Hmmmmmmm, this one takes me back to HINDI DIVAS CELEBRATION at IIT ROPAR. On Hindi divas, a LOVE LETTER WRITING COMPETITION was organised in the evening and I decided to take part in it which astonished many of my friends as I had always maintained that I never had a girlfriend ,all my schhool life which was ofcourse true.But I had already given my name for the competition and was not willing to take it back.
Like always ,I reached the auditorium(the venue for the competition) 5 minutes late.I asked for a paper from the senior who had organised that competition.As I was moving towards the place assigned to me,another senior who I HAD GIVEN MY INTRODUCTION TO, LOOKED AT ME WITH DISBELIEF.But I sat down and started writing.
The letter I wrote was in hindi,but I have translated it into English for your convinience:
How are you? I hope you are in the best possible state of health.
First of all,I would like to clear the question in your mind which might have arisen in your mind after you read my name on the envelope inside the parcel.Yeah ITS THE SAME SOMYANSHU WHO DID NOT EVEN USED TO TALK TO YOU WHILE IN SCHOOL.IT WAS BECAUSE I JUST COULD NOT SPEAK WHEN YOU WERE IN FRONT OF MY EYES.
I remember the rainy day when only you and I had come to the school.That day I saw you on the other side of the corridor ,through the rain drops,your hair a bit wet and then when you came back in the room I NOTICED A RAIN DROP RIGHT ON YOUR NOSE BRIDGE AND YOU ASKED ME A CHEMISTRY QUESTION BUT I WAS DUMBSTRUCK.I JUST COULD NOT SPEAK A THING.
Later that day, when you were reading O.P. Aggarwal and I was reading N.C.E.R.T. I NEVER FOUND CHEMISTRY SO INTERESTING and then I [now I asked for another sheet and that senior looked at me WITH SHEER ANGER] switched of the fan because your assignments were just literally flying in the air due to that fan.Then I just kept watching you.
And the other day during the First aid camp when you were standing beside me ,I really skipped a beat and the doctor said so as well ofcourse he later came to know that the instrument was not in a good condition I CAN GUARANTEE THAT A PROPER ONE WOULD HAVE GIVEN THE SAME RESULT .
School ended and then I cleared IIT JEE and the first thing I did was to join facebook and search for you on it.When I found you I looked out for information and your PICTURES AND THEN I DOWNLOADED THEM AND STARTED TO SEE THEM EVERYDAY AND NIGHT. But I soon realised I was not gaining much happines from this and I wanted to meet you .That’s why I HAVE WRITTEN YOU THIS LETTER. I KNOW THAT I WAS A JERK AT SCHOOL AND TO SOME EXTENT I STILL AM BUT I KNOW SOMEWHERE DEEP DOWN INSIDE YOUR HEART YOU HAVE KEPT A CORNER FOR ME.
I know you may be with someone else now but then, I will still be happy to be your friend.Of course,I have posted an extra page having all my contact information wriiten on it so that IN CASE YOU WANT TO COME AND SLAP ME OR IF YOU WANT ME AS A PART OF YOUR LIFE YOU CAN SEND FOR ME.
[NOW I ASKED FOR ANOTHER SHEET AND THE SENIOR’S ANGER SEEMED TO HAVE INCREASED]. AND IF ITS MR. AND MRS.GUPTA WHO ARE READING THIS LETTER AND ITS NOT SHWETA I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT YOU CAN COMPLAINT ABOUT ME IF YOU WANT.
YOUR FRIEND/SOMEONE MORE THAN A FRIEND (THE CHOICE DEPENDS UPON YOU)
Now I gave the letter to the organiser and went straight to the Hockey Field to play hockey.
Later that night when the results were announced I won the consellation prize.ALTHOUGH I BELIEVE I WAS AWARDED BECAUSE BY MISTAKE THEY HAD BOUGHT AN EXTRA PEN.Later when I saw that anger filled senior at the threshold of the hostel and I ASKED HIM WHY WAS HE SO ANGRY?HE TOLD ME THAT HE LOVED A GIRL BUT HE WAS BETRAYED AND SO HIS FRIENDS SENT HIM THERE IN THE COMPETITION TO EXPRESS HIS FEELINGS AND BLAH BLAH BLAH AND BLAH……….(HE CONTINUED FOR 15 MINUTES WITH REALLY BAD AND BOLLYWOOD TYPE STORIES WHICH WERE VERY HARD TO SURVIVE) AND THEN HE WENT INSIDE THE HOSTEL.
Right there sitting at the hostel gate I saw the winner of the competition with a trophy in his hands and talking may be to his girlfriend on the mobile phone or may be the one whom he was interested in.THEN I ASKED MYSELF “CAN THIS EVER HAPPEN TO ME AS WELL?” “MAY BE” WAS THE ANSWER.
I LOOKED AT THE PEN I HAD WON AND DECIDED TO KEEP IT SO THAT ONE DAY I WILL WRITE A REAL LOVE LETTER WITH IT.