Tuesday, July 5, 2011

In loving memory... NEMO!!!

6:11 PM A: hi

6:13 PM me: hi
so ur name is nemo?
6:14 PM A: no nimesh
me: oh ok...
6:23 PM A: so ur a photo graphr
me: not exactly...
just trying to be one...
A: ohhhhhhhh
nice pics
water sports and all
6:24 PM me: thanks...
A: are nice nes
me: so what do u do?
6:26 PM A: i write scripts
make plays
and imagine a lot

My first unknown online friend. Our common interests, writing and photography kept our conversations on. Once in a while we used to chat and then months of gap.

Nemo: I am writing a script. Check this out and share your opinion...


By- Nimesh Tanna.

Mumbai—Haji Ali

With heavy eyes and the air filled with delicious innocence and heartbeat softened in desire he did his namaaz rituals and then with fading darkness

And lost in nothing-ness, burned by the fires of inner light and divine guidance and insight he walks

taqdeer bhi kya rang layee..

teri mazhar pe subah lehrayi..

hum toh bhool hi gaye bheed mein apne aap ko

phir tujhse door hote hue tanhayee samajh aayee..

apne aap ko bhool gaye sabhi aaj kuch yaad aa raha hain..

pathron se yuhi nahi takratii lehre…

khayalon mein se koi bade dino baad aa raha hai’.......


Nemo: Hi!
me: hey! been a long time...
Nemo: how are you?
me: hmm... good
Nemo: no...something is wrong....tell me what is it...
me: nothing at all....
Nemo: ok give me ur phone number now!!! i can sense it... something is terribly wrong...

I heard his voice for the first time... he sounded like Farhan Akhtar... rough yet pleasant to hear... cheerful... we talked as if we knew each other since years... we were completely comfortable talking to each other...

that day, I was travelling alone to a village Pithampur for a photo assignment for a month and I was damn scared as I was also going through a bad phase in life. Nemo assured that he was on phone all through out the journey till i reached the guest house safely. We kept talking all night... that was the longest talk I ever had with anyone on phone.

During my entire stay at Pithampur, he made sure that I went to sleep at peace. Like a good friend, he asked me whether I had food, whether I was ok, talked to me on how my day went. I could successfully complete my assignment. After I returned, we had regular chats to share what was up with our lives.

Slowly he went busy with his work, and I with my NID assignments. November 2010, during Navratri, he said he was passing by Ahmedabad and that I should come and see him at the railway station. I tried, but was occupied with work so we could not meet. He got angry and didnt talk to me until he called me a few days later and said that he was dropping by in Ahmedabad to meet me for a day and that I should show him around NID. I agreed happily.

The day came when we met each other after 3 years of chat. It was so good to see him, a positive and energetic aura surrounded him. I showed him around NID and then he accompanied me to Riverside school to take my photography workshop. kids enjoyed his company. We returned in the school bus, talking and laughing like two school kids getting back home. Had lunch, and then he wanted to buy something special for his mom and friends. So took him to law garden. It was Navratri, so we again met at NID at night and alongwith his friend and my friend, we sat in the lawn at chatted till 12 a.m. then we came out, and sat on the roads, chatting the entire night till 6 a.m. It had been almost 20 hours that we had been together.

Will never forget those 20 hours Nemo. You are a great soul... you made more friends in NID than i had... you had the quality to charm anyone...

A beautiful soul that was here on earth to share happiness, joy, positivity... May your soul rest in peace NEMO!!! You have 100s of fans following you and remembering you.

Every day when I logon to facebook, I search for you and hope that will see you online someday... and my chat window will pop up 'hi... take care'.

Today when I look back, I realise how strangely we met on orkut and then our friendship extended, sometimes we took each other for granted and didnt talk for days and weeks. And now that you are gone, wish I had spent some more time with you. I missed getting all the positive vibes from you. You remind me, 'Life is to be lived every moment. Make a difference in others lives. Believe in yourself and do things the way you want. Live life the Nemo way...'

Buddy... you touched many lives... you are blessed by each of us...