For the first time in quite a few months, I didn’t have company at all in the bus for one whole week, last week. Either I was busy and had to leave late or my friends were busy. But I was so lost in reading ‘The Namesake’, which I had started reading last Tuesday, that I was enjoying reading a book after a long time with a passion I had lost yet again, that I didn’t have time for any other thoughts. But, day before yesterday, when with a ‘Blandings Castle’ book in my hand, I was just vaeDikkai paatthufying, my thoughts wandered a couple of years back.

The time when one of the first few friends whom I made at work became one of my close friends, thanks to our non-stop chatting in the bus about every topic imaginable. Books, blogs, my initial hesitation about whether to start a blog or not, movies, life, future, friends, weekend plans, Monday morning blues, school, college, work, colleagues, our dreams – fulfilled and unfulfilled (or should I say the-then-yet-to-be-fulfilled?) ones, all those china china aasais that one has 🙂 , sunrise/sunset, Marina beach, music, ARR and of course, Sanjay/TMK (She was forced to hear my raving about them despite not even having heard their names before she came to know me! Poor girl! 😉 ) and just about everything else! I suddenly started missing those days! It has been more than a year and a half since she quit her job to pursue her dream of doing her masters. But till this day, no chat of ours is complete without us reminiscing about those days. But for infrequent chats, we are not in touch regularly. But she tells me she reads my blog. 🙂

P.S.: After a long, long time, I wrote, rather typed in my mobile, a post in the bus today evening. And that post, of course, is the one that you finished reading just now 😛

6 thoughts on “Nostalgic!

  1. R Sathyamurthy


    Thinking of taking an “Autograph”?

    It would have been a nice read if you typed the blog in sms language – one should not type full words with Mobile; it is just not mobiliquette 🙂

  2. Madhusudhanan.J

    hehe 🙂 🙂 nice old days 😛 I dazzled my grand mom with names of Sanjay & Tm Krishna 😛 Grand Mom was like now you tokin a like an Iyer 😛 😛 courtesy Ur blog 😛

  3. Rukesh

    Hey aparna,

    Hope you are doing good!!

    Last sunday, i attended the ARR’s felicitation program conducted by Cine-Mus Assoc.

    Thanks to Telugu Music Composer- Koti for giving me the pass to enter….

    It was awe-some as all the music stalwarts had assembled there…..Nice experience…

    -Rukesh D

  4. Sathej

    That was a nicely written post, Aparna. Nostalgia is indeed one of those things that seldom fail to touch people. We always cherish moments spent like those with our close friends and long for those..


  5. Aparna

    That’s great!! 🙂 Just watching it on TV yesterday was itself such a great experience for me! And you say you watched it live! Lucky you! 🙂

    Thank you


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