A world waiting to be explored

Time Travel

At some point of time or the other in our lives, all of us must have thought about having a time machine. What if we could back in time and change things that we felt should not have happened, or just witness certain things in past, may be just being an invisible person and watching around everything like a wandering soul. What if we could just go ahead in the future and see what lies there. All these questions which seem so strikingly fascinating make a time machine all so desirous.

If a time machine was ever possible, I would have visited the future not to unravel what it has in store for me, that perhaps would make life less magical, less mystical, instead I would visit it to witness the end of the world, that day in 2012 when it is presumed to be scheduled. I’ll rather just be there to witness the hysteria all around, to see what I’ll be doing then in the final few hours. Will the world really come to an end, and if yes, how?

It would be interesting to observe how everything would change for that one final day. The doomsday would be the only day money would be powerless, and would be there for the taking, there won’t be any fear of burglary and theft. Sleep, one of the most priceless assets would not be pursued, for everyone is going to be asleep in a few while. When breaking a window pane won’t call for a repair and when eating and drinking won’t be as much fun as they are deemed to be.

To see all this happen would be interesting for sure, but what would be more interesting would be to sight that the end did that was vouched for did not happen. There would be ruckus for sure. All the actions in the preceding two hours might just have to be regretted, a shopkeeper might regret giving all its goods for free to everyone as the world was supposed to end. A thief might regret a chance that he let go by just because he knew the end was here. Merely, a thought is exciting enough.

Another reason that calls for a peak into the future might be the advent of robots and machinization. Though we have had TV shows and cartoons giving glimpses about how the future might be shaped up for us, but to actually be in a world where we have everything at our command with a tinge of perfection would be inexplicable.

If destiny may have it, we might just get to see a time machine as the next big thing in the world of innovation. Though from a superficial point of view, it sounds amazingly fantastic, but then everything in life comes with its own terms and conditions. There might be a cost to pay for fast forwarding to the future that we might have to pay. To live it with an element of uncanniness is something that was chosen, and to not fiddle with it might well perhaps be the finest things to do.

But then who knows we all might have come here in this generation through a time machine only, perhaps, we don’t realize it. Ponder over it, for it might just be the case.

20 things you should not miss in your lives: Part 2 (21-40)

After the response  20 things you should not miss in your lives got, it became almost imperative for me to write 21-40 things that should not be missed. It was just a matter of time that I make up my mind to write it. As a result, here I am giving you my next post. Without wasting any further time and flexing of your muscles, I would straight away get going with the post.

21. Stay awake for a few days at stretch. This works good in a few ways. You'll lose your health and gain people who care for you. And you will never feel that life can't be challenging.

22. Never tell all your secrets to people. There should be somethings only between you and yourself. They will remain with you always.

23. Take blame for a misdeed you haven't done. It's not always a Hi-Hello that starts friendships, gestures also do!

24. Date yourself. Go for a movie alone, then lunch, an evening stroll and then dinner. Being self-dependent need not always be on monetary terms.

25. Call random numbers and blurt out things randomly. They would mind but it's ok, they would smile thinking about it later. So, worth doing it anyways!

26. Make sure that atleast one of your teachers know you well enough, though the reason may not always be good. I say that because when you decide to visit your school/college after 10 years, you would have a reason to look up a face there, and all they are gonna remember about you would be that you were their student, good or bad won't matter then.

27. Call a radio station once and dedicate a song to your loved one. Your small gestures mean may be the world to someone.

28. Spend one full day honestly. Even if that means paying a hefty amount for a minor breach of traffic rule, or telling your parents that you got drunk last night. You would get into trouble and might even feel like not doing this, but you'll be at a different level, believe me!

29. List down all your desires and give that paper to your best critic. The rest would be history.

30. Smile at strangers. Some of them would give obnoxious looks, some would just move away, but there would be some who would just smile back.

31. Imitate people around you, crack jokes on them, write about their antics, draw a funny sketch of them, create a parody about them. Not only is this fun, but you might accidentally meet the artist in you.

32. Break into your friend's house silently at night to give them a surprise. Doesn't matter if you get caught or not, you would have a feeling of content that you followed your heart and did not worry about society nuances.

