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To Love, with Platinum

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 63 Comments

"You say it flowers
or call it by something other
it remains the same
its love by any other name"

Love is the most sensual thing that hits everybody and very rarely does it leave anybody devoid of it. I too had a love story, a relation that I did not took much heed of until the day which I found to be my 

I was doing graduation and staying in a hostel. A lot of my hostel mates had boy friends. While I received few proposals but deliberately chose to stay away from the affairs of hearts and love. I was a fancy free person who wanted to live in her own footloose world with friends. The harp of love though always played in my heart but I chose to stay away from it till I establish myself into a career.

And then this guy came to my life. He was sweet, humorous, good looking and a bright young engineering student and I a plain jane commerce student with big dreams in my eyes, eyes that dream love too but chose to not see them in perusal of career ambition.

The friendship that deem more like "arranged friendship" started on a skeptical note, turned magical and soon I can see a sudden kind of attraction churning out. I was confused if this was a genuine reciprocation of some one's friendly gesture towards you or the fact that you have a friend who truly, madly cares about you, writes you beautiful letters of friendship, embellish your smiles with well picked cards for you or is it just a fad that will fade away soon in face of harsh reality of lives. His simple behavior and actions spoke loud for him and soon we became quite good friends who would often discuss things.

I was an amputee, the fact that he was fully aware of and heartily accepted without asking me much questions on it. I found him little filmy sometime. He had seen Indian version of "an affair to remember" and found that girl in me. I was repelled with this notion though :). In brief, I was not keen for a relation at that point of time and beside I wasn't sure if that was a mere puppy love or whether he is the right person for me.

I went ahead and candidly presented my decision to him and agreed to be his friend with request to park the "Ishq wala love" emotion till we make progress in our respective careers. He agreed but couldn't help himself from suggesting his feeling at times to me. The more he asserted, the more I diverted myself away and became unsure. NO I was not playing any games with him.

I love you, I love you not
A lot of my hostel mates and college friends had boy friends and  were pursuing a relationship. They would date outside hostel, shower each other with gifts to express their love. This friend of mine too wanted to gift me but I strictly forbade him to waste his father's money for buying me any gift and rather invest time in his education to carve a career for self . Once he starts earning, he would be free to express his friendship via gifts. We mutually agreed on "no gifts" friendship with an exception for not so expensive cards, flowers, small chocolates or anything worth less than Rs 100 on special occasions only.

We used to meet almost daily during the visiting hours at my hostel or sometime on the gate of a nearby Internet Cafe wherein he would help me to fill my MBA apps. My hostel juniors were very fond of him and often insinuate me to "Kaho na pyar hai" situation. They would say- "Didi, he is sooo sweet, handsome and loves you so much, it is so apparent. Why don't you say yes. He is amazingly good looking". I would discourage them and remain firm on my decision.

Discovering the Platinum Day of love

One day, he and his engineering friends went to a famous Ganesha temple nearby entailing a day long trip. I was happy that at least for one day I would not get to hear from him. I know you may find it silly but I really needed all the available time to prepare for my upcoming CAT exam. It  was around 7:00 pm I got a call from him on my hostel land-line wherein he requested me to come and meet him at the telephone booth nearby. I first refused but he said he wants to meet urgently and hand me "Prasad" from that temple that he offered specially for my CAT Exam success. I couldn't refuse him and came down to meet him.

The telephone booth was a pebble throw away from my hostel and often serves as a big venue for all hostel-ites in days of non-mobile phones serving their telecommunication/Fax needs. As soon as I reached there, I found him standing and waiting. He was wearing a white colored shirt and blue jeans and looked absolutely pristine that day. There was certain grace on his face that day, he looked absolute spell binding. I was speechless and shy and nervous. He profusely handed me the Prasad and asked me if I trust him enough to close my eyes for a moment. Hesitantly, I closed my eyes and wondered his plans. "Oh my God, is he going to kiss me"?  I was little nervous and when he took my hand in hand, I got scared.


He apparently put his hand in his shirt pocket, took out something from it and rested it on my palms and closed them into a fist. He smiled at my nervousness and asked me to open my eyes. "Thats it"? I thought. Amazed at his simplicity and thanking internally for "no kiss" moment I opened my eyes and palm to see a lovely small  crystal statue of lord Shiva [Shivling] resting their. It was beautiful indeed! I was overwhelmed. I looked at the Shivling once and then at him and smiled.

Often people use to gift expensive gifts incl statues of Lord Ganesha to each other wherein he went furtively over the hill temple to search such a unique, beautiful, divine and precious gift for me. He said that through the lord, he is extending his best wishes for my success and happiness ahead. He also brought a "Tilak" from the temple as Lord's blessing to help me through my upcoming aptitude tests for management entrance.

