Yes! All happened in hurry!

For a moment Sam was totally at sea!
The boy was crying frantically. He was in a pool of blood…!! Instinctively, Sam could regain what’s happening. He quickly wrapped the boy and put him in the back seat.

After handing over the boy to the emergency team in a near by hospital, he, sat on a chair outside the emergency. His mind was wandering to find an answer….”How did my car hit that boy????Where did he come from….??His left leg was full of blood… Oh God.. ”

Sam tried to recollect his morning… 

” …. went for tennis… Almost during the last game I got that reminder call from Ann. She is going abroad, finally she took that hard decision. After all,  how can she keep waiting for an “indecisive fellow” like me. 

I hurried to start. But friends pulled me for another game. After too much negotiation and telling about the urgency, they agreed to leave. 

Though I was eager to meet Ann,  when I started the car, I told myself and to my legs that I am in a hurry, you must drive very carefully. As I was so aware about that thought, I was very careful and not driving fast at all…. Yes?! 

But where did that boy come from? To pick a ball…? No idea… All happened in a jiffy! 

……. Ann…?

Sam looked at the clock near emergency, Ann’s flight was 10 minutes back! He was not courageous to check his mobile…. Ann…? 

Joy came running.” Sam,  what happened, who is that boy? I informed the manager of our community, they will find his family. How did it happen?  ”

Sam:” His leg got injured, full of blood.. We need to wait another hour to get any update. ”

Joy:” Hope nothing serious.  Because you drove in hurry? By the way Sam, that last game we won..!! ”

Sam gave a strange, helpless look! 

Joy:”…. Wait, let me get some water… ” Joy went for water. He wanted to discard his last statements!

” Nothing to worry” A nurse came and informed Sam. 

Joy was talking to their tennis friends : “… Yeah… May be bit serious. Will come to know in sometime. Leg broken i think… Yes, I think he was in super hurry to meet Ann…” 

Sam:”….. Joy, let’s go to the ward. The boy’s surgery is over and he is moved to the ward. Nothing serious… ”

Sam was still wandering…. Ann..? . Her flight…? I was in hurry… ?  Yes all happened in hurry!!

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A pleasant evening. Friends are vigorously fighting for wins at the tennis court. Sam parked the car by the side of the park. He helped Ben to get down from the car. They sat on a bench. 

Ben: “… Uncle, hey look at that green bee eater… Wow.. so cute!” 

Sam: “… Oh yeah… super cool… Sit carefully, let’s take a selfie with green bee eater……” 

Ben:”… super click uncle…. Show me the photo… . ”

They saw the pic… Two heads and an empty branch!! Ben looked at Sam…. 

Sam:” ….. where did it go… when i clicked it was there…. ”

He was searching for the green bee eater…! 

Ben touched his hands and told.. 

” Uncle, some accidents become blessings in our life, right….? 

Sam was still in search of…. green bee eater….., Ann….. and himself…!! 

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Pic: Google free licensed 

Oh, one tyre is flat..! 

I was in hurry

Pulled Jerry and mom..

“Come fast, Papa is too late…. “. 

Too many things in office! 

Now relaxing on the way!! ;

Flat tyre does not move;

Even if too many big things at office!! 

Strong alloy wheels; helpless

Without free delicate air!! 

… So many things in office… 

But now, let me relax…

.. immerse in life lessons!! 😉

Thanks to my sweet flat tyre! 

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pic: my sweet flat tyre! 😉😇

skd reporting live from the spot! 😂😇

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Eureka! What a find! 

It was bedtime! Jerry(~5yrs) was doing usual circus on the bed. Papa was the ring master😉

Mama: “Can you open the laptop lid and see?” 

Papa: “What is there?” 

Papa found a small piece of paper…. After few seconds, his face expanded with surprise ; then became so happy and bright!! 

Papa: “Too much! Where did you find this….?” 

Mama: “….  found in one of the old bags….” 

Papa: “Tom, Tom, come, see this!!” 

