Monday, December 19, 2011

The Latent Talent


We had to attend a friend's son's birthday party. We were dressing-up. As I kajal-ed myself, I shifted my focus on the mirror to the background. He looked 'So good!'. Before he caught me, I shifted back my focus. And..,

Me: That jacket looks awesome on you! Why don't you wear that often?
BH: (Smiling, as he combed his hair) I often wear ironed T-shirts. That is why.

That answer pissed me off!


At the social-gathering, after the cake-cutting formality, we had some free time before lunch. The party hall provided a mike and music system. What more does one need for the fun to start? We sat in the second row corner. A few elderly ladies started off singing some devotional songs. I buried my smart head into the phone. (Oops! did I use the adjective in the wrong place? ). Then, I heard a familiar voice which said "This is straight from my heart..." BH was holding the mike. I looked at an empty seat next to me (Now, you know that the adjective was certainly in the wrong place before!) He sang "Deewana hua baadal" a romantic song from Kashmir ki kali. My eyes 'moisturized themselves'. HE SANG SO WELL! I mean it.. His voice.. Hold on the breath.. Shook the ground below me! He looked eye-to-eye, I don't know why? I was feeling shy. :D I thought I liked public display of affection. But..

There was a roar of applause as he finished. I was proud of him. He never told me he could sing. He always made me sing over phone in our late night calls. Whenever, I asked him to sing he said that singing isn't his cup of tea. I was is no mood to put this under "You lied to me" category. 
Then, he got a phone call and he went out. Was it my turn to surprise him? ;)

I asked the organizers about the songs they had. I chose some songs with thumpy beats. The first song was "Yeh ishq haaye" from Jab We Met. The music started, so did rhythmic jingling of anklets. I thought, he should have come back in by now. My eyes were hunting high and low for him. And finally, he entered when the lines were "Poochona Poocho mujhe kya hua hai....". He did not know I could dance, and in front of a packed hall! He smiled. Walked up to the front stage, cross-folded his hands and watched. My heart was already racing like a horse because of the heavy steps of the dance, now it started skipping beats because of the "near" dear one.

The next was a Tamizh song. "Randakka Randakka" from Anniyan. I do not understand a single word in this song. But, the beats are heart (th)robbing. The introduction bit started, I danced like no one watched. People were shouting their heads-off. My ego boosted, the movements became even more smooth and flexible. I bent backwards in a beat, I saw BH dancing! Next, few seconds I danced like a cat-who-just-got-an-electric shock! But, I regained rhythm quickly. He did moon-walking ('o') Of all people, I never expected him to dance. Even if he danced, moon-walking? 
Amazingly, we matched our steps so well for the rest of the song, that I realized, I have a perfect dance partner too. (dunce me?).

To my horror! The last step, he took-off the jacket – in style and threw away. "All this style to reveal a creased shirt?? Face-Palm moment arrives!", I thought. Thankfully, he was wearing a wrinkle-free shirt :D He hugged me tight on stage! I was so damn happy about his shirt, I reciprocated.

As we descended off the stage, 
Me: You never told me you could dance
BH: But, I had told you that I would be with you in every "step" of life. And I just lived up to it.

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  1. Wow.You both seem made for each other!!!
    Best wishes and blessings

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  2. Awwww...What a romantic romantic day!

    Sounded like a perfect scene from a movie; with singing, dancing and love:)

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    1. LOL! Saru.. It did seem like that when it actually happened. But, as I wrote, I did feel so.

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  3. awwwwww. seriously a awww moment...I went awwwwww the moment I read the last line... Dancing and singing romantic songs wow... that's amazing... and very romantic.. sounds like a scene straight from romantic flick... God bless you two...

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  4. A post to remember :P like a walk to remember :P
    Romangggeeee !
    in between randakka has got a great BEAT :P
    http://deepakkarthikspeaks.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh yeah! Randakka has got a good beaT. That was good Deepak. A post to remember!

