Saturday, March 20, 2010

Nefarious Nightmares!

As a kid, I remember believing one could see what a person in deep slumber was dreaming of on raising his eyelid. Remember Tom and Jerry, where Jerry raised Tom’s eyelid to find him dreaming of cheese. And so I attempted this on my dad, only to be lambasted later. Dreams are funny, ain’t it! I’ve dreamt of becoming a school-girl again, of being a treasure-hunter, of meeting people, I couldn’t in real life and what not. And then waking up in the morning smiling at what I had seen. It feels you know what you saw but when you try to recall, you’re blank. All you can recall is itsy-bitsy moments, the faces of people or that horrific place you had never been before. May be, we would never be able to define what dreams are made up of and that’s what arouses interest in the mysterious stuff that they are!

And the ones – you running in a murky place and someone chasing you, bloodsheds and stuff you don’t even wanna talk about. I’ve woken up from such nightmares, the ones that make me feel unsafe, leave me uncomfortable to the extent that I feel like telling someone but you don’t really wish to bother anyone with your weird imagination, do you? I would get so scared that I made it a habit to sleep only after speaking verses from the Gayatri Mantra. In my early teenage, I was always wary of strangers. I got cynical if somebody followed me, even if he was on his own way. I still remember walking into somebody’s house while coming back from tuitions because walking across a dark street; I felt someone was following me, his pace equaling mine. The reason for this uncertainty, discomfort, and cynicism was the nightmares I had.

I’ve believed in dreams, they do come true! Really, they have for me. But I never had an experience of a nightmare transforming into reality. In fact, normalcy was restored in my attitude trusting that they were my weird imagination, may be an effect of the kind of books I read at that time. How do you expect your wild dreams to come true? By wild, I mean the ones which are meant to be a lil spooky, but when you wake up, you end up laughing at them.

I woke up on a fine morning in a guest house at Amritsar, where some friends and I had come after our exams got over. I told them about some crap I had seen, letting them know the extent of my madness. We talked and forgot about it, just like another free advice, taken and forgotten. Amritsar treated us well and we headed off to Chandigarh, which is the most ‘un-Punjabi’ly inhospitable city I’ve visited! No offence, but at least that’s how it treated us! Anyway, we were so damn excited about our trip, we knew it had to be a cracker of a trip, surely surprises awaited us! They surely did! That night we rejoiced like never before, with the set of entertainers that we ourselves were. In all the masti, only two things went wrong; we unbolted our door once to check who knocked from outside, only to find a drunkard who had lost his way and secondly, we didn’t bother to check if the windows of that room were bolted properly or not! We got back, back to our masti-licious mood! Around 2, we were damn tired and were all lying in one part of the room or the other. Silence fell, unlike our surroundings usually. In that unusualness, I saw a hand making its way in through a window and ripping apart the curtains. Not having the faintest idea of what it was about, we screamed and shouted for help, running towards the door which refused to unbolt. When finally it did, someone ran towards the reception, calling for help, another knocked the door next to us, while others maintained their calm, investigating the surroundings to find who it was. Hell broke loose in the hotel. Almost everyone had heard us (Imagine Five girls Screamingggggg!!!)

After all the investigation, we somehow knew it was one of the drunkards in the room behind our block. We checked our windows then, they were unbolted but there was no way the guy could have come in, thanks to the grills! But at the spur of the moment, we had thought someone would be in and all weird thoughts struck us like lightning. What if we unlocked the door to find another set of weirdos waiting for us outside? Damn, that was one helluva night but what I’m never gonna forget is “Paanch Ladkiyan, Wo Bhi Jagi hui, Aur Sirf ek haath, tch tch!” I know that’s sad but trust me, we couldn’t really help ourselves, we were so damn scared. And the previous night I had dreamt of the same, which made it even more frightening, the only modification being the guy had managed to sneak in, in the nightmare.

I’ve lost it, re! Dunno how to get rid of them because you never know when your worst nightmares may come true!

Has any of your nightmares come true? I’m curious to know if there are any psychos like me!!

P.S. I got this Blogger Buddy Award from Dee. The condition is pass it to 5 blogger buddies. Ok I have more than 5 blogger buddies.. So here goes....

And I pass it on to Divsi, Isha, Karthik, Vandy, G, Skywalker, Sukriti, Rahil, Pramoda,Destiny’s Child


Harini said...

