Sunday, May 26, 2013

He Came. He Read. And He Commented.

And that's how I met my current best friend.

Friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest... It’s about who came, and never left your side...

That's the theme for this week's WOW on blogadda, and I've decided to write on it this time.



Now, I don't know about the "never" part in the given theme, but at this stage in my life, I wouldn't be wrong in saying that my blog buddy, Abhiroop, is my closest friend. At a time when all my old friends have got caught up in families and responsibilities, I find that I can share a lot more stuff with him than with them.

And our first interaction happened on this very blog!

24th of February, 2009. He left a comment on one of my posts and I replied. Then he left another one and I replied to that too. (I always reply to ALL non-spammy comments.) Many more comments followed, on many of my old posts that he had dug up from the archives! And then those comments gave way to emails, that got lengthier day-by-day!

Him being as prolific a writer as I am, exchanging emails with each other was an activity we both equally enjoyed. (Think of us as "pen-friends" of the email age!) And the fact that he is almost a decade younger than me, ensured that there weren't any of those unnecessary complications between us that usually tend to arise between close friends of opposite sex.

We've met only once in all these 4+ years... and I had to throw him out of my house on that occasion 'coz he just wouldn't stop pestering me for aloo-jhol! Although you've probably seen me brutally ragging him in the comments here... which, by the way, is nothing compared to how much I bully him on phone!

He used to blog once long ago (i.e. in 2009), but now he just reads and comments! He is also an above average photographer (or at least, he "used to be", back in the days when he blogged), but he still hasn't been able to clear the Color Junction board even once! And yes, he has promised that one day he's going to write a book on me! :D

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.


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7 comments:

Meena said...

WHOS THIS FRIEND RE!!

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Meena, he's Abhiroop. I often refer to him as "OB" in the comments. You might have come across his comments. Here check this post - "Dreams"

Abhiroop Banerjee said...

Color Junction is a scam. You are stingy with your aloo jhol. And no, you don't always win when we argue. I let you win ;)

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Haaahhh! I let you live! :D

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

OB, email me one of your pics, will you? I will add it to this post :D

Abhiroop Banerjee said...

I'm hideous. No.

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

@OB - Ahem! :|

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