KABAB ME HADDI
A LOVE STORY IN TWO SCENES
Aditya: 30, a bright young upwardly mobile executive.
Anjali: 27, Aditya’s wife, also a high flier executive, working in a different firm.
Nisha: 26, Anjali’s classmate and friend, just arrived in town, looking for a new job.
SCENE I – THEN
THREE MONTHS AGO.
Aditya calls up Anjali on her cell phone.
ADITYA: Hey, Anjali, let’s drive down to Lakeview Gardens for dinner tonight.
ANJALI: Wow…the weather is lovely…it will be really amazing driving out there…let’s go to our favourite place…
ADITYA: Cupid’s Cove…?
ANJALI: Yeah…Cupid’s Cove…I love the ambience there… Okay, I’ll tell Nisha…
ADITYA: Nisha…? Why Nisha…? Why take her…? I thought just the two of us…a romantic evening together…Let’s not have kabab mein haddi…!
ANJALI: Please Adi…try to understand…she is all alone…this place is so new to her…poor girl…she is so lonely and all at sea…Nisha has no friends except us…please let’s take her…
And so the three of them, Aditya, Anjali, and "kabab mein haddi" Nisha, drive down to Cupid’s Cove in Lakeview Gardens for an enjoyable dinner…
SCENE II – NOW
Nisha calls up Aditya on his cell phone.
NISHA: Hey, Aditya, let’s drive down to Lakeview Gardens for dinner tonight.
ADITYA: Oh yeah…great idea…it is perfect weather for a lovely drive…it’ll be really amazing out there…let’s go to our favourite place…
NISHA: We’ll go to that lovely place…Cupid’s Cove…I love it out there…the atmosphere is so marvellous…
ADITYA: Okay…I’ll tell Anjali…
NISHA: Come on Aditya…why have kabab mein haddi… let’s go…just the two of us…a romantic evening together…
ADITYA: What shall I tell Anjali…?
NISHA: The usual…working late…meetings…
ADITYA: Okay…I’ll ring her up…and I’ll pick you up at seven…the same place…
NISHA: I’ll be waiting for you…
And so the two of them, Aditya and Nisha, drive down to Cupid’s Cove in Lakeview Gardens for a romantic dinner,
without the new "kabab mein haddi" Anjali,
the oblivious and unsuspecting wife,
who stays at home wondering why her darling hubby Aditya and her best friend Nisha work so late so often...
Copyright © Vikram Karve 2011Vikram Karve has asserted his right under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work.
© vikram karve., all rights reserved. PS - It is amazing, isn't it - How the Haddi in the Kabab changes...!
By the way, I am confused: Has the Haddi changed or has the Kabab changed?
And to wash down your Kabab why don't you try out this delicious, heady and exciting COCKTAIL
About Vikram Karve
A creative person with a zest for life, Vikram Karve is a retired Naval Officer turned full time writer. Educated at IIT Delhi, ITBHU Varanasi, The Lawrence School Lovedale and Bishops School Pune, Vikram has published two books: COCKTAIL a collection of fiction short stories about relationships (2011) and APPETITE FOR A STROLL a book of Foodie Adventures(2008) and is currently working on his novel. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories and creative non-fiction articles in magazines and journals for many years before the advent of blogging. Vikram has taught at a University as a Professor for almost 14 years and now teaches as a visiting faculty and devotes most of his time to creative writing. Vikram lives in Pune India with his family and muse - his pet dog Sherry with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts.
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Fiction Short Stories Book
Foodie Book: Appetite for a Stroll