The Funny Chief Guest.

A chief guest was invited for the annual function. The whole school was in preparatory mode as the annual function was approaching.

The chief guest was an ex-champion batsman and the teachers who were once upon a time his huge fans were determined to make their best presentations and the dresses that they would put on for the day would be the best of what they had in their wardrobes. If the best was absent from their wardrobes, then they were going to buy a new dress soon.

Annual days are a like a true dream, at a time they seem at a distant far away distance but within few batting of eyelids they are right in front of you.

When that day finally arrived, everybody were in tip top condition. They could have gone to the Oscar’s or the Nobel Prize ceremony in the clothes that they were wearing. Such was the zeal with which they had prepared and dressed themselves.

The stage had been beautifully decorated and all were ready thirty minutes before the chief guest was supposed to arrive.

He finally arrived. But before him, his bodyguards came out of the car looking hunked up like a three-four storied buildings and did a round check-up of each and everything. When he finally stepped out of the car, it was a comical, funny and an unbelievable sight.

Once, who had been a hero, was now a nearly bald man with a paunch and a timid expression.

He came forward and the school principal went to welcome him. He garlanded him and with folded hands asked him to enter the school.

The function was about to begin, so all the dignitaries took their seats and the annual function began.

After two dance performances got over, the chief guest was asked to say a few words to all by the speaker.

He went to the microphone and before he could speak, he started giggling. At first everyone thought that it might had been some sort of cough or maybe he may have remembered something funny. But then he gave a snort sort of giggle and again he giggled and did it one more time.

This time the children standing in the front row burst out laughing seeing his giggles.

He took hold of the microphone and the efforts he spent in trying to hide his giggles were very visible. His face had become magenta coloured.

At last he said-“I am sorry. I can’t control myself. Whenever I see a huge audience before me, I become nervous. It’s actually the fear of students which grips me.”

Everybody looked onto him as if he was from some another planet.

On seeing their faces, he said-“Don’t look at me like that. I too was once upon a time a schoolboy as you all are. What goes through everyone’s mind I know that very well. Even in my life as a cricketer, I seldom spoke. Once, a chief guest had visited my school and he had slurred so much that I had thrown a minutely small stone on the stage for which I was nearly rusticated.So the memory of that chief guest often haunts me.”

Then suddenly he started laughing and everyone thought that he was off his rockers.

But he responded by saying-“I am your Chief Guest for the day. So whatever I need and have to say, i I will say. Please listen to it with concentration.”

He spoke in a rapid manner, said a few things about life, studies, asked the students to study hard enough so that they could become whatever they wanted to be and about cricket also he spoke. At the end he thanked everyone for being kind enough that they listened to him.

All the students, teachers and the dignitaries clapped for him and suddenly he cried a bit

He-“These are the tears of happiness. For I could finish my speech, conclude it and a round of applause has been given to me.”

Seeing his hysterics the children were bit confused as to this man was sane or not. Once a big cricketer, now seemed as if he wasn’t sure with and off himself.

But the teachers who were his fans, didn’t mind him and they all rushed for his autographs and selfies, just before he was about to leave the school.

After he went away, all the students were discussing and laughing about him,that maybe he was a nut case, but one of the students who was standing at the front, said-“I noticed that his shoelaces were untied. Maybe for being a big man, he was unable to tie his shoelaces, so he was laughing. After all a cricketer must know how to tie his shoelaces.”

Such chief guests are often more than required. But they have another side too, which shows despite being big in life, often life remains a 9 to 5 job for them. Anything out of that and they start squirming. Plus sometimes they act as weirdos despite being normal and having everything possible in life. Adios!


Best Friends.

Best of friends and their friendship is priceless.

Friends are a beautiful part of one’s life.

Having a friend is a rare gift nowadays and one in a million, more or so, stand out to be your truest of the true friends. They simply can’t be matched with.

One call and they are there with you at your side. Friendship is a beautiful gift from God.

Friends are made in schools, colleges, offices and in many places. But most of them dry off. Like leaves falling from tree, they too fall off.

The snowman in the above picture is more sturdy than most of friendships.

But my two friends have been with me through thick and thin. They are the very best of friends and I wish them a very Happy Birthday. Many Many Happy Returns of the day.

Friends aren’t demanding, they simply are.

Thank you for your love and support but to even say is an infinitely small gesture.


Mothers waiting for the afternoon school to get over.

Mothers waiting for the afternoon school to get over.

The primary school for kids was yet to get over. Tomorrow is a holiday for the kids as it is the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi. So, I suppose the teachers were giving the kids a bit of extra homework, like mothers who give a bit of extra jam in their child’s tiffin box. Only in the case of the teachers giving extra HW, kids would have to do maybe a total of ten extra sums to make their teachers happy.

The school bell hadn’t rung though it was five past four. The school timings were upto four thirty pm in the evening. That day the school was supposed to get over by four. This information had been relayed to the parents and the bus personnel the day before. So, the mothers had started worrying and within the next few two or three minutes the school bell rang and the kids came running into their respective mothers arms.

The bell man whose duty was to set the bell on, had apparently dozed off after eating a sumptuous lunch at the school. That day his wife had packed two extra aloo ke paratha in his tiffin box. Now aloo ke paratha(paratha) are generally very heavy to eat if they are stuffed with a good amount of aloo. He was dreaming that he had won the lottery to go on a romantic trip to Switzerland when the school’s principal was loudly calling out his name. When he woke up, he saw that he was drooling on his uniform and his boss was standing right in front of him. The principal was about to shout at him, but he controlled his anger and instead reminded him that it was five past four and that he should have rang the bell by now. The bell man apologized to the principal and he rang the school bell. Initially the principal was very angry with the bell man, as the principal himself was in a hurry to go home and so that he could take his family out for an outing. But when the bell man apologized and told him that it won’t happen again, the principal forgave him and all went home happy.