What is White Matter

White matter is the brain tissue through which messages pass between different areas of grey matter within the nervous system. Using a computer network as an analogy, the grey matter can be thought of as the actual computers themselves, whereas the white matter represents the network cables connecting the computers together.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

What goes around...

Smriti was depressed today. It was certainly not a good day for her. One of his leads, Mahesh had dumped a great deal of his work, for her. That was not all, he had escalated the issue, with a blunt mail to his manager, copying her. That too, without discussing issues and ground reasons with her. 

She skipped her breakfast and entered into CafĂ© Coffee Day around quarter to Eleven. She ordered a latte and sat on a corner table. Her sad face and weak mannerism seemed pretty evident to CCD staff.

As usual, she was expecting latte art as a leaf or a heart, but more than that she was desperately in the need of a cup of coffee.

A waiter with a happy face presented her latte, with performing a little swirl along the way.

The design art on her latte was a beautiful smiley. She almost cried with happiness and overwhelmed by this thoughtful act. She thanked him for making her day.

Her mood was now elevated. She was smiling all along the way towards her cubicle.


With shoulders down and buried in deep thinking, Nimish was inching towards FC. He’d glanced at same menu at the board and ordered same snacks again. Yeah, we are a creature of habit. Sometimes forced habit too. 

The box of spoons was little far on the other side and his hand was unable to reach. Suddenly a hand with a cute bracelet watch, taken two spoons out of it and handed over one to him. A gorgeous lady with a cute smile was standing there in black dress, handing over spoon to him. He was dumbfounded, speechless and amazed. Though he mumbled thank you, but it was too late. 


While coming back to his building, Nimish observed a fellow. 

Mahesh had an animated false step on the staircase and resulted in twisting his toe in turn. He was now limping and sat down on the step. Nimish stopped by and asked him to wait there. He asked the security to call for an ambulance. He waited there until Mahesh stepped into the ambulance for visiting Doctor inside the campus. Mahesh was grateful and conveyed sincere thanks to him. 

Nimish had a smile on the face and whistle of a favorite song throughout, along the walk towards his cubicle.


“Hey Smriti, Very Sorry, I didn’t know about your situation. I’d sent that mail in haste. Actually, you were on top of the issue from your side and waiting for information from Michelle.”

“Let me take over some of your work items, so that you can act on this important issue. Anyway, I cannot walk much due to sprain in the ankle. I can draw it to a close in one sitting.” – Mahesh told her in a humble tone.

“Oh, it is okay, Mahesh!!! Thank you very much:)”

In some cubicle nearby, a song was playing – “What goes around, comes around."

***The End***

P.S. It is a very simple and quick story, written few days back, in just 15 minutes over a thought/phrase of the song with weaving some true-to-life like situations. Your feedback is always welcome, be it bouquets or brickbats.

Winner Entry for "A random act of Kindness : Sambeet Kumar Ray"


  1. Loved the post bhai...and its true to a large extent...going and coming around!

    1. Thank you very much:) Yeah, very true!!!

  2. Mast! It goes round and round :)

    1. Indeed very true:), Thank you very much, Ninad!!!

  3. Looks like a real time situation :)

    1. Afshan, indeed, these are true-to-life situations:) Thanks a lot!!!!