Monday

Amigo Amigo!



Birthdays are the most exciting day for all of us. The special phone calls at 12, birthday bumps, party with friends, etc., all that makes us excited from the previous day itself. However, I always remember my birthday with a shock. It’s unusual that a guy joins a school in the final days of an academic year, that too a tall and handsome guy. However, why did Nipin join on January 13 itself? Our English teacher Josephine Miss was the one who asked me to welcome him with a toffee and shake hand! And there started the tale of our friendship. First, I believed he was thrown out of previous school for some illegal activities. However, with an innocent face and behavior, he became the favorite of everyone! Without wasting any time he made a lot of fans in every class. Basketball was the key to his success. Well, I can surely say he was the first basketball player whom our school saw!



Many of you may have read about him from my previous blogs, so I’m not going to say in detail about him. Best friends can even get you into troubles at times. He was always an expert in that. In simple, he can be compared to Stifler in American Pie or Kumar in the Harold&Kumar movie series. He has a special knack for getting me into troubles. In 11th standard, I had to visit our student councilor for some reason. Those days she called up guys to discuss only about love troubles. Unfortunately, he saw me getting into her room. As I expected when I got back all sorts of stories were spreading. Many came to ask about my love failure story, the mental trouble I was experiencing, etc....huh, I was totally screwed. I was relieved that he didn’t say that I went to make love with her! He even screwed me during 10th standard model exam. We decided not to study Malayalam for the last model exam as the question paper always had been repeating questions. I stopped writing after two hours, but he went on writing something until the end of examination. When I asked about that he said he was looking at a gal for three hours. I shouldn’t have believed him. When the marks got out, I got a decent pass mark, whereas he stood among the toppers of that subject! Well, I do like to share all such screwed instances with you all, but that may put me in another trouble soon.



Whatever happens, he’s my best friend forever. Day before yesterday we had the decennial celebration of our friendship. As Achu always says he’s a best friend whom anyone can ever get. After seeing this, he may say that I’m jealous of him, that’s why I’m writing all these stuffs. Definitely, I was jealous because of the fan base he had among gals. In fact, he was a champion in every game he played. Still, he dumps me into troubles whenever he gets a chance. Though I say all these, he’s a guy whom we can really depend on. He brings a lot of smiles to everyone. Very friendly guy with whom we will always have fun. It’s hard to get such good friends these days. This time my birthday was truly a special one. Thanks to my dearest sister Achu, my friends (Nipi,Tarun,Giri), and my cousins for making this an ever memorable one!

(PS: The title is taken from Nipin's favorite dialogue in the film Urumi. Sorry for the late publication!)

Wednesday

2011 in a glance!




Well, everybody seems to be so busy with 2012 wishes and resolutions. However, I’m sad that 2011 got over this fast. The year happened to be an amazing one for me. When compared to the previous year’s this year wasn't that struggling. Writing was again the spotlight of 2011. I could retain my good name as a writer. The main thing was that I started writing again in Malayalam with the dream of publishing a book. And I’m happy to say that my dream is getting closer. The total views of my blog crossed 10,000, and my articles about Padmarajan and Monisha (my personal favorites) crossed 1,000 mark. It’s so proud to know that my articles are being received well by many. I hope you all can expect better articles this year and sometimes even new level of writing from me. 


November 2011 will hold a special place in my heart forever. It’s the month when I, and Chintoo Chettan celebrated our sister Achu’s birthday. The whole month we were busy making plans to surprise her. Those days were too exciting as I woke up every day with the aim of finding some interesting gifts for her. At last, everything worked out as we planned, maybe better than we expected. What matters for us is her happiness, and we weren’t let down. I would love to thank my sister for presenting us with some of the beautiful days of our life. Be the light and strength of our life forever! November was also the month which blessed me with a job. I was appointed as the special correspondent for JaiHo News. I’m totally in love with my job, which gives me the space for doing something creative. 


It would have been an utter bore year if my friends weren’t in Trivandrum. Majority of the hangouts continued to be with YODC. We had cricket matches, parties, chat sessions at Kowdiar Park (Balan will hate this), Kanakakunnu, etc. As usual, victimizing someone in our gang continued, and I got more chances last year. However, it was great to be with all of them, especially Chegu, Archit, Abi, Balan, Prabhu, Lutta and Arshad Ikka.  And not to forget my dearest cousins and close friends like Nipin, Tarun, Jai, Vaisakh Chettan, etc. Meeting with my Chinmaya friends was a really special moment as it happened almost after 10 years. I take this opportunity to thank all my dear friends and well wishers for their never-ending support. When it comes to extracurricular activities like drinking, last year was an excellent one. Too many interesting incidents happened but to write it fully I will need another blog. Well, I could contribute nicely to Kerala State Beverages Corporation and even had a good share during the record Onam sale. 


Film Festival (IFFK 16) was another great memory of 2011. The film festival wasn’t a best one, but it was a fresh experience for me. I could watch movies from different parts of the world, meet new people, etc. I, Vishnu Raghav and Anu Mohan had an interesting film festival. Their film is getting released tomorrow, and I really wish it does well. I can’t conclude this blog without talking about the movies I saw last year. Many movies impressed me like Traffic, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Engeyum Epodhum, etc., but a majority of the movies disappointed me. ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Damascus with Love’ were the movies which I fell in love with. These are the movies which we will love to watch repeatedly. The year 2011 ended in a sad note as my grandfather passed away on 25th. That’s a big loss for our family. However, I’m proud to say that I was fortunate to share a drink with him. In spite of some losses, last year was a tremendous one for me, maybe the best in recent times. Hope next year will have more special events in store. I wish everyone a very happy and safe year ahead. May god bless you and let all your dreams come true!