I was furious on seeing Tamanna entering the class and even more furious when I saw she was getting full attention by guys of our class. Reason being simple, she was most beautiful girl in campus. She had perfect figure and sharp features. Her innocent smile took heart of million people. Not only that, she did many modelling contracts as well.
But I envied her and today I hated her the most. Today for the first time I heard no from him. Raghav is my best friend and he is coolest guy of college. He always takes care of wishes and fulfills them. But today when I proposed him , he said no. The reason he gave was , he loves Tamanna.
I was not at all attentive in my favourite trigonometry class. Prof. Bhavna was surprised to see me not answering. Yes I am the topper of class. Apart from my teachers no one likes me. Every one loves Tamanna. Even Raghav loves her.
I was rushing towards canteen when I heard Juhi my class mate calling me.Once settled in canteen she started gossiping as usual. But I was not in mood. All of a sudden she told ,”see the newspaper of today, Tamanna is in photo advertisement of tooth paste.”
I took a glance at paper. She really had sparkling smile and glowing face. Even in simple clothes she looked so pretty.
I couldn’t sleep , I was thinking about Tamanna. She was not topper but yes definitely she was distinction holder. She always helped everyone and was not proud of her looks. She was so kind to punes of college. She used to talk to them, share biscuits she brought from home, she was quite extrovert. She never stayed after college hours. Never attended any annual functions.
I envied her a lot. She had everything in her life. She even rejected Raghav’s proposal for whom all girls including me were crazy. Next day in college I found Raghav sad. He was looking so perturbed , I could make out from his Devdas look . He was sad because of rejection by Tamanna. I could not see him sad. He was my best friend and I did have some feelings for him though he rejected me.
I was really mad at Tamanna, after class I rushed behind her. Caught her hand and took her in corner. I shouted at her “what the hell do you think of your self. ”
My face was whole red due to anger. She was not getting why I was shouting on her. I said in high pitch voice ” How can you reject Raghav. How can you play with emotions of all. You always reject people.You have everything that’s why you show your arrogance.”
She took my hand and dragged towards auto. When I resisted she said “today I will show you how lucky I am”. She asked auto to drop us to Jyotsna Hospital. She took me to general ward. A woman of age around 45 was lying on bed. She surely had paralytic attack. Tamanna pointed at her and said, ” she is my mother and she is ill from last 5 years.I and my father who is clerk in bank are working hard to pay hospital bills. After college I take tutions and do some modelling contracts in order to help my father. Our life is difficult Sandhya. How can I think of love ,when my heart is full of love for my mom. I only want to see her happy and healthy.”
I was ashamed of my thoughts . How I envied her. She had everything but not what she wanted. For her that “every thing” was “nothing. How ungrateful I was towards my parents who gave me wonderful life. I learnt today to value what I had. My eyes were wet.