Tuesday, October 28

Shouted Aloud... :)

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“Beep Beep”

The mobile screamed continuously. He tried to avoid the voice, no noise. But every three four minutes his mobile was crying for attention.

It was a very day yesterday for him. Long hours of grueling meetings and talks with clients had actually made him exhausted. And after coming home also he had to work till the wee hours of the day. For the first time he felt a day is made of 50 hours. Every minute he was longing for a relaxation from the schedules, hit the bed and sleep to glory. And finally when he did sleep at 6 am he had decided not to get up from the bed, the whole day.

Half asleep his hand searched for the mobile. Grasping it, he pulled back his hands under the comforts of the blanket. Laziness was at the heights. He didn’t feel like opening his eyes. He just clasped his hands lay over here. It was then when the mobile cried again. Fuming anger and frustration made him grip the mobile tighter. It was a Herculean task to open his eyes. That is when he realized there is nothing more heavily than them. He checked the mobile screen where an alert was waiting for him reading “23 messages unread: Read now?”

What the Fuck? 23 messages! What the hell happened to all? He slowly lay on his back. Adjusted his pillows to give his head a support; Surfed through the messages. Some read

Now what to do? Will have to reply everyone, 23 replies? Will type one single message and send it to many at a go. Hah! Thanks to all those technological advances Nokia is bringing, he thought.
He got up from his bed and headed to the bathroom. In three minutes he came out with a toothbrush in his mouth. The foam of the paste was slowly finding ways outside his mouth. He switched on his laptop lying down on the bed. He was expecting an important mail from one of his customer with whom he is trying to expand his business. 115 mails in the inbox! He was just shocked. It was just some 6 hours back he had cleared his entire inbox. 12 hours and 115 mails and that too on a holiday! Freak! He searched for the customer’s mail. It was somewhere lost in the heap of ‘deewali greetings’ messages. He got up and went on to the terrace.

The whole city was decorated with lighting..!! He checked his watch. It was almost 7 pm in the evening. One deewali is almost over. He looked at the skies. Even the Gods were celebrating it seems; Clear sky with streaks of long thin clouds. All were glittering reddish, as if retired-for-the-day Sun had illuminated them. Lots of birds were flying here and there and lots of crackers too illuminated the sky. He felt relaxed.

Each and every street was illuminated. Flashy dancing lights were on their best. Only smiles and happiness floated in the air.
He stood there. Something started flashing in front of eyes. 23 Messages…115 Mails… Oh No! I need to reply to them, he thought. The day is getting to over and I can’t give an excuse of work and sleep to these people who cared to message or mail on this occasion. But, How? He was clueless. He wished there will be some technology by which he can just shout the greetings and it will be delivered to everyone he loves and cares about. Just some satellite connectivity which will capture his words and safely deliver to his dear ones.
He smiled at himself for his weird thoughts. He turned back to get the laptop. Just for a moment he felt his legs not allowing getting back. He stopped trying and then came to the edge of balcony. With all his energy, with all his care, with all his love and with all his power he screamed aloud

HAPPY DEEWALI DEAR FAMILY ! !
HAPPY DEEWALI DEAR FRIENDS ! !

His blood veins had almost popped out from his neck. His face turned blood red. His eyes sparkled. He looked around. A small smile bloomed over his face. He looked into the vast sky imagining some satellite capturing his waves and delivering it to his dear one!!

He again shouted
HAPPY DEEWALI TO ALL..!!!!

The sound waves echoed throughout..!

81 comments:

Sachin Garg said...

wow!
Do check out my similar attempt (not this good though) at story writing.
:)

•♥•♥[V]♥•♥• said...

happy diwali to him too

take care

Priyanka Mehta. said...

cool post ...wishin u avery happy diwlai..

Hemanth Potluri said...

man i posted something similar ..wow...i to shouted Happy Diwali mate rock on :)..

urs..hemu..

dilmainhainpyar said...

hey vinayak....
happy diwali to u and ur family....

the post is really a simple yet different one.... all the posts i read so far on the eve of DIWALI were reading abt lights, lamps, crackers etc..... but urs was siply different....

this is not only ur(the I in the poem) but also for many others in the world.... and i think it will be the same for everyone in the near future......

once again....HAPY DIWALI....PLAY SAFE AND BE CAREFUL....

