(Bindass Bong here refers to a Bold Bengali Girl)
My first day at office was a replica of my first day at school/college,
the only difference being i was away from my home town,
which was probably first time ever for me,
Like everyone else i too had many preconceived notions about Mumbai
My mind was inundated with Pre-Mumbai-Thoughts,
for me this journey to Mumbai was as good as a desert (chocolate brownie yum-yum) after a nice & tasty meal, you want to savor its taste as long as it lasts....
I saw her at our orientation session, petite, hair tightly tied, calm,she had those trademark Bengali eyes
I don’t know if she had noticed me till then, but me being an observer was busy scrutinizing everyone present in the room, ummmm i was attentive towards the lecture too, am i a muti-tasker or what
I never tried to initiate any conversation with her, neither did she
But fortunately/unfortunately we were put together in a batch for technical training
I remember our very first conversation, which was about finding an apartment in Mumbai.
as we began chatting i realized that we had so much in common, love for movies, love for FRIENDS
(T.V. series), and she too was a gym maniac like me wow...
The joy of finding someone with similar frequency and that too in a totally strange city is boundless
I was wrong about one thing though… she was anything but calm,
she was bold, flamboyant, fearless
she was ambitious and lived life on her own terms
she was difficult and moody at times
yet an adorable and a valuable friend
it is truly said that all the big things come in small packages!!!
I would admire her, at times I would hate her, but altogether i was happy,
Since there are very few moments in life where you do not have to pretend, you can let go, and
show off your crazy side to someone who is as crazy as you
But i guess our friendship was not meant to last forever,
i am still not able to figure out what went wrong,
However, Life should go on and so shall I
I've buried all those fun-memories in some corner of my mind,
Although we are not on talking terms,
I wish I could tell her that I have never met a girl like you,
that she is and always be a Bindaas Bong for me
"I've learned that things change, people change, and it doesn't mean you forget the past or try to cover it up. It simply means you move on and treasure the memories. Letting go doesn't mean giving up, it means accepting that some things weren't meant to be."