Recently, an awesome human nominated me for a wordpress award. I’m new to these things, so I know little but people nominate each other and they have to answer certain questions. Following is my attempt at answers.
Q.1. Scariest movie you’ve ever seen.
I like movies. A lot. But i don’t like watching scary movies. I can trace it to my childhood. Then, I saw monsters and ghosts behind doors and under the bed, after watching a horror movie. Darkness was evil waiting to scare me. And it would go on for days. I guess I never outgrew that phase. Still, the scariest movie I’ve seen is ‘Purani Haveli.’ Also, please don’t judge my choice of movies from this. Choices were limited then
Q.2. Best book you’ve ever read.
I haven’t read much. Just a little bit of English and Hindi literature. Out of them, Raag Darbari by Shrilal Shukla is the best book I’ve read.
Q.3. Most beautiful place you have ever seen.
My village. It look miserable from outside but it’s home. I also get my stories from here.
Q.4. What’s something you always wanted to do as a child but never got to do it?
A. To a 5 year old kid, cars were mysterious. They were big, cold and colorful. They made loud sound and were fast. That five year old kid also thought about cars would be fun in rains. He wouldn’t have to worry about cold, mum’s dialogues and everything unpleasant which followed rains. To him, driving cars was what he wanted to do.
Come present and that kid is a grown-up kid. He still likes cars, but dislikes driving. He’s seen sane people go insane while driving. He doesn’t like the constant honking on busy roads and thinks life loses itself on roads due to idiots.
Q.5. What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever cried about?
A. That five-year old kid I talked about, he also liked playing. In school, recess was the only time he had for playing games. Daily, his mother would pack lunch with a stern advice that he would have to eat all of it. He disliked lunch, because eating it meant losing his playtime. So he gave it away to a street dog. Everyday, he found the dog in the playground. The dog would wag his tail forth and back everytime he gave him food. It soon became a habit for him, and the dog.
One day, the dog wasn’t there. The kid searched for him everywhere. He asked people and called for him. Nothing. The dog wasn’t there. He cried that day. He cried while he sat alone, and ate his food while his friends played.
Q.6. If you could break any world record which one would it be?
A. World Record for binge watching movies and tv shows. I’d like to break it.
Q.7. What’s the toughest decision you ever made?
A. The kid. He grew up soon. He passed 10th and he had the classic cliché trouble before him – choosing between arts, science and commerce. Parents weren’t pressuring him for any particular stream. His friends chose Science and Commerce. He asked them for reason. They said arts is for slackers who don’t want to study. He made his decision after that. He chose arts.
Q.8. What’s missing from your life?
A. I miss a lot of things. I miss purpose when I have nothing to do. I miss peace when I walk the city roads. I miss rain when the weather is hot and humid. I miss people when they are gone. Truth is, I miss a lot of things but it is not that I always want them.