Thursday, 8 August 2013

Friends...

His son never understood that Dad needed him.
Arun lived all alone.
At 75, Arun started making new friends. They gave him company.  


One of them would arrive at daybreak. He would share with Arun the tales of the world. He was Arun’s favourite.
One would make morning tea for him.
Arun took one of them for his morning walks. He would hold Arun’s palm firmly.
Sitting in the balcony, a friend narrated to Arun little incidents happening all around.
One would sing for him, while another made him laugh.





All his friends were indispensible. The newspaper, the electric kettle, his walking stick, his specs, the music-system and his dentures.  

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    1. Tor Nice-er spelling ekdom amar moto!!
      When I pretend anger, I also saw "OK. Faine."

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  2. Beautiful. I loved the concept. May the right frame of your blog be filled with more trophies.

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  4. It was predictable-for once!

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    1. I know. :)
      The last post.....phew!!!

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  5. beautiful...khub bhalo laglo....darun hoyeche....

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  6. Shreya Mukherjee8 August 2013 at 09:12

    Fata fati... Loved it...

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    1. My gawd!! This is awesome. Hats off.

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    2. I repeat, I am mighty impressed.

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    4. I am so glad you did. They need as more than we can ever imagine...may be even more than we need them?

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  8. This was really beautiful. Really. :)

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    1. Wrote in a hurry. Head was also blank. I am so glad you liked it even then. Thanks Diptee.

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  9. Wow!!! Lovely, super, brilliant!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Iniya. :) Thank you.

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  10. Wow!!! Fantastically well expressed.

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  11. This one is a sure winner.

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  12. Lovely story! I follow your blog regularly. I check it up every 2-3 days for new stories. Your stories have a soul-stirring quality about them. Looking forward to a new piece :)

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    1. Thank you Sohini. You made my Sunday. :)
      Thanks again for reading.

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  13. Brilliant. In love with this post😊

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    1. Thnak you, Somnath. Tomar bhalo legeche bole amaro bhallaglo. :)

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  15. Paramadi,do a book post.
    Tell us about the books you love.

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  16. It's brilliant as always and very unpredictable. I could guess only 2 correctly: the one who would sing to him and the one who would share with Arun the tales of the world.
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