Sunday, January 25, 2009

How I learnt to talk on and on and on and Why I am what I am today.....

A first year girl asked me the other day, "Madhuri Ma'm (sarcasm dripped all over), were you as crazy as you are now, right from before??"
This is the answer to her question....

I had only one best friend right from 1st standard till 9th standard. I loved her and didn't want anyone else in my life. I found other girls fake and idiotic. I never found anyone else of my frequency and could never find anyone else with whom I gelled. I talked to only 2-3 other girls with whom I gelled decently. I remained shy, reserved and kept to myself. I was never caught talking in class and many people didn't even recognize my voice since I hardly talked.

But then, this girl N, shifted to my class in 8th standard. On the 1st day of 9th standard, incidentally, she sat near my bench. We started talking and hell, she was damn witty and
funny. She blabbered on and I used to put in my one liner comments here and there. She often asked me why I never talked much. She was the first one who told me I have a good
sense of humour, and I think I showed my poems to her first. She encouraged me hell lot.

All these 9 years in school, I had never talked to anyone on and on, except for my best friend and another girl. It was difficult to come out of my shell so quickly.N helped me a lot. She introduced me to her other friends. I knew 2 girls in that group and I was new to 2 other girls. Soon, we sat together during recess hours. They were (are) crazy, quirky, mad, bad, and I really loved it. It's not that I left my best friend. In 10th standard, I changed my division and so did N and my other new found friends. So, my best friend and I couldn't hang out much since we were in different divisions, different tuitions etc.

10th ended, I hadn't changed much. I never talked that much.

11-12th came. N moved to South Africa and our group was separated, everyone was scattered. We kept in touch through calls and mails. I grew closer to my school friends now.They taught me to talk. They taught me to do whatever I pleased. They taught me to be optimistic, mad, and not give a damn to anyone. They taught me to enjoy each and every moment of the present because it will never come back, and to be 24*7 obsessed with Harry Potter and hot cricketers. Also, they taught me the essence of PJ's in our lives. :-)

College started. I was now talkative and mixed around well. I wasn't afraid to throw my one liner jokes at any random Tom, Harry or anyone's dick :P

It's all thanks to N,for introducing me to J,R,NN,AR.
Thanks to my best friend, H, for sticking to me till today. This is the 15th year of our friendship, I realize....

N is coming back from South Africa, to India permanently next week. I met my other group friends today and I have never felt this happy before. Life seems perfect today even if I have exams on your head,fights in college,get rude reactions when I make MJ's (Madhuri Jokes),horrible mess food and no Rahul Dravid with me.

58 comments:

HP said...

coool !! friends are awesome! :D

vanilla sky said...

Thats so sweet :) Its always nice to be back to the old circle of friends , where you can start exactly from where you left.
Here's wishing you some great times ahead with friends !

I'll try 2 be truthful said...

:) old friends remain special because they know what we were like . there's no pretension in front of 'em and that lifts off a load.
like N in your life , friends are the positive influences in our lives :)
hope u have loads of fun with her.

Abhinav said...

I think I am on the wrong blog... Hehe excuse me!

Abhinav said...

Ahh.. I am at the right place.. Lovely post.. Seriously speaking ( }:^O ) Having your old frnds back is heaven!

Chitwan said...

I cant believe (can't imagine even!!!) you were shy and least talkative at one point in your life...

but one thing is sure, you always get influenced a lot from your friends..which is good 'at times' though.

abhishek said...

madhuri ma'am(no sarcasm meant :P)cudn't u have chosen a bigger blog title.:D

so r u gonna meet with N after all?

peter said...

I already LOL'ed on that one liner part :D

and great so ur N is coming back ...dunno when will my N come back :P

nice post ....so like me ...i was/am a shy boy ...and dun gel wid many ppl ....so my skool frnds get surpised when i start talking a lil diffrntly :D

and yeah wats up wid ur title ...if u had written a few words more it cud have been a small post in itself :D

Mads said...

@ HP..yeah!! :D :D :D but that doesnt mean u hv to stop ur blog (yes im still going to shout at u for that post of urs) :-|

Mads said...

@vanilla sky...yeah!! its awesome with them :) i just love my school friends like crazy....

Mads said...

@i'll try to be truthful..exactly!! no pretenses nothing... :D :D
yeah hope we all hv fun together when N is back :-)

Mads said...

@abhinav..not in the right place..wat was that supposed to mean?? X-(

yeah!! :D old friends rocks che! \:d/

Mads said...

@chitwan hehe..yeah i used to be shy n all...hard to imagine naa.. :D
friends influence u for the good sometimes..agree wid u...but i can safely follow my school friend's advices being blindfolded :-)

Mads said...

@abhishek...oooh X-( title is cool only...!!
yeah will meet N :D :D not on the day she's coming..but later on..coz i got an exam :((

Mads said...

@peter..hehe..:P its nice being shy and talkative both..cool experiences both ways :P

and title :-| its meant to show how i keep yapping on and on..and why I'm like this..so it had to be a lonnnnnnngggggg title....

Lavanya said...

frandseep rocks \:D/
keep talking :)

Trinaa said...

friends!!!!!!! i second hp... :)))

Anurag said...

Fraaandship Is zee thing ..... :P

And Talking is zee second best thing :P

Keep Blabbering :D

pseudo intellectual said...

old friend coming back?! wow, nothing can be better :)

Amrita~Ams said...