33. Irritate people and then laugh at them. They won't hit you anyways.

34. Always be well aware of your dreams and fantasies. And keep them separate. They are our best companions at different times.

35. Create a fake account on Facebook/Gmail, not with any evil intentions, but with a motto to explore the different kinds of people. Chat about anything to them, since they don't know of your identity, you can say anything without bothering much.

36. Watch a sport you hate the most. It's never too late before you start to live.

37. In extreme anger, just tear off a notebook of yours. This would not only help to alleviate your anger but when you are out of your anger phase, you would realize that anger only breaks things that you later cannot make.

38. Wake up one morning and book tickets for your friends and yourself to a hill station, all by yourself. Some of your friends would refuse, you might also incur monetary loss, but some would agree and you would have the time of your life. Money would not seem as much then!

39. Abuse, use slangs, experience the side of yourself, you hate, or you thought never existed.

40. Hate mistakes, but don't hate the defaulters. If they knew it was a mistake, they might not have done it. Spare a thought before you act. Life allows you that much time.

Yes, this 40th point does mark the ending of the post. I must confess these posts take longer time than usual, for me atleast. I hope this one is also worth it as the previous two:  20 things you should not miss in your lives and  25 things worth experiencing

Life is all about making most of the moments we have lying here and there.

I dream about.....A moment lost in time

The boy told me that it was the usual way he has been spending his days ever since he can remember. Deep inside, I knew that line pricked me, and it made me restless of not having enough potential to help him in any way. Kunal, the boy, I happened to meet accidentally as the park used to fall in the way of my destination. And I could almost find him doing something or the other which did not make any sense to me. 

Being from a poor family, his parents could not even afford enough money to educate him. But there was something uncanny about the attitude Kunal used to carry with himself. If I am to be believed, his attitude was the only thing he had. It was a God-gifted one.

Unlike his elder brother, he would never go begging in front of people, even if it meant no bread at the end of the day. Initially, I would not talk to him, and shy away from the incredulous shabbiness he carried with himself. But with a joyous aroma that he used to create, everyone on the way used to share a laugh or two with him.

That day when I was not in a hurry, I decided to look at his antics from a distance. It was something different that day. He was not the usual bubble of joy, he used to be everyday. He was searching for something. 

I wanted to know what was he upto. As I moved closer to him, he took notice of me and was back to his normal bubbly self (which I used to witness everyday) in a jiffy. From our past interactions, I knew he was the kind who would not even have sympathy for charity. Thus, that sudden act of change was expected. I queried him with what he was doing. Initially reluctant, later he replied that this was what he has been doing ever since he can remember. What followed was a chat which I can perhaps never forget. Each word that he spoke hurled questions at me. I left with ample food for thought with me.

On repeated poking of what he was doing in the park, Kunal told me that he was searching for something. Searching for a moment lost in time. He told me that they once had all the basic amenities to sustain life with, and he also used to go to school, but then during an earthquake, they lost everything. Their family moved to city in search of setting up a world of their own, but everything failed weirdly.

From then, Kunal used to come everyday to the park and search for those short-lived yet happy but lost moments. His story not only gave me jitters but also made me realize how crucial can memories be when you are caught up with solitude and helplessness from all sides. The intensity of his words was noticeable when he said I have only one dream, I dream about those moments lost in time.

I could not get past the thoughts of that encounter with Kunal as those words were still striking me back and forth. I don't know how many times in future I am gonna meet Kunal, and for how long, but for the memories he has given me, I would always be thankful, simultaneously, awe-inspired by the uncanny attitude and would never let those moments dissolve in time.

P.S: This post is an entry at Blogjunta Dreams Contest to be judged by Jyoti Arora, author of Dream's Sake

Thank God, it happened!

For some heavenly reason, it was raining mercilessly from the time I had woken up in the morning. I was hopping between the window-side and the balcony of my house for the past 1 hour, it was 6 now. Yes, I had gotten up at 5, perhaps by the sound of the rain. I was hoping against hope for the rainfall to cease knowing that even if it did, me reaching college was next to impossible. After having realized that it was going to be a day at home, I moved inside with dropped shoulders (going to college was something I simply loved!).

