It was Friday the 13th and one of those cold nights in Pune where you find an excuse to wear a jacket.
I started my bike and drove towards my friend’s place.
It was foggy and the wind was blowing with a harsh noise – shummmmmm.
To keep my body warm and enjoy the pleasant weather, I accompanied my friend with a glass of OLD MONK and Kishore Kumar music in the background.
We drank until the wee hours and talked about some serious issues ranging from “Can AAP form a government?” & our favourite topic “what does a woman want?”
When the clock struck 3 o’clock. I decided it’s time to go back home.
I started my bike and drove towards my home.
While driving back, I noticed a blurry image which resembled a girl.
I went near and saw a girl standing near rakshak chawk.
She immediately grabbed my attention as there was something extraordinary about this young lady.
She was wearing a white sari with peculiar thing around her neck. I immediately realized that peculiar thing was an I.T company tag.
“Another IT employee working late night” (I told myself) and drove few meters ahead, but suddenly I stopped my bike.
‘Why is an I.T employee standing on a desolated road on a Saturday night”?
I took a U-turn and drove towards her to hold my curiosity.
‘Excuse me, Can I help you?’ – I asked.
I didn’t get any reply from her.
‘Excuse me’, I again inquired.
I got rid of my helmet and got close to her. Suddenly light fell on her face.
On seeing her face, I trembled and fall back.
Without looking back, I quickly ran towards my bike and rode towards the safest place where every person fears to enter, my very own ‘Infosys Campus’.
Next day, I sat in my cubicle and thought about the girl in a white sari.
The young woman in the white sari had a round face with No eyes, No mouth, No ears, No eyes, No facial expression.
Inspired from ‘A round face’ by Ruskin bond.
thanks for this. i was searching for story name & author since school, class 8th