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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

FLASHBACK…


It was raining heavily; 
Flowers in the pot where struggling in rain to stay still so were Rachitha’s Emotions. Sitting in her cozy room, staring at the rain listening to the melody of the rain, Rachitha could only think about all those days which became memories for her life time.

As Rachitha was sailing in memories her mobile rings pulling her back to reality, the number ringing was not familiar number, As she answed she hears a young man on the other side saying

 “ Hello we are calling from Radio city FM 91, Am I talking to Rachitha?”
“Yes I am Rachitha, how did you get my number”

“Good to talk to you Rachitha!  This is RJ Shekar, one of your friends have given us this number to put you on air.  That’s a beautiful name you have Rachitha, so we have called you to inform that you will be one of the contestant in a little chit chat show which will be aired in next 15 min”
“Oh Shekar… I am really not prepared I I…”
“ Oh Rachitha not to worry you will be comfortable we will make sure of it, thanks we will call you back in ten min”

Surprised shocked and also excited Rachitha decides to go ahead with a new experience. She rehearses to introduce herself and checks her voice by then the same number rings again…

“Hello Rachitha you will be on air now I will introduce you and then on the chat show starts. You will get the flow on the fly not to worry”
“Shekhar, pls patch things up If I mess up”
“Trust me Rachitha, don’t worry”
“Hellooo This RJ Shake shake shekharrrr with you on FM 91!!!! Welcome to your favorite show “FLASHBACK” we have lucky caller Rachita with us today… Hey Rachitha welcome to the show”
“Thanks Shekar”
“Rachita for your understanding and to the dear listeners who have tuned in now, this show FLASHBACK is an half an hour talk, taking you through the beautiful memories of your life and best of those who are aired on the show will be selected end of the month and will be awarded. Dear Listeners welcome again with me your RJ Shekar and Guest Rachitha…lets get started with this beautiful song…”

Song started, Rukhi Rukhi thi zindagi jat se chal padi…hui kushi si dosthi…

                        Rachitha actually did slip into her flashback and could remember Prathap her best friend. She could remember his every words of their 10th standard send off party speech. And she remembered how melodiously he had sung the same song dedicating it to her.

Iyayi yeaah yeh yeah yeahhhhhh…welcome back to FLASH FLASH FLASHBACK with Shekar

“So Rachitha, tell us one thing that you did relate at this very moment when you heard the song”
“Shekhar its pleasure to listen to this song unexpectedly as I very much remember my school days and my best friend Prathap, who used to sing this song either to patch up with me or to impress me”
“Woho Rachitha that’s a wonderful thing to know and now on… this FLASHBACK show will be about Rachitha and Prathap. So Listeners lets listen to more of Rachitha and Prathap after a short break, stay tuned …”

Ads started “AIT Engineering College… Best of research facilities….”
                        Rachitha went blank, nothing beyond this she heard and she was too confused and not understanding herself as to why did she have to take the name of Prathap with whom she had lost touch years back.
She could just not avoid remembering Prathap’s smiling face which was convincing her years back that it was not his dreams to do Engineering and how much she wanted him to take up Engineering and be a successful engineer. She was also very concerned because Prathap was only son for their parents and she did not want him to leave them and go.  He just told “if everybody thinks like this Rachu, no one can achieve their dreams” and so she had understood that for him his dreams were more important.

“Welcome back to show, So Rachita tell us more about Prathap” RJ Shekar’s Voice pulled her back to present situation.
She chuckled and said “ Oh Prathu was very special. He was a leader all throughout. Everybody used to take his help and he was there for everyone he trusted. A Patriot from that age he was a Person to look up to!!! Even today when I am down I hear his warm voice whispering to me as ‘Come on Rachu you can do it’. So that deep was our friendship”
“OMG That’s an excellent memory you have with your best friend and Dear listeners here is a beautiful story of Rachu and Prathu on our Flash back vote in to our number to select them as this month’s winners… Rachu what song can we play for you…”

“Khandon se milthe hain khanden from Lakshya”
As the very inspirational song went on air she remembered her last conversation with her best pal Prathap…
Prathap: Hello Rachu, Hey I am very happy to say I have been selected. I am going to pursue my dream Rachu. This day is very special to me
Rachitha: Prathu are you sure you want to do it? Your Parents are ok with it?
Prathap:  Yes very much ok with it. My mom told that she is very proud that I am going to serve my mother India, my nation, She proudly calls me as Lieutenant Prathap already Rachu
Rachitha: “Prathu I will miss you, but yes as your mom told we are all and will always be proud of you Prathu. Please stay safe and keep in touch”
Prathap:”Rachu I will miss you too dear but see where ever and how ever I am remember that I am protecting my country and many wonderful people like you, love you Rachu all the best dear, BTW will you wait for me to come back? I may even propose you for marriage” Prathap was always prankster with Rachitha….
Rachitha with tears in eyes, her voice dropped she could only manage to say “Shut up Prathu, Bye all the best love you”
Dill Dushman ke hilten hain…. Welcome back RJ Shekar talking to Rachitha

