House Near A Graveyard

I saw a dream when I was in third standard. I woke up in my dream and went to the dinning hall to fetch a glass of water. What I see is ghosts. I mean 2-3 were there with long messy hairs, red eyes and grey skin some sort of Ghosts in a B-Grade movie. I got really scared and woke up at that instant. It’s been almost 18 years but I remember every specific details.

After sometime my father got transferred from Itangar (Arunachal Pradesh) to Shillong (Meghalaya), India. As he was promoted for his work. Our whole family shifted to Shillong after few days.

My mother’s sister arranged a rented house for us as the government quaters were not very much upto the mark to stay. It was a good beautiful house. But the strange thing was that there was a graveyard near the gate of our house. It was on the other side of the road in a slightly hilly area with stairs going upwards and there was separation. At the left the graveyard was for Muslims, at the right it was for Christians and behind that there was a cremation section for Hindus.

From our balcony,the Church was visible named after St. Jones. I remember the bells at 6 am at the morning. And nearby there was a mosque and a shiv temple. Although those were not visible from our home but was at a walkable distance.

Picture taken from our balcony

I remember how my cousin’s made me scared πŸ˜‚. They were like ” now you stay nearby a graveyard and from the ‘peepholes’ of your door the graves of father and son was visible.(I do not remember their names now but I just remember that both their names started from ‘I’ ) and when you will open the tap there will be blood instead of water and all that bullshit” . To be frank I was a little scared but I shared room with my sister so it wasn’t much scary later.

One of the bathroom door latch from the outside was little losse and there was high intensity air blowing almost every day. As the area was full of ‘Pine’ trees you would hear the specific sound made by wind similar to a haunted movie and the door would start banging as it was loose. As a child it was little scary at first but I got used to it without much problem.

I more thing, there was a photograph of a model with boy cut hairs I guess it was one of free posters given with Garnier colour. My sister many times told me that the girl will come out of the poster. One fine day I was like remove the poster else I won’t take bath. And I cried about 4-5 minutes. My sister removed the picture thenπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

Apart from that there was no fear for any of us or our neighbors living at that locality. It was just a mindgame played by movies and serials to scare us. Or one more thing could be as there was Gods house nearby we never got scared. Kids used to play cricket at that particular location almost every day after college or school time. And frankly speaking it was one of the most beautiful location I have ever stayed.

Rumors or Reality

If you have stayed in Hostel once in your lifetime I am sure there will be a particular room having some or the other conspiracy theory.

The specific hostel wing was separated from the other three so that the seniors won’t get much previlage to rag the juniors.

Having a haunted room is not an issue. A common washroom is an issue. Which you have to pass that rumoured haunted room when you have the urge to pee at 2am night. Waking up you roommate at midnight and wait for you untill your work is over.

The room was always closed and never opened. It had a picture of “Lord Hanuman” outside the door. It was often said that some girl committed suicide there and after that whomsoever came to stay at that room experienced something bad happening to their loved ones. There were two girls who shifted after the case. One had their relatives accident and for the other girl she fell ill badly.

There was one more case in another hostel where a girl felt earthquake tremors in her room and felt her bed moving. And she ran and knocked the door of her other friend out of fear and shivering.

So the main question are?

Are they real or its just our consious and subconscious mind playing with us?? Sometimes when you switch off the light and see your mind playing tricks with you. You actually know that there is nothing to be scared but sometimes the noises can make you restless. For example if your rooms fan is in full speed and there is some poly bag hitting the wall.

I remember watching ‘Aahat’ during my childhood days and ‘Fear Files’ during my college days in a common room.

I almost watched almost every episodes of Aahat. And I remember the single episode I left at the cliffhanger it was a story of two sisters where one of them dies during childbirth and how she helps her other sister from being bullied. But never saw how it ended. But I am still curious to know how it ended.

Listen to Ghost stories was fun too. One of my friends during childhood would tell us fun Ghost stories and I was like really, that’s so cool.

