May 16, 2008

Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna

“Chalte Chalte Mere Yeh Geet Yaad Rakhna Kabhi Alvida Na Kahna” the immortal song sung by Kishore Kumar from the movie Chalte Chalte, was in my mind this week. The reason being one of the employees in my company whom I am very close will be leaving the company this week. The person whom I am referring to, I should say is one of the best individual I have met. I consider this person not only as a friend but as my elder sister. The relationship we shared was not only the professional, as would be expected between any 2 employees in an organization. We have had several good times in our offices with a bunch of some other colleagues. These good times ranged from, chit chats during the long coffee or tea breaks (as you call it) during the Ramadan Time or the long discussions on certain professional issues and not to forget the cooking lessons I had from her (especially the Bhaigan Bhartha which I will never forget!!!!!!!!!). Coming back to my topic for this post, this situation kept me thinking about the number of people we meet in our lives, whom we are close with and whom we look to in times of trouble. Parting with these people is always difficult. We would never have words to express or convey anything to them. Even as I write, I am not able to express it in any other words. But this is life. People come, meet and part but real friends keep in touch. This reminds me of a saying one of my close friends told me when we were parting ways after our CA course. He said it is always good to stay apart in order to keep the relationship. He said we will feel that it is not possible to be away from each other but the beauty of life is such that you adapt to the situation and carry on with it. His saying is true till today as we still share an excellent relationship even though we are miles apart. And before I end, with respect to the good times I shared with didi, all these will be good memories and here again I end with some beautiful words from the movie Yaadein “Yaadein Yaad Aati Hain, Baatein Bhool Jaati Hain, Yeh Yaadein Kisi Dil-O-Jaanam Ke , Chale Jaane Ke Baad Aati Hain” All the best to you Didi