*Touch Wood* Fortunately for me none of the night mares have come true. My night mares are far far worse than u... sometimes i m even killed in them :P. I am still alive means I they havent come true :). Congrats on the award :). Hey btw, u can stop following on my old blog as i will delete it and start in new one :).

Haddock said...

so I attempted this on my dad,......... . . . ha ha like that.

I still get dreams that I am not ready for the exams and am staring at a blank paper.

Skywalker said...

hey !!! i was riting a piece on dreams too but now that will also be added to my list of incomplete posts...:S..
nightmares turning into reality...few of them have...

few years back i started writing down my dreams, it was a kind of record i kept, within few days i was able to recall everything i saw and after about 7-8 weeks i was able to modify my dreams, i can do anything in them(ya it may sound strange but what else can u associate with me ;) :P) and after that i was never killed in a dream :D....

P.S. recording of dreams was not my idea, i read it in a book on dreams.

vandy said...

my nightmares hv been so ridiculous :P
nostalgic post

thanks fr award :)

bondgal_rulz said...


Mast incidemt re!!!! However spooky it might have been, I'm sure the five you now laugh over it. And that makes it awesome, no??

And ohh!! ROFL @ the first line!! Seriously??? How cute!!

And and and and THENKEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW soooooooooooooooo much for the award!!!!!!!

Mwah :)

Anonymous said...

More than nightmares I see mysterious dreams. They are so complex and so complicxated so unexplainable in themselves that I can't even make a statement about what I am actually doing in that dream. Strange surroundings, strange matter, strange smell, strange feeling within... I just can't tell you.

To be a little explainable, I see myself in space. I have a cycle. I am riding it on a thin wall. There is something very wired.. very very strange in my heart. I think my heartbeat also gets faster. Then riding very smoothly, everything collapses. I wake up. I even cried. So terrified. Sheer panic of something that don't know what will happen now. Its like end of world.

I had such an imagination once or twice. The other time I felt the same dream. But this time it was just the weired feeling. Even if I pressure myself I "can" get close to that feeling at this time. But I don't want to. It gives me tension only.

And since last year I made my habit to write my dream early when waking up. So now I have seven dreams on my diary written. But I can't write that mystrey dream.

- Sugar Cube - said...

It must be creepy to have parallels in life and dream ( nightmare )

I too have unusual dreams.And I find it too difficult to shake it off.It could be ridiculous and yet I would actually believe it to be true.
But most of 'em are plain impossible.So I never bother about such nightmares.

The best thing you cld do is - not to relate the two incidents coz that will scare you more , the next time you have a nightmare.

Karthik said...

Welcome to the club, Jaunty! :)

That doing tom and jerry thing on your father was very cute. I could easily imagine the little you doing it and running away. Man, I had a hearty laugh. :)

Five girls screaming in the middle of night?!!!! Lol.. Those other people in the hotel will remember it for the rest of their lives for sure. :D

Hmmmm... those nightmares are the same with me. Running away from something, someone chasing me, and many more. :( They are certainly not feel good things, yaar.

Excellent post. It read like a story.
And thank you so much for the award. That's a very nice gesture. :) Will put it up soon on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Fun dreams you have Jaunty...

I'm no stranger to weird dreams, unfortunately I can't call them nightmares because they don't scare me, just make my mind do multiple 'What the...?'-s. And most of the plots and scenarios rival bestsellers... But let me ask you, I still haven't got a positive on this one yet, you ever dream of an extended time? Like you spend Five years in a dream that lasted one night?

divsi said...

you running in a murky place and someone chasing you......:O
i got this 2 days back!!

omg omg u re soooo like me kudiye:))
i likes it..
i get wierd dreams too so high five...n same pinchh!!! hehe'

thnx a tonnerrrrr for the award!!!
its chooooo chweet n cute!!:))
i love it!!!

tc hugs!:)

Dee said...

OMG :O thats SO creepy!!! I have had wonderful time in Chandigarh and have relatives staying there too.. but I guess the memories I have are only of childhood.. hehe.. So I guess things ARe different wen you grow up into a lady ;)
BE CAREFUL Jaunty! Tc!

The Holy Lama said...

If he got in, he would have had a nightmare. panch ladkiyaan jagi hui.:D

Mayz said...

idiosyncrasies...i felt i was talkin thr...welcome to d club

waise paanch ladkiyan thi...woh banda khud hi darr ke bhaag gaya hoga

Destiny's child... said...

