Well what exactly is friendship!
What is that binds two people together or their souls together without any expectations or gain, so let me tell you this is what is referred to as the purest form of love called Friendship. It’s really an essential part of one’s life whether one is at school, office, college or sitting free at home during old time. I still remember when I was in class 3rd, a new girl entered in the class and my class teacher, Ritu appointed me to help her out. I was so elated over this opportunity that I got a chance to be her friend and a beautiful journey started itself from there. We used to attend classes together, attended debates collectively, participated in co-curricular activities to dancing together. So, Pratykesha was my first closest friend of childhood. Then many more added gradually, from 2 people to 4 together, we became best friends. We used to eat chole-rolls worth Rs 2 during our recess period and eat Ice-lollies worth Rs 5 only, that orange flavour still relishes my mind. We used to be so happy in our own company that we almost forget our worries, marks and ranks against the wave of chirpiness or jolliness you can say.
Then as time passed by, I made some new friends post 7th Class, and some of them are still in touch with me, now that I’m a grown up 27 year old adult. Whenever I see their posts on social media or whatsapp update, my heart skips a beat. Then, came the final day i.e. the scribble day after which we all were about to separate from each other forever. With tear in our years, to few who turned couples to few smiley faces, we all scribbled what not on each other’s shirt and bade a last bye to each one of us. That’s how friends ended up in school. I embarked into a new journey of being into college, I studied Pharmacy for 2 years, though it was done forcefully, still somehow I managed to pass my time in that building situated in Pushp Vihar, MB Road; Saket. During the first day itself I met two people, Lipika to whom I call Bunnu and Akaash and just by looking at them, I knew that these will be my comrades during my tenure at DIPSAR and the same thing happened. From bunking classes, to listening to break up-patch stories from Bunnu to always guiding Akaash to attend classes and playing basketball with him in the Sports Complex, time flew up. I would say that I really would not have not been at the same place and situation, if I hadn’t have met these people in my life. So, if someone says that people come for a purpose in your life, he/she must have been 100% correct. They have motivated me at every step. Though we do not catch up that often nor we exchange calls on a daily basis, but whenever we do, it feels the same. Now that’s the charm of friendship. You can pour your heart out, you can sing in a crooked voice in front if them, still they won’t beat you or judge you,if you are in a bad mood, or you are missing your crush, or want to hang out, bunk office/lectures, feeling low, or let’s just say someone stooped so low, said you what not or your boss shouted over you, then for all such cases who is there with us in the hard times, none other than those precious gems called Buddies. For me, my present work place sometimes become unbearable but I’m pacified as I have two precious people beside me who always cheer me up with their jokes/chats/gossips and a lot more. Garima and Vipul, my dearest companions showed me that it’s right to say a no to negative stuffs around you, they have been more close to me than most of my blood relations. I’ve never felt more safe with a guy than being with Vipul, I’ve never felt economically challenged since Gary has always supported me during my tough times, has it been arranging interview calls for my brother or asking me about my health whenever I’m sick, waking up till 12 to wish me during birthdays and sacrificing her sleep. I really can’t imagine my life without all these people. The same-way, I have my SOL friend with whom I’ve done my Graduation; Aradhna Lamichane, I really do not know if this time I’ve pronounced it correctly as she will beat me up as she used to do whenever I used to call her by that name. She has been with me and always motivated me to study, where I used to give up on my tight schedules of Office-College-Tuition. I used to miss my classes on weekdays, but she used to send me pictures, used to get books issued for me, really, I can’t stay without saying a big thank you to her, that I have been able to give my exams successfully with her aid.
Then the list doesn’t ends here as I have followed these 27 years of my life, I’m grateful to my extended family members named Proloy, Shagun my ex office mates then Shadaad, Shahla, Nupur and Srishti who have been there with me through all my thick and thins. Sometimes life gives you such great people upon whom you trust blindly knowing that you will never be deceived. Further, to this I would like to add an anonymous person to whom even if I forget, I shall never be able to pay his debt. That person helped me out financially when I badly needed extra money as the present salary was not able to meet the ends, I’m more than entitled to that friend.
Apart from all such instances, life has taught me a lot that with time, people change and yes, the same happened and is happening as well. Many of us, have lost ties/relations with each other due to misunderstandings, gossips, hatred or priorities. But what all of these people have done, is that they have given me truck loads of beautiful memories which I cannot forget or erase from heart or mind even If I try to. So, no matter where ever your present friend is give him/her a call more often, chat a little as you never know when shall be the last time you are talking to them. If you have time & money, go venture mother nature collectively, attend each other’s party, marriage ceremonies, or some of us might enjoy baby showers as well. All such occasions leave a mark on one’s psyche and one should own it because it’s beautiful.
I have types of friends, and one such type is Shikha Parihar, my askmebazaar’s team mate and to whom I was a trainer as well. Initially, when she came I did not like her at all but then as I came to know her, I went gaga over her, we gelled up so well, people in the office used to get jealous some times, used to back bitch as well but our bond was rock solid and nothing would harm us. She has introduced me to some interesting stuffs like some of the greatest web series. From Suits to F.R.I.E.N.D.S to Big Bang Theory to all the latest tracks, that’s how it all started. I almost discuss every new movie, latest English tracks with her, I just love the level that we share. Our’s is a totally different chemistry, what Mike is to Harvey, Shikha is to me.Though she shows how tough she is on the outside, I know how soft she is on the inside, she doesn’t carries her heart on her sleeves and that’s the most unique thing that I adore. I can’t forget the day when she received a box full of chocolates from her then would be hubby ‘Rahul” and she let some other girl open that pack and share it among others and not me. I was so furious with her, we had a heated conversation post that, now that’s the sweetest part of friendship, it has jealousy, possessiveness, love, hatred and what not, all kinds of emotions in a short span of time.
Now as I end this piece of writing, I would like to state that last but not the least, I’ve beautiful memoir cum saga of Jodhpur and Lansdowne Trip all because of my friends, I love you a lot; to those who are no more in contact and obviously, to those who are still there.
I shall never be able to forget any Nitish, Rakhi, Nikita, Deepika, Jyoti, Abhishek, Sumbul, Ryhthm, Meghna, Divya, Soumya, Farhana and Charu and the list will go on as I will be making some more in the coming years.