Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Prints in my Hearts - II

Poornima - She was one of those girls that I used to love to hate. We were never friends more like rivals. All the girls in the class were divided into two groups; they were either friends of Thanu or friends of Poorni. This started when I was in 6th grade (so I was around 11 years old) and continued on till I left that school. We would compete against each other for everything. I remember this incident where we had to color the map of Africa and my main reason to do that real well was because I wanted to be better than Poorni. (sounds silly now, but that was my main drive in school years). She was mainly book smart, so I took part in all kinds of competition speech, skit, sports to be just better than Poorni. She always got better grades than me, but I comforted my self saying, that all she does, but I do so much more like sports and extra curricular stuff. Now that I look back at all these sounds so silly, but I guess if it wasn't for Poorni I would just be a book smart kid. Thanks to her even now when I am amidst a huge crowd I don't feel intimidated. I can MC a whole show for 3 hours in front of 500+ plus people and not get a ounce of stage fright. I guess what I am trying to say here is THANKS Poorni for making me aim higher and reach those goals. If it wasn't for her I would have turned out very different.

Sushil - After 9th grade I moved to a new school. Sushil was the first person to talk to me in that school. So he was always special to me. Whole of 9th grade and 10th grade we were friends. In 11th grade we became very close friends. We would talk about anything and everything. He would come to me with girl troubles and I used to help him resolve these. Then again, I switched schools but we kept in touch. He is working somewhere is Banglore these days. All my India trips, we make a point to meet up with each others and share our stories. Recently I told him that he was the first person to talk to me in our school and that is why he was so special to me and that is when he knew about it. We do something simple and for the other person it means the world. Sushil - Thank you so much for being there when I need a friend the most.

To be Continued...

6 comments:

Rahul said...

well, that was candid! period. Towards the end of that i was hoping you and Sushi would fall in love! Are you sure that never came up? My theory is that men can never be just friends with women. They may supress it, but it is always lingering...

Thanu said...

$rahul
As a matter of fact, we never fell in love. I'm married he has a steady girlfriend, and we are still friends.

jaguu said...

hmm

Rahul..well from what I have experienced in my life so far..a Boy & a Girl makes better friends then say a Girl & a Girl or a Boy & a Boy . Trust me its always good to have a Friend who is a girl to run too when one has Girl Troubles and Vice Versa .;) Cheers!!

Rays Of Sun said...

That was simple and nice:-)
Wow man, you dont have stage fright and that is something for which I need tips..maybe you should blog about that..:)
I sign up for that class!

Thanu said...

$ROS
I have been on stage since I was 8, so I guess the fright has just worn out. Thanks for the idea, will keep it in mind.

Anonymous said...

It should be very strange for a person to comment on a blog which has had some reference to him/her...but I think I should do...
Ok...I came to know of this a little late...but Thanu...this reminded me of that nite out in Mumbai Airport, waiting for you to come out of the airport. Finally I went back home, only to find out later from you that you were stuck in customs and got late...
And ya you are a very special friend for me too yaar...I still remember 9th standard and the photo you gave me which said something like "to the first person I spoke to in KV" :)
I feel very sad now that I cudnt attend your wedding...but one thing is for sure...any classy Shah rukh khan dialogue to follow :)

~Sushil( how you change names)!!!