Want to know how Peppy the Pandav-group is ? Read on...
"I am bored to the death " - Tina the leader of Pandav group.
" Say something new. You are always bored to the death " - I .
" OK. The News is , I m "Monday - bored" . - Tina .
" I wanted to bring yesterday's leftover mutton-curry in lunch-box but Aai said - No. No eating mutton on Monday . Mutton in school never . Aai has kept the mutton-curry in the fridge , which is allowed to be eaten only on Wednesday " - Tina
" What non-sense rules we have . Non-veg only on Sundays , Wednesdays and Fridays , cause all other days are god's days . Does it mean that Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays are Demon's days ?" - Nandu .
Nandu is the only rational thinker among us , while other four of us blurt and act before we think.
" No use , discussing the rules. Let's bunk school and go to a movie " - Tina , the most Peppy prankster among us.
"Where's the money for movie-tickets ?" - Anu.
" All of us have school-term fees , which is just enough for the tickets. Jelly will provide for the popcorn. We can not have samosas and ice-creams . But let's adjust." - Tina's Peppy plan perked us up promptly.
I glanced at Jelly for reaction .Jelly was smiling her 'Monalisa-smile' and was looking so adoringly at Tina that I felt the usual pang...
Jelly's real name is Dipti. On Sundays , all 4 of us have either Idlis , Dosas , Upmas , Pohas , Sheera at home for breakfast , but Dipti's mummy ( yes, she has mummy , we have Aaiees ) cooks only Jelly - Rex jelly, on all Sundays. No variations. We feel so sorry for her but still we can not resist calling her Jelly.
All four of us are besotted with Jelly for different reasons. Jelly prefers Tina above all . Jelly and Tina's relationship was sort of 'till-the-death-takes-us-away ' , till Rahul came in picture. That's the different story altogether , which I will tell at the end. ..
Jelly is the most popular girl in our school. Not just our group but the other students as well as the teachers like her tremendously.
Jelly is ss...ooo sweet , demure , pretty , intelligent - actually she is studious , not really intelligent. From morning to night , she keeps on reading study books. In between she goes to tuition and school with us. She never reads story books not even newspapers. She does not come at colony-ground to play with us .
Tina , Anu and I go on the playground almost every evening. Half the evening , We peep in Jelly's window , adjacent to the ground. We chat with her in sign-language , lest her Mummy hears us. Jelly reacts with big , popping eyes , scrunched nose , meaning " mummy is at home " and buries her nose in either History or Geography or Civic studies or.... . She always gets highest marks in Social sciences , 2nd highest in Physics , Chemistry , Biology , 3rd in Hindi-Sanskrit , 4th in Marathi , 5th in English and so on . So she studies... studies and studies to retain her popularity among the teachers and to keep her mummy cool whom she has nick-named " bhoot " i.e. ghost.