Friday, December 19, 2008

ONCE UPON A TIME IN CLASS EIGHT


"Roll no. 37", shouted Ms. Sharma, louder than thunder, for the third time.
But roll no. 37 ,a proud M.B.B.S (member of back benchers society), had something much more important on mind. Roll no. 37 was thinking that, how did Nupur di manage to look so good? She was so thin ,tall and fair. Everybody in the school vied for her attention.

"Can I borrow your pen?", she had asked me once. And I made sure that I gave her my favorite red pen, which she didn’t return to me. I thought she loved it and proudly told all my friends that Nupur di was using my pen. It was only later, I saw it lying near the classroom door.

She had poker straight hair and it was just the color of ginger. Whereas mine was awfully curly. Her mom let her do her eyebrows , mine were undone. Boys teased me.
She smelled so good always. Mom did not even let me wear a perfume. I would make the wisest possible use of the only deodorant , masi got me from the US. Only, so that, I also smelled good all the time. But by the time the first class got over, I smelled like the fruit jelly or the pickle in my lunch box.
No matter how heavy the school bag, I'd try taking it on one shoulder because that's what Nupur di did. I would pray to God, for it to rain, so that I could also wear my pink sneakers with the uniform, like her. The forced on fringes alongside my tightly oiled plaits made me look funny. But to me, I'd do everything possible to look like my idol.

Time flew past. She passed out and so did I. Nupur di is now confined to my memories of school. The straightening irons, saloons, branded stores, increased pocket money, Gucci, Prada, Armani have changed me from roll no. 37 to Nupur part two. But the question that haunts me often is, am I beautiful now?
 ……Or was I beautiful then?

31 comments:

Ronnie said...

Well... you were always beautiful... its just confidence that sorrounds you now my love... It was fun going through your blog...

I learned a lot from your lil adventures :)

My compliments to the lady with a beautiful mind...

stutee nag said...

@ ronnie...
love u for the honest comment..
keep visiting,
stay blessed..

dwayne said...

dat was so cool...really enjoyed reading it dont kno if u were beautiful den but ur surely beautiful now..........

stutee nag said...

@dwayne
thanx a lot,, i am thirsty for ur applaud,, lol keep visiting,,thanx a ton for visiting..

Gaganjot Kaur said...

wow .. u did it again .. !!

actually i think everyone can relate to this right ...coz they goes thru tht age .. boys and girls both .. hainaah ..!!
and it continues ... even after school ..
just like in the song * high school never ends* by Bowling For Soup ...

vwake said...

well i think u r an eternal beauty..sooo m sure u were beautiful, r beautiful n ll always b beautiful..!!!

stutee nag said...

@ gagan
i so wait for you to read whta i write,, love you,,

@vwake
thanx a ton for the applaud n visiting me here,, keep visiting..
muah..

stay blessed !!!

akshay said...

don know abt earlier but 4 now i thnk u look beautiful nd definitely un no part 2 of any thing k

stutee nag said...

@ akshay
hahhahahahhahhahhaahhhahhahaahahhahahhaahhhhhhhhhhhahhaahhah
sweetheart !!!

cp said...

nice and sweet blog :)
donno whether nupur di will be going thru the blog, but i put my money where my mouth is that she will be envy of ya

stutee nag said...

@cp
lol ..thanx for visiting d blog... do keep visiting,,
stay blessed..

chekmate said...

well now then you've asked this i'll put ma money on u bein more beautiful then coz that was YOU.

Yae the pradas and the guccis do give us an image makeover but the heart of gold doesn't need a goldsmith...

but then hey "u truly are beautiful" wish i was there to tell u this wen u were busy studyin nupur di :)

musclezmandy said...

I guess everyone has a hero when they are children and it does change you in one way or the other.. For me it metamorphasized a tadpole into a frog.. for you it turned innocence into a Princess..:)

Lavs said...

nice one ....

stutee nag said...

@ chekmate
thanx for visiting me !!!
n yeah i wish so tooo,, atleast ms sharma wudnt ve shuted at me hehe!!

@mandy
u a darling.. keep visiting !!

@lavs
thanx a lot for visiting me

stay blessed all of u all

jitendra said...

would love to see your oiled pony tail pic.......hehehe

Nirjhar said...

hey stutee...i like this blog becoz everyone is related to this blog..
nd ya u r a beautiful girl..dnt wry abt tht...bt u plz giv me nupur di's number.....lol...

mitz said...

well dunno if brands can give you beauty but if you want to be noticed then you have the bull's eye.

I think you have been wanting something in between "beauty" n "2 b noticed" well i had most of my time in junr school trying to be what everyone else was..soon i moved on and realized i was so more than that , them or a wannabe.

the anecdote was like a deja vu.. ur much better off than being a brand puppet n getting generalized in the crowd

p.s: post more often.. n get a bright color theme makes reading lot better.. :(

stutee nag said...

@ nirjhar,, thanx once again,, but to disappoint u a tad hea,,, she is a married woman ,,wid 2 kids now.. so hard luck baby


@mitz
thanx for visiting me,,, do keep visiting..
i love it wen somebody does an introspection into my mind,,,, makes me feel important...so thanx,,, n yes u r ryt,,i used 2 be a total whackjob,,which am sure am even now but yeah d prospectives differ as i dun follow nybody n set my own standards which makes me feel good..

n i am trying to be a little more regular with the blog,, but i have to spare the torture for the
readers also na hhahaha

stay blessed !!

Vaibhav said...

Hey!! Great blog.. keep it up!!

AKASH said...

"Evrythn dt gts 'ATTENTION' aint alwyz a 'BEUTY'"
Dt dznt imply Nupur nt being a beauty nor does it make No.37 beautiful for nt hvng d atntion.
Dpnds on ur percption n definition f d wrd 'BEAUTIFUL'.
diffrs fr evry1
(for me, i cn write a book on it..lol)

stutee nag said...

@ vaibhav
thanx ,,do keep visiting..

@ akash
thanx for puttin in thought in hea..

stay blesssed !!!

Kwl_PranayJain said...

As i said before and sayin it again Ur 1 hell of writer..
Jst loved reading Ur Blogs... Keep writing them and i shall make sure i pass a comment on each of them..... :|
Nothing Less Ur "Beauty wiD Brains"

stutee nag said...

lol thanx,do keep visiting !!

Anchit said...

read through ur blog...
lovely posts...
grim reality shaped into words beautifully!...
keep it up...
keep bloging!!!
U HAV ONE MORE FAN NOW....

tushar said...

u write really well..... u know how to rule over reader'z mind...... u were alwayz my favourite...... dear i owe u my lyf....... keep on writin' and postin'......

Push Vs Pull said...

Very honest confession & question also. I don't know how you look but it's well written !

What happened to you during those days is totally normal to me.

Memories brings us many questions and leaves us to do Ctrl. + F : Search if you put the right word You get otherwise no match found :)

Ajung Tzudir said...

visited ur blog 4 da 1st time..totally love it..n ts 1 s my fav..keep writing!!

Ajung Tzudir said...

hello...visited ur blog 4 da 1st time..totally love it.n ts s my fav 1...keep writing..

Stutee Nag said...

thanks Ajung...i am glad you liked it.. do keep visiting!

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