Sunday, April 23, 2006

My friend "Nawab"

To You My Friend.........


I would like to take you through the life line of my friend, code name "Nawab". He is one of the best friends I ever had. One of the most prominent features of Nawab is that he loves to fall into troubles. He never invites it, but the trouble keeps on following him.

I met this guy first in my PG college. The day I met him I never had a good impression of him in my first meeting with him. But I never new what clicked between us and now we are inseparable. The chemistry we had was magnificent, all the batchmates were amazed by the understanding we both had. There were several attempts to break all these equations but thank god it all failed.

Nawab has got very peculiar nature and that is why I like him. This can't be expressed in words , sentences or paragraphs, but I like him. He can be at any time very moody, very short tempered, very short sighted and extremely lavish and all of sudden he is like very sincere, a great thinker and a perfect investor. His persona keeps me confused most of the time I met him. He is all together a new man each time I meet him. Although now a days we are unable to meet face to face regularly, but we still keep in touch over phone (I must admit a large portion of my cellphone bills are his courtesy).

I would write on things which relates to both of us and so would not like to peep into his past life. Once we started together our lives at college in second semester, we took very short time to get accustomed with each other. We were able to feel each other's mind even without being told anything about that. He was far better in using this technology than myself and still is.

A girl came to his life in college (which I was suspicious about but came to know just few months ago) which changed his life forever. Since she was also a friend of mine I never got any clear cut indication that some thing is brewing between them. He joined some computer classes where she was already a registered student.

He always kept this a secret and I am also amazed how I never could smell that! Now I feel that if I was aware of all the things that time, hopefully they both must had been together till date. I sometimes take my inability to come to a conclusion responsible for the break up they had finally. Now they are separated but I know that she has now become a part of his life which can't be thrown out of life so easily.....

During the end of college years Nawab's sister got married and she got shifted from their home town to her husband's place. I still feel I missed the marriage of my sister as I was not able to attend the one of the happiest times of my friend and his family.

This also transformed the life of Nawab, as he was left alone at his home town with no family members and with lots and lots of friends. Some of them were good and some not so good. It was a turning point for him also as he has to face the real world on his own. He joined a college as a teacher and tried to take his life on tracks. For a few days everything went on smooth, he purchased a bike on his own. He was very happy when he informed me about his new passion, his bike.

Then all of sudden he disappeared, I lost contact with him. And he never contacted me. All of sudden I felt like having lost one of my body part. I was addicted to hearing him every day. I don't know why he did all this but those days were very hard for me also , since I was looking for a job and one of my best friend disappeared. He changed his contact numbers, my all efforts to catch him failed.

After few months he gave me a very shocking news about didi. Afterward things kept on deteriorating. He has to shell apart a huge amount of money, he left his job and was very depressed. This continued for around six months. Meanwhile I got my current job and started my life again. I tried to convince him to come over here and start from scratch, to which he agreed after a very hard pushing from me (and I think from his ex-friend).

He came here, got a job with a call center within a week (from his experiences I got a true insight of the life at call center). Although he was with a very good call center, I know he will never be happy over there and same happened. Because for a person with such a fluctuating and mystic personality, it was next to impossible to face all the discrimination he faced at his job (for cast, gender and religion). He finally decided to move out and I am thankful to god again that he has got a good job now. And that too with one of the best companies in IT industry (he has to sit at home for one month, that too without any salary)..

This situation reminds me of a song (which is incidentally his dialer tone now a days)...

Ajnabi shahar ke ajnabi raste, meri tanhayee par muskurate rahe.....

Main bahut door tak youn hi chalta raha, main bahut door tak youn hi chalta raha,

Tum bahut der tak yaad aate rahe........

To be continued.........

NAWAB Continued...

I am back with an update on my friend... he is back and is in sync with me. But again in some problem as usual (as I said he has got an affinity for problems). But still I am happy that I got him back. Little more toughened , little more purified, little more sanitized and lot more rock solid. He had learnt a lot from LIFE again and now he's evolving as an expert day by day. For me he will always be the same guy whom I met first few years back despite of all the evolutions he is or will undergo.

1 comment:

RJ said...

Interesting anecdotes /stories!