Independence

Sam ‘I am independent today.. after all the struggle of our ancestorial leader.. here am tryirng to justify my stance only to find a police case being filed on me’

6 decades earlier

Sam’s grandfather ‘this is the only way we can get freedom. If anyone snatches what is our right.. we will surely ensure we revolt’

Jose is Sam’s grandfather who is a freedom fighter.. A patriot.. Still alive

Jose’s son is Manuel a shrewd business man. He has taken this opportunity of Jose to get favor from government and is running a highly successful textile company..

Manuel’s son is Sam… who cares for expression of speech.. and Sam’s girl friend Mary is a political journalist

Present

Sam ‘did I make a mistake?’

Mary ‘expressions on issues like genocide or oppressions or lynching.. obviously you can voice opinion’

Sam ‘my father Manuel has repriminded me.. he wants me to steer away from controversies and business affects’

Mary ‘the choice is yours.. be with your father and run the business or voice your opinion and be with the movement to fight out injustice’

Sam returns home..

Manuel ‘stay away from her.. she influences you’

Sam ‘Dad.. I know the fate of my mom’

Flashback

Manuel ‘In business.. no one really cares of emotions.. ‘. He shoots his wife Jane point blank..

Present

Sam ‘you got lost’

Manuel ‘business is most important’

Sam ‘do you know the millions in open arrest.. ‘

Manuel ‘I don’t care.. an incident shook me’

5 decades earlier

Manuel is fired by his father for taking advantage of him

Jose ‘Manuel.. how could you do this.. you have almost converted her to a religion you chose’

Manuel ‘it is voluntarily done’

Jose ‘so.. tomorrow what if your son is facing this situation’

Manuel ‘he will do what is right’

Jose ‘You named Jannat as Jane’

Manuel ‘only because of my love for her’

Present

Manuel ‘only I know the love for her..’

Sam ‘then why you killed her’

Manuel ‘she got to know a very high profile terrorist attack strategy. A hardcore adventure journalist.. she put the whole notes in a secret coded bank locker’

Sam ‘and then?’

Manuel ‘you were kidnapped.. and I had a choice’

Sam ‘what.. either kill her or let them kill you’

Jose comes in..

Jose ‘Manuel.. some secrets need not be revealed’

Sam ‘what happened?’

Manuel ‘Dad.. let me explain to Jose’

Manuel ‘My father asked me to save you’

Sam has tears in eyes..

Sam ‘why all this. ?’

Jose ‘no one understands the pain Manuel went through because of me being freedom fighter.. either a force or compulsion.. Manuel had to get into business with all sort of folks to save me’

Sam ‘what?’

Manuel hugs Sam

Manuel ‘the world had so many independence struggle.. but eventually all learnt tolerance.. all forgave too.. but then politics is such, where only divide and rule functions.. so’

Manuel ‘Sam.. you have a choice.. go ahead with your struggle or just focus on business’

Sam ponders..

Next day

Sam ‘Mary.. I have decided to be part of the movement’

Mary ‘so another struggle for my kid like your father’

Mary hugs Sam

Sam ‘I love you too much Mary.. am there to support you’

Mind, Heart and Body

Mind, Heart, Body

Mind ‘all of you need to be together. You too should enjoy all the rights like we’

Heart ‘no.. I don’t think our ideologies match. I may not enjoy it and will rather be alone’

Body ‘hey.. am detoriating.. why cannot mind and heart synchronize.. why such mismatch’

Mind ‘because heart it too emotional’

Heart ‘because mind is too ruthless’

Body ‘hope peace prevails’

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Mishap

A sudden morning attack and everything gone..
Hate has seaped into individuals to such an extent that there are so many exchange of hate messages due to social media…
Does God really want an End? and have a new beginning?

God ‘I do not know why it happens.. all messengers are supposed to do only good’

Human ‘Me too… Do not know whom to believe, whom to worship.. what is the final outcome’

God ‘Historically good and evil both thrived… The good over evil is the final outcome’

Human ‘but at what cost?’

God ‘all have become angels. Self realization and actualization will happen for sure one day’

Blast

Neeru ‘hey let us meet exactly at 5 pm on highway’

Parmit ‘sure… I really admire.. you are running away from your home just to be with me… how much our distance love made me vulnerable, nervous’

After 3 days.. it is sunshine as usual..

