SUBHIKSHA, I MISS YOU

The more I thought of Subhiksha the more sad I grew. It was one month since had left for good. What might she be doing? Was she looked after well in her new abode? Thoughts such as these gnawed at my cortex as I sank deep into melancholy. I tried to forget her by looking at the new entrant in my life — Deepti.


Subhiksha wasn’t her real name. She was born Padmini. But I rechristened her as when she for the first time rolled into my life in 1981. I chose the name hoping that her arrival would herald an era of prosperity in my life. She was loyal and obedient. My wish was a command for her. She served me well for four years despite occasional tantrums she threw.

But when the time came for her to take a bow and depart, I was distraught. Yet, I had to do what I did. It was inevitable that she moved to some unknown shores. I spread the word that Subhiksha was up for grabs.

The next day the suitors came. They ignited her soul and listened to her contented purr. They took her into the town to see how she behaved. They peeped under the bonnet and checked the carburetor, the engine, the battery and the Delco — the works! Finally a willing suitor struck a deal and paid the cash. I signed the transfer papers and handed over the registration certificate. She was driven out of the garage as I watched her disappear into the horizon.

It was time for me to start with my new car — Deepti.


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5 Responses

  1. Service_to_all says:

    Hello,

    That is creative writing sir. To ensure that the reader goes through the entire article with some conceived end, but the actual turns out to be different.

    Regards,
    SERVICE TO ALL

  2. lkjhgf says:

    So stupid it was , read the whole blog i thought the story is interesting and at the end i came to know its a car.

    The virtue lies in the struggle, not the prize.
    -lkjhgf

  3. lkjhgf says:

    Dont give this much respect by saying sir, I am very much smaller than u both from age and also from the thinking level.

    For just saying also dont use that word plz. I dont have the capabilities for that.

    The virtue lies in the struggle, not the prize.
    -lkjhgf

  4. madhu_vamsi says:

    Hi First of all I thought you are talking about the Subhiksha (Reliance shops), later you turned the topic towards the car and the climax was superb.

    With love Madhu….

  5. Service_to_all says:

    Hello,

    Respect is neither for age nor for any other levels or capabilities. Respect comes from accepting a person as it is.

    Never underestimate yourself. Every one is capable and can achieve.

    Regards,
    SERVICE TO ALL

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