Thursday, October 15, 2009

THE new tattered book...!:(

Soon after Chetan Bhagat’s new book was out, the only thing we (me and my sis) wanted was a copy of his new and much awaited (we did await, even if you didn’t ;)) novel ‘Two States’. A visit to oberon mall (the hip shopping mall in kochi!) was a perfect idea to grab a copy. And that’s exactly what my sis did, and once she was home I could sense excitement all over her. With her usual dhaan te taan style she picks up the book from her bag. With extra animated gestures we rush to our room to have a team analysis of the book (meanwhile in the background I could hear my amma say, “What’s wrong with these girls?”) Ignoring all that, we got on with our business. The next important question was who will read it first! I knew very well I didn’t have any chance of winning it over, coz it was she who had bought it. So obviously she had the first hand on it. But it’s not fun when you give up that easily, so for no reasonable reason I went on arguing. And as expected amma came into picture, “what’s going on here? Started off again?”(With a handful of scolding she leaves the room) We looked at each other for a few seconds and burst out laughing for no reason at all (this is how we are, you can call us mad ;)) so it was decided, its she who will read it first and I agreed (puppy eyes).But I guess my sis knows my evil ways so she hid the book in her so called secret locker! Whose keys are open property (evil laugh). Soon my sis was off for a shower, and I couldn’t resist the devil in me…lol.
The summary looked interesting, and I couldn’t resist reading. A few pages were read and I knew I had the time to finish off two chapters (thanks to sis’s endless shower)
As expected it was full of drama and masala as in chetan’s other books. I was completely engrossed in it, when suddenly the landline rings up and my amma calls up,”anuuuuuu!”
Grrr …who is it to disturb me now? I walk up irritated to pick up the phone. ‘Hello’ (a bit dismayed) the person at the other end responds ‘hey it’s me minu!’ For a second I thought it was my sis calling from the bathroom, but thank god I came back to senses at the right time. ‘oh…minu para…whats it yaar?’ And a few minutes of chit chat and I was back.
But what do I find …..’poppy’ lying on the bed and nibbling at the pages of the book. A few tit bits of paper strewn on the bed and a big fresh piece hanging out of ‘poppy’s ’ drooling mouth! I was shocked, didn’t know what to do and screamed ‘ayoooooooo!’ at this amma rushes in, she sees all this and exclaims ‘daivame…am fed up of this dog!’ I felt like bashing ‘poppy’, but her puppy cute eyes and naughty ‘hi - fi’ like gestures made my heart melt and all I could do was shout at her. She was scared and left the room without a complaint. (Poppy knew a she had done a mistake, and it was better for her to leave!)
All this drama was audible to my sis and she screeches at the top of her voice from the wash room, “what the hell annuuuu…I had told you not to take the book ….who told you to leave it hear…I want my new book back…bla …bla...bla…” I very well knew it was my end! I somehow gathered the bits and started mending it with my cello type. It was more of a game of scrabble now. Thank god, I was back after a few minutes and ‘poppy’ could chew only a couple of the last pages! Imagine if I was late, I am damn sure ‘poppy’ would have eaten up the whole book then…uff…!
Mending a tattered book is not an easy job, but somehow managed to stick up the pieces. Soon my sis comes into picture, a dirty scowl adorned her face and she looked scary! She snatches the book from me…and yells “wow…super…I can read everything ….great…thanks anu!”(Taunt and anger, spilling at every word). I made up a puppy face, but it didn’t work! The pages were almost done …only a few holes here and there and I am sure we are clever enough to fill them up! Chetan’s last few pages are meant for ‘happy endings’ but I don’t think reading this one would be so!:((you know why..rite?!)

20 comments:

Anoop said...

aayyyooo...daivame..aa book nashipichhu le????

khe khe khe...
so howz the book??? i jus reached half f tat book...m a fan f him.. :)

haf fun Anu...
anoop ;)

Amal Bose said...

haha.. :D
looks like poppy too needed a share in the latest chethan bhagat book :P

A New Beginning said...

Owww thats bad, bad you'll get to read the book soon dont worry:)
This was a very cute post, so cheer up!

