Wednesday, November 30, 2011


एक फूल दो कांटे 


“I want to have a word with you...”

“Later. I’m busy...”

“No. I want to talk to you right now...”

“Not now. Please. We’ll talk at lunch break. I have a deadline to meet...”

“I told you I want to talk to you now. It’s urgent...”

“What’s so urgent…?”

“It’s about Nisha…”


“Just lay off…”

“Lay off…?”

“You took Nisha out to a movie and dinner last evening, didn’t you...?”

“So nothing... You just stop seeing her... I don’t like it...” 
“You don’t like it…? Just who the hell are you to like it or not…?

“Who the hell am I…? Nisha is my girl...she is mine…We are in love…”

“Love…? Nisha loves you…? Bullshit...! Go and look at your face in the mirror... Is she crazy to love an uncouth clot like you...?” 

“You just shut up... And just lay off Nisha…I don’t want you too see Nisha or even talk to her ever again…understand…I am warning you…”

“Warning…? You are giving me a warning...? Hey Dude... just buzz off…I like Nisha and she likes me and we are seeing each other...It is you who has got to vamoose…Got it...? So just get lost and let me get on with my work…I told you I have a deadline...”

“I’ll break your bones…”

“Hey, what are you doing…? Just take your hands off me…this is the office…”

“Okay, I’ll meet you in the evening... outside office... and sort you out once and for all…”
“Sort me out…? You sissy...I’ll thrash the hell out of you......"

"Hey, stop it...look…Nisha is coming here…towards us...she is saying something...”

“Hi guys…I was just coming to meet both of you…and I find you together…what a coincidence…”

“Meet us…?”

“I’ve got some great news…I am getting married…”

“You are getting married…?”

“He lives in the states…in Houston...he is a childhood friend…my classmate from school…we had lost touch with each other…he found me on the net on FB a few days ago…we chatted…he proposed this morning…I said yes…”

( Maybe this story should be called एक फूल दो कांटे और एक माली - one flower two thorns and one gardener )

Copyright © Vikram Karve 2011
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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 and a book of vignettes and short fiction. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories, creative non-fiction articles on a variety of topics including food, travel, philosophy, academics, technology, management, health, pet parenting, teaching stories and self help in magazines and published a large number of professional research papers in journals and edited in-house 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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