Monday, August 30, 2010

Scrambled: Vai and Chan - Part 1

quasi and chana look so drunk!
this is outside Royal Challenge in goregaon...


Y - before he gets started


Y - after a few hours, can shove his head up ur crotch


we were drinking the night before his wedding!
chan kept on calling and bugging him...
symbolic of the years to come...hehehe


wedding day


he's least interested whether she's able to eat it or not


Y / Vai / Vaibhav, is my oldest friend.  We have been together since 2nd standard....thats around....24 years!!  So 80% of our lives we've been friends.  There seems to be no justice upstairs!  So in Wonder Years, Kevin got Winnie, while i got Vai...shit shit shit.

My oldest memories of Y are those of an extremely naughty, wild, hyper-energetic, cool kid.  He was always so pumped up (parents of such kids in the US get them checked for crack or party drugs).  

Jumpin around, playing pranks, getting into trouble, using colorful language that i took years to catch up to, continuously flirting with our (pathetic) female classroom population, playing every sport possible, staying out from morn till night every single day, trading kicks, punches and nail scratches with his elder sister, and generally contributing hugely to his parents stress levels....that was Y.


he looks as mischievous as my two year old... 


A perennial last-bencher, he used every trick in the book to copy during exams.  Not that he needed to; he's absolutely bright, but expecting him to study would be like expecting Indy Jones to walk through cleanly swept, well lit, non-insect/snake/boobytrap infested hallways for his pursuits!  It just wouldn't be right.  Yet the fkr scored more than me in his boards.  Bas@#$%!

But because he was a terror for his parents and teachers, he was one of the coolest kids in school.  Everybody liked him and wanted to be with/like him.  And he used that very well with the ladies.  During free periods they would be all over him, offering their home-work, tiffin, and God knows what else.    :-)    I was nearer to the other end of the spectrum; defi not a studious good-boy, but i dont remember having done anything wild in those years.  And i was even further weighed down by Ninad, who used to punch me every time i said Fuck or Chutiya.  Fuck!  And here Y was frolicking around throwing MC-BC's in every sentence.

We were very thick, Ninad, Vai and I.  Best buds.  Then we went to different colleges and got separated.  We did make time for each other intermittently, but not much.  Then he moved to Aurangabad and then to Bangalore for a few years.  Even i got busy with my life.  It was amazing whenever he used to come back to Bombay.  I used to be so happy.  He is one of the best daaru partners i've ever had.  We can sit for hours and hours having a great time.  Some of the best conversations possible...


er...not much of a conversation here...


Once he got back for his MBA we again spent a few years very much together....vai, chan, rashmi and i.  He's a banker now, well dressed, soft spoken, mouthing investment strategies...difficult to reconcile this with the school image.  Add the fact that beneath all that carefully cultivated devil-may-care and i-give-a-fuck attitude is a softie who: ONLY uses dove soap as it keeps him pretty, regularly uses apricot scrub for his face, drinks pink pink strawberry milk, and is a compulsive cuddler.  Pretty disturbing right?  Vai tune ye kya haal bana rakha hai?  :)


i'm sooooo happy to have her....sniff sniff !


And just when everything was dandy, he moved off to Dubai....bh&*$%^d....sure wish he'd be back here...to meet up on any random day for a much required guy-to-guy chat over some much required booze.


the day they left for dubai   :-(


goofing around during the dubai trip


he cant stay away from her even for a few moments
something very suspicious about his pants!


Vai and i have had our share of fights.  But i've never worried about any of them.  I've always known they wont affect us.  School friendships are the most innocent...uncorrupted by politics or positioning.  Seldom works out like that in college, and defi not at work.  

Vai you fucker, get your arse down here ASAP.  To use one of the cheesiest lines ever: khoob milega rang, jab mil baithenge teen yaar: aap, mai, aur bagpiper club soda....er....waiter, make that kingfisher please!
:-)

13 comments:

Archana Rao said...

i will put a detailed comment later but just cudnt resist this one..

ur line to the waiter will be, waiter make that garam kingfisher!

