Mar 31, 2011

A House in Ruins

I feel that I have written enough number of posts by this time to keep you informed about my Trivandrum days, especially about the hostel, where I spent some of my memorable time. To spy the new occurrences of that place, I called the Writing Pro, whom you met earlier in some of my posts.

He greeted me in his usual cheerful manner over the phone and informed that he was currently at his home town for a short visit. While answering my casual inquiries regarding the hostel, he hinted that everything is not going pleasant there. 

“Do you remember some incidents of missing valuables there? I think an incident regarding the missing of somebody’s cell phone was reported just a week before you left that place,” he said.

I was remembering it. “Yeah, I do,” I said. “At that time, an inside talk was there regarding our landowner’s son.”

“I never heard anyone mentioning his name in connection with those mysterious affairs,” he became curious, “what was that? Tell me?”

“As per what I eavesdropped while peeking in everybody’s business inadvertently, the landowner’s son did all those stealing to keep away certain occupants, whom he disliked,” I disclosed.

“Is that so? But, we got some clear hints about the real culprit behind all those games,” the writer said.

“Who are you talking about?” I asked.

“Do you remember him, that short one, with a plum like appearance, who lived in that marketing guy’s room?” the writer asked.

My memory failed me.

“Hey, don’t you remember him? The one who usually appeared alone, that reserved one, an introvert?”

Reserved! Suddenly I remembered him. A reserved nature never suited to his body appearance, that’s why the word ‘reserved’ struck my mind.

“Yes I remember him. We never talked. Whenever my eyes happened to meet his, either he or I used to withdraw the gaze, intentionally or unintentionally,” I said. “Are you telling that this guy did all those thefts?” 

“Hmmm...yes! There were no evidences against him, but till last week,” the writer said.

“That means, you found something against him, right?” I asked.

“ you remember when was a theft first reported in our house?”, he asked. 

“Was that the case of the missing cell phone?”

“No man, try to make your memory a bit sharper. It was this introvert guy himself, who complained that somebody has stolen his money from his bag,” the writer said.

I suddenly remembered it. “Yeah, that was the case of some foreign currency, as he had claimed.”

“Yes,” the writer said, “Nobody knew that he had the collection of foreign currency.  We have only his word for it. He could have easily fabricated such a story of theft. What he actually had done was creating a virtual thief, under whose hiding, he could have done all the stealing.”

The writer continued, “Another issue popped up after some days. It was when a new guy in our place found his bike’s petrol tank filled with sand while trying to kick-start his bike.”

“How did you assume that it was done by him,” I asked.

“We had no doubts against him. But, we later found that this new guy actually was a super senior of our introvert guy in college. The new guy avoided him though they were known each other. What the introvert guy did was revenge.” the writer said over the phone.

“The next in the queue was the cell phone mishap. Somebody’s cell phone went missing. Later it was found lying inside the water tank completely soaked.” The writer recollected.

I said, “It was this time everyone suspected the landowner’s son, and some occupants believed that everything was done by the landowners themselves in order to initialize the close down process of the hostel”

“Hmm...these all happened when you were living with us. After you left, SK’s mobile phone was also stolen, no clue. But, when the software guy was locked up in the bathroom for more than 2 hours, we sensed danger. As far as the situations were concerned, only one person had the opportunity to lock the bath room, the introvert guy. He might have had his own motive for doing that.”

The writer continued, “The next was the worst. Our water-well was found mixed with washing powder. And this time, we caught him red handedly, with some circumstantial evidences. We are going to request the landowners to get him out; otherwise we all will leave the place. We can’t say if he would give us poison the next time.”

I asked, “So, what do you think about this guy? Why does he do all these mischief? What makes him behave like Heathcliff of Wuthering Heights? Is he a psychopath? Or a kleptomaniac? Do you have any reasoning about the queer behavior of an absolute normal person like him?”  

“He has some family issues, that’s what we know now. As we know, he is in a relationship with an older woman, who is actually the other woman of his own father.”