Madhuri Ma'm (sarcasm dripped all over)...lolz..
even i was a type of shy n reserved gal..but no more now..:D..
now i reserve others to listen me..even if they r not interested :P :P

hv party tym wit all ur old frns..
cheers!

bhaw said...

ah! What a wonderful post!
Truly friends make us. And I have soo many people to thank too and one of them is you.
Yes even though we have never met!
Madhuri let me tell you, your charm is infectious.
Keep laughing
Welcome back N :-)

sawan said...

so u say we need to thnk N for giftin u to us :) thnx N :P

Nidhi said...

nostalgic post.
looking back brings so many good and bad memories.

I wish u have good fun with N. and always try to keep in touch with ur good frens no matter hw far they are.
M thankful to N that u changed for good .. :)
hey btw there is the squeal of cricketor's post. ?? i hope u understand wht i mean

Rakesh said...

there are been times when u feel you just cant get any better freinds...but just then u find some one with whom you just hit off with a great spark....and i guess same was the case with u

Shravan said...

friends are always an integral part in life :)

Mads said...

@lavanya...hehe yeah :D

Mads said...

@trinaa.. :) :) :)

Mads said...

@anurag...heehee i agree!! :D :D

Mads said...

@pseudo intellectual..u said it!! :D

Mads said...

@amrita..u reserve other s to listen to u...rofl =)) :P
happy chattering :D

Mads said...

@bhawana
:O :O thank me?? so sweet of u :D :D >:D< \:d/
yes yes N rocks :) :)

Mads said...

@sawan..yes yes :) :)

Mads said...

@nidhi..yeah.. :) :) ur right..
and part 2 of cricketers post has come :( u missed it..dhuu...

Mads said...

@rakesh..yeah...thats right!!!

Mads said...

@shravan...yup!! :) :)

Where thoughts are Word$ said...

Me and "N" used to be in the same school till 2nd standard.

And see the irony.

today she returned from South Africa and my mom met her mother and "N"

:)



**We are kinda family friends**

"NOSTALGIC"

^_^

Arjun said...

haha... yeah.. There's something special with school frnds.. We remain kids when with them... ;)
Great post... could relate to it... :)

And hey, thanks so much for dropping by.... :)

Cheers..!!
Arjun

Pri said...

u make me miss having a story to explain why i talk soo much :(
sniff!
i guess im just made that way...howw boring..no?

Mads said...

@disha...wow...that's like so cool..!! :) :) :)

Mads said...

@arjun...yeah!! :) :)


@pri...lol...nooo it isnt boring lol... :P i so wish i had been like this right from d begining...n ending up wasting most of my school life as a quiet bacchi :| :| :P

Neo Amaan said...

-> is that ur entire answer to the girl ??? LOOONG !
->its nice to see a fellow amdavadi on the blogosphere !which school did you endure about 2 years ago ?
->all your posts are well written, with a dash of innocence, and a pinch of humor....

I must follow this blog..later

Harshita said...

Pagli Mads,

Pehley toh 'Sajni'is one of my favs...mazaa aa gaya :)

BTW, aisey badey saarey dost miltey hain naa...jo sab badal daaltey hain :)

Aur jisney tujhey aisa banaaya, usko toh mujhey bhi THANKOOOOOO bolna hain :D

alex paul k said...

ironically d post wer u had 2 describe yo trans4mation frm a shy madhuri 2 a smart mads ws devoid f d usual bubbling energy ..... but dat is d beauty f dis post

PS:I woke up 2day mornin 2 find out in "Jaipur Times" a heading which goes like this- "Ranbir's mad about Mads!"....just chk out d TOI e-paper

Mads said...

@neo amaan..thanks a lot for d comments..i was in MK school... :P
do drop in again.. :-)

Mads said...

@harshita..yeah i know..and how sweet!! :) :) i cant wait till she reads this post and know how much she has changed me :D

yeah sajni rocks \:d/

Mads said...

@alex...lol ya this was a very un-madsish post :P
and wow u made my day by telling me abt that article. i google searched it and found it....i knew he liked madhuri dixit a lot in the begining. the title was too awesome :D i love the editor of TOI :P u seriously made my day :D :D
so, he had a crush on me before i had on him... :D :D wow... :">

neha said...

sho shweet!!! school friends are definitely the best!! N is happy and grateful to have a friend like yo:)and she liked you equally when you were shy and now when you are...not;)

Mads said...

@neha :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

I'll try 2 be truthful said...

hey hey hey new pic and a nice one too . btw u look completely different from the earlier pic :)

& wow u'r 5'8 , wow !

Mads said...

@i'll try to be truthful :O :O thanks :D And, oh i look different from the other one? maybe because my hair style has changed....this pic is how i look now :P
yeah im 5'8 :"> do u know any 6'2 or more of height, cute guy for me? :D hehe.. :P

aZoed said...

Friends who get you out of shells... I have changed 6 schools (no notoriety, just shsifting places :) ) and I am where I am today, beacuse I found friends everywhere..

Mads said...

@aZoed...hehe :P thats really nice :-) :D friends rock!! :D

kapman said...

or anyone's dick :P

below the belt
;)
loved it .....

Geraldo Maia said...

Hello Mads,
A friendly hello from Brazil.
It's nice your blog.
Regards:
Geraldo

Sarath said...

your MJs are always welcome.. good to be lively and crazy..

Aditi..............:) said...

Mads....!!! Thanks for dropping by my blog and showering it with comments :P
I love the way you write......its fast flowing and fun!!
Well about me I am not that old but bot even a teenanger...:P
Bout this post.....I am missing my friends!! :((((

Bishmaputra Barupdas said...

Fantastic post! We can all relate with this post and the friends in our lives

Harini said...

nostalgic post!!
reminds me of my skool frenz..
and needless to say.. ur writing skills r awesome :)