Firstly, Thanks for that award! hugs :)

I am glad to know there are others of my kind. My collegeaus demand a narration of the dream I had the previous night, first thing after I come to the office. They are so unbelievably weird. Like once I dreamt that my accountancy teacher was teaching accounts while skiing down a snowy ravine :D

Thoroughly enjoyed the post! :)

Jaunty anima said...


Hey thanks babe!!
I'm glad none of ur nightmares have ever come true...N u're alive...great....I too get similar ones and thank God! I'm alive too!
Well...I'll stop following ur old blog soon...dear!

Jaunty anima said...

Sir....U get those...I get dreams of writing poetry in my exam paper...U name weird and I get those me,..n I'm not cooking it up!

Thanku anyway!

Jaunty anima said...

@Mukul Sir:
Sir...shukra hai....there's someone who matches my psychotic ability!
I'm glad!

N modifying I can't intentionally do that...but yea there have been two or three instances when the same dream has repeated itself with slight modifications..N I cant record my dreams completely coz I forget them as soon as i get up!

It's a crazy idea...isn't it..but still sounds fun!:)

N about ur incomplete post,....I wud so love to read ur take on it....plz plz do go fwd n post it....waiting eagerlyyyyy......

Jaunty anima said...


Really they have been...I'm all ears to hear abt them...yaar...go ahead...narrate!!:)

N u're so welcome dear!!

Jaunty anima said...

I noe....we laugh like crazy.....Infact we've prepared ourselves for the nxt time...agli baar to juice nikaal ke rakh denge...!!hehe...

N tom n jerry ka har instance i cute, nahi...I still love them!

N u're so welcome dear..!:)

Jaunty anima said...

Wow Shaz....Awesome yaar....U call them complicated n mysterious....I call them exciting....

N u've whole record of dreams...why don't u put them on ur blog...i'd like to read more abt ur exciting dreams....
N don't get tense...try to find the meaning in them...i believe every dream has some story linked to it!

Jaunty anima said...

That'll need a lotta bravery to do that....u c...!!
I always end up linking them to my life....even they don't make anty sense et al!!
But shud giv it a try...i think!!
Thankew so much dear....:)

Jaunty anima said...


hey hey...u cud imagine it,!!!
n those people will remember it...I so agree....Must have been a nightmare 4 dem...
U get similar nghtmares...they are so damn
Did u read like a story...?? Whenever u say it,...i can't help but give a yaba-daba-doo jump in the air...
So karthik....thankewwww.....:)

Jaunty anima said...


arre..affter a long long time...u're here!!Ohh...Thankew fr dat!!

N well kudos to u..
N extended time...arre that's one thing i'm yet to experience..

Jaunty anima said...


Hey....kahin ham judwa behne to nahi divsi, lost in sm Kumbh ka mela....
everytime we end up feeling the same way....lollll!!!

N u deserve it re....y thank meee....!
Chalo nway u're still welcome!!:)

Jaunty anima said...


Hey..most of my frnds who've been there had a great tym....may be we were the only ones who cunt enjoy the place that much...may be next time...but yes the place has left us with some memories;)

Jaunty anima said...


Hey..Lama...yes I bet....but we were too scared at that moment to realize r power..woman power...!!;)


Hey mayz...well well...thankew...correct....Our one cry must haver sent shivers down his spine,,,;)

Jaunty anima said...


Hey really...Dc!!I demand it too....I so want to listen to ur weird dreams...they are fun until they transform into reality!!

N thankew dear....

Americanising Desi said...

yes my nightmares have come true - i m trying to make through it now

Prithwish....... said...

good write...nightmares have in a way a connect with life..the more u think bt them, the more real it becomes...
i have had the wierdiest dreams, and i wish sometime they would come true..
good one..indeed.!
take care,

Baljinder Singh said...

Well...It was perfectly started and went on to end in a perfect story telling piece...
I think fear catches us because we anticipate the very next moment in our life and when it doesn't come like we thought, results in fear...

Nice piece...

Jaunty anima said...


It's tough but not impossible..i'm sure!:)

Jaunty anima said...


Hey..buddy...that's true..but somehow i can't think lesser about them...
And connection to ban hi jaata hai....:(

N if u wish ur dreams to come true,...i pray that good ones do come true for u!!:)

Jaunty anima said...


Hey welcome to my blog...!!

Thanku so much for ur kind comment!
N u're right...but when our anticipated thoughts mingle with dreams to form a scary combi, it automatically gets scary!!

nway keep cmn back!!

Americanising Desi said...

takes me down nostalgia lane very easily!