Tom(~12yrs) was reading. Usually 5 loud calls may get one “haaa”  response, then silence. But this time, after second call, Tom came running. 

Papa gave that sheet to Tom. Tom could not stop laughing…. 

Tom: “Mama, you are too much….How could you trouble my jerry to take his eye length? Nose length…..and lip length?” 

(He continued to laugh) 

Tom:”Papa, let’s take….. ”

Papa:” Start writing Tom! ”

Before Tom asked  Papa to take the new measurements, Papa was ready with tape! 

But Jerry has to be ready! He looks to be interested in these funny measurements…. So, we have a chance! 

They started….” Height”, “Leg length” 

Tom was noting and Papa was measuring. Papa had enough fun in measuring, as Jerry was continuing his circus time😂

This time Mama had a relaxing laughing time, for a change! 😉

Finally Tom told: “Ear”, “Neck circumference”….. 

Mama: “These also were there?” 

Tom could not control his laughter… 

Papa saw the paper….Ear and Neck Circumference were new additions by Tom… 😃

Still Tom was really confused…. 

Tom:”You naughty Mama..how could you do this to a sleeping baby Jerry…….? “😆

Mama couldn’t answer, rather no gap to breath…. 😂

Tom:” Hey Jerry, why are you laughing..?”😉

Jerry: “Got tickled when papa took belly measurement….” 

Papa: Eureka….. What a find… My next blog topic!!! 

Bedtime is getting late…… 

Good Night, Sweet Dreams…. 😇

Āsvās: A place they see God everyday!

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We decided to spend a Saturday noon in Āsvās, a place where they serve food for hungry. When we reached, the lunch was in progress. All of a sudden both of our boys became silent and were surprised to see things around. The sight was so touching! So many people in queue, some are already having their meal sitting on the floor or benches or some place where they can sit! More people are coming in….!

Food is God for them…and they see God everyday at this place!!! I mean it! All 365 days, Āsvās serves lunch for 400+ people! The organization believes that there cannot be holiday for hunger! God bless them to sustain their 8 years long noble work forever…

Most of the people are either patients, beggars or left alone by their “near&dear”… We met kids (some just a few months of age)  infected with cancer or such critical diseases. Later we came to know that, most of the destitute who come for food are from a cancer hospital nearby. (Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology). These patients are from various parts of India. Because, Kidwai has discounted treatment, accommodation and of course, Āsvās nearby!

Āsvās also supports them for their medicine, dress materials and more.

We saw young volunteers (some of them are like us working in IT industry in Bangalore) helping in cooking, serving and cleaning. It is their regular weekend activity! Awesome! God Bless them!

We also had lunch there; a tasty, divine lunch!

When you are hungry, whether you are rich or poor, food is the only God you see and pray for!! 

Tailpiece: Younger one (4yrs) asked in between: “Papa, see that baby’s one eye is like a ball, why?” He was pointing to a small boy who has cancerous growth on one of his eyes! I told him in a low voice “He is not well, we should pray for him”!


Thanks to Thomas, our friend for letting us know about Āsvās…


To support them, you can contact Āsvās directly. Also you can share this post in your circles!


ഒറ്റപ്പെട്ട സീറ്റുകൾ…

Soft Industry Train Seemed Railroad Tracks Gleise

പാളങ്ങൾ പലതു മാറി യാത്ര തുടരുകയാണ്…ലക്‌ഷ്യം തേടിയുള്ള യാത്രയാത്രെ!
കണ്ണുകൾ നിറഞ്ഞോ? അതോ കുറച്ചു നേരമായി അത് നനഞ്ഞു തന്നെയോ? ഞാൻ ഒറ്റക്കാണ്…!പൊട്ടിച്ചിരികളും തമാശകളും അപ്പുറത്തേതോ സീറ്റുകളിൽ കേൾക്കാം…! നഷ്ടം എന്ന് തോന്നുന്നത് എന്തോ മുമ്പ് നേടിയിരുന്നു എന്നുള്ളത് കൊണ്ടല്ലേ…?! അതെ! അങ്ങനെ വിചാരിച്ചാൽ ചിലപ്പോൾ മനസ്സിന്റെ നീറ്റലിനെ നിയന്ത്രിക്കാം!