With such a start to the day, I had almost figured out what a day it was gonna be. Exams were nowhere in the vicinity of time, so picking up course books was beyond the bounds of imagination. Neither did I have any novel, the newspaper wasn't available that day, and I was sick of watching stuff which self-proclaim them to be entertaining.

I tried doing things that didn't make any sense but sufficed for killing time, but at the end they were good for nothing as I had a good 12-15 hours to bypass and sleep had decided to pen down a whole new tale of betrayal with me.

I did not realize but after the initial phase of boredom was over, the day started to flow at an easy pace. The distinctly evident rainbow in the sky and the strands of mild sunlight showing up on the floor through window and door were pleasant and nearly perfect. I could hear a song playing in the background, almost.

And those tears flowing out were a clear sign of a person breaking down to no one else but himself. They were sign of a human being breaking down just for the sake of holding up tears for perhaps, too long. Those tears meant a lot, specially when you know what it meant to cry without having to answer any questions and without owing any awkward explanations to anyone. And without the rainfall could actually stop, it had started again.

Before I came to terms with actually I passed by, I realized that I have had one of the most awesome instances of my life. Yes, crying did give me a comfort, which I never thought it could ever. The very embrace of those droplets on my hand were warm enough to get out the frustration and the feeling of holding up all that while. Then I knew why that feeling of angst was arising time and again when I was forced to spend a day at home, alone!

I wish there are more such days once in a while, or rather some extra minutes in a day to retrospect, love and meet yourself. That day I met myself, after quite a while. Trust me, it was completely my pleasure! J

It is worth it, absolutely! Before you head towards this phase of your life, "Years will pass...We'll let days go by...sitting in an office cabin...sometimes our heart may even cry... We had a choice...We chose listening to the brain... Now We have made a living but only have memories down the lane..."

So, When do you know it's Love?

 It has been long that this thought has cropped up in my mind and it has happened time and again. So, this would be one of those posts that I used to write in my initial blogging days. Thoughtful and delightful, atleast that is how I see them. Cutting short the build-up I would rather directly jump to my fodder for thought and also the inspiration fro writing this one because the next post would now be atleast 15-20 days later.

Love and friendship, two of the most vital things for existence form the backbone of this post. Without an iota of doubt, I pen down that love is amongst the most difficult things to comprehend, and is often mistaken. 

The cases of infatuation being mistaken as love are umpteen and I believe that it happens with everyone. It happened with me as well. Infact, I would put it as the influence of Bollywood on me that I failed to look at things in a practical way and fell with the heavenly aura, our cinemas have created. But soon after I realized what love is.

What I see love as, may not conform with the universal definition, but I have seen enough to believe that this is what it actually is. This is where I think  Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na  plays a very pivotal role in refining my thoughts. The tagline of the movie which reads "So when do you know it's love" explains nearly everything if one is left to ponder over it.

There is a very fine line between friendship and love and when friendship transforms to love is not known. Falling in love is not a decision that we make but rather a phenomena that takes place no matter how opposed we are to it. Having said that, I would also want to say nobody is opposed to falling in love, it's just the mnemonic that has got negatively stereotyped. If the word "friendship" is replaced with "love" from tomorrow, we would have around thousand cases everyday of people "falling in friendship" with each other.

I have heard enough talks about my link-ups with my best friend and the only thing I thought at it was yes, we are linked, so what? Linked by heart, linked by trust. But does that make us any different than we are. Or merely, a different tag to friendship would be interesting?

With everyone talking about Keep it Simple Silly the whole idea seems to have got lost and it has become more of a cool one liner. Had it not been so, I am sure the world would not have so much trouble figuring out what love is. 

Nothing about love is pre-decided and everything about it is pre-planned. 
You would never have to make effort to fall in love or find love, it would happen to you, naturally, and trust me, you would love it then. Till then, cherish friendship, it's gonna be with you almost as long as you can think.

Life in the Metro

Though the title of the post has striking resemblance to Life in a Metro, but this post is far more important for me to write. For those living in Delhi, they would understand the importance of Delhi Metro, which evidently has made it possible to reach nearly every nook and corner of the Capital. But what holds more importance here is the crowd, the general public, the loyal commuters, who travel everyday and in essence they are the ones who make Delhi Metro all the more happening.