It is Army zone and the buses are being screened.

Parmit ‘Neeru.. be absolutely careful.. lots of security checking’

Neeru ‘If god wishes.. we are going to meet for sure.. I informed my parents that it is a college excursion’

Parmit ‘how much far you are from Milestone Food Mall’

Neeru ‘hardly 10 minutes’

After 10 minutes..

Parmit hears a huge commotion. All running towards a big blast which has happened’

Parmit ‘Neeru.. where are you.. hope all fine’

Neeru’s phone is switched off..

Parmit too rushes and finds over 30 plus dead.. scattered..

Parmit begins crying…

till then Neeru arrives and pat’s Parmit back..

Parmit hugs Neeru and says ‘I love you too much.. I thank god that you are saved’

Neeru ‘life is such that we do not know to feel sad or happy… everything looks rosey and then this disaster’

Multiple army van arrive and the dead bodies are being taken over..

Everywhere a flash emerges ‘we want to retialate’

Neeru and Parmit reach a temple near by and get married..

At night

Parmit ‘do you feel we created a crime’

Neeru ‘relax.. do not worry too much… love drives people to do crazy things.. some even kill, seek revenge because of love.. only think love needs to not create unrest’

Parmit ‘but it will happen, your religion, community everything different’

Neeru ‘why cannot we set example that LOVE cannot be defeated’

Parmit ‘How?’

Neeru ‘let us announce to the world that ‘

Next day
‘breaking news.. on one side there is a war threat and on other side a love story… Should these folks be punished’

Multiple opinion polls come in..

Both Neeru and Parmit are in strict custody’

Police “You can be booked for terrorism’

Both echo ‘why?’

Police ‘don’t you hear the unrest.. the whole country is full of emotions’

Neeru ‘this is peace experiment for you.. let us wait and watch’

2 days latter

Police ‘never imagined.. 1 million wish you both should get settled and another 25000 troll you, 50000 hate you, 100000 want to kill you’

Neeru smiles

Neeru ‘just for a small hate population, we forget love.. we forget peace.. I sincerely wish the soul’s departed get peace… My heart goes for all who died.. but security lapses.. imagine I was traveling in a civil bus.. and still reached in time’

Police look at each other..

Neeru ‘what you plan to do?’

Police ‘an enquiry… we will trace you and’

Neeru ‘hope so….’

Before Police realizes.. both Neeru and Parmit disappear…

Police ‘unbelievable.. is it ghost or real.. are they existing’

4 week latter

Neeru’s family ‘our family decided to disown her.. and she was killed by mob’

Parmit’s family ‘do not talk about him.. he committed suicide just few months back’

Police Ahmed ‘seriously when peace will come in.. not sure.. hope so..’

Oh I see – you only liked me.. and didn’t love me?

Manuel ”it really surprises.. after all these years of friendship, when I declared, I loved you.. you say there is absolutely nothing.. you only liked me.. you never loved me… can you tell me.. difference between love and like”

Sarah ”love means a physical and mental attraction.. a need to be intimate’

Manuel ‘so.. without physical elements.. love is meaningless”

Sarah ‘pauses

Sarah ”no.. I mean to say.. love needs to be bind two individuals to one common goal.. purpose.. culminate in something special”

Manuel mock smiles..

Manuel  ‘what is like”

Sarah ‘we like someone.. but it is not necessarly love.. heart doesnt beat for that person”

Manuel ”is it not lust there..”

Sarah ‘love. is not lust”

Manuel ‘seriously Sarah.. never know.. but we human get away by declaring love, like or lust the way we wish too.. thoroughly confused.. someone besides you.. you only like.. someone so remote.. you love.. and someone in dream.. you lust… so where are you loyal to anyone.. isn’t loyalty too a factor?”

Sarah is silent..

