Dark Things; Bright Hearts Chapter 2~ Fragments

“You can’t do like this! What’s the case with you Iram? Like are you insane or what? You were the one who called me, you were the who texted me, you were the one who chased me when I was alone, you! Like what are you girl?”

“But I’m not like, like you! Like I didn’t even know that you were thinking that of me! I, I… I thought we are good friends.” Iram’s voice lost its pitch and diluted in the storms of the dusk.

“Oh! girl. I love you.” Sara came to her and hugged her tightly.

“Stay away from me. Stay away…” Iram sobered and pushed her away.

Iram, Sara and Noor were so called the punctual and the most intellectually bright sunshines of their class in their childhood days. Though they were together always, Iram and Sara were best friends and from the time when their new, college life began, they saw together, changes in their speaking, routines, physic and overall personalities. But Sara had her own secrets, still innate the blanket of her mind, body and heart the day the above happened.
Iram on the other side, never could feel any such difference. But she didn’t know that her kisses and touch meant life for Sara.

“Ah!” The girl was drowsy as she bumped hard into Sara. She had cigarette in her right hand and was shining like gold by face. She seemed to have fell, as her knee was wounded and gory but the darkness of her eyes and dress, covered the vermilions well.

“I’m sorry. I’m really sorry.” Sara was not able to turn around even, to take a look who was the girl, she thrusted her bony shoulder into. She held her white gown, which she especially wore for Iram and paced her steps towards 12 number.

“Sexy figure, eh.” The girl took her eyebrows up and laughed absurdly.
Sara shut bang the door close as she entered her room.
“Yo! Boom boom, ha…” The drunken again laughed out loud. She recognised that it was the “Good girl” of her college but didn’t respond anyway and as she turned around, she sat down in the corridor of the hostel, and kept on smoking till the lights of the building shushed.

© ritikapeace


Never Ignore

Believe me, the day you left was not at all painful because you did left, it was just painful because you left so sudden, sort of unexplained, like a robber from a little dark lane, trying to hide away anyone’s sight.

Like, what was the issue? You didn’t like me anymore? Okay fine. Then say it to me. Talk to me, tell me that I don’t feel like to talk to you anymore. I probably then miss you more. I would be crying and asking why? Why then you even entered my life? I probably will shout and scream! But believe, you did right then on your part, to say out your heart to me.

But no! You left unsaid.

I remember, you wish to be remembered with your goodness, and don’t wish to leave any wrong remarks for you. But sadly, you failed my friend. You failed. At least in this little part you broke someone’s heart just for your own sake! And it’s good. It’s good to stay focused on one’s own goal always. But it takes just a second these days to say, “I’m fine dude. Good day.”

I don’t say don’t leave me love. Leave. It’s your wish, I cannot force! But oh love, at least don’t ignore and go. Face me and say on my face “Dude I don’t want to talk to you anymore. I’m sorry to say so. ” It’s better… Much much better. Even if your reason is “Just I don’t feel like talking, so…” It’s okay. It’s okay if one’s confirms I’ll never ever be the same one to you, at least I’ll not wait and soon be able to move on.

But you dude! You just didn’t reply! And talk to me like you did each morning, each night! And suddenly I don’t matter to you anymore… Is all your curiosity lost or what? You didn’t say you want to leave me alone, but you don’t even then can reply to my “Are you good?” You said you will not be able to talk, but then you also mentioned, text if you have any probs. You said don’t call, oh please then tell me clearly that I’m not interested in you or your friendship anymore.

I don’t say you feel like so. But honestly, “I” have these vibes, that you are “Ignoring” me, my care, my thoughts, my friendship… A lot.

But you didn’t say that… Then mark my words,

“I’ll wait for you forever more.”

© Ritika

My Small World

The calmness of heart

And the charms of your pretty face,

You changed my life,

Filling in the deep gun holes

On my flesh,

Turning all those blemishes

Into my happiness…

The calmness of my heart

And redness of my love

Is getting redder…

Charms of your pretty face….

Believe oh my best friend,

I love you.

And you are becoming,

My small little life. ©ritika

Ten All Time Teenage Bollywood (Hindi) Songs

1950’s AM radios to amplified speakers today, times have changed a lot. What has remained forever, soothing and intangible is our love for music. ‘Love’, an emotion which not only drives us in dreams and hopes but sometimes can also hit us hard on the ground and that pain remains forever. ‘That pain’ that you first felt in the school may be. Then there are expectations and hold of your family, relationships and parents. Our ambitions and hopes, the way we come out from it, the tension a youth faces. And then comes a good bit—‘Friendship’, an unforgettable part of life. And probably much of our youth is about friendship and love. “As we grow over 25”, we feel and think, “how we will reminiscent these movements. We will miss each other. These stupidities, the secret sex talks, those class bunks and the feeling to do whatever it takes for you, for our “crazy” friends”, but question comes how?

