Happy Birthday To You – Nilu

14 Feb

Ever since I’ve known you, Feb 14th has been synonymous with your birthday to me. I will never be able to express in words how much I miss you. All I can do is recall a few memories that have etched their marks permanently in my system. Do you remember

  • those days when we would haunt the archies store and go through all the cards on display. You would pick a beautiful card and tell me – “Seema, this card is from me to you. You can come here whenever you want and take a sneak peek”
  • you would always buy at least 5 black rubber bands at once for yourself and I would always wonder what was the need to buy 5 of them when they are just the same?
  • you would never refill petrol in your scooty even after riding it for a couple of days in reserve. We even ended up with no fuel once and walked all the way to get two empty bottles filled from fuel station giggling like looney bins brewing up stories of what people will think we are carrying.
  • had it not been for you, I would have never learnt to ride a scooter. (Okay, if my bro reads this, he would snarl at me coz he taught me the basics) When I had put my feet down calling it not-my-cuppa-tea, it was you who boosted my morale and strengthened my withered confidence.
  • we would bunk classes in college just because we were feeling bored and would head to Aunty’s ice cream parlour, munch on a packet of Lays and sip on our regular drinks. (Yours being 7UP or Slice and mine – Mountain Dew)
  • those days when we would drench like crows in rain on our Scooty’s rather than wait for it to stop pouring and we even entered exam hall once all wet πŸ™‚
  • those days when all girls in our class would agree upon wearing colour coded dresses, you would act like an enthu cutlet and then would be the only girl who didn’t abide by the rules πŸ˜€
  • the days when I would have worn a saree and you would pinch my tummy saying it looks like a ‘Maida dough’
  • the days when I would wear a yellow dress and you would say ‘You look like a tubelight’
  • how you would bunk exams and I would be the most furious and exasperated at yourΒ callousnessΒ but would melt down the next moment I talked to you for you would say ‘It’s okay Seema. I’ll write next time’
  • the day when you spoke to me over phone for the first time after I eloped, you blasted me left, right, centre for the blasphemous deed I had committed?
  • the way you would console me when I would feel apologetic, being knee deep in guilt, for all ‘de-faming accusations’ you had to bear because of my fleeing adventure…
I can just go on and on and on, you know? It’s been 6 years since I last met you in person. Wonder how many more years it will take for us to meet! No matter the distance, no matter the long absent calls or chats, I want you to know that you are close to me. I miss your company, your PJs, your lunacy, your usage of P words, your hilarious Kannada… I miss you Nilu 😦
Hope you have a great day today! Wish you many many happy returns of the day!!!
PS: Few pics I somehow caught hold of.
Remember this chit that the guys threw at us? They couldn’t link us to any guy, so we were always linked to each other πŸ˜€
Remember this game that we used to play during class to test your Kannada?
Remember when this was clicked?
Well, looking at this pic, I must confess that I miss the food at Coastal Heritage more than you… Pssst



Posted by on February 14, 2012 in Uncategorized


34 responses to “Happy Birthday To You – Nilu

  1. garima

    February 14, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Many happy returns of the day to your best frined Seema.
    Hope you get to meet her soon….


    • Seema

      February 14, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      Thanks Garima. Hope so πŸ˜€


  2. Sugar and Spice

    February 14, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Happy birthday Nilu! How is it that all you people have some catchy dates as birthdays?! πŸ™‚

    That was such a nostalgic read, Seema. I hope you guys get back to your older-happier selves soon.


    • Seema

      February 14, 2012 at 12:47 pm

      Hehe πŸ™‚ Mere co-incidence!

      Yeah, hope so πŸ˜€


  3. R's Mom

    February 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Awwww! thats so so cute…loved the pics….too good both of you are πŸ™‚

    Happy Birthday Nilu from RM as well πŸ™‚


  4. summerscript

    February 14, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Happy Birthday Nilu!!!
    No worries seema.. Good times are not far away!loads of love and prayers sweety!
    Its so so sweet of you to preserve all those chits πŸ™‚
    And you definitely look like a doll made of maida πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


    • Seema

      February 14, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      You don’t know what a nut case I am. I had a treasure full of all such junk preserved safely at my home back in Kundapura. Only thing is I couldn’t carry the huge load while eloping πŸ˜€ Luckily these chits came along a few pics that I had carried. *Phew*

      You mean I look like a white ghost? *wipes away tears*


  5. Sreetama

    February 14, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Awww! Such a heart warming post this is! Wishing Nilu a very happy birthday! I know how terrible it feels when you miss your dear friend. Having a good friend in your life means a lot! No matter how close you are with your family members, you always need a friend. I miss my friend from school & college now! Wish both of you meet soon!


    • Seema

      February 14, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      Hope you meet your dear friend soon too Sreetama.


  6. Naaz Parveen

    February 14, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    OMG Seema!!!! I have no doubt in my mind that this is by far best thing any1s done for Nilu…PERIOD!!!Ur such a sweetheart Seema,I rly wish Nilu and you meet up soon!!! Im assuming Nilu will see this after a long time(she messed up her laptop),but whn she does,Im sure she will feel very very very SPECIAL!!She is indded a very lucky gal to have a friend like u in her life. πŸ™‚

    P.S.:My b’day is on Oct.30 ;))


    • Seema

      February 14, 2012 at 4:15 pm

      Hey Naaz, thank you so much for dropping by. I take your word for it that Nilu would feel special when she reads this.

      She messed up her laptop? Sigh!! When will she grow up? That explains her long absence from FB.

