Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Life is full of surprises...

...and surprise it was. I was taking my evening shower (I am always taking shower it seems) and came out to find a small package at my door. It was a bit surprising because I wasn't expecting anything and my birthday is not for atleast 8 months. I opened the door and when I saw the place where it came from, my first words were, "Oh My God!!"

A package that came all the way from the land which is 9000 years old, Nepal. I didn't even had to blink to know who it might be from. She is known by different names/identities but everyone these days know her as Miss Juneli, a writer, a reader, a poetess and above all a dreamer.

The first thing I noticed was the packaging, it was so neatly packaged. It had all sort of goodies, three books (Five Point Someone, One Night @ call center, Delhi city of yoginis), a beautiful postcard, a handwritten letter and in a beautiful Hindi at that, a CD about Nepal, few bookmarks to go with the books and even the unique envelope which is made up of map of Nepal.

Thanks a lot Juneli. I don't think I have enough words to express my Thanks. It was unexpected but in a very good way. I have made so many friends through blogging and you are one of the special ones. The thing that everyone likes about you (and I can say for everyone) is your caring nature, thoughtfulness and respect for everyone. It has been great knowing you and your thoughts through blogging. You always seem to care about everyone else and in a very unselfish way. Ok ok ab zayada taarif nahin karunga...he he. It has been great knowing you. God Bless Ya!!

P.S : Delhi, A City of Yoginis...what an apt title for me and all you people whose minds are wandering off, this is a book about Delhi's


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aachooo...running nose.....mumma paas jaana hai :(

9:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW...Surprise...I love surprises.....& that too all the way from Nepal....

Really sweet of Juneli...& I agree with all the taarif u've done for her..

The power of Blogging is extremely Strong & I never ever imagined that I'd end up making such strong & life-long friendships & rishtes :p

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is sucha sweet gesture...friendship i have realised is the most precious thing in life! May God bless u both!

11:56 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

:) hey im here after ages... and i see that there has been lots happening on 17tamaatars.... Read the Mahatma story. Great effort... look forward to your next one.

1:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

flipped thru the posts i missed of your blog which i always mentioned is like a mini story book for me.tho am yet to read a few more of the earlier ones.
Gifts..i love gifts..specially when they r a surprise!!!

Good to see u blogging reguarly.Boy am i jealous or whot..:P
hmm.keep makin me jealous..n posting.

k...who am I!!!

12:32 PM  
Blogger faith said...

wow! this si soo sweet.. mmm u lucky champ always get surprises.. kabhi kisi ko surprise diya bhi karo :P

i knw what u thinking now.. u devil :P

btw, my links mei sirf apne blogs link kiye hai.. u r so silly-fish... u knw :P


9:38 PM  
Blogger Fuzzylogic said...

Wow,that must have been such a pleasant surprise!Blog world friendships are unique but then friendship always is:)

9:16 AM  
Blogger The Bhandari's said...

kya baat hai ji, wah ji wah, very good juneli, I liked the gesture..........ricky party......yippie yippie yah yah

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you already got the packet and made a post and posted!!!

You have noticed that envelopes too. You are very smart to catch the small things.

So many sweets words.... he he he jyada nahin, nahin to diabetics ho jayegi :P.

I've hope you liked this surprises. :D

11:24 PM  
Blogger Invincible said...

So it's surprise time !
Congrats Ricky and such a lovely gesture from Juneli. You're lucky to have such caring friends and quite a few of those. (OK you deserve it :) ).

BTW, i m surprised (although quite late) that you moved to blogger !!

9:55 AM  
Blogger Ricky said...

mehak - Aree main badee mushkil se flu se theek hua hoon, kuch toh reham kar :P

Yea, I love surprises too and this was very special surprise. You should read my next post about the power of blogging.

aindrila - Yea it was and so rightly said :)

nupur - So nice to see you Nupur. Thanks for reading the story :D

9:10 PM  
Blogger Ricky said...

anonymous - Thanks a lot. Yea, I like surprises too :)

Ok, this is just a guess, so forgive me if I am wrong but is this Raji Aapa :)

faith - But I love getting surprises na, when are you giving me one...he he. LOL @ silly-fish :D

fuzzylogic - Yea it was and so true what you said.

9:15 PM  
Blogger Ricky said...

the bhandari's - Haanjee, but party kyun pehle aap bhi mujhe koi surprise do :P

juneli - I love them and I tried calling you but your phone always comes engaged :(

Thanks once again :)

invincible - Thanks!! Yea, lucky I am and its good to see you here buddy :)

9:19 PM  
Blogger Reema said...

Juneli's a real sweetheart!! :)
i havnt even been able to go to her blog lately.. n im guilty :S going there abhi..

9:17 AM  
Blogger Ricky said...

Reema - Nice to see you Reema. Yea, isn't she? Yea, you better go warna uska gussa you don't

6:46 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hmmm... mera purana comment ricky ne delete kar diya kyonki usmen sirf juneli ki taarif ki thi!

i don't remember how i landed at her page... but even after the multiple times she's changed her blog address, her blog has carried the same soul and enthusiasm!

and she is a real sweetheart... there is o doubt about it! incidentially, these two books seem to be her favourite gifts... didn't she send them to colours too????

11:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hai sweet!! mujhe bhi chahiye!! :((

3:36 AM  
Blogger Ricky said...

anks - Hmmmm...aap ne humein aisa vaisa samjha hua hain kya :P

Yep, she send the same book to Colors (except the Delhi one) but that's coz these books are not available in American market.

payal - Hayee re, main bhej doonga aapko, no worries :)

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have tried to call me but in which number?

Home? or

I never gave you my numbers!!!!! but of course you could have get my office number.....

Oye thank you kahne ke waaste itta bada post banakar saare shehare mein dindora pitwadi... aur kitta thanku bolega.... Jyada aur thanku thanku kahega to thanku ko bhi sharm aa jayegi... jaroorat se jyada usse use karke......

@ Reema - aap to humare ghar tasrif lane wale thein... lekin raste mein hi gum ho gain. Hey dear why you feel guilty. I know you are busy and I can understand that.

@ Oye Ricky da great. Abhi abhi to tu mera badha tarif kar raha tha, Juneli yeh, juneli woh... ab yahan mera burai kar raha mujhe gussil bata kar.... gurrrrrrrrrrrrrrr kitttkittttttttttt

@ Anks - Ricky bahut badmash hai... use to bas apni tarif sunne ki aadat hai na :P.

Thanks for the sweet words.

And regarding being the two books my fav gift.... Of course books is my favourite gift to gift :). The FPS is fav book. I gifted one of my friend long back and later on I found Colors and Ricky were willing to read it but you know being an Indian publication it was not easily available there so socha chalo don't ke pasand ke books gift karoo.

10:00 PM  

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