Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Athazagoraphobia- Fear of being forgotten or ignored

First of all me make it clear that this narration has nothing to do with the subject line . But it has . Think it of and that's the puzzle of this post.

Its a true story and has happened few hours back .

Morning started with the same magnetic forces sticking me to my bed and alarm was ringing . Night was utterly horrible as Rajat tried some thing wrong in my life for the first time and it turned out to be a big shit . So the morning started with swollen eyes and heavy head . After getting ready for the office, he realized that he was just 2 minutes late for my cab and his phone was also in silent mode(as usual) . he jumped and looked at it . Found that his cab mates had called him and obviously had left. So he started via  public transport . He really loved using public transport because there he found more people to talk with , no office discussion, listening people talking on phones or with each other and understanding their psychology . Reached the bus stand and got a bus for Marathahalli. Bus was utterly butterly full and he was looking at faces all around and recalling the lines of an old song.

All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for their daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere
Their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression, no expression
Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow
No tomorrow, no tomorrow

And I find it kinda funny
I find it kinda sad
The dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very, very mad world mad world

                                         Suddenly someone yelled pointing at someone "He picked my valet " and every one started jumping on him. Bus stopped , everyone started getting down in the middle of the road. A 15-20 years boy was found guilty and to his surprise everyone was trying to thrash him. He already had a awful mood  and now all this. He looked at  the face of the pick-pocketer .It looked innocent .By innocent , he meant thatt guy didn't resist even a single slap instead was standing like a numb with tears rolling down his cheeks. Then someone among the crowd shouted "Because of people like these , we are suffering . He will become some minister and eat our taxes and  ....." . That's all. Rajat stepped ahead and told that person "Sir with due respect , look at his face. Do you think he looks like Raja, or yeddurappa or anyone . I understand your anger but he is not responsible of all shit you are talking. You are beating him just because you all are frustrated buggers and you found someone to yell on. Some of you have fights with your wife and someone is frustrated with office but its not fair that you keep on slapping a kid. Take him to police station and that's all. " . Someone from the crowd said "That's the problem you educated I.T people ". Rajat gave him a real bad look and that guy stepped back . But again Rajat looked at that kid with his head down and tears rolling as if he wanted to speak out something via his tears and Rajat was unable to understand the language of his tears. Rajat thought of taking that kid to some shop and wanted him to have some tea or snacks but a traffic police guy came in and took him to the police station .

Rajat was still thinking how that poor kid (Rajat was not justifying his act but He was against public act) .
Rajat standing all alone , just looking at everyone to disperse as if they were there watching some Madari show and now it was over . 

Silence Prevails,
Aditya Dogra


  1. I think the lack of comments means that people are still trying to find the connection...this is the third time I have read and am still at a loss....the only connection that I can make is we forget things which we can't comprehend kinda like the link between Athazagoraphobia and this post ;)

  2. hahhahah..nice way to console dogra....good one nivi....but without joke...these thieves should be duly punished...the person is not at the fault but his audacity..that is to be curbed....

  3. abhe yeh foto to amarnath agitation ki lag rahe hai:)

  4. dogra....saale...yeh chota mota kaam kyon karta hai tu...why dont u venture into arms or drug traffcking ..bahut paise hai aur rutbha bhe....and no one can hit u like this some one did in the bus..

  5. @Sheetal :You mistook me sweetheart .. I am man from earth and i don't need arms and drugs to make a rutba..I believe in Nusrat's words "Ishq da rutba" . Aur rahi baat 'duly punishing' , i am not going to argue because its just difference of opinion . Its simple bhat saheb , who we say terrorists , kashmiri's says "Aazadi ke liye ladne walle "and arudanti roy says something as "deprived class" . And everyone can justify their points with this and that argument .

    Similarly , you think its a pic of Amarnath agitation , someone else will see it as a Jasmine revolution and some one expects a 'lotus revolution.'

    That's was the purpose of this blog , bringing different opinions together :-) :-) . Jai hind, uthishta bharata .