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  5. unbelievable! i so want to see u dancing "like a cat-who-just-got-an-electric shock!""" i have never imagined you like that. this is going to take a while :))

    i absolutely loved the spontaneity of you guys breaking into a song & dance & totally oblivious to the crowd enjoying every second on the stage. definitely definitely a moment to cherish forever

    and the last line "every step of your life"....aaaahhhhh! no words :)

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    1. :-D LOL! Imagining it would be very funny Sujatha! Sometimes it just happens. Now you know why he wins arguments every time! Don't you?

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  6. Aww.That was so cute :-)

    I couldn't hold myself from laughing when you used the expression "Like a cat who just got an electric shock". I know you would have danced very well, still that expression was really funny and for a minute I tried to visualize it :-)

    Nice to know that you did not have inhibitions to dance, since we tend to get conscious in front of a crowd.

    Man, you Both are made for each other! :-)

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    1. I never had inhibitions Ashwini. Probably that comes with ones character. That is what I believe. Am sure imagining that situation would have given you smiles at least :)

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  7. Lovely! So amazing. A man who can dance, well that's something :).

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  8. marvelous... for me i would not be able to speak in front of such large gathering, let alone sing or DANCE!!! that is some confidence girl... even in the movies they shot these kind of scenes in so many takes... :) keep enjoying...

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    1. Ha Ha Ha! You are downright honest Israr. :-D That is the beauty of life. Always has an upper hand over reel. Thanks a lot for the comment. :)

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  9. Wow! Lucky you! Liked the words "I would be with you in every "step" of life" - only if all husbands would do so , :)

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    1. If they could ACT so, ,life would be bed of roses. :) Lucky me. I have to agree. Thank you Krupa!

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  10. oh Soooo Sweet of him and soooooooooo sweeter you.. Perfect couple and such a romantic day..

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    1. Thank you Ashwini.. It did really make me smile :)

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  11. Goosebumps goosebumps!!! God Bless is all I can say!!!\Utterly cute, romantic and loving!! :)

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    1. Thank you Thank you for those blessings. What else can I say?

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  12. Coooooooooooooool !!! Utterly romantic couple... is it not ?

    Anyhow,i wish both of you to step together in your future life ...

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  13. That is soooo cute Sahana.. lovely that you can still spring surprizes on each other .. may that happen for a loooong time to come :)

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    1. That is fun Aparna. Surprises makes one happy. We have to just take care that surprises are not shocking! :D
      Thank you for that wonderful comment! :)

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  14. BEAUTIFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL excellent and well done to both of you .. you guys are made for each other .. ALL the best and GOD bless all the time every time :)

    WOW

    Bikram's

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    1. Thank YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Bikramjit :)

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  15. faaaaaaaaaaaabulous chinnu.. sakath loved it :-)

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  16. good time together :)

    Weakest LINK

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    1. I bet! That was indeed a very good time together :)

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  17. LOVELYyyyyyyyyy......:)

    indeed this is how we all need to walk in every step of life with our life partner.....wish you both a long-long walk together in ur future life ahead...AMEN.

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    1. Probably true. But expecting same things may not be right. Every individual will have his own way of expressing love! :)

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  18. Hmm... Great story to start the day with... :)

    TERRIFIC COMBINATION!!!

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    1. Good! If my post can kick start a day! :) Happy me!

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  19. Wow a guy singing for his girl is like the ultimate PDA :D :D
    Latent talents indeed :)

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  20. This is how steps should be matched in life!

    A wonderful read with a tinge of humor.

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    1. Thank You Neeraj. I shall pass on this compliment to him :)

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  21. Awww...that's so sweet and romantic a post! Loved it!It felt like watching a movie...the 'electric shock' dance was the highlight for me...:))))))
    Best Wishes to both of you:)

    ps:Following you:)

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    1. LOL! Thank you Deepa both for the comment and follow. I have been following you from a long time!