In that moment, in that gesture, I found - what you call- "My Platinum day of love". A day that is still most beautiful in my memory, a day as precious as platinum, a day as beautiful as the beautiful platinum. If love is Gold, diamond and silver, the day earmarked in my memory as "Platinum" which is the most beautiful metal, most precious thing that ornates the hearts and soul of people who wear them. I wear that day as a platinum in my chest of memory, a platinum melody in my ears and like a platinum ring/ love band that connects directly to my heart. The day, indeed a Platinum day! A Platinum Day of Love!
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Preserve your love
like those petals in your book
that fills your heart
with its silken fragrance

Wear your love
like a platinum in your finger
a ring that connects
straight to your heart

Wear your platinum
it is a beautiful gift of love
Divine, mesmerizing and pristine
On your Platinum day of love!



This post is written for Indiblogger & Platinum contest on "platinum Day of love"
To know more click here- http://www.preciousplatinum.in/en/about-platinum/platinum-day-of-love

The autor is half Human, half machine. Go Figure or just revel in what I write

63 comments:

  1. Very true, Love by any other name will be just as lovely, nicely said Ekta :)

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  2. All the best for the contest! :) :)
    http://www.indiblogger.in/indipost.php?post=294364

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  3. wow...its amazing. pls read my post too
    http://spiritandsouladiti.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/platinum-day-of-love-ankahee-this-aint.html


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    1. Thanks Aditi, you have written a beautiful post too :)

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  4. Short and sweet Ekta :) All the best for the contest !!
    My Entry

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    1. Thanks Jahid, u too ve written a wonderful post!

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  5. Ekta, Forget platinum. Will express by doing household chores frequently. Will plan and cook a meal together.

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    1. haha ...thats sweet :) I cannot forget platinum, I'm a girl!

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  6. That is so sweet! Not all guys would think of getting Prasad you know :)... All the best for the contest!

    If you get a chance do read mine at Forever Love

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    1. Yup..it was such a sweet moment. Thanks for ur compliments :)

      will do...it looks fab!

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  7. Thats a bfull anecdote.
    May u both remain like this always :)
    all the best

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  8. Such a sweet post .. :) all the best for contest !

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  9. Beautiful it is... All the best :)

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  10. Great post. Best of luck for the contest.

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  11. Every love story is special. I liked the way you have presented it. All the best for the contest :)

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    1. Thanks sooo much Sindhu :) really appreciate!

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  12. Beautifully written! Best wishes for the contest ma'am :)

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  13. Beautifully written and extremely well-presented post. Good luck for the contest
    Sid
    http://iwrotethose.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks sooo much n yes u have a beautiful blog too!

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  14. Feel Good story...Makes one feel nice after reading through the End....Not all Commerce students are Plain Jane :) I know a few of them who had been doing exceptionally well...On the contrary , there are hoards of Engineering Folks who have ended up selling Insurance policies Door-To-Door....As long as people are good at what they do..Things work out fine....(No hard feelings and No discrimination here)...All Smiles and Peace :)

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    1. That's so lovely, Soham! Muaaah! Yes, not all are plain Jane :)

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  15. So sweet...Loved the presentation you chose. Like a movie.

    http://neoimaginations.blogspot.com/

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    1. Awww that's a unique comment. thank you Neo :)

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  16. wow.. there is so much depth in your writing. lovely presentation.keep posting

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    1. Thanks so much Aparna! Really glad that you liked it...your comments are indeed beautiful!

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  17. How sweet Ekta :-) All the best for the contest

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  18. nice article Ekta, best of luck for the contest :)

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  19. its beautiful Ekta!! very beautiful!

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    1. Thanks sweet...thank u sooo much :)

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  20. How sweet of him. This is beautiful, just like you. :)

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    1. Thanks soo much Pooja :) You are beautiful too..both by looks and by thoughts as well :)

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  21. Hmmm..... Romance is your element... Well written

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    1. Thanks Nirvana..how you been...its long long time since we met :)

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  22. love is natural and pure. and when you love someone, the self goes away and every day is "platinum" and every moment "divine".. May god bless with what you desire !

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    1. Raj, that indeed is a very lovely thought.
      Wow, you have expressed the sentiment so beautifully. May God bless u too!

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  23. n- and
    u- you (post)
    me - may be
    r- remembered
    o- often
    u- until
    n-next
    i - life ( I)
    t- thank
    y- you...

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    1. Thats sooo sweet...thank you Raj!

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  24. Simplicity of this post touched me. :) Thank you for sharing. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Hiral. I am glad that you liked it :)

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  25. Amazing post ....... loved it .. love really lies in simplicity

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  26. That's really nice and genuine! Simple gesture says so much!! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Vanessa..Yes, simple gesture shows so much! :)

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  27. That's so nice and genuine!! A simple gesture says so much! :)

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