Friday, February 14, 2014

My love..

I was always blessed with a lot of love in my life! Hey, don’t think it’s about girls. I was lucky to have a great family and some terrific friends who always loved and protected me. Well, was that I didn't love any girls? Yes, I did. But it can be termed as a mere infatuation only. That’s what I feel now!

I had a pretty good teenage as my schooldays were just awesome. To gain a ‘flirt’ image in school was always easy. While romancing my teenage, I happened to come across a movie called ‘Thoovanathumbikal’. For a teenager, this movie was too hot to handle. Well, the interesting part is that it was my mom who asked me to watch this movie!

I love the movie for many reasons. I don’t want to cite all that again as I have written it many times. I like to talk about just one factor, ‘Clara’! She is the sole reason why many love this movie madly. It’s obvious that I admired her a lot. When my friends ask about the girl of my concept, I used to say about Clara. However, I was sure that I was never going to find such a girl in my lifetime. Years passed swiftly..Even my college days got over. After 3 years I celebrated my silver jubilee. Still I remained ‘single’!

We live in an age where true love is disappearing from our society. But, I always believed in it and still I do. I have seen great relationships ending up in marriage, breakups, people who just believe in physical relation, flirting etc. My life was full of friends till last year. Unexpectedly, someone came into my life. She was never a stranger. A person whom I know well walked into my life in a totally unexpected situation. And I was finally in love! I still don’t know what magic she did to me, but she just showered me with all her love and care.

Oh, don’t think this was a perfect relation. We too had ups and downs. Yes, the major reason being my immature behavior. Things started getting worse when we both held onto our egos rather than trying to solve the issues. At least she tried; I was still becoming more immature! However, I knew how much I loved her. But, I miserable failed to show it at times. Love is all about keeping your sweetheart the happiest person in the world. Well, I was always failing in that and decided to take a break so as not to hurt her anymore. That was the toughest decision I ever had made in my life. I know how much it pained her, but I was helpless.

I know what you are thinking now. I’m just like any other one who blabbered about stuffs like true love and finally ended as a ‘typical’ guy! Don’t jump to conclusions now; the twist is yet to come. Her absence really got me into a depressed situation. The decision I took to stop hurting her was then hurting me like anything. I badly wanted to get her back, but I knew that I should change. I took my time, analyzed all that happened after she came into my life. Power of love is divine! I realized she was an angel in disguise. While we were in the relation, she tried to teach me many things, which I always failed to appreciate. However, even in her absence she was teaching me many things. Suddenly, my life started getting brighter. I started realizing the meaning of life; I understood what love really is! All I was scared was about getting her back.

It’s time to write to Clara.

Dear Clara,
                   All these years I had been admiring you like an angel. I was so sure that no will beat the impeccable beauty of yours. However, I was always in search of ‘my’ Clara and ultimately someone replaced you in my life. If you weren't in my mind, I would have fallen for an ordinary gal. You taught me how important is to have a ‘perfect’ gal in our life. Yes, she is the one for me! Thanks Clara for keeping me safely for her.

I don’t know how much matured I’m now. All I know is that I love her the most; I will do anything to keep her as the happiest person in the world! Friends, we do share a perfect relation now. She has changed me from a guy to a man. My life has become more responsible and beautiful because of her. I need to tell something to all lovers. To express love is very easy, but it’s too difficult to express it from your heart. A mild touch, a tender kiss, a passionate hug or even the three words ‘I Love You’ are the best ways you can express it. Don’t ever make love a materialistic one. Love with all your heart. Be with her even if everyone turns against you. If she loves with all her heart, be ready to give your life. I deserve to say all these now because I already gave my life to her. Whatever happens, she will be the girl of my life!

