Thursday, April 9



"This is a shuttle cock. Not a tennis ball yaar".
Each time I hear this statement, I feel a pang deep inside.
Yesterday evening, it reached my ears. When Shreya, a kid from the neighbourhood asked me to play Badminton with her.
I have never known how to play Badminton. That is because, I have played Lawn Tennis. Always.
I was fascinated by this game. As a kid, I grew up watching my cousin playing it.

I still remember the day as such.
September 10, 1999
Playing against Surabhi Kalia. Distt Level.
I was one point behind her. When I suffered that Bronchitis attack. I went breathless and everything turned dark.
My mom says I was all blue.

You know how moms are.
I was forbidden to watch the game even on TV then on.

10 years almost.
Anyhow, they say, "life is what happens when everything is going fine".

P.S. I know I had never become a Sania Mirza. :D




48 Obiter Dicta (Comment here):

ANWESA said...

a sweet-sad post dis time. btw,badminton's my fav outdoor sport.

pisku said...

make the most of the other things u did instead!

Ria said...

Sometimes some things are just not meant to be!like i always wanted to be a singer but destiny had other things in store for me.

Mayz said...

hmmm...m sure u r doin great in wateva u r doin now...n u r gonna b d best in wateva field u choose...

god always chooses d best things for u...

americanising desi said...

i sometimes think i have been lucky to be a part of what i had imagined.
touch wood i m happy in my space :)

Harshita said...

Yeah! U cud not become Sania Mirza coz u were destined to be someone really special...

These experiences have made u the wonderful person that you are and I am glad I know you.

Jinxed Pixie said...

ok, tennis and me have a sad past too...
so, really...
But even today, i feel bad when i see others playing tennis and doing well...
:)

Mayank said...

Heil Richa... Heil Richa... Heil Richa...

Our own, very proud and great Tennis Player.......!!!!

Phoenix said...

ohh!!! i like richa the dynamite over richa the tennis pro.. jsut imagien fi u really became a tennis pro then you would be too busy for me.. hmmph!! see i have a point here.. and id say everything happens for our own good!! :")

*HUGS* babes you are simply the best.. :)

Kartz said...

See... Had u gone on to play on in the WTA, u'd never have met ppl as wonderful as us. :)

Anyway, am so glad to hear u r a tennis fan... And, as they say - everything happens for a reason.

Take care.

*smiles*

Peace. Be well.

Chronicwriter said...

anyways sania mirza never crosses the first round of a torunament .. rarely does she go to the second round..

and when she has mahesh for her partner she wins the crown..

www.chronicwriter.com

ki said...

Aww. Bittersweet huh?
But everything happens for a reason. Have faith. :)

Dhanya said...

If not tennis, then play badminton! Play it like lawn tennis ;) If fate means you to lose, give it a good fight anyway!

Charmed One! said...

Awww mothers are like that .. over protective at times..
don worry am sure God has some great plans for your future...
Even i believe in everything happening for a reason..
so cheer up gal!!

Dream'R said...

obv it wasnt fatal..hehe..

badminton's a lame game anyway..i prefer tennis handsdown...

aur toh aur..u turned into a terrific blogger whereas sania is stuck somewhere in the doldrums..so i guess u win..;-)

and u have us..;-)

luv
amith

Rushabhh Gandhi said...

You never had to mention you are NO Sania Mirza.... Whats there in the name....???

Bhaavnao ko samjho dost!!!!:P

яノςんム said...

@ Anwesa
good to know.. I too am trying to develop a liking for the same..

яノςんム said...

@ Pisku
thnx buddy..

яノςんム said...

@ Ria
but i am sure u r doing wonders in ur banking :D

яノςんム said...

@ Mayz
ths sweet of u dude..
thanx loadzz..

яノςんム said...

@ Seher
wow!! i am happy for u babes :D

яノςんム said...

@ Harshi
=) m blishing :D

love u loads..

яノςんム said...

@ Jinxed Pixie
awww...
all the very best for ur future endavours..

hugz!!

яノςんム said...

