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Deshadanapakshi Karayarilla!!

November 19, 2009

He stood tall and still in the balcony as if his eyes were fixed upon an invisible star. The cold Californian November breeze kept howling all around him but he hardly seemed to notice that. It was dusk and the lights were fading gradually but Vivek remained unmoved with his cup of tea steadily losing its warmth by the second.

Ashok could not stand this melancholic avatar of Vivek and had to pull him inside.

What is the matter with you dude” asked Ashok. He had never seen Vivek in a somber mood until that day.

As you know my current stint here in America is over and I am going back to India this weekend. It is just that the future seems so uncertain. I really don’t know if I can keep up. I have so many responsibilities as the eldest in my family. I just hope that I get my next contract as soon as possible”.

Ashok had to raise this poor guy’s hopes.

You will get one soon dude. Don’t worry. Take a small break and start looking for the next contract here in America. Consider this to be a small vacation. How does that sound?

Break???? I have not known what a break is since I started working when I was in school. I started work in a Manufacturing company from my tenth and right through my engineering and since then, I have been in this software field for about seven years now”.

What!!!!!!!!!!! Why did you shift to this cursed domain from manufacturing dude????” Ashok exclaimed. As a mechanical engineer himself, he had a soft corner for it.

Well, that was because of my first girlfriend. At that time, she was in Bangalore. I just had to join her. I got a job in a great company, made a good name for myself until I threw everything away for an H1b visa to come to the US”.

And why did you do that?Ashok had to ask.

Well, that was because my second girlfriend was in New Jersey at that time. I threw everything away for her and came over to the US. Work has taken me to all parts of this country as a contractor but I miss having some stability in my life”.

But where is that girl now?Ashok could not contain himself.

With a sheepish grin Vivek said, “She is in India now; happily married”.

And he continued, “I really don’t know what I am going to do man. I am turning 30 soon but I feel so insignificant. I am actually envious of you Ashok. You are young and you walk, talk and act like you do not have a care in the world”.

Ashok cleared his throat. He did not normally believe in peppering other people with an exegesis of his ideology but this one time, he had to say something:

Deshadanapakshi Karayarilla”.

What the hell does that mean???” asked an intrigued Vivek.

With a smile, Ashok replied, “The migratory bird never cries!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

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39 Comments leave one →
  1. November 19, 2009 2:23 am

    Good one! I guess you are Ashok…
    OG: YES!
    I really wonder how you migratory guys manage – I couldn’t do what you do…
    OG: hehehehehehehe 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

  2. November 19, 2009 2:23 am

    First
    OG: you just missed it by a couple of seconds IHM!

  3. November 19, 2009 2:23 am

    Oh, I forgot to write ‘I’m first!’
    OG: yes you are Bones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. November 19, 2009 2:32 am

    Best wishes to Vivek. I am sure he wil have a happy life … I feel he needs to be clearer about what he wants.
    OG: I think all of us are in the same boat!
    Today’s International Men’s Day, and men like him should know they can choose careers that do not make them bread winners and live happily pursuing their real interests.
    OG: ooho, never knew that!!!!!!!!!! 😛 😛 😛

    • November 23, 2009 3:23 am

      The same day was ‘World Toilet Day’ too. See the coincidence. Mwhahaha 😈

  5. November 19, 2009 4:09 am

    Hmm.. the story never varies does it?
    I have seen so many of my friends like this!!
    OG: so true!!!!!! it is almost like the mid life crisis stricks so early now!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The last line “The migratory bird never cries!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
    is quite apt!

    nice OG!! 🙂
    OG: thanku!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Me third!!!!! 😛 😛
    OG: Yes Yes!!!!!!!!!

  6. November 19, 2009 5:01 am

    Very deep, OG. I like your ideology.

    Hope your friend gets over this soon.

    Quirky Indian
    OG: Yo, thanks!

  7. November 19, 2009 5:06 am

    Well all he needs is another girl friend for sure 🙂
    OG: yes most certainly!!!!!!!!!

  8. November 19, 2009 5:52 am

    Deshadanapakshi Karayarilla …cool one hehe 🙂
    OG: 😛 😛 😛
    Hope Vivek will be cool and well settled until he get his next girlfriend 😀
    OG: ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahahaha

  9. November 19, 2009 6:49 am

    There is no point in sulking, when things dont happen as you want it. Its better to think that all these are for some good cause, which is to happen later. That way, the happening changes can be enjoyed, without regrets.
    OG: yup!!!!!!!!!!! the tide always turns!!!!!!
    Gud job, Ashok – I really appreciate the way you told ur frnd. 🙂
    OG: you mean Ajit right?????? 😛 😛 😛

    • November 19, 2009 7:31 am

      Ajit, you’ve named yourself as Ashok, so I wrote Ashok !!!! 🙂
      OG: semma logic yakka!!!!!!!!!
      The tide is bound to turn, when its not you, who has to face it !!!! 🙂
      OG: ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😛 😛 😛

  10. November 19, 2009 7:00 am

    very nice… 🙂

    it has such a deep meaning…
    OG: thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. November 19, 2009 9:23 am

    Awesome post OG! Loved the play of words here 🙂
    Best wishes to Vivek 🙂
    OH: thanku thanku!!!!!!!!
    I actually have a gud friend Vivek who is a migratory bird too 😆
    OG: hahahahahahahaha 😛 😛 😛

  12. November 19, 2009 10:49 am

    So is this about two birds speaking to each other ??? 😀 😀 😀 😀
    OG: dai dai!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    pakshe, aliyaaa??…deshadapakshigal atleast chirikkaarundo ??? 😀 😀 😀 😀
    OG: you research cheytho????????
    I second Vichu, all he needs is a new girl friend. Im telling you, that Vivek would go places !!! Just ask him to search for a gf somewhere in the Europe this time. 😀 😀 😀
    OG: ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! europe sounds a good place!!!!!!!

