5 December 2015

Quid Pro Quo it is!!

Usually I am the one who gets helped by others in my journey to reconnect with everybody who has touched my life in the past. And in that journey, sometimes I find myself inadvertently helping others get reconnected. Do you remember how this week I got to talk to Preeti – my friend from elementary school days – thanks to Bidisha? My blog on that incident and thanking Bidisha thru it caught the eye of Rita – somebody I met for the first time in my life less than two weeks back.

Want to take a guess what happened next?

Why don’t I let Bidisha tell you the story herself…

[copying this from Bidisha’s FB entry….]

“Quid pro quo?

Today I received a friend request from Rita Chakravorty It took me a few minutes to remember who she is. And boy, it did open up the floodgates of memories from way back in 1995 from our time in Athens, GA. We remembered the evenings spent at Parna mashi and Kanu mesho’s home chatting the night away on music, literature, art and all other topics dear to Bengalees! We still remember many of Satya da’s jokes that Neil now shares with our friends. I remember Rita di’s beautiful sketches framed and mounted on Parna mashi’s wall, especially the bengali woman chopping a fish with a traditional knife (boti), and the manual rickshaw puller that always reminded me of Kolkata.

Once Rita di and I started furiously exchanging messages to catch up on yester years, I realized how she suddenly found me out. It was none other than Rajib Roy who helped us to re-connect! It was just yesterday when he was thanking me for connecting him with Preeti Saini Ajmani after 40 plus years. And now it seems like today is his turn for payback. 😉

Serendipity lives! I am glad that we have helped each other to find lost friends. Perhaps, this is our gift exchange program for Christmas 2015. 🙂

Happy holidays everyone! “

 

Happy holidays, indeed!



Posted December 5, 2015 by Rajib Roy in category "Intersection Points

7 COMMENTS :

    1. By Neil Bhattacharya on

      Ritadi,
      It was so great to reconnect with you. Bidisha and I so very fondly remember our time with Parna Mashi and Mesho, and the wonderful people we met through them. The hours and days we spent with Parna Mashi and Mesho are still amongst our finest! Bidisha is right, I still remember and tell Satyada’s jokes. Please pay us a visit in Dallas one of these days. We will certainly look you guys up if we are in Atlanta. Best!
      Neil

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  1. By Subramanian Ramkishore on

    All right Rajib, having followed your posts regarding reconnecting with long lost friends, I couldn’t resist from looking up our mutual friends on your friend list. I had a strong hunch there would be at least one non-IIMA person on that list. So how do you know Pratap Bara? 🙂

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  2. By Rajib Roy on

    How do you know Pratap? Pratap and I went to school (5th grade and after) together. I met him last a couple of years back…

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  3. By Neil Bhattacharya on

    Ritadi,
    It was so great to reconnect with you. Bidisha and I so very fondly remember our time with Parna Mashi and Mesho, and the wonderful people we met through them. The hours and days we spent with Parna Mashi and Mesho are still amongst our finest! Bidisha is right, I still remember and tell Satyada’s jokes. Please pay us a visit in Dallas one of these days. We will certainly look you guys up if we are in Atlanta. Best!
    Neil Bhattacharya

    Reply

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