Saturday, September 19, 2009

THOUGHTFUL EXCURSION IN A RAIL...

I booked my ticket one month before only I had to start my voyage to my dream land, my jannat: my home, but I don’t understand what makes people to travel a lot between Delhi – Bombay route and makes it unavailable in all the time of the year. At the last moment I was standing having waiting listed ticket on the Pune station and waiting for a reservation chart for confirmation. My friend calling me again and again to get to know the curious case of my ticket, and every time they made me cold feted with their unkindly jokes, I controlled my nerves and prayed a little for the confirmation. I think God has been very kind to me in these kinds of matters especially when I intended to meet my parents.
Generally in AC compartments, the chances of confirmation are quite less than the sleeper compartment as they are in less numbers, so these thoughts made me more maniac towards the uncontrollable situation, particularly when I have to reach home more specific before two days of Eid as it is going to be on 21st or 22nd depending upon the situation of moon. I was impatient to know about the picture of my ticket, or could my name be in the chart? I was wrangling with the pessimistic approach of mind, but then only I saw one guy having a long parchment in his hands coming towards the chart board to pinch the luck of waiting listed commuters. This period of watching list was really very sickening as everybody bowled over him to know that could they won the lottery of a seat? But somehow I made some space to find my name into the list, I saw one list, it was not there, I examined all the lists of AC 3 tier compartment, but I couldn’t found my name. I was disappointed with the thought that I prayed to the God but then also HE didn’t show some mercy on me. Then the only option I left was to go and started buttering to TTE, I humbly asked, “sir is there any seats available in AC 3 tier? I have a waiting list but it didn’t confirm by God’s grace. As he was such a nice fellow, he has taken my ticket to see the numbers written over it, then he said those flowery words, “Your ticket is already confirmed and it is upgraded to AC 2 tier”, these were the words and I snatched my ticket from his hands and straight away without asking anything went to 2 tier compartment, and with God’s graciousness I found my name their on it, it was written as ‘MOHAMMED FARHAN KHAN – M – NDLS – A1 – 38’, Oh my GOD!!! GOD did that, I gave lot of thanks to God and I proceeded to my seat with my straight collar in order to show to the wait listed passengers that I am no more in your group, PLEASE give me a space, ‘you wait listed passengers always gathers a crowd on the doors, get your a** down the door’ hehe...and I put my baggage into the space given under the seats. The thought of having nothing but having a seat in 2 tier AC compartment after paying of 3 tier, I was highly satisfied with the gratitude of railway department.
Sometimes once in a blue moon it happens, God showed so much mercy on you. I felt very happy to see the neighbour seats of mine having acquired by two beautiful girls. I called my friend instantly and told him about all good things which have occurred in just 15 minutes of time, certainly, that 15 minutes was really proved to be very lucky for me. And then I told about the two girls who were going to sit beside me on a whole journey, my friend was feeling jealous with that lucky charm I have at that moment. But then I was happier to see him jealous as just one hour back he was laughing at me on the curse of ticket. And then after five minutes, train rolled down from the station and started its further journey to New Delhi. I was sitting inside the compartment, feeling very comfortable, even more comfortable with the thought of having seat in an AC 2 tier after having paid for lowest one. My neighbours have booked their ticket in current quota and paid 300 bucks more than the normal fare; I was passing tantrums on them as I have paid less than the normal. Lols.
In the starting I was feeling bored as everybody was busy in themselves only, nobody was caring for me, I was sitting like a donkey with face down to the ground hassling into my own dreams. But then I started conversation with a little question, “Where you are going?” then I thought how stupid question I have asked, I wanted to undo my question but then she answered, “we are going to Delhi”, hmmm...a wind of satisfaction passed into my mind that at least I let her speak. Then we started firing the same question, I asked about her doings and then she asked about my doings, I was scared that it might end up with saying nothing. After 5 minutes, I sat silently again hassling into my dreams sitting like a donkey but girls are whispering with each other, I bet not about me...hehehe...after a short time attended come to us and asked for a dinner, I ordered a normal meal, but the girls first asked for continental food, it was not available so they ordered the same, poor girls, I don’t know why on earth people ask for continental foods. I mean in their teens only they try to avoid oily things that it would not harm them in their old times, or they are having a digestion problem, I thought to suggest them some exercises rather than opting for a continental food, but then why should I give my suggestion so freely, it should have cost a little but then nobody is taking, that’s their problem. After a meal we shared some cordial talk with each other, in the mean while I came to know they both were elder to me, hehehe...not a problem actually, they both have completed their MBA’s one among them was from US (Arizona) and other girl has done in Delhi only. Thank God, I thought they both were NSIs (not students of India) without any reasons. They were very friendly, she told me about her experience in USA and other foreign trip she has made in that period, and then she showed some gratitude perhaps her discontentment on the issue of SRK’s detentions, but then I said nothing, I thought it would better not to speak in this matter otherwise they would have argued with me and I don’t want the pretty girls speak against me. The other girl was also made her trip to Switzerland, turkey and in many places, she was telling me how uncomfortable for them to eat outside, everything is so costly there. Even water bottle costs more than wine, perhaps people prefer wine over water.
While talking and telling about outside India, they forgot to sleep, so I reminded them to sleep as well ...hehehe...and then I took out my novel to have a good sleep, it is better to read novel at the time of sleeping perhaps it leads to good and healthy sleep. In the journey, I have completed my long pending novel of SIR CONON ARTHUR DOYLE – THE HOUNDS OF BASKERVILLE, Sherlock Holmes series; it is one of the best novel I have read till date, very exciting, though thrilling, filled with suspense with utmost sincerity of curiosity. I hope I will be starting my next novel gifted by my dearest of dearest friend and it is none other than the famous novel of SALMAN RUSHDIE – MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN, though I read a little part of it, it sounds interesting let see how many booker prize I will give to this novel.
It’s too much for today; I will show my vehemence over other thing as well, but later. I have to complete my other works as soon as possible as I can. Let see when I will be able to come up with you to share my new experiences of life.

