A short story made long...

"Machi...antha pacha color salwar paaruda..appolenthu ennaye paakuthu...idha pathi nee enna ninakara.."
"antha pacha color..poda echakalainu unna soundey ilama thituthu....jaangiri desathila alwa vaanga vachirurathada....machi Ram...ivan kita konjam ushaara iruda..."
"ennikachum paaru...room vaasalla ivan jaadaila oru kuttiyoda ethavathu kutti nika porathu..unna father of foreign coutry aakama ivan vida maatan pola" enru Ram usuppi vida...
Thodarnthu vantha siripalaiyil, midhanthu vantha thenralai aval kadanthu senral..
"hey raam...ennada...enga poita....halo....solrathu ethachum kekaraana paren.."
"dei...machaan...ipo oruthi ponaalay paatheengala...."
"yaarada solra"
"adapavigala..devadaha mathiri oruthi ponalayda...oruthanum gavanikalaya??..rakkai ethachum irukonu than ithana neram uthu paathen...."
"adai...nee paakarathu rekkaiya thedra mathiri illada...u luk as confused as a toodler in topless bar..."
Vedi siripinooday vidai petru kilambiya gumbaludan veedu nooki senran....avan kaalgal munnoki senraalaum..manam avalai nokkiye senrathu...

Marunaal kaalai...weekendla ennalam sothapichonu kavaliyudan officeku seekram vanthaan Ram...vazhakamai super smile vidum receptionist anru muraipudan amarnthiruka...
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Innama Mary...
breakfastuku marie...
enga un aal maari....
ozhunga nee sirikalina ipdi thaan blade poduven sorry..."
enru ega raagathil Ram paaduvathai sagikamal...usualai udirukum siri"poo"kalai Mary udirthaal...
"Thanksda..was feelin a bit let down frm morning....unoda kolai kavidhai cheered me up...adukaga oncemorelaam try pani enna kolakari aakidatha...odha vangarathuku munadi odi poidu..."enru chellamaga mirattinal. Piragu paarkalam enru irukai noki virainthaan....First mailay aapicherkitenthu...(aapicher=PM..avanga baashaila).....it was addressed to his teamleader and himself...
"Hi Reddy... interview scheduled at 10AM..candidates profile as enclosed...cha...idhey pozhapa poachu...training kuduka vendiyathu...ozhunga vela
arambikarathukula...kalyanam aaidichi... pregnancy leave..better offer..mba padikarennu tata katitu kilambida vendiyathu...intha alaunga kita naama matum thaan maatikitu muzhikaroam..varatum...iniki interviewla oru vazhi panidalam...kekara kelvila...venaam saminu odiranum" manasukul karuviyavaray Ram matra velaigalai thodarthaan...
"..HR lenthu koopdraanga...candidate vanthachu..Venus Conference room has been booked for the interview...r u ready?"
"Reddy illa aiyar..."endru kadupudan kadithavaray Ram kilambinan...
He was getting ready with the resume printouts and other docs..when he heared the knock on the door..
"Yes..please.."
"Hi...I am shalini...."
(Ival thaan andha devadhainu speciala vera sollanuma...)
"Hi Shalini..how are u.."
"Me fine...how about u"
"Great..never been better :) (seri adangu..overa oothathanu manasu warn panna...ushaaraanan)"
"Tell me about the PI Architectre.."
Slowly the tech discussion started...she was techinically sound...for each correct answer...he felt happy for her....as if she was inching toward the vacant seat next to him..already she had more than occupied the one in his heartnugarathu vera matter.. The interview went for close to an hour...he was more than satisfied with her replies and was amazed at her tech. brilliance...he made a note of his obs. to Reddy and recommended a secound round...from technical topic the interview ventured into personal details....
"Shalini..i am done with my tech round..u have any questions for me..."
"No sir.."
"Ram..call me Ram...pls wait outside for the sec round.."
Edhachum kelvi ketu inum siridhu neram interviewai extend seithurukalamonu manasu ninaika..avan pager alariyathu...top priority call...piriya manam illathu miratti vantha priority callai attend seiya virainthaan...
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"Hey shalu...nee enga inga..." enru ketta kural noki thirumbiya Shaliniku inba adirchi..."Hey Mary..inga thaan recpt.a work panriya...morning naan vanthapo securityna irunthar..."
"Avar early morning shift..naan regular..wow...evlo naal achu paathu..interviewku vanthia..epdi poachu...."
"sec roundukaaga waiting..."
"yaar interviewer.."
"Some one named Ram..ennama kodanju kelvi kekaran...semma pisthu pola...in between was bit tensed...but he made me relax and i was able to answer confidently...nice chap"
"oh..Ram tk the interview and u r thru to sec rounda..apdina nee selected thaan...he is very thorough with his tech rounds...sec roundlam mostly process and HR thaan...nalla paiyan"
"Hey un kita onnu solta..nethu naanum en friendsum lifestyle poirunthapo naan ivana pathen..he was with one gumbal..i was watching him for sometime...everyone was making some comment or other...ivan mattum silenta irunthan...en friend kooda sonna..unaketha case thaan...seriyana thayir saadam polanu :)...it was a pleasent surprise to see him here...."
"apdipodu...hey...tell me the truth..u interested in him?....paiyana pathi kavalapadatha..naan ceritfy panren...agmark ozhungu pulla..and very sincere and honest guy....i know him for more than a year now...he is always within his limits....enga veetla mattum oknaanganna naanay avani propose panirupen...unaku thaan theriyumla...enga veetla non christian paiyanu sonna konnay potruvaanga..so gud luck to u....."
"che...oray thadava paathatha vachi epdidi ivlo peria decision edukarathu"
"Ivanay unna ponnu paaka vantha enna panirupa?"
"hmmm....nalla pesa kathukita :)"
"appo oknu sollu"
"paapoaam...seri adutha round interview mudichitu unna meet panren"

