Below is one of the articles i wrote last year whi…

Below is one of the articles i wrote last year while I was in London i dont know if it s an article , I used to call it voltage because we were Elecical engg and Voltage was a cool name So posted below in original ,

Abhi below that is me … read on

VOLTAGE 4

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Hi folks

Abhi: So here I am again with another edition of voltage

You :wont this guy ever stop

Abhi : well not yet, I thought you might like to ..

You : What you thought ..

Abhi: I mena I thought oyu might be interested in,..

You : well frankly I am not but.. go ahead if you are particular

ABhi : It’s voltage 4 ,So folks intersted read on..

Unlike the the first 3 editions of voltage this voltage is differenet as

there are not many chareters in this like before ,the only charecer that

is i this story is Me and Myself , and another important feature is that this time it is

being published from London ah ! nothing liek an oversees edition

I dont know why I am writing this but I just write ..as I have always written

and the most important thing about what I write is I rarely read them once I have written so folks pease generously forgive all spelling grammer and illegibele words sentences Now that I have taken advance Jamyam . the story begins..

ACT 1

The story begins in a litle library called kishath ,this library is a situated in a pretty

rusky old building whihc was once a palace officials house ,the memnership fee of this library s 3 Rs per month , another important feature of this librabry is the number of afternoon chess players that you will see in the library and on a dusky evning you see

Abhi and Shyam playing chess

Abhi : your move

Shyam : Iknow . ( shyam is pondering .. over how to save his bishop )

Abhi : You know I have to head home it’s seven now

Shyam : Nee kurachu advantageous position aanengi ninakkudan veeti ponam ,

I am takig my time

Abhi : oh ok but make it fast ok . I need to get ready for that Math test coming up

Shyam : since when did you start studying for maths tests Holmes

Abhi : Well I have decided to chage no more ozhappal Watson

Shyam : Somebody please pinch me

Abhi : No da I am serious

Shyam : I know and you know that you are the residnet Math whiz of our class

Abhi :Yeah , and you are the physics whiz I suppose. So what was that flaw in the

Einsteins theory of relativity that you found out..

Shyam : There now (moves the rook into position ) now ah

Abhi : Good move.. (thinks over he board )

Shyam : Dont you want to go home now

Abhi : well hang on..

Shyam : Remember the Maths test ..

Abhi : ok ..ok. write the board down .. we will catch up after Math test on thursay

Shyam : ok.. notes down the position and returns the board to the cabinet

Both come out of the library

Abhi : (climbs on the cycle) need a lift home ..

Shyam : Yes .. mind the gutters ok .

Abhi : No one is compelling you .. ah.

Shyam : Hey man have you wondered what will happen to us in future

Abhi : yeah well kind of..but I want to be an engineer you know build dams and stuff

Shyam : I would like to take a PhD in physics

Abhi : Well who know s what life has in store .

Shyam : True but whatever it is going to be I know we wil always be friends..

Abhi : yeah.. I was thinking of that.. math question ..

The cycle and riders fade into the night ..

ACT 2

football ground Zameer is sitting on the half wall near the ground , Abhi comes

Abhi : So had lunch?

Zameer: yeah somehow managed to send it doen my easophagus

Abhi : what ?

Zameer: Food pipe

Abhi : well never was much good at biology though see cant draw much

Zameer: sure, No wonder scince maam caught you with that predrawn picture you traced from

the text book

Abhi : Well I knew how the oicture went but I just was not able to draw it free form

Zameer: But that’s cheating

Abhi : well anyway she almost flunk me by giving 42 although I had scored 92 actually she

penalised me 50 marks so this time no A+

Zameer: Its a good lesson for you

Abhi : Anyway I dont need to learn much biology later on thank god to get into engg

Zameer: we will see where life wil take us pal.One thing I think is we will always be

friends

Abhi : What what did I do to deserve that torture ,I protest

Zameer: You can save the protests for later lets put team gotta play atleast 15 over match

today

Abhi : Ok pal but somebidy got to umpire neutral LBW

Zameer: come on. dont crib just becasue you lost the last match with us

Abhi : well that decision of LBW was not correct you knwo

Zameer: oh yeah..

