“Do whatever your hearts wants you to do”
Aditya suggested to Kshitija.
Aditya and Kshitija were lying on the little grassy area atop the cliff they trekked that day with the rest of their trekking group. They were gazing at the stars in the clear night sky, feeling the wind blowing against their cheeks, gently swaying away their hair. They were a little distance away from their camp site. They had lit up a small fire and they were now feeling cosy lying there gazing at the stars in the cosy warmth of the fire.
“I don’t know what the hell it is that I am doing”.
Saloni told her roommate Kavya, who asked her, “What are you talking about?” Saloni told her, “I wake up every morning with certain negativity, feeling I am going to spend one more day doing everything which is not making me feel satisfied.” Kavya didn’t really know where this was coming from but she knew she should support her friend, so she told her, “You should do some introspection, and find out what makes you happy, what is your passion and then follow that through with a new plan.”
“Are you sure about this?” Navya asked Shantanu, to which he replied, “Yes I am sure. Trust me, I really like this girl.” They were sitting by the lake in her Car. This was a daily necessity for both of them. They met every day at the same time at the same place. Navya and Shantanu have known each other from 8th Std. They were the personified versions of the term best friends forever.
“Madam please buy a newspaper”
This was the line Chotu repeated every five minutes or so to passers-by in the parking lot. Madam replaced by Sir alternatively, but the line remained more or less the same. Most people ignored him, some people noticed him enough to say no to him and there were these very few people who actually bought the paper from him.
Chotu’s 11 year old life was pretty simple. He woke up early at 4 a.m., study under the streetlight until the sun rose. This was followed by helping his 6 year old younger sister get ready for school and in between helping his mother with her daily chores. Continue reading