Saturday, February 5, 2011

Pigeon

 

 today I remembered an incident looking at the picture of a pigeon...its down the memory lane.....
teenage was fun,I think everyone had loads of experiences and fun in that age.Life is full of aspirations and emotions are very profound in every way...
...We had fun during our vacations..my dad was posted in bombay (india )those days..so summers we were with our cousins in amritsar(punjab),almost seven to eight girls of same age........in a big house with a joint family and with all cousin brothers around us ,they made sure to keep an eye on us to be safe and sound before we leave and reach our respective homes....
we were not supposed to stand on any terrace or balconies alone....for obvious reasons it would attract boys...and for shopping there was always somebody with us..one day we got a chance to reach  terrace for some fresh air..as there was a power outage..and nobody was at home during that time...we laughed and danced on terrace and looked at the street ..the house was on intersection ,so evenings were very busy......
....looking down the street ..A pigeon fell down from somewhere injured and bleeding....we wanted to save the pigeon  before it gets crushed under the vehicles....unknowingly we started shouting at the traffic to save the bird...there were few guys on bike...they stopped looking at us as we were shouting and asking for help......we told them to help the bird..they looked at the bird,picked it up and as we came down to take the bird.....they smiled and handed us the bird...we said thanks and went inside...
the injured bird, we cleaned the wound and kept it until it was good...but the boys who helped ..started visiting our place more often for no reason..which was upsetting as the family would be mad at us...if they came to know
....one day we decided to teach a lesson...when these guys came...we told them to stop as we wanted to talk...one of my cousins tina.. who speaks Punjabi very well called him and  said"ader ah..gal sun..Kabootar chak nu keha c..bannan nu nahi.."(listen we told you to pick the pigeon up ,not to behave like a pigeon)..I remember the face that felt flat ...it was soo hilarious....and they were  never seen after that!
....I remember how much we thought of our parents and their dignity...unlike of teenagers of today..so much care and love from all brothers...joint family and respect for each other.....
today we all are married....and most of us are in US or Canada..we talk less and laugh more over the phones.....remembering good old days and sweet memories....
memories are left ....to share and laugh...blogging I guess is a hard copy to store them!!

11 comments:

IRFANUDDIN said...

Living in joint families is always a boon... no matter, there must be certain ifs n buts among the members, even then it has got so much to give to people living in a joint faimily....
Alas ! its very rare now...

BTW.. the guy who started wandering near your house reminded me so many stories .... ha haa....:)

Regards,
irfan

Rolling Stone said...

Thats quite a dandy anecdote...
and joint families are far more fun than nuclear family especially for kids...

Bikramjit said...

very true harman.. i was s oafraid of parents .. anything would be fine as long as PARENTS did not come to know .. Values were there ..

good one .. and aven mundiyaan nu tang kita.. ik taan uhna ne kabootar chak ke ditaa .. agon tusin suna ta not fair hain :) he heheheh

Harman said...

@irfannudin...its was always fun to be in joint family...
You shld share in ur blog old memories!...

@rolling stone...ya..joint families were like a an ongoing marriage forever!!it was fun!

@Bikram..ya...family values were there ..may be ten yrs back..or so..
MUNDE"....
they helped...but were looking for a "chance" to talk ...
people in the family would have given us left right and center..
...it s not allowed ..to talk to strangers..still!!

Shabana said...

I remember those days as well in my childhood! so much fun! sometimes i wish i could relive it just a little more,

Uncommon Sense said...

i remember a few such incidents, but my parents were very supportive to animals

Uma said...

lovely post.. even i started reminiscing about those good old days ..

bollywoodstylediaries said...

great post..you were really lucky to have such a warm and loving childhood.

Harman said...

@shabana...ya..childhood memories are precious!

@Uncommon sense...may be...but when it comes to general discipline no rules are to be broken it was clear!

@UMA..I am sure ..u will!!

@bollywood style dairies..thanks

STRANGER said...

Well Done and keep doing well.

dr.antony said...

The fondest memories are the earliest ones !