Awesomeee post!!! will comment more later :)

Vivek Rao said...

waiter, is aurat ko bahar nikalo!

Rashmi said...

oye, meri louuu yyooouuuu ko kuch bolne ka nahi... good scramble... still there seem to be loads of stuff thats been left out... lots of untold secrets...

kyun Y, khol doon pol?

Ashish said...

Yes, well written dude. Loved the Indy reference. Met Vaibhav only a handful of times, but is one the the few ppl I've been comfortable around from the very beginning. Now from me, that's saying a lot.
The first time I met Vaibhav, was a day I/we started drinking in the morning itself, and went on till late night. There was even a movie that we watched. Will not forget those long sessions at your place in Kandivli. Damn man, that was so long ago.

And there is defi something in his pants there. He's looking at Rashmi, btw.

Vivek Rao said...

@ rush: Kuch raaz raaz hi rehne chahiye

@ boozy: Yeah, Y is cool, but i forgot to mention one very imp thing in the post yaar. He has got these absolutely smooth hairless thighs...u shd chk them out next time u guys meet.

I'm glad you agree with me abt his pants. The bugger says its the breeze which is causing it. First time i'm hearing of a breeze induced boner!

And i think he's lookin at both chan and rashmi. You know the age-old male fantasy right...

Vivek Rao said...

took a lot of pains to select the photos for both these posts...which ones did u guys like best?

Rashmi said...

all well chosen snaps, so its a lil' difficult to judge, but still...
I think the best snaps are :
No. 1. I'm soooo happy to have her.. sniff sniff .. and then as follows..
2. he cant stay away from her - with a wind induced bo*** ( this one and the one taken on the last day in mumbai are my favourite)
3.not much conversation
4.least interested whether she can eat
5.drinkin the nite b4 weeding

i forgot, there's a tie between no.4 .. it also includes Y- after a few hours.

good collection .. and fond memories..

Vaibhav said...

Hahahah .....gud post ....cant figure out tu meri taarif kar raha hain ki mar raha hain.Yeah dude we have been friends for almost 80% of our life .....feels amazing and still doesnt feel that its enough. I guess you cannot cover the entire journey of our friendship in a single blog but a good effort to carefully picked up the best of memories.And I suggest u should write a blog on Ninad.....u missed the wrestling sessions we use to have after school ....heheheh good old day

And definately next time we will be in a dingy bar reiterating ur cheesiest line....aap ,mai, aur kingfishers (ek chillaaad and ek garaaaaam)

Vivek Rao said...

thats the point of a scrambled na dude, to keep you confused about whether tere baare me achcha likha gaya hai ki bura... :-)

yeah man, there are just too many memories, but those are for us, not for the blog.

ninad has disappeared...i sent him a link for this post, but i'm sure he didn't bother to click.

fucker dont say garaaaaaam.....just room temperature! nahito tereko chillaaad milega aur mera beer microwave ho ke ayega! i haven't reached that stage yet...

Ninad Mantri said...

wow...I am at a loss for words...no kidding...

Brought back so many memories. I don't blame you Vikya...I have kind of disappeared.

But this was an awesome post Vikya...

Vaibhav I was just thinking of the wrestling matches we used to have on Vivek's small blue sofa he had in his living room...man it was fun...

Something else I remember about Vaibhav is his self given nickname when playing cricket...Inzamam-ul-fuck. But I totally agree with Vikya...hands down Vaibhav was the most interesting person in our class.

Vivek Rao said...

Its a miracle...Ninad is here!

Yeah, those years were fun...so carefree...wrestling used to be great fun too...with my brother looking on shaking his head with disapproval!

I dont remember this cricket nickname, but thanks for the input! hehehe sounds typical of vai...

Archana Rao said...

Inzamam ul fuck!!!!! Hahhahahah!!!!! No wonder he never told any1 abt it!!!!!

Can't get over inzamam ul fuck :) :)

Vaibhav said...

Hahahah ....but i dont remember the inzamam thing my self....but i guess thats the way it is...like we remember each others strange things.But ninad I remember your "Aai.....mee......." very well.HAhahah.