ,Akash's mobile rang ,call was from Aparna. He didn't pick it up as he was in a meeting. Second time, third time..Akash was worried .School time,still a call from her ! She wouldn't be calling repeatedly unless it was an emergency. He excused himself from the meeting & called back to her phone.

A gruff voice was heard on the other side ::This is Aparna's husband speaking. What the hell you think you are doing man.I will bash you up......

Akash switched off his mobile .Aparna had left behind her mobile that day at home & her hubby had gone through all the sms exchanges..

Akash thought to himself about their relationship..Was it an Oasis in their life or they were just chasing a mirage of happiness....


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79 comments:

Mys Lyke Meeh said...

was he a victim of deception?

Should be lies and deception, ehh?

Nice story!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Mys Lyke Meeh
Welcome here & thanks for the words..Deception ? hmm
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Mys Lyke Meeh said...

Blogroll u okay?

Cheers!

ceedy said...

Am confused...will come back and read it....

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Mys Lyke Meeh
Sure ! Its my pleasure..
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ceedy
ceedy confused !.. Oh no !!
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Renu said...

very interesting, but a little confused, no elaboration for the thoughts of Aparna, no reason for deception given...why is she like that?

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Renu
An age old triangle..Instead of misplaced loveletters( old days ) falling into Hubbys hands,this time its a current day Gizmo of mobile ,with all SMS intact,falling in his hands.
Deception.I dont think so..A lovelesslife leads to this ,I guess
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Renu said...

For me its cheating:), if ur life is loveless, get away, divorce and start a new, but living in a sacred relationship and doing all this is deception:) my point of view:)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Renu
True,more of such situations are happening around..What could be the reason I wonder..Is it the society ?
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Renu said...

yes to a great extent, because we tolerate such behaviour and dont condemn it outrightly:)
In my childhood, I saw that any improper behaviour resulted in sullying the image of a person beyond repair,and people cared for what society thinks of them, so everybody was that extra careful and this is no more now:( since i was brought up with very strong values, I cant ever mix them or dilute them..no never for nothing.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Renu
hmm..so other than society, upbringing too becomes an issue..So can it be attributed to failure of current generation parents too ? Does Technology play a role too,I wonder
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Ziah said...

Interesting couple they are... want to "see" each other infinitely, inspite of the odds, but don't wanna exit their respective convenience arrangements... she: her marriage and her life; he: his job and inertia:)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Ziah
Welcome Ziah ! ages, ages & ages since one heard from you. Hope things are fine!
Life throws up so many different combinations.some very near yet far and some so far but so near...society & environs...Right or wrong,who knows !
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Vidya said...

I liked the twist in the tale. Very melodramatic!

Happy New Year

Vidya

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Vidya
Welcome & Thank You Vidya .
Wish you a Happy New Year

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anits said...

hi CU,
puthandu nal valthukal! valge valemudan!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@anits
Nandri,ungalukkum endhan manamaarnda putthandu vaazhthukkal
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Preetilata【ツ】 said...

awwww cu wat a twist. :P

old wine in a new bottle. so very interesting. :)

bhalo accho to?
nabo barshor subheccha janalam. :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Preetilata【ツ】
Thank you..onek diner pore ele eikhene..Happy New year to you..
bhalo theko
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Keshi said...

Happy New Year CU!

:)

Keshi.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Keshi
Thank You & wish You The Same Keshi

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anits said...

hi CU..puthiya post illaya?

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@anits
Neenga vera,nalla joke pannareenga..post ellam once in blue moon dhan !
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ceedy said...

Ok my bad....now I am not confused....
on the first read I assumed some things and that blurred my understanding....

read it again and agree....in todays life we are wirelessly together but physically apart....and as humans we need the close comfort.....of someone to lean on not just listen and suggest....

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ ceedy
In todays life we need to share our bursting emotions with someone..if its the spouse then its better & if the spouse does not have the time & inclination ..then one drifts to find a shoulder to lean on ,I guess
Is it Right?..hmm God only knows
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ceedy said...

I am not sure if it is right or wrong...

all I feel is that we as humans are made to interact with all our five senses to feel complete

like even the handicapped person finds a way to make other senses stronger when he/she is bereft of one....

same way in the case you mention - there is interaction on a audible level, compassion at a distant, but the feeling of being possessed or to possess, hold to be held, touch to be touched is missing...

dont you think interacting with eyes is much more powerful than exchanging thousand words?

