Sunday, June 12, 2011


“Hey… where have you been?... I’ve been waiting for you for like half an hour”
“So sorry yaar.. I was stuck at work .. I hope wait was worth?” she smiles with a wink
“Yeah ryt!!!!”
“So.. hows your day been?”
“Kinda okk “.. what about you?”
“Hey? Is something wrong Ananya?”
“Nah! Why would you ask that?”
“Come on! I can see that frown “
She gently reached out trying to erase Ananya’s pain, trying to smooth out those painful creases of agony.
Ananya shriveled one more step back to her cocoon
“I said naa.. I am fine”..
“I can see, something is bugging you, you can trust me with the key to all your anguish “
“Hmm, “
And finally she gave in to those compassionate invitations, she broke down and blurted out all, it was an outburst ,lapping away hours and hours. Finally when the rush of angry emotions calmed down, Ananya was very much at ease. Tears all dries up and a pristine smile playing pranks on her face..
“Is it time?”
“I guess yes… its time now”
“Hmm.. Thanks for being there, I realy was in a dire need of support right now”
“Ah! Come on.. what are friend for, after all?” She smiled
“Bbye for now ….my angel”
“Bbye……. till tomorrow”

 How odd it is? i keep on saying i am there for her, yet i stand no where. i am always there by your side though i have no existence at all. i will reach out for her but cant wipe her tears giving her a convincing hug saying that every thing would be okk.
 Lost in her thought she signed off her yahoo account.. though her heart was still spinning, swarmed by thousand thoughts. she just couldn't shrug off her friend's pain...

That’s the paradise thousands of people are living. Staring at the screen,bouncing the keys, few privileged souls do manage to transmute into a different world all together. They spend hours and hours capturing moments. Laughs are shared with same intensity as tears. Mundane stories of daily routines to stark issues are discussed with same ease. Blissfully ignorant yet distinctly aware they add up and summarize each other’s emotions, feelings and believes.
This is an era of great digital connectedness, we increasingly find ourselves clinging to illusions, basking in the meadows of anonymity, surrounded by virtual friends. I often face these up-roaring debates about the feasibility of virtual friendship. People find it difficult to digest the fact that how some of the most cherished relations are conceived on the illusionary platform of Internet. How a faceless, formless being can be your soul friend and, only pillar of support when in despair. But this world do exist, for few people the medium of internet, does encode and transmit the essence of human spirit, compassion and empathy..
We all are strangled in this ensnared web of proving our metal, dwelling in pretentions, and constant struggle to make a place in this prejudiced society. We all crave for a friend who could accept us in our skin, and do not shove us in array of pretentions, do not eye us through the lenses of judgment. That’s when this beautiful world of friends steps in
A world where the support is instant and unconditional. I have seen such beautiful bond developing online withstanding the laps of time and distance. I have witnessed mesmerizing relations flourishing beyond vanity and physicality.
For me this particular argument does not even exist because I feel the foundation of a soul friend lies on the lines of understanding, reaching out, being non-judgmental and last but not the least a thought of  someone following us like a shadow during tough walk of life , that there is someone to lean on, when our world comes crumpling down, there is someone to reach for when all doors seems to be closed, there is someone who would accept you, appreciate you, just the way you are, there is someone who is not biased. Who cares if it’s a net buddy? Why to cast it under different tags? So long you have a best friend by your side, these inane issues like time, distance and presence does not matter.
And on personal front I hate to tag my friends under different categories and I have found my best friend, my confidante against all the odds of entelechy….


Someone somewhere is thinking about you
Someone breathes your name in despair
Some one calls you out silently when in pain
And you answer without even being there

The rejoice is incomplete without your laughter
Someone frets about sharing the smiles with you
Each fragment of delirium, each sad remnant of decay
Is nonexistent if it isn’t doled out with you

That’s the world of friends; here we cast a rainbow
We use all the divine and gay colors’
We witness and manifest a vision so pure
An epitome of faith: a synonym to healer

What this bond means to few
Some will never get to know
The angels we found and cherish here
And the exhilarating effect that they bestow

Oh! How much that hurts
That you will never get to know
To what extent some one can reach out and care
To what limits someone can give out whole and share

 if u wake up one morning and feel low and blue
Let your soul smile and consider the celestial fact
The true friendship still exist, you just need to take that call
Rise up and see, angels are right here reaching out for you
Give them just one chance, you will be pulled out of seclusion
Someday you will wake up to this stunning reality
That someone somewhere also fondly thinks about YOU

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