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  22. Its such a romantic scene you've narrated here from a slice of your life. BH's end line is so sweet.. "...I had told you that I would be with you in every "step" of life. And I just lived up to it." Wish you a great life filled with great moments :)

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    1. Thanks a lot for the wishes Anand. :) Slice with Spice! :)

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  23. Awwwww...thats so sweet! Very romantic:) Glad you have one person who matches you step to step. God Bless you both!

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  24. A happy post that made my day.. I feel your happiness in my world too.

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    1. That was a wonderful comment Madam :) This really made my day!

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  25. BH: But, I had told you that I would be with you in every "step" of life. And I just lived up to it.

    Killer... He really knows how to please you with words... :)

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    1. Oh yes! And that is why he has won over me completely! :)

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  26. Hehe..Nice story..ful filmy ur husband is..:)

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    1. LOL... Thank you :) Filmy and Funny too :)

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  27. Very romantic! I remember you telling about this event the day after the birthday. But this write-up gave the complete colorful picture along with background music:-)

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    1. LOL.. So, after the script you watched the movie too? ;)

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  28. You explain certain small things(quite impacting one) that happens in life so realistically, that it seems the act is happening right in front of readers eyes..

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful write up with us..

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    1. Thank you Praveen. If I could put up in words like you said, I am happy. That was indeed my intention :)

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  29. Wow, U guys are so perfect for each other. A very sweet post, Sahana :)

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  30. Adoable couple :-)
    Made for each other ..

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  31. Awww...!!

    Firstly, BH and U make such an adorable couple! I loved what he said in the end!!

    Secondly, You are so likeable Sahana.Inspite of not having met you, its so strange that i can totally relate to what you write and feel!!

    Thirdly, You describe your experiences so beautifully that the whole scene starts to play in front of my eyes!! Brilliant writing talent!!

    Kudos to you!! :-)

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  32. This is such a sweet post. You never knew he could dance and sing, and what a way to find out! Loved reading it from beginning to end.

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  33. Wonderful post! it looks like out of a romantic movie.. and it thrills me to know that it is reality! :)

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    1. :) I should get a copyright of the script no? Cannot believe these Indian script writers ;) Was really happy to see this comment KP.. Thank you :)

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  34. Again, I stand along your BH, Sahana. He's a perfect partner you can ever have in your life.

    Best Wishes :o)

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    1. Thank you Prashanth. Your comment really means a lot to me :)

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  35. A very sweet post of discovery of latent talent!Happy New Year

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    1. Thank you Rahul! :) Thanks a lot for the comment and New Year Wishes. Wish you the same. Hope you have a wonderful year ahead.

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  36. oye hoye my chamak chalos .. such a romantic evening.. <3 <3 <3

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    1. This is why I wait for your comments Sunita. Just does not forget bring smile on my face. Yeah, it was a romantic evening and.... ;)

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  37. and wish you a very very happy new year darling :) :)

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  38. OMG! That was amazing.. Jus like a movie.. Wow!!! God bless u both and keep u together and happy always... :)

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    1. LOL! Thank you John for the comment and the wishes :)

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  39. OMG!!!!! AWWWWWWWW So cuteeeeeeeeeee
    Lovely Lovely :D
    Happy new year to you and all your near dear ones :D

    May your life be full of such sweet moments :D

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    1. Thank you Rammu... :) Hope you have a wonderful year ahead and more trips too! Happy New Year!

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  40. Beautiful post. Envy on you sahana. God bless you

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    1. Thank you Latha for the comment and the wishes:)

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  41. THAT WAS SOOSOOOSOSOOS CUTE !!!

    I mean from the start.. I know how little comments piss us. But thats the wit!

    Stay blessed Always! Ameen!

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    1. Thank you Sarah. Yeah, little comments will be enough to blow the lid off sometimes. But sometimes when you bear a little, you gain a lot.

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  42. where are you girl??? hope all's well.
    you are tagged! Do hop over to see what it is and hope you take it up!

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    1. I am around. Had just taken a break from the blogger world! I did not miss your posts Uma. I did drop a comment there. Thanks a lot for the Award. I am so happy!

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