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27/10/06

WoMeN iN My LiFe...

Does the title make you remember Khushwant Singh? Maybe… but this is my post… and these are the people I am associated with… so here we go…

Ma…. The ONE… if she is not there, I do not know what would happen to me… she is like oxygen to me… the one that I have been the most rude to, and the maximum number of times… the one who has always been around even though I could have been a better son to her… the one who I know will never ever leave me… My eyes are wet when I am writing this… but she deserves all the happiness in the world… anyday… and if I have to give up on my personal happiness for her, I would not even think twice…

Mrs. Rashmi Shandelye…
My English teacher in school… I was called her secretary; because of the attention I used to get from her… and that used to make a lot of kids around jealous… it was nice knowing her as a teacher… Though I do not remember much of that time, but I am sure she played an important role in helping me be a good student…

Mrs. Savita Laul…
The first female I cried for I guess… English teacher in class VIII… her husband got transferred to Powai, Mumbai... And she had to leave DAV, NOIDA… I remember buying a nice wall clock for her and giving it to her on her last day in NOIDA… we all students went to her place for a small farewell…

Mrs. Amrita Sharma…
English Teacher again… soooper doooper hott… I remember students getting into arguments on who is going to stand behind her seat for the group photograph in class X.

Vanja…
I was in a perfect teenage love with her ? used to look at her… watch her when she used to take the school bus, get down of it, used to get happy when she used to pass by me… but never said anything until one day, when I asked a friend to give her a "I love you" card while on our way back from the school.. He went to the front gate of the bus, and I was on the back gate... he gave her the card and got out of the front gate... And I ran away as soon as I was out of the back gate!!! Hehehe…

She was a senior... one year… her classmate then came to my house in an hours time... and asked me all stupid questions and all that crap… when I remember that day today.. It’s kinda strange and fun… we never actually were in a relationship… but still liked each other… strange first affair I had…

Mrs. Archana Deepak…
Physics teacher in XI-XII… people again were kinda jealous of the fact that I was liked by her… hehe… strange again… people were so damn shocked when I got 80+ in XII… and a lot of it I owe to the guidance from Archana Ma’am

Kanika…
Not much to talk about her… except that she was gave me more cards then anyone else in my life… A card to walk... a card to talk… a card to smile... phew… too many of them… was very difficult to hide all of those in books, notebooks, drawers etc etc…

Taru Vohra…
My love in college… the most beautiful girl I have ever been with… the simplest of them as well… at times I have terribly missed being with her after I broke up… even today I miss a person like her in my life… but then past is past… We started going around when I was in the second year of college and were together for over an year… we start going around because she was one helluva energy resource… always smiling… always happy…

Things changed after a few unfortunate things happened in our lives… she changed me changed... things did not look like working out… and finally we broke up… sad it was… I today feel that I should have handled that situation better... but then it’s over now…

Meghana Jain…
The best street play director, one of the best designers I know of… she was an integral part of my theatre community in college… always looking for new idea... open to thoughts and suggestions… and very very very high on creativity… People like her should always be there in ones life… they make a lot of difference…

Nimisha Bhagat…
She I guess has laughed the most on my stupid jokes… a wonderful singer and a gem from heart... she is still around when needed… I love to call her Choti… and she calls me Big B… and I love her for whatever she has been for me…

Bhumika Bhardwaj…
I had the longest perfect relationship with her in my life… close to about 3 years we were together and broke up because of family related issues…
The only person in my life who knew how to get that perfect delicate balance between friendship and relationship… someone who stayed a friend who loved me… and helped me be that too… just perfect… par Uncle God maybe has thought of better things for me…

Something that started with weekly Monday evening calls to daily 1630 calls to meeting once a week to loving each other… and staying the best of friends… seeing someone move from studying to struggling for a job to being ok and then successful was what we did together… Bhoomi, I thank you for all the smiles that you gave me… I remember our conversations about bhoomi and samandar being together always ?

