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Thursday, 9 January 2014

It is a small world

My father was posted in Dehra Dun. I had passed my B.A. examination and took admission in DAV College in  B.ED. It was a  big class of about eighty students. I was  friendly with five girls. We never spoke to other students in the class.  There was a student  who was in late forties. Every one in the class respected her. She stayed quite close to our house and liked me very much.  After B.ED I took admission in M.A. (English).It was a coincidence that  that lady's daughter  was also in my class. We were only four girls  in the class. All the four of us were very friendly with each other. After finishing MA, I came to Delhi and took up a  job.
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Time passed. I got married and had two children. The son grew up to became a Chartered Accountant and the daughter became a Doctor. A very close friend of my son,who studied with him from his school days is an Architect. His wife is also an Architect. I  wrote a book about my  experiences in my professional  and personal life. I gave a copy to my son's friend.After  some  days his wife told me that she has relatives in Dehra Dun. She read my book and knew that I had studied in  DAV  College in Dehra Dun. She told me  that her Aunt was also a student of the same college After talking in detail I knew that this was  my friend in M.A. and her mother was my classmate,.I was thrilled to know about my friend and her mother.  Recently this lady came to Delhi and stayed with her niece.  We spoke to each other  on the phone after a lapse of  fifty years. I asked about her mother. She told me that her mother is very old. After going back to Dehra Dun, she would tell her mother about me, Just imagine It's a small world.I am looking forward to meet her in person very shortly.



Written in response to Write Tribe Prompt # 2. It's a small world.

32 comments:

  1. After a lapse of fifty years! Sounds interesting..indeed,it's a small world..

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  2. It really is such a small world, and your story is an apt example of that, isn't it :D

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    1. Thank you Jairam. I never even thought in my dreams that I will talk to my friend after so many years.

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    1. Thank you A Homemaker&39's Utopia. Glad you liked my story. Welcome to my site.

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  4. 50 years!! How cool is that!! And yes, it is a small world indeed! :)

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    1. Yes Shilpa,it was indeed 50 years ago. It was a very enchanting moment.We talked for a long time about our student days.

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    1. Thank you BK. It was indeed a very special moment.

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  6. A small world indeed Ushaji, meeting a friend after 50 long years must be such a special feeling, so much to share and catch up with..

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    1. Thank you Reshma.Yes Meeting her after 50 years was so exciting that I have no words to describe.

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  7. Wow finding a friend after 5 decades! awesome!! Indeed it's a small world :)

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    1. Naba, it actually was an awesome experience.

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  8. Great experience Ushaji, very interesting to read, I am sure you'll be very happy when you meet them :)

    Your story reminded me of Google's reunion advertisement, I'm sure you must've come across it, please do check it --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHGDN9-oFJE

    Thanks for sharing your experience, take care :)

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    1. Thank you Charan for such lovely comments. I have not seen the Google's advertisement. Will check up .

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    2. Yeah please check it Ushaji, it is emotionally touching as two friends who got separated during the 1947 partition meet again after 6 decades!! :)

      You can search it on youtube as 'Google Search Reunion"! :)

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    3. Thank you Charan, for the information.

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  9. the joy of bumping into people you thought you will never meet again is unparalleled interesting..

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  10. True relationships... friendships and love never leave us...
    They come back to us sooner or later..
    And I am glad that you met her1

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  11. Wow! can imagine the thrill and excitement of meeting an old friend, especially through such a channel. It indeed is a small world.

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  12. Coincidentally, aunty when you called to tell us about your having written 'A small world', I was talking on the phone to my cousin - the daughter of my mausi and your very same friend about whom you've written! It is quite amazing that life seems to proceed from a series of 'chance' encounters which seem to be guided. But of course, if you hadn't written your book, I wouldn't have read it, and we wouldn't have had the conversation about Dehra Dun, and we may never have discovered that you knew my aunt and Nani so well. So, do keep writing!

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    1. Wow, I was amused to know that you were talking to her when I called. Great co incidence.When is she coming to Delhi.? We must meet when she comes next time.

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    1. Vishal your comment was inadvertently deleted by me. Instead of clicking on 'reply' I clicked on 'delete'.If you don't mind write it again.

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  14. Amazing how fate brought you together again! ♥

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    1. Thank you Kathy. It is all predestined.

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  15. That was so sweet !! How happy you all must have been ! :)

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    1. Thank you Sreeja. I am looking forward to meet her soon.

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