November 11, 2010

The Journey... Chapter 1: The Beginning

Ron and Priya

The Story of their Love

The title of the first MS PowerPoint presentation she made. He had shown her how to use the software. She was practicing.

Two people of different personalities.

Priya, a bubbly fun-loving girl. Ron, a typical IIM guy.

And now they’re together, enjoying every moment of life as it comes.

Ron saw the slide. Basic, she needs to work on fonts and background.

That’s what he would think if it read anything but this.

He just looked at the kid and smiled.

Priyanka Gupta… Priya… Khushi, as Ron called her...

She was always a kid to him. Starry eyed, with dreams to fulfill. Unpredictable, impulsive. All he had to do was take her in his arms for thoughts to melt away. But they kept coming back now. She was going through a rough phase. He tried to understand, help her work the way. He was so hopelessly in love with Priya though, might soon lose the objectivity that let him see through her fluctuations.

This was, of course, much after the beginning.


August 2009. Aqua, the pool-side bar at The Park in Kolkata.

A late afternoon party Ron went to chill out and drink beer.

‘Abhishek… It’s good to see you man… Been long!’, formality to a rather boring acquaintance.

‘Hey… Hi’, a couple of fleeting words to the girl. She didn’t seem to hear.

“Let’s go get a drink.”

She stayed back.

‘Are you seeing her?’

“Not really, Priya is a friend from where I stay.”

Priya… Hmm

“I wish she was my girl though. Isn’t she hot?”

Ron hadn’t noticed her enough to qualify. Turned around.

‘I’ll just join you back,’… and walked towards Priya.

Long hair, doe eyes, a cute stubby nose… orange juice.

to be contd...

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