Tuesday, November 08, 2005

'The little roads to joy'

I had been in the Janasatabdi express , last friday evening, as usual on my way to trivandrum from eranakulam to spend my weekend at home......My co-passengers sitting next to me being two youngmen of my age group.....i was just peering to see what they were so busy with....the two of them exchanging some books and discussing and grinning...:)...just felt curious that they didnt even notice me ;) or anybodyelse next to us......then i saw their objects of interest....one of the guys was immersed in a "Balarama" and the other in a malayalam film magazine,"Chitrabhoomi".Somehow my neighbours had some intution of my yearning to get a look at the magazines (meant exclusively for children:)), and they passed them to me......and i am face to face with kuttoosan, dakini, maayavi , luttappii and many such dear ones again.......I never knew i was so much in love with 'Balarama' and 'Poompaata' as i used to be in childhood.......I felt as if the train i was in ,was taking me back in time and not home.....................

A Flash Back:
The thought of a railway station was almost analogous to the idea of getting to read children's comics and story books....In those days i was officially known as a bookworm....Begin a summer vacation and our celebrated journeys from mangalore to trivandrum......The 'Malabar Express' would leave the station at 6.15 pm,but we would set out from our quarters at about 2.30pm,and our journey to m'lore rly stn would take us just 45 minutes even if we came in a bullockcart!....but achan had some really incredible ideas,what if the taxi got punctured? or what if there was a traffic jam?.....these are only a few of his fears......my bro even complained that his time allowance was enough for us to even manufacture a new car(in case the present one brokedown:)) anyway any of this never happened..and we were always at the station at 3 pm..and latest by 3.30....Achan wouldnt rest till he had the porters carry all of our 'little' luggage to the correct platform...and settled their account after a nice bargain.......Me and brother would be devouring the many books bought from the counter of 'HigginBothams'...............


Coming back to the present, i realise once again that there is nothing like the simplicity of childhood.....Oh..why did we have to make our lives so complicated and difficult??.....By and far each one of us is a different version of a hypocrite....we ignore what our heart wants...and imagine ourselves to be complex beings in a yet more complex world.....


I am going to subscribe 'balarama' again and wait for wednesdays to arrive as i used to once....even my younger bro agrees with me on that.......Its high time that we recognize the little sweet things which make life worth living....

7 comments:

neeth said...

ithreyeyum philo aaayi chindikunna oraalkku engane aa baalarama okke vaayikaan thonunne!!!!!

soorya said...

hmmm..maybe my philosophic inclination is not much more than a jaada;)...anyway whatever it is....i love all things that are associated with childhood...and i love admitting it:)

momsmedha@gmail.com said...

Delighted to come across this blog.
Well..i'm looking for some serious reviews on Balarama and poompatta and kalikudukka.Do you have a say?

PS: i'm sure you will soon get bored reading Balarama ...but then it sure will make one wednesday happy for you :)

soorya said...

momsmedha@gmail.com : nice to find your comment...and about getting bored reading Balarama :), i just love the simplicity of things in children's comics....

momsmedha@gmail.com said...

yes yes...did i forget to say that you have expressed yourself beautifully? yep.
And i wish you one day get all the magic power of MAYAVI ;)
Takecare.

soorya said...

many thanks :) and i am waiting for the day when your wish comes true;)...have got a lot to do with my magic 'vadi':))

Anonymous said...

pretty cool stuff here thank you!!!!!!!