( both gets up and sprints of.. )

ACT 3

Chemistry lab , students busy with different lab excercises in groups of two we see one

girl frantically looking out of the window. Abhi walks in

Anita : Well there you are ? what took you so long, you know we have to find

analyse 3 salts today ,

Abhi : Skip the lecture ,So yo ugot the salts good

Anita : yeah, and I bet you havent ought Match box

Abhi : well yes , How did you guess that ?

Anita : Never Mind (mutters something )

Abhi : You said something

Anita : well I bought an extra match box for you and one more thing dont speak to me

while I am doing these tests ok .

Abhi : ok , just becasue you bring the match box for me.. in lab does not mean you have to

act so pricey ..and.. well that composition that you let me copy.. and..standing by

my side in that Editorial issue

Anita : looks on.. oh.. really ..

Abhi : But hey Hang on, who helps you with your Pascal lab .

Anita : Hang on . I can ask anyone else .ok.

Abhi : Oh , really accidentaly spill some chemical on his hands

Anita : Mind it , damn .wash your hand

Abhi : Ok. cool you know i dont know why I have to go through chemistry to become an

Engineer,

Anita : stupid question , you got chemistry in the entrance

Abhi : yeah but this lab ..

………..

……….

Anita : Well catch you in class ,

Abhi : why dont you help me with this brown ring experiment for nitrates

Anita : Frankly you are getting a violitish shade ring instead of a brown ring if I were you

I would skip this nitrate part and try Iodide test .

Abhi : ( smiles ) Thanks I owe you one

……………

………….

Act 3

House no 70 C wing ,you can see a lake in the picture and there seems to be muffled sounds

oming form a room and in the room is a guy with a guitar and another guy slouched on the

coach

GWTG (Guy With The Guitar ) : you like this song

GOTC (Guy On The Couch ) : too much noise

GWTG : oh yeah this is the Wall

GOTC : oh really well frankly befeor I met you I never knew much english music

GWTG : This is not english music man this is metal

GOTC : whatever

GWTG : Here listen to this part about where you will feeli like helicopters allaround you

GOTC : What of that

GWTG : Thats just guitar and Drums

GOTC : Oh that really smart

GWTG : See yo are geting the hang of rock and roll

GOTC : Wont impress Liz though

GWTG : What ,What did yo say

GOTC : Nothing,

GWTG : No you said somethig ,

GOTC : Oh yeah , what if I did

GWTG : Well say it agian

GOTC : Well I just wanted to say if you want to impress Liz this wont work

GWTG : Who said I wanted to impress Liz

GOTC : Hey man , you claim I am your best frinend and remeber the day you bought those

drawings to class

GWTG : well yeah , what of that

GOTC : When I asked you for a small draing once I remember your lecture on how you are

attached to that drawing and stuff like that and when Liz cams and asked you said

“Sure Liz … ”

GWTG : Well that does not prove a thing

GOTC : oh yeah it does ,at lease it proves that your best friend wont get a drawing but

Liz can

GWTG : Ok but that is circumstantial evidence

GOTC : and in the class party you were dancing with her

GWTG : What of it you were dancing with Anita too

GOTC : oh well that is different you see eveyone knows me and Anita are freinds from day 1

we were friends even before we were friends

GWTG : Ok agreed then liz is also my friend ok

GOTC : Friend my foot , what was this bands name again “Pink panther did you say ?”

GWTG : (throws up his handds ) Pink Floyd !!

