Professor: So lets begin from March shall we?
Nishi: Yeah whatever you want.
Professor: Ah, the stars indicate this month will be full of pleasant surprises...and shall bring you immense joy in various forms... it shall be a happy month for you my dear.
Nishi: (Rolls her eyes) You call that a prediction? It's hardly something I couldn't have guessed myself... March is my birthday month, so even a blind person can judge I'll be pampered on my birthday.
Professor: Hold on my child I have just started.
Nishi: Ok let's see what you have to say about April.
Professor: Louuuve is in the air! Aahh... If you are single (I am sure you are) then tell the world that you are ready to 'mingle'. Picture this person in your mind's-eye and know that if you can conceive this image, you can attract such a person to you too.
Nishi: (Closes her eyes) 'I conceived Benedict Cumberbatch's image. Can I get him?'
Professor: Hmmm... As for May, I see that you are riding your luck when it comes to money .
Nishi's eyes sparkled. 'Wait, what? Money!' And she makes a mental list of things she needs. I need a iPhone 7, a Jimmy Choo clutch, a holiday trip to LA.
Professor: Moving towards June, ever wondered if you could ever set your feet out of the country? This time of the year you would be able to get to the destination you've always wished to get to.
Nishi: I always wanted to visit my cousin in Berlin and I also wanted to roam around in the city of Rome. Shopping in Paris would be great too or maybe ...
Professor: Patience my child, you will know more about it when the time comes.
Nishi: What about July?
She pouted wondering all the possibilities while thinking that this whole prediction was getting better.
Professor: Every person has a dream of becoming popular and so do you. Thus this July you would be all over social media. Your popularity shall be at its peak.
Nishi: Good popularity or bad? Cause if it's bad then you can keep it for yourself, Miss Oh-So Future Prediction!
Professor (taken aback at her remarks): Don't worry this year shall not disappoint you in any way. August shall bring you the golden opportunity to meet someone you have always looked at with love through the television screen, a person who is worth your fan-girl time .
Nishi: So you mean a celebrity type person ?
Professor: Maybe. How should I know about your likes and interests. I only predict the future.
Nishi: WHATTT! you expect me to believe your predictions about my future when you don't even know my present likes and interests? Some fortune teller you are!
Professor: (slightly angered) Listen young lady... I am a professor by profession and palmistry is one of my specialist areas and I will not tolerate any insulting remarks for my knowledge... Understood? (Nishi nodded and the Professor gave a small smile) Now, do you want me to continue predicting your future... (Nishi nodded again)
Professor: Have you decided about your career?
Nishi: Hmm.. yea but no. yea but yes..
Professor: You are so clear in your thoughts I can understand! I can see a bright future and a flying career starting from the month of September.
Nishi: Flying maane, Aeronautics? Uh no!
Professor: I meant bright and successful career. You are going to achieve your dreams soon. You are going to make your parents and friends proud.
Nishi: Wow I would fly in happiness then.. Thank you crystal ball!
Professor: October the month of Halloween - the scariest months of all... scary things shall happen to you this month...
Nishi: (gulped in fear) Like what?
Professor: The return of the dead... they shall return to be close to you once again.
Nishi: (sighs) oh dear Lord, please not another Ekta Kapoor wannabe. This ain't some Balaji drama where people can be shot dead and then Voila! return alive with no scars. This is MY life... move on to November please...
Professor: Time to socialize!
Nishi: Matlab I mean How?
Professor: First update that FB status of yours! "Someone who loves breathing" that's not a cool status!
Nishi: Why? I am being realistic and poetic!
Professor: Uh whatever! You will get all your long lost friends back this month.. Reunion sorts.
Nishi: Oh my! Then I have so much gossip to catch up on!
'My dear ...' Professor Trelawney breathed, It is here, plainer than ever before... my dear, stalking towards you, growing ever closer...
Nishi (battling eyelids): What ?
Professor : Christmas.. and my ball has holidays in its calendar. No predictions.. just enjoy this month!
Nishi : Was your ball working in Government Offices earlier ?
Professor : Don't underestimate me and my crystal ball!
Nishi: Fine please continue..
Professor: Its January and a Happy New Year.
Nishi (glaring at her): Is that what it says?
Professor: Of course it says happy beginnings, happy new year.
Nishi: Professor. Please this is taking too much of my precious time. I have to watch Sherlock series on my laptop. If you can hurry up please..
Professor: Oh wait! A fortune awaits you girl!
Nishi : Oh.. What can it be?
Professor: I can only predict, I cannot give the details and sources of your fortune. Find it yourself!
Professor: Aahhh Febuary the month of love... now I see you will meet the love of your life in this month... (Nishi was over the moon) However... there's a slight issue...
Nishi: (worried) what issue?
Professor: Well how should I put this in simple words... hmmm... ok i'll just say it as it is... You shall meet him and feel that connection, however he shall dump you for another...
Professor: Yes, but there's nothing to worry about... as they say there are plenty of other fish in the sea. Now I need to get back to my class... time to do some REAL work.
Before Nishi could blink, the Professor was out of sight, but her predictions remained on her mind throughout her birthday !