Yeah, yeah, I know what you are thinking and possibly even asking in the online gossip rooms. What has happened of me in this last one year? I have been getting a lot of concerned calls and comments on this blog asking me whether I was still alive, or worse I got married or something. So let me begin this post by assuring you all that I still exist and am very much single. Some of you might argue that existing and being single is really one and the same thing, but yeah, whatever.
So what really has happened of me in 2011? Lots, to be honest with you. So much so that I could have posted reams on my blog and blogger would have actually started charging a handsome for every post. But I did not have the heart to post any of it here. That’s because none of it was funny or just a tidbit. They were major happenings, the kind of events which shake the earth beneath your feet, make you cry like there is no tomorrow and change you as a person forever. You try to hold on to things and people. But you realize that they are gone and your tears will not bring them back. You are humbled and brought down to your feet and 2011 suddenly starts feeling like 2008 all over again, if you know what I am saying. No, you don’t blog about such things. You write them in your personal diaries and cry every time you go back and read them.
But my dear readers, if there are any left that is, there are a few things which you might be interested in knowing. Three of my favorite people got married – my cousin Rachana, my good friend Amit ji and my best friend Varsha. “Varsha”, probably, has been the most used word in this blog after “I”, “me” and “myself” so you all already know her. She is married to prince charming from
- Shashank. I do have a hand in helping these two meet. You see, theirs is an
arranged marriage and the ceremonial tea which Varsha took shyly in a tray when
she met Shashank for the first time was made by yours truly. Like coffee, a lot
can happen over tea as well and Varsha and Shashank can vouch for that. The celebrated and
highly bribed commentator on this blog, Amit ji got married to this amazingly
warm person Archana. Now I do take some credit for their marriage also because
I have a habit of taking credit for everything good that happens around (? Ok, in
spite of) me. The thing is Amit ji, at one point of time in his life, decided
that he will never ever marry. And at that precise point of time in his life I
let out a laughter louder than a F18. That, people, was the turning point in
his life. But to be honest, one look at Archana ji is enough to understand why
Amit ji is married to her. Yeah, she is that good. And finally, my sweetest and
naughtiest sister Rachana married this cutie pie from Pittsburg Ahmadabad
– Ravi. Do I have a hand in this too? Hell
yes! Rachana could never have married any guy without my approval and she knows
that bloody well!!
But for these joys of life, I can’t imagine how I would have made it to 2012. Almost everything else tested me. I was tested for life and the results came positive. Wow! I like that sound of that! But in the midst of all that, I completely ignored this space. I did not feel like writing. I am back not because I have found an urge to be funny again. No, no, not that. But my friend Vishu, disguised as an anonymous, made me realize that it has been almost one year since I last posted. This has been my longest time away from this blog and I almost felt a little sad. It is not time to say sayonara, yet. But one more year of draught of posts, I think we can then call it a day.
Let me take a chance to wish you all a wonderful 2012. I don’t know why but I have a feeling that some wonderful things are in store this year. Some are shouting Armageddon already but hey, it might be the best thing that happens to us, who knows. Look forward to hope and happiness, take care of your health and your loved ones and love a little more than you did last year.
I sure am going to do all of that!