Kindergarten Love

August 2, 2010 at 6:18 pm 25 comments

( Ficitionalised version of  a true story)

Samar was flying off to Australia for good and his friends had organized a grand farewell party for him. Since his Bye-bye bash was expected to be an affair to remember even friends of his friends dropped to raise a toast and wish him luck.

He was a charmer; a boy with dimpled smile and a guitar in hands made him an instant hit with the girls. At the farewell do it was no different; he took the center stage to strum songs on the guitar. The girls’ gheroed him and he kept them entertained through the evening till Shreya walked up to him and said, ‘can you sing Kabhie Kabhie mere dil mein’ to which he happily obliged. His eyes were following Shreya trying to recollect where they had met before, but his memory failed him. Samar eventually asked Adi, his best friend from childhood and then layers of so many years were dusted away. Shreya was the same girl who sat next to him from nursery to class 5th, the one he shared tiffin with and when all boys were playing football he made doll houses with her. In nutshell Shreya was his Kindergarten sweetheart.How could he forget her? How come on numerous trips to Delhi he never thought of her even once. How? How?

Adi re-introduced the two and left them alone to catch up on those lost years. So much had changed since then, Sheya had turned into a pretty damsel and her chirpy voice was good enough to make any one go weak in knees. Their initial awkwardness melted away and they chatted non-stop. Soon it was time to say bye but they parted ways only after making a plan to meet up again the next day and then the following.

In a week’s time Samar moved his base to Australia but he couldn’t get Shreya off his mind.  It was a toughie for him to survive amidst so much competition and loneliness but what kept him afloat was Shreya’s constant support. Though her job as an account manager in an advertising firm kept her occupied, she called him everyday and sometimes more than once.

A few months later a new project took her to Sydney for a few days and it was a re-re-union of the two. On the last day of her trip, Samar mustered up courage to tell Shreya about his growing fondness for her. Though she reciprocated the feelings, terms & conditions bound the two from taking it forward. She refused to move to Australia with him and he wasn’t willing to give-up his career and move back to Delhi.

Last I heard, Shreya was dating someone from work and Samar was spending more time at office.  If you fish him for an update; he flashes a dimpled smile and says, “I am in love with the idea of being in love with Shreya”.

Of course that’s true because the only song he croons these days is, Kabhie kabhie merey dil mein ye khayal ata hai…!

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25 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Randy Pena  |  August 2, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    I’ve been reading along for a while now. I just wanted to drop you a comment to say keep up the good work.

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  • 2. Prateek  |  August 2, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    A short and interesting story. I can understand Samar’s feelings.

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    • 3. delhizen  |  August 3, 2010 at 10:21 am

      How can you Patty… the story is not similar to yours or did you not share the complete details with us 😉

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      • 4. Prateek  |  August 3, 2010 at 11:24 am

        I can understand the last line in the second to last para and the last para.
        I can understand it because that is the same reason why a few songs give me goosebumps and why that puppet still hangs on my wall. 🙂

  • 5. Sahithi Pallavi  |  August 2, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Very Simple Heart touching Love Story.
    I like Love Stories.
    Nice post Pallavi.

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    • 6. delhizen  |  August 3, 2010 at 10:21 am

      Thankyoo Pallavi, I am glad you liked it!

      Reply
  • 7. Sapna  |  August 2, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Love aaj kal!!!

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    • 8. delhizen  |  August 3, 2010 at 10:24 am

      🙂 yeah or the modern devadas; he has drowned himself in work instead of alcohol

      Reply
  • 9. ray of light  |  August 3, 2010 at 12:40 am

    what nonsense sweet stories u kp writing!! 😛 damn good babe! i need th true story ka details .. call ! 😉

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    • 10. delhizen  |  August 3, 2010 at 10:25 am

      Hehe.. 🙂 you caught me here! will give you an update later in the eve today

      Reply
  • 11. yogi  |  August 3, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Nice fictionalized version of a true story 🙂
    And this thing “I am in love with the idea of being in love with…” is contagious. Really like that.

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    • 12. delhizen  |  August 3, 2010 at 11:46 am

      Thankyew Yogi ! and yes, it is contagious so you better watch out 🙂

      Reply
  • 13. Rohan Thomas  |  August 3, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Good story!! Enjoyed reading!!

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    • 14. delhizen  |  August 3, 2010 at 12:26 pm

      happie to know that you did!

      Reply
  • 15. joshimukard  |  August 3, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    The story took off quite nicely, but towards the end it fell flat. ‘terms & conditions’ in love? there is no love in this love story.

    Good narration. Keep it up.

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    • 16. delhizen  |  August 3, 2010 at 12:25 pm

      Joshi its about being in ‘love with the idea of being in love’.. thanks anyway 🙂

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      • 17. joshimukard  |  August 4, 2010 at 4:38 pm

        Yes, I got that. But I was trying to look into the mind set of the original people. Do you think they really loved each other?

    • 18. delhizen  |  August 3, 2010 at 12:28 pm

      BTw for more ‘ love-love’ stories refer to the archives or you can even visit

      maxmayur.wordpress.com- the author is one of the best writers!

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      • 19. delhizen  |  August 5, 2010 at 2:11 pm

        If you look at it from Samar’ angle then yeah…each one of us have a different way to define love

  • 20. Jaky Astik  |  August 4, 2010 at 11:39 am

    That was touching! damn!

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  • 21. Karan Agrawal  |  August 7, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Hey nice story… interesting! The beauty is Samar was clear what he wanted in life at that point of time!

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    • 22. delhizen  |  August 8, 2010 at 8:38 pm

      Thankyew Karan.. yeah well.. its kind of mind over heart!

      Reply
  • 23. RB  |  August 9, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I know of someone who re-connected with her childhood sweetheart via Orkut. She was in Bombay and he in Chennai. She called him up and spoke non-stop for eight hours. Later, she went down to Chennai and he came over to meet her in Bombay. Now the two are planning to get married.

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  • 24. Charan  |  August 10, 2010 at 8:52 am

    I expected some kind of a plot creeping up…but it did not, maybe cos the “real story” is still happening and you may update on the developments soon ;).

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    • 25. delhizen  |  August 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm

      Plot? charan its not a suspense thriller 🙂

      Reply

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