RiverSoul said...

Happy Diwali to u , brother!!
:)

RiverSoul said...

Happy Diwali to u , brother!!
:)

Thoorika said...

hmmmm.. nice one.. even I feel doing the same one sometimes.. Anyway, Happy Diwali !!

CяŷştąŁ said...

Happy Diwali to you too,Vinz :))
Cute story :P

Phoenix said...

whoa! really nice....


wishing you and your family a really happy diwali :)i know i already wished you but still ....

Priya Joyce said...

hehe tats the best way ..to wish..lol

Chriz said...

beep beep.. i thought it was some swear word... happy diwali bro

Arv said...

Nice one mate... Hope you had a good deepavali mate :)

Cheers...

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

sahi mein It's realy scary to get all those scary mesages..and worst part is u need to reply :P

i hope u had a fun diwali... :)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@sachin,

thanks for your visit..
i will come down to urs tooto check your post you were mentioning....!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@vicky

thnaks mate..

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@priyanka,

thanks for dropping by..keep visiting..thanks for the wishes..

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@hemanth

yeah i saw that one..
thnx for the wishes mate..!!

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@yamini,

thnx friend...
hope u had a great deewali..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@riversoul,

thank u man...
great to see u over here...

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@thoorika...

thanks for the wishes..
and thanks for the comments...

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@ayushi,

thanks friend...
that was actually a real story..

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@phoenix,

thanks friend...
yeah i know, we keep on wishing each other here and there..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@priya joyce,

the easiest way too..
;)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@chriz,

that was..the ringtone for message..it cant be published over here..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@arv,

yeah..had a good one..!!
Hope over there u can still celebrate in a great way..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@daydreamer,

deewali with family..always fun, right..

:)

Kiran Sawhney said...

Nice one...Happy Diwali to you too

Trinaa said...

arrey niiiiice :)
happy diwali to u too! :)

Bhai with Chai said...

how cute! :)

peter said...

u have been awarded ..collect it :D

david santos said...

happy diwali for you and for your Family.
I love your work. Excellent creations!!!
Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

hey.. really liked d story a lot.
wish u too a very hppy diwali

ceedy said...

You almost created a pressure situation to busrt like a cracker ;)

happy diwali :)

Heart'n'Soul said...

ah wt a way to say it... ekdum vinu style mein - LOL

HAPPY DIWALI DA
hope u had fun

Keshi said...

Beautiful post Vinu!

Real LIGHTS live in the LIVE CONNECTIONS we hv with ppl.

Happy Diwali to ya!


Keshi.

Meghna said...

Innovative... unique...cute...sweet...HAPPY DIWALI bro :)

BTW, also read DOCTOR>COM!!! Had a nice laugh:P

Swats said...

hey hw do u manage 2 write so well..plz write more often..
shubh diwali :)

vimmuuu said...

I liked your post, but I felt I wouldve liked it more if you wudve kept the diwali thng as a suspense and revealed it at the end shouting "Happy Diwali"; just an opinion.

Pri said...

goes to the rooftop and screams "WIIIIIISSSSSHHH UUUUU THEEEE SAAAAMMMMEEEE" :p

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@kiran,

thanks...
:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@trina,

:)
thanks ..!!

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@bhai with chai,


thanks friend...!!

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@peter,

thanks peter...u are go kind to award me..!!

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@david,

thanks for dropping by..
and thanks for all your wishes..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@preetilata,

great you liked the story..
thanks.>!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@ceedy,

:)
thats how deewali should be, right..?

;)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@Divya,

yeah, a total fun..
thanks for your wishes..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@keshi,

Thanks keshi...nicely quoted..!!
how true ur statement is...totally agreeing to the point..
I hope to keep all connections LIVE and make all my lights ON..

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@meghna,

Thank u..thank u..thank u..
hope u had a great fun (on deewali holidays..)...!