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5 hours poraadi andha call resolve panni mudithaan Ram. Office vitu kilambum pozhuthu..Chennaiyai thaaka vanthu Vizag pogum cyclonai aval ninaivalaigal thaakina...thannoda interview resultsku kooda avalo kavalapatruka maatan....select aanalo iliyonu...pathatathudan tluku call panan..."Andha ponnu selectedpa...semma brilliant...offer letter kooda kuduthaachu...salary konjam neriya kekra...its upto her now...en unaku vendiya ponna...ivlo visarikara?"
"Naan interview ennaachunuthana keten...neenga thana ivlothaiyum sonnenga...."
"aaha..iduku per than poatu vaangartha...irukatum"
Ennamo ivanay clear panita feelingudan...kaatril paranthan....siragu mulaitha paravaiyai seeri paranthathu avan Yamaha...

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"Hey...Mary..i got thru....offer letter kuduthutaanga..."
"WOW....treat treat..epo join panra..."
"Kandipa treat undu...one month notice period iruku...oru vaaram extra leave poatutu...apruma join panlamnu iruken....by the way enna iniki ponnu paaka varaanga...seekram ponum...naan varen..."
"Wow...All the best...but i will pray that u dont like the guy and same for him...U wont get anyone better than Ram"
"Amma thaaye....un Ramayanam porum...pesama nee madham maari avanai kalyanam paniko"
"hmm...gud idea... "
Sandhosha siripinooday vidai petru senraal shalini...

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Ram veetil:

"Ram...vaada unkaaga thaan waiting..enga vazhakam pola inikum latea varuviyonu ninachen...nalla vela...seekram kilambu..aavadi poga inum one hour aagum.."
"??edhukumma"
"ennada maranthutiya? ponnu paaka poramnu sonenla"
Tsunami thaakiya marinavay kuzhambi ninraan Ram....
"Amma...unkita onnu solanum....."
"ennada...officela ethachum prachaniya..en ipdi pei aranjavan mathiri iruka....seri seri..ellam pora vazhila pesikalam..kilambu mudalla..time aarathu paar...."
Arai manathudan...dress change seithu kondu venda verupaaga kilambinaan Ram...Amma vera caril sendrathaal pogum vazhi muzhudum avan manadinul puzhungi konday vanthaan...

