Drawing a Blank



It was during 1995 and I was in my teens… Those days most of my friends and me were soo impressed and influenced in becoming a Don… Infact most of us tried to demarch an area like a neighborhood or schools to build our network/gang…

That is when one of my friends brother was hit badly by a school gang… It gave us a realtime opportunity to go for a road fight with a real time gang… We have never been thru such real fights in the past…

We immediately mobilised my neighborhood gang and marched directly into the Tigers den (to opponent gangs place) without any preparation…

We were fortunate enough to catch the leader of the gang alone and immediately our boys showed our might… It looked one proud moment to me..

In a predictable way our folks were aggressively over the lonely guy and;

  • He was humiliated!!
  • He was threatened!!!
  • He was teased!!!

We also made him apologise to my friends brother… With all the pride we started walking back like a lion…

Hardly crossing 100 meatres his gang came and they started chasin us… In a jiffy all the Don’s who accompanied me started running… I had to elope from the scene too to avoid any humiliation and I started running by shouting I’ll make a Perfect Comeback soon 🙂

My athletic skills those days help me to run fast and escape without getting caught… That was my moment of Drawing a Blank

For couple of years I had to live with the stigma of humiliation and I felt like a loser for a long time… Now looking back at those crazy days and silly thoughts I could just not stop laughing!!!

The Don – Dream Unfulfilled


Right from my childhood I was inspired by watching lot of Don based movies and when I reached my teens my dream was to become a DON. But parent’s compulsions had changed my focus and still I feel for that…

My first desire to become a don started when I watched the movie Nayagan starring Kamal Hassan. Then subsequently watching Basha starring Rajini Kanth cemented the desire… Then came Ram Gopal Verma’s Satya, After watching Shar Rukh starrer Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa I got tempted seeing how a don could change marks and that aggravated my desire to be one…

In my teens I tried my hands on some rowdyism within my school and within my county. Most of the time I convinced nerds and kids that I was a Don in the making. But real Goons or Rowdy’s have always over shadowed me and I immediately strike an alliance with them by getting them gifts and I call myself as Small Don.

DSC00889DSC00890Then as time passes my priorities changed and I passed over those dreams. Now I envy looking back those days. After the release of the movie Billa & DON kindly my past and I wanted to take a snap with my friends Rottweiler unfortunately that was very ferocious and I settled with these two snaps… Please let me know if I’ve the looks of a DON…