Enjoy an excerpt from “When Hari Met His Saali” by Harsh Warrdhan
Chapter 1 – ‘Jab They Met’, page 6 –
‘“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,
it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness,
it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair,
we had everything before us, we had nothing before us ……’”
This was Dickens. How apt, Tia thought.
The story of her life in six lines.
Chapter 1 – ‘Jab They Met’ ~ Page 32~
‘Those sound like a three three-hour-long endurance test. Can’t we watch a Hollywood flick?’ he tried again.
Tia clicked the remote to bring up the menu on her TV screen.
‘You wanna watch P.S. I Love You?’ Tia asked without looking at him … because she knew that he would … convulse.
Hari almost jumped from the couch as if a spider had got under his T-shirt. He was shivering and had sweat beads on his forehead. He was convulsing.
‘No! No! No! Please not P.S. I Love You, anything but P.S. I Love You.’
Hari’s eyes were rolled inside his head. He looked like he was having an anxiety attack. It looked like he would probably need medical assistance if “P.S. I Love You” was mentioned one more time. He was hanging by a thread here.
Tia rolled her eyes. ‘OK, OK, relax. Don’t be so dramatic. It’s a nice emotional film yaar. It’s a human story. You just don’t have good taste in films. It has Gerald Butler in it, I thought you liked Gerard Butler!’ She was not going to let go so easily.
‘I would watch Gerald Butler running around naked with a sword, like in the film 300 three hundred times before I’ll watch that … that!’ Hari still couldn’t say P.S. I Love You even though he was breathing normally again.
Hari figured he won this round. Hari was usually wrong about such things…