दो कदम तुम
भी चलो
दो कदम हम
भी चलें ।।……
“Hello, how are you Ishi?” my Mom was on the line.
“Fine Mumma…how are you all?” I inquired.
“We are ok, are u overworked…you took long to pick
the call today….is u ok beta.” She asked anxiously.
“No…Mumma…nothing of that sort…Ur beta is
absolutely fine, no need to worry….today is second Saturday off…will sleep
“Ok…will talk later…take rest…on working days you
don’t get time to sleep late, bye? Love u”
“Bye bye…love u dear.” hung up the line.
It was 6:15 am & I could sleep longer so I didn’t come
out of bed….I loved sleeping in the morning hours…the morning cool breeze
soothed me from within but on working days, it wasn’t possible to enjoy the
cool cool breeze.
Again ring on the mobile broke my deep slumber, I hurriedly
woke up. Aww…It was 10:30 am…
“Hi Dear Ishi…” Ishmeet was on the line
“Hi Ishmeet…hope all is fine….calling so
early” I said.
“Early. It’s not early early bird, its 10:30. Are you day
dreaming? He said teasingly.
“Yeah…yeah but today I have off so I don’t care to
check time. I was just relaxing. No tension in weekends.” I replied
coolly, I didn’t wish him to know that I was sleeping till this time of the
hour so tried to pacify.
“Are we meeting today?” Ishmeet asked bluntly.
“Not yet decided, did we discuss yesterday to meet? I
don’t think so, we did. Let me think over?” I said been sarcastic, testing
his patience, I knew it wasn’t fair from my part but we girls are like that. We
run after mirage but doubt the real people & I was doing the same thing &
was enjoying the thrill.
“No thinking over, you have thought a lot, just listen
you are coming to Barista CP by 4 pm today, no excuses…Bye.” said
disconnecting the line.
I was taken aback, how can he ask me so confidently or
command me within such a short span of time & be sure that I will be
Many queries emerged abruptly…
Why was he so adamant to meet me?
Was he trying to be dominant?
I had a habit of reasoning and I tried to reconcile our conversations
& concluded that Ishmeet was a nice guy and because I was taking lot of
time in deciding, he took this way & he didn’t wish to lose the opportunity
as in working days, it wasn’t possible to meet with ease.
I too wished to meet him & today I was already late in
finishing my daily chores. I hurriedly finished my daily chores of cleaning,
washing and home decor & today I needed ample time to groom myself to meet
my new found friend who was dear to me & I desired to look special today.
My wardrobe was full of dresses but couldn’t make my mind
what to wear for the evening…in this quorum of deciding I took more than an
hour today…my expertise of taking decision in haste seemed to disappear
today…I pinched several times whether I was the same Ishi who is famous for
taking hasty decisions…where I had landed today….in the World of Dreams
Chasing My Prince of My Dream.
Throughout the day off & on, I was checking my mobile
for call or Sms…But no call or Sms till I left my place for Barista Cafe. I
didn’t take Metro route instead I took a taxi to reach the fixed destination.
I reached Barista on time but no sign of Ishmeet. I searched
hither & thither and then took a seat inside. I felt bit low, was he trying
to fool me & many untoward thoughts cropped up but still deep inside there
was a feeling that he will come…with the conviction he had said , he won’t
let me down.
तुम मिले तो लम्हे थम गये, तुम मिले तो सारे गम गये, तुम मिले तो मुस्कुराना आ गया…
तुम मिले तो जादू छा गया, तुम मिले तो जीना आ गया, तुम मिले तो मैने पाया है खुदा” 

playing in the background soothed the turmoil inside me…
Suddenly, I felt a tap on my shoulder….sending shivers
throughout with this unfamiliar touch. I turned my head back…there Ishmeet
was standing with a broad smile spread across his face….a tall figure was
standing in front of me clad in a T-shirt & Denims.
“Hi Ishi.You are looking awesome” He squeezed
my hands softly, a touch of him just made me shiver, I was speechless. The way his gaze
followed…I was merely dumb.

To be continued….

© Ila Varma 2015
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