I love to talk about myself.
I love this little place, my blog, where I can talk or rather write about myself incessantly without bothering if it is going to be a turn off to people. In real life, I have to remind myself to take a breather and let others also do their talking and to give them a chance to tell their stories because if I don’t then I tend to get carried away.
Yesterday I came across Esha’s post on 21 Random Facts about me and I thought, ‘Well, here is another chance to delve and brood and sink and fish out facts about me.’ I know you all know me quite enough and there might not be much left which you may not be aware of. The only way I can make this post worth reading would be by trying and making it a fun read.
So here I unleash the curse.
Ouch! The Mummy effect. No, not my mother but the movie I saw yesterday night.
So here the curtain rises –
- I miss the Dussehra Mela from my childhood.
- In 8th Std, I used to be absent every Thrusday to avoid the Art class. I was pathetic at Art.
- The opening tune of Malgudi Days, ‘Taanana Nana Nana Na’, which used to be telecasted on Sunday nights on Doordarshan in the 80s, haunted me giving me chills and goosebumps.
- I have spent my childhood growing up in Guwahati and Mathura. Guwahati was about living close to nature and Mathura was about living close to temples. As a child, both were enchanting.
- Nature still holds the same place in my heart but not the temples any longer.
- In school I thought I could sing well. I used to participate in group songs. The music teacher however kept me away from the mic for the sanity and the melody of the songs.
- In the last days of college, I wrote and gifted comical and funny Hindi poems (which were no better than tukbandi) to my close friends.
- You can threaten to kill me but this Basanti cannot dance at any cost.
- I love cooking breakfasts. A good tasty breakfast with a cup of perfect ginger tea is all I aspire for to make a perfect day for an imperfect me.
- I am not at all a fussy person but if there is one thing I can fuss (or not fuss publicly) about is my cup of tea. I do not like my tea to be prepared by others.
- I hate cooking dinners. In fact I hate doing anything after it gets dark unless it is sticking to the couch and reading and of course which I don’t get to do because I drag myself to cook dinner.
- I love the hills and mountains for the silence and I love the sea for the sounds of the waves.
- There are 2 things I do not like – the long drive upto the hills and mountains and the heat on the beach. I dream of genie who could simply plant me in the hills from the plains and cover me from the heat of the beach.
- I like waking up to a clutter free house. Each night, before going to sleep, Dhruv and I tidy up the house and sweep off all the clutter, sometimes under the carpet while some other times into the closets.
- I cannot help it with the kitchen becoming and remaining in a state of mess. This is the area I do not like to be in more often.
- I keep my money at random places and then I forget about it.
- Many days, months or even years later when I discover the currency notes, it feels as if I have earned that money and have got richer.
- My father pushed me into learning driving 14 years back and I hated him for that then because he never took my No for it. Over the course of past years, I realized this was the best life skill he forced me to learn.
- I am comfortable with driving on city roads but I struggle and panic when it comes to finding a parking slot. I will pass around a parking slot atleast twice to get an idea if my car would fit in there.
- I plan to begin learning a foreign language next year and become proficient in it. Spanish will be that language.
- I am getting out of the control realms of many people these days. I am becoming a more of my kind of person.
Would you like to try taking up this exercise? It would hardly be exhausting like any other form of exercise.
and Mac Glanville’s linky #mg