പുറം കാഴ്ചകളിൽ കണ്ണും നട്ട്, അകം കാഴ്ചകളിൽ അലയുകയായിരുന്നു ഞാൻ! പിന്നെയും യാത്രകൾ! പാളങ്ങളിൽ നിന്ന്പാളങ്ങളിലേക്ക്…ചിലപ്പോഴൊക്കെ കണ്ണുകൾ……!

മുഖത്തേക്ക് ആശ്വാസമായി പൈപ്പിൽ നിന്ന് വെള്ളം തളിക്കുമ്പോൾ കണ്ണാടിയിൽ കണ്ടത് എന്നെ തന്നെ?! കുഴിഞ്ഞ കണ്ണുകളും, നീണ്ടു വളർന്ന താടിരോമങ്ങളും….കുറെയേറെ മാറിയിരിക്കുന്നു; ഞാനും, പിന്നെ അകവും പുറവും! യാത്രകളിൽ മാറ്റം സഹജം!!

പലതവണ മരിക്കുന്ന മനുഷ്യർ. കൊഴിഞ്ഞു പോയ ഇലകൾക്കെന്നും എന്നോട് പ്രണയമായിരുന്നു; ഇന്ന്?! ഇവിടെ ഈ ഒറ്റപ്പെട്ട സീറ്റിൽ, ഈ പാളങ്ങൾ തോറും ഈ തീവണ്ടിയിൽ…ഏകാന്തത മരണമാവും എന്ന് വീരവാദം മുഴക്കി, സത്യമായി സ്ഥാപിച്ച എന്റെ അഹങ്കാരം, എന്നോട് തന്നെയുള്ള സഹതാപമായി പരിണമിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നു!

ഉച്ചവെയിലേറ്റ് നീറി വിണ്ട പാടങ്ങളും, പിന്നെ വെള്ളം തേടിയലയുന്ന പറവകളും, വീണ്ടും വീണ്ടും ഉള്ളിലേക്ക് കടന്നു കയറുമ്പോൾ, ഞാനറിയുന്നു, ദുഃഖം എന്റേത് മാത്രമല്ല! ഇത് സമ്മിശ്രവികാരത്തിന്റെ ലോകം! വിശ്രമം മാറ്റി വച്ച് ഭൂമി പിന്നെയും തിരിയുന്നു…എല്ലാം നല്ലതിന് വേണ്ടി മാത്രം!

വരപ്രസാദം പോലെ മഴ മേഘങ്ങൾ എങ്ങു നിന്നോ വന്നിരിക്കുന്നു! ഉള്ളു തുറന്നു കിളികൾ പാടുമോൾ, കുളിരിന്റെ കിനാക്കൾ പരിമളം വിതറിയ, ഇളംകാറ്റ് വന്നെത്തുകയാണ്….! വിശ്രമം മാറ്റി വച്ച് ഭൂമി പിന്നെയും തിരിയുന്നു…എല്ലാം നല്ലതിന് വേണ്ടി മാത്രം!

ഇരുണ്ട ഗുഹയിലേക്ക് പാഞ്ഞു കയറി, അപ്പുറത്തെ വെളിച്ചത്തിലേക്ക് വെമ്പി കിതക്കുന്ന ട്രെയിനിൽ നേർത്തില്ലാതായ ആർത്തനാദമായ് ഞാൻ ആ ഇരുണ്ട ഗുഹയിലെവിടെയോ തങ്ങി…

ഒറ്റപ്പെട്ട സീറ്റുകൾ പിന്നെയും ബാക്കിയാക്കി ട്രെയിൻ യാത്ര തുടർന്നു…പാളങ്ങളിൽ നിന്ന് പാളങ്ങളിലേക്ക്….ഒരേ ലക്ഷ്യത്തിലേക്ക്..!


pic: google free licensed.

originally written on 06-07-1999,12.30pm. Modified a bit