Monday, January 5, 2009

A Page from an Album called D-51

How do we feel if we get to see a beautiful bunch of different flowers wrapped in and smiles fresh on us!!..... Marvelous!!!!. D-51, is the bunch with five different flowers in it, yes living flowers which have more life time!, each of them having their own way of spreading around fragrance and smiles. I hope everyone who've known D-51 for sometime now would definitely agree to the above said fact. You get to see a lot of friends among yourselves who might be sharing their rooms, sharing their workspace, but you hardly get to see people sharing their lives. This garden has it!.

Just lets get into a small flashback.... a year ago... somewhere in the late December of 2007, I started to explore some crazy moments with Arun by traveling to Gurgaon from Noida to watch Jab We Met for the 7th time by catching a truck :D. Later I started to travel to Noida often to watch late night movies with Darshan and Arun, though movie viewing was not the primary reason which kept me meeting these guys. The primary reason being Prayas and its new shape which was getting to bud up. Those chill and freezing cold December nights were so pleasant when we guys used to walk down after our late night shows from spice. I used to get back to IIT where I stayed and one fine night, I was suggested by Arun and Darshan to stay with them.

I was then introduced to Chauhan and Rambo (seriously I got to know his name as Amit some 4 months back when I got a call from someone asking him on our landline phone :P). It all started there and I started to visit them frequently. We used to have a lot of non stop serious "bak-bak" session from AID to World Economy (though we had nothing interesting in it). Most of the talks would end with a lot of questions without any answer as well, but still the discussions kept on going. I started to literaly invade (yes thats the right word and to put it in Hindi "Kabja karna") this garden as I started to smell the essence of it. I had a very little of interaction with Chauhan and Rambo that time. I became a pseudo tenant of D-51.

Parvathi mata's aaloo parantha's were one more reason for me to invade the room on weekends. It was some merry moments which kept me going there again and again. One fine day as expected, Rambo called me and said "bhai bura mat maanna, Aunty is not feeling happy about you coming here and staying with us. tum aaya karo but kabhi kabhi". I don't know how others could have taken this statement but I felt that Rambo is true and he from his heart feels that I should keep coming to the room. The same day evening I again went back and stayed there and there was one more time when I was told the same lines mentioned above.

Chauhan and Rambo must have felt my need in the room it seems (:P... jhoote mat maarna yaaron).... they talked to our landlord and have officially made me as a member of D-51, but one thing which was put as the main agenda was AID and Prayas should not be put forward all the time at our room and it should not be made as a meeting point, but actually we used to have lot of AID and Prayas discussions in the room which makes Rambo and Chauhan boring but having no options left out.

The best part I enjoy in our garden D-51 is each one lives and shares every moment to others. May it be Rambo's IAS results , the children of prayas getting admitted to school, Chauhan's search for his girl friend, Arun's efforts to become more responsible or Darshan's frequent trip to Shimla (Darshan tum shimla baar baar kyun jaate ho?) and yes my endless look at the orkut profile :P, we all live those moments and are happy to share those moments. There might be hardly anything which we spare to share. This means that how much we care. I've always felt that with these guys around my wishes always getting fulfilled.

There are a lot more moments which would need separate articles in each to explain..... such as our frequent cake cutting!!!!.. beleive me the shop keeper at Defence Bakery, Defense Colony now knows tales of D-51., my cooking experiments etc., etc.,


Album is a thing which everyone would love to go through again and again. It just has those lovely photos which brings the memories just in front of us at every moment. That's the reason why I'd like to call the moments at D-51 as an Album..... (its also a garden) its just filled with wonderful and merrier moments throughout..... and I've shared a very few photos of that here....

Thanks Arun, Darshan, Chauhan and Rambo for decorating my album!!!!

hoping to share more merry pages here!!!!!

9 comments:

deepika said...

i have been a silent reader of ur blog...but today i cudnt stop smiling while reading this particular post of urs...it reminds me of a typical hrishikesh mukheerjee or basu chaterjee type movie of 70s in which lives of some common, simple people are depicted in a very interesting and amusing manner. i am glad to know that 'real' life can be so interesting for some ppl :) ....

Selva...ur blog is becoming more n more interesting day by day....keep writing like this!!

In Serch of ...... said...

Nothing much to write ,I have already share my part of happiness to be at D-51 already through my article http://darshanmehra.blogspot.com/search/label/Journey ,

But yes the attachment ,Love and care we all feel for D-51 is endless.. and somewhere it has started to give us emotional moments whenever anybody say to leave D-51 coz of any development.. may it be career or whatever reason ..
but guys yes we Five live in a wonder world called D-51 and we will cherish this the whole life ..
Thanks to Selva,Arun,Chauhan and Rambo for their contribution and efforts towards D-51 and our lives...

Ritesh Kumar said...

i get into flash back in 2000-02 when I too stay with 4 guys!!! party every day/night and all, tht time we dont have privileged to cut cakes ;)

Oye Darshan tum blog comments pe bhi marketing karne se nahi chuke ;)

So nia said...

I seriously sometimes get amazed with your simplified emotions and the way u cherish small things in big way. This is one of your best articles…keep it coming.

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Jyoti said...

hehehehehe....amazing :) but sorry though i feel happy for ur amazing life now....i can't help feeling sad for the wonderful life i have left behind in IIT :( and apke article ko padhke to bahut zyada miss kar rahi hun :(
vaise very very nice article :) :)

Raj said...

:)

Gouri Chugh said...

hmmmm....part of life that one cherishes and values all life. Live it thoroughly cos its never going to come back! You guys not only cut cakes but also waste them iam sure. And yeah , this was lighter stuff than whatever you have written so far. Cute n sweet.

Kunal Chandra said...

Sir do you know whats the best thing about you... your default picture of every person is always positive... So you always start with a positive mindset that the individual in front of you is a friend to begin with... unlike most others where we start with a mindset where we see a new person as a stranger...
And not surprisingly you have got so many friends and memories with them that you can cherish.. just like in this blog...