The Strange Phone Call – #6

“I won’t let you do that… Your enemity is with me not my sister! Leave her… ” 

But before he could complete that , the phone ended. 

I cannot let that happen. She is all I have… ! I cannot even bow down to his demands else many Innocents would be in danger. He thought

He pounded in to blank wall with anger. 

“Uhhh.. that girl! Only she can give me some link! And I can’t even let her be in danger. She is so… ” His eyes softened. “…So beautiful and so.. stupid. Why am I thinking of her .. I need to go and talk to her. I already failed once.. I can’t do any mistakes now. She already messed with my head too much. ”

….

“Mahek? Is everything ok?! ” Her mom was calling her from behind the door.she might have also heard the thudding voice she suppose. 

She was just going to open the door for her, when a strange figure stopped her hands from doing so. He bound her hands in one strong fist and covered her mouth with the other. 

“Don’t scream. I will not do any harm” he whispered in her ear. Mahek struggled for realease as her scream was slienced due to the strong hands. 

“Please don’t scream. I am sorry for this behaviour but please .. listen to me once.. .” 

It was him.. Siddharth. What is he doing now. She was scared.  

“Mahek! ” Is everything okay? Open the door.” Her mother was panicking now. So she agreed not to scream. He let her go.

” Ye..yesss! Mom! I’m good. It was .. umm.. it was a cat! I’m good! ” She tried to say being normal and instantly got embarrassed due to the lame reason.

“Okay.. take care sweetheart” and she went.

“A cat…. Hahahahaha! Seriously? “He was laughing.  She was confused at his reaction. 

“What? ” she tried making sense

“Nothing.. A .. cat? Do I look like a … Cat?! ”  He laughed hysterically.

“Well.. I couldn’t think of any other reason .. but hey.. what are you doing here sitting on my bed and laughing like you own it.”

” Don’t be mortified​” 
“Why am I supposed to feel mortified. I am not.”

“Then what’s that blush on your cheeks?.” 

“What ?!” She got uncomfortable and angry.

He stood up from the bed heading towards her. “This blush…” Slightly brushing his fingers on her cheek causing them to redden more.

“Is it… What I think?” He stared in her eyes.

Mahek was conscious of her existence now. Sweatpants , messed hair and a lame loose tshirt. 

“What?!” She was getting more and more red. 

She snapped him away. 

“What are you here for?! ”

His look got serious. “For my sister..” he sighed. 

“I am sorry for my behaviour last time . But my sister is in serious trouble.. she..”

His phone rang suddenly. He took it.. “No.. stop it.. ok I am coming…” 

“What happened?!” 

“They are going to kill her if I don’t go. I need your help else many Innocents would be in danger..! Trust me! “He said.

“My help ?!” 

“Yes! You are the only link.” 

“What?!” 

Is any new mystery waiting for her.. 

…..to be continued

Life and Death

There I am! Finally…! Getting some peaceful hours today! Life sometimes has its own plans for you and you can’t help but be occupied. Today there is this lazy morning I m getting after a long time.. and so as usual I couldn’t help but write. 
Birthday…The day we are born in to this world.. the day when we first open our eyes and look at the world .. our fate is decided that day. The day a life begins.. it’s journey towards the end begins… Anything that has a life is sure to die. A life is born, it survives the atmosphere… It adapts.. it thrives.. it succeeds … It fails… It ages… And finally the destination.. it ends! 

Why is death so feared then? Why we fear to die? Why we fear someone’s death? We all know in back of our mind that it is going to end someday! 
It is the fear of unknown. It’s like thinking that we are being wise without actually being wise. No one knows what death is like. Those who know are not here to describe.  It could be the best thing happening, instead of the biggest evil that we consider it to be.

We only fear loss of life.. loss of what we have and loss of unfulfilled desires and wishes. We fear what we are going to do if the person is lost forever. We fear the absence of life instead of the presence of death. The boundaries which divides life and death are shadowy and vague, we don’t know where what ends and what begins.. We fear death more than pain. In fact , death is the ultimate medicine of all the pains.

 There won’t be any human that wouldn’t be afraid of death. Any living being is afraid of death. The fear is same as a kid fearing going in to the dark. He has heard tales that evil resides in the dark. He is fearing the unknown in the dark. But as soon as he reaches understanding age it vanishes.So is with us, we fear death when we are young. We fear the loss, we fear the unknown. But as soon as we reach nearer the age, we begin to understand that your life was just a part ,a teeny weeny part in this whole universe. You were just playing your part. Noone else could take your place. You would have affected many lives, you would have ended some hopes, rejuvenated some…But, Death was destined. 

So it’s just matter of time that you understand it. Till than this fear can be redirected in to enjoying your life. Unfulfilled desires, wishes, checklists, etc don’t keep them waiting. Never do that! Get your ass moving! Death is not tragic, but what we let die inside of us while alive is tragic. Fulfill your wishes in this one life, affect the hearts of people in this one life time. So that when you do die, you don’t have to get reincarnated again to fullfil them. 🤣😉😆

A day well spent gives a happy sleep, 

A life well spent gives a happy death

The Strange Phone Call – #4

I and Twisha stood there, completely shocked! Did we do the wrong thing helping that girl? Did we just engaged ourselves in some more big unknown strange problem?

