June 1, 2007

Devdas

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I can literally smell the cold virus. Anytime. Anywhere. The sensation when it first enters my nose is like no other. The other day i was standing by the window,attracted to it due to the sights and sounds outside. Winds lashing wildly and rains falling in huge drops. The Summer Sun had been unrelenting before that, and the wild storm had come as a welcome relief. Almost a wild relief, I must say.

The gusts of wind were pleasant. Even playful. They were trying to meddle with my newly shortened hair& how?! Not in full force- just with how much pleasant force was possible through the window. Outside they were wild. Inside they were gentle.

And just then, I had that familiar feeling; of the cold virus visiting my nose, and sniffing the insides of my right nostril greedily. The air it released inside my prized nostril, within a jiffy, was warm- the signature of the revisiting cold virus. That signature feeling, which I had had my maiden experience of, during my stay in Delhi for my 11th and 12th. I had perfected the feeling over those two years while over there. And the perfecting art continued even after I came back to Bhubaneswar.

Not that the cold virus did not exist in Bhubaneswar (before I went to Delhi). Just that it had not acquainted itself with me as strongly in my birth town. But believe me. In Delhi, it became my lover. And an obsessive one at that.

Every season change found the cold virus finding me.

A slight rain, and it caught me and forced itself on me.
The first coming of winter, and it caught me and grew wilder loving me.
The end of winter and the start of summer and some cold drinks( even a wee bit of cold water), and it wildly loved me.

It came back to torture me every season. And each time I knew it whenever it might have just even touched my nose. No it wasn'tGabbar Singh and did not have footsteps. But it had that habit of releasing warm air when it touched my under-nostril skin.

My body always bravely fought back and let it know how much I absolutely detested it. But the illogical lover would listen to nothing. It would relentlessly rape me every season and cause my nose to bleed with salty water and block my breathing and make me sneeze unendingly and choke me obsessively to force me to accept it, and leave me weak and conquered.

And gradually I found, I had no escape from being the obsession of this relentless lover. I could feel the antibody soldiers within me slowly losing their ability to fight. Almost unbelievably and unintentionally, I became Chandramukhi welcoming Devdas into the Chaukhat of my luxurious nose. Defencelessly forced into prostitution.

Now, Devdas comes whenever he likes. He revels in the clarity of my nose, in the submission of my body to its whims, in its ability to wield its power and dominion upon me.......

And thus he found me again while I was standing by the window. On the day of the first thunder shower in summer, and he found me and sniffed me greedily, as though he had missed me badly since long. Precisely, since the last season change. He uses me as a prostitute, disposes me and does not forget me.

He comes back again.

He is Devdas. The cold virus.

27 comments:

  1. i would have certainly proposed without caring for ur answer if u were my type :) ... (though it doesn't concern if i like u in that way or not :D )

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  2. @ ashona

    thank Goodness I m nt ur type.

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  3. mmm...cold i see...lemon works :D he he!
    and by the way, cold loves your nose, dosnt use it as a prostitute...love keeps comin back :)
    and as usual, beautiful post...
    n please, blog more often :(

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  4. @wildflower

    'love' is when the lover is gentle, compassionate, kind, does nt wanna hurt the loved one in any way........but the virus is a monster.......it does nt 'love' me bt is intrested in an important part of my body.
    & tortures me so badly making my voice & head sore.
    nw got it?!

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  5. tumhara pyar tabhi tumhara hai jab woh tumhe chhod ke jaye aur fir waapas tumhare hi paas aaye!
    :)

    actually, the imagery is profound! i dont need to even say that i got too much into the skin of the character... [of the virus :P]

    lovely yaar! it's always a levely breather to read sumthing from you out of the whole clutter! and nonetheless, inspiring writing skills!!! surely, you are gifted Ms. Sabat! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Pranav! Missing U on my blog! When r U comin back?!!

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  6. Baap....that "bloody fool" virus is already bonkers over you...such write-ups will entice him to be your permanent guest....as ur shubh-chintak....i advice excellent writing with caution....lolz!!

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  7. Intriguing...Held my attention...

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  8. You seem to be infected by a virus called creativity :)

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    1. :D Thanks so much Biswanath! U've not visited my blog since long! U mst come! :)

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    2. Agree to Bishwanath's comment :) May the creativity virus strike more of us :)

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    1. Yes! I am blogging more often! :D Hope U keep visiingt often too! :)

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  10. O' Paro! Your creativity is wonderful.
    MAy Virus Bless you more often. Happy Cuddling buddy.

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    1. Ha ha! Thanks a lot Shadab! :D Yet plz dnt wish me 'happy cuddling' with this monster possessive lover called 'cold virus'! :P I really really dnt want him back!

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  11. Little bit of wine helps I have heard, but don't get addicted. :)
    Great write up!

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    1. Thanks Indrani! Well I'm a complete non-drinker...nvr tasted wine as well! :D Dnt plan to also!;)

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  12. Lol..what a comparison..! great !..BTW..on a serious note , you can try drinking lemon juice with warm water in the morning before breakfast to avoid this.

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    1. Hey thanks Maniparna! Welcome to my blog! Thanks for the lemon advice, also given in comments section by my friend Wildflower! :D

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  13. thanks for the smiles, as infectious, but harder to spread tthan a virus :-)

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    1. Thanks a lot Monideepa! Welcome to my blog! Hope U com more often for more smiles! :)

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  14. Really nice, Amrita :) Never thought of any Virus this way! Brought smiles :)
    Remember the other virus? ViruS? 3 Idiots? :)

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    1. Thanks so much Anita! Ya d 3 Idiots virus veer sahasra buddhe is alwez fresh in the mind...:P

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  15. Lol...you seem to have surrendered to this 'relentless lover Devdas'...but if you want to get rid of him someday have ginger tea and honey. ;)

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    1. Ha ha! Rightly said! Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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