Tuesday, December 31, 2013

One Fine Morning......

25.12.13: 09:45 am

No work, tannery was on restriction imposed by the CETP to rejuvenate the system. But no one had any reason and or interest to visit the tannery. The morality of the customers and the workers was touching to its lowest now a day. But I was there along with a security personnel and doing some odd pending jobs. I dusted off the unattended pile of files and took out the most boring but imperative documents, and immersed reluctantly. The painful silence reigned but breached frequently with occasional verbal bash of the tired mother from the neighborhood slum to her ever annoying children and the harsh sound of the bypassing aged two wheelers. The atmosphere was sun-drenched and filled with the tainted smell of stagnated waters around the wet-work area and the odor of decomposing dry salted skins which threatened to curtail the revenue-margins honestly.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Escalators are very common in hospitals, shopping malls, business centers, IT complexes. It doesn't need much practice to step in the machine for a speedy and comfortable transit in the building. Everybody does with style. People of all ages uses this facility naturally without a second thought. Me too once when it was introduced in Spencer plaza, used to have fun standing erect in the esclator with pride for no reason. There was a feeling that we were moving forward without applying any effort.

But something happened to my right knee some years back and I was not able to stand erect and walk normally. I could not exert any pressure on that effected one. If I do, the result would be unbearable pain. So my walking capacity reduced along with my pride. I was a brisk walker at that time and used to walk from periamet to Pursai in no time under the blaring sun challenging its wrath with a sarcastic smile. Okay, that was my past.

However, I used to visit Chennai in 2010 more often but on my medical trip along with my family. In those time my friends and facebook friends were of great support morally. Their encouragement inspite of my shortfall done a lot of good things in my life to overcome those defiencies in a positive way.

After some of fruitful sessions with my doctor, I was able to walk a little more and decided to visit Express Avenue for the sheer excitement of my kids. That mall was inuagrated recently. The kids were happy to see the structure and got baffled in the show rooms full of arranged commodities with highly prized tags.

The kids were ahead of us exploring each and every corner and would not get tired to get back us to exclaim when they witness some extraordinary to their senses. Then it was time to go up and the kids along with their mother hopped in the escalator without giving a second thought. But to me it proved to be a Himalayan task. I felt as my body got emptied and I could not take up that step which could take me to the paradise up there. The kids were waving vehemently from the top and encouraging me. I knew very well that it was only a matter of one step. But the fear of slip dominated me. I stood at the edge trying to take that magical step but ended up giving room to the anxious visitors behind. Some of them persuaded me, but seeing my hesitation they minded their own business. After numerous attempts, I knew that I couldnot make it. Finally I took the lift and joined my family to have something in the coffee shop up there.

This 30th September was memorable day for me. Again a visit to the same mall with my family. We caught an auto (running on meters), he dropped there at the right place without any chaos. We entered, we roamed happily. Less shopping with lot of enqueries. Again we were closed to the escalators for an uphill task.

The crucial point in the mall for me!! As usual the family set their feet on the escalator hydraulically. In no time they were up there waving hands frantically to me to come up. The fear still had its life in me……deep in me, though I was doing relatively well with my knees. I was a little hesitant now if not dreaded. Umaid encouraged me from the top and asked me not to loose heart. Next moment he took a downward system and was with me again, assuring me that I can make it now. I looked into his bright and starry eyes and saw hope and assertion, which reciprocated support and a tremendous back-up in me. I glanced over this floating escalator and took a deep breath and kept my foot right in the bulls’ eye and killed my fear once for all. Alhumdulilla: I just floated upward for 30 seconds which counted up like a lifetime, and aerodynamically came out to join my impatiently waiting family, securely followed by Umaid.


TK Rafeeq Ahmed, Vaniyambadi

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Find the animal in the Photo

Once you go out on some outing in the hill or forest with your family on a fine Sunday. To enjoy solitude and peace of mind, or simply for some quick puffs of cigarette, you leave behind your parents, wife and kids at a public and safe spot to enjoy in their own world of entertainment. Now you are away in a place surrounded by silence. There is an old tree growing up not so aesthetically on the right side of the pathway you are strolling on. As in the picture, the bark of the tree is hard, so ugly and

Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Ramzan 2013

Ramzan is with us again Alhumdulliah….Once again we may have an opportunity to rectify ourselves and reform co-inhabitants. Another chance from the Almighty to istiqfar…. We must thank Allah SWT who has provide us again an occasion to help more, give more, pray more, recite more, and get our body, soul and income clean and healthy.

As we are in this region, we are the luckiest persons in some terms. We have more opportunities to be a

Monday, June 3, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Road Roller

It was sturdy, giant, towering and terrific in looks. It moved slowly, swayed a little and made gargling sound. It crashed every thing which came in its way. And it was driven by a man of equally heavily built with a serious and I-mind-my-own-business look on his face. I saw it for the first time when I was hardly 7 or 8 years old in the adjacent Malayalam Street. It was road roller made in England with three heavy stone wheels.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Go Green

Yesterday....the sun came out beyond the hills in the east and scaled up in the sky with its yellow face and the usual tempo to warm up the cold morning. All of sudden it was surprised to see an unusual activity there near Shakirabad Bridge. A festive atmosphere and a wave of excitement and enthusiasm. Soon it came to know that it was MECT team there with strong determination and dedication to plant and grow 200 trees on the banks of a lesser Buckingham canal of Vaniyambadi. So others in the town too

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Night before Republic Day

25 th Jan 2013

11:35 pm :: Yes it was always at the end of the day that we realised that the night has descended on us silently and gave the ample time to think that what we have been through all the nightmare under the sun and what should we do at the next sun rise. The night though darker and sometime even frightening, gaurantees us the space, rest and escape we need, and plug in us to the recharger called sleep to rejunenate for the activities waiting for us. A good example of blessing in disguise. Then, only in this