The following conversation is but a drop of the ocean. My “mind” is a dangerous place…
Harish: Crap. I’m confused. What the hell?
Alagappa: What do you speak of, boy?
Harish: You know what…
Alagappa: Nein! Answer me…
Harish: It’s the problem…
Alagappa: (Nein!)^2!!! Not that?
Harish: I’m sorry, it is that… That, which we had swore to stop. To ensure it’s very existence is kept away from us. It is too late.
Alagappa: Et Tu, Harish?
Harish: I apologize, old friend. I did not wish this to happen.
Alagappa: What shalst thou do? ‘Tis a problem all men (and women. especially women) face. And whenst they did so, you mocked them. Oh! Fates! Is this thy vengeance?
Harish: Probably so, yeah.
Fates (pointing): Ha! Ha!
Harish: Damn. How could I? All is lost.
Alagappa: Nein! All is not lost, for I still exist! You can overcome, forsooth and verily! YOU SHALL OVERCOME!!!
Harish: Do you think its possible? I have seen people unable to overcome. Goddamit! Today itself I spoke to a guy who scared the bejesus out of me with his experience. Minus the detail!
Alagappa: I ponder… ’tis true, what thy hast said. But don’t thy knowest others who hath overcometh very soon?
Harish: Yeah, yeah. EA-1/25… but he merely flits from one to the other like the chamoix of the alps.
Alagappa: In view of your present condition, I shalst overlook thy blasphemy of the Gods. But you ’tis again true, what thy speaketh. Thou art no son-of-arjuna-named-friend and thou wish’st to be rid of it for good.
Harish: But what if…
Alagappa: Nein! Fool! Do you not realize that what thy speaks of is the most untrue of untrues…
Harish: Is it really that impossible?
Alagappa: Look inside thyself. Think. Remember all that you have seen and learnt. Fall not for the lies that surround it and understand the truth. You resigned yourself to it a long time ago. Be strong and deal with it.
Harish: What happened to the Shakespearean language…
Alagappa: Yes… well… forsooth!… er… WHAT THE HELL IS THAT BEHIND YOU????!!!! *scampers away*
Harish: Great just what I needed.
Reader: What the fuck are you talking about and why are you putting intimate thought processes on the interweb?
Harish: Yes… well… forsooth!… er… WHAT THE HELL IS–
Reader: Get a life, weirdo.
p.s.: Came second in a debate at Miranda House. Rs.1000 voucher at Nike. My first original, branded, authentic jersey?