Mrs. Bindu Krishnan…
Like a mom, like a guardian, like a friend, like a sister, like a mentor… she has been around taking care of the people in her team in Spectramind… she is still around… actively or otherwise… taking care of the kids who have grown both professionally and personally because of her…

Love you ma’am for all that I have learnt from you… and for all that you have to give us in our lives…

Maya Didi…
She knew I was bloody naughty the moment she started talking to me… and she and everyone at her place calls me Pineapple Pie because I love pineapple… she is a darling.. And one of the most beautiful women I have ever known… Didi you rock… you are the best…

Shikha…
My girlfriend in Hughes… I think that I rushed into this relationship because of my need for emotional support… and it obviously did not work out… while this relation was fantastic on a few fronts, it was a total mess on the others… I still feel that the conversations and more while we were in the car parking and the rain was pouring like hell on the roof were amazing… and I still feel that I did not accept her friends in my life… and a few more things that I know I went wrong with… this was one relationship which made me cry the most as well.. Which I am not ashamed of… I have experienced extreme pain, disappointment from myself and my partner… and I hope people do not rush into relations like I did…

I came out of this relationship very bitter, emotionally independent… and much stronger within then ever… and today I think I owe a lot to this particular period…

DVD…
Boss @ work… someone who told me what not to be, by being one of the not so good people I have worked with…

Neha…
She was one of the very first friends I made thru Orkut… and one of the very few people who is a perfect blend of beauty and brains… unfortunately for me, she had to get out of India for her research and it was just not possible for us to get together… She is one helluva practical girl…

Richa Bhardwaj…
One of the very few teenagers I know who talk sensibly and has a lot of brain… I love her for letting me be what I want to be… and has been appreciative at the smallest opportunity… one of the people I would like to see achieve great heights in her life… she plans to own a flower shop someday and I hope to learn about flowers from her as well…

Sayantani Das Gupta…
I call her Sayan, 10e, the all purpose woman and what not… my conversations just cannot get better then what they were like with Sayan… and today after she has gone out of India, I feel a need to talk to her more then anything else at times… it was so effortless, so profound, so much funny… so much everything that a conversation should be and can possibly be…

And lately, I have met some of the most wonderful women thru my friends, thru Orkut etc… Anku, Sandhya (I know her from Hughes though), Anjali, Bindiya and a few more who I am in the process of knowing more…

And the list above is for sure incomplete... there have been n number of people who have played a very important part in my life and have helped me be what I am today… Good or Bad, I owe a lot to them!!!!

God Bless Women, without them the world would have been such a mess!!!!

40 comments:

  1. ME FIRST!

    After so long. Sheesh. :|
    I took a break from studying. YAY!

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  2. *sings 'She's always a woman to me'*

    Hola, that's a long list. On a serious note, my list of crushes and girls I saw for even a week would seem never ending. Teachers? Loads. Add Professors. ;)

    It's cool to have compiled a list of inspiring and friendly women in your life. And whoa, I personally know two of them! Jiyo!

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  3. What a lovely post! Feels really great that someone took the time to sit and think about the women in his life and what they gave him, etc. :) You are a sweet person!

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  4. # rohit..
    congrats...

    this is not a list of crushes... that is kinda too long to fit in blogspot :P

    but this a list of people who have inspired and helped me change to a better person in someway or the other... people who were and are important to me....

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  5. # soo...

    arre i missed out on your name... i love your blog :)

    thank you :)

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  6. As i said earlier - Man u r indeed weird 'n awesom at the same time! =)

    Thank you!

    B

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  7. It takes a lot of guts to write a post like this (at least a part of it). I kmow because I have written this post many times and deleted it.

    On a lighter note: No mention of Radha?

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  8. Is it Me First from the women who have been mentioned here? :)

    It feels so good to see my name here. Really!

    This is a nice post. I've heard about most of these ladies from you.

    Doesn't it feel good to know that you have so many people worth remembering,in your life? (and these are just women)

    yaar ab to teenager nahi hoon. :P

    You're one of the nicest people I've known so far in my life.
    And i hope that someday you're one of my first customers.
    Initally,be nice and buy the flowers. I'll give them to you for free once i start looting other people. :D

    I love you.
    God Bless...

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  9. I wrote 'inspiring' there in my earlier comment, man..

