Amit tagged me ages ago. He says I have to tell five things about myself which are hidden from people. I think it will not be about my dark side. Amit, I donâ€™t think, people will be interested in knowing about me. But still, I am writing.
- I am an incredible, incurable, hopeless romantic. (Not of that kind that someone from charismatic, magnetic, enigmatic Gandhi family will save India and our future is safe in their hands only.) I always believe in happy ending. But altogether life is different and throws its surprises at us mercilessly. But it didnâ€™t deter me from dreaming that one day everything will be fine. And it really turns out so.
- I love reading. I used to be a voracious reader. But not now. If I get time on my hand I wish to read every good book written till date on this earth. But for this I have to live indefinitely on this blue planet. Sadly this is not going to happen.
- At one point of time, I wanted to be an athlete. But I was too shy to go to a stadium for practice. I didnâ€™t even tell anyone at home. I just asked my sister to chalk out a schedule for me. Which she did. I practiced in secrecy. When everyone had gone to bed or busy in television serials, I used to run and exercise. For strengthening my calf muscles, I used to tie bricks on my feet and exercised. I even used to exercise in a water tank for toning my legs. When I appeared for selection trial, there WAS a crowd. A chill ran down my spine. With the sound of pistol, I just closed my eyes and ran. I opened it once and saw two girls ahead of me. No, this couldnâ€™t happen to me. I increased the pace. And soon no one was ahead of me. I told everything at home only when I was questioned why was I too late from the university. Then I proudly showed the newspaper announcing University team!!!
- I donâ€™t use this technique now. But I used it to perfection in the past. On a stretch of lonely road, whenever I spot any eve teaser, I simply geared myself for an Oscar performance. The minutes the eve teaser tried the usual tricks on me or passed a remark, I used to exclaim,â€? Hai, Aaj Woh Jinda hote to ye Din Nahi Dekhana padata.â€? Or sometimes, â€œMere do chote chote bachche hai.â€? One has to be there to watch the reaction of eve teasers. They removed themselves from scene of action as fast as they could without saying anything and without a backward glance.
- I havenâ€™t studied in a co-ed school. So in the university I was avoiding boys like plague. This I did for a whole year. Once, my friend was talking to a boy and I just left her standing there and went my way. My God! She was furious with me. She blasted me, â€œHow much pollution is there inside your head? If someone is talking to a member of opposite sex, what do you think about his/her intentions? Canâ€™t you think that as I talk to you, I can do the same with a boy?â€? I was a reformed person afterwards. I started thinking of boys as breathing and living creatures like me. They too have feelings and they too feel pain and joy and not out to grab any girl they come in contact with.
Now itâ€™s your turn: