The first one

I’ve been wanting to write this one for sometime now.  It has been inspired.

It was a bright and clear Saturday morning. (My Bulwer-Lytton entry…)  The summer of 2001 in Bangalore.  The place – Venkatesh tuitions.

I had reached early and was looking down at passersby from the terrace where the classes were held.  Equations involving acids, bases and salts were running all through my head.  Normally, I am not one who stares into the distance often while turning the pages of a textbook in my head.  But the Socratic method or sometimes, a far more brutal form of questioning employed by the teacher was the reason behind this ritual before every class.  A hospital right across the road added to the graveness while also subtly telling me about the consequences if the ritual was not performed.

A white Maruti 800 drew up.

My gaze subconsciously shifted to this new animate entity on the road, which seemed like an aberration on the still array which was the lazy Saturday morning.  The door opened and out stepped a person.  My brain registered this person like it would have registered a random person in a crowd of a 1000.

But, only for a brief instant.

The toss of her hair as the sunlight played through it, the discernable warmth on the face, the confidence in the walk…  Acids, bases and salts were quickly replaced by this peri.  Even the wave of goodbye to her dad seemed graceful.  She seemed to float in the air as she made her way up to the terrace.  A beautiful smile was on her face.

Yup!  It was my first crush! 🙂



  1. karthik said,

    September 13, 2008 at 1:22 am

    Hey how abt a group of violinist playing some nice romantic song behind her.. like some SRK movie? 😛

  2. aarthi said,

    September 13, 2008 at 7:37 am

    I wonder who that is:):):)

    btw, saw the chitranna… it actually looks tasty!!!!! how are things there?

  3. Arvind Venkatesh said,

    September 14, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Time to make your blog more interesting. Lets play a game of 20 questions and try to figure this one out. What say Aneesh?

  4. wanderlust said,

    September 20, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    so this is what you used to do at venky tuitions.

    hey, how about posts on second, third, fourth, fifth and subsequent crushes?
    not that im gossipy…. i just want to maximize your chances of having a bulwer-lytton award to your name 😀

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