Our favourite metaphor during graduation days “CHADDI”. The entire gang would use it always and everywhere. Most of it would be when someone starts bragging, boasting about one self or the moment one starts talking about studies or beautiful girls. Only one word would suffice the entire argument “CHADDI”. It would simply mean –
“Tu aaj chaddi pehen k hai kya, agar pehna hai to zyada mat faila usse.. Fatt Jayegi.”
(Have you worn your underwear today..?? If you have then don’t stretch it beyond limits, it will tear apart.)
When someone would say that he is gonna top the exam, the shout would be CHADDI again.
While playing pool if someone goes for a wild shot, the shout would be CHADDI again.
When attempting a long range free kick all the players would only say CHADDI.
This metaphor would like keep us all on our toes. It simply got us all into the challenge mode, wherein we would actually strive to do only those things that others thought was beyond our CHADDI.
If at all anyone talks about a beautiful girl in college, the shout would be CHADDI again. I always felt that it’s much better to at least make an attempt to get things right than to accept fate or whatever other people have to comment about these issues. One would hear comments like – Bhai, ladki bahut hi sundar hai, terese nahi pategi. Or say Bhai, yaar bahut zyada padaku ladki hai, pyar vyar me nahi padegi. These girls would not be interested in being friends too. But then it’s all about at least letting the girl know how much feelings you have for her or even to just be friends. ‘One will surely have to go beyond one’s Chaddi to be with the best.’
We would keep a continuous smile on our face. I remember the time when our 12th board results were out, my friends were actually singing and dancing near the display board, while everyone thought they were among the toppers in college, what they dint realize was that these guys were actually celebrating failure. ‘They hadn’t passed the exams but they still had the courage to go way beyond their CHADDI and celebrate and enjoy.’
Oh yeah Chaddi... was used again when I told my gang that I am going to start BLOGGING.
I never got stuck with what someone else believed, if all was well within me I always was game for it and give it my best shot full on. “It was all about setting my own trends and wearing CHADDI’s of my size and stretching every limit of it to win”.
The very reason I blogged this was just simply cos the gang’s CHADDI so reminded me of the way I go about my life, by being game for anything and everything and to live my life without regrets whatsoever.