Kya aapke saath bhi har din yahi hota hai- aap sochte hain ki likhenge, phir din khatm ho jaata hai.
To sahab- aapme aur saavi mein kuchh common hai! AALAS! :D
Par nahi, iss baar nahi.. maine apne aap ko manaane se zyada sataya hai- ke saavi ek Blog post likhna banta hai.
Likhne ka topic...? Driving!
Arey nahi sahab, koi traffic awareness ka session nahi hai. It's just the happening of my life that oscillates between Office and Office! You read that right dear reader, office and office. Those of you who know me since some time, you already have that idea that Saavi has been into job for around 12 years now- with radio approx 10 years. A love life to be cherished. Something like 'In relationship with Radio' Wow!The moment I say so, I hope you must be imagining a girl in a studio- with a pair of headphones and a mike to pose in front of. Listeners asking for selfies, many likes on facebook and a celebrity life! Yeah Majjo Aa Gayo!
Off course this is right, but with a pinch more :P
Nahi samjhe?I'll explain. Actually, after 10 years in radio- and that too with good work, I realize there will be good amount of people who will respect you, love you, mesmerized with you, even at times chase you. Good. Yahan tak sab achcha hai. But then there is another side of coin too.
For your parents, you are not a normal child..matlab aise abnormal bhi nahi.. but a Radio jockey cannot be sent to a sazimandi to buy karele. Neither can he/ she be sent to the roof top saying- beta! zara jhadu pochha kar do. Also, to add public mein be-ijjati mana hai.. bhai aapka bachcha celeb hai, jiski izzat saari duniya karti hai- aur aap bhi (forcefully hi sahi.. :D) Ab aap kahenge saavi ye to achcha to hai, par conditions apply ke saath. As in iss special treatment mein- personally saavi ke saath kuchh ajab ho gaya. Saavi ne driving nahi seekhi.
JI Ha! When I was 17, I was into job.. always escorted by family. Later the FM waala job gave me another privilege - office waale sada dhyan rakhte. Hum bhi befikr, bigde bachche- telling myself- Gaadi seekhne ki kya zaroorat..? Aur aisa karte karte humne 12 saal nikal diye.. thoda aur time nikalta to sahab , Limca book mein naam aa jaata. But then, I had a sister to conspire!
To be honest, I had no plans of learning a vehicle. Each time i was told to- I acted innocent. My parents being away- couldn't do much. In fact, I guess even they thought- chalo rehne hi do. But my younger sister (who herself drives an SUV) did something. April 2017, she came to Jodhpur for two months and explained - I needed to drive. I didn't understand this still - but some how, looking at her I knew- a gaddi is must.. as she was here for two months. Nateeja! Humne Gaadi li. A new one. She thought it is for me.. and I thought it's for her. wow!
And now, everyone told me- ab jab tak Chinki yahan hai, gaadi seekh lo. Hum bhi kam nahi- ha seekh lenge. par jab driving ka time aata- Chinki tu chala. Aisa karke do maheene nikal diye-- Office mein busy the na :P Even my sister went back. Ab gaadi yahi. Na chalayen to waste! Ye bhi manzoor nahi. Kya karen? It is then, one of my colleague came into picture. Rahul Bhai! tum na hote to meri gaadi na uthti. Seriously! In fact, I had a set of issues:
1. An RJ learning driving. To be honest, everyone glares at you. Gire to Beijjati. Huh.
2. Rahul was younger to me, I told him- Bhai sakhti kam baratni hai :P
3. RJ sunate hain.. sunte nahi. I told Rahul, Bhai please take a note.
4. Being a morning jock, Subah time kaise mile?
5. The others learn vehicles at 18.. apna maamla thoda 10 saal aage aa gaya.
6. Being a vigilant Radio Jockey- I knew I could not break rules
Par phir, training shuru hui- Thanks to Rahul- his guidance made me feel like an IIM pass out. Before this I never knew even driving mattered. To me, he was the hero better than Superman- who could actually dare to bear a student like me. Bhai main tumhara ehsaan kabhi nahi bhooloongi. Rahul ki mehnat ka nateeja raha ki meri gaadi ka engine bach gaya. :) However, I could drive only with a teacher after 1 month too. Also, Rahul took a leave! Ab kya? HUmare ghar aangan mein aayi khushi kaafoor ho hi jaati when Mayank continued my training. Mayank kaun hai? Mayank is my landlord's son. younger to me, bechare isne bhi mujhe jhela. Didi ko sikhaya. Poor guys! Par ab bhi gaadi akele nahi chalayi. Uff!
I gave myself a date. Ke Saavi ab to chalani hi padegi. And guess what.. I suffered an infection! Saari kaaynaat jaane kya chahti thi. IT's then Dinesh Bhaiya came into picture- he gave me certain tips to ride alone. Who is Dinesh Bhaiya- padosi Dr. Bhaiya! And I think that worked. Finally, beemar hone ke baavajood, I drove alone. To be honest, uss din aisa lag raha tha- Jaise maine koi kila fateh kar liya ho.. Apne darr ka kila. Aisa laga raha tha ki mera photo akhbaar mein aana chahiye-- kyon? Actually, fighting our fears is important- Super Important!
And just to add, 6 days ago, I even met with an accident too.. galti doosre ki thi.. par you know- what driving is like! I really think immediately after that I was scared- but life goes on- drive goes on.
Achcha ek aur baat. I seriously believe - RJing is much easier than driving! :D