Skip to main content

The Plan

The son went and sat near his father.

“It’s been a while, dad. How are things going?”

“It really has been a while, hasn’t it? I stopped following time since God knows when.”

“That’s quite unbecoming of you, dad. For what I know, you were someone who used to measure time and plan accordingly. Shall I say shrewd?”

“I prefer meticulous. And yes, I used to measure time – every ounce of it. Each of my actions were prudently strategic. I wanted the best for myself and my folks.”

“Are you telling me even I were a result of your deliberate planning? Interesting.”

“You? Of course. Especially you. There was a time when my whole life was centered on you. I have had immense plans for you, even before you were born. Do you think you just happened to be born in the month of May?”

“I am quite familiar with the nine months’ infancy phase, dad. I believe that though I came out only in May, I began to exist sometime in August, perhaps.”

“That’s a way to look at it, right! And do you think August was a random choice?”

“I had never given it a serious thought, dad. Wasn’t it?”

“Do you know when our schools admit new batches?”

“June I guess.”

“June, yeah. And to be admitted, a child has to be exactly five years old on the first of June. I had lost eleven months of my life as I was born in July. I did not want to waste such valuable time in your life, Aahan.”

“Oh my! That was unexpected, dad. I suppose there is some story behind my name as well.”


“I would have named you aaa if I had my way. But your mom opposed, and finally we settled for this. I suppose your name came first in all name lists.”

“Definitely. And it had its perils as well. I was the one who had to complete all my assignments and submit it first.”

“I am sorry I overlooked that, but you were not kept in waiting during interviews and stuff, right? See, there were perks too. That’s not all. Do you remember how we switched your school after the class ten exams despite the enormous fees in the new school?”

“Entrance coaching, I get it. But you-you never lived to see the outcome, dad. The car crash was never part of any plans, right? Had you dozed off during the drive, as the motor insurance guys suggested?”

“I do not remember, son. Anyway, does it matter anymore?”

“You became a car crash. I became a brain tumor. Tell me one thing, dad. Are you sad that your dear boy fell at a rather tender age of twenty-nine, or are you happy that we have bonded once again?”

“Emotions account for only in the world out there, my dear. Here we learn to accept the plan.”



Comments

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

അത് എന്ത് കൊണ്ടായിരിക്കും?

അത് എന്ത് കൊണ്ടായിരിക്കും? ആക്ട് 1 : നമുക്ക് ആ ജനൽ ഒന്ന് തുറന്ന് അപ്പുറത്തേക്ക് നോക്കാം. പാശ്ചാത്യനാട്ടിലേക്ക് നോക്കിയാൽ ദേ അവിടെ 65  കാരനായ ജെയിംസ് കാമറൂൺ എക്കാലത്തെയും ഹിറ്റ് ചിത്രമായ അവതാറിന്റെ സീക്വലുകൾ പ്ലാൻ ചെയ്യുന്നു. 73 വയസ്സുള്ള സ്റ്റീവൻ സ്പിൽബെർഗ് മികച്ച ചിത്രങ്ങളായ ബ്രിഡ്ജ് ഓഫ് സ്‌പൈസ് (2015), റെഡി പ്ലെയർ വൺ (2018) ഒക്കെ പുറത്തിറക്കിയത് ഈ ദശാബ്ദത്തിലാണ്. ഐറിഷ് മാൻ സംവിധാനം ചെയ്യുമ്പോൾ മാർട്ടിൻ സ്കോർസെസെ യുടെ പ്രായം 75  കഴിഞ്ഞിരിക്കുന്നു. ഈയിടെ ഇംഗ്ലീഷ് സംവിധായകനായ കെൻ ലോക് ഇന്റെ രണ്ടു പുതിയ ചിത്രങ്ങൾ കാണാൻ ഇടയായി. 2016 ഇൽ പുറത്തിറങ്ങിയ ഐ, ഡാനിയൽ ബ്ലേക്ക് എന്ന ചിത്രവും 2019  ഇൽ സോറി വി മിസ്സ്ഡ് യൂ എന്ന ചിത്രവും ഹൃദയസ്പർശിയായ രീതിയിൽ ആണ് ചിത്രീകരിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നത്. 70 വയസ്സുള്ള സ്പാനിഷ് സംവിധായകൻ പെഡ്രോ അൽമൊഡോവർ, 60 വയസ്സുള്ള ഇറാനിയൻ സംവിധായകൻ മാജിദ് മജീദി, 59 എത്തിയ ദക്ഷിണ കൊറിയൻ സംവിധായകൻ കിം കി ഡുക്, ഇവരൊക്കെ സാമൂഹിക പ്രസക്ത്തിയുള്ള, മേന്മയുള്ള ചിത്രങ്ങൾ ഇപ്പോഴും സംവിധാനം ചെയ്യുന്നു. ആക്ട്  2: ഇനി നമുക്ക് ജനൽ അടച്ച് അകത്തേക്ക് നോക്കാം. എവിടെ ആണ് നമ്മുടെ മുത

Movie Review : The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Title : The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Language : Silent Movie Year : 1920 Director : Robert Wiene Genre : Horror IMDB Link Watch movie on YouTube Lead Role :   Friedrich Feher, Werner Krauss The movie is widely acknowledged as one of the landmark revolutionary offerings from the long gone era when movies did not speak. It may be technically incorrect to call a silent film German, nevertheless it was made in Germany during a time period when the European nation was in turmoils after the devastating World War I. The story begins with a young man by the name of Francis starts narrating the hardships faced by him and his fiancee (Jane) and the very peculiar, even horrifying doings of a strange man, Dr. Caligari. Dr. Caligari owns a stall at a nearby exhibition, and on display is a somnambulist Caeser, who allegedly has slept for 23 straight years! The doctor awakens him, and he answers questions asked by the spectators. To the horror of the locals, his prophecies comes true. Mean

Trying Times

Yo, so you wanna clean this nation? “gonna weed out infiltration” Hear out the proclamation Making death threats is passion. Times where hatred defeats reason. Lot of blood lost in this season. We wonder why all this separation? Extreme right is in the fashion Questioning is now treason. As you gloat the new formation, Remember, our ancient civilization Happened of immigration.