Readers, I think, this post is better to be treated as a fabricated story. I can at least save myself from the rage of the introvert guy, in case he plans a fatal revenge on the Blogger after reading this post.

In Last Picture: Actor Laurence Olivier as Heathcliff in the 1939 adaptation of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights


  1. Never knew guys talked just like girls... Hoodie guy scares me...

  2. I myself wonder what prompts certain people to such deviant behavior.

  3. Gosh...this introvert really seem to be dangerous...a really psycho...Yeap, I feel this guy has some mental issues...else, if he was stealing for money or smthing, he wouldnt be putting the mobile in water or pouring Washing powder in the well..But then, are u sure, its him...and not somebdy else whos trying to ruin him...

    But trust me, if its him, he needs help...

  4. Dear TomZ,
    Hope they got rid of that nasty guy! Though the writer might use him for a nice character study - a detective novel, maybe? "The Case of the Inverted Plum" :-) , and beautiful Heathcliff on the cover (no plum-like curves here) will sell that novel, that I am sure of!

  5. hey man..u r a good guy yar..thanks...

  6. We can turn it to a good movie script :-)

  7. hi, glad to read your so true and beautiful thoughts on your comment,

    we all are aware that people of both countries have normal innocent heart but,
    it is fact that some strong selfish minds have left the issue behind to keep both neighbors busy in war so those can get the benefit,
    since beginning these selfish are playing like a monkey who took advantage from the cat's fight.

    i believe that both side of people love and respect each other and want peaceful relationship among them.
    liked your this place too you are very good writer god bless

  8. sorry tomz i think i just drop u a comment which was an answer to A simple blogger's comment on my post.

    thanks for you lovely words and yes you are a amazing writer.

    in our life we find such people who's behavior brings so many questions to mind, their behavior proves that somewhere life was quite hard on them,some time if we try to reveal their personalty we succeed to bring slight change but often there is no solution instead
    of being away from them.

  9. this is the third time...ur blog is eating my comments the last 2 days...maybe mr introverted is stealing them....well some people are diabolic in nature...history has many such friends of his..glad u are not part of the hostel now. his family life beats the dramas on tv anyday.

  10. @NRI Girl

    We also do gossiping..but we need something gripping..


    may be the worse situations..


    I am also not sure. But, as I studies him, he has every possibility to do those mischiefs


    Wow britta, and that was a wonderful got it instantly..?


    thank You :)

  11. @harish

    But, do the detective movies have market now?


    thanks for finding me as an 'amazing' writer, thats so sweet f u..

    and what u said is true, trying to cure them will be much difficult, and sometimes we find ourselves in dangerous situations..


    did u really say my blog eating ur comments? If so, I have to check what is the real problem..


    my pleasure..:)

  12. Well, The Introvert might have redeemed himself if not for the advances made on his father's woman. Not even Heathcliff would stoop to such a dastardly deed. He let the women he corrupted worm their way to him. This dude will fall into a slimy trap of his own making someday. I'm glad you escaped before too much harm came your way.

  13. hmm hostel life full of different characters I guess .. in my school we use to have dormitories and about 40 or 50 os us .. and all cupboards together so you cna imagine what all went out there if u forgot to lock your cupboard...


  14. Lengthy chat that was eh? Hmm the guy seems dangerous; but poor him. Needs some help :)

  15. @Walk2write

    Certainly, if he is such a person, he is less likely to be pardoned..


    Thanks fr the visit..and thanks fr the award..and u have the most creative blog


    Oh award again, thanks a lot Irfanji..

  16. @Asma Khan

    Thanks Asma..thnks fr the visit..certainly will visit u too..because u have a wonderful blog..

    @Bikramjit u must have wonderful memories about those days..and I think I have seen some of ur pics f those days..


    But he does not look dangerous..thats the weirdest thing..

  17. How come I didn't read this before? Wow. Creepy guy.


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