:)

Think Tank said...

lazy dog...was dat u? ;)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@swats,

do I..?
thanks for the compliments..!!
i wish i can entertain my readers more frequently...but time constraints kill my passion...

i will genuinely try, friend..!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@vimal dost,

i started to write this stuff keeping that in mind..infact thats why my title didnt speak anything of deewali...

but alas, it turned out to be like this..i gave a second thought too to give another ending..but my mind didnt help me write anything good..!!

thanks for the opinion..!!
that can be augmenting my improvements, definitely..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@pri

:)
that was a nice comment..!!
thanks for the visit..and wishes..!!

:)

Keshi said...

I hv no doubts at all Vinu. Cos ur an 'enlightened' person by nature.

Hv a good one!

Keshi.

mayz said...

ah very nicely said dude...
hope u had a great diwali :)

ceedy said...

Not only diwali...

our life shld be like that

we came with a whimper - lets go out with a bang!

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@keshi,

:)
you always make me smile..

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@mayz,

:)
thanks man..yeah had a blast..!!

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@ceedy,

yeah, very well said...
these festivals are forreminding this very fact to us..!!

:)

Vinod R Iyer said...

I saw the silence in the streets... The artificial diwali celebrations of the NRIs .. And I shouted to myself on mute .. Happy Diwali .. Different style..But same result I guess..

Hope u had a blast too..

Reeta said...

Happy Diwali to him... Hey vinu u must try ur hand at some script writing for movies!!

CяŷştąŁ said...

Come give your share on my latest post,bro..

Devika said...

You a 'mighty malayalee'??? ;-))

what work are you talking here....spy work?? because heard these days terrorists are using Nokia messages to their links across the world..

and Keralites are badly caught in the international network...

btw, Actor Vivek who did interview with Abdul Kalaam on Diwali is your cousin? --he was also honest with his work..what a work to do on a Diwali afternoon

anyway...
WISH A B'LATED DIWALI GREETINGS!!!
TO ALL HERE..

come -- Certain Kind of woman has a new one..perhaps your kind..not sure, but i think so ;-)) you will anyway now how men/women behave in love

call your friends as well okay..Keshi and me are used to tresspassing..so i'll invite her here...she is a great person with lot of contacts, i heard...

Wishes!
devika

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@vinod,

yeah...i can understand ur feeling machu...!!
:)

no wonder i received ur greetings..!!the satellite works it seems..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@reeta,

:)
oh god...u mean i sound hardcore bollywood slang..!!??

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@devika,

yeah..'a mighty hardcore malayalee' by heart...!!
but did u guess it from my writings..??

i know..what to do..even gods own country guys are into devil's garage..!!

thanks for the wishes, though 'belated'

and yeah certainly, i already read ur post..will comment soon...

:)

Alok said...

:)
That was a sweet description.

Well, even though Diwali's gone, Happy Diwali to you!

P.S. The piece could do better without the grammatical errors, though.

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@alok,

yeah man.
i am aware of my shortcomings...
will definitely work on that..!!

:)

Dawn....सेहर said...

Happy DIwali dear...an awesome post I must say :)
Hope you had a great time
Cheers dear

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@dawn,

thank you friend...
yeah, had a great time for definite..

cheers..!!
:)

Devika said...

hi Vinu!

DJ's corridor has one more blog..the Soc-Pol blog...
i presnted KG's My Countrymen there..

but sad, none except Deeper Deep (deepsat as you might know him) came ...

where are my countrymen, My God?

wishes!
devika

Cess said...

Nice way to introduce Deewali!!! ;)

Priya Joyce said...

hey I have written abt u in ma 50th post...do chk tat out

rantravereflect/ jane said...

wowwww :) niceeee way of wishing everyone :)
lovedddd the shouting the greetings from the rooftops!!
HAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEE DIWALI!

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@devika,

yeah friend..i willdropping by..

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@cess,

thnx...

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@priya joyce,

that was very kind of you, friend..
thank you..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@jane,

Dank U friend..
Hope u had a great time..!!

:)

WarmSunshine said...

Awww this one's so sweet Vinu :)

Cess said...

hey Vinzzzz where have u been, u disappears, been 2 months now :( what s up wid u? any new stories coming up soon? :)
tc
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