    • November 23, 2009 3:24 am

      “deshadapakshigal atleast chirikkaarundo ???”

      Ha…ha..ha..ha… oh dear! I spilled my chai. I imagined Vimmu’s face while reading that line.

      • November 23, 2009 8:14 pm

        Sols you too gonna celebrate VimmOween Day with me? I have declared a forced two day holiday for those whose brain takes the high risk of imagining Vimmu *gulp*

  13. November 19, 2009 11:23 am

    The migratory bird never cries eh !!!!!! 😛 😛

    when he cries there is no one to seee !!! 😛 😛

    bachooooo !
    OG: ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😛 😛 never kneow that Salim Ali!!!!!!!!!

  14. November 19, 2009 11:39 am

    Oui! How well said! Padmarajan will be happy to see the new interpretation of his phrase 🙂
    OG: yes aliya, inspired by the great man!!!!
    Good use of the term, I liked it.
    OG: thanks!

  15. November 19, 2009 3:16 pm

    Am sure the migratory bird will find another girl 🙂

    Good Luck!!
    OG: yeah, good luck to him!!!!!!

    • November 19, 2009 7:30 pm

      the quest of finidng Ms.Z for OG in this post also… 😛 😛
      OG: machi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. November 19, 2009 3:37 pm

    I keep telling Amrus in my office how we Indians on visas etc are like migratory birds. SOmetimes I just want to leave it all and run back home to mommy! Ahh your post makes me melancholic OG!
    OG: 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

  17. November 19, 2009 7:48 pm

    wonderful machi.. but I myself never left my home for more than 4 months…
    OG: good for u dude!
    its always good to take life as it comes na…. we have look out for oppurtunities where we moving in…
    OG: yup!!!!!!!!!1 agree!

    • November 19, 2009 10:23 pm

      I know !!! No meenakshi, theres always a kaamakshi !!! and when theres no kaamakshi, theres always a lakshmi (thats my fiances name btw) !!!
      OG: best of luck to lakshmi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • November 21, 2009 12:07 am

        Yenna oru advice! Good job, Vimmu. With friends like you, nobody can get too emotional!

        • November 21, 2009 7:13 am

          hehehehe….nammalaale mudinjadu !!! 😀 😀 😀 😀

  18. November 21, 2009 12:06 am

    I came here looking for a quick laugh, and found this sombre post. Very deep, ofcourse. Enjoyed it. But want some comedy now. Pliss!
    OG: 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 writers block!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. November 21, 2009 6:00 am

    ROFL!!! 😀 😀
    this is sooooooo true to life, isnt it? can bet my life on it!!! 😀 LOL

    dont worry…. tell Ashok not to throw his life away each time for a girl, to take a stand and start pursuing his own interests for a change. he needs a good dose of self-esteem! 😛
    OG: I think he has an overdose of self esteem!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😛 heheheheheh

    • November 21, 2009 6:04 am

      i mean tell Vivek the same… sorry got names mixed up 😛

      and tell Ashok to start thinking of settling down instead of migrating…
      OG: ooho, you are telling me that!
      and let me run before u start throwing chappals at me 😆
      OG: ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😛 😛 😛

  20. November 22, 2009 10:02 pm

    What words of wisdom!!!
    OG: thank you Sir!

  21. November 23, 2009 3:22 am

    That was touching.
    OG: thanku!!!!!
    Isn’t ‘Deshadanakili Karayarilla’ a Padmarajan movie? You used the literal meaning. 🙂 I need to watch a lot of his films. The guy was a genius. I wish I could read Malayalam better to read his stories. 😦
    OG: yup, it is his film which I have not watched 😛 😛 😛 😛 he is a true genius!

    • November 25, 2009 10:39 am

      Soli, are you revealing your identity bit by bit. I think I am going to save all your profile pics and finally piece them together like a puzzle to unravel the mystery that you are 😉
      OG: like a jigsaw puzzle!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. November 23, 2009 8:18 pm

    Tip for Vivek… find a girl friend who is willing to accept a diamond ring as a bribe and then marry and sit in one place *read couch* and blog about what a miserable married life he is leading…. :mrgreen: MEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OG: I will pass on the advice 😉
    I forgot totally about the story line of the malayalam movie….am pretty sure I have watched it.
    OG: I need to watch this one 😛

  23. November 28, 2009 3:21 am

    ROFL! Let me give the same piece of advice that everyone here has given already…its time for some girlfriend-hunting for Vivek 😆

    An apt title for the post. Enjoyed reading it 🙂

  24. chewmysambhar permalink
    November 29, 2009 12:20 pm

    I think I missed out on a lot of posts here:( I will get a life tmrow, by which I eman, I will be done with my exams and first thing, I am visiting your blog and commenting over all the missed out posts. Yay!

    Cheers:)

  25. Winnie the poohi permalink
    December 2, 2009 12:20 pm

    We are never happy with what we have.. do we ?

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