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The Gabru Gang
Our third semester exams got over.We slowly and steadily entered our 4th semester. It was the month of January and that is always my most favorite one (because my birthday falls in that month). This time I was very firm to celebrate it with my dearest friends and forget the previous bad memories that I had in my system about my last birthday. On one fine morning, during our break; Dia came running, huffing and puffing. I was worried. I and Khushi interrupted “What happened? Why are in such a hurry?” Dia couldn’t stop herself. You know what those nerds (Manav, Siddharth, Govind and their idiotic gang from mechanical) had given our group a new name. We were more than thrilled to know what it was. Then she suddenly said “Gabru Gang”. We were startled. What does that mean? It was not such a good response from anyone of us because we were very confused. We kept asking the meaning of it. But Dia herself didn’t know. What a crap? Someone has given us a tag and we were clueless what it meant. I asked Dia to approach Manav as he was her friend to learn what it really meant. All six of us were disturbed for sure.
The other gang comprised of Manav (Dia’s first love), Siddharth (Dia’s current interest), Govind (Pari’s follower and fan), Darshit (Manav’s cousin), Suresh (A fat, lazy and arrogant guy and Suresh’s best friend) and the biggest don of all Kunal Doshi. He was their head. He was moron, intractable and a big asshole. We hated him right from the initial days and we still hated him so much. But I was very sure this name must be given by the Manav or either Kunal because they were the only two guys who had plenty of issues with us. But then that evening Siddharth was online and I asked him “Who gave us such weird and unusual tag?” He firmly replied “Take it on your stride. It’s told and discussed in a good sense. No offence to you all girls”. But still I urged. I strongly wanted to know it. He then replied “Gabru is a Punjabi word. It means powerful energetic strong girls and somewhat anti-guys type”. I thought at the back of my mind “Anti guy? Oh god what does that mean?” I then went off line and kept wondering and thinking about it. The next day I went to college and discussed it with my so called “Gabru Gang”. We wanted to take revenge. The blood of revenge was flowing throughout our bodies. We too wanted to give them a dim-witted senseless name to those guys. We wasted the whole lecture thinking about it only. Then before leaving we searched for a name “Damru”. I know I know it didn’t make any good sense. But that was all we wanted. According to our defined term Damru means empty drum. It doesn’t have anything inside but still makes a lot of unwanted noise. The next thing we did was asked Dia to inform Manav about it. He immediately passed the message to his friends.
The next day when the recess bell rang, one can see a completely 2 gangs. One was Gabru gang lead by me and the other Damru gang lead by Kunal. It sounded and seemed stupid but it was fun. Even during the break time we all used to sit on the opposite sides where we can see each and made faces whenever any Damru gang member passed by. We used to tease or pass a comment when we found any of them alone. It was a clear India and Pakistan match. They were all guys group and we were all girls group. The heat was all up and we genuinely treated each other as core enemies. But the fun was great because we kept whining about each other and somewhere down the line it brought us all more close.
To Be Continued..
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