Some 5 years have passed that I have been travelling via Metro, and still when I board the metro every morning, I can see instances which do not fail to amuse and irritate me. I am yet to comprehend what makes people break all bounds of sanity when it comes to vouching for a seat. I wonder if a seat makes that much difference to a politician. One can easily observe a terrible failure of decorum, and notably, the people who pretend to be "so sophisticated" self degrade themselves to the standards of dogs within seconds!

Having spent so much time travelling, I can now retrospect and I realize that Rajiv Chowk still remains the most crowd pulling station. Jokes apart, I realize that in between these journeys were hidden small yet important lessons of life. 
I remember the days when metro stopped in between the journey and I had no option but to wait. Those were the days which taught me that there would be situations when nothing could be done and they are best solved by being patient.
That day when the curly-haired kid was trying to fiddle with my newspaper, was when I realized what innocence is in its purest form and how we start off before becoming what we never intended to.
The way she smiled looking at me were signs of succumbing to gestures that go directly to the heart.

While guys are still pissed off on the concept of a ladies coach, girls continue to feel the need of an extra ladies coach in a 6 coach metro. People continue to talk loudly on the phone as the announcement persists, "Metro me gaana bajana mana hai!"
Each day, each journey in the metro has a thousand stories to say, some moments infuriate me and to some moments my heart holds on, lil quarrels continue to continue as life in the metro goes on....

20 things you should not miss in your lives

I believe when you get to live once, you must do things that give you immense pleasure. However, I do understand that different people find joy in different things, but here is a list that enlists things that everyone would love to do.

1. Bunk school once because this is one thing which seems such a herculean task to do. Though I never bunked school, but I don't really regret doing this.

2. Cheating in exams. Yes, doing something stealthily is always something that humans love.

3. Flirting with the opposite sex. There is no point regretting it later (for not pursuing this course of action) or wishing for it at a later age.

4. Study all night. Yes, I know most of you won't be expecting this but I believe this is something worth doing. It's a different experience altogether. When you sit back and retrospect, it feels great that you underwent such a  phase. It acts as a source of inspiration as well, at times!

5. Jump, hop, sing and dance in the rain. There are somethings money can't buy.

6. Do something that sets you apart. Be it as small a thing as a weird different hair cut. Go on, dare to be different. People will laugh, but they won't remember it all their lives.

7. Make mistakes, do blunders, break things at your home and at others, all this teaches you life. You experience and you learn.

8. Propose the one you love. Please do this even if scares the wit out of you. There is no better feeling than having that special one.

9. Get late for college. Rush, fall, bang into people. These are necessary appendages, I feel. Memories remain, time flies.

10. Stay away from your home during your education at least once. It teaches you stuff you think aren't necessary. It makes you miss your parents.

11. Write a love letter. Even if you don't deliver it, write one and keep it with you. And if you plan to deliver it, then keep a copy of it with yourself. No matter what happens, it vows to grow old with you. Sweet.

12. Do things you are scared of, at least once. Fight your fear and then feel the sense of accomplishment.

13. Trust at least one person blindly. Even if the person betrays you, there would be someone to heal you out. Life is all about counting beautiful moments.

14. Exchange roles with your best friend (preferably opposite sex) for one day. Try living life their way. Trust me, you'll respect them more.

15. Watch a late night movie at a multiplex with your friends. If its a horror movie, then I am sure you would remember it as the time of your life.

16. Score pathetically in a test that won't matter according to you. By the reaction of your batch mates, you would get to know how people think of you academically. 

17. Argue with your teacher. It would earn you less marks but......well I really don't have reasons why you should do so. Some things are beyond description. Caution: Don't do this very often.

18. Go for some adventure sport. Sky diving, bungee jumping, cliff jumping, rock climbing, rafting, anything. Just feel the beauty of nature, admire it, live it!

19. Collate all the money you have earned and spend it all in one go. Live your craziest and wildest dream. Parents are always there to support you and you would earn it back soon.

20. Lastly, cherish the joy of falling in friendship.

When we grow 65 years old and are lying on the hospital bed, we should not be awaiting death, instead there should be happy tears in our eyes and a flashback of all such moments in front of our eyes and a heavenly voice would then be softly murmuring in our ears, "Yes dear, you did not disappoint me, you lived the gift I gave you."

