A New Life

You have heard of Guantanamo, you have heard of Abu Ghraib. I’ll share with you, my experience more sinister than these.
Incarcerated in a shaking dark chamber, where one could barely wriggle; I was made to survive for months on just fluids.
A tube was thrust inside my body and they gave me, what they wanted, just through it. I kicked, I punched and then I just waited helplessly.
Finally, today I got free; I got born.

Continuing with the set tradition on this blog, this is a 77-Fiction on the occasion of my 77th post. No prizes for guessing, what possibly it can be dedicated to!

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Presenting to you my lovely niece Nirbhita, who joined us today at 1538 hours.


I was the first amongst the impatiently waiting people to hear her first cries as she got free from her Guantanamo.
And the best part is that, today happens to be my sister aka her mother's birthday too.
So, Happy birthday Neha and Nirbhita :)

Click here to see her other pictures.


Image Courtesy:
Photographed by her proud Father about one hour after her birth (edited)

Dear reader, I have been diagnosed with ACDS or Acute Comments Deficiency Syndrome. My condition is critical and deteriorating day by day. The Doctor has recommended me a high dosage of comments to stay alive. So, if you took out time to read this post, be kind enough to take out some more time to leave a comment. Your few more moments may add few more moments to my life. May God bless you and your blog.

62 doses of compassionate comments received.:

Dhiman said...

WOW !!! Congratz ...for being Mama ...Lots of Good Wishes for the Little one...and You have kept the tradition alive of 55, 66, 77 and What a way to celebrate...GR8!!!

Vipul Grover said...

Hey thnx dude..
Yup, the tradition mst go on :)

Singh Amit said...

Congrats for being Mama ji...:)
It's celebration time...:)
Cheers!!

Bharathi said...

Allright. Inspite of commenting in your FB status, I tell again. Congrats mamu. It gives me nice feeling to call you mamu.

BK Chowla said...

Mamaji,congratulations.
Today is a very auspicious day.You have two occasions at home.Mother and child celebrating on the same day.
God bless your niece.
I wish her a very long,healthy and meaningful successful life.
Vipul,you have missing for some time...without your comments,posts are dull.

Ekam said...

Congrtas Mamu.. God bless her and her mother:)

Vipul Grover said...

Hey, Amit thnx a lot.. Everythings on the house.. lol

Thnx Bharathi.. celebrations like these r completed by frnds like u..
how do u guys address maternal uncle in tamil??

☥ ѕωαмι ηανєєη said...

congrats! .... u a Mamaji now ... gud
n a warm welcome to the little girl
welcome to our world

"It might not be exactly like brochures in heaven had said :P ... but its all urs to have "

Vipul Grover said...

Chowlaji, thnx a lot.. Its an auspicious day for us indeed.. a lakshmi cuming our home jus b4 diwali..
nd so sorry for not visiting ur blog tht frequently.. its jus a matter of another couple of weeks or so :)

Hey Ekam, thnx a lot for the wishes :)

Guria said...

Wow! CONGRATULATIONS to you too!
What a beautiful baby!
All my best wishes to the new parents, and family! :)

Bharathi said...

same in Tamil. Mama.

This is also used in another situation. close friends address themselves calling mamu or mams.

RSV said...

congos
sir....
vipul maamu..hey hey....

suban ho gayi maamu..

Ramit said...

Cute baby! Blessings to her and congrats to the family.

Ramit said...

You have a great blog bro. Keep it up! All the best!

Shankar said...

Vipul mamu... congrats.. its really great that both mother and daughter having birthday at same day.... wow.. unique...

congrats buddy...

Shankar said...

Lol.. Me too suffering from ACDS....

Vipul Grover said...

lol.. Naveen I'll pass on ur msg to her.. she should get this honest admission from Earthlings asap.. Thnx 4 d wishes buddy :)

Hey Guria, thnx a lot :)

So Bharathi, I'll address u as mamu from now on :)

Vipul Grover said...

Hey Rahul, thnx a lot man.. indeed its a new morning :)

Hi Ravit, thnx 4 dropping by and ur kind wishes.. keep returning :)

Hmmmm.. Shankar ACDS happens to be my exclusive ailment jus discovered.. I doubt it cud spread so fast.. urs might b sumthing else :p
thnx buddy for the wishes nd indeed its gr8 for both 2 hav b'day on same day.. bt tht means, I'll gt jus one party in xchange of two gifts :)

Ramit said...

???

pawan said...

Congrats on both the 77th post and on the occasion of becoming a Mama!

Cheers!

Shankar said...

Then.. I am yet to discover my problem... ha..ha.. only one party for two gifts...thats funny..

Shruti said...

Vipul, congrats! So when planning to throw a big party for all of us!!
I loved those Post script! What a way man!
You are Awesome and I mean it!

Vipul Grover said...

Pawan, thnx a lot dude :)

Ramit I meant :)
Gud to hav a grover bro amongst the readers. U don't hav ur own blog right??

Vipul Grover said...

Yup, Shankar visit sum gud doctor asap ;)

Hey, Shruti, party is on.. catch the nxt plane to chndigrh :p
thnx a lot dudette :)

Aditya said...

Congratulations dude :)

Shilpa Garg said...

Congratulations!!
That's cool...55...66...77! So waiting for the next one...
:)

Shruti said...

@Bharathi
Mama-ur explanation made me giggle...

@Vipul,
Ahh...whatta nice heart u have vipsy ;)

Vipul Grover said...

