Monday, January 3, 2011

A train journey with Roomie!

Girl : Randeep, Do you know one thing?
Me : ?
Girl : You know what is the best comfort on earth?
Me : ?
Girl : The one you didn't have it yet. Woman.
Me : !
Girl : And you will never have it.

[Was she cursing me? something broken to pieces inside me when I heard it. Like a glass broken into thousand pieces. But I never tried to rearrange it and show her I can be thousand times better. I never felt a need for one. My friends and work kept me from loneliness. But last few weeks I've been missing something. That's why I said yes when Nibul gave this idea.]

Railway stations are very Romantic place, ain't them? We were coming back to Trissur from Ernamkulam after submitting some documents for Nibul's Dubai Transit Visa. It was at south railway station we spotted her. She was in a blue jeans and well, I forgot about the tshirt. It wasn't her dress that grabbed the attention but her shoes. A new pair for blue shoes. Like the ones boys wear. And her brown colored bag on which something was written. I don't remember that too.

She was tall. May be a five feet five inches, fair. She had a mole on the left of her nose near the eye and that will be the first thing you'll notice when you look at her.

We left her and went to buy some books. Bought one Tehelka which was featuring some Tiger issue[Good one to kill time re]. Then we returned to train and was looking for the seats, we saw her sitting alone in a sleeper berth near the window.

We[Me and Nibul ] looked each other and saw the same light in each others' eyes. We got into her compartment and headed to her.

Me :  Is there anybody here?
She : !@$%^ [Not audible]

Me :  [Repeating again]
She : I don't know. [it followed a smile.]

I sat opposite to her and Nibul near the window on the side berth and started reading Tehelka like a nerd.
I was thinking what to do. At that time I got a message. It was from Nibul. It started as this.

Nibul : Start "Mission Chick"  5minutes after the train starts!

When I was reading it one man who seemed to be on early forties came and sat between me and her right opposite of her. He was on his Lungi[Dhoti]. So now two lower berths. On one she was sitting near the window. On the other one Lungi man sitting opposite to her near the window and me on the other end of same berth with him. And Nibul sitting and reading Tehelka on the side berth. Time went on. I replied Nibul.

Me : This guy is oola[Dummo]. That will give us a way. Lets start.

Nibul : "I'm very bad at it. Pediya["m afraid].And I don't like the Mundu[Lungi] guy sitting next to u, he is Sheen's[one of our classmate. known critic!] bigger copy, and he expecting touchings from her? So u start, I'll support after I gain confidence.

I was thinking how to start. She was on phone. Earphones on. Last I found an idea. Ask where are these folks going. I started with the Mundu guy.

Me : Chetten engotta? [Where are you going]
Mundan : Palakkad.

me : [looking at her] Engotta?  
she : Took off the earphones and gestured "what?"
me : engotta pokunne? [Where are you going? ]
she : Bangalore. And she put the earphones back.

Me messaged to Nibul: If this mundu guy was not here, we could make it a heaven. And you, fatass, where were the support u promised. Fag**

Nibul : My support comes only after I "gain" about 60% confidence! Right now I have only 15% confi, and the mundu guy made me nervous. You have made a very good start! I never expected that!! Seriously! very good roomie!Good going! Cmon, will support you in short time. u can manage it.

I waited for a second chance. And she seemed to be very busy with mob. Nibul was buried deep under the Tiger feature. Dumbass. I got bored.

Me to her:  Are you studying there? in Bangalore?

she : No. I'm going for an interview.
I gave her a thumbs up.
She : Thank u

me: which company? 
she : [Told some company name.I didn't get it]

Me : What didya study? Engineer?
she : No. I studied Mass communication. 

me : here in ernamkulam?
she : No. In Hyderabad.

Me : Parents are working there? In Hyderabad?
she : No I went there for studying this.
me : woow. cool.

me : sorry. didn't ask you name.
she : Suman

Me : Where you are going to stay? In Bangalore.
she gave us a weired look

Me : I'm also working there in Bangalore. That's why asked.
she : J.P Nagar.

Me :That's close. I'm in BTM.
she : yeah. 
She put the earphones back. And looked out through the window. Time passed. I messaged Nibul.

Me : I don't think she'll hung up that call and if she do, I'm sure she'll keep that earphones on. So stop dreaming and think of ******. All the best.

Nibul : :) Ok. But if she does, you have a great chance. We are doing good. u r doing excellent! all the best roomie! All the best. you are good at this. Never expected 7/10.
Reading it I cursed myself for being his roommate for the last 3 years. Time went on. Stations passed. I felt sleepy.

Me : K. Fatass. I'm stopping it. U are a ****head. And she shows least interest in talking. Help Tigers. Screw yourself.

Nibul : Yes. Thank you! u attack her. I'll rescue her. I'll be the hero, U be the Villain. Who later turns to be  the hero's roomie and best friend, and very later be her BF!

I wanted to kill him. I looked at him. He remind me of the main character in Ice age anim. Thats how I managed it.

Nibul : This Mundu guy is trying to show his *** to her. Kallan. 
I noticed it. He was arranging his Mundu often. Revealing whatever inside. Knowingly or not!

At this time, the mundu guy started talking to her. It was about to reach thrissur. I got another sms.
Nibul : Haha the mundan will kill her after we get out! she will be praying for someone sensible to get in from thrissur. 

Train reached thrissur. I didn't want to say even bye to her. What kinda girl is this? Didn't even ask our names. That time Nibul stood up and told her.

Okie, All the best. [that's the only words came out from his mouth during the trip.]

me too: yeah all the best.
We got out of it and I was shouting at him, the train started moving. And her window came near us as we where walking along with it. She saw us and she smiled.

After one hour while I was in bus on my way home I got a message from Nibul. Which was sent one hour before. It said

"Don't forget to say bye and happy journey to her".


  1. Im still telling you roomie!
    U r good at this!

    Never expected u (a psycho) to talk even in a mildly 'friendly' way with the fairer sex!

    I certify that u have improved your GPA (Girl Progression Aggregate) from 3.2/10 to

    ...n yeah! I remember u noticing the chick's chappals and yelling out something about her fashion choice , right behind her dad!

  2. Haven't i told u atleast a thousand times before. U wont find a girl in ur life :p

    Anyways all the very best for trying :p

  3. hmm.... trains and girls... romantic indeed... as proven by Gautham Menon, Before Sunrise... and countless other movies, i guess?

    and i think a lot of us have story (or stories) of such journeys


  4. So nice,love the narration style..too good.

  5. @ Nibul
    Roomieee.. I miss u :(

    @ Hasif
    Asooya. Kusumbu. Poda. :P

  6. @ Pratheek
    You must have many. I know. Share them :)

    @ Deepa
    Thank you :)

  7. Wow!!!…. really good , specially the narration…. :)

  8. @ Vijendra
    Thank you :) Have fun.


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