P.S: If you loved this post, you would love to read this as well.

Part 15: That one night hacked several lives..!!

All the previous chapters can be read here..

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Damn it!!

What? What did he say Shreya?

I don't exactly know what the complete thing is all about, but Karan surely does not want you to face the heat.

Are you serious? Why would he not want that?

Well those things are a bit inconsequential right now. Let me tell you why you coming in between all this mess was so much needed for Shireen to be safe.

Rahul, Isha and Sameer stand stiff at their places as Shreya continues to speak.

I got to know about all this when Rajiv called me in his cabin that day. When I entered his cabin, he had a mail open on his laptop screen. For some reason, he chose to show it to me. I did not understand it completely then but the deal between Karan and Rajiv which was yet to be finalized was in its initial stages.
Gradually, I understood why I was given so may appraisals and so much favoritism, and why I was told about that deal. Rajiv loved me, he told me another day and what followed were a series of forced involvement with him, physically!
I don't know when I also got involved but one day when I saw that he included your name also in that list along with Kenny and Shireen, something was piercing me inside out. It was a self-realization, a self check of sorts. I realized that how worse matters were starting to get. A few days later, I got to know that my life has been curtailed for some diving reason. My doctor told me that I am not gonna live much. That day was the one which fuelled me to give my everything that I have to save you and Shireen.

Sameer moved closer to Shreya as she tried to control the emotional outburst.

Shreya continued.....

It was only in the morning that I got to know that Karan would not want Sameer to be involved in this chaos. Though Rajiv was insanely stubborn to not get you sign the deal, I was trying whatever I could to find you and make you sign this one.

Rahul and Isha left as Isha had to reach home before her parents got up. Shreya and Sameer kept checking their mailbox for any further proceedings on the issue.

What followed were a sequence of mails between Rajiv and Karan about Sameer sending confirmation about his presence in the deal. Rajiv kept calling Shreya while she chose not to talk. The darkest hours of her life were perhaps dying out. By involving Sameer in the deal, she did actually save Shireen and Sameer.

Soon after a few days, it was announced that Rajiv has resigned from the company and they had a new director!
Yes, Karan, it was. Shreya and Sameer left the company. Shreya rather wanted to live her last few days, with her close friends, Rahul, Isha, and.......Sameer!!!!

None of them ever got to know why did Karan not want to find Sameer in any sort of unfavourable circumstances. Why Sameer left the organization also remained a mystery to all in the office.

How could just one night change scenarios and lives and people and their perspective towards everything.

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Part 14: The most important call

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Tears trickled down Sameer's eyes as he turned away from the laptop screen. If the earlier days and nights were not enough, then this was something. Things seemed much more murkier than what he thought initially while Rahul was trying to digest everything that he had just witnessed, Isha seemed to be in trance for the past 4 hours. But wait, it was 2.40 am already with only 20 minutes to go.

Perhaps, silence ruled that night as each of them found it extremely hard to say anything. Sensing the uneasiness, Shreya yet again broke the silence pointing to the laptop notifying everyone about the time left to 3.

But what would happen if I don't sign it before 3. I mean why is there a time bound?

Nothing will happen to you Sameer.


Yes Sameer, you were never at any sort of risk. You were always safe.

Sameer looked on in distrust as the night continued to baffle him with all the possible feelings of betrayal, hatred, love, friendship, care, dishonesty and what not. Rahul and Isha were equally perplexed. For them, it was a night when every single word uttered was seemingly indicating of happenings from a different world altogether.

Then why all this chaos? Those mails, this pressure of signing?

It's because of Shireen, Sameer. She is the one who would be at the receiving end of it all. You, Kenny and Shireen did this project, and by crook, you three would be made to sign the project which would give the land on which our company is, to Karan. Karan, in turn would obviously fire everyone and avail his own advantage. The blame of all this would fall on the three of you.
The catch here is that Kenny being a close friend of Karan would escape. And midway, Karan and Rajiv knew that you know all the happenings as you have hacked Rajiv's profile, so they made sure that whatever happens, Shireen would be targeted.
C'mon Sameer, just 5 minutes left. Send in the final project details with your signature. Shireen might have already sent it. If you don't it would be fairly easy for Rajiv and Karan to mess away with Shireen.