Rachitha was in tears on the other side of phone but how would world see it?
“Rachitha that was wonderful knowing about you and Prathap… So now after so many years how is your friendship with Prathap?”
Wiping off her tears…
“Oh Shekar what to say… Last when I got message from him it was to inform me that he was promoted for his good work as Captain in Indian army. My dear Prathap is today a brave soldier who is protecting all of us. We hardly talk now but the friendship between us keeps us bonded where ever he is at least once in few days he messages me telling he is safe, and every now and then when there is a news on Indian television about terrorist attacks, maoists attacks he make sure somehow he informs me that he is safe and still willing to serve this country. It’s been almost 5yrs I have seen him and heard his voice but I salute to his bravery dedication and Patriotism. Also every time someone speaks low about my country I wish my friend Prathap was around to punch them in their face... Ah I spoke a lot! Thanks for putting me on air Shekar, it was pleasure remembering Prathap and sharing about him with you all…”

 “Excellent Rachitha… we all sincerely salute to your best friend Prathap and to your friendship, let us all pray for good health for all our heroes who are protecting us. Best wishes to Rachitha and Prathap. BTW Rachitha thanks for joining us and here is a surprise for you… Friend who gave your reference is on air now… and wants to talk to you”
Rachitha struggling to guess who it could be was baffled to hear “Hello Rachu, Captain Prathap Simha here…”
Rachitha could hardly talk her tears of happiness had no end… and so was their friendship

---Friendship has no END---
PS: This story is dedicated to my best friend.And all our Heroes who are protecting us and our beautiful country...


39 comments:

Vyshali said...

Lovely narration ramya.......
I got so emotional reading the sequence......
Hats off to you.....
And Good Luck to your best friend.....

Jenny said...

Lovel Lovely narration Ramya! The radio songs apt for the moment(and yes you remebered how the songs started and ended) and how Rachitha goes back into time, when the ad play along.
I actually pictured here, answering shekar's questions and going back in time when the song and the ads played.

What an tribute to your best friend! Kudos. How proud and lucky she must be :-)

Yamini said...

Its very toucy Ramya.. very well written... Lovely full of emotion :))

Ramya said...

@Vsyhali: Thanks a lot ri :D how nice of you that read the post as soon as I have posted and also you are commenting on it :D Thanks for your encouragement ri Vyshali you keep me going!

Ramya said...

@Jenny: Thanks a lot dear I going on vacation from tomo will be returning on monday :D no access to emails so :D thought should leave something on my blog for a happy exciting monday :D so wrote in hurry was not sure how you all will like it :D

Now I am super excited :D that you liked it, Thanks a lot Dear. will pass on your wishes to my best friend He will be very happy.

Ramya said...

@Yamini: Thanks a tons sweety :D

KParthasarathi said...

Hey Ramya,that was a fabulous end to the great story.What a fine surprise!!I see a great competitor in you.Beautifully written.

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

Salute those great soldiers who face the attacks and fear nothing to keep us all safe. Very well penned. I love the way the story flowed.

Ash said...

simply beautiful.... what a lovely, lovely ending!!

santhu said...

I will tell you,
I was not reading this.
it was as if I am watching a movie!!
Superb narration!!

Ramya said...

@Ashwini: Yes I heartily salute to those dedicated people. Thanks for your encouragement...

@Ash: oh is it you liked the ending :D Thanks dear

@Santhu: Ri i am very happy I hoped that readers will visualize as they read, I guess I have achieved at an extent :D thanks for your encouragement :D

Sowmya said...

Superb Kano Rammu..
As someone rightly said..It was like watching a movie..Keep rocking writing such beautiful blogs

gopinath said...

Lovely written as some one already said we were visualising it as we are reading the blog...it needs a great gift and skill to write such blogs with so ease...it was wonderful....just keep the flow ..... Anything written for the soldiers is a tribute to them for their sacrifices....enjoy your vacation...I hope u get lot of comments when u read your blog comments...

Swetha said...

