Monday, May 19, 2014

Rohit and Vijay

Rohit and Vijay- best of buddies took the swimming scene by storm that year bagging most of the golds between themselves in the circuit.

A healthy competition between them was the hallmark of their bond.

Everyone was hopeful about their prospects in the world championship in next two months.

It was 23rd March, 2014. Rohit defeated Vijay in the senior nationals by the whisker of a second.

They hugged each other in the tight embrace like other times.

Today Rohit is missing his buddy in the airport on the way to Melbourne.

Vijay could not afford the travel.

Rohit wished he knew then Vijay’s contract terms with his sponsor.

Written in accordance with Saturday prompt s/he wished s/he knew then what s/he knew now

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32 comments:

  1. O that's a powerful one, Jayanta! This is truly the spirit of competition and friendship, the best of the two combined. Very well done!

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    1. Thanks, Beloo, for your kind appreciation.

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  2. Lovely way to interpret friendship and comradeship! Good one again, Jayanta :)

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  3. So sad that Vijay could not go.If Rohit had known earlier, he would have done something. Nice presentation.

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  4. Blessed are those who share such lovely and strong bonds of friendship and camaraderie! Good one for the prompt, Jayanta :)

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    1. Thanks, Shilpa, for your time. I agree with your observation on friendship.

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  5. Very few could maintain the bond of friendship even after being each other's tough competitors. Well written

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  6. Interesting take on the prompt. Too bad Rohit didn't know Vijay's situation til it was too late. Great that they were such good friends despite being so competitive with each other. Not easy to do.

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    1. Thanks, Cathy. Appreciate your time and comments on my blog...

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  7. It takes a lot of courage, maturity and generosity to be competitive and also friendly too ! good post !

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  8. Viewing from the opposite end , a healthy competition can also create another kind of friendship between two individuals..

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  9. Awwwww. That is so sad, Jayanta! I am glad their friendship stayed strong!

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    1. Thanks, Vidya. This Comment from you really means a lot.

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  10. That sucks that he couldn't go because he couldn't afford it. :( Sounds like their friendship will last! ♥

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  11. Good build-up Jayanta! Sad that the friends had to part ways, but hope they remained friends.

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    1. Thanks, Shailaja. Appreciate your time and comment.

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  12. Friendship ki jai ! I too wish Rohit knew of his friend's contract terms....he could've done something :(

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  13. Enjoyed reading the beautiful tale of friendship which turned sour. Very well written.
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    1. Vishal, Thanks. Their friendship did not turn sour :-)

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  14. Friendship in the times of this cut throat competition....
    great thought

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  15. That's the sportsman spirit...hope it becomes a reality in today's world...lovely thought!

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