chapter ONE

Meet Tuhin. 21/m/hyd. Just out of college... five months into a software job and already thoroughly disillusioned about it. Still a wannabe movie director ( though always kept himself out of school/college dramas ) and a wannabe bestselling author ( though all his school essays/projects have always been written by his best friend...Trisha).

Trisha.21/f/pune. Just out of college and back to school! B-School. The few minutes that she can spare from studying for an MBA are spent writing her blog - which, strangely enough, is just for her personal viewing - a confidential online diary.

from Lina's dairy:
"what's a rose without the thorns? Love is too strong an emotion to be wasted on pleasant evening walks and candle-lit dinners. True love is about conflict... about a pair of star-crossed lovers... about anger and pain... about holding back when you want to give in... "


"The job sucks", thought Tuhin, " I need a change, I really do" . He decided to call up Vrajesh. The last time they had talked, two months back, Vrajesh had invited him over to join his startup. Tuhin, as
always had been too lazy to follow up on his offer. But now...

Tuhin dug up Vrajesh's cell number. His cell subscription was limited to SMS s and local calls ( laziness again preventing him from making a trip to the subscriber's office to get the STD service enabled ), so he had to get to the phone-booth downstairs.

Damn! Why doesn't he pick up the call? Tuhin tried again. No response. What the hell, he thought and got out of the booth. Rrrring. Not his cell...the phone in the booth. Vrajesh must have called back. Tuhin ran to pick up the phone.

" Who is this?", said the voice at the other end.

" Is that Vrajesh?"...a thoroughly unnecessary question for the answering voice was female! "Idiot!", Tuhin thought to himself.

" Sorry donno no one by that name."

" Sorry to disturb you.", said Tuhin ending the call.

" Damn!", he thought, " I am really an IDIOT! Here's this girl with such a
wonderful voice and all I do is hang up! Tuhin you fool! You suck!"

Tuhin lay awake till late in the night. Hell, I missed my chance! Hey but I have her cell number still!
Should I call her? A SMS perhaps? He kept staring at the anonymous number he had saved onto his mobile...and dozed off...

to be continued...


At 1:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

how abt this for a name:
"2 SMS or not 2 SMS" :-)
anyone has a better one?


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