Do deewane sheher mein…

While waiting for a delayed flight at the airport, I saw a face that I could not attach ‘a name’ to and yet looked so familiar. “Well!” “Hi…” “Is it…?”… Yup that was him.   


Meeting a friend from an earlier phase of life is akin to reliving the phase as well. So no surprise we started talking about everything sun had under it – about that era when life surely wasn’t easy and still ‘deprived of’ and ‘denied from’ had not entered our vocabulary.

We talked about the ceaseless pedaling of cycle in the scorching heat, thinking & rethinking before eating anything that was priced above 10 Rs., looking at auto-rickshaw’s meter continuously during the travel, dreaming about buying a Maruti 800 someday, and all sorts of other things like the squeaky fans, worn-out mats etc…

Then at one point of time, I said to him “So much has changed yaar! Those were altogether different times”. He nodded, smiled and said “Ya! And you know what? One more difference is there”…


… “भूख बढ़िया लगती थी और नींद अच्छी आती थी यार”!

And both of us smiled at each other poignantly, and took a sip of the 100 Rs. Tea… 🙂

About Sandeep Atre

Sandeep Atre, PhD: Dr. Sandeep Atre is the Founder-Director of Socialigence – an organization that specializes in the development of ‘Social Intelligence’ through its focused online-courses and customized workshops on ‘observing nonverbal behavior and understanding emotions for greater interpersonal effectiveness and self-management’. ( He is also one of the Founder-Directors of CH EdgeMakers - a leading ‘Coaching and Training’ group of Central India. In his career of close to one and a half decade, he has trained thousands of students, and professionals of more than fifty organizations and institutions. He has authored two books “Understanding Emotions Logically – A layman’s guide to the foundations of Social Intelligence” and “Observing Nonverbal Behavior – An exhaustive guide to the essential skill of Social Intelligence” and has also been a noted blogger for last many years. He has also featured at various prestigious platforms as a ‘Management Speaker’ and ‘Motivational Orator’ and has also served on various advisory and editorial boards. He has earned repute for his value-additive innovation and holistic methodology in his domain.
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