Relation with Behala...

Kya yehi pyaar hain

Haan yehi pyaar hain

O dil tere bin

Kahin laagta nahin,

Waqt guzarta nahin

Is This what is called love?

Yes, This is love

Without you, my heart

Doesn’t feel good anywhere

And time doesn’t pass

Yes, this song from the film Rocky can very well depict my relationship with Behala and my friends over there…

For the first time I tasted the feeling of

friendship and it stayed with me

forever. We were eight and I was the

leader…we experienced all

adolescence ups and downs. We were

inseparables. As if we could do

anything for each other. Somehow,

they always pampered me like there’s

no tomorrow till date I always think why

I was given this “royal” treatment by

some complete strangers of same age.

They gave me the opportunity to lead

a team.

And later when I started leading

Prayasam it helped immensely. I was

always chosen as their “guardian

angel” – their first date, first crush,

everything until and unless they

confided with me it was not

“sanctified”. What I said was always

the gospel truth and nothing but the

truth. It was dizzy and a bit unsettling

at times. As they never showed any

resistance towards my actions or

behavior, I could have become

a narcissist. 

Thank God, better senses prevailed, it

gave me an opportunity to review my

actions every time I thought I was

pushing the envelope a bit too further

being a leader I thought I have to

conduct myself in such a way that

I don’t give them a scope for

complaints. I never did. And this

leadership trait stayed with me

forever…Fevicol Ka Jor….and thus in

Prayasam I could not become an

Office BOSS ever…

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In Behala we started RAZZMATAZZ, a socio-cultural club

and did many out of the box things, like publishing paper in

French, L'Ami du people (the friend of the people)

obviously it didn’t have any takers apart from some

members. But that didn’t deter us to something new

whenever we got an opportunity. That’s why I never felt the

urge to go anywhere leaving them behind and the feeling

was reciprocal. 

I stayed there from my adolescence to my youth and when

my mind was just trying to spread its wings a little wide, my

family decided to move from Behala. It was like cutting my

heart into two halves. At first I thought it would be

impossible to live a life without them and vice versa. It was

a mixed feeling altogether. I won’t lie that I was feeling

enthusiastic to start a new adventure with a new place but

at the same time having the pangs of separation.

 

 

Is there a

definite definition of Love…I don’t know…but till today if

anyone asks me about my Love I revert back to Behala and

only Behala.

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