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Epsita Mukherjee

Tragedy Others


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Epsita Mukherjee

Tragedy Others


Is it common in Friendships?

Is it common in Friendships?

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What is Friendship in a new place? 

How do you identify "Friends" in your new workplace?

Ideally, after having three quality best friends and a huge number of fan following for her personality, in her previous place, she never really thought that getting two quality friends would be that difficult. Basically she never entered her new workplace with the aim of getting many friends. But she believed in quality friends, howsoever minimum the number was! 


So, out of thirty nine people sitting around her, there was one person who, with a very serious and a not so confident body language, started conversing with her and as days passed, claimed to become closer to her. While the former was confident in what she did or spoke, the latter was always in dilemma. The former, Elina, didn't have a wrong habit of misleading people, as was present in Kaveri. The habit of creating fuss and claiming to not know anything worked only in the beginning, but reached a level of saturation for others when Kaveri, with an irritated face, used to nag at all levels possible. Best example was found during examinations, when she sadly expressed infront of others, how her personal problems didn't let her study but ended up getting a score almost equal to the first rank holder. Under no circumstances, was it possible at this level to do so without studying. The main focus isn't the fact that she scored well; rather it is how she lied and misled everyone. Was that really solicited? Is that why toppers are always misunderstood? On the other hand, Elina was true to the maximum extent and would clear out whether she has actually studied or not. 


So as days passed, Elina started considering Kaveri as her close friend. Along with that, Elina started knowing the person whom Kaveri claimed as her best friend, Anil, since three years already! Elina started becoming friends with Anil too and believing him. Then, as events happened, and as days passed, gradually a rift was visible between Kaveri and Anil. Anil started becoming closer to another group in the class and ignored Kaveri and the group. It wasn't much of a concern for Elina because he was never close to her. But Kaveri started feeling broken and called Elina after college almost everyday, to express her sadness and forlorn emotions. Elina was true at heart. She couldn't bear anyone, anyone for that matter, to even be rude to her own people; let alone torture them mentally by leaving alone. 


This, continued for almost a year. This was shocking because a person "started trusting" someone whom she knew from just two months and complained about how her three-year-old best friend started becoming a big opportunist and started walking on the path of Adharma. She even spoke about his extreme personal incidences which he might have exposed to her at certain point of time earlier. But Elina never prioritized this shock over the petty show that Kaveri had put up infront of her, to perhaps gain "sympathy". Elina started believing her and developing a sense of hatred and disrespect for what Anil had done and perhaps for the human being he was! But, point to be noted is, this image was only brought to her through the eyes of Kaveri. She believed Kaveri because she knew the boy from an earlier time already and thus must be definitely telling the truth!


As Elina started judging Anil for every small thing that he did and started being rude to him, gradually this led to a bigger confrontation. Elina exposed Anil infront of another friend, Yuvika, for a matter that was told in some sense by Anil, but was translated in another sense by Elina. This translation by Elina was in same lines, as brainwashed by Kaveri to Elina. Later, Elina got to know that Anil wasn't guilty and the statement was put up in some other sense. Throughout this period, already Kaveri showed people that she wasn't talking to Anil. She even exclaimed that she is never going to talk with him anymore in life. At this standpoint, Elina was happy that she could help Kaveri and be with her when "she needed" her the most. But reality had something else in store for Elina.


Two weeks later, Elina realised that she is the one and only villain in the whole story. Kaveri is back to being friends with Anil and gifts him on his birthday. Anil stopped conversing with Elina. Yuvika as well, is in good contact with Anil. The one and only bad person is Elina, for exposing someone who she never knew at all. What was her interest in all this? Throughout the year, whether it was a project or an assignment or a practical or an examination or a conference, Kaveri used to cry infront of Elina, as to how Anil is no less than a monster and how the three years meant nothing for him anymore. She also cried that this level of change in a person is unbelievable and only an opportunist or a person who can lick others' feet can behave this way! She expressed grief over the type of flirtatious attitude that Anil possessed for his friends from the opposite gender. For Elina, all of it was a heartbreaking story which she wanted her friend to be taken out from. As a result, she took such a step to push Anil away from her life. 


But the bigger Question that arises is, will Elina be able to trust new people anymore? Was it Elina's fault that she tried saving her friend? Was her friend really in danger? Then how are Kaveri and Anil back to being best friends again? Today, even Elina wants to clear the story infront of Anil, and that whatever she did was on the basis of the cock and bull story concocted by Kaveri, but the fear in her mind persists; whether Anil will trust her anymore! What should be our want now? Not having people like Kaveri anymore? Or giving courage to people like Elina to face the negative attitude that her inner conscience is killing her everyday with? She has tried conversing with Anil, but in vain. Or should we just be killing the concept of friendships completely from this world?


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