Tuesday, 13 January 2015


For those persons on this planet who never interacted with Punjabis - "you perhaps have missed the best friendship and great hospitality." And if any of you have/had any Punjabi as roommate then I am sure that you have/had seen both the heaven and hell within your room!!
         In Delhi, I happened to meet my 3 punjabi friends who, initially for me, were just my room mates, later they became headache, later became best buddies and now (after sharing almost a year with them!) I call them as - 'sadde dil de tukde'
         Let me introduce them (I wish I could exactly!!)  1)Sherry maan 2) gurdas mann and 3) gippy garewal. and you know by what name they call me today? - Diljeet! These are not their original names. these are the names i gave to them. actually all these names belongs to the very famous singers from punjab! and one thing I'm damn sure of is that any of these singers ever heard the singing voice of any of my room mates then he will surely retire being humiliated! 

         let's go one by one...

1. A.K. (gurudas maan)

         he's the most healthy person in our room. when i first meet him- he then just achieved the landmark of 100 K.G weight! Then in next year he ends up eating tonnes of food..three times a day consistently!! He tried hard to reduce his weight with innovative ideas which never had worked out.!! Apart from eating he has another great hobby of snoring!! Believe me He is the best at it. No other friend or relative of mine can beat him at snoring!! Even our owner and neighbors will agree on this!! Jokes apart, let me tell you one nice thing about AK is that-  He is the most loyal lover with great honesty towards his love!! 

2. A.J. (Sherry maan)

         He is the most nostalgic person in our block. He used to share stories from his school and college days with us and every-time a new one!! Every-time he logged in Facebook - he find many of his friends online for chatting. One must appreciate his amazing speed of chatting,typing,insertion of variety of smilies etc.. He used to chat with more than 10 friends at a time being ahead of everyone there!! sometimes any of our roommate comes online then he starts chatting with him online within room only!! Apart from social networking he have a fantastic hobby of shopping.
         Yes. A young boy (and not a girl or a woman ) have shopping as his Hobby!! Some of His best achievements in online shopping are:
*Onion for only 9 Rs/Kg when it was almost 100 Rs/kg in Delhi last year!

*16 GB Pen Drive- 10 pieces each for just 02 Rs!! (I too got one from him :) )
*Rebok shoes pair for just 300 Rs whose market price is 3500 Rs.!!
*Free prepaid  Recharge 'n' number of times! (His mobile balance is 1800 Rs!!)
*Set of 50 Reynolds pen in just 09 Rs!!
And many more..
  Many times his orders were cancelled but he ends up getting considerably huge amount as an apology from service provider for not fulfilling their commitments apart from his own refund!! Thanks to AJ that we get a new courier almost everyday!! Nowadays- almost all shopping sites are dealing with our address cautiously!!

3. K.D. (Gippy gariwal)

          There are some people on this planet who never feel sadness! KD is such a jolly person. He manages to be happy at every situation. (Unlike A.K.) Our KD  has no regrets from past. He has a wide range of hobbies. Gaming,Travelling, Boozing, Music, chatting, etc.. I must appreciate his humor. He has the ability to create joke from all the things happening around! One more nice thing about KD is he is very good at giving surprises to us on every special occasion. I remember his gift for me on my B.Day. It was a humiliating call from an anchor of Radio Mirchi!!!
         KD is a cool person. As we all (roommates) love to enjoy weekends - KD has his own kind of celebration!! A bottle of wine with gazals of jagjeet singh in the chair in gallery of our flat... he enjoys such type of ambiance a lot!!
         AK, AJ, KD and me!! Together we had enjoyed a very good time. At times we had conflicts within us but fortunately our friendship not only survived but also flourished out of it. Tomorrow all crazy 4's are moving to different places with lot of memories to cherish!! Except me staying in Delhi (but with changed address) all those lovely punjabis will leave me and this beautiful area of Delhi!! AK is going back to Patiala, Punjab. AJ will join his ex roommate in Gonda,U.P. KD will leave for Manglore, Karnataka. It is hard to believe that we are going to be separated this much early!!

Many times- when I get an opportunity to interact with such diverse minds- I always think to write about their personality in a book like one of my favorite Marathi author P.L.Deshpande did in his book- 'Vyakti Ani Valli' (I wish that could be a non fiction!!). But with the (artificial) scarcity of time and many more reasons I simply could not. So today I decide to write a blog on these punjabi friends. One last thing- I know I will miss all of them in coming days being in Delhi without their company but I know that wherever they go- they all will also miss me and .... Maharashtra. :)



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  2. Nicely written bai :) :) Twada devotion te words sir mathe punjabiya de :)

    Bakki twade roommates ne khush karta ;)