Rajdhani on Heels

Written for Write Tribe Festival of Words Day 3 - Prompt Free write. I missed out on Day 1 and Day 2, but after reading the posts I was tempted to try this one. So at exactly 11:45 pm, I played "Pitbull Get it Started ft Shakira" in the background and kept writing on a topic that came first to my mind.

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On a cool wintery evening in Jorhat, I was crossing the road, hurriedly walking towards my Physics tuition class when suddenly out of no-where someone somewhere shouted – Saavdhaan (attention). Immediately like a robot, I stopped. Ask any Army School passout, they can explain how ingrained this command is in their minds.

It took me a while to realize that I was standing right in the middle of the road, and few students were literally RORL (rolling on road laughing) since my walking speed was almost crossing the speed of light.

It was obvious that I, along with my best friend, were known as the Rajdhani express in school. As soon as we walked out of the class, up the stairs and all the way to the library, I would see guys and girls, tall, thin and short, running helter-skelter, clearing our way, just in case we hit and trample them with our hyperspeed walk-o-nator. It took more than courage for guys to approach us, as the wind caused by our sudden movements would often threaten to blow away stick-sized puny humans. One of the hazardous activities on the notice board was to tempt me with a walk-a-thon.



My college friends would hold my hand to keep the speed in control. But I would stumble and fall since slow walking felt like a Binding Curse. My poor legs would beg to be freed, to walk till they hurt, to break heels and create innumerable holes in my shoe. I must have repaired every footwear atleast 3 times before the exasperated cobbler would himself offer me to buy me a new one.



Maybe this is one of the reasons why Tooti chappal syndrome hits me all the time. Two tubes of fevi-quick are a permanent fixture in my bag.


Time changed, place changed, footwear changed, but seems my inhumane walk-o-nator is still hell bent on crossing the light barrier, which is a plus point if you are trying to survive a zombie apocalypse. Else the toll it takes on your adorable kitten heels is heartbreaking. 

Usually I would be loaded with 4 bags of grocery, along with my handbag when returning from office. My heels would clack against the cemented pavement while I would be trying my best to reach home, walking in as lady-like fashion as possible. Next time you hear a loud click clack storming the road, know that “Rajdhani on heels” is on her way. 

All images - from Google

47 comments:

  1. Reading your post even at 3 am was super fun! Thanks for beginning my day on a fun note :)

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  2. Reading your post even at 3 am was super fun! Thanks for beginning my day on a fun note :)

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    1. Hahaha what are you doing up so late? Thank you do much :)

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  3. I can so relate to this post!!
    I walk everywhere too!! :D

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    1. Yup seems we are the super fast girls. Thanks a lot for writing in. :)

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  4. Lol...I will keep that in mind when I'm out and about in Sydney... :D If I ever hear any clacking of heels that are super-fast, I'll know it's you!

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    1. Hahaha make sure you pave way for your own safety :P thanks a lot for dropping by.

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  5. We had passed thru Jorhat when we toured N.E.
    When I go for a long walk in the evening , all the other walkers manage to over-take me and am left behind. I do not mind. I cannot walk very fast.

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    1. Oh wow you went there. That's cool :) I hope you liked it.
      Walking leisurely in park is also fun. Thanks for writing in.

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    1. Thank you so much. I am so glad you loved it. :)

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  7. LOL :D That was a fun read!! 2 tubes of feviquick in bag... wow, you are well prepared for any exigency Rajdhani on heels may encounter! :D

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    1. Ohh yeah better than limping with a broken sandal which had happened quite a few times :) Thank you for dropping by.

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  8. Keep calm and buy books would be my motto.

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    1. That's true for me too. :D thank you for writing in.

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  9. sahi likhi hai!!! i was wondering how come tooti chappal hasnt resurfaced in a long time!! :P

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    1. Hahaha tooti chappal mera peecha na chode :D thanks a lot girl.

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  10. So Ms Rajdhani oops Rajlaksmi ( :D :D :D just kidding ), that was a fun read :) Even I walk quite fast, and I had to tone down my pace when I became pregnant....you know how they say - itni tez tez mat chalo baccha hai pet main :D :D And since then the pace has been slow. I love walking, and the only leisurely walk I have is at the temples...otherwise it is the tootichappal syndrome for me too :D

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    1. Hahaha I can imagine people telling you that :D even in parks I walk like a tempest :P thanks for writing in. Glad to see you here.

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  11. Have you tried running race in the school?You would have been a winner.Many are flat footed and amble along.

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    1. Man I should have tried that :P I was the padhaku type :P thank you so much for writing in. :)

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  12. My Miss Rajdhani... Very well written... While reading this post i was picturing you in my mind. Reminded me of our school days

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    1. Lol change nahi hui main ... thanks for visiting. So happy to see you here :)

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  13. Purchasing cheap road side (but very much in fashion) chappals from Sarojini nagar I have done the same! So you go girl :D

    Richa

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    1. I used to buy a lot from thela shops...because none of my sandals last longer , be it branded or otherwise

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  14. Funny post :) You manage to walk fast even with all that grocery?? Phew!!

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    1. hehehe that's life... have to manage. thank you so much dropping by

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  15. It's a real fun to read it. I do have a bad name on the same front in my known circle. Why I'm always in hurry, is their fabourite gossip. :)
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    1. Oh they used to ask me the same question.. what's the hurry... konsi train nikalne wali hai :P thanks a lot for writing in

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  16. Enjoyed reading this post. Very well written.

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  17. Rajlakshmi on heels.. HAHAHA!
    I too suffer from TOOTI CHAPPAL SYNDROM :(

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    1. hahaha sammeeee pinchhhh girlll :D seems it's quite common

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  18. Heels...a boon and a bane. This was fun!

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    1. yeah...can't live without it... can't live walking in it :D thank you so much for visiting

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  19. Haha. I tend to walk fast too. My wife thinks twice before asking me to join her for a stroll in the park. We simply cant match paces :P

    Cheers
    CRD

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    1. My husband has to hold me back everytime we go for a stroll. :D jai ho to all fast walkers :P thanks a lot for writing in :)

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  20. What a fun post!! It was fun to read. :D

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    1. glad you enjoyed it. Thank you so much

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  21. Lol. I am just like you. I walk really fast all the time and my husband is my opposite. So imagine what happens when we go for a walk :P :)

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    1. hahaha I can totally imagining the scene... happens to me too. Thank you so much for visiting :)

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  22. Rajdhani on wheels! this had me rolling with laughter! :D

    Damyanti
    #atozchallenge co-host
    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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    1. hehehe glad you liked it ... very happy to see you in my blog :) thanks a lot.

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  23. hahaha.... good one :)

    no doubt... walking in heels along with loads of grocery.... hahah..its an art :D

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    1. hehehe an art that need expertise... no matter how many heels it breaks. thanks you so much for writing in :)

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  24. Totally smiling at the image even though I don't recognize the syndrome or the product. Cute post!!!

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    1. That roughly translates to Broken Slipper Syndrome :P thank you so much for visiting and writing in.

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  25. He He He, reminded me of myself, funny and made me reminiscence of the good times at Army school. Even I walk very fast and have to check my self and have skidded many a times.
    Good fun. Thanks Rajdhani Express!!

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