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! I like to add one more thing to this. Majority thinks that love reaches the ultimatum through marriage. I consider this as a foolish idea. I believe marriages are the main reason why many of the best relations gets spoiled. Keep on loving your lover till death, that’s where love get its true meaning. An important decision of ours is the reason why I’m telling you all this now. Anything may happen in future. Whatever happens, we will love forever without the support of marriage institution. Sacrifices are sometimes needed to fulfill love. We took this decision not as to spoil the perfect relation we share. This will be a decision we both never regret in life and our life will always be blessed with love! To love is the most beautiful feeling; to be loved is a blessing. Friends, keep spreading love.

Monday, September 30, 2013

When Canaries Cried..

My love for football started in 1998. Till then, I wasn't much aware about the game or the players associated with it. It’s ironic that my love for the game started during the most difficult days of my life. I was admitted in the Sree Chitra Institute for a Neuro surgery then. Reading was the only thing which kept me engaged. My mom used to get me too many magazines in order to avoid boredom. I should say that my reading habit got developed so. Among all the magazines, sports magazines were my favorite one’s. Each magazine had different football stories to tell. To a 10 year old boy who admired only cricket like any other Indian, this was entirely a new and informative experience. The only players I knew till then were like Pele, Maradona etc.! Then my world got wider and was introduced to players like Garrincha, Andre Escobar, Lothar Matthaus, Gabriel Batistuta, Dennis Bergkamp, Di Baggio, Romario, Zico, Higuita etc. (a few among the players I got familiar with) ! However, every magazine had a lot to discuss on one particular team and a player. It’s not difficult to guess that the team was Brazil. Everyone had a lot to tell about the samba style of football. What about the player? Not at all difficult. He is considered as one of the best strikers of all time. The man with 

golden legs..Ronaldo!

I had a special liking towards him. Don’t think it’s because of his talent, because I have never seen him play. Thanks to the surgery, we both had a shaved head in common! I hated to lose my hair. But after seeing Ronaldo, I understood that being bald had a charm too! From all those magazines and terrific history of football triumphs, I was already in love with the Brazilian football team. I used to get score updates from my mom and cousins. I was very much happy with the way Brazil was going forward. Even I used to discuss about the game with one of my doctors. I was on cloud nine when Brazil got into the world cup finals. And luckily, I got discharged 2 days before the finals. The fact that I could see the finals live made me immensely happy, probably the first full length match I was going to watch in my life.

However, all my hopes got dashed when dad asked me to sleep early, so that I avoid getting strained. I went to sleep with a heavy heart. But, God was always on my side that days. I woke up during the match and came to watch it. Luckily, his time dad didn't come up with any objection. However, the game still remains as one of the most tragic experience for me. A spirited French team led by the legendary Zinedane Zidane destroyed Brazil 3-0. Ronaldo was nowhere near to his talent. It was so heartbreaking to see a shattered Brazilian team on the ground. The French supporters in our house were ecstatic. To add to the misery, there was a hoarding at Medical College which showed Brazil 0 – 3 France. I had to see this whenever I went for a checkup! I had already started hating the French team by then. All I wanted was the Brazil team to win the 2002 world cup.

In 2002, all my dreams came true. Brazil won the world cup and Ronaldo was at his top notch form, ended the campaign as the leading goal scorer. What made me really happy was the elimination of the French team in 1st round itself! So 1998 tragedy got covered up somehow. In 2006, Brazil and France had a clash at the quarter finals. Even though I wanted Brazil to win, one man really changed the game with his charming skills. Once again Zinedane Zidane defeated Brazil. However, this time I was really happy seeing the way he played, the talent he possessed. The man I hated the most after 1998 world cup had already become my most favorite footballer at his time in Real Madrid. Sadly, his last game for France ended as another tragedy. The next world cup is coming in a year, and that too in Brazil! There won’t be a Ronaldo anymore; Or the presence of Ronaldhino ‘falling leaf’ kick or mighty Roberto Carlos. I’m not that impressed about the current Brazilian team, but I still wish and hope that Neymar & friends brings the cup back! But, no football lover or Brazilian can forget the 1998 debacle. With all the fond and sad memories, let’s wait for the whistle to blow in Brazil.

Who can forget this Real Madrid Team?