Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's Special

It was an amazing interview with Pranay Tiwari who in his Curriculum Vitae had mentioned that he writes short stories, mostly fiction. I was quite curious to know about them and requested him to narrate one. Here is how the story goes.

There was a couple who got married against their parents wishes. The parents accepted the marriage but were not too happy. All was well for a few months until during a medical examination it was revealed that the girl was suffering from cancer. All hell broke loose at home with the in laws cursing their fate and also the girl. The boy on coming back from an official tour was shown the report, and he was just staring at the report, truly shocked. The girl’s stare was fixed at her husband and she waited for his reaction knowing fully well this could be the moment of truth. Her husband was silent and the in laws were furious. The husband looked at her, tore the report and hugged her. Both of them were in tears but promised each other that they will fight this together.

That’s love – Happy Valentine’s Day

The next piece he narrated was when this couple went to a market. While buying tomatoes, some of them fell down. The wife stretched to pick them up when a vehicle from behind came to a screeching halt. The husband screamed at her, and she was totally upset because he had never done this before . Back home after the silent walk from the market, she asked him ‘ Have I become a pest ? How is that you screamed at me and that too in the market place? Pat came the reply from the husband ‘Sweetheart, the tomatoes can go, but I can never ever afford losing you’.

That’s love – Happy Valentine’s Day.

The final piece was about the couple visiting a lot of doctors to cure the ailment. Finally, they zeroed on one whom they thought was loving and trustworthy. The date of the operation was fixed and as they turned back to the exit door, they saw a picture of a girl on the wall. The doctor told them that it was his daughter who had died of cancer some years ago. Looking at the girl’s tearful face, the doctor told her ‘ You have nothing to worry and your life is my responsibility. I have found my daughter in you’.

That’s love - Happy Valentine’s Day.

Thanks to Pranay Tiwari and Happy Valentine’s Day to one and all

30 comments:

Varunavi said...

Loved the stories and the narration.
Happy valentine's day

priya said...

Lovely post Sir. The stories narrated truly captures the V-Day spirit!

kavi said...

Hmm ! Wonderful stories sir ! They just show the power and purpose of life in itself !

Thanks for sharing !

Hector (Verma) said...

Happy Valentine's Day
Each narration was true depeiction of true and selfless love.

Dewdrop said...
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Dewdrop said...

What I found beautiful in each of the three stories is that they were very real - they could happen to any one of us in our day-to-day lives... and the fact that in these stories, love is not expressed through material goods (gifts / chocolates / flowers et al) but in honest, true and unconditional words, intentions and actions.

Nair on Fire!!! said...

Dear Sir,

I liked the story & narration. It was touchy.

regards,
--Ajit--

nsiyer said...

Hi Varunavi. Thanks

Priya, thanks for your comments.

Kavi, how people see things differently.

nsiyer said...

Thanks, Amit. Nice to see you back.

Thanks Dewdrop, great insight. You have it in you to make distinctions.

Aditi said...

This is what love is. The experiences that linger in your heart forever and each moment it makes the life more enriching..

Ranu said...

very nice stories..... simple and short and sweet!!!

you have a very nice site !!! liked reading your posts.

nsiyer said...

Thanks Ajit.Nice to hear from you.

nsiyer said...

Thanks Aditi. Very well written in a concise and succint manner.
Keep visitng my blog and offer your valued comments.Its a pleasure.

nsiyer said...

Thanks Ranu for the compliments, amd for visiting my blog.It is quite encouraging to see people following blogs. Kindly keep visitng and post ing your comments.

shraddha said...

the stories are awesome...really luvd it...through dese stories 1 can understand tht luv truly exists..and it cn b seen at home itself..mom and you the best couple..i and u the best father daughter relation..shash and u the best father son duo...i and shash t best siblings...
luv u pa..happy V-day!!!
(Note:ma v-day gift is pending)

Michelle said...

Beautiful post!!!

Sorry I am late in posting, i just found you today!!!

I will become a follower!!!

You have a wonderful blog here!!!

nsiyer said...

Thanks Bittu for those loving words. Yes, your gift is pending and thou shall get it.

nsiyer said...

Thanks Michelle. I am glad that you loved the post. I follow you too.

SOMETHING HAPPENED SOMEWHERE TURNING said...

I believe your words to be true. I think one only needs to believe and things fall true. I forget this from time to time. Thank you for the reminder.
Thank you for stopping by and I will visit again.
With respect,
~Beaux

Priya said...

Truly amazing story.

June Saville said...

I hope you had a happy Valentines Day Nsiyer!

nsiyer said...

Thanks SHST for your nice comments. Am happy I served as a reminder and made a small impact.Will keep visiting.

Hi Priya, nice you came over. Thanks for your comments. Will be obliged if you come over more often.

Hi June, where are you? Nice to see you back. Shall visit your blog soon.Thanks, once again.

nsiyer said...

Hi Gavin,

Thanks for coming over and following my blog. Where are you? Send me your e mail id? We will be in touch.

Lilly's Life said...

They are great stories, thanks for sharing. I enjoyed them.

nsiyer said...

Thanks Lilly for visitng my blog and for your sharing. I have alaways enjoyed your posts.

Narayanan Hariharan said...

I liked the narration more than those stories...as it is the polishing makes any dry stone glittering. Good one sir !!!

nsiyer said...

Thanks Narayan, and request you to continue to offer your valued comments.

SGD said...

Such touching stories....
With such real-life love stories, the world cant be such a cynical place after all....

Amit Aggarwal said...

A very touching story!!!
Shows what love is all about!!!

Thanks for sharing!!!

pranay tiwari said...

thanx sir for publishing my story.its an honour.