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ ceedy
True. Eyes do speak a thousand words..But I feel a bit of everything is neccy to make a relationship complete.
In most cases one tries to PUSH the spouse to ones point of view rather than giving in,even a bit, to his or hers point. result, we all know leads even to a situation of presumed incompatibility
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Sairekha said...

I think we miss the point. Leaders and spouses should be chosen with utmost deliberation. Else you'll live in a 26/11 world with a marriage like Renu's.

It might be hard to debate of the "morality" of her situation. But its certainly appears she led her husband on, had two kids with him, continues living with him as a "good" wife, while warming the heart and the bed of another man! If one does not have the guts to end a loveless marriage, then all of one's relationships only become "convenience" arangements. No? :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Sairekha

welcome Sairekha

//Leaders and spouses should be chosen with utmost deliberation.//

Point well made,but does it always happen .meaning is there a choice ,for most couples ?

//If one does not have the guts to end a loveless marriage, then all of one's relationships only become "convenience" arangements. No? :)//

Again its true. But how many can end it even if they want. Social pressure ,does it keep the disjointed relationship,joint ?

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Suma said...

love in the texting times? :)

its been quite a long time...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Suma
Welcome back Suma..How was the Hols & Australia
Thats nice coinage Love in texting age..can it be called `LEXT ..lol

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Renu said...

wonder why people feel social pressure for doing the right thing(getting out of a dead relationship) but have qualms or pressure in doing something illegal, illogical and unethical which amounts to cheating?

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Renu
Well said,but why is it not happening in reality..so many dead marriages around..what keeps them

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ceedy said...

@ceedy
You are right about what you say...one can only learn from experience I guess....been there done that :(

plush said...

whoa..good one! comps..u are back! happy new year!!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ceedy
been there..in an Oasis or chasing a mirage..One never knows..Thats life..But life should be having many other options ,to one & all,to keep celebrating, I guess. Some get on with it fast but few get left behind

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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ plush
Ages since you have been here plush !
Welcome.
Belated Wishes from me too,Have a great year ahead
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Keshi said...

Arent we all chasing a Mirage anyways?

HAPPY NEW YEAR CU! :)

Keshi.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Keshi
If everything is a mirage,then what is real and/or reality ?
Welcome and belated wishes for a great year ,Keshi
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Aaarti said...

Interesting twist....
going with the ages i see!! :D
[instead of letters, sms's now..]

m.flowerr said...

nice story.....like i always say, you can start writing a fiction series CU:)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Aaarti
THATS A NICE WAY OF PUTTING IT..THANKS Aaarti
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@m.flowerr
That was a long time since you were here..Welcome
Me &fiction writing..come on dont pull my legs..but nice to hear such words
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anits said...

hi CU,
Ponggal Naal Valthukal!
Valge valemudan!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@anits
Vaazhuthukku nandri..ungalukkum Pongal Vaazhthukkal
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Keshi said...

**If everything is a mirage,then what is real and/or reality ?


good qn. Well everything is a mirage IMO, cos in the end, do we OWN anything? Do we get to take anything/anyone with us? Even our lives are on rent.

tnxx for the NY wishes! :)

Keshi.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Keshi
welcome..if everything is a mirage then why does one live a life ?
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anits said...

taanggel kondattem epdi irunthethe?
:)

tcare

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@anits
Migavum amaidhiyaaga irundhadhu.
Chennai Maarikkondu varugiradhu.Kondaatangal kuraindhu, TV makkalin neratthai eduthhu kondu irukkiradhadhu.
varugai thanda thirku nandri
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bindu said...

Didn't see that ending coming! Good twist in the tale. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@bindu
Thanks for passing by & for your comments.Life is full of unexpected,isnt it ?
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Me... said...

Thanks for looking through my blog :-)

The ending on this one was unexpected. A nice one ofcourse, showing off the currrent difficult times in relationships. Its natural for a person to go looking for solace when things around get difficult and when she got it from a third person, she just leaned on a little. That's all it is i guess.. nothing wrong in having a good close friend and nothing wrong if that person doesnt end up as ur partner in life. Only important thing is to know the value of each of those spl relationships and respect them and communicate about it to the other close ones. If her husband was aware of this friend, then no issues rite? And as long as he reamins as a 'friend"

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Me...
Welcome here..
Relationships are entering complicated terrain.An emotional leaning ,in the real world or in the Virtual world, has become very normal.But the leaning many times becomes a "want". How many are able to keep it Platonic,if at all if one such thing exists! and a spouse not expressing jealousy,outwardly, on one ones "relationship " is again practically non existant.
Where does this leave one ?
Thanks for being here
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Me... said...