Sameer hurries as the clock ticks on. 

Done!! Now tell me Shreya, does my signing it, not leave me in the center of all the mess along with Shireen.

Don't worry Sameer. Rajiv and Karan don't know yet that I am with you. They'll bank on whatever I tell them. Wait, I have the most important phone call in my life to make.


Hi Rajiv.

Hey Shreya, what's wrong with this idiot. He has signed and sent in his confirmation of the final project report. Did you not tell him that he is not required?

Did he actually send it? Is he mad, I thought almost convinced him.

Yeah, that fool has now made matters a lil difficult for Karan. Sameer is a much bigger fool than I thought him to be.

Well, what would happen now?

I don't know. Perhaps, Karan would get onto my head now. He told me that Sameer shall not be into it.

What? Then why did you involve him at all?

Because I wanted him to be in a mess. It was beacuse of him that I have not been getting my expected bonuses. Any client who comes wants to talk to Sameer. I was mocked at a few meetings. All beacuse of that bastard who did not care to defend me and instead go with the right prospective solution. I was defamed because of him, time and again. All I care now, is to ruin that guy's life.

Well, I don't really know what to say Rajiv.

Yeah, by virtue of what he has done, now I would be dragged into unnecessary cloud of dirt and mess, Karan would create now. Shireen might just be able to escape in case......

In case? In case what, Rajiv?

Nothing. let me think of something, talk to you later.

to be continued...

The last chapter- Part 15: That one night hacked several lives..!!

Part 13: Prelude to the unprecedented

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Rahul and Isha exchanged glances, curious to know what made Sameer hostile to a friend he trusted a lot.
Sameer realizing that turned back to them.

I know you both must be wondering how come Shreya be involved in all this. I also learnt about it in the afternoon only. When I went to office today, I asked Shreya to come with me and I was all determined to tell her about the whole issue but when I told her that I had hacked Rajiv's profile, her immediate reaction was what shocked me and the rest was easy to decipher! Claiming instantly "what mails did you read", was sufficient enough for me to know that she is conscious of the mails hurling across, even without me mentioning the same!

Rahul and Isha were left startled as Sameer asked them both to accompany him as they set out towards Shreya's place to find out the real time happenings and for having a clearer view of everything.

Hi Shreya, Rahul here. We are coming to your place, Sameer is with us.

What? Now?

Yes, Shreya, you know it's important, we need his signature, right?

Yeah, but I have used his digital signature, I hacked his password. And I did sent the mail to Rajiv and Karan. He is out of danger now.

I wish I was, Shreya, open the bloody door!


Yes, open the door now, we need to clarify a certain things.

Shreya opens the door as the 3 of them enter.

Sameer, are you ok?

Shreya, why did you do it to me?


You were a friend to me, perhaps the only friend whom I trusted in office. I never thought you and Rajiv would be the ones trying to knock me off. Why Shreya, why?

Sameer, please sit, I think you need some rest, you are tired.

Shuttttt uuuuuppppppppppppp!!!!! You thought I would never get to know of it!!!! Who do you think I am, a fool, an emotional idiot who would keep himself slaved to all the ill you do to him. What the helllll did I do wrong to you?????

Rahul and Isha try to placate by separating the two as Sameer's pitch increased!

Shreya sat down crying as Sameer infuriated further. It was an awkward situation where the three of them were waiting for Shreya to reveal the reason. That 5-minute silence was perhaps the kind, one would never want to witness. One could sense the anxiety in the air till the time the unwanted silence was broken as Shreya moved towards her laptop.

Impatient and infuriated, Sameer turned away from Shreya, in disgust thumping his feet on the floor. Shreya continued working on the laptop as Rahul and Isha watched on. As Sameer's patience ran out of fuel, he moved to see what was Shreya up to and his heart skipped a beat when he saw the screen.