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Meendum meendum mudinthu pona interviewai patriye ninaithu kondiruntha Shaliniyai..conductorin kural nija ulagirku kondu vanthathu..."Emma...idhaan last stop...epdi buslaye thoongidlaamnu irukiya...seekram erangumma...."
Oray thadava paathavan mela ipdi oru aasaiya enru moolai kovithalum..manam muzhudhum niraintha ninaivugal athai adakki aandana...
Varavan yaaranalum...vendamnu solidlaam endra mudivudan veedu nooki senraal shalini...
"Endi...iniki poi interview vachinduirukiye pogathanu sonnenla..paiyan veetlenthu vara neram aaidichi..ivlo latea variye...konjamaachum porupu iruka..seekram poi dress change panindu ready aagu po..."
idellam enga poi...mothu vaangaporatho enru amma munumunuthu konday selvathu kaadhil sannamaga vizha meliyadhai sirithavaaray than roomirku senraal...

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"enpa...kilambarathuku munnadiye..vandilaam check panna mateengala..ipdiya nadu roadla nikka vaippa....abasagunam mathiri aaidichay...ponnu veetuku fonea panni sollunga latea varoamnu....." endru commanding officer rangeuku insructions kuduthu kondirunthal Ramin amma...Ram carilirunthu irangi senrathai yaarum gavanikka villai....

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"Shalini....engadi poi tholanja iva...paiyan veetla vera aala kaanum...ivala dress mathika thana sonen...edachum solra pecha kekrala...inga ellathukum naanay oda vendiyatha iruku.."
Andha samayam fone adikum osai ketu roomuku viraigiral....

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Carai vittu irangi kaal pona pokil senra Ram...vazhiyil iruntha oru parkil amarnthaan....thaan seivathu seriya...oru murai paartha pennirkaga ivavalum hevai thaana enru kuzhappa regaigal avan mugathil kolam poatu kodnu irunthana....irandu mani neram pazhagiya pennirkaga...25 vayathu valarathavargalai vitu pirithal thavaru enra mudivirku vanthaan...manam thelinthavaray thirumbi sella kilambiyavan...edhiray Shalini vara kandu oru ganam kaanbathu kanava ninaiva endru kuzhambi ninraan....oodha nira pudavaiyil kaaliyil officil paarthathai vida azhagai irunthaal...There were thousand statements running through their mind...but..both were tongue tied...their silence spoke many thing which words wouldnt have expressed....yaarai paarthal than manadhil ullavatrai kotti theerthuvida vendum enru ninaithargalao..neril kanda piragu mounamai ninaranar....Shalini broke the silence
"What a surprise..ungala inga meet panuvennu ninakala....enga ivlo thooram"
ponnu paaka vanden enru koora manamillathu...frienda paaka vanthathai samalithaan...
"friend paaka ivlo formalava varuveenga?" enru geliayai Shalini ketka...badil alikaamal punnagaithaan...
"Seri...naan kilambaren...veetla theda poraanga.."enru kilmabiya Shaliniyai..vegu neram paarthu kondirunthaan...
"Inga ennada panitu iruka...anga unna kaanumnu amma bayanthu poi mayakkam vara allavuku aaidichi...konjamachum porupu iruka

unaku...seri...aprum pesikalam..mudhalla kilambi vaa" enru azhaithu senra cousinudan senraan Ram...Shaliniyai maranthavanai....
"Engada pona...ennamo solrenu soniye kilambum poathu...ennada yentha ponaiyachum love panriya...apdi ethachumna soluda..." pathatathudan kaetta Ammavai samaadhanapaduthi..caaril amarthi...pen veetai noki purappataan...
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"Vaanga...vaanga...enga vazhi theriyama kashtapadreengalonu ninachundu, enga akka paiyana ipo thaan therukodiku anupinen....neenga vanthutel.....ukkarungo...kudikka edhachum venuma...." endru anbudan visaarithar penin maama..
"Oru chinna repair..sari panitu vara konja neram aaidichi...." enru koorinan Ram...
"Seri...ponna vara sollunga...avangala paka thanay ivlo thooram vanthurkoam" enru chellamai Ramin amma koora...
Kaiyil coffee thatudan vanthal Shalini..

