Brewing Romance

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Written by : Abhisek Pattnaik

“Mari Mari Kothaga Ni Jatha..”
The song played in the background as it drizzled outside. I didn’t understand Telegu but somehow this one was making perfect sense to me. There are certain songs that remain with you forever. Isn’t it? I had heard this song for the first time when I was in her room to help her move certain items. She was my friend’s girlfriend. And I fell for her like a dried leave; having no option but to fall. And when you are in Love, it makes you do stupid things. Isn’t it? Guess, now that I look back I won’t be able to assess, which one happened first. The falling in love or the stupidity that allowed me to fall.

“Knock, knock”.

I opened the door to the surprise of her presence there. The very sight of her was keeping me content those days. And there she was in her orange salwar. She must have taken a shower, as only her long hair seemed recently towel dried. Her dark circles were somehow making her Irish Brown eyes even more beautiful.

She smiled looking at my speaker bar that was playing the song; maybe acknowledging my fondness for her without saying a word.
“Tea”, she asked.
We shared the same building only separated by a single floor. We had become good friends by now to seek each other’s company for tea. Five minutes into it, we were sitting on the balcony with the speaker by our side; a cup of tea in our hands to witness the dusky sky grew darker as the evening skies of Kolkata continue to drizzle.

“I didn’t know, you like this song as well”, she said allowing herself an idiosyncratic chuckle.
I couldn’t muster enough courage to look into her eyes. So instead I continued to look into my cup of tea and said “Even I found it out very recently “.

She didn’t say anything nor did I. We simply sat there enjoying each other’s presence. Guess, nothing explicit was ever meant to be said. Love can be many things for many people; each having their own idea for it. But, for me that was it. An evening with her on my balcony as it continued to play…

Mari Mari Kothaga Ni Jatha..

Author: buddingb

A humanist, Non-conformist who likes to see the world as half full. A seeker who is yet find all his answers.

39 thoughts on “Brewing Romance”

  1. Such a lovely short romantic story full of innocence. Heard d song Juz now. Though couldn’t understand d meaning bt loved d music.

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  2. I enjoyed reading your post, it made me smile. It was also educational for me, I looked up what a salwar was, where kolkata is and learned about that city, and also looked up idiosyncratic (a word I haven’t heard used, a synonym I would have chosen would be “distinctive”). I thought your title was clever “brewing” as in making tea. Very enjoyable story and I appreciate how it reminded me that the places, and words, and songs in my blog are unknown in other countries. I am enjoying the learning process, thank you. – David

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    1. So true. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—
      I’m fairly new here but I feel blessed for being exposed to this platform that allows me to connect me with kind hearted people like yourself from all over the world…
      Thank you again for your words of appreciation David. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒβ€οΈπŸ‘

      And do listen to this song… You may end up liking it. 😊

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      1. I looked up the song on youtube and found a video. The song was easy to listen to but I didn’t understand the words. It was Arjun Reddy video song. I wish I spoke multiple languages, I wonder which I would choose?

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      2. My daughter has an ear for languages. At one point she could speak a little spanish and german but she did become fluent in Swedish and Danish after she lived in Sweden for a year. That was years ago, she says she can’t anymore, but I think she could relearn quickly.

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      3. I’m sure she can… The way I see it, language is more like the ritual of preparing a meal…
        You have to revisit the recipe a bit and you are good to go. πŸ˜ƒ

        But hearing you, it fills me up with positivity… Cause there are so many things out there to learn and experience…
        Thank you. πŸ™‚πŸ‘πŸ€—

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      1. Hahaaah…I don’t watch much of my telugu films btw…well anyway I have seen that film but don’t remember the song LOL…there are other famous songs from the film that it just got unnoticed by me…will google

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