Hi Shreya,

I did not had the courage to tell you this when you asked me if there is anything serious or not. May be because for the first time in my professional career my heart was prevailing over my mind. I forgot that I am a doctor first and a friend later. I know I should have told you this much earlier, but even that would not have made much difference. But today after you left, I thought over it and realized that you deserve to know about it. Shreya, there isn't much time left. I feel half-dead when I say this but you need to know that these 4 months are the final days...........................

Dr. Rajat Vivek

A tear trickled down Sameer's eyes as Shreya broke the silence.

Sameer, I am not against you, I can never be. Do as I say Sameer even if it appears insane to you, trust me, there is some good in it. A dying person would never lie.

to be continued.....

Next chapter- Part 14: The most important call

Part 12: Sameer sets the ball rolling

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He was done with what he intended to do except for one thing.

Task1: Meeting Kenny and Shireen and telling them about it.
Task 2: Dropping a mail to Rajiv informing the same.
Task 3: Informing Shreya
 and asking for her guidance for the further proceedings.
Task 4: Final nail in the coffin!

Life had become harsh for him for some unknown reason. The tale of betrayals had become too much for him to feel hurt now. he moved out of the office building well before much people could notice. He now knew that he is officially out of the project by virtue of his hacking skills!

Knowing what Kenny and Shireen might have to face, Sameer set himself out not telling them anything about it, who knows they may be the ones keeping an eye on Sameer.

Sameer found it hard to control his tears no matter how hard Isha tried. Those tears were clogged inside for God-knows how long. Meanwhile, Rahul continued exploring the laptop. 
Can I have the internet data card Sameer?

What happened Rahul, what are you doing?

Just sending a mail to Shreya about what to do next.

What? Are you crazy? Don't you dare tell her anything, it is because of her that I am in so much trouble.

Rahul and Isha exclaimed in unison, being dumbstruck by what Sameer said.

Yes guys, you have heard it right. I don't know if Karan is also involved or not, but surely Shreya is the person who has screwed me behind the mask of friendship. I don't know why she did it, nor am I ever gonna ask her.

What happened Sameer? She has been really helping her all this while.

Rahul, you know what, if she has been helping you then it just means that she has made sure that matters become worse for me. She is doing all that just to know about my where-abouts. Perhaps, that is why, she has asked both of you to find me out.

Damn it! Sameer you need to know a very important thing man. She knows your mail-id and password by virtue of the hacking skills you told her.

What the hell? That means I am not yet out of the deal. I am sure she is gonna use by digital signature. Damn it, I'll be screwed badly! Wait, what all did Shreya tell you. I am sure her version of the story would be much more distraught, much more skewed?

Rahul and Isha brief Sameer about what they have been told by Shreya and Sameer soon figures out what he suspected. Shreya did actually tell the exact opposite of what was the truth indeed!

Damn! That is what I feared, she told you guys and framed according to what she wants. And wait, did she not mention Kenny anywhere in all this?

No, she didn't!

There you are, these guys are all working for Karan. Rajiv, Kenny and Shreya. These were the eyes that e-mail talked about.

What's the truth, Sameer?

Nothing guys, I see it all clear now. Karan thinks I don't know about Shreya being with them and would do as Shreya wants me. It's perhaps my turn to call the lights now.
Give me the laptop before she could put it to any misuse. She perhaps does not know that when it comes to hacking, she just isn't there!

to be continued..

Next : Part 13: Prelude to the unprecedented

Part 11: Final nail in the coffin, nailed!

Link to previous parts here : 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10


Sameer is stopped by those harsh words and a strong grip of the hand. Sameer retaliates and pushes Rahul away.

Go to hell man! 

Sameer lashes out at Rahul and walks down a few steps before sitting on the stones, as Rahul and Isha look on. Rahul and Isha move towards their mentally arrested friend.

Sameer, are you ok?

Yes Isha, I am fine.

Dude, listen, we both are with you. You need not worry.

Sameer tries to hide his face as tears become too hot to handle. Isha tries to pacify him as Rahul opens the laptop to see the clock ticking towards 3 am, with only 1 hour more to go.!


Sameer stays back as Shreya goes on to her cabin. After having a smoke and thinking about his further course of action, he also moves in.

He moved to his table and took out the same piece of paper to cross out the tasks performed.

Task1: Meeting Kenny and Shireen and telling them about it. 

