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Feb 16, 2009


Feb 13th when the clock had just ticked 23:57, Akhil called up to wish me Happy Birthday. He sure flagged off a day that held so much for me, now when I look back.

Turning 25 makes people think differently about various things. But a sad feeling of growing older is one commonality in all this variety.

Well, it was definitely memorable as it turned out for me.

Birthdays are usually meant to be memorable and eventful in some way or another. However over the last few years (can't remember since when), one thing I absolutely cherish about my birthday is the fact that Mom wakes me up with a kiss on my foreheadJ and dad always manages to wish and shake hands when I'm still not completely awake.

Thinking about the proceedings of the day, wondering what made it memorable, let me take you back to Thursday, Feb 12th.

I get this stupendously written e-mail from a lady 'Neeta Parikh', about how she found my profile online and how she just couldn't keep herself from writing in to me. Some 3-4 mails exchanged and I was up and running, psyching myself to believe that I would soon be rendezvousing with the chic girl.

The mails written to me in this regard seemed so genuine and I thought the fallacy of blind dating, might after all be not really false. If it was only the mails, then the conversation would've never grown, the g-chat session proved a winner for the connivers.

The stage was set for a show down on 15th Feb, the Sunday over Thursday's chat session just before the EOD. Friday created new tensions for Neeta Parikh, which made it difficult for her to meet me on Sunday, and she advanced the meeting to Saturday the 14th February. Like anybody who would have fallen for smooth talk/chat, I did too and agreed to spend some time on my Birthday. 

Also the picture helped them in a really big way for their plot.

Considering the fact that Neeta who was doing her fulltime MBA from NY, originally from Indore, vacationing in Bangalore staying at Koramangala, FORUM Mall was mutually agreed upon as the place where we would meet. How considerate I was … sob sob :( !!!

Panning back to the day, answering wishes on phone, and in parallel storing all the contacts on my cell phone was the order of the day. Of course I was majorly helped by my Laptop, which had the recently synched version of the whole contact list from my stolen N72 phone.

By 2PM I reached Forum and waited for her to show up in front of McDonald's as decided, show up … well the girl in the center didn't, these all sure did. 

The main conspirers in bold, and the rest able accomplices!

From L to R: Yogi, Sangeeta, Umashankar,Shweta, Adarsh and Vinay. 


What followed next is anybody's guess. At 25 years and 14 hours, i was bakra :P

Would love to thank each one of you who made my day so special! I guess Valentine's Day for people like me; will always be this way with so many beautiful people around.

Cheers

Sanju

11 comments:

Nona said...

Happy B'day (belated).
Dangerous friends, man! :) They sure know how to get you rolling. he he he.

Sinchana said...

Indeed a memorable B'Day.. :-)as quoted by Vinay in the mail...

Sanju said...

@Nona, Thanks. They are dangerous, but they also know that the wheel rotates :)

mukund said...

Dude @ 25 this trap is the easy to plan and easier to fall. At 34, even the most wise ones,,,,, :)
Anyways, you must be glad to have friends who care for you!!

Vidya said...

Did you forget to mention about the wise minister who asked you to beware getting fooled? ;-)

Sanju said...

@Sinchana, you bet it was :)

@Mukund, Seriously that was the feeling I was going through after it all ended. Feels special to have friends like these. We shall talk about the incident at 34, offline :)

@Vidya, Yes I forgot mentioning about the wise people who sounded warnings to me. I'm like a king who decided by heart rather than mind :-), hence conveniently ignored what the wise people said.

Btw, Guys she is the minister whose words I didn't consider.

The Muser said...

ha ha!! good trick they have played on u :D and u actually fell for it...was actually wondering abt your status msg the other day on facebook....now i get it :D

Sanju said...

@Muser, I din't have a reason not to believe. :P

Shweta said...

Dear Sanjay,

Much thanx fr bestowing all praises. I've flown back to states. it waz nice knowing yu. While yu did well in rolling, I too waz nt far behind. With an exception that yu rolled over (as-in-your-words) 'hot' neeta's pic and I rolled laughing over gtalking with yu from neeta's account.
I raise a toast! In proud fulfillment of a great noble plot.

Warm regards,
Neeta ;)

shilpa said...

ha ha ha....really creative thing done by ur friends...i shud say...din expect...i almost thought tht chic was crazy over u..ha ha

Sanju said...

@Shweta, Cheers it is!!!

@Shilpa, She would have been, had she been real.