- Mohammed Farhan Khan

8 comments:

guddu said...

hi farhan i read it very nice journey of yours plzz dont mind as i dont know wat sud i write here but i would like to say that it was good. but i would like to ask that y were u so happy after finding that 2 girls r accopanying u? again wat was the need to show ur lucky time in this way to others like u did when u were no more in waiting list n u wanted to show that those who r in waiting list always creats crowd, y dont u think that u were part of the same just a while ago? then i would like to suggest u (though m no 1 to suggest any bdy bt still) that whn u pray to God just pray whole heartedly (like u did) n then if ur that wish has not been fulfilled (though urs was bt u didnt know the same) then plzzzzzzz dont blame Dear God 4 the same coz He has always arranged smth good for us (like 4 u here) though we may not be aware about the same :) so plzzzzzzz believe in Him firmly n He is urs for good :) may God bless u always like this.

MOHAMMED FARHAN KHAN said...

Oh my God, one of the finest comment I recieved till date, still you think that you have no words to write here. You really examined each of my lines critically, I am really impressed, being a law student you have fired many question on me though with my own gun. hehehe...
Well I would more happy to answer it, see first, I was happy to see 2 gals because I thought it would amount to kill time more fastly as normal. Don't ask how?
I showed some smartness in front of waiting listers coz I was lucky to have my seat, so I just made a fun of them in a satairical way, though not in a strict sense. Don't worry it is just for making writing more interesting, in reality I didn't show any reaction, but indeed I was very excited at that tym.
The factor of God I created here is to just for a fun, as u knw me a little that I m a hrdcore believer of him, so one waiting list doesn't affects me, I jotted here jst to people think that how stingy I am...hehehe...but again in reality I am not.
In the last, Thannnxxx for ur wonderful comment, I m really very happy to see your comment and equally more happy to make a reply of it.
God Bless Us always...:)

MOHAMMED FARHAN KHAN said...

Sorry for coming again, but I want you all to know that Guddu is a girl not a boy ...hehehe...very nice name of a girl...

guddu said...

thanks a lot 4 ur reply .............. i wud also like to say sth abt my name that many ppl have said me that its name of boys but any name can be of any body n its their wish to whom they give any name n after giving any name to any body it becomes of that person ... so name is name in affactive of any gender ... so my name is mine n i love to be called guddu n also being a girl :)

MOHAMMED FARHAN KHAN said...

hmmm....Guddu actually I m little but indifferent from your opinion, You cannot give 'any name to anybody', the name has for a great importance, it affects the person's character with its meaningful effect.
Just think, If people calls any boy with a name of 'Priyanka' or 'Rachna'....hehe...its ought to be odd.
But your name is looking sweet on you, because as it is a 'pet' name otherwise it doesn't look nice.

I want to quote one Quranic versus,
"The name is of great importance,do named it good(meaning should be good). You will be called with your name at the end"

guddu said...

k i got it :) thanks a lot dear u r right here.......n i m agree with u that meaning matters a lot many times...but was saying in respect of gender not in respect of meaning of the name that unless we give names to them we should not decide that its a girl's or boys' name (except some) n most of the names can be given to both ...... soo i think u hv got it m in no mood to hv more discussion over it as we must utilise our time in discussing some issues of national or human importance rather than this all :) hahaha rt n :)

eglantine said...

by reading dis got 2 know d real side side of u...some ppl r soo fond of ____hehehe...jokes apart.. it was light n nice..reflects ur love for Allah... n u read also..even i like sherlock holmes,....n abt midnight children ... i dont like dat novel... abt salim n shiva who were born on 15 aug 1947 ,,having some extraordinary powers ... god knows y dis novel got soo many bookers.....

MOHAMMED FARHAN KHAN said...

its really nice Eglantine that I see u again and ur wonderful comments. well I m fond of ______ that u already come to knw. but u knw sometimes I put these things voluntarily just to make it more happening though in reality its half was not there. if i write simply than nobody is going to read my posts.
And u knw about midnight, till date i am not able to read it. whenever i start it, i jusr get bored of it. I think the suspense one is more exciting. hahaha...
hey do u have any e-mail adress? give it to me or mail me on my mail adress...