    Just that I wrote more about crushes ;)

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  10. Wow. I loved reading about all the women in your life. And was thrilled to see my name in the list. I am humbled. I really dont know what to say. Very few things leave me tongue tied and unsure of what to say. This IS one such moment. Thank you so much. It's an incredible line up and I am glad to be a part of this.

    It's a privilege knowing you. Lots of love for ever.

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  11. Impressed...

    And yeah....most of my friends are the talkative kinds....dont you just love their energy?????

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  12. good post....and i agree with subbu sir....it takes a lot to write this kind of post.......

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  13. I have heard RDB a million times today.

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  14. what a sweet thing to say to the special women in ur life.
    i hope they too read this and know what they really mean for u :)

    and i didnt think of khushwant singh when i was reading ur post... talking about women (or some one special) is not his prerogative ! :D

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  15. IMPRESSED.......

    THIS IS REALLY SWEET TO REALISE THE IMPACT ALL THESE LOVELY LADIES MADE IN UR LIFE............

    EXPRESSIVE GUY "OM"

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  16. Woh...awesome post! People like these make this life worth living :) Good to know you had so many wonderful ladies in your life!

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  17. Hi OM,
    I'm writing from Long Island and from the I'm-old-enough-to-be-your-mother range.

    This is my first visit to Life as a (W)hole. What a beautiful and heartfelt post. When I read the title, I braced myself for a list of romances and sexual adventures. Neither being bad things, but paving a way to the kingdom of the ego.

    This post got me thinking. I love men, I really do. I want to sift through my life and think of the most important men in my life.

    Thanks for baring your soul.

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  18. the size of the comment earlier was intentional

    work on your spellings dude, install Firefox 2, it has got built-in sweet spell-checker

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  19. Man! Your post can leave a women wishing and aspiring to be on your list!

    In a world where most people take almost everything for granted, here’s a nice soul who has…
    …the sense to see the good in everyone,
    …generosity to be thankful for what he got, and
    …courage to express the respect that people deserve.

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  20. mere liye bas itta sa hi?? main nai!!!
    heheheh nai nai seriously I had come to ur blog after a loooong time just today and voila!! look at the b`ful post!!! and trus tme today I am in the lab since 24 hrs and I don`t know why depsite being the busuest today me aaj aai idhar!!! thank u so so much..for as much as mentioning me here!! as I went down the list I was like mera naam toh liya hi nai ,abhi batati hunn!! and then I saw the sweet lill peice and I must say if all the women u have mentioned here write back some lines for u each,even that wd not be sufficient to thank for the gesture of including them here..thanks again prashant!
    and by the way what am I to think of me be being practical ,is it good or bad?? hehehehe and 'brains' heheh I was rolling with laughter,u dont know how less of that I increasingly think I have and 'beauty' hehehe -- pls keep this page safe some where so i can show my children ki atleast som eone thought I was beauty with brains!! hehehe..well I really am overwhelmed (donno why considering mera piece sabse chota tha :-(..hehehe kidding!!
    u take care and write abt the one woman who`d be lucky to have u besides her someday,soon! ciao!

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  21. # Bindiya...
    a combination of both... makes me deadly :D

    # subbu...
    yes... a part of it.. there is a lot that i might have missed out in this post intentionally... but then... had to write it... kaafi time se soch raha thaa main...

    Radha is all over me man !!!

    # richa...
    thanks... thanks and thanks :)

    i love you too :)


    # rohit...
    oh.. :)

    # sayan...
    sweetheart... i will forever say this... coversations cannot get better then what we used to have between us... they just CANNOT...

    love you..

    # kanu....
    :)

    yes... talkative kinds have a lot of energy to talk... and if we can get that energy from them.. its all the more better...

    # deepak..
    thanks bro..

    # woodsmoke...
    26th January 2006... one of the very few days that i will remember in my life...

    # mayuri...
    not all of them were sweet to me... :) they have been bad too... and thats mentioned the post as well :D

    # anony...
    yes... they have made a lot of impact... i just am trying to thank everyone for whatever they've done...

    # bhaskar...
    thanks bro...

    # caroline...
    nice to see your comment here...

    thanks for the kind words..

    # burf....
    thanks...

    @ burf...
    done.. .

