Jan 24, 2017

843. Just KIDding


When I was a kid, I was a brat; then I became an adult, yet I remain a brat. The only place where I am calm is my workplace. I don't know why I become calm at work.

When I was a kid I used to climb doors, windows, trees and rooftops. My friends would call me a monkey for all the riots I was responsible for.

Last night I watched the movie 101 Dalmatians along with my daughter. She loved the movie and she is now asking me to buy her 101 Dalmation dogs as pets. I first watched the movie 21 years ago. Last night, when I was watching the movie, I was transported back 21 years when I watched the movie with my sister in our drawing room in my hometown. I was eating Mango with chilly powder that day.

How many of you like Mangoes? I love them. We had two huge mango trees in our house. We still have them. When I was a kid, I never used to pluck mangoes from our trees. I would always pluck them from the neighbor's backyard.

Entering the neighbor's compound, and climbing the tree without waking up Tiger was always a challenge that I loved. Tiger was the name of the neighbor's small Pomeranian Bitch* (Female for dog). The bitch used to look like a Rabbit and I don't have a clue why they name her Tiger. 

* I had to clarify the meaning of the word bitch, because these days anything and everything becomes a controversial topic to debate in social media. They would totally forget my childhood stealing act and would concentrate on the word bitch and conduct debates on it.

Most facebook debates have no direction. They literally end up in moothira sandhu. The other day, there was a dicussion on Jallikattu where one guy was talking for it and a girl was talking against it. Soon it became a boy vs girl issue; which then escalated to caste, politics and also took a turn towards Donald Trump and finally ended in Harry Potter books. 

Most of our career decisions are also like this. This post is a classic example of what I stated in the above three paragraphs. Look at how I started it and where it has ended now. I am not saying that we are all marching towards moothira sandhu; but vandhuchuna poyidhaaney aaganum.

-Chronicwriter

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