@ Mayank
ye compliment tha ya comment?? :P

яノςんム said...

@ Raka

awww babes.. u wet my eyes..
love ya loadz...
hugz!!

яノςんム said...

@ Kartz
hehe valid point. i could not miss to know u..

hehe.. I am a fan :D
thnx buddy...

smiles :)

яノςんム said...

@ Chriz
thnx for cheering me up :D

яノςんム said...

@ Ki
indeed, i am a total believer as well..

яノςんム said...

@ Dhanya
ths how i am living :D
thnx babes :D

яノςんム said...

@ Charmed one
thnx for cheering up :D
hugz!!

яノςんム said...

@ Dream'R
awwww.. now ths a cute comment :D
thnx for making me win dhakke se (zabardasti) :D

and i do have u guys.. ths for sure :D

love too

яノςんム said...

@ Rushabh
rofl :D
samajh rahi hoon bhawnaao ko :D

Mahesh Sindbandge said...

Hmmm i agree...

life is what happens when everything is going fine....

it sucks sometimes u know when life stops for a second while you were really running fine with everything...

I read it somewhere "when you dont expect anything, you would be happiest in the world and life wouldnt matter to you when you are happy..."
But not expecting anything.....errrr

is that possible? by us? we are humans right?

So its sort of diplomatic you see..


Coming back to offline things..

Thanks for visiting my blog..I appreciate that and glad if u really liked it..:)

Cheers

Mayank said...

That was a complement Champ....

Think Tank said...

lol..and i could never figure how 2 play tennis...AND i hate bronchitis ... played spoilsport with me too

Arnab Majumdar said...

It sucks when something like bronchitis doesn't let you follow your heart... but then again, that's how life can be at times.

Take care, cheers...

WarmSunshine said...

Hi Richa..

I'm finally here :D

Hey girl, the good thing is that you recovered, yes moms worry a lot. but give it a shot again and follow your heart :)
good luck babes :)

Arjun said...

haha.. poor u....

I can understand.....
i somehow found this funny... sorry..hehe

I kind of remembered wat my frnds say when i play badminton. They say- Why r u taking revenge on that small little shuttle cock?

N yeah.. sry.. been out of blogging for a while... Finally made it here after a gap...

Howz ur dad now??

Cheers..!!
Arjun

яノςんム said...

@ Mahesh
yeah i know expecting reaps pains, but being human, we cant stop expecting..

and i did like ur blog, no formalities.. :)

яノςんム said...

thnx mayank.

яノςんム said...

@ think Tank
its all the way similar :D
i never knew how to play badminton..

яノςんム said...

@ Arnab

yep.. its all right now though.. :)

яノςんム said...

@ Warm Sunshine

Welcome Babes
n thnx :D

яノςんム said...

@ Arjun
hehe ita all ryt, it is sumwat funny :D
and yeah, while i play badminton or see sum1 playing it, i recall tht jeetendra song.. dhal gaya din. tock. ho gayi shaam. tock. jane do. tock. jana hai. tock :D

dad is recovering. thnx for asking. and yeah i was somewat missing ya.. :D

Arjun said...

hehehe.... yeah....the posture during the tock ..

Left leg up.... stand on ur rght toe and tock the cock.. n remain in the one leg postion for a sec like a statue... hehehe.. awesome na.. :P

U missed my comments or posts ya?? :P

n yeah.. glad that ur dad's recovering.. :)

Cheers..!!
Arjun

яノςんム said...

i missed ur posts more than ur comments :D

and yeah Jeetendra the jumping jack and his moves :D

thnx buddy for ur wishes :D

Cheers!!

Sakshi said...

Awww.. :( i hope you don;t get those attacks now. Well, i have ALWAYS been a badminton player...i just cannot hit a tennis ball. Feels like hitting a ball. Ermmm, weird feeling. Balls can be put to better use, you know.
;)
S.

яノςんム said...

Hey S,
yeah, m better thanx.. but now summers have finally arrived, ill ave to be extra cauttious thats it!!

and yeah i totally get what better use the balls can be put to ;)
lolz..

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