      I’ll try to remember that πŸ˜€


  7. Bikram

    February 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Wishing your friend Nilu a very happy birthday and many many happy returns or the day ..

    day always comes after a night .. os good days come too no matter what they will.. Might take longer but THEY WILL.

    πŸ™‚ and the good old pictures wow …

    Have a great day


    • Seema

      February 14, 2012 at 4:15 pm

      Thanks Bikram πŸ˜€


  8. anisnest

    February 14, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Happy happy birthday Nilu.. wishing you to meet her soon and talk all this in person all night πŸ™‚
    the pictures are so nice.. good old memories..


    • Seema

      February 15, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      Ya… That would be bliss…

      Thanks Ani πŸ™‚


  9. My era

    February 15, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Here’s wishing Nilu a belated Happy Birthday πŸ˜€

    Your sweet nostalgic post brough to me memories of my college days when I used to be linked to my bestest buddy by the boys for we were the only girls in the class to be without a boyfriend πŸ™‚

    Here’s hoping you get to catch up with your best buddy someday soon πŸ˜€


    • Seema

      February 15, 2012 at 3:46 pm

      Thanks Era πŸ™‚

      Hahaha… You too were linked with your best buddy in college?

      Thanks, I hope so too. πŸ˜€


  10. Deepsi

    February 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Ooooh my wishes to ur best friend… Ur post was very sentimental and I really hope u get to meet her,the best part is that u gals r in touch n unable to meet? how come re?? Anyways I really hope u gals meet up n chit chat and all….

    Ur blog made me think..think coz I too had a close close friend n coz of some nonsence mis-understanding (I really dont know why we stopped keeping in touch now) we are no more in touch… Not sure wats changed b/w us but it is allllllll changed a lot… I know friends r like treasures but cudnt treasure this one… Hope we meet or get back to each other…

    Hugs to u dear n the memories u hv abt ur friend- The chit the photo is amazing…


    • Seema

      February 15, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      Yaa re… We have been in touch on and off coz we both moved to places, changed phone numbers, addresses, had kids and all that.

      Hope you get back to your lost friend 😦

      Thanks Deepsi πŸ˜€


  11. NBose

    February 15, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Feeling so nostalgic….Me and my best friend had spend similar rocking time…but due to some unavoidable situations we broke up and believe me after 5 years when called each other and then later met again it was like nothing happened…..

    lotz of best wishes to ur friendship…… πŸ™‚


    • Seema

      February 16, 2012 at 11:13 am

      Thanks NB πŸ˜€

      With best friends, you can always start from where you stopped last time and you do not realize that so many years have passed by since πŸ˜€


  12. Pepper

    February 16, 2012 at 5:16 am

    I am sorry to digress here, but something very interesting caught my attention. You eloped??? How cool is that?! Is your marriage simply inter caste, or is it inter religion too? Can you please share your story? How you met, how you got together, the drama, the opposition, the eloping? Please, oh please! Mail me if you don’t want to talk about it here. Please πŸ˜€


    • Seema

      February 16, 2012 at 11:15 am

      It is inter-everything-possible re πŸ˜€ Religion, culture, language, state, you name it!

      I sent you an e-mail. Please check πŸ™‚


      • Pepper

        February 17, 2012 at 6:51 am

        I am unable to reply. It keeps giving out some error and says the delivery failed permanently. Don’t know why 😦


        • Seema

          February 17, 2012 at 11:28 am

          😦 Why o why? Did you try to just send a new mail to my id? Waiting for your reply!

          If you can’t, you can drop a comment here. I will not approve it, thik hai?


  13. Asmitha

    February 17, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Seema, enthadu marere nammige nimma story namige heyli antha yavaglo helidhalva….nammige helude illenu marere??? πŸ˜› πŸ˜› I am just kidding seema….dont imagine this to be my accent :P. Don’t you worry….you guys will meet soon…Happiness is folowed by sad times….its a cycle πŸ™‚
    Share you story with us…I am dying to listen to it :).


    • Seema

      February 17, 2012 at 11:27 am

      Hahaha… Hearing Kundapura Kannada after ages made me smile beeg πŸ˜€

      Will share re as I muster the courage to do so 😳


  14. Aarti

    February 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    You are too good an inspiration to anyone :)…


    • Seema

      March 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      Thanks Aarti πŸ™‚


  15. Nilufar

    March 6, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    SEEEEEEEEEEEEEEMMMMMMMMMAAAAAAAAAAAAAA im deeply touched re.. awwwwwwwwwwww such a beautiful love letter..hahaha.. awwww luvvvvvvvvv u my pirky gal.. guess wat????????????????????????????? i will b in bang by this month end.. lukin 4wd to meetin u sweety… lets partyyyyyyyyyyyy… soooooo wanna c my twin dolls…. cant wait to c u… :)))) and haan thanks soo much all for the wishes… πŸ™‚ seema u made me feel sooooooooo special.. luv u loadssssssssssss n loadss. n miss u even more… πŸ™‚


    • Seema

      March 6, 2012 at 11:49 pm

      You Pirky Pandu! Where did you disappear??

      Wow, get in touch with me as soon as you land in Bangalore okay? And lemme know of your schedule before hand. Love ya… You are special, I just stated the facts babes. Mmmmuah to you πŸ™‚


  16. Nilu

    March 20, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Hi Seema, thanks for the B’day wishes…I always knew I was a born romantic!

    -Not your Nilu 😦


    • Seema

      March 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm

      Not my Nilu? I was totally puzzled for a moment and checked your Gravatar πŸ™‚ Welcome here…



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