Life is full of surprises so is dis story :) lovely ramya

nagarathna rajarama said...

baari chanaagittu ramya :)

Bikramjit said...

Indeed mam, Lovely article and as you said hats ot those who keep awake so we can sleep peacefully.

All the best to you friend ..

loved the songs .. straight from the heart post ..

Bikram's

Raj said...

That was simply brilliant Ramya. Such an emotional story and told so beautifully. I simply can’t express enough as to how good a story this is. You brought tears in my eyes. And a big salute to all those great men who protect our country every single moment.

Rahul Bhatia said...

A beautiful post Ramya and someone who has spent a good part of life donning a uniform, it feels great that there are people like you who take pride in them! A big thanks:)

Ranjana said...

Bang on Sis!!.. Vinay Vinay was on my mind... Hats off to the heroes protecting our Nation and to the heroine behind this writeup... :)

šēţħũ said...

Mind Blowing..!!! as simple as that :-)

Sujatha Sathya said...

this was a delight to read ... very nicely put together and connected to your snaps from your trip

M in love said...

what a beautiful post.. I had goosebumps by the end of it..not just because I feel deeply about the soldiers who sacrifice so much for the country but also because I salute the bravery of their soulmates.. :)

M in love said...

what a beautiful post.. I had goosebumps by the end of it..not just because I feel deeply about the soldiers who sacrifice so much for the country but also because I salute the bravery of their soulmates.. :)

Ramya said...

@Sowmya: thanks a lot dear you have been mine constant reader ;) you commenting is like awarding me :D

@Swetha: Thanks dear :) yeah life is full of Surprises

@Chikki: :) Thanks chikkiiiiii :D

Ramya said...

@Gopi: Yes Gopi I am really very happy to see so many friends expressing their view :D. Yeah all these are nothing for the amount of sacrifices they have and are doing to us :D

Ramya said...

@Bikramjit: oh very nice thought Bikram "those who keep awake so we can sleep peacefully. " Very true :D yes its straight from heart post :D thanks for recognizing it :D

Ramya said...

@Raj: Really did this touch you so much? thanks a lot Raj for your encouragement :D yeah me too have deep connect with such people the only way I can show my tribute is by creating awareness about them in which ever ways possible by me :D

Ramya said...

@Rahul sir: A Big Salute to you and people like you who are ready to sacrifice everything for us. A very small tribute to all of them. Thanks a lot for your encouragement.

Ramya said...

@Ranju: Thanks sweety, yes he will be our hero forever :D

@Sethu: Thaaaaaaaaaank you :D

@Sujatha: Heyyyyyyyyyyaaaaaa you are back, thanks a lot dear for coming back :D

Ramya said...

@M: Ah!!! yes dear its their soulmates and their family we need to be more thankful to. Hats off to them!

Anonymous said...

Hey Ramya,

I am falling short of words and dumbstruck at this point in time and don't know how to thank you. When we chatted the other day and when you said you want to write a blog for me and asked me to contribute for it and told me you would kick me if I dint, I was never serious, also never really expected something would come up so suddenly.. It was a surprise for me. It was an awesome story, and the way you built it was just amazing.

I was always telling you way back in high school, that you should become a lawyer seeing of your debating skills, now I feel you could become one of the best writers.. You are the best Ramya, and thnx a lot once again, no words of mine can actually convey my happiness, no words are enough to convey my thanks to you but yeah, I can do one thing for sure to thank you, tell me when are we meeting, I'll prepare myself and get ready to take the kick... :), for I truly deserve the kick, not coz I dint reply but coz in spite of not replying you dedicated such a lovely story for me :)

Ramya said...

Hey Anony ;) Thanks tons you make us proud everyday and this little dedication for you :)

and I will treasure this comment forever :D thanks a lot you and our highschool days are the best memories I have :D

Ash said...

Hi Ramya, I have tagged you in my latest post. Do check it out here :)

Ashwini C N said...

Very well narrated. Loved the write up. Very touching. ;-)

Ramya said...

@Ash: Thanks a lot dear will surely take this project up :D but just give me sometime :D stuck with life!!! Thanks again for considering dear :D

@Ashwini: :DThanks a lot :D

Cartic said...

Liked the theme of a Radio show and the climax! Well narrated!!

Ramya said...

@Cartic: Hey thanks very much for coming back to read my old posts :D

DEBAJYOTI said...

wow, this is such a lovely story! you write exceptionally well! a big thank you to your friend and all those who are protecting our country!

Nilanjana Bose said...

Very moving tribute, Ramya. And best wishes to your fauji friend...may he keep his country safe and come back safe always to his family.