He was not moving now. His look was furious still. He locked the door. 

“Why are you doing this to us?” Twisha yelled in anger.

“We just came here to help you and your sister.”
He stood silent. Ignoring us.

“How can he be evil?” I thought. “His eyes are so pure. How can they be so decieving.?” I sighed. I was in denial. 

“I know you are not bad. I can look it in  your eyes.” I said. He looked at me confused and laughed.

“Oh really?! ” He came awkwardly close to me. Held me by my hairs. “You get all that just from my eyes?! Poor thing.” He was looking straight in my eyes with those blue eyes. “Yes!” I said. And there was a devil laugh. ” You know you are stupid right?! ” He tightened the grip on hairs. “Let me show you something then!” He threatened. ” Stop hurting me! ” I yelled with anger at him. “You have no rights and reasons to do that”

“I don’t need them!” He threatened and put a knife on my throat. 

“Stop , leave her! ” Twisha screamed and tried to release me from his clutches. But he was too strong. He pushed Twisha away with one big bang and she was on the floor. 

“Leave me!” I screamed. I fondled behind me for support. I got a vase instead in my hand. Without any delay, I hit him with the Vase on head forceful enough to make him shout in pain. 

His grip over me loosened and I pushed him hard. He stumbled on the floor with pain. 

“Twisha run!” I yelled at her. She was quick. I fumbled to open the lock. I opened it and I and Twisha quickly ran out of the flat. Not looking back once. In seconds we were in the car and on the roads.

We were frightened. From what just happened. We were In a state where we didn’t know what just happened. There was a silence . It was all just like a bad dream. 

Twisha stopped the car. We caught our breath. Looked back to check. If we were followed. We were frightened to the core. 

“What just happened!? What was all that?! I… I don’t know…What now!? ” I broke down in tears. It was the first time probably I was this frightened in the history of my 25 years of existence. Those eyes with anger and that devil laugh were stuck in my head and ears. I closed my ears tightly in vague attempt to stop it. 

“Everything will be OK now.. we are safe! Don’t worry!” Twisha tried to console me inspite of shaking herself. I could feel the fear in her voice . 

We went back to our home. I was just sitting in the porch near my room. Looking at the moon and Gazing at the stars. Repeating everything that happened that day. I was angry at him. I was hurt. I was heart broken. But why?! I just met him, and he had no Shame in proving himself a monster! Then why was I feeling hurt. His eyes. Those blue eyes. Why were they so innocent then. What was hidden behind it?! Or was I really stupid like he said. He was so close. I could feel his breath. But was it wrong to feel. There was a beep on my cell phone. It was Twisha.

You okay?

I texted back.

Yeah , maybe I won’t be able to sleep today.

Don’t worry it will be all forgotten. Don’t say anything to anyone. I can’t let my parents know about it.

Her parents have been very possessive about her. As she is their only child. If they knew about this , they will not let her out of the house
Yeah. I know. I won’t.

I hate him. I had all the anger in me. I was hurt. What’s happening to me. Why can’t I just forget it… Rather him. Tears rolled out. I was feeling a strange kind of loneliness and fear. Like something just left me.

” Anyways enough of that!” I thought and stood up to go in. 

As soon as I stood up, I heard some noice on the road Infront of my home. I could see the road clearly from the porch of my home. There was nothing except those street lights and a tree behind which I couldn’t see anything. I heard something I know. But I couldn’t see anything. Suddenly I saw something moving behind the tree. I tried to look . There was some person standing out there . He tried to look behind from the tree. I couldn’t see him. He was covered completely in black . His face was covered. There was not enough light . I just could see his figure. He was walking back away. I was frightened as hell. I hurriedly went in. 

Was he him, Siddharth ? What was he again doing there.? Was he stalking me now? Am I in danger? 

to be continued

 

Independence : An issue ?

I recently came across on a post by a friend on street harassment. It’s almost an everyday issue nowadays that girls even ladies or old Grandmas are molested and harrased in our country. May it be anywhere. You are seriously one in a billion lucky if you haven’t gone through any of that. 
I just over heard a conversation today. Two ladies , both of them well educated, well known and respectable in their professions, were talking about some girl 22- 23 years of age.  They were talking about how the girl’s parents are doing the right thing by finding a good match for her at this age. And also how after reaching at the age of 25 a girl starts becoming independent and then it creates a problem to adjust and marry. Hearing them talking like this, kept me pondering about it all day long..

Women empowerment! Many people have been talking about that now a days in India. What is empowerment of women?! In what the empowerment lies?!  Now according to me , creating a society where a women has independence to make her decisions on her own for personal benefits or the society is women empowerment. To most of us this holds true. What is the threat to women empowerment?! Only men?! Hearing the above conversation, no.. men and women equally threatens women empowerment. Any thought that hinders the independence and thoughts of women is a threat to women empowerment. 