During my college days I watched a movie named 1920, it wasn’t scary by the definition of others and more of a comedy but that particular day I had to join bed with my roommate as I was really scared. As the noise of the birthday decoration hitting the wall was annoying me. I didn’t realized what it was until the next day.

Somewhere in our deep subconscious it is already imprinted that if there is “God” which is a positive energy there would be negative too in the form of “Evil” spirits.

Many a times when we switch off the light there are imaginations that someone might be staring at us or something might crawl out of your bed. Especially after watching a horror movie.I guess many of us have been there at least for once in a lifetime or is it just few people who picturize too much??

Cubicle Files – 1

Conversation between two team members sitting besides each other. Let’s name them P1 and S1

P1 to S1: Idhar sun….tujhe ek important baat batani hai……..(in Hindi)

Hey!! Listen I need to tell you an important thing

S1 to P1: Ha suna kya hua!

I.e, Yes tell me what you want me to tell

P1 to S1: Kabhi kisi ko sacche Dil se baddua do toh lag jati hai…..kya Kabhi tune sache Dil se baddua di hai….bata na bata na…(in Hindi)

Which translates to “If you curse someone with all your heart it works…..Have you cursed someone from the core of your Heart??…. Tell me man….Tell me…

S1 thinking inside her head ” Baddua to di hai 2-3 ghatiya logo ko” but to P1 she tells “Kya bakwas Kare ja Raha hai….Kya hua bata?” I.e, ” I have cursed 2-3 rubbish people” but she tells him ” What bullshit you are speaking….Tell me what happened?”.

P1 to S1: “Insan chahe Kitna bhi bada ho Jaye , Kitna bhi successful ho Jaye ,jitna bhi kamai karle….agar uski fitrat and harkate giri hue and ****** hai to wo wahi rehta hai…

Which translates like that “No matter how greater or successful a person gets in his/her life,no matter how much bigger he becomes in terms of money and wealth…..if the mentality and behaviour of a person is sick and downtrodden then it will be always be like a heap of Garbage and low grade… “

S1 to P1: “Baat to bilkul Sahi Kar Raha hai, but batayega bhi ke kya hua kya?”

Which goes like “You are absolutely talking sense but what just happened would you bother to tell?”

P1 to S1: “Abe wo Ch*tiya Z5 us new lambi ladki pe line marne Ka socha raha tha. Marne k din a Gaye Uske but harqate to dekho. Usne K19 se sare details nikale. K19 ne mujhe bataya budhau k harqato ke bare me.

Translated as “That @s***#*e Z5 was planning to hit on that new tall girl. In few years he will be in his deathbed but look at his Didos. He took all the details from K19 . And K19 told me regarding that.”

Conversation getting more interesting

S1 to P1: “Ha Yaar usko to koi bhi Pasand Nahi karta. Sabko neecha dikhate rehta hai dhul Jaise wohi pura duniya Chala Raha ho!!

Translater again here we go “Yes Dude, nobody likes him. He treats everyone like PM2.5 (particulate matter 2.5) pollutant. As if he is ruining the entire country!!

P1 to S1: “Usne ‘P8’ ko bahut jada pareshan Kiya mentally and baat baat par galiya bhi sunai. Bechare se Der Der tak Kam karwaya. ‘N95’ ne usse thoda argument kya Kiya uske pure Saal Ka Kam Pani me fer Diya ‘Z5’ ne.

Translater as usual: “He harassed ‘P8’ mentally a lot. And said him things and scolded him again and again for little things. He made him work very late. ‘N95’ slightly argued with ‘Z5’ then Z5 ruined his entire year’s hardwork in just a sec.

P1 to S1: “Parso ‘P8’ drunk hoke bahut roya and ‘Z5’ ko galiya sunaye Ka Raha tha. Sale Ka accident ho Jaye keh Raha tha and pata to hoga he tujhe k aj Z5 ke upar madhumakkhio ne hamla Kar Diya aur wo do din office Nahi ayega.”

Again translated as “Day before Yesterday ‘P8’ got drunk and cursing ‘Z5’ a lot. Hope he undergoes any accident ‘SOB’ said ‘P8’. And you must be knowing that today ‘Z5’ was attacked by a swarm of Honey Bees and he won’t be coming for the next two days.”