Sarah ”am not in love with you.. am sorry”

3 months later

Sarah ”just came out of that episode.. he ditched me”

Manuel is silent

Manuel ”but you were in love with him”

Sarah ”not sure.. maybe it was just that he only liked me.. and didn’t love me”

Manuel plants a kiss on Sarah’s lip

Manuel ”Sarah.. everything is in mind.. the fact that two individuals like each other, means they love each other too.. but just a sense of non-commitment comes.. we wait for the best or feel someone best out there is more suited to us.. and then the love-like-lust drama…”

Sarah ”still not sure.. only you remained besides me always.. but I do not love you”

Manuel ”Sarah… am getting married next week. She is Farida.. I met her.. liked her.. and just proposed her.. she noded yes.. may be love will happen after marriage”

Sarah ”this is shocking.. you never informed me.. who will be with me in my lows then”

Manuel ”of course i will be there.. as you do like me right?”

Sarah is silent

Sarah ”how I wish this like / love new names come in.. some common name.. LOKE .. how is this name.. an amalgamation of like and love.. . I LOKE YOU’

Sarah ”hey.. yes now i got this meaning.. LOK.. Locking.. means if someone loves someone.. someone wishes to put a lock around and bind someone”

Manuel bursts laughing..

Sarah ”seriously.. was I in love with you earlier?”

Manuel ”you missed the boat.. it is only FARIDA for me now’.. I am LOKED. She is also an entrepreneur.. will be her partner.. so good opportunity for me to pursue my dream”

 

Dark Stories

a boy and girl were happily in love till one day, the boy suspected girl for causing him trouble at work and left her. 2 years latter, he realized that it was the jealous friend of him, who caused this misunderstanding so as to get closer to girl but.. what happened next…  She had hung herself ..

a startup went bust and the CEO just ran off to UK.. However his family members back in India.. bore the brunt.. till one day.. he realized that his only daughter had now taken to drugs and his son was found guilty of cheating a company of Rs1 crore..  He could have chosen to return back.. but then he felt, there is something beyond his control.. He sent some sorry emails and letters to his family..

Life can take a U turn anytime..

Suspicion, running away from situation can anytime lead us to problems .. sooner or later.. Better to understand the issue and sort it out, rather then bottling emotions and leaving space for more dark stories.

 

Do I owe you anything?

Sam is a happy go lucky guy.. full in love with his parents aged 65 and 70 respectively..

One day father Rahul gets a heart attack and he is gone for ever leaving behing Sam and his mom..

Sam is 25, and as his mom struggled to have kid.. it was after near 2 decade, he came on earth with god’s grace..

Needless to say Radha , his mom loves Sam tremendously..

Sam.. is Shyam.. who has moved over to USA and has removed HY to make the name more familiar..

One day Sam gets a frantic call from his mom

Radha ”Sam.. you have never told me, that you removed me from the bank account joint holder ? the bank refused to give me even money..  ”

Sam ”Mom.. relax.. my girl friend Somya felt.. better to have control right away rather then getting into settling all that.. ”

Radha ”smart girl.. so she is ensuring no complexity comes when am dead”

Sam ”nothing like that mom”

Radha “how should I fend then?”

Sam ‘See I will try to send US$100 per month.. it will be in my common friend”s account and he will give you in cash”

Radha remembers the struggle to have Sam reach earth..

Radha ‘seriously.. a name I thought would make you be like the most beloved Lord and I regret naming you Shyam too”

Sam ”hey relax mom..  why are you so worried. am there to look after you”

Radha ”how is your startup doing?”

Sam ”excellent Mom.. just raised US$2M”

Radha ”Am happy.  ”

Sam ”am still your kid mom.. just understand why am doing so.. just to ensure no complexities come in account handling”

Radha ”Do I owe you anything further?”

Sam is silent..

The phone is disconnected.

(This piece of writing is absolute fiction.. no relevance, coincidence with dead or alive and not intended to hurt any religious or any sentiments..  It is just a trend observed where kids are not taking care of their elders..  not sure why? but it is really sadenning to see elders wiping away their entire funds to groom kids, train and educate them and subsequently only to land themselves in mess..

wake up call for all elders to be careful and ensure everything is in your hand till you live and keep loving your kids all the way.. do not go overboard in emotions and repent later”

For youngsters : look at all the years of your life.. Friendship day also means being friends with your parents. I am sure all are friends.. if not, tomorrow is another opportunity for you

Happy friendship day