P.S:
Ipdi oru normal storyku en ivlo periya writeup...well..of all the stories i've written..this one is closer to my heart......en kooda PG padicha en close friendoda story...though his one ended in tragedy...karpanai kadhaila kooda sogam ending enaku pudikaathu. and i wanted to unite them atleast in the story with a happy ending....konjam karpanai...with altered names...and places....padichitu thuppa vendiya mugavari...u know wer.. :D

Comments

prithz said…
firsthuuuuuuuuuuu!!!
KK said…
nemba perusa iruku saga... naan veetukku poi saaptu potu vanthu padikiren...
Syam said…
uuuussss appa padichu mudikarathukulla kanna kattiduchu... soober ah irundhathu story...u know what almost ithey maathiri oru story another blog la padichen...
http://manasukulmaththaapu.blogspot.com/
prithz said…
hey! super cute story.. loved it... the tamil dimension to the whole thing was amazing! sad to note abt ur frnd... but really sweet of u to wrap up with a good ending... :)

btw, first commentu ku konjam paathu pootu kodunga :D
Divya said…
unga kathaikku copyright ethum illayey, yeina........enoda blog story oda resemblence nerya idathula iruku ingey
KK said…
Super kathai Gils...
//Chennaiyai thaaka vanthu Vizag pogum cyclonai aval ninaivalaigal thaakina//
//Tsunami thaakiya marinavay kuzhambi ninraan Ram....//
Super expressions Gils...Naan kathaila twist varumnu paarthen... I thot they will go to see different girl and someone else will come to see Shalini appani ninaichen...
Arunkumar said…
romba long-aa irukku..

long weekend-la paditchittu commentaren :)
gils said…
@Prithz:
jooper..one more to ur icecream list :)

@kk:
hehehee...porumaiya padinga...

@notamai:
isit..lemme chk itout...
gils said…
@pri:
hmmm..enna panrathu..real lifela we dont have such options for rewriting the ending...anyway....

@divya:
!!!jus came frm ur site..wow..kathai mattum illenga..perum kuda similara iruku..i am vidya and u r divya...heheeh...great minds think alikena ithano??
gils said…
@kk:
yeah..first i too tot like tt...but enamo....mood maaridichi

@arun:

:D sure sure
Divya said…
\"@divya:
!!!jus came frm ur site..wow..kathai mattum illenga..perum kuda similara iruku..i am vidya and u r divya...heheeh...great minds think alikena ithano?? /"

unga peru vidhyava, epdeenga shalini nu oru charachter en kathaila neenga heroine ku antha peru vaichirukireenga, epdi ivlo periya coincedence........achariyama irukuthu illa
Venkatesh said…
gils this time I read the story.. romba perusa irudalum kasta pattu padichen..padi padikkum podhe mudive therinchallum vidama padichen..

nalla than eluthureenga love story.. i liked some of the dialogues in the middle.. but it sounded too nice to be true.. next time oru action / adventure story eludunga..
gils said…
@divya:
vaanga vaanga...enna ithana neram onlinea irukeenga?? shd be arnd midnite there rt? or u 2 a raakozhi like us?? :) yeah...story kooda ok..apdi ipdi matichinu solalam..characternamelaam chanceleenga...syam solli thaan unga site theriyum..notaamai kalkitaar..enna ninaivaatral...
gils said…
@venky:
aniyaya porumainga ungaluku :) next time shorta try panren...adventure story venuma...try vettaiyaadu vilaiyadu post..padicihtu adika varapdaathu :D
G3 said…
15th commentukku icecream reservation!!!

Kadhai super.. Enjoyed reading it.. :D Positivevaavae kadhaiya kondu poi positivevaavae mudicha unga nalla manasukku oru periya 'O' :)
gils said…
@g3:
kandipaa..next meetla remind me...i forgot to give ur chocolate last time..and tk it back...autoku wait panna timela saaptuten :D
G3 said…
Aaha.. U remembered and got the chocolate? Great.. Adhukkae oru periya THANKS.. :) Next time meetingla kandippa collect pannidaren.. ippovae mobilela remainder added :)

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