Hey thnx Aditya :)

88.. 99.. yup tht will b cuming soon Shilpa di.. Thnx a lot 4 the wishes :)

Yup, Shrutu, i am a gem of a person.. lol

Vishnu said...

wow.. mom and the daughter share the same bday..
so mama finally.. unfortunately mama has another meaning in tamil..i feel u can ask the person whom u want to call mamu itself the other meaning..
n wat does the name nirbhita mean??

neeraj said...

Today seems to be my birthday too :-) Good News!

Ramit said...

Nope, I don't have a blog. Maybe I will someday. Can't we have some more pics of the cutest baby in the whole world? Pretty please?

Bharathi said...

ok mams. no problem :-)

Vipul Grover said...

Hey thanks Vishnu.. I'll ask Bharathi about tht othr meaning straightaway :)
nd Nirbhita means Fearless!

Thnx Neeraj.. Happy B'day in tht case ;)

Vipul Grover said...

Yeah sure Ramit, will be uploading thm soon on Fb.. will leave a link here..
nd yeah its interesting 2 find a non-blogging blogs follower. This is a very rare specie you see ;)

Hey Bharathi mamu, what is this other meaning, Vishnu is telking about??

Bharathi said...

@ Shruti: wasnt I right.

@ Vishnu and Vipul: Dont listen to Vishnu. he is a dirty guy. I want to teach you all the good words and it seems he will not let me do that(jus kidding).

The other dirty meaning for Mama is pimp. And for some reasons, they call police as Mama too.

Better you call Vishnu as mama too so that he woudnt remind you of all these dirty meanings.

Bharathi said...

And now it seems your announcements worked and you got over thirty comments. Please share your medication with me too as I got only 14 for my latest post.

Vipul Grover said...

lol.. well here too the traffic policeman is called mama :)
And yeah, it seems maternal uncles have a bad name down there.. lol

About my ailment, well, as i said 2 shankar, go get diagnosed soon.. ACDS kills ;)

Vishnu said...

@vipul.. there u hav it.. ur mama gave the perfect explanantion.. lol..

@bharathi.. wen u r learning a new language from friends.. the first thing they will teach u are the non-parliamentary words..

evanescentthoughts said...

Great news!! congrats!!! now you have someone to play with :) Have fun!

Vipul Grover said...

Yup Vishnu, u r right tht d frst things to know wn learning a new language are the swear words :)

Hey thnx Ashwini.. Indeed a small doll to play with :)

Lakshmi Rajan said...

Congratz mate ! Happy welcome to the new bundle of joy in your family !

Having said it, I would strongly disapprove your comparison of womb with Guantanamo.

Vipul Grover said...

Thnx LR :)
About the guantanamo-womb comparison, I hd been waiting 4 sum1 2 raise this point.. I agree with u tht both can not b compared bt this was jus my interpretation of a newly born's perspective..
It can also hav othr counter interpretations as well :)

Tangerine said...

happy birthday to neha and nirbhita!!

congrats to you and 'Happy Diwali'

Vipul Grover said...

Hey thnx Tangerine.. Happy Festive Season to you too.
Gud 2 c u aftr a long time :)

Bharathi said...

hey mams. check my latest post. You have a punishment waiting ;-)

Roshmi Sinha said...

Congratulations on becoming a mama.. and celebrations! Lovely pics... thanks for sharing...

But referring to a mother's womb as more sinister than Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib (?!!)... I ask you!

P.S. Wish you a very happy, safe and prosperous Deepavali/Kali Puja... !!! May the festival of lights bring lots of happiness and colour into your life and a New Year blessed with prosperity!

Vipul Grover said...

Hey thnx Roshmi.. Happy festive season to u n ur family too :)
About guantanamo.. Hmmmm.. Consider it one off politically incorrect post on this blog :)

Rajlakshmi said...

congratulations... she's a cutie pie... lucky you :D
and ya belated happy birthday :D
my prayers and good wishes are with them :)

Vipul Grover said...

Hey thnx Raji 4 d wishes.. Yup she's sch a cutie pie :)

Neha said...

congratulations Vipul...that post was indeed nice, and I ve noticed that it has been nominated for indiblog too...well double congratulations...I will surely vote for u...

and first attempt? my my...damn good for the first attempt :)

BrownPhantom said...

Congratulations Bro :).

Read your previous posts too. Really enjoyed the story man, well done.

Thanks for all your support and comments at the RCB blog :).

Voted for you at the indiblogger :).

Vipul Grover said...

Hey, Neha thanx a ton.. It means a lot.. keep visiting nd supporting like this :)

Hi, Prashant.. Hard luck man.. It was my pleasure supporting u guys at RCB blog..
Nd yeah um happy u liked tht story nd thnx 4 d support :)

Roshmi Sinha said...

Ummm, I guess most folks commit some sort of "galti se mistake"... so chill... !!!!

P.S. btw I've tried my hand at micro-fiction. Do let me know what you think...

Vipul Grover said...

Yeah right Roshmi :)

Roshmi Sinha said...

Time for a new post...

P.S. Do let me know your take on my latest flash fiction...

Vipul Grover said...

Post is ready but will be cuming on Sat - The Blog-a-Ton 4 post :)
Might post sumthing b4 tht too.. who knows!!

Roshmi Sinha said...

Congratulations! Runner-up @ the 'Indiblogger of the Month'! Not bad at all :)

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