That’s where music or songs come in. As we are speedily jumping the years and will soon reach the next decade and the present will quickly become quintessential past, I have came up with “Top Ten All Time Teenage Bollywood (Hindi) Songs” of today’s generation, which whenever you listen, either you jump and dance or you cry. Guess the song title as you read the title.

“Niklenge maidan mein jis din hum jhoom ke Dharti dolegi yeh kadam choom ke”
No doubt the first must be classy and makes you feel jump on the top of the world. It’s “Wo Sikander hi Dosto Kehlata hai” from the young 1992 Aamir Khan’s movie “Jo Jeeta Woho Sikander”.  The song has the feeling of friendship and unity of a group. The peers you hang out with makes you feel like you can conquer the whole world till you are all together. This song perfectly portrays this emotion. The voice of Udit Naryan just blends like honey in your ears. A perfect song with flawless feel and video!
“Kaisa Ajab Yeh Safar Hai, Socho To Har Ik Hi Bekhabar Hai Usko Jaana Kidhar Hai, Jo Waqt Aaye, Jaane Kya Dikhaaye”
One has to change roads some day. This movie is only about this. The way we have to someday leave our fun and friends behind basically to settle down. “Dil Chahta Hai”, the movie and it’s the title track beautifully depicts the teenage friendship. We as youth want these moment to never end but they end someday. The wonderful part is we can always cherish them and smile later.
“Mitran de sang Sab kuch all right si”
Again, a song which makes you step up and dance on the DJ floor. This song have the feel of party and as lyrics above said, “Everything is alright with the friend by my side!” The song is perfect match to what you feel along with your mad and best friends. If “Dil Chahta Hai” was 90’s youths favourite, then “Vele” can be said present youths favourite though its love is quickly fading away as time stops for no one and the music industry is bombarding with songs.
“Usne Baath Ki Kuch Aise Dang Se

Sapne De Gaya Hazaaron Rang Ke”
The song which you can never ever miss out in any way as your eyes met the first time with your lover. Again a wonderful song sung by Udit Narayan from the movie “Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander”. Yes, you guessed it perfectly! “Pehla Nasha”, a classic love anthem which beats in the hearts of teenagers even today. The beauty is in its lyrics. The complexity, intensity and the poetic feel, makes it precisely “magical”, as you dive inside the song deeper. Though the present generation go for “Tum Hi Ho” and Arjit Singh– no one can beat today, still this classic remains legendary.
“Concentrated H2SO4 ne poora Poora bachpan jalaa daala”
Every one of us has felt the pressure of studies at some point in our life. Probably when it was your first board exam or when you were in college’s second year. Ragging makes it more difficult for some. Sadly, some people can’t cope up with this pressure. “Give Me Some Sunshine” by the lyricist, ‘Swanand Kirkire’is a brilliant song that everyone can relate to. It is song which screams out what every student wants to scream.
“Mera falsafaa kandhe pe mera basta Chala main jahaan le chala mujhe rasta”
The movie and its song all of it makes you sing your heart out. “Ilahi” is one of the songs which motivates, rejoices and soothes you, all together. No doubt, it is the song that can never bore you and so it will remain evergreen.
“Dhuaan Chhataa Khula Gagan Mera Nayi Dagar Naya Safar Mera”
No way can anyone miss out this peppy song, “Rubaru”! A song which soothes and at the same time motivates you to enjoy your this struggle as a youth. A song which make you feel the sunshine in the storms. No doubt, “Rang De Basanti” have all the hit list, but this song stands out amongst all somehow.

“Teri har ek buraai pe daante woh dost 

gam ki ho dhoop to saaya banne tera woh dost”
We all are social beings and finding that one friend in these billions of people that is forever is what everyone wishes for. Above lyrics perfectly says it all. Yes, the above lyrics are from “Yaaro Dosti” by KK. The song, the video and the composition, how can one not fall inside the memories one spend with his/her friends.
“Ye jo pal hain ye na beete Yoon hi main rahun”
That feel when the exams are finally over forever but we all forget that exam called “life” continues until one dies. “Kya Karoon” from Wake Up Sid is a totally exceptional song which each and every youth can someone relate to.

“Aane waali subah jaane rang kya laaye deewanee,  Meri chaahat ko rakh lena jaise koi nishani”
This song was written and sung in romantic sense and its lyrics have that feel as well, but it turned out to be a friendship song when Abhijeet Sawant and all the other participants of Indion Idol Second sang this song together. This song can never fade away and no doubt, whenever it plays in that moment of farewell and goodbyes, it never give you chance to not to cry. “Pyaar Ke Pal” is what we remember and cherish at last.

© ritikapeace