Destiny's child... said...

Heights of meanness!
First I buy a book, see it getting torn and then I see the whole story on your blog! Dhan -te daan, eh? Wait till I get hold of you...bachoo...teri band bajne waali hai...(evil laugh)

All that apart, even I couldn't stop laughing while reading this. :D I guess, more than Poppy, it's you who need a bashing for leaving the book at a place accessible to Poppy!

BORAN said...

Aww..poor poppy..now cmon!!..dont be so mean!!..give that book to poppy!..u eat all her food,and when the hungry poppy comes to have some pages of a silly book u shout at her?..u better tear each page one by one and feed her..i'm warning u..huh!.lol

Novice Writer said...

I got to know about this tragic incident from your sis..Poppye kondu thottu, alle? Kashtamayi poyi!!!
Anyways, enjoyed reading the post..Especially liked the part when you thought it was your sis calling you from the bathroom!! lol!

angel in disguise.... said...

anoop
well..the book is fine..only the last few pages are tattered..
even am a big fan of CB , jus love his way of writing..this book though seems quite predictable...yet its intersting!:)

amal
well...i think so..n i guess she didnt like the end..and so thought of tearing it up..lol;)

new beginning
hmmm...the book is fine..n i hav started reading the book..its nice! thanks yaar..:)

destiny
hahha...it was a stupid day..but when i think of it now..i feel like laughing...!

boran
pinne silly book polum..its a good one..n dont u try to b on poppy's side ..she so naughty she needs some serious smacking!huh

novice
sherikkum..ee poppiye kondu thottu...pakshe if u get to see her cute looks u dont feel like even scolding her!
nyways for ur comment..i hope u had a good time reading it!lol

Nik said...

Chetan Bhagat's an awful, perverted writer with no talent whatsoever. Typical bollywood masala type for all indian non-readers. I'm currently reading (ok,tryin to read,I end up throwing it everytime i pick it up) it so that later i can launch a full-fledged criticism. Anyway,nice post

Crazy Four said...

Write Chetan bhagat about his latest fan- poppy. Hee hee.
Dadriya rekhayude kizhe kazhunne cuppa copyil comment cheyukka:)

The Holy Lama said...

Dogs make good readers. Pavam Chetan chetan. Innathe randam thendal aanu

RGB said...

It must be more thrilling to read between the holes, aye! Enjoyed reading your post on that little episode, which must be one of the many episodes, part and parcel of sibling rivalry!

angel in disguise.... said...

nik...
oh...so u dont enjoy reading chetan's books! strange...i felt his writings were all abt teh youth..i love all his books..especially five point someone...nyways thanks for droping in here!:)

crazy four..
i guess so...even animals cant resist chetan!:p

RGB...
thanks a lot for stopping by..keep visiting:)

holy lama
ya...i think poppy is very ineterested in reading..shud consider sending her school!;)

remu said...

hmmm....poppy athinde appande swabavam kanikathirikumo.....

jimsu said...

hai,kollam i like ur poppy,he do his part of job

aquarian gul..... said...

hmmm well this poppy naaa she s soo naughty.........
quite interesting rash....
u better put her n a kennel,,,,,,,,,,
"this is my advice"which ur nt gng 2 mind...............

Mindful Spirit said...

am back! Sorry! too many things happened in the last 4 months! or let's say 5 months

My life is my lesson! said...

Hey,

Funny post.. :)..
And how was the book?? good enough???

Keep Blogging.. :)

angel in disguise.... said...

@remu
ayyada...chikku is so well mannered, dont know y poppy is like this..:)

@jimsu
thanks for reading thsi post jimsu..keep visiting

@neethu
rightly said ...poppy cant live in akennel..;)

@my life...
ya...the book was nice..but not as good as the former..thanks for stopping by..keep visiting:)

Raj - Only name sake !! said...

Very nice writing , Keep it up!
So my views on the book , the book is so good that it could be turned to a movie again.
It being a bit over dramatic even though a fantastic read.

lostworld said...

Fun post!!!! :-) I was smiling throughout. What an action packed evening.

I read the book in one sitting .. Quite funny. Usual CB style.