Tuesday, July 15, 2008


"I am in search of..hmm.. a nobody".

Rakesh was staring at this man. He seemed sensible. But this- well, perhaps, he wasn't in his senses.


"My name is Patil. Rishishresht Patil. I am the one who is investigating the Anamika murder case. Hope you know about it".

I know that, Your Patilship!

"Yes, I get that much. But Sumit wasn't Anamika. Commissioner said that on TV, right"?

Patil was irritated. "Yes. He did. Now tell me, did you know anything about this diary that Sumit had? You were his room mate and a friend of Sumit's from college".

"Friend? He was my roommie, all right! But he was no friend of mine".

Patil waited. Rakesh spoke again.

"He was a back stabber".

Patil again felt irritated. He could gather that much about Sumit. He was not sure about meeting this person, first of all. Every one said that he was out of his mind. Rakesh, who had once been a celebrated lawyer who rose quickly in his firm- suddenly lost everything due to an accident. Now, he had no family, no job, no money.

The only reason why Patil was there to meet him was that, he was Sumit's room mate at college.

Rakesh and Sumit had worked for the same law firm. There were even rumours that Sumit was behind Rakesh's accident. Patil felt sorry for this man in front of him. But now, he was in no mood to listen to his woes.

"Look, I just need, whether you knew any Anamika when you were in college"?

Rakesh smiled. "No. There was no Anamika. But my daughter's name is Anu. You want to see her photo"? He pointed to his study table.

Patil was really frustrated. But this man was now, his only hope.

"Do you know any person who was a nobody. I mean, who never talked to any one or was not any one's friend"?

Rakesh stopped smiling. He appeared to be angry.

"No one is a nobody. I am not a nobody. You are not a nobody. If we were, we wouldn't be talking to each other like this, would we? But you know, him? Every one called him a nobody. Fools. When everyone calls him a nobody, he becomes a somebody. Idiots. They never realized it. I was the only one who saw it".

Patil was surprised. Rakesh went on.

"He was my best friend at college. He never spoke much. He was the most brilliant boy of our batch. Not many people knew him. And not many remembered him. But I remember him. For he is the only one who remembers me. He comes to see me, often you know".

Patil was desparate. He was shivering. He was trying hard to control himself. He asked, as calmly as possible, "What was your friend's name"?

But Rakesh was looking at the door. There stood a man, thinking, whether or not to enter the house.

Rakesh was smiling. He seemed very happy. He almost shouted when he said-

"Hey.. C'mon in, Joy"!

(To be continued..)


Kartz said...

Hmmm... Intriguing. Ul conclude it next part I guess? Well, it's winding on.. :) Dunno if its my impatience to see a conclusion! Heh heh.. Cheers yaar.. Way to go...


Matangi Mawley said...


:).. thnk u!

Alok said...

Ahh :)


Matangi Mawley said...


thnk u!

phoenix said...

OMG you have a gift of story telling when will you conclue?? :P

Anonymous said...

nice one matangi....
am waiting 4 the conclusion...!!
the big finale...!!

Pranay said...

that was intriguing stuff!! i got hooked to it.. well done..
and just finish it fast.. i wanna read the next part..
and hey.. do check out my blog.. the new post is actually a song composed by me and a frnd.."Light Kab Aayegi"

Matangi Mawley said...


thnk u! u can expect the final part soon..

Matangi Mawley said...


thnk u!

Matangi Mawley said...


thnk u! ll sure do..

Scribblers Inc said...

Shucks!!thats catchy!!

Scribblers Inc.

Matangi Mawley said...


thnk u!

Winnie the poohi said...

too good!

The suspense is killing!

Matangi Mawley said...

@winnie the poohi..

thnk u!

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Ah oh!He's gonna get exposed now :(

I can't believe I am supporting a murderer!But I somehow feel sympathy for him.

Matangi Mawley said...


:) u shld.. after all, he s the hero! n i feel happy tht u do! tht proves tht my story is goin the right way!

Amber Light said...

Good going. Now when is the last part coming up? I hope it does fast! This suspense is killing me arrrgghhhh!!!


Matangi Mawley said...

@amber light..

u can expect it 2wards the end of this month..

The Solitary Writer. said...

hello there

inviting u to join the writers lounge


do join our group blog

do leave ur email id in that blog in the first post

we will invite u
hope to see u there

Matangi Mawley said...

@the solitary writer..

ll chk tht out.. soon..


Waiting for the next part..
nice work...

RiverSoul said...

Wow. Nice one. I'm waitin for your smashing finale.
Post soon..
PS: have blogrolled you. Hope you dont mind.

Matangi Mawley said...

@man in paintin..

all scheduled to post towards the end of this month..
pl. have no expectations! :)

Matangi Mawley said...


:)not at all.. thnk u!

Anonymous said...

my blogs(both) have been updated... :)

Matangi Mawley said...


k.. ll chk it out..

Rajesh said...

Nice work...was good...hope the following is the concluding part :)

P.S: My blog updated..think u have not read my last 2 write-ups..do drop in

Matangi Mawley said...


thnk u! wud do so..

Avaran said...

hey... looks like a great story building up... so wens the end coming up?
btw, i feel u hav a knack for story telling!

Avaran said...

hey i just went and read the 3 episodes of the story before! and trust me, yr an amazing story teller!!!!! (im not a fan of murder mysteries as such, but yrs had me gripped)

lik jeffrey archer says, to be a better writer u need to keep on editing yr texts... i feel u too cud do with that.. for example this portion in th 2nd part ...

'Next, Patil spoke to Sumit's father.

Commissioner was shocked. "Are you sure, Patil'

... needed some sort of a demarcation, so that the reader doeasn have to stop, confused, and re-read it to get the flow properly...
but otherwise a wonderful talent you have!

Matangi Mawley said...


thnks.. tht was a really good suggestion.. d keep in mind..

siddhu said...

i cudn't come online for sometime & so missed the entire thing.....but reading ur last post jus made me go back in search of those other parts!!!!!gr8 work...


Rajesh said...

Hey I'm trying my hand at story-writing...that's up next...being very proficient at story narration, i wud definitely need ur comments...unlik urs, mine is soft set in a high skool milieu..

Matangi Mawley said...


thnk u!

Matangi Mawley said...


definitely.. thnks!


wow... this series is well written...!!!

but kindly do away with some of the ads...i mean only if u want...

just a suggestion.....

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