Finally both of them laughing out loud. S1 said P1 , “ye to kafi Accha hua, ghatiya logo ke sath aisa he hona chaiye. Usse bhi bura“. Meaning “That’s very interesting l. I like it. People like that deserve worse”.

NOTE: This is completely a work of fiction. Meaning no one dead or alive is related to this conversation at any case. All this conversation happened in a Parallel Universe.

Food Experiment gone wrong πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

What happens when a noob like person tries to be Gordon Ramsay, Walter White or the crazy Walter Bishop……..they screw up bad. Although I had cooked few times at my sister’s place so I had the basic idea of cooking.

We were three roomates me, Richa and Rachana. Occasionally during Saturday’s or Sundays one of my roommate Rachana would cook fish for us.

Then one fine day I planned to cook mushroom curry. We got onions, tomatoes and potatoes from hostel mess and mushrooms from an online delivery app.

We had all the raw materials apart from spices and induction. So we went to a senior’s room at 5pm when she was deep asleep. Irritatedly she opened the door and asked what do you need we said induction and some spices for cooking and she gave it to us. Once we came back to our room and started cooking we realized that few more things were missing 😣. Yeah that’s where we screwed up…..it’s not good to wake up someone who is deep asleep as warth from God falls upon usπŸ₯Ί.

Little we knew what was coming for us. The second time it was just me who went to her room…..and knocked the door. This time she furious opened the door and she was like take everything….that was quite funny actually…..she was like take this take that take garam masala , take salt.

Being in a shock I went to my room with the remaining ingredients. Every thing went well till now, our food looked good with great aroma till it was time for the last chemical to be added which was “NaCl”. While adding the salt it looked kind of different from the regular salt consistency. We just neglected the fact and added it. And then all of a sudden the unexpected happened.

Me and my roommates trying to figure out what just happened

Turned out it wasn’t the NaCl but NaHCO3 in common man’s language known as Baking powder which gave us the memorable day. The expected curry turned out to be a cake. The gravy turned into a active volcanic eruption and everything overflowed out like lava. We tried to wash it repair it again πŸ˜’ but the taste so overwhelming 😩 for us we had to discard the entire experiment πŸ˜‚. My Heart got scattered….. devastated and sad I was. Even that was not enough our neighbors Anjani and Tanu came to mock for fun. Typical “Virgo’s”. 🧐🧐

Although it was a failure at that time but an extremely memorable experience and an error story which I could tell my future friends.

Memers are the new Black!!

Ever wondered how Boring Facebook and Instagram would become if all the meme pages are removed at once. Not a single day goes by when my WhatsApp status is not updated with a funny meme or at least funny according to my brain.

Meme pages with great content are the lifeline of the modern social networking sites. Without memes social networking would be like food without salt.

Meanwhile memers be like….

“Hail to the memes” and “Glory to the memers”. Although being a meme page Admin is not easy as if someone does not like your content you could get a lot of bashing.

Memes are of so much influence that even political narratives can be changed. People in support of Right wing might like some page in support of their political agendas and the left wing will have their own narrative.

The interesting thing is without wasting much money one could easily target the opponent in a very funny and sarcastic manner.

Pages are made in such a way that they attract a specific audiences. Like pages popxo and pinkVilla attract a lot of teenage girls and wemen. Similarly pages MensXp are specifically targeted at males.

Some memes are so much close to reality and they give so much description of our day to day lives that too with a pinch of laughter.

Some of the movie scenes have become favourites of meme communities. Like the likes of Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal in Hera Pheri , Modi ji and Rahul Gandhi memes, Tom and Jerry memes and the list goes on.

Memes are a source of smile although short lived but smiles are smiles which are contagious. I hope memers will continue their good work and make more people smile.

Adding some memes which might make your day. Enjoy scrolling fellas.

i.e, something fishy is going on
Ramayan fever during lockdown
Money Heist

Note: These images are taken from from meme pages and WhatsApp forwards and I do not own it.