Task 2: Dropping a mail to Rajiv informing the same.

Task 3: Informing Shreya and asking for her guidance for the further proceedings.

Task 4: Final nail in the coffin!

Sameer looked at the paper. By then, he knew Rajiv would have received the mail that he sent minutes ago. It was time for his next course of action and probably the last. It was then that Sameer received a mail.

Hi Sameer,

The final draft is almost done, we needed to ask if anything else required to be done. The final timeline has been pre-poned to 3 am tonight which has been told to us as a strict deadline by Rajiv. He has asked us to sign it and give our affirmation that this is the best possible solution to the case in point! Me and Kenny wanted to just have a little discussion about the same. Can we please meet in the meeting room?


It appeared as if running from it won't help as the same thing was following Sameer on its own. But why did Rajiv not reply to his mail in which he even mentioned about resigning from the job but did reply to Shireen's mail. Perhaps, in the past 24 hours, Sameer was over thinking every thing, or may be, there was a reason to it all.

Kenny, Shireen and Sameer assemble in the meeting room, for what was according to them the last time together!

Yup, tell me guys!

Sameer, we are having a few issues with the final report, but what is perturbing us is the fact that you have suddenly decided to leave this and then there is a mail from Rajiv stating that we need to finalize this deal by 3 am. We perhaps don't know how to react to this?

See Shireen, I don't really know why has Rajiv preponed it, but what I do know is that I am not a part of it. I would say this to be more of a coincidence rather than a bad omen. So, don't worry guys, go ahead with this!
And I have to rush guys, catch  you both later!

Sameer goes to his desk to see a mail. Mails were all he was fiddling with for the past 24 hours.

Dear Sameer, 

I find this absolutely ridiculous to see you pulling out of this project at the end moment. I would suggest you to go ahead with this, and support Kenny and Shireen. Feel free to talk to me, but as of now, you are on this project.


Sameer's all plans were playing down on him, as he hacked into Rajiv's profile yet again, this time in the office hours itself. He knew Rajiv won't accept his backing out of the deal, so he opened Rajiv's mailbox and sent a mail to himself accepting the same. Sameer was on his way now. He did delete the sent mails.

to be continued...

Next : Part 12: Sameer sets the ball rolling

Part 10: The swings of time and parallels with destiny

The previous chapters, a must go before moving on to this once.
here are the previous ones -> 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9

Did you say Karan?

Yes Sameer, you have heard it right, Karan it is. Things are mightily ugly Sameer, you know only half the story.

What's wrong Sameer, tell me.

Shreya, you know what, I never thought my commitment, my dedication would be put to such misuse. I feel like stabbed.

What? Are you mad, what makes you talk like this?

The night.


Let me tell you the entire thing. Yesterday, it got a bit too late while working. I was tired and decided to take a break from work. As usual my mind diverted, as always, towards hacking. Unintentionally, I hacked Rajiv's profile and....

And then what Sameer? What mails did u read?

Nothing much, just that there is a project coming up very soon. It is a project that I have been waiting for, but Rajiv is gonna give that project to someone else, because he feels that I get way too engrossed in my work, and the project needs open-minded thinking.

That's really unfair, shall I talk to him and tell him that you are the best guy to do this project?

No, chuck it for now, let him make the announcement, I will myself talk to him after that.

Hmm, ok, if you say so. Let's go now otherwise Rajiv is again gonna say stuff in his fake UK accent.

Both of them laugh as Sameer says,"Ok then, you proceed to work, I got a call to make, catch you soon dear."

Guys, I know Shireen and Kenny would have to face it, the responsibility of ruining lives by going along with this project, but then I can't destruct myself knowingly!
That night when I read those mails, I had almost lost myself. I don't know what the two of you and the rest of my colleagues would think of me, but I am not the person you knew, not the person you befriended!

Sameer, it's not that ways, you can't run away man! We need you, Shireen needs you!

Listen, the two of you. If you are so willing to help Shireen and whosoever involved in this, take my laptop, it has all the necessary details, go on and help them out. But just get the hell out of here, either, let me go.

Sameer pushes them as Rahul gets hold off his hand and pulls him.

Listen mate, this is not how things gonna work out!

to be continued....
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