Street harrasment, Eve teasing, molestation at work place all are a different aspect altogether. I want to talk about the other part. A girl , since she is born, is constantly fighting for her rights here. Her independence is constantly being controlled, sometimes in the name of protection and sometimes in the name of duties. 

We talk about the things that happens outside on the streets , but hey what about our own people we live in between? Hearing the above ladies talk like this, it occured to me that, why is that so? Why is the independence of girl looked upon that way? Shouldnt she have the call to make decisions about herself? Isn’t she capable? She might want to study further, she might even want to take a job and achieve her goals in life, she even might want to marry and settle down. But hey, it’s her call to make. Why would her independence not lead to a good life to her?

What is wrong with people? Why is that so? After reaching an age of 25, why is every girl’s parents having a line of tension on their forehead? Even if they are at peace , the society don’t let them. Why is a girl burden after 25? Why a father is never at peace when his daughter turns 25?  Why can’t a girl be at peace once she reach 25..? Why can’t she persue her dreams of being free? Why cant she settle down once she feels like?

A girl when given wings can fly like a bird. A girl when given right shoes can explore a path that you’ve never imagined. A girl when given the independence can work wonders! So much things are hyped about women empowerment. Women empowerment doesn’t lay in raising a voice against it lays in respecting a lady, her thoughts, and her independence. If she wants to she will be a home maker , and if she aspires to be a corporate worker she will be that, if she wants to settle she will, be it.. let it be her decisions and only hers. Why has she to look and think about society while making her decisions? Why she fears a constant judging?  If she does what she likes, she has to hear that she is given too much Independence. What is too much Independence? It’s either there or not. There is nothing like too much in it. Tell her when she is wrong . But don’t just pull her down because of what society will think.

Women empowerment will be there only when there would be a change in people’s thought and they will stop idealizing the behaviour of women. Independence of speech, expression, work , breathing, living is a basic right every human is born with. And we deny them to a women in name of customs, protections, duties, respect, fear. 

What if she has her own job? Can pay her own bills? Doesn’t need to depend on anyone else for a living? Has her own dreams? That would make her not worthy to marry or adjust? You know what, it simply means she doesn’t need your money to live with you, she will look upon a healthy relationship and not just a dominance and submission. She will be eligible to take care of her own and would also be able to look upon to world and contribute to its progress.
 A simple change in thought is needed. How is independence of a girl an issue?

Help A little! 

It’s been a week since 2017. Many new resolutions taken. Travel, Bungee jumping, paragliding.. for me more of writing and sketching. In the high of the moment and time , we all think about our personal wishes to be fullfill ed this new year. They are necessary , Yes! They are important in their ways. How else are we gonna live! Lol!

There is one another kind of new resolution I wish to take! To help others the way I can! We are always occupied with ourselves. Our jobs, our family time and our travel. But there are numerous persons we meet each day. Our one kindness can make a difference in others life sometimes. May it be a small worker or CEO of the firm. 

Cultivate the moral of humanity in others too. Yes, we cannot help everyone but everyone can help someone!We think too much and feel too little, more than machinery we need humanity and more than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. 

Have you ever felt hopeless?! Stuck somewhere? Where you just need one hand and it’s not there! Help someone, atleast he will have the hope that the world is yet not empty of goodness! There are many organizations running for helping the one in need. But when every individual will take charge, it would be more beneficial than a single organization trying. Humanity has been long lost these days. Competition, race, achieving goals have made us all selfish and goal oriented. We need to take break and literally learn to be humans in this dog race. 

 I just came across this chain of cafe called “Seva cafe”. “Seva” means volunteering yourself. In this cafe there are no prices in menus, and the check reads Rs. 0 with a foot note ” Your meal was gifted by someone who came before you, to keep the chain alive we invite you to pay for those who dine after you” 

You can visit the site here! And that made all the difference. Try to be helpful! And see the change in your heart and shine in the eyes of the needy! Hope ! my dear, wins every battle. If you cultivate hope in someone’s life there is nothing more meaningful to your life!

Happy helping! 

The Tempted Winter Nights..

In the middle of Winter, 

I at last discovered 

that there was in me ..

An Invincible Summer

Winter have been surprisingly my favourite season of all. Season of Oranges, Pears and Pomogranates. Season of that hour long hot bath. Season of that sip of hot tea! Late night chilling rides and getting cozy under the blankets 😋 

As they say, you need to feel the chill of winters to appreciate the warmth of Summer. But hey! Chilled mornings, silent nights, foggy atmosphere trust me there is no better season then this to get cozy ! Nature lovers, hopeless romantics, solitude seekers.. well people like me always bloom in this season..! 

I Was tempted to go on a freezing night ride today on my two wheeler! Riding amongst the street and people , lost in my own thoughts. 

And there I was tempted after a tiring day to lay on my so called couch, stretching my legs, wearing those cozy looking socks!

Winter.. yey here they are! I m really loving the hot tea, hot hot shower and the cozy  blanket. Tempted to feel the warmth they give!