GOTC : Whatever i am hungry

GWTG : Well tell me when you are not ?

voices die down..

well time has passed by I have completed the BTech course which in itself is a big journey

most of my friends I have mentioed bfeore got into engineering colleges , Shyam got into CET

, Anita into REC , GWTG into MA , Zameer ino Model , All of them were really really close

friends of mine at some point in time and in engg colleges I have met so many more friends

some of whom are vert dear and near to me . Deepa , Archie , Jayson ,Siad, SPK (Sam Pavana

and Kaks ) , Ani , vineet, shyam ,Harish ,sanoop to name a few but time has slowly widened

the gap between us and today sitting here I was pondering what is that about life that is so

amazing so mystic that it is never prdictable .Inspite of being so close one drifts apart

from them slowly slowly without you yourself tknowing that the drift has come , slowly but

surely you enter into different worlds into diferent realms

Now today sitting here in London I was saying good bye to a freind whom I met Ahamed and

in just 2 months we have become so good friends and while he was saying that ” I will miss

you whe you are gone ” I sat down and started writing this “what is it that point when a

casual acquaintance becomes a frined and what is friendship anyway ,wha makes you gel with

some but not with the others

” someody once told me friends are people with whom you can sit on a

porch silently all day and them walk out as if you had the best conversation of all ”

Yes thats true frieds are indeed a gift ,and I have also known that

” FRIENDSHIPS are different from relationships ,You can be great chums

with your partner, of course, but a relationship is so much more complex.

It is not only about that enrapturing feeling called love, but –

if you are unlucky – also a host of murky emotions like jealousy, resentment,

anger, pain and despair. Friendship is simpler and fills you, mostly, with harmless Type B emotions-kindliness, fondness, warmth and cordiality. With a lover, you

make demands and have expectations. But with a friend, you’re cool.

You don’t really owe him or her anything, or have to explain much, because,

ultimately, you demand nothing more from each other than pleasant

company and an occasional listening ear”

The older I get the more I value my freinds buy strangely it gets harder and harder for me to maintain them ,In schools you moved in a group and you become close just naturallly but then as you move up into college you are a bit more cautious and when it comes to workplace you are relly scared to make a friend but then some do become close and you never know when they become an integeral part of life one thing could be the same probles or difficult times tat you undergo or helping ewach other out on a rough patch but the fact remains the older you get you will get less and less new freinds you get The most cruellest part of friendship is that it can die ,some through sheer distance ,some through sheer circumstances when somebody moves up in life he or she becomes too busy for you and you dont want to risk rejection by trying to keep in contact with him or her Some you lose when they get married you are not sure if they would still like to be contacted while some simply stop checking mails ,some just gets a new mail id and give it to the list of people they can think on the first shot ,sadly many they miss out unknowingly

such are the cruelties of time

Why I mentioed this is becasue of how my friendship with shyam suddenly died ,we used to talk for long hours in the library under he moonlight when we were walking home ,and we used to call each other and one day he had moved to pandalam and he said he will leave me his new number ,He called me from pandalam once left me his number i wrote it down and that paper got washed in the washing machine and then I waited for his next call for some days he didnt call (whihc was normal) and then some months passed by ( I was a bit alarmed ) and then months became years ( time had pulled the cord on the relation ) and then one day I saw him

we talked for few minutes but we were both rushing off me to office and he to receive somebody but it never felt the same ,I felt awkward stupid,I wished him all the bes t and that was it

Now coming to the present after 2 years of college life I can see thew same thing happen to me with many of my frined slowly but surely I see them drifting apart ,I have not always tried my level best to keep those bonds but surely I have tried one of the reason why I made this mailing list ,I dont know if I will write another voltage I am hoping that I wil but I am starting to feel awkward writing voltage now and presenting to you as the number of people I can assosciate are slowly fading in numbers So waht I would like to say is that please keep in touch with your friends dont lose them even if you have not phoned them up for months its ok ,pick up that phone and call them now . or take a post card and write a letter , and lastly let me quote something that i heard once

” Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by our own wrong decisions and by circumstances and by others. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Each one is special in his own way – Don’t ever forget it! Never let yesterday’s disappointments overshadow tomorrow’s dreams. ”

I wish you all the very best !!

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~ by abhilashms on February 16, 2004.

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