It’s Diwali- Sweets, dry fruits, snacks, scrumptious meals, new clothes, new books, gifts, colors, gold, Poojas and firecrackers (also, trying to escape Mom's rigorous Diwali house-cleaning) . That’s all I thought that is there to it. I’ve done all of... Continue Reading →
That’s me. In school. Shorter than your average kid but with twice the sass. And the unshakeable belief that the sun rose from my ass. I was in an all boys boarding school. Yup. That comes with its own set of challenges. Most of which, they tell you, “build character”, “turn you into a real man”, “foster relationships which last a lifetime”. Well, yes. And no.
There wasn’t much you could do if a senior wanted your new sneakers. They’d just take them. You couldn’t say no if they wanted you to wash their dirty socks, everyday. Or eat your share of food.
I’ve always had a problem with authority. And initially, these little ego tussles always bothered me. Being physically dwarfed by most kids, it was almost impossible to protest. I remember vividly, wringing my hands together behind my back and clenching my teeth when I was being yelled…
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Congratulations, my fellow Indian! We complete 69 years of being an independent nation today. Our independence came at a price; it is a result of vision, planning, execution and persistence of our national heroes. Talking of independence on a personal level,... Continue Reading →