    # anony...
    may your wish be granted..

    # priyanka..
    thanks for the kind words..

    # anony...
    aise maje nai aate na :)

    i wanted to write more.. par words nai mile.. aur achche se na likho to maje nai aate re :)

    beauty and brains.. well .. mera dekhne ka nazariya hai... galat bhi ho sakta hai... abhi tak to theek hi lag raha hai lekin :P

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  22. Behind every successfull man there is a wimmen.... this post proves it..... just wondering wat efforts/hardwork is needed to appear in someone's post like this

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  23. Na jaane kya hua...per I felt good. It is something more than feeling good, but heartfelt thank you to hai for the Lovely post and writing about the women in your life, good or bad.

    I still am in a process of knowing you, and i'm sure there is much more to you than what your words say and your eyes speak.

    I wish I would have started talking to you when I was in Hughes. But better late than never :)

    Love the you hai for what you are.

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  24. # anony...
    there sure is... not only a woman.. but loads... and men too...

    about what does it take to be in a list like this...
    well nothing actually... some of these women in my life might not know how they have impacted me coz i have been an ass most of the time and never told them this... but then better late then never...

    patience, giving space, being around when needed etc etc are a few things that made a difference in everyones' life...


    # sandhya...
    knowing someone is a process that takes a life time... the first few impressions make the maximum impact...

    its good to know you too buddy...

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  25. hello dear,
    women all around..
    but agree with ur line..
    life is incomplete without women and i had only acceoted this fact after my marriage..
    anyways..take care..

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  26. wow prashant caroline`s comment was so sweet..feels nice to know that u affected someone enough to make them think of special ones in their lives too na??cool!

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  27. Actually you have always remembered, days in advance, the days that you did have to remember this year...notably my happy birthday and the day of the visa interview. So, by my counts...you are doing very well indeed.

    And I love the usage of "profound" in my description. :)

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  28. Good to remember few long lost moments from DAV Noida mentioned in ur blog. Very well written blog Prashant. Very well done.

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  29. # vibhor....
    thanks :)

    # anony...
    totally... it was so nice to get this comment from her...

    # sayan...
    thanks... wait till the next year baby :) you will hate me for this...

    profound was intentional.... :P

    #abhi...
    Rashmi ma'am ko to tu bhi nai bhoola hoga na bhai....

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  30. Beeeautiful post.......just tooo gud, feel gud kinda read:)

    maa waala part is very true...we tend to take mommy dear for granted but then we cant do without her.....so right!

    and i could not help reading this brilliant post on this lovely page twice and i know i'll be reading it over and over again.

    now how abt writing a post on "men in your life"...hehe, just kidding!

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  31. a looong list...and yes u r right abt women... :) we r great...

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  32. maine ye kab kaha ki wo sab sweet hain? maine ye kaha tha ki aapne un sabke baare me kuch-naa-kuch sweet sa likha hai :D
    just to repeat my words: i hope they too read this and know what they really mean (good or bad or both) for u :)

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  33. main to kucch nahi bhoola, wo upar desk aur neeche main aur tu. wo bhi Shandilya mam ki hi class thi.

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  34. # shweta...
    :) thanks...

    yes mom's are the best thing on this planet... or anyother for that matter...

    thanks again...

    Men in my life... well.. thats worth a post... sometime soon...

    # alice...
    :) i would not disagree...

    # mayuri...
    oka...

    # abhi...
    yes... the last bench :D hehehehhe... school used to be so much with you bro !!!!

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  35. a wonderful post... me 2 will join the list of people who will say... it takes a lot of courage to write such a post....

    Hats off to you OMIE....

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  36. relationships specially romantic ones are what u learn most, enjoy most, get hurt most ...some people for that very reason dont get in relationships after having a bad initial experience,,,i admire your courage and perception for not loosing hope and trying again,,,also for understanding ur mistakes and the time factor..

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  37. # aseem,

    :)

    # ankur...
    true...

    i am still trying ;)

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  38. Indeed, this post can leave a women wishing and aspiring to be on your list!

    It is so honest & beautiful...just like you.

    You are a wonderful soul,Om.
    But guess, a lot of people, esp women, have already told you that :)

    God bless you!

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