A declaration of relationship status

11th January,2013

My dad received a call from a gentleman known to be one of his best friends.

After few minutes of ‘hi’…’hello’……the gentleman asked,’why didn’t you invite to your son’s marriage?’

My dad ,surprised at his question,’neither did he invite me ?’said. Then paused for a while and dialed a number.



My cellphone buzzed flashing my dad’s name. What followed next was no less than ‘the fat boy dropped in Nagasaki,Japan’.

I couldn’t recollect the exact date. But it was a very cold morning at Damanjodi. Being late to wake up I had no time to look at the notifications flashing in my mobile screen. When I returned from the duty I was surprised to see a lot of messages in my Facebook &mobile inbox congratulating me.I was dumb struck finding the fact that I am married.

Yes ! My relationship status in Facebook displays “MARRIED”.

A naughty smile caressed my lips.I didn’t paid proper attention to this prank played by my friend using my cellphone while I was asleep.I began to comment over the post…”wish I could.I won’t have to tremble in such an winter night of 3°C cuddled up inside a blanket.”

I never thought of any consequence that may one day come to haunt me in the middle of a night and corrupt my so long coddled the-most-decent-guy image in my neighbourhood.

Whatever….its over !

Thank God ! At least she didn’t see it.

By the way,if u know what I mean, who are they ‘she’ stands for ???

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Manoj Kishore Nayak

Hitherto known as the "Tissue Paper Poet" and credited many a times with initiating the same genre of poetry I, contemplated of writing this blog where I could inter-alia, endeavour to write my random thoughts and publish that of others. The blog will contain subjects of myriad hues ranging from poetry & travelogues to sundry incidents. Being a 'bookaholic' I would like to tell you about the books I read and the authors I meet across the corners which will quench your thirst for literary entertainment and will impart a certain cachet to your intellectuality. Read More...
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