:-) may be that's what everyone is looking for .. freedom in thoughts and expressions and then a perfect relationship where nothing worong exists other than love and undeerstanding.. fantasy ofcourse.. but would love it happens for real.:)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Me...
Can they be viewed as emotional Anchors or stablisers ?Everyone needs that isnt it ?
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Abhilasha said...

yea I c this happening so much all around....I think its the constant yearning for more...more love excitement....its never being at peace never achieving a balance

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Abhilasha
Welcome here & thanks for your comments.
Very true isnt it..Peace is lost, finally
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Preetilata【ツ】 said...

Hi CU. whr r u???? :o

i have come here to boss u around so that u update ur blog soon. :x ::x

shubho nobo borsho. khub bhalo theko :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Preetilata【ツ】
Ami thomar commenter jonno wait korchi ,
Thank you for your wishes
khub bhalo theko
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Daisy Blue said...

Good one..expected a different ending though :-)

Daisy Blue said...

Btw Blogrolled you :-)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Daisy Blue
Welcome here. Different ending ?Why dont you share that,it could be more interesting too !
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Daisy Blue
BLOGROLLED ME,TKS..I HOPE I COULD DO THAT TOO
TKS AGAIN
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Priyamvada_K said...

CU,
I read the post with interest, and the comments too. When one is younger, you look at such things as deception. But when one matures, and goes through life, and knows what loneliness is, we appreciate the value of emotional anchors.

In some ways, this is a mirage. But in others, Akash provides for Aparna what her husband cannot - he keeps her grounded and gives her emotional support.

In India especially, we are told marriage is sacrosanct - and a true marriage of minds is. But how many marriages are a true marriage of minds? Should one person slowly die inside if they feel more deeply than the other?

I had written about this a while back in my post Outsourced emotions.

Take care, and here are my belated Pongal wishes, and wishes for a happy 2009!

anbudan,
Priya.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ Priyamvada_K
Welcome Priyamvada.
//and knows what loneliness is//

How true . When some one knows about loneliness, I think he He or she can appreciate the issue.
Very beautiful comment wit a lot of feel in it.
I will be there,reading your post
Tks again for being here,
Priyamvada_K ..Ungalukku vaazhthukkal

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~vagabond~ said...

Why? why do people continue to live in loveless marriages when the love is gone? ...and dont even tell me it's for the kids.
Geez.

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

waaaaaaaaaaaa CU, IF u don't update ami kothay commnt korbo ? :o

n in this post i hv commnted long back on 31st dec.

abar bolchi..... interesting story. i always love to read abt human emotions and ur stories are perfect platforms.

so now u hv got 3 commnts here in. thus update asap. aar kono kotha hobe na, update soon before my net expires.

bhalo theko :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@~vagabond~
I honestly dont know..I feel mostly people try to make the other person understand and HOPE sense will prevail..HOPE is something no human gives up..
Thanks for passing by
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Preetilata【ツ】
Golpo shunthe etho bhalo laagche na ki..Not a prolific thinker or wrtir as you kids are !
Any how will try to engage the gears in my head
Bhalo Theko..Chennai ele dekha koro
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Jaanvi said...

Thanks for visiting my blog... very nicely written...but deception is not clear...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Jaanvi
welcome here..Deception,thats a grey area..so best it remains unclear !!
Thanks for being here
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Keshi said...

cos we believe its not a mirage, when it is. we think we own it, when we dun. cos no one gets to walk out of it ALIVE.

Keshi.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Keshi
Very true,Keshi..not many have walked out alive !and finally mirage is a mirage is a mirage !!
Welcome here after a long time
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Gayatri said...

my god, brilliant story once again!

please sir, just pen down a script and make a movie already! i've told you this time and time again. =)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Gayatri
Welcome & thanks for nice words..
I know you have been telling me,time & again..but what to do..recession seems to be hitting the Producers too...lol
Thanks ma
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venus66 said...

Hi CU, no update?

sulphurdreamz said...

Hmm....nice story. I am not matured enough to comment on the actions of the characters. Were they a victim of their own situation and desires?

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@sulphurdreamz
Situation yes but desires,I think no..When lovelessness creeps into ones life,"taken for granted "situation definitely arises..Superficially the situation looks like drifting to satisfy carnal desires. But I think it is seeking love.Right or wrong,its only a perception .
Thanks for being here,definitely theres is a lot of maturity in your question
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