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The Mystery

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“Why can’t you just believe me for once? I am telling you the date was 21st march!” exclaimed Asif.

“How many times am I supposed to tell you! It was 22nd march 12:05 A.M, not 21st march 11:55 P.M.!” shot back Salima.

“Damn it! Let’s just agree to disagree. It’s only a matter of 10 minutes. But what do we tell Yousuf?” said Asif.

“The truth. What else!” replied salima

***20 years later***

“What the hell have u filled in here? Now the whole form would have to filled again!” said agent Ramesh throwing the Visa form back at Yousuf after pointing to a spot on the form.

Yousuf smiled and said, “I’ve written only what I know. My birth date still remains a mystery to me and I guess, it always will.”

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42 Responses to "The Mystery"

  1. ahh…short n sweet…the ten min twins??

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      Such a case has happened with a frnd of mine… so wrote it down :P
      The 10 min twins wasn’t what I had in mind when I wrote this… but coming to think of it… that does make sense too :P
      Thanks for your comments :)

  2. Someone Is Special says:

    Short and sweet, birthday remains as a mystery forever. nice mystery ..

    –Someone is Special–

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      Thanks buddy… :)

  3. Rajlakshmi says:

    ahh the ten min difference.
    nice story

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      Thanks Rajlakshmi :)

  4. Viyoma says:

    Hmm…Mystery Child.

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      with a mystery birthday! :P

  5. Rumya says:

    Nice take on the prompt and a unique one too!! :)

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      Thanks Rumya! :)

  6. Varun Reddy says:

    Huh? What?

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      ur comment is as mysterious as the post!! :P

  7. Mag[m] says:

    as birthday, story too i mysterious

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      hehehe i take that as a compliment :P

  8. Gayathri says:

    Good one Tavish….. :)

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      Thanks Gayathri! :)

  9. Vibhuti B says:

    LOL Tavish this was one entertaining piece. I know many people who go through life with this mystery. Thank God its not me!!! :D ;)

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      Thanks Vibhuti… yeah i know am glad about it too… i have a frnd though who has to go through this :P

  10. Vrij says:

    Good one.

    And do check out my first blog-a-ton post!

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      Thanks Vrij! I will check yours out pretty soon!! :)

  11. Short and sweet! Bechara Yousuf..

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      coming to think of it he is actually a luck fellow… gets to celebrate his bday 2 days in a row!!… :P

  12. Chaddha Ji,
    Ki kamaal ka post likha hai.
    I loved reading it brother.
    Good job
    and good luck with BATOM 17 :)

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      :D Thanks hai ji!! All the best to you too!! :D

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  14. Maddie says:

    Nice take. All the best!

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      Thanks buddy. All thye best to u too! :)

  15. drpratibha says:

    nice take on mystery.

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      Thanks Pratibha and a very warm welcome to Sensible Bakwas :)

  16. Kshitij says:

    Choti post!

    Of course you know I expect much more and much better from you. Got busy or what?

    You should have shows what exactly Yousuf wrote.. maybe a pic with ‘Mystery’ written in a field on a form…

    Some other thoughts that came to me:
    1. Yousuf was stupid enough to mess up on the Visa form with that mystery stuff.
    2. His parents had already named their son Yousuf… before having that discussion. I think they were having it for the nth time.
    3. When was this guy celebrating his bdday?

    And.. how are you? Busy with work?

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      ha ha peeerfect Kshitij comment… :P

      yeah that point about about the pic is a good idea… dekha this is wat happen when i dont get ur expert advicebefore publishing…. man i miss the BPL days :(

      coming to pt 1 —> well yes he was stupid… or probably it was writing his story :P

      coming to pt 2 —> yup it was the nth time the discussion was taking place… that was the intension of the starting dialogues too! :)

      coming to pt 3 —-> thats a mystery too hehehe

      anyways i am doing fine…. very very busy these days…. the fact i am reply to comments so late shows that… :)

      1. Kshitij says:

        Yeah.. busy boy… this is the 4th time I am coming to check if you responded :)

        1. Tavish Chadha says:

          lol I didnt know ppl come back to check replies too! Anyways I wont make u wait too long this time :)

  17. aativas says:

    So parents have different opinions about their child :-)

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      the difference in opinion is about the bday not the child :P

  18. A mystery that made me smile..!!!
    nice one..enjoyed reading dear…short and sweet..!!

    All the best for BAT dear..!!!

    Yamini Meduri – The Mystery

    Yours
    Yamini Meduri

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      Thanks Yamini! Welcome to Sensible Bakwas :)

  19. Amity says:

    Ha ha ha….cute mystery story…:-)

    Entertaining take, I like it short and sweet mystery…. !!!

    ATB Tavish… :-)

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      Thanks Amity :)

  20. Guria says:

    I guess the astrologers will have a hell of a time finding the ‘perfect’ bride for him!

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      lolzz yeah….

  21. S.R.Ayyangar says:

    True, the confusion always remain!

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