Spoken English Lesson 46 |మన జీవితాలకు మనమే నిర్మాతలం. మన విజయాలకు మనమే విధాతలం. మన పతనానికి మనమే ముద్దాయిలం. విజేతల ఆత్మకథల నిండా ఇలాంటి ఉదాహరణలే. పరాజితుల ఫెయిల్యూర్ స్టోరీస్ హెచ్చరించేదీ స్వయంకృతాపరాధాల గురించే. ఈ ఇద్దరూ చర్చిస్తున్నది కూడా విధి ఆడే వింతనాటకం గురించే.
Sujith: You are Madan, if I am not wrong.
Madan: Yes& O Sujith! What a surprise!
Sujith: So unexpected. I’m overwhelmed with joy to see you after &
Madan: After nine years. I can’t believe this meeting.
Sujith: How are you? What are you?
Madan: Fine. I’m an event organizer. Started my own firm. Quite independent. By the by, what are you?
Sujith: I’m a tourist guide. Doing well. Enjoying my work.
Madan: Have you been in touch with our classmates?
Sujith: Met two of them recently. Hope you remember Amol and Dhruv.
Madan: Yes. How can we ever forget those two fellows. Amol was such a good student.
Sujith: He was so good at studies. Very active in extracurriculars, and proactive in the union activities.
Madan: So good at kho and shuttle. Where is he now and what is he doing?
Sujith: Just smoking and drinking and gambling.
Madan: O my God! I can’t believe it. Could we have expected such a downturn of him?
Sujith: We don’t know what had happened to him. Such a promising lad turned into a hopeless person.
Madan: He and Dhruv were close to each other. Dhruv was an indolent, irresponsible, irregular, undisciplined student.
Sujith: Dhruv is now leading a decent life. Has a good job. Married, has a child. Leading a happy life.
Madan: Glad to hear about Dhruv. Does he know about his friend Amol?
Sujith: It’s he who told me that Amol was a victim of jilted love.
Sujith: Amol never shared his thoughts and feelings with anybody. Sought nobody’s advice. Slowly slipped into depression and took to vices.
Madan: How important to share your thoughts and feelings, your fears and apprehensions with near and dear ones, with your well-wishers!
Sujith: But see the irony. Amol’s change from good to bad, and Dhruv’s change from bad to good. Isn’t it paradoxical?
Madan: Yes, the change in them is quite strange. Fate is inescapable.
Sujith: What fate? Your fate is in your hands.
Madan: Is it your conviction?
Sujith: Yes. You can make or mar your future. Your destiny is not in the stars; it’s in your mind. Nor is it on your palms; it is in your hands.
Ganesh: What is the lunch time?
Bhim: 1 pm.
Ganesh: No, it’s 7.30 am.
Bhim: I’ve never seen or known anyone having lunch at 7.30 am!
Ganesh: My dear Mr Bright! I’m talking about the satellite lunch time.
Bhim: You mean the satellite launch time?
వివేకానంద ఇన్స్టిట్యూట్ ఆఫ్ లాంగ్వేజెస్, రామకృష్ణమఠం.