5 years ago
Software Symphony Readers:
(This is a creative leap of CRAZY GARGANTUAN proportions)
This story idea struck me when I was taking a walk outside my 8 year old's soccer game
She had short curly hair tied with a careless silk scarf, she wore a pearl shirt and work pants in navy with almost invisible pink checks
She dragged a cherubic 5 year old, DRAGGED her, Barakhamba Rd was muggy and crowded this June morning
She stood in the median with the child, and stepped down in front of his car just when the light was going to turn green
The kid almost fell on the pavement
She scowled and she stood the girl up... the girl was preoccupied with a shiny purse with tassles, pulling stuff out and putting it back in
She got back on the median without breaking her 3 inch pointy heel
The light had turned red by then
His driver slapped the steering causing a honk
She glared at his driver and stood with hands on her hips, insolently staring at the dark window glass
People pushed and shoved trying to get to the other side
She began walking, no teetering on the median
With the child in tow
She paused and yelled at her, and dragged her forcefully
His driver crawled, forward and they again found themselves inches from each other
She stepped down, and placed her daughter, his driver inched, warning her "Dont even think abt it"
She banged the hood "Bachiii hai mere paas" she shrieked
The driver rolled his window down, no accidentally he rolled his boss's down
He heard her yell
"What the hell is he doing?" "Cant u see? "He is trying to kill my daughter"
He was taken aback... she was gorgeous, clear skin, sparkling but tiny eyes, a shapely button nose... tiny unruly curls framed her face
She was as tall as his car
Well he was only 5'10"
He ogled, notcing a lacy bra underneath, her daughter went on her toes and peeked into the car
And found his 10 year old son's NASA space Shuttle Explorer, his phone rang, when his driver decided he didnt want his boss roasted
He turned and yelled "Har jagah gormint ne sadak paar karne ki jagah banayi hai, beech mein koodogey kya?" he yelled
"Kisi ki bachi par gaadi chala dogey?"
"He is sorry" he barked going on the phone
"I dont know, I am supposed to meet the team at 10" he said and cracked an inappropriate joke, leaning over to hit the power window
She walked angrily, crossing over in front of his car
It was 10:18, she finally found an elevator that was working Gopal Das Bhavan...
"U can sit under the table, on the sofa, sleep, DO NOT COME OUT OF MY ROOM" she warned
"Without further ado, let me introduce Neel Pandit from Mumbai, Mckinsey & Morrison's new Delhi Chief...
NEW DELHI CHIEF... bwahahahahaha... bwahahah"Gomez cracked himself up seriously
The 100 or so employees, sighed glared and yawned... a few scoffed one guy laughed out loud
"Neel is a COO, CIO, Any C that chases creativity" "C chasing creativity" "See what I did there?" he chuckled and guffawed
"ABEY YAAR!" a man moaned
Gomez stopped... handing a non functioning mike to a sound guy
Men toggled a sound system, clicking buttons on a laptop
The sound came on again...
She made her way to the cafeteria, the mike was already on, too loud, Mr Gomez cracked one of his sick jokes
Neel stood on the side, he wandered around to the top of the stage
32? 34? In glasses, a salt & peppery side burn... his lower lip was full she noticed, like a strawberry... perfect teeth
Broad shouldered, and hairy...
"Is everyone here?" he said in a deep resonating, echoing voice
Gomez placed a hand on the man's mike, Neel looked at him annoyed
He turned around though... and started talking with the other team heads, animatedly talking about a cricket match from last night, he talked a mile a minute
Flashing his perfect teeth, as if Aquafresh was doing a photo shoot in Studio 11 (that was
the studio reserved for toothpaste commercials, it got the most sunshine :P)
"Prayag... where is Suv" Gomez yelled
She made her way through the crowd.. jostling...
Her daughter was already upfront
"Aaeee?" her cherub had a scared look on her face, as she fidgeted with her purse
Gomez being Goan, knew Marathi
"aaaee kuthai?" he asked... a lil pissed
The little girl shrugged
Neel paused and turned towards the lil girl
"I think I just saw her" he pointed to the lil girl
"Mil chuka tu Suv se?" he asked
"No... I ran into a woman... a woman ran into my car, and this girl was with her
"Do u have the plane?" the lil girl asked him
He laughed, flashing his teeth again
Suvechha Dhabolkar sprinted to grab the wrist of the young 5 year old "Aaadhya" she hissed
"Aeee" the girl began to cry
"Tu phir laayi isko?" Gomez was unhappy
"She has no school Gomez" Suv responded, frustrated
"Shhh... baad mein... Prayag" he yelled
The "Abey yaaar" walked upfront and bend down "Let me show u the Cadbury room" he chuckled
Aadhya cried... afraid
Suv hissed in her daughter's ear a lil too loudly perhaps
Mala ya murkha baithaka mi nama rahila purna karudya
Karyalata ura mulala anane murkha ahe
(Bringing ur child to work is the definition of stupid) he said ALL SMILE, though not a bit amused
She was startled, but quickly composed herself and bit her lower lip, yep, they said he was from Mumbai...
"Neel, meet the Creative Director... Suvechha Dhabolkar" he said
Neel reached and held Suvechha's hand... "Neel Pandit" he said
"From Ogilvy & Mather?" she asked flatly
" Apana apalya gruhapatha kele ahete ase"(U seem to have done your home work) he said, not rewarding her research
"Dara mahinyala eka navina boss"
(A new boss every month) she